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

A compelling ghost story still gives us the creeps, no matter how often it has been done before. Enthusiasts of haunted house genre should continue reading, as the last couple of years have been great with the coming of quality low-budget indie flicks like Paranormal Activity and the Conjuring as well as big productions from Hollywood like Mama & Crimson Peak. It is a classic genre, and one that is by no means on its way out. More than just being creepy entertainment, these films make us wonder about the supernatural, as well as what it means to be a human being.
The Vore's Film staff selects the top best ghost movies of 2017 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Guillermo del Toro, Leigh Whannell & Gerard Johnstone our new ghost genre directors? The main focus is on international art house & American and British indie cinema.

ghost movies2017
Popular actorsMia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain & Tom Hiddleston
Trending moviesSinister 2, Insidious: Chapter Three & Poltergeist

Anticipated 2017 ghost movies to watch

Best ghost movies on Netflix or DVD in 2017 & 2016

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

    The Conjuring 2 (Wednesday June 8, 2016)

    The Conjuring 2 film poster Director
    James Wan
    Vera Farmiga
    Patrick Wilson
    Madison Wolfe

    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....Read more

    The Conjuring (Friday July 19, 2013)

    The Conjuring film poster Director
    James Wan
    Patrick Wilson
    Vera Farmiga
    Ron Livingston

    A dark presence in a farm house is being investigated by two paranormal hunters. They are the only ones standing between this presence and the poor family living there. The Conjuring is deservedly one of the most praised and most commercially successful horror movies of the 2010's...Read more

    Insidious (Friday April 1, 2011)

    Insidious film poster Director
    James Wan
    Patrick Wilson
    Rose Byrne
    Ty Simpkins

    here are already three movies released, but we still prefer the original from the director of Saw and The Conjuring. It's about the story of a couple whose son inexplicably enters a comatose state and becomes a vessel for ghosts in an astral dimension who want to inhabit his body, in order to live once again. Insidious was the next big thing to be produced by Jason Blum after Paranormal activity, and managed to make $100 million of a budget of $1.5 million....Read more

    The Woman in Black (Friday February 3, 2012)

    The Woman in Black film poster Director
    James Watkins
    Daniel Radcliffe
    Janet McTeer
    Ciarán Hinds

    For us this one of the best films location-wise. Daniel Radcliffe travels to a remote village where a vengeful female spirit is terrorizing the locals from her beautiful yet creepy mansion....Read more

    Mama (Friday January 18, 2013)

    Mama film poster Director
    Andrés Muschietti
    Jessica Chastain
    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
    Megan Charpentier

    After Pan's Labyrinth there was no getting around Guillermo Del Toro anymore. The master of dark and sinister yet magical atmospheres caused fans to look forward to Mama immensely. And the Mexican filmmaker did not let us down. The supernatural horror plays with the concept that evil entities may latch on to people, and that simply leaving a house is not good enough...Read more

    Jessabelle (Friday November 7, 2014)

    Jessabelle film poster Director
    Kevin Greutert
    Sarah Snook
    Mark Webber
    Joelle Carter

    Yet another return to a childhood home. This time to recover from a car accident. But a long-tormented spirit has other plans for her. Jessabelle has received poor reviews from critics, but has quite a few fans...Read more

    I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (Friday October 28, 2016)

    I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House film poster Director
    Oz Perkins
    Ruth Wilson
    Paula Prentiss
    Lucy Boynton

    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. ...Read more

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