Movies about shamans

List of the best movies about shamans selected by visitors to our site: The Wailing, Midnattssol, The Other Side of the Door, Embrace of the Serpent
In the top there are new films of 2016, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
The Wailing (2016)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:50
CharactersPolice, Zombie
PlotMystery, Investigation, Fear, Supernatural
PlaceKorea

A stranger arrives in a little village and soon after a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman is drawn into the incident and is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.

Midnattssol (2016)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, Sweden
Duration04:41
CharactersPolice, Serial killers
PlotDancing, Mystery, Investigation
PlaceFrance

Kahina Zadi, 32, a French police officer travels to Kiruna in Sweden to investigate the bestial murder of a French citizen. Together with Anders, a Swedish prosecutor of Sami origin, she begins an investigation. Soon new killings start to happen and the first victim turns out to be the tip of a very dark iceberg. The victims seemingly have nothing in common more than that they are all being killed in a well-planned and vicious manner. In their hunt for the truth, both Kahina and Anders are forced to deal with their own past that they have repressed. A personal journey through a painful past becomes the key to succeed in preventing the violent killings that affects the small mining community of Kiruna.

The Other Side of the Door (2016)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrehorror
CountryIndia, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:31
CharactersFamily, Mothers
PlotGhosts, Death
PlaceIndia, Parallel worlds

Grieving over the loss of her son, a mother struggles with her feelings for her daughter and her husband. She seeks out a ritual that allows her say goodbye to her dead child, opening the veil between the world of the dead and the living. Her daughter becomes the focus of terror. She must now protect against the evil that was once her beloved son.

Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, adventure, history
CountryColombia, Venezuela, Argentina
Duration02:07
CharactersAmazons
PlaceJungle, Nature

The epic story of the first contact, encounter, approach, betrayal and, eventually, life-transcending friendship, between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman, last survivor of his people, and two scientists that, over the course of 40 years, travel through the Amazon in search of a sacred plant that can heal them. Inspired by the journals of the first explorers of the Colombian Amazon, Theodor Koch-Grunberg and Richard Evans Schultes.

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