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, serious, twists and turns, suspense, psychological and intense films and TV shows about / with haunted by the past, murder, mentor, destiny, death, storytelling, redemption, revenge, vengeance and flashback 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 Orphanage (2007), Inception (2010), The Method (2015), Revenge (2011), Sleepers (1996), Safe Haven (2013), Interview with the Vampire (1994), Grantchester (2014), The Conjuring (2013).

List of haunted by the past movies

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, teen drama, girls' night, family outing
Plot: friends, high school, friendship, best friends, blackmail, threat, youth, high school life, gossip and rumors, teenage life, popularity, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 7.4
 151K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
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, macabre, surprise ending, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, ghosts, ghost, supernatural, death, missing child, orphan, fear, haunted by the past, tragic event, life is a bitch, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
Is relevant ?
 8.8
 2.2M
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, alternate reality, virtual reality, subconscious, life philosophy, teamwork, fictional reality, manipulations, fantasy world, haunted by the past, existentialism ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: japan, los angeles, paris france, new york, tokyo ...
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 7.4
 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: suspense, psychological, exciting, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, mental illness, serial killer, danger, psychosis, murder, haunted by the past, brutality, crimes, human nature, uncover truth, good versus evil ...
Time: year 2015
Place: russia
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 7.8
 115K
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: chick flick
Plot: high society, strong female character, vengeance, pretense, hidden identity, rivalry, undercover, haunted by the past, enemy, scheme, crimes, upscale ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 7.6
 204K
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, serious, harsh ...
Plot: child abuse, pedophilia, prison rape, childhood, courtroom drama, vengeance, pedophile, homosexual rape, torture, haunted by the past, rape, murder trial ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new york yankees, madison square garden manhattan new york city
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 6.7
 107K
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: romantic, touching, emotional, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, love and romance, starting over, fall in love, single father, abusive husband, domestic violence, small town life, haunted by the past, love triangle, power of love, choice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, boston, south carolina, new jersey ...
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Interview with the Vampire (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, captivating, suspenseful, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, supernatural, loneliness, vampire human love, haunted by the past, goth, dark hero, human nature, manipulations, aristocracy, vampirism ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, year 1988 ...
Place: paris france, san francisco, new orleans, louisiana, usa ...
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 7.9
 11K
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, clever, realistic
Plot: priest, investigation, murder, murder mystery, partners, police detective, who done it, partners against crime, haunted by the past, amateur detective, village life, murder investigation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1953
Place: england, united kingdom, europe
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 7.5
 469K
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, paranormal investigation, family in danger, danger, witch, paranormal activity, fear, evil force, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, year 1971 ...
Place: new england, rhode island, usa
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 7.7
 17K
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, brutal, psychological thriller, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: murder investigation, psychological trauma, profiler, serial killer, expert, repressed memory, haunted by the past, father son relationship, childhood trauma, crimes, serial murder, sociopath ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 110K
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, tricky, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, psychology, mental institution, time loop, supernatural, supernatural ability, memory loss, disorder, murder, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: vermont
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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, woman in danger, obsession, violent husband, starting over, psychopath, obsessive love, haunted by the past, faked death, dangerous attraction, on the run ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, iowa, boston, san francisco
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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: twists and turns, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, haunted by the past, mystery, family in danger, murder, danger, dealing with death, deadly, elderly, missing child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venezuela
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 9K
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, clever, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: therapy, time travel, self discovery, changing the past or future, road not taken, thirtysomething life, hopes, haunted by the past, psychology, destiny, introspection, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
Is relevant ?
 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, psychological, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, missing child, loss of child, haunted by the past, uncover truth, life is a bitch, crimes, law enforcement, dealing with death, interrogation, police detective, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1950s, 50s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 716
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: serious, atmospheric, tense, gloomy, thought provoking
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deal with the devil, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, hopes, redemption, immortality, unfulfilled love, escapades, danger, mystery, tragic hero, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s
Place: canada
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An American Haunting (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, 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, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, justice, family relations, family, curse, supernatural, witch, chase, death, school ...
Time: 19th century, year 2006, 1810s, 2000s
Place: tennessee, usa
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 5.9
 43K
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, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, woman in danger, haunted by the past, serial killer, paranoia, crimes, danger, manhunt, police investigation, deadly, nobody believes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, 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, philosophical, suspenseful, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, twists & turns, time loop, psychology, life philosophy, supernatural ability, child abuse, memory, haunted by the past, hypnosis, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 4.2
 30K
Boogeyman (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Every culture has one – the horrible monster fueling young children's nightmares. But for Tim, the Boogeyman still lives in his memories as a creature that devoured his father 16 years earlier. Is the Boogeyman real? Or did Tim make him up to ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, hallucination, nightmare, supernatural, ghost, hometown, gory, mentally unstable, danger, destiny, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 1.4M
Batman Begins (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal ...
Style: dark, exciting, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, double life, secret identity, good versus evil, batman, heroes, haunted by the past, disguise, fighting crime, undercover, crime fighter, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: usa, africa, himalaya, tibet
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 102K
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...
Style: bleak, twist ending, surreal, surprise ending, psychological ...
Plot: hallucination, paranoia, nightmare, haunted by the past, delusion, mind game, dealing with death, losing-it hero, post traumatic stress disorder, tragic event, grief, heaven and hell ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa, brooklyn new york city
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 4.2
 5K
Boo (2005)
Genre: 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: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, haunted by the past, mysterious character, danger, ghost, mental institution, human experiment, deadly, supernatural, violence, childhood trauma, isolation ...
Time: contemporary
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 80K
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, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: murder investigation, self harm, mother daughter relationship, mystery, hometown, journalist, small town, murder, haunted by the past, family relations, reporter, alcoholic ...
Place: missouri, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 215K
Jason Bourne (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Spain
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: chase, cia agent, tough guy, spy, rogue agent, black ops, espionage, cia, amnesia, rescue, assassination, danger ...
Time: 1990s, 21st century, year 2016, 90s, 2010s ...
Place: las vegas, greece, london, germany, england ...
Is relevant ?
 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, surprise ending, neo noir, twist ending, tense ...
Plot: plot twist, mystery, twists & turns, memory loss, paranoia, uncover truth, murder, manipulation, haunted by the past, amnesia, vengeance, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 83K
Hide and Seek (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: David Callaway tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide and has been left to raise his nine-year-old daughter, Emily on his own. David is at first amused to discover that Emily has created an imaginary friend named ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: imaginary friend, psychologist, plot twist, haunted by the past, split personality, small town, mysterious character, mystery, parents and children, family relations, family problems, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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, twist ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, woman in danger, supernatural horror, adultery, couple relations, infidelity, haunted by the past, dishonesty, danger, losing-it hero, spiritualism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa, boston
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 84K
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, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: unlikely couple, social differences, fall in love, forbidden love, power of love, romance, rich and poor, estate, love and romance, master and servant, young woman, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1840s, 70s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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