Want something ghostly and supernatural to watch on Valentine? Don’t have anyone to watch a horror movie with, but want to catch some ghosts? Her are ten romantic ghost movies to watch for ghost content without jump scares and demonic possessions.
Better to just start with the obvious. Ghost was such a mega hit, it it almost a cliche. The cheesy story, weird 80’s CGI. Patrick Swayze in all his hairy glory, all of the haircuts to be honest. Its worth it, give in to your cheesy-80’s-romance-flick with a ghost!
After a young man is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic.
Director: Jerry Zucker
Starring: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg
A ghost story (2017)
A bit weir, very stylized and a slow burner with beautiful cinematography. This movie pulls on your heart strings more than your thrill strings.
In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife.
Director: David Lowery
Starring: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, McColm Cephas Jr.
A Chinese ghost story – Sien lui yau wan (1987)
A Hong Kong classic, this Cantonese language movie is considered a classic. Hitting the list like on 1001 Movies to see before you die etc. It won a ton of awards in its time.
After a string of bad luck, a debt collector has no other choice than to spend the night in a haunted temple, where he encounters a ravishing female ghost and later battles to save her soul from the control of a wicked tree demon.
Director: Siu-Tung Ching
Starring: Leslie Cheung, Joey Wang, Wu Ma
Crimson Peak (2015)
For a true gothic romance in all its camp glory, check out Crimson Peak that had people confused. Was it suppose to be scary? Romantic? Sad? All of the above?
In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds – and remembers.
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston
Truly, Madly, Deeply (1990)
Greatly overlooked because of it being released around the same time as Ghost, this is the UK version. With the award winning director (the Talented Mr. Ripley, Cold Mountain), and starring legends like Alan Rickman. The movie follows a well known premise though.
A woman dealing with inconsolable grief over the death of her partner gets another chance when he returns to earth as a ghost.
Director: Anthony Minghella
Starring: Juliet Stevenson, Alan Rickman, Jenny Howe
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