15 best mystical series

The popularity of the “mystery” genre not only does not weaken, but even gains momentum. Over the years of the existence of cinema, it would seem that all possible themes have already been implemented in films. But every year cinema pleases us with novelties with an extraordinary story about supernatural phenomena and otherworldly forces. We have prepared for you the top best series about mysticism and magic, which are worth watching for every connoisseur of this genre.

Siren (2018)

One of the best mystical series about sirens (mermaids) opens the selection. Tradition says that these creatures live in the Bristol Bay area off the coast of Alaska. There are few people there, and shipping is limited to fishing boats. Once in this area, a mermaid was caught in a fisherman’s net. A wild creature hurt a guy named Chris. But instead of rescuers, the military arrived, who took away both the mermaid and the wounded fisherman. Comrades begin the search for Chris.

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Original title:
Siren

Cast:
Alex Rowe, Elaine Powell, Fola Evans-Akinbola

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 7.1

Age restrictions:
18+

Castle Rock (2018)

The day before his retirement, the head of the prison in the city of Castle Rock commits suicide. After his death, an old wing with a cage is found in the building. A silent young man is found in it, who does not say anything except the name of the lawyer Henry Deaver. Upon learning of this, the criminal lawyer takes up the investigation. This mystical series is based on the works of Stephen King, one of the best American writers.

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Original title:
Castle Rock

Starring :
Andre Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Bill Skarsgård

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.7

Age limit:
18+

Zero Channel (2017)

Child psychologist Mike comes to a small town to investigate a mystical incident. A few decades ago, his twin brother and friends disappeared here. Mike is helped by a good friend, and part-time local sheriff Gary with his assistant. Together they figure out the connection between the disappearance and the children’s TV show that was going on at the time. This excellent psychedelic serial film continues our list of the best foreign mystical series.

Original title:
Channel Zero

Cast:
Ronnie Adrian, Lisa Alvillar, Ryan Bennett

Country:
USA

Rating:
IMDb – 6.0

Exorcist (2016)

In the center of the plot are two clergymen, Fathers Thomas and Markus. They have different points of view on possession, but are persistently moving forward in the study of this issue. One day, the priests at the same time take up the investigation of an interesting case of the subordination of the mind in an ordinary, at first glance, family. This mystical series is based on one of the best novels by William Blatty “The Exorcist”.

Original title:
The Exorcist

Cast:
Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels, Kurt Egyavan

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 8.1

Age limit:
18+

Preacher (2016)

The clergyman Jesse Custer wants to serve God with all his heart, but he discovers a certain mystical creature inside his nature. A supernatural creature named Genesis is a symbiosis of all the best and good on Earth with absolute evil. Something that has taken possession of the preacher is the offspring of the vice of a demon and an angel. The contradictory essence of Genesis forces Caster to fight his dark side every second.

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Original title:
Preacher

Cast:
Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 8.1

Age limit:
18+

Damien (2016)

Damian Thorne works as a photojournalist. By occupation, he ends up in Damascus, where he meets a strange woman in black. She awakens in Damian old memories of the circumstances of the death of his family. Upon returning to the United States, mystical events begin to occur around Thorn, and he realizes with horror that he is the son of Satan. The series is included in our list of the best foreign films about mysticism: its storyline is an alternative continuation of the famous film The Omen.

Original title:
Damien

Cast:
Bradley James, Megalyn Echikanwoke, Omid Abtahi

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 6.9

Age limit:
18+

Lucifer (2015)

The king of the underworld, Lucifer, is bored with the monotonous life in hell among sinners. He makes an extraordinary decision to rise to Earth and arrange his life among people. Having chosen Los Angeles as his place of residence, Lucifer opens a trendy nightclub in this city. Suddenly, a murder occurs right on the threshold of the institution, and its owner suddenly wants to help the police in the investigation.

