Haunted by the past movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant haunted by the past movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, intense and interesting films and TV shows about / with haunted by the past, storytelling, murder, death, mentor, secrets, destiny, vengeance, blood and fear plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as haunted by the past: Pretty Little Liars (2010), The Butterfly Effect (2004), Revenge (2011), Inception (2010), Safe Haven (2013), The Orphanage (2007), The Jacket (2005), Jane Eyre (2011), Dream House (2011), Harper's Island (2009).

List of haunted by the past movies

Pretty Little Liars (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Based on the Pretty Little Liars series of young adult novels by Sara Shepard, the series follows the lives of four girls — Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily — whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their queen bee, Alison. One year ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, family outing
Plot: secret, high school, friendship, blackmail, best friends, youth, threat, haunted by the past, disappearance, family, gossip and rumors, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, suspense, suspenseful, philosophical ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, diary, life philosophy, twists & turns, child abuse, parents and children, hypnosis, family relations, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, dungeon
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 7.9
 107K
Revenge (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: When Emily Thorne moves to the Hamptons, everyone wonders about the new girl, but she knows everything about them, including what they did to her family. Years ago, they took everything from her. Now, one by one, she's going to make them pay.
Style: captivating, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: vengeance, high society, hidden identity, undercover, haunted by the past, pretense, crimes, secret, family secret, adultery, scheme, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 8.8
 1.8M
Inception (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, clever, cerebral ...
Plot: parallel world, manipulations, haunted by the past, teamwork, perfect crime, redemption, imagination, mind control, virtual reality, hi-tech, philosophy, dreams ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, sydney australia, paris france, japan
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 6.7
 96K
Safe Haven (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.
Style: emotional, sentimental, romantic, sweet, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, starting over, small town, haunted by the past, small town life, fall in love, obsession, single father, abusive husband, love triangle, domestic violence, power of love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina, boston, san francisco ...
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 7.5
 136K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage, intent on reopening it. Before long, her son starts to communicate with a new invisible friend.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: orphan, missing child, haunted by the past, haunted house, disappearance, seance, ghost, paranormal activity, tragic event, hallucinations, death, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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 7.1
 103K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.
Style: psychological, enigmatic, surreal, mind bending, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, supernatural, supernatural ability, mental institution, life is a bitch, memory loss, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, murder, experiment, imaginary, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: vermont
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 7.4
 74K
Jane Eyre (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close ...
Style: touching, gothic, captivating, atmospheric, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: social differences, love and romance, rich and poor, family secret, master and servant, estate, power of love, fall in love, haunted by the past, couple relations, unlikely couple, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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 6.0
 59K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered ...
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, scary, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, riddles and clues, supernatural, memory loss, haunted by the past, parents and children, murder, investigation, family in danger, small town, nervous breakdown, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
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Harper's Island (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: A group of family and friends travels to a secluded island for a destination wedding. They've come to laugh... to love... and, though they don't know it... to die. As the wedding festivities begin, friendships are tested and secrets ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, scary, realistic ...
Plot: island, serial killer, murder, danger, haunted by the past, friends, fear, sheriff, gory, plan gone awry, family relations, killing off one by one ...
Place: washington state
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 8.3
 64K
The Leftovers (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When 2% of the world's population abruptly disappears without explanation, the world struggles to understand just what they're supposed to do about it. The drama series 'The Leftovers' is the story of the people who didn't ...
Style: mind bending, captivating, serious, twists and turns, surreal ...
Plot: disappearance, missing person, society, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, police chief, miraculous event, worldwide chaos, cause and meaning, small town sheriff, religions or cults, mystery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: domestic violence, stalking, obsession, woman in danger, starting over, danger, on the run, haunted by the past, psychopath, couple relations, faked death, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa, boston, san francisco
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 7.6
 99K
A Single Man (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Adapted from a 1964 novel of the same name, the film follows a day in the life of George Falconer, a British college professor reeling with the recent and sudden loss of his longtime partner. This traumatic event makes George challenge his own will ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: tragic love, love and romance, gays and lesbians, haunted by the past, loneliness, gay, broken heart, death, depression, teacher student relationship, best friends, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 1940s, year 1962
Place: california, usa, los angeles, santa monica california, denver colorado
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 8.1
 989K
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: mental institution, investigation, mystery, insanity, paranoia, uncover truth, losing-it hero, doctors and patients, island, delusion, psychiatrist, plot twist ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1945, year 1954 ...
Place: boston
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 7.6
 42K
The Body (2012)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A woman’s body disappears mysteriously from the morgue without a trace. Police inspector Jaime Peña investigates the strange occurrence with the help of Álex Ulloa, the widower of the missing woman.
