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 suspenseful, psychological, suspense, serious, twists and turns and psychological thriller films and TV shows about / with haunted by the past, crimes, murder, death, revenge, danger, vengeance, redemption, mentor and storytelling plots mostly in Thriller, Drama 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: Prodigal Son (2019), The Orphanage (2007), Pretty Little Liars (2010), The Method (2015), Sleepers (1996), Interview with the Vampire (1994), Inception (2010), In Bruges (2008), Revenge (2011), Memento (2000).

List of haunted by the past movies

 7.7
 21K
Prodigal Son (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: serial killer, expert, murder investigation, haunted by the past, psychological trauma, profiler, criminal psychologist, childhood trauma, police, crimes, forensics, serial murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
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 7.4
 155K
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, twist ending, surprise ending, macabre, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, missing child, afterlife, death, fear, haunted by the past, tragic event, orphan, life is a bitch, orphanage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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Pretty Little Liars (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, neo noir ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: high school, high school life, blackmail, lesbian, threat, gossip and rumors, haunted by the past, best friends, teenage life, friendship, friends, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
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 7.3
 3K
The Method (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
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, suspense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, mental illness, haunted by the past, murder, crimes, psychosis, human nature, uncover truth, brutality, good versus evil, life is a bitch ...
Time: year 2015
Place: russia
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 7.5
 219K
Sleepers (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.
Style: disturbing, sadistic, suspenseful, harsh, serious ...
Plot: child abuse, childhood, vengeance, rape, pedophilia, courtroom drama, lawyer, prison rape, pedophile, sexual abuse, homosexual rape, haunted by the past ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york yankees
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Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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, scary, captivating, suspenseful, gothic horror ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural, immortality, goth, loneliness, vampire human love, dark hero, vampirism, haunted by the past, human nature, bonding, child vampire ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1870s, georgian era, victorian era ...
Place: paris france, new orleans, san francisco, louisiana, america ...
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 8.8
 2.3M
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, surreal, twist ending, cerebral ...
Plot: alternate reality, subconscious, virtual reality, mind control, existentialism, parallel world, teamwork, fictional reality, dream, memory, philosophy, sleeping ...
Time: future, 2010s, near future
Place: paris france, japan, los angeles, tokyo, africa ...
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 7.9
 419K
In Bruges (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ray and Ken, two hit men, are in Bruges, Belgium, waiting for their next mission. While they are there they have time to think and discuss their previous assignment. When the mission is revealed to Ken, it is not what he expected.
Style: atmospheric, neo noir, humorous, cynical, tragicomedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, irish, hitman, guilt, haunted by the past, tourist, dwarf, partners, friendship, death, suicidal, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: bruges, belgium, ireland, europe, amsterdam ...
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 7.8
 119K
Revenge (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high society, pretense, hidden identity, strong female character, vengeance, rivalry, scheme, haunted by the past, crimes, mysterious character, enemy, millionaire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 8.4
 1.2M
Memento (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby ...
Style: psychological, twist ending, surprise ending, neo noir, confusing ...
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, mystery, murder, revenge, memory, paranoia, vengeance, uncover truth, haunted by the past, psychology, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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What Lies Beneath (2000)
Genre: Drama, 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, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, infidelity, adultery, supernatural, woman in danger, couple relations, haunted by the past, dishonesty, losing-it hero, supernatural horror, spiritualism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa, boston
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 5.2
 47K
Flatliners (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Five medical students, hoping to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment. By stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience. As the ...
Style: surprise ending, serious, disturbing, light, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: medical experiment, death, paranormal, medical student, guilt, haunted by the past, near death experience, afterlife, paranoia, experiment, morgue, hallucination ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s, year 2017
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 7.9
 14K
Grantchester (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, clever, slasher ...
Plot: murder mystery, investigation, murder, priest, police detective, village, partners against crime, partners, who done it, amateur detective, haunted by the past, village life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: england, united kingdom, europe
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 7.5
 498K
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, dark, suspenseful, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, paranormal investigation, witch, exorcism, fear, investigation, family in danger, death, paranormal activity, supernatural horror ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1971 ...
Place: rhode island, new england, connecticut, usa
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 7.1
 113K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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, mind bending, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: time travel, mental institution, time loop, psychology, supernatural, memory loss, destiny, supernatural ability, murder, existentialism, disorder, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, future, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: vermont
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 6.6
 226K
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, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: spy, chase, espionage, rogue agent, cia agent, black ops, tough guy, cia, assassin, gunfight, lone hero, amnesia ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, 90s, year 2016, 2000s
Place: las vegas, greece, london, athens greece, rome italy ...
