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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween -- but alas, they can't get it quite right. (Read More)

Themes:christmas,  monster
Locations:woods
Characters:mayor,  vampire
Period:1990s
Story:pumpkin,  halloween,  pumpkin head,  halloween song,  ghost dog,  saving christmas,  christmas in danger,  christmas tree,  two headed person,  pet as gift,  glowing eye,  evil toy,  holly,  garland,  title based on poem,  ornament,  easter bunny,  mistrust,  holiday horror,  sleigh,  snowglobe,  horror for children,  jack o'lantern,  hunchback,  guillotine,  puppet animation,  famous score,  microscope,  cartoon dog,  reindeer,  holiday in title,  split personality,  mummy,  elf,  stop motion animation,  vision,  presumed dead,  mad scientist,  gothic,  werewolf,  stop motion,  skeleton,  doll,  witch,  graveyard,  unrequited love,  no opening credits,  snake,  four word title,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  black comedy,  corpse,  ghost,  fire,  cult film,  dog

Fred Claus (2007)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Fred Claus (2007)

During childhood, Fred Claus suffered his younger brother Nick's saintliness. Jump ahead: Fred is a fast-talking, genial but self-centered guy in Chicago looking for $50,000 to open an off-track-betting shop. When one scam goes awry, he calls Nick at the North Pole for a loan: Nick will give him the money only if Fred comes up to help a few days with the Christmas rush. After his girlfriend dumps him, Fred heads north. Santa's facing an audit from an efficiency expert, and it's not pleasant. Fred's job is to review charts and determine who's naughty and who's nice. Is there any fraternal feeling left, can either learn from the other, and what about Santa getting fired? (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Story:christmas in danger,  christmas tree,  pet as gift,  sleigh,  snowglobe,  reindeer,  elf,  black comedy,  dog

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The Mummy (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:monster
Locations:woods
Story:split personality,  mummy,  vision,  mad scientist,  gothic,  skeleton,  no opening credits,  supernatural power,  black comedy,  corpse,  ghost,  fire,  dog

Arthur Christmas (2011)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Arthur Christmas (2011)

Arthur Christmas reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child's question: 'So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?' The answer: Santa's exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the center of the film is a story about a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur, with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns. (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Story:saving christmas,  christmas tree,  sleigh,  reindeer,  holiday in title,  elf

Dark Shadows (2012) is one of the best movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Dark Shadows (2012)

In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet-or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy...until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Locations:woods
Characters:vampire
Story:witch,  gothic,  werewolf,  unrequited love,  no opening credits,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  black comedy,  corpse,  ghost,  fire

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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

The siblings Hansel and Gretel are left alone in the woods by their father and captured by a dark witch in a candy house. However they kill the witch and escape from the spot. Years later, the orphans have become famous witch hunters. When eleven children go missing in a small village, the Mayor summons Hansel and Gretel to rescue them, and they save the red haired Mina from the local sheriff who wants to burn her, accusing Mina of witchcraft. Soon they discover that the Blood Moon will approach in three days and the powerful dark witch Muriel is responsible for the abduction of children. She intends to use the children together with a secret ingredient in a Sabbath to make the coven of witches protected against the fire. Meanwhile Hansel and Gretel disclose secrets about their parents. This is why Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) is one of the best movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). (Read More)

Locations:woods
Characters:mayor
Story:pumpkin,  gothic,  witch,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  black comedy,  fire

The Santa Clause (1994)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy

The Santa Clause (1994)

Divorcee Scott Calvin is disgusted to learn that his ex and her husband have tried - and failed - to break it easy to their 6-year-old son Charlie that Santa isn't real. On Christmas Eve, Scott reads The Night Before Christmas... then receives an unexpected visitor on his roof. When he's startled by Scott's calling out and falls, the Santa impersonator disappears, leaving only an 8-reindeer sleigh and a suit with instructions to put it on if he's involved in an accident. Scott does, and is transported around the town dropping gifts through chimneys until he's taken to the North Pole and informed by a group who claim they're elves that he is now Santa. Charlie is proud of his dad's new job, though Scott's convinced it's a dream. Until his hair turns white, his beard refuses to stay shaved, he gains weight inexplicably, even for his sudden love of junk food... Now he's accepted it, there's just one problem: how to keep it secret from his disbelieving family? (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Story:christmas tree,  pet as gift,  sleigh,  snowglobe,  reindeer,  elf

Ginger Snaps (2000)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Ginger Snaps (2000)

Is becoming a woman analogous, in some deep psychological way, to becoming a werewolf? Ginger is 16, edgy, tough, and, with her younger sister, into staging and photographing scenes of death. They've made a pact about dying together. In early October, on the night she has her first period, which is also the night of a full moon, a werewolf bites Ginger. Within a few days, some serious changes happen to her body and her temperament. Her sister Brigitte, 15, tries to find a cure with the help of Sam, a local doper. As Brigitte races against the clock, Halloween and another full moon approach, Ginger gets scarier, and it isn't just local dogs that begin to die. (Read More)