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, missing person, crimes, infidelity, morgue, haunted by the past, uncover truth, adultery, love, spouse killer, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain
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 7.5
 9K
Being Erica (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Being Erica is a Canadian comedy-drama television series that aired on CBC from January 5, 2009 to December 12, 2011. Created by Jana Sinyor, the series was originally announced by the CBC as The Session, but was retitled Being Erica before ...
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, clever, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: changing the past or future, therapy, time travel, self discovery, road not taken, introspection, hopes, destiny, thirtysomething life, haunted by the past, lifestyle, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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 7.6
 36K
Boy A (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of a young ex-con Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a murder he committed as a child.
Style: psychological, touching, tense, social realism, depressing ...
Plot: haunted by the past, juvenile delinquency, rape, childhood, going straight, starting over, ex convict, rehabilitation, new job, criminal, moral dilemma, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, mcdonald's restaurant, manchester
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 6.2
 61K
Redemption (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity, transforming into an avenging angel in the process.
Style: exciting, serious, emotional, talky, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex military, redemption, haunted by the past, vengeance, drugs/alcohol, homeless, crimes, chinese mafia, nun, chase, gangster, money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, afghanistan, new orleans
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American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: atmospheric, scary, captivating, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, death, ghost, couple relations, nun, witch, family in danger, danger, haunted by the past, insanity, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 1964 ...
Place: los angeles, massachusetts, usa, new orleans, florida ...
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The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, psychological, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: haunted by the past, loner, corruption, destiny, death, bank robbery, parenthood, crime, father son relationship, motorcycle, party, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern, Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword ...
Style: stylized, epic, suspense, intense, surprise ending ...
Plot: knight, king arthur, warrior, prophecy, courage, chosen one, danger, rescue, haunted by the past, one against many, king, mentor ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: england, dungeon
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Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A vampire relates his epic life story of love, betrayal, loneliness, and dark hunger to an over-curious reporter.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, supernatural, loneliness, haunted by the past, human nature, bonding, victim, manipulations, dark hero, teaching the ways of the world, unhappy ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1790s ...
Place: louisiana, new orleans, san francisco, europe, usa ...
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 8.2
 100K
Penny Dreadful (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller ...
Style: gothic, scary, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, deadly creature, imaginary, witch, fear, mysterious character, haunted by the past, monster, secret, scientist, hunt down, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian england, victorian
Place: england, london
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The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A suburban family chooses seemingly sweet Peyton Flanders as their newborn's nanny. Only much later does the infant's mother, Claire Bartel, realize Peyton's true intentions -- to destroy Claire and replace her in the family. The ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: nanny, obsession, vengeance, danger, family in danger, haunted by the past, domestic disturbance, loss of child, child, psychopath, family, parenthood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
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Mysterious Skin (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.
Style: psychological, disturbing, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: child abuse, sexual abuse, rape, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, haunted by the past, gays and lesbians, gay slur, homosexual, friendship, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1983, 1990s ...
Place: usa, new york, kansas
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 6.6
 191K
Jason Bourne (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The most dangerous former operative of the CIA is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past.
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: rogue agent, cia, chase, martial arts, amnesia, espionage, surveillance, cia agent, betrayal, survival, danger, investigation ...
Time: 1990s, 2010s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, greece, usa, berlin germany, athens greece ...
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 5.4
 20K
Jessabelle (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman recuperating at her father's run-down home after a tragic accident soon encounters a terrifying presence with a connection to her long-deceased mother.
Style: scary, twist ending, suspenseful, macabre, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, voodoo, supernatural, danger, ghost, nightmare, uncover truth, haunted by the past, disability, curses spells and rituals, sacrifice, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
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 3.8
 2K
Hemoglobin (1997)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man with an unknown disease travels to an island with his girlfriend where his relatives once lived, hoping to find a cure to his illness. While it was thought that his relatives were all dead he actually finds them to be living underground. ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: island, haunted by the past, mutant, incest, murder, cannibal, deadly creature, danger, isolation, gory, lighthouse, mutation ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, maine
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What Lies Beneath (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, woman in danger, infidelity, haunted by the past, dishonesty, couple relations, supernatural, scientist, murder, spiritualism, murder by drowning ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa
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The Chalk Garden (1964)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A grandmother seeks a governess for her 16 year old granddaughter, Laurel, who manages to drive away each and every one so far by exposing their past, with a record of three in one week! When an applicant with a mysterious past manages to get the ...
Style: serious, clever, tense, psychological, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, cure, nanny, governess, adolescence, problem child, judge, love and romance, parents and children, youth, hypocrisy, family problems ...
Time: 60s
Place: england
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