17 Movies About Psychics Who See Through Everything

A million dollars is bored waiting for someone to be tested by the James Randi Foundation, but not a single person has yet been able to demonstrate paranormal abilities during the experiments. Telepaths, clairvoyants and other contactees with the other world turn out to be clever hoaxers. However, people want to believe in a miracle – and in this case there are interesting films and series about psychics, where the characters read minds, foresee the future and talk to the dead.

Astral 4: The Last Key (2018)

A frightening new movie in the horror genre continues the events of the popular horror franchise. A paranormal researcher is approached for help by a man who encounters a poltergeist. The medium goes to look into the situation and ends up in a house where many years ago she first met with supernatural forces and unleashed real evil.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:
Insidious: The Last Key

Genre:
Horror

Actors:
Lin Shay, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson…

Country:
Canada, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.6, IMDb – 5.7

Age restrictions:
16+


Messing’s student (TV series 2017)

The new Russian series about psychics is partly based on events from the life of the famous Wolf Messing. The famous hypnotist is touring the USSR. After one of the concerts, Messing meets a girl with supernatural powers. The hypnotist invites the young talent to Moscow to pursue a stage career. Having achieved some success, the girl realizes that she does not want to shine on the stage, but to help people.

Genre:
Drama, melodrama

Actors:
Tatyana Cherdyntseva, Yuri Belyaev, Kirill Grebenshchikov …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 5.6

Age restrictions:
12+


Psychics (2014)

The FBI turns to a clairvoyant recluse for help in finding a serial killer . Catching a maniac is not an easy task even for a psychic who can see the past. The villain also has paranormal abilities and knows how to foresee the future, foreseeing in advance all the actions of the police. A psychic detective duel unfolds between the hero and the criminal.

Original title:
Solace

Genre:
Thriller, crime, detective, fantasy

Actors:
Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Dean Morgan …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 6.4

Age restrictions:
18+


Vangelia (TV series 2013)

The list of the best films about clairvoyants continues the domestic mystical series based on real events from the life of the legendary Bulgarian prophetess. A peasant girl, caught in a strong storm, loses her sight, but gains the gift of clairvoyance. Vanga will have to overcome many life difficulties, but the amazing art of the soothsayer will attract many pilgrims, thirsty for help and healing.

Genre:
Drama, biography

Actors:
Elena Yakovleva, Irina Rakhmanova, Natalya Nikolaeva …

Country:
Russia, Belarus, Ukraine

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.6

Age restrictions:
12+


Psychometry (2013)

A film about the kidnapping and brutal murder of a girl is a South Korean thriller , where one of the detectives manages to discover strange graffiti during the investigation . In an intricate drawing, the exact information about the crime is encrypted. The artist is arrested on suspicion of murder, but the detective soon realizes that the guy did not commit atrocities, but he has the supernatural ability to penetrate into the past by touching something. The young man begins to help the police in search of the criminal.

Original title:
Saikometeuri

Genre:
Thriller, detective, crime

Actors:
Kim Gan-woo, Kim Bum, Park Hyuk-kwon …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 6.5


Psychic 2: Labyrinths of the Mind (2013)

Top movie about psychics continues an interesting foreign thriller, which received a lot of positive feedback from the audience. The CIA employs a unique person with the ability to hack other people’s memories. During the next mission, the hero will have to find an approach to the prodigy girl who went on a hunger strike. Very terrible events are found in the memory of a young person.

Original title:
Anna

Genre:
Thriller, drama, crime, detective

Actors:
Taissa Farmiga, Mark Strong, Brian Cox…

Country:
Spain, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.5

Age restrictions:
16+


Red Lights (2011)

A group of skeptical scientists is engaged in exposing paranormal phenomena and brings false psychics to clean water. After a long silence, the famous clairvoyant resumes his psychic practice. Unique easily passes any test and disables the equipment. Scientists are ready to believe in its phenomenal capabilities, but one hard-nosed skeptic feels that the researchers are faced with a skillful hoax.

Original title:
Red Lights

Genre:
Horror, fantasy, thriller, drama, detective

Actors:
Cillian Murphy, Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver …

Country:
Spain, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 6.2

Age restrictions:
12+


Frightening Romance (2011)

The South Korean film about mediums is based on a non-trivial mystical love story. A strange girl is endowed with the gift of seeing ghosts, which is why she constantly gets into unpleasant situations. A mysterious person finds understanding with an eccentric magician. Together, a ridiculous couple makes a horror show. The girl falls in love with her stage partner, but such a romantic relationship does not suit the ghosts.