Locations:woods
Story:microscope,  gothic,  werewolf,  witch,  halloween,  supernatural power,  black comedy,  corpse,  cult film,  dog

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Corpse Bride (2005) is one of the best movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Corpse Bride (2005)

Set back in the late 1800s in a Victorian village, a man and woman by the names of Victor Van Dort and Victoria Everglot are betrothed because the Everglots need the money or else they'll be living on the streets and the Van Dorts want to be high in society. But when things go wrong at the wedding rehearsal, Victor goes into the woods to practice his vows. Just as soon as he gets them right, he finds himself married to Emily, the corpse bride. While Victoria waits on the other side, there's a rich newcomer that may take Victor's place. So two brides, one groom, who will Victor pick? (Read More)

Locations:woods
Story:corpse,  horror for children,  puppet animation,  stop motion animation,  gothic,  stop motion,  skeleton,  black comedy,  ghost,  fire,  cult film,  dog

Seventh Son (2014)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Seventh Son (2014)

John Gregory, who is a seventh son of a seventh son and also the local spook, has protected his country from witches, boggarts, ghouls and all manner of things that go bump in the night. However John is not young anymore, and has been seeking an apprentice to carry on his trade. Most have failed to survive. The last hope is a young farmer's son named Thomas Ward. Will he survive the training to become the spook that so many others couldn't? Should he trust the girl with pointy shoes? How can Thomas stand a chance against Mother Malkin, the most dangerous witch in the county? (Read More)

Themes:monster
Locations:woods
Story:witch,  vision,  skeleton,  unrequited love,  no opening credits,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  black comedy,  ghost,  fire,  dog

The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. They are put to the test, however, when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage. This is why The Brothers Grimm (2005) is one of the best movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). (Read More)

Themes:monster
Locations:woods
Characters:mayor
Story:gothic,  werewolf,  witch,  snake,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  black comedy,  corpse,  ghost,  fire,  cult film,  dog

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Frankenweenie (2012)
Animation, Comedy, Family, Horror, Sci-fi

Frankenweenie (2012)

When young Victor's pet dog Sparky (who stars in Victor's home-made monster movies) is hit by a car, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked "monster" wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor's neighbors, he has to convince them (and his parents) that despite his appearance, Sparky's still the good loyal friend he's always been. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Characters:mayor
Story:horror for children,  hunchback,  puppet animation,  stop motion animation,  doll,  corpse,  fire,  dog

How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) is one of the best movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy

How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of munchkinlike people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty creature that hates Christmas, and plots to steal it away from the Whos which he equally abhors. Yet a small child, Cindy Lou Who, decides to try befriend the Grinch. (Read More)

Themes:christmas,  monster
Story:christmas in danger,  christmas tree,  sleigh,  cult film,  dog

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:monster
Locations:woods
Story:vision,  presumed dead,  unrequited love,  no opening credits,  snake,  supernatural power,  black comedy,  corpse

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue their quest of finding and destroying the Dark Lord's three remaining Horcruxes, the magical items responsible for his immortality. But as the mystical Deathly Hallows are uncovered, and Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again. (Read More)

Period:1990s
Story:elf,  presumed dead,  werewolf,  witch,  snake,  falling from height,  ghost,  fire,  cult film

The Prophecy (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Prophecy (1995)

"Some people lose their faith because Heaven shows them too little," says Thomas Daggett. "But how many people lose their faith because Heaven showed them too much?" Daggett nearly became a priest; now he's a cop. He may want to put religion behind him, but one morning a weird, eyeless, hermaphroditic corpse turns up. Suddenly he is on a path that will put him right in the middle of a war in Heaven. And once again, Heaven will show him too much: gore, blood, charred flesh, living corpses and much worse. Even more central to the heavenly war effort is a young girl. This American Indian child has something Gabriel wants. And Gabriel is willing to kill her and anyone in his path - or even reanimate a corpse or two - to get it. This is why The Prophecy (1995) is one of the best movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). (Read More)

Period:1990s
Story:vision,  gothic,  skeleton,  graveyard,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  black comedy,  corpse,  fire,  cult film

Elf (2003) is one of the best movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Elf (2003)

Buddy was a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa's sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs. Hobbs, on Santa's naughty list for being a heartless jerk, had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can. When Walter's relationship with Buddy interferes with his job, he is forced to reevaluate his priorities. (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Story:christmas tree,  sleigh,  reindeer,  elf,  stop motion animation

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Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

Teenager Ethan Wate is obsessed with his urge to finish high school and go on to college in order to leave the small town of Gatlin, South Carolina behind, until a mysterious girl begins to inhabit his dreams. When he meets Lena Duchannes, a newcomer who has just enrolled in his school, Ethan knows she is the girl in his dreams. Lena is rejected by the rest of her classmates for being the niece of Macon Ravenwood, whom the town's superstitious residents consider to be a devil-worshiper. But Ethan gives her a ride anyway and they fall in love. Lena reveals to her new boyfriend that she is a witch, and that on her sixteenth birthday she will be claimed by either the forces of light or of darkness. She will remain in the light, but only if she does not remain in love with Ethan. To make matters worse, her evil mother, Sarafine, is casting spells to push Lena to the dark side. Ethan joins her in a search to find a magic spell to save their doomed love. Will the lovers succeed? (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Locations:woods
Characters:mayor
Story:vision,  witch,  unrequited love,  no opening credits,  supernatural power,  black comedy,  fire