Original title:
Lucifer

Cast:
Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 8.2

Age limit:
18+

Whisper (2015)

A six-year-old girl tried to kill her own mother for no apparent reason. Previously, nothing unusual was noticed in her behavior, she was considered a good child. Claire, an FBI agent, is entrusted with the investigation of this strange case. During the proceedings, the woman receives information that there is some otherworldly force on Earth that mystically controls the minds of children. A child exposed to such an influence is ready for any crime.

Original title:
The Whispers

Cast:
Lily Rabe, Barry Sloane, Milo Ventimiglia

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 7.3

Age restrictions:
12+

Constantine (2014)

John Constantine from his youth studied the paranormal and delved into the essence of mystical events. Having acquired specific knowledge, he devoted himself to the fight against all evil spirits. One day, John realized that he was tired of fighting demons and wanted to spend the rest of his days as an ordinary person. But at this time, the demons began to threaten the daughter of his best friend, and Constantine has to return to the warpath. This highly rated mystical series is among the best in our selection.

Original title:
Constantine

Cast:
Matt Ryan, Lucy Griffiths, Harold Perrineau

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 7.6

Age limit:
16+

Secret Circle (2011–2012)

After losing her mother to a tragic death, high school student Cassie moves in with her grandmother in a small town. Here she meets guys who are fond of mysticism and joins an occult clan. The girl learns that she is a hereditary witch and closes the Secret Circle, becoming the last missing participant. But suddenly love breaks into the life of the heroine, and Cassie faces a difficult choice. She can immerse herself in the world of magic or stay with her beloved.

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Original title:
The Secret Circle

Cast:
Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.4

Age limit:
12+

Asylum (2008–2011)

In the center of the plot of this mystical series is an unusual woman, Dr. Helena Magnus. For many years she has been studying paranormal phenomena and terrible creatures that are invisibly present in our world. Helena has four assistants. Together, the heroes seek out and protect dangerous monsters, using occult knowledge combined with orthodox science.

Original title:
Asylum

Cast:
Vladimir Radyan, Raisa Kondraki, Anna Petrova

Country:
Canada

Supernatural (2005)

Brothers Dean and Sam Winchester are driving around the United States in a car with the good intention of fighting supernatural evil. As a child, the boys’ mother died under mystical circumstances. Her father, who went looking for her, suffered the same fate. Since then, the Winchesters have decided to dedicate themselves to the cause of the destruction of vampires, spirits and ghosts. To eliminate demons and similar creatures, the brothers carry with them a whole arsenal of weapons. This series takes its rightful place in the top of the best serial mystical films.

Original title:
Supernatural

Starring :
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.2, IMDb – 8.5

Age restrictions:
16+

Stay Alive (2004)

The plane, flying on the route Sydney – Los Angeles, crashed. He falls on an island that, at first glance, seems uninhabited. At first, passengers affected by the disaster were confident that they were about to be found and rescued. Then the unfortunate panic seizes, but later they begin to settle down and explore their new home. It turns out that the people involved in the plane crash are not alone on the island, and the plane did not crash here by accident.

Original title:
Lost

Cast:
Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Josh Holloway

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.1, IMDb – 8.4

Age limit:
16+

Red Rose Mansion (2002)

Professor Joyce Riordon sets out to find out if the Red Rose Mansion is really haunted. To do this, he invites six people with psychic abilities. Their task is to use magical skills to make contact with ghosts. The volunteers who arrived at the strange house realize that they have fallen into a trap. This mystical series is based on one of the best works of Stephen King.

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Original Title :
Rose Red

Cast:
Nancy Travis, Matt Kislar, Kimberly J. Brown

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.8

Age limit:
16+

Witchcraft (1996)

Three young high school witches with complex characters and destinies organize a magic circle at school. They lack a fourth member to complete the circle and be able to cast powerful spells. At this time, a new student Sarah appears at the school. She also has a supernatural gift and joins the three witches. This interesting mystical series with a gripping plot teaches you not to abuse magic.

Original title:
The Craft

Cast:
Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.3

Age limit:
16+

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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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