Original title:
Ossakhan yeonae

Genre:
Fantasy, melodrama, comedy

Actors:
Son Ye-jin, Lee Min-gi, Shin Sung-hun …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 6.9

Age restrictions:
12+


Mind Reader (TV series 2009 – 2014)

The protagonist of an exciting mystical series, a shy paramedic, discovers that he can read other people’s minds. At first, the man hides a phenomenal gift from others, but then, having decided to trust his loved ones, he tries to use his unique skill for good purposes and helps the police in investigating puzzling crimes.

Original title:
The Listener

Genre:
Fiction, fantasy, drama, crime

Actors:
Craig Oleinik, Ennis Esmer, Lauren Lee Smith …

Country:
Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 6.8

Age restrictions:
16+


Wolf Messing: Seeing Through Time (TV series 2009)

Domestic serial film about a man with psychic abilities – one of the most famous telepaths of the Soviet Union. A Jewish youth notices in himself the ability to read minds. A phenomenal gift brings a talented guy to the stage, first in Germany and then in the USSR. For millions of fans, Messing is just a magician and hypnotist, but the telepath even predicts the future for the powerful of this world.

Genre:
Drama, history

Actors:
Evgeny Knyazev, Tara Amirkhanova, Mikhail Gorevoy …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.2

Age restrictions:
0+


Ghost Whisperer (TV series 2005 – 2010)

The owner of an antique shop is endowed with the talent of a medium. Dead people who did not complete important things during their lifetime become restless souls after death. The heroine hears the voices of the unfortunate and helps the spirits find peace. The talents of the clairvoyant are also aware of the police who turn to the ghost-talker for clues in investigating complicated crimes.

Original title:
Ghost Whisperer

Genre:
Fantasy, drama

Actors:
Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Camryn Menheim …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 6.4

Age restrictions:
12+


Medium (TV series, 2005 – 2011)

The heroine of the mystical serial film – seemingly an ordinary housewife – knows how to talk with the dead. The woman uses her unique ability to help law enforcement agencies in investigating crimes. Entering into contacts with the other world, the owner of a phenomenal gift does not forget to maintain order in a cozy house and raise three restless children with her husband.

Original title:
Medium

Genre:
Fantasy, thriller, drama, crime, detective

Actors:
Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval, Sofia Vasilyeva …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.0

Age restrictions:
16+


After death (TV series, 2005 – 2006)

A multi-part feature film about psychics collides two antagonist characters. A female medium is in contact with the other world, and a male psychologist is convinced that there is no mysticism. Two diverse characters will be forced to join forces and find a common language in order to understand a series of sinister events.

Original title:
Afterlife

Genre:
Horror, thriller, drama, detective

Actors:
Lesley Sharp, Andrew Lincoln, Kate Duchene …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.9

Age restrictions:
16+


Gift (2000)

A woman with the gift of clairvoyance is involved in the investigation of the mysterious murder of the daughter of wealthy parents. The circle of suspects is very wide. The use of a psychic in the case gives only very vague clues and, moreover, gradually destroys the heroine’s psyche. The leading lady, preparing for the shooting of the film, consulted with familiar seers.

Original title:
The Gift

Genre:
Horror, fantasy, drama, detective, thriller

Actors:
Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Keanu Reeves, Katie Holmes, Greg Kinnear, Hilary Swank …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 6.7

Age restrictions:
18+


Others (TV series 2000)

A college student has strange visions. The paranormal researcher explains that the girl is able to see another dimension. The heroine finds herself in an experimental group, which brings together people endowed with extrasensory abilities. Together, phenomenal individuals try to understand the essence of their nature and explore the dangerous world that opens up in visions.

Original title:
The Others

Genre:
Horror, fantasy, drama, detective

Actors:
Julianne Nicholson, Gabriel Macht, Missy Kreider, Bill Cobbs …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 7.7

Age restrictions:
16+


Scarecrows (1996)

The list of the best films about psychics continues with a highly rated foreign comedy horror . The architect after the death of his wife in a car accident began to see ghosts. A prudent man, having agreed with three restless souls, came up with an original fraudulent enrichment scheme. However, the hero will have to get out of the cozy image of a ghost hunter, expelling his supernatural accomplices, and face real evil.

Original title:
The Frighteners

Genre:
Horror, fantasy, comedy

Actors:
Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson…

Country:
New Zealand, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 7.1

Age restrictions:
16+


Phenomenon (1996)

An average auto mechanic from a small town encounters a glowing ball of light on his birthday. An unidentified flying object endows a man with telekinesis, phenomenal intelligence, the ability to foresee the future, and other extraordinary skills. A newly emerging phenomenon is trying to use unusual talents to make the world around them better, without realizing what consequences this will lead to.

Original title:
Phenomenon

Genre:
Fiction, fantasy, drama, melodrama

Actors:
John Travolta, Kira Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 6.4

Age restrictions:
12+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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