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, realistic, suspense and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with haunted by the past, murder, destiny, death, flashback, storytelling, mentor, redemption, crimes and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
haunted by the past
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haunted by the past movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as haunted by the past: Pretty Little Liars (2010), The Butterfly Effect (2004), The Orphanage (2007), Inception (2010), Revenge (2011), Jane Eyre (2011), American Horror Story (2011), The Jacket (2005), Say "I love you." (2012), 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: friendship, blackmail, threat, best friends, high school, popularity, friends, youth, haunted by the past, high school life, disappearance, gossip and rumors ...
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: mind bending, psychological, philosophical, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, twists & turns, life philosophy, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, psychology, child abuse, memory, diary, altering history, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
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 7.4
 143K
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, serious, macabre, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: haunted house, haunted by the past, missing child, orphan, death, ghosts, supernatural, fear, paranormal activity, ghost, tragic event, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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 8.8
 2.0M
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, clever, cerebral, twist ending ...
Plot: parallel world, mind control, virtual reality, teamwork, manipulations, haunted by the past, subconscious, redemption, imagination, sleeping, philosophy, perfect crime ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, paris france, tokyo, kenya, japan ...
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 7.8
 110K
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: high society, undercover, strong female character, vengeance, hidden identity, pretense, haunted by the past, millionaire, scheme, righting the wronged, crimes, young people ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 7.3
 79K
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, captivating, atmospheric, gothic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: social differences, power of love, romance, master and servant, love and romance, rich and poor, fall in love, society, family secret, unlikely couple, estate, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s, 70s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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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, psychological, scary, captivating, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, death, witch, danger, insanity, nun, couple relations, creature, haunted by the past, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 2013 ...
Place: los angeles, massachusetts, new orleans, usa, north carolina ...
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 7.1
 107K
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, surreal, enigmatic, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, mental institution, psychology, supernatural ability, memory loss, supernatural, murder, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, time loop, life is a bitch, experiment ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: vermont
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Say "I love you." (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Friends suck, and trusting someone is just setting yourself up. That's the lesson Mei Tachibana learned after her heart was ripped out and only a shell was left where a girl used to be. But unlike so many, she found an easy solution: ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, fall in love, teenage life, friends, social relations, school, haunted by the past, high school life, love and romance, youth, troubled past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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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: scary, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: island, serial killer, danger, haunted by the past, gory, murder, friends, wedding, fear, serial murder, sheriff, family relations ...
Place: washington state
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New Amsterdam (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: New Amsterdam is an American television drama which aired for eight episodes in 2008 on Fox. The series starred Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as "John Amsterdam", an immortal Dutch man born in 1607, who has lived in New York City on and off since ...
Style: clever, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious
Plot: immortality, haunted by the past, miraculous event, curses spells and rituals, friendship, magical, true love, reward, aging, imaginary, crime, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 17th century
Place: new york, usa
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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: witty, sentimental, clever, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: therapy, self discovery, changing the past or future, time travel, road not taken, introspection, destiny, hopes, haunted by the past, psychology, thirtysomething life, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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 6.7
 101K
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: touching, romantic, emotional, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, starting over, love and romance, abusive husband, small town life, domestic violence, fall in love, haunted by the past, single father, love triangle, obsession, power of love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, boston, south carolina, san francisco ...
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 7.9
 9K
Grantchester (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Drama series set in 1953, against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester. The drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious ...
Style: tense, serious, clever, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, priest, investigation, murder, partners, murder mystery, partners against crime, police detective, haunted by the past, who done it, village, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
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 7.5
 424K
The Conjuring (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, exorcism, danger, paranormal activity, witch, paranormal investigation, fear, haunted by the past, evil force, riddles and clues ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 60s ...
Place: rhode island, usa, new england
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 7.4
 2K
The Method (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 53 min.