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 8.1
 96K
Sharp Objects (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 421 min.
TV show
Story: Reporter Camille Preaker confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to investigate the murders of two young girls.
Style: psychological, suspense, bleak, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: murder investigation, hometown, mystery, mother daughter relationship, haunted by the past, self harm, journalist, murder, small town, self mutilation, alcoholic, serial killer ...
Place: usa, missouri
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 8.2
 1.3M
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, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, investigation, mystery, insanity, psychiatrist, paranoia, mental institution, psychology, losing-it hero, uncover truth, disorder, isolation ...
Time: 50s, year 1954, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: boston
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 5.9
 9K
Castle Freak (1995)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John has inherited a castle and Italy and he moves there with his wife Susan and their blind daughter Rebecca. What they don't realize is that there is somebody else in the castle. An abused child left to die in the basement who has now become ...
Style: scary, slasher, macabre, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: haunted by the past, castle, monster, freak, captive, cannibalism, death, blind girl, murder, violence, blindness, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, italy
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Say "I love you." (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: touching, emotional, shoujo, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friends, high school life, fall in love, friendship, school, teenage life, first love, troubled past, love and romance, youth, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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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, tense, suspense, neo noir ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: obsession, stalking, violent husband, domestic violence, woman in danger, starting over, obsessive love, psychopath, dangerous attraction, on the run, haunted by the past, faked death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1990
Place: iowa, boston, usa, san francisco
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The Well (2020)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Sweden
Story: An injured woman trapped in a deep well must outsmart a manipulative stranger with keys to her dark past to save her daughter from a terrifying ordeal.
Style: suspense, neo noir, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, haunted by the past, psychological manipulation, hidden truth, strong female character, cat and mouse, strong female lead, secret room, tough girl, female warrior, self delusion, trapped ...
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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, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted by the past, mystery, haunted house, family in danger, murder, life is a bitch, time travel, dealing with death, missing child, elderly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venezuela
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 7.7
 10K
Being Erica (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, captivating, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: time travel, self discovery, therapy, changing the past or future, road not taken, thirtysomething life, hopes, destiny, psychology, haunted by the past, introspection, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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 6.1
 6K
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: missing child, loss of child, police investigation, dead child, life is a bitch, uncover truth, haunted by the past, law enforcement, dealing with death, crimes, interrogation, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 50s
Place: usa
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 6.5
 762
The Collector (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Collector is a Canadian supernatural drama television series about a man attempting to help save people who have bargained their souls with the Devil. After over 600 years of "collecting" the souls of people at the end of their 10-year ...
Style: gloomy, thought provoking, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deal with the devil, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, hopes, escapades, unfulfilled love, redemption, negotiation, immortality, mystery, tragic hero, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s
Place: canada
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An American Haunting (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, Romania, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Based on the true events of the only case in US History where a spirit caused the death of a man.
Style: scary, surprise ending, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, family, supernatural, sexual abuse, rape, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, witch, curse, death, chase, justice ...
Time: 19th century, year 2006, 2000s, 1810s
Place: tennessee, usa
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 5.9
 44K
Gone (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jill Parrish is trying to rebuild her life after surviving a terrifying kidnapping attempt. Though she is having a difficult time, she takes small steps toward normalcy by starting a new job and inviting her sister, Molly, to move in with her. ...
Style: suspenseful, twist ending, psychological, twists and turns, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, woman in danger, serial killer, justice, sisters, paranoia, haunted by the past, revenge, police investigation, survival, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa
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 6.4
 101K
Colombiana (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Zoe Saldana plays a young woman who, after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: female assassin, vengeance, female killer, revenge, hitman, tough girl, crimes, assassin, one against many, lone hero, vigilantism, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, year 1992, contemporary, 90s
Place: colombia, latin america, south america, new jersey, usa ...
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 4.1
 5K
Boo (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The friends Emmett, Freddy, Marie, Kevin and his reluctant girlfriend Jessie decide to spend the Halloween night in an abandoned hospital. Meanwhile, the younger Allan meets the old friend of his father Arlo Ray Baines and asks him to help to find ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, haunted by the past, human experiment, mysterious character, childhood trauma, ghost, mental institution, afterlife, halloween, dark secret, psychopath, violence ...
Time: contemporary
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