15 Best Movies Like Dark Shadows That You Should Watching Update 06/2024

1. Dark Shadows (2012)

Dark Shadows (2012)

When Joshua and Naomi Collins emigrated to the New World in 1752, they brought their young son Barnabas with them. However, despite their best efforts, they were unable to escape the enigmatic curse that had befallen their family for generations. After two decades, Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world—or at least Collinsport, Maine—under his control.

In his position as owner of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is a spoiled spoiled brat… until he makes the fatal error of breaking Angelique Bouchard’s heart (Eva Green). Angelique, a true witch, condemns him to a death worse than death by transforming him into a vampire and burying him alive after that.

Barnabas is unintentionally liberated from his tomb two centuries later, and he finds himself in the radically altered world of 1972. On his return to Collinwood Manor, he discovers a ruined version of the mansion he remembers. Those left of the dysfunctional Collins family aren’t doing much better, either, with their own dark secrets to hide. Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), a live-in psychiatrist, has been called in to help matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) deal with her family’s problems.

2. Beautiful Creatures (2013)

Until a mysterious young lady begins to inhabit his dreams, teenager Ethan Wate is obsessed with his desire to complete his high school education and continue on to college in order to leave the small town of Gatlin, South Carolina behind. When Ethan first sees Lena Duchannes, a new student at his school, he realizes…that she is the girl of his dreams. As the niece of Macon Ravenwood, the superstitious residents of the town view her as a devil-worshiper, the other students reject Lena.

In any case, Ethan agrees to give her a ride and the two end up falling in love. On the night before her sixteenth birthday, Lena tells her new boyfriend that she is a witch, and will be either claimed by the forces of light or the forces of darkness. If she doesn’t fall in love with Ethan any longer, she’ll be able to stay in the spotlight. Her evil mother, Sarafine, is using spells to try to sway Lena toward the dark side of things. Ethan joins her in her quest to discover a magic spell that can save their shattered relationship. Will the couple be able to make it work?

3. The Last Witch Hunter (2015)

The Last Witch Hunter (2015)

The modern world is full of mysteries, but one of the most shocking is the existence of witches, malevolent supernatural beings intent on bringing the Black Death to the world. For centuries, armies of witch hunters fought the supernatural foe all over the world, including Kaulder… a brave warrior who managed to kill the all-powerful Queen Witch and decimate her adherents in the course of action.

Kaulder is cursed with immortality just moments before the Queen dies, separating him from his wife and daughter for all time. Today, Kaulder is the last of his kind, and he’s spent centuries hunting down witches while pining for his long-dead loved ones. He’s the only one who knows his name.

However, Kaulder is unaware that the Queen Witch has been resurrected and is seeking vengeance on her assassin, resulting in a titanic struggle that will determine the fate of humanity.

4. Solomon Kane (2009)

Solomon met the Devil’s Reaper while fighting for Queen Elizabeth I against the Spanish in Africa, and he discovered he was doomed to hell. After barely escaping, he vowed to live a life of peace in order to atone for his past transgressions.

To be honest, Solomon had no intention of returning to his violent ways until the followers of sorcerer Malachi kidnapped a Puritan girl named Meredith Crowthorn and slaughtered her family in front of him.

5. Cursed (2005)

Cursed (2005)

In the wake of their parents’ deaths, Ellie has taken on the role of caregiver for her younger brother Jimmy. They get into a car accident on Mullholland Drive one night after picking him up from a party. To save a woman trapped in the other car, Ellie and Ji…mmy are attacked and injured by a monster. After some investigation, Jimmy has come to the conclusion that the creature was a werewolf.

6. The Wolfman (2010)

The night his mother died, Lawrence Talbot’s childhood came to an end. After his father committed him to an asylum for the mentally ill in the sleepy Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor, he left for the United States. To help Gwen Conliffe, Talbot’s brother’s fiancee, he returns to his father’s estate… where he discovers that his brother’s mauled body has been found. Talbot is devastated.

Following his brother’s murder, Lawrence reunites with his estranged father to hunt down the assassin… and learns of his own horrific fate in the process. Scotland Yard inspector Aberline is called in to look into the deaths of the villagers because someone or something with superhuman strength and an insatiable appetite for blood is responsible.

7. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters (2013)

Hansel and Gretel are abandoned in the woods by their father and end up being kidnapped by a wicked witch in a candy house where she keeps her prisoners. They manage to assassinate the witch, however, and then flee the scene. The orphans grew up to be well-known witch hunters.

Once an entire school goes missing, the Mayor summons Hansel and Gretel to save them. They also save the redheaded Mina from the sheriff, who plans to burn her because he believes she’s cursed by the devil. They soon learn that the Blood Moon is only three days away, and that the evil witch Muriel is behind the kidnappings.

She plans to protect the witches’ coven from the flames by combining the children with a special Sabbath ingredient. In the meantime, Hansel and Gretel are revealing information about their biological parents to each other.

8. Vampire Academy (2014)

In St Vladimir’s Academy, Rose Hathaway is one of many dhampirs—a hybrid race made up of half-vampire, half-human—who are studying to be guardians. They live in a world where there are good and bad vampires: Moroi, who coexist peacefully with humans and only take blood from donors, and Strigoi, blood-sucking, murderous vampires who drink to kill.

