Mandatory Staff Picks: The Best Movies About Ghosts (And Ghostbusting)

Spooky season has arrived, and with it, our drive to scare ourselves silly with a haunted movie marathon. While it isn’t hard to find films that are so terrifying they’ll make you pee your pants, sometimes, you don’t need the full-on fright-fest to enjoy a good ghost story.

We’ve rounded up 10 of the best movies about ghosts (and, of course, ghostbusting) that cover several genres, from comedies to thrillers to (gasp!) a romance. They add a little depth and nuance to a theme that is too often cast off as frivolous. Some of these flicks are modern blockbusters while others are cult classics. There’s no one-size-fits-all ghost story, and any good Halloween cinematic binge demands variety. Just don’t watch ’em alone!

Cover Photo: Columbia Pictures 

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