Story: The main character is an extraordinary and mysterious person, at the same time, he (Rodion Meglin) is an outstanding inspector. Rodion is used to work alone in order to keep the secrecy of his unusual method. Young graduate Esenya Steklova is ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: investigation, mental illness, serial killer, crimes, haunted by the past, danger, vengeance, human nature, good versus evil, murder, psychosis, uncover truth ...
Time: year 2015
Place: russia
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 6.6
 201K
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, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: chase, cia agent, rogue agent, espionage, rescue, cia, survival, haunted by the past, investigation, danger, amnesia, interrogation ...
Time: 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, year 2016, 90s ...
Place: las vegas, greece, london, washington d.c., england ...
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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, suspense, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: stalking, domestic violence, obsession, woman in danger, violent husband, starting over, psychopath, on the run, haunted by the past, faked death, marital abuse, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1990
Place: usa, iowa, boston, san francisco
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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, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, loneliness, supernatural, haunted by the past, vampire human love, manipulations, dark hero, human nature, bonding, victim, unhappy ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, louisiana, usa, europe, new orleans ...
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 8.3
 73K
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, touching, stylized ...
Plot: disappearance, society, life turned upside down, missing person, haunted by the past, miraculous event, chief of police, police chief, worldwide chaos, chaos, small town sheriff, apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 7.6
 103K
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: depression, gays and lesbians, gay, tragic love, broken heart, homosexual, haunted by the past, loneliness, love and romance, teacher student relationship, death, best friends ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1962
Place: california, los angeles, usa, santa monica california, london ...
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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, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, woman in danger, couple relations, haunted by the past, dishonesty, infidelity, adultery, scientist, murder, spiritualism, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa, boston
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 6.8
 35K
Spider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, surreal, mind bending ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, mental patient, murder, betrayal, misfit, vengeance, mystery, infidelity, past, delusion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s
Place: london, europe, africa, britain, england ...
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 7.7
 9K
Prodigal Son (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The son of a notorious serial killer becomes an acclaimed criminal psychologist who uses his unique insight into how killers think to help the NYPD.
Style: psychological, brutal, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: psychological trauma, murder investigation, serial killer, expert, profiler, repressed memory, haunted by the past, father son relationship, police, nypd, childhood trauma, sociopath ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
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The House at the End of Time (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of Dulce, a mother who has encounters with apparitions inside her old house. She must decipher a mystery that could trigger a prophecy: the death of her family.
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, family in danger, supernatural, murder, danger, mystery, haunted house, ghost, dealing with death, deadly, crimes, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venezuela
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 5.8
 643
Forgotten (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: During their childhood, Hanna and Clarissa were best friends. They spent every vacation together in an old summer house on a small island. Shortly after Hanna’s 9th birthday, they suddenly lost touch and only meet again unexpectedly 25 years ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, friendship, ghost, reunion, supernatural, uncover truth, mystery, island, little girl, promise, friends, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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 6.1
 5K
Stolen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A detective becomes obsessed with solving a child's 50-year-old murder, uncovering striking similarities between the case and his son's disappearance.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: police investigation, missing child, uncover truth, haunted by the past, loss of child, couple relations, life is a bitch, law enforcement, police detective, interrogation, mystery, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1950s, 50s, 2000s
Place: usa
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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, going straight, juvenile delinquency, rape, childhood, starting over, ex convict, rehabilitation, new job, criminal, moral dilemma, character change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, manchester
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 8.5
 218K
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: haunted by the past, coming of age, first love, movie theatre, village, filmmaking, childhood, friendship, censorship, generation gap, funeral, fictional biography ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 80s, twentieth century
Place: sicily, italy, europe, rome italy, sicily italy
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 6.2
 64K
Redemption (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
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: serious, exciting, atmospheric, emotional, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex military, vengeance, redemption, homeless, haunted by the past, drugs/alcohol, crimes, gangsters, swat team, chase, tough heroes, gangster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, afghanistan, new orleans
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