For the 5 best real ghost movies, one must keep an open mind. Not all real ghost movies are based on actual true events with the real people's names included in them. Generally they are very loosely based on some story that someone read somewhere or some case study. Nonetheless, here are 5 real ghost movies that are worth a watch.

  1. “The Haunting In Connecticut,” from 2009, is the best of the best real ghost stories because of it's utter reality, other than the families name change. In 1986 the Parker family of Connecticut was really haunted by ghosts and their son Paul, was really possessed by the ghost that haunted their home.

  2. 1979's “The Amityville Horror” originally claimed to be real but was then believed to be a fraud. For those who have read the book that the movie was based on this was actually a real ghost story. Who knows if the tales told by the Lutz family are really true? Only the people who chose to live in the house can tell if it remains haunted.

  3. “The Entity”, a real ghost movie from 1981, tells the story of a woman who was “abused” by an entity, or ghost, in her home. This is based on what one woman really believes happened to her and investigators even claimed to see things move around her house.

  4. “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”, which came out in 2005, claims to be based on true events. At the end of the movie it says something about people visiting her grave each year. This real ghost movie may have been loosely based on a sixteen year old German girl that was believed to have been possessed by demons, but there was no real Emily Rose. In the 1975 case of Anneliese Michel, the priests that tried to help her were sentenced to jail after the girl starved to death.

  5. “The American Haunting” is a movie based on the legend of the Bell Witch. In 2006 this movie scared people with it's tale of a real ghost that haunted a landowner and his family in the nineteenth century. The true tale of the Bell Witch stems from Tennessee in the 1800's.