Best new Ghost movies (2017) - Top Netflix & Cinema

A compelling ghost story still gives us the creeps, no matter how often it has been done before. Enthusiasts for the genre should read, as the last couple of years have been great.
The Vore's Film staff selects the top best ghost movies of 2017 in cinema or on DVD or Netfix. Are Guillermo del Toro, Leigh Whannell & Gerard Johnstone our new ghost genre directors?

ghost genre statistics

Rank#31 (List of most popular genres)
ActorsMia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain & Tom Hiddleston
TrendingSinister 2, Insidious: Chapter Three & Poltergeist
Amount of genre films per year from 2010 to 2017

26 ghost movies scheduled for release this year.

The ghost genre has been around since the birth of fiction, and was a favorite topic of old folklore. It is therefore not as sensitive to hypes as other horror genre's. Stats indicate that it goes continually up and down, and has been doing so for years.

List of highest grossers of the decade & budget

TitleBox officeBudget
The Conjuring (2013) $137M$20M
Ghostbusters (2016)$128M$144M
The Conjuring 2 (2016)$102M$40M
Annabelle (I) (2014)$84M$6.5M
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)$83M$5M
(Read: Who needs big budgets? 25 low budget success stories!)

2017 anticipated releases to watch

Amityville: The Awakening (30-06-2017, 85 minutes)

The new Amityville chapter finally arrives next summer. It sounds like a cliche direct-to-DVD film, but the guy who directed 2012's 'Maniac' is helming this one, so we're pretty stoked.
StarringJennifer Jason Leigh, Bella Thorne & Cameron Monaghan
DirectorFranck Khalfoun (Maniac )
Themesdarkness, isolation, horror, thriller,
CountryUnited States
Keywordshaunting, scary,

Best ghost movies on Netflix or DVD in 2017

2010's best rated ghost movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  1. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (28-10-2016, 87 minutes)
  2. A Netflix Original, 'I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House' is a highly enjoyable, old-fashioned gothic story about a young woman taking of a dying writer. Of course, this particular writer lives in a isolated villa, somewhere in New England. Well-crafted and atmospheric.
    StarringRuth Wilson, Paula Prentiss & Lucy Boynton
    DirectorOz Perkins (February )
    CountryUnited States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  3. The Conjuring 2 (08-06-2016, 134 minutes)
  4. The Conjuring 2 makes for a solid sequel to the highly successful supernatural 2013 thriller. This time around, ghost hunting couple Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to London, where a single mother with her four children suffer from the presence of a vindictive entity.
    StarringVera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson & Madison Wolfe
    DirectorJames Wan (Insidious )
    Themesfamilies, fear, ghost, horror,
    CountryUnited States
    Keywordsspooky, traditional,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  5. Housebound (04-09-2014, 107 minutes)
    StarringMorgana O'Reilly, Rima Te Wiata & Glen-Paul Waru
    DirectorGerard Johnstone (The Jaquie Brown Diaries & Terry Teo )
    CountryNew Zealand
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  7. Jessabelle (07-11-2014, 90 minutes)
    StarringSarah Snook, Mark Webber & Joelle Carter
    DirectorKevin Greutert (Donnie Darko, Saw & Saw II )
    CountryUnited States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  9. The Conjuring (19-07-2013, 112 minutes)
    StarringPatrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga & Ron Livingston
    DirectorJames Wan (Saw, Insidious: Chapter 2 & Furious 7 )
    CountryUnited States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  11. Mama (18-01-2013, 100 minutes)
    StarringJessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau & Megan Charpentier
    DirectorAndrés Muschietti (Historias Breves III: Nostalgia en la mesa 8 )
    CountryCanada Spain
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  13. The Woman in Black (03-02-2012, 95 minutes)
    StarringDaniel Radcliffe, Janet McTeer & Ciarán Hinds
    DirectorJames Watkins (Eden Lake, The Descent: Part 2 & My Little Eye )
    CountryCanada Sweden United Kingdom
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

New ghost movies out now

Best recent & upcoming ghost movies with release dates.

6 Miranda Drive by Greg McLean

Release date2016
CountryUnited States
StarringKevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell & David Mazouz
Previous releasesWolf Creek , Wolf Creek 2 & Rogue
Associated with horror, thriller,

Amityville: The Awakening by Franck Khalfoun
Release date15-04-2016
CountryUnited States
StarringBella Thorne, Cameron Monaghan & Jennifer Jason Leigh
Previous releasesP2, Maniac & i-Lived
Associated with horror, thriller,

Sinister 2 (21-08-2015, 97 minutes))
DirectorCiarán Foy (Citadel, The Faeries of Blackheath Woods & Scumbot )
StarringJames Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon & Robert Daniel Sloan
CountryUnited Kingdom United States
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

Crimson Peak (16-10-2015, 119 minutes))
DirectorGuillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy & Pacific Rim )
StarringMia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain & Tom Hiddleston
CountryCanada United States
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

Yoga Hosers (2016, 88 minutes))

DirectorKevin Smith (Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks & Comic Book Men )
Starring Johnny Depp, Haley Joel Osment & Natasha Lyonne
CountryUnited States
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

Poltergeist (22-05-2015, 93 minutes))
DirectorGil Kenan (Monster House & City of Ember )
Starring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt & Kennedi Clements
CountryCanada United States
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

Insidious: Chapter Three (05-06-2015, 97 minutes))
DirectorLeigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious: Chapter 2 & Saw III )
Starring Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott & Angus Sampson
CountryCanada United States
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix