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Dark Shadows 2012
Vampire Barnabas Collins is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate and family have fallen into ruin.

List of the best movies like Dark Shadows (2012): Darkness Falls, Drag Me to Hell, Practical Magic, Ruby Sparks, I Married a Witch, The Love Witch, Bewitched, Penelope, Mannequin Two: On the Move, Stan Against Evil.

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Darkness Falls (2003)
Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:26

A vengeful spirit has taken the form of the Tooth Fairy to exact vengeance on the town that lynched her 150 years earlier. Her only opposition is the only child, now grown up, who has survived her before.

Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

After denying a woman the extension she needs to keep her home, loan officer Christine Brown sees her once-promising life take a startling turn for the worse. Christine is convinced she's been cursed by a Gypsy, but her boyfriend is skeptical. Her only hope seems to lie in a psychic who claims he can help her lift the curse and keep her soul from being dragged straight to hell.

Practical Magic (1998)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44

Sally and Gillian Owens, born into a magical family, have mostly avoided witchcraft themselves. But when Gillian's vicious boyfriend, Jimmy Angelov, dies unexpectedly, the Owens sisters give themselves a crash course in hard magic. With policeman Gary Hallet growing suspicious, the girls struggle to resurrect Angelov -- and unwittingly inject his corpse with an evil spirit that threatens to end their family line.

Ruby Sparks (2012)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44

Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby, in the flesh, sitting on his couch about a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person.

I Married a Witch (1942)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA

Rocksford, New England, 1672. Puritan witch hunter Jonathan Wooley is cursed after burning a witch at the stake: his descendants will never find happiness in their marriages. At present, politician Wallace Wooley, who is running for state governor, is about to marry his sponsor's daughter.

The Love Witch (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:33

Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However her spells work too well, and she ends up with a string of hapless victims. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved will drive her to the brink of insanity and murder.

Bewitched (2005)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

Thinking he can overshadow an unknown actress in the part, an egocentric actor unknowingly gets a witch cast in an upcoming television remake of the classic show "Bewitched".

Penelope (2006)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:39

Forlorn heiress Penelope Wilhern is cursed, and the only way out is to fall in love with someone of suitable stock. But how can she find her soul mate when she's sequestered inside her family's estate with only her parents to keep her company. This untraditional fairy tale about a girl who bucks convention to create her own happy ending.

Mannequin Two: On the Move (1991)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

Although Jason works as a department store clerk, he is also a reincarnated prince. Long ago, his beloved Jessie was snatched away from him by an evil wizard who used his powers to transform her into wooden statue. Now Jessie is in Jason's department store as a mannequin. When he encounters her, she awakens from her thousand-year sleep. They quickly revive their romance, but the evil wizard has been reincarnated as well, and he's up to no good.

Stan Against Evil (2016)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00

An aging police sheriff who has recently lost his position due to an angry outburst begrudgingly joins an alliance with new sheriff, Evie Barret to battle angry demons haunting their small New Hampshire town.

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The Haunted Mansion (2003)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy, family, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

Workaholic Jim Evers and his wife/business partner, Sara get a call one night from mansion owner, Edward Gracey wants to sell his house. Once the Evers family arrive at the mansion a butler takes them to dine with Gracey. Gracey takes one look at Sara and he thinks she's his lost lover.

R.L. Stine's Monsterville: The Cabinet of Souls (2015)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration00:32

Teenage friends must resist the spell of an evil showman staging a house of horrors show in their small town.

Goblin (2016)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:03

Kim Shin is an immortal “goblin,” and has the rather honorable title of being the Protector of Souls. His roommate Wang Yeo also happens to have the equally lofty, if thoroughly opposing, title of Angel of Death, and he acts as the storied grim reaper that claims souls. However, both these devilishly handsome angels have a problem: Wang Yeo has amnesia and Kim Shin wants to end his own (immortal) life. Unfortunately for goblins, the only way to defeat immortality is to marry a human bride. For that purpose, Kim Shin decides to win over Ji Eun Tak an optimistic high school girl who he thinks will be the priestess that ends his cursed existence. Now, once responsible for protecting souls and watching them pass, Kim Shin now tries to send his own to the afterlife. But when a slightly complicated method of suicide starts turning into true love, will our immortal goblin begin to regret his decision--where acting on that very love ultimately means the end of his life?

The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, comedy, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, Czech Republic, United Kingdom
Duration01:58

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. However, they are put to the test when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage.

Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:32

In this rock opera hybrid of Phantom of the Opera and Faust, fledgling singer-songwriter Winslow Leach finds himself double-crossed by the nefarious music producer Swan, who steals both his music and the girl Leach wants to sing it, Phoenix, for the grand opening of his rock palace, The Paradise. After Swan sends Leach to prison for trespassing, Leach endures a freak accident which leaves him disfigured and plans his revenge on both Swan and The Paradise, becoming the Phantom of the Paradise.

My Boyfriend's Back (1993)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:25

Missy McCloud is the most beautiful girl in school and Johnny Dingle has been in love with her for years. One night, Johnny is killed trying to win her over, and soon he comes back from the dead, and wins Missy's heart.

Switch (1991)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

Steve Brooks, a sexist womanizer, is killed by a group of his angry former lovers. In heaven, he makes a bargain with God for redemption and agrees to return to Earth. Once there, he must have a sincere relationship with a female and make her fall in love with him. If not, Steve's soul will become the property of the devil. But the devil hedges his bet, and Steve is reincarnated as a woman named Amanda Brooks.

Ella Enchanted (2004)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, family
CountryUSA, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:36

Ella lives in a magical world in which each child, at the moment of their birth, is given a virtuous "gift" from a fairy godmother. Ella's so-called gift, however, is obedience. This birthright proves itself to be quite the curse once Ella finds herself in the hands of several unscrupulous characters whom she quite literally cannot disobey. Determined to gain control of her life and decisions, Ella sets off on a journey to find her fairy godmother who she hopes will lift the curse. The path, however, isn't easy -- Ella must outwit a slew of unpleasant obstacles including ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, elves and Prince Charmont's evil uncle, who wants to take over the crown and rule the kingdom.

Transylmania (2009)
Markimdb: 3.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

Spoof horror in which a group of college kids do a semester abroad in Romania and realise that if the partying doesn't kill them, the vampires just might!

The Ghost Goes West (1935)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:35

An American businessman's family convinces him to buy a Scottish castle and disassemble it to ship it to America brick by brick, where it will be put it back together. The castle though is not the only part of the deal, with it goes the several-hundred year old ghost who haunts it.

Rough Magic (1995)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration01:44

A sleazy politician sends an agent after his ex-fiancee, who fled to Mexico with incriminating film of him.

The Raven (1963)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:26

A magician who has been turned into a raven turns to a former sorcerer for help.

What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryNew Zealand, USA
Duration01:25

Vampire housemates try to cope with the complexities of modern life and show a newly turned hipster some of the perks of being undead.

Shadowhunters (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:00

When Clary Fray's mother has disappeared, Clary joins a band of Shadowhunters; demon killing hunters, and gets caught up in a plan to save the world.

Into the Woods (2014)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, musical, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:05

In a woods filled with magic and fairy tale characters, a baker and his wife set out to end the curse put on them by their neighbor, a spiteful witch.

Bell, Book and Candle (1958)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

A modern-day witch likes her neighbor but despises his fiancee, so she enchants him to love her instead... only to fall in love with him for real.

Strippers vs. Werewolves (2012)
Markimdb: 3
Genrehorror, action, fantasy, comedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom

Mickey, who happens to be a werewolf and a crime boss, gets all worked up and hairy during a private dance at a strip club. Justice, the dancer, grabs the nearest weapon and lands a fatal blow: her silver fountain pen right through Mickey's wolfed-out eye. This ignites a small-scale war between Mickey's group of werewolf mobsters and the sultry strippers of Vixens.

The Last Witch Hunter (2015)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:32

The modern world holds many secrets, but by far the most astounding is that witches still live among us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world and putting an end to the human race once and for all. Armies of witch hunters have battled this unnatural enemy for centuries, including Kaulder, a valiant warrior who many years ago slayed the all-powerful Witch Queen, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments right before her death, the Queen cursed Kaulder with immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter. Today, Kaulder is the last living hunter who has spent his immortal life tracking down rogue witches, all the while yearning for his long-lost family.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, action, fantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:30

A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in this reimagining of Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a master of martial arts and weaponry and the handsome Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley) is a fierce zombie killer, yet the epitome of upper class prejudice. As the zombie outbreak intensifies, they must swallow their pride and join forces on the blood-soaked battlefield in order to conquer the undead once and for all.

Hello Again (1987)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

Lucy Chadman (Shelley Long) chokes to death and is resurrected by her loopy sister Zelda (Judith Ivey) on the one year anniversary of her death. Lucy, of course, does not believe she has actually been dead and thinks it is an elaborate hoax until she goes to her apartment and discovers her husband (Corbin Bernsen) married to her gold digging best friend, Kim (Sela Ward).




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