Along with other dhampir guardians, Rose is taught to protect Moroi while also eliminating Strigoi. It’s up to Rose and Princess Vasilisa Dragomir, the last of the Moroi line and her best friend, to flee St Vladimir’s to protect Princess Lisa from those who would harm her or use her for their own gain.

9. Death Becomes Her (1992)

Songbird, based on Tennessee Williams’ Sweet Bird of Youth, premieres on Broadway in 1978, starring the decadent and narcissistic actress Madeline Ashton. Then she hosts Helen Sharp, an aspiring writer, and Ernest Menville, a plastic surgeon, in her dressing-room, where they are engaged.

Soon… As a result of Menville’s decision to marry Madeline, he breaks his engagement to Helen. Seven years later, Helen is a morbidly obese patient in a psychiatric facility with a rabid desire for vengeance against her former lover. He is no longer a surgeon, but an alcoholic caretaker by 1992, when the couple’s marriage has crumbled. He and Madeline are surprised when they receive an invitation to a book release party for Helen’s new novel. The owner hands her a business card for rejuvenation specialist Lisle Von Rhuman.

When Madeline notices Helen’s perfect figure and decides she wants to be like her, she tracks down Lisle and buys a potion to turn back time. She also says that Madeline needs to look after her body. Helen, meanwhile, seduces Menville and the two conspire to assassinate Madeline. Menville pushes Madeline off the stairwell when she returns home and gets into an argument with him. She suffers a severe neck injury, but instead of dying, she transforms into a zombie.

Helen is murdered by Madeline when she arrives at Menville’s house expecting to find her dead. She, on the other hand, turns into a walking corpse, and they realize they’ll need Menville’s help to stay alive. Despite this, Menville has expressed a desire to depart.

10. Bad Teacher (2011)

Bad Teacher (2011)

When Elizabeth Halsey’s rich fiance leaves her, she goes back to teaching middle school to save money for breast-implant surgery. she starts showing films and sleeping in class when she hears there’s a bonus for the teacher whose class gets the highest score on the state exam. Scott, the new teacher, turns out to be wealthy.

Her rival for Scott’s attention and the added bonus is the upbeat and wound-up Amy. When Amy discovers that Elizabeth has cheated her way into Scott’s bed and the money, she begins her investigation. Her only quality with students appears to be candor. She does not pay attention to her gym teacher, Russell, who is being amusing. Will she be able to get pregnant with Scott and get new breasts as a result?

11. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

Dracula is based on Bram Stoker’s classic novel of the same name, which was adapted for the screen. Jonathan Harker, a young lawyer, is sent to a gloomy village in the Eastern European mists.

When the vampire Dracula finds a photograph of Harker’s betrothed Mina Murray, he decides to travel to London to seek revenge on him. Dracula begins his reign of terror and seduction in Britain, taking Mina’s best friend Lucy Westenra’s life. Dracula is chased away by Lucy’s group of friends.

12. Night Watch (2004)

The “Others” are people with various supernatural abilities who live among us normal people. They are divided into two factions, the light and the dark, following a centuries-long war that ended in a truce. Since then, the day has been ruled by the forces of light, while the night has belonged to their… dark adversaries.

In present-day Moscow, the dark is a constant companion. Vampires stalk the night, while a “Night Watch” of light forces—including Anton, the film’s protagonist—tries to keep them in check and contain their rage.

13. Wonder Woman (2017)

Wonder Woman (2017)

Diana, the Amazonian princess, was raised to be a fearsome warrior. Raised in a tropical paradise by a pilot who crashed on their shores, Diana flees her home, convinced that she can put an end to the threat. Diana will learn about the full extent of her abilities and her true destiny while fighting alongside men in the war to end all wars.

14. 47 Ronin (2013)

Asano of Ako and his samurai find a young half-breed while out hunting and decide to bring him back to the castle where they will raise him as one of their own. At some point in the future, Lord Asano organizes a tournament in honor of the arrival of the Shogun of Japan in Ako.

Asano is possessed the night after the tournament and forced to commit seppuku by the Shogun because of his actions toward Lord Kira of Naga…to. The samurai and half-breed set out for vengeance against the Shogun’s order after realizing it was Lord Kira’s evil plot.

15. Casper (1995)

Carrigan Crittenden is ready to set fire to her father’s crumbling estate when she discovers a map leading to a priceless treasure hidden within the building. However, when she enters the dilapidated mansion to make a claim, she is frightened away… by a vengeful wave of specters.

She hires Dr. James Harvey, an afterlife therapist, to exorcise the mansion’s ghosts in order to get her hands on the hidden fortune. A young boy’s ghost named Casper appears to Harvey’s daughter Kat soon after they move in, and Kat becomes friends with him because he’s “the friendliest ghost you know.” Casper’s uncles Stretch, Fatso, and Stinkie, on the other hand, are adamant about driving all “fleshies” out of the house. Harvey and Kat must help the ghosts cross over to the other side if they are to survive.