Movies of the Supernatural

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Nothing tells a better supernatural story with superpowers than comics or books that allows one to engage in a super-world than the international Comic-Con. The great thing about indulging in the supernatural or what I like to call ‘imagination,’  is you really have to completely suspend belief and accept a lot of unbelievable things and coincidences happening; it’s what our childhood was built on.

 

In light of January’s book of the month, Vicious by V.E. Schwab,  below are 24 supernatural movies worth diving into. Let’s make this a read and watch month!

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Limitless (2011) Supernatural Power: Intelligence

With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers. (105 mins.)
Director: Neil Burger

 

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Phenomenon (1996) Supernatural Power: Intelligence

An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis. (123 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
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Chronicle (2012) Supernatural Power: Strength & Flight

  7.1/10
Whilst attending a party, three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides. (84 mins.)
Director: Josh Trank
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Jumper (2008) Supernatural Power: Teleportation

A teenager with teleportation abilities suddenly finds himself in the middle of an ancient war between those like him and their sworn annihilators. (88 mins.)
Director: Doug Liman
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Liar Liar (1997) Supernatural Power:Unable to Lie

A fast track lawyer can’t lie for 24 hours due to his son’s birthday wish after the lawyer turns his son down for the last time. (86 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
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The Invention of Lying (2009) Supernatural Power: Being the Only One Able to Lie

  6.4/10
A comedy set in a world where no one has ever lied, until a writer seizes the opportunity for personal gain. (100 mins.)
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Groundhog Day (1993) Supernatural Power: Re-live the Same Day Over & Over

A weatherman finds himself living the same day over and over again. (101 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
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What Women Want (2000) Supernatural Power: Hear Women’s Thoughts

After an accident, a chauvenistic executive gains the ability to hear what women are really thinking. (127 mins.)
Director: Nancy Meyers
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Big (1988) Supernatural Power: Being a Child in the Body of an Adult

When a boy wishes to be big at a magic wish machine, he wakes up the next morning and finds himself in an adult body.(104 mins.)
Director: Penny Marshall
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Next (2007) Supernatural Power: See Into the Future

A Las Vegas magician who can see into the future is pursued by FBI agents seeking to use his abilities to prevent a nuclear terrorist attack. (96 mins.)
Director: Lee Tamahori
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Minority Report (2002) Supernatural Power:See Into Future Crimes

In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder. (145 mins.)
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Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series) Supernatural Power: Various Supernatural Phenomenons

Rod Serling’s seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations. The stories would typically end with an ironic twist that would see the guilty punished. (51 mins.)
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Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) Supernatural Power: Various Supernatural Phenomenons

Four horror/sci-fi segments directed by four famous directors which are their own versions of classic stories from Rod Serling’s landmark television series. (101 mins.)
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The Man from Earth (2007) Supernatural Power: Immortality

An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years. (87 mins.)
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In Time (2011) Supernatural Power: Immortality for the Rich

In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage – a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system. (109 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
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The Matrix (1999) Supernatural Power: Bend the Virtual Reality and the Laws of Physics

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. (136 mins.)
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Bruce Almighty (2003) Supernatural Power: Being god

A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world. (101 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
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Inception (2010) Supernatural Power: Control Dreams

A thief who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO. (148 mins.)
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Stranger Than Fiction (2006) Supernatural Power: Hear the Narrator’s Voice

An IRS auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death. (113 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
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Back to the Future (1985) Supernatural Power: Traveling Through Time

A young man is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
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The Butterfly Effect (2004) Supernatural Power: Traveling Through Time

A young man blocks out harmful memories of significant events of his life. As he grows up, he finds a way to remember these lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life. (113 mins.)
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Unbreakable (2000) Supernatural Power: Invulnerability

A man learns something extraordinary about himself after a devastating accident. (106 mins.)
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Push (2009) Supernatural Power: Various Powers

Two young Americans with special abilities must race to find a girl in Hong Kong before a shadowy government organization called Division does. (111 mins.)
Director: Paul McGuigan
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Bedazzled (2000) Supernatural Power: 7 Wishes

Hopeless dweeb Elliot Richards is granted 7 wishes by the devil to snare Allison, the girl of his dreams, in exchange for his soul. (93 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
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  • Classy Green

    Great post. I found some new ones and oldies, but goodies. Thanks

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