The Craft (1996)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

The Craft (1996)

A new girl moves to a new city with her family to start a new life. She meets up with the girls who are very interested in the occult and together, the four of them have a seemingly unstopable power. They can do anything, from getting thier dream guys to like them to... the possibilities are limitless. (Read More)

Locations:woods
Period:1990s
Story:vision,  witch,  snake,  supernatural power,  black comedy,  fire,  cult film

Dracula 2000 (2000)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Dracula 2000 (2000)

In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship. Van Helsing and Simon travel from London to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing's daughter Mary (Waddell) from the family's life long nemesis - Dracula. (Read More)

Characters:vampire
Story:gothic,  werewolf,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  black comedy,  corpse,  cult film

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Beauty And The Beast (2017) is one of the best movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Beauty And The Beast (2017)

Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted. This is why Beauty And The Beast (2017) is one of the best movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). (Read More)

Themes:monster
Locations:woods
Story:famous score,  werewolf,  witch,  unrequited love,  no opening credits,  four word title,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  corpse,  fire,  dog

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:monster
Locations:woods
Story:vision,  witch,  snake,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  black comedy,  corpse,  fire,  dog

Coraline (2009)
Animation, Family, Fantasy

Coraline (2009)

When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, with caring parents and all her dreams coming true. When the Other Mother invites Coraline to stay in her world forever, the girl refuses and finds that the alternate reality where she is trapped is only a trick to lure her. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Locations:woods
Story:snowglobe,  horror for children,  puppet animation,  stop motion animation,  stop motion,  doll,  ghost,  cult film,  dog

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The Last Witch Hunter (2015)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The Last Witch Hunter (2015)

The modern world holds many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe for centuries, including Kaulder, a valiant warrior who managed to slay the all-powerful Queen Witch, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments right before her death, the Queen curses Kaulder with her own immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter in the afterlife. Today Kaulder is the only one of his kind remaining, and has spent centuries hunting down rogue witches, all the while yearning for his long-lost loved ones. However, unbeknownst to Kaulder, the Queen Witch is resurrected and seeks revenge on her killer causing an epic battle that will determine the survival of the human race. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Story:witch,  presumed dead,  gothic,  no opening credits,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  black comedy,  corpse,  fire

Tideland (2005) is one of the best movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Tideland (2005)

Pre-teen Jeliza-Rose's parents are hopeless drug addicts. When pa, rocker Noah, finds ma's OD'd, he fears to be charged with homicide and takes Jeliza along to his ma's place, in a desolate country region. With Noah passed out, the girl mentally transfers to a fantasy world she and her doll heads enter magically. Jeliza's adventures also star the crazy locals, notably Dell, and Dell's grown but intellectually disabled brother Dickens. (Read More)

Story:mummy,  pumpkin,  doll,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  corpse,  fire,  cult film

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)

Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob -- knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella is confronted with the most important decision of her life. This is why The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) is one of the best movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). (Read More)

Locations:woods
Characters:vampire
Story:werewolf,  vision,  supernatural power

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Red Riding Hood (2011)
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Red Riding Hood (2011)

Valerie (Seyfried) is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. For years, the people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Oldman), to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon's arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. As panic grips the town, Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast--one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect...and bait. (Read More)

Locations:woods
Story:vision,  gothic,  werewolf,  unrequited love,  supernatural power,  corpse,  fire,  cult film

Underworld Awakening (2012)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Underworld Awakening (2012)

Mankind discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan species and they begin a war to annihilate the races. When Selene meets with Michael in the harbor, they are hit by a grenade and Selene passes out. Twelve years later, Selene awakes from a cryogenic sleep in the Antigen laboratory and meets the Vampire David. She learns that she had been the subject of the scientist Dr. Jacob Lane and the Vampire and Lycan species have been practically eradicated from Earth. But Selene is still connected to Michael and has visions that she believes that belongs to Michael's sight. However she has a surprise and finds that she has a powerful daughter named Eve that has been raised in the laboratory. Now Selene and David have to protect Eve against the Lycans that intend to use her to inoculate their species against silver. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Characters:vampire
Story:gothic,  werewolf,  no opening credits,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  corpse,  fire

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (2001) is one of the best movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

This is the tale of Harry Potter, an ordinary 11-year-old boy serving as a sort of slave for his aunt and uncle who learns that he is actually a wizard and has been invited to attend the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry is snatched away from his mundane existence by Hagrid, the grounds keeper for Hogwarts, and quickly thrown into a world completely foreign to both him and the viewer. Famous for an incident that happened at his birth, Harry makes friends easily at his new school. He soon finds, however, that the wizarding world is far more dangerous for him than he would have imagined, and he quickly learns that not all wizards are ones to be trusted. (Read More)

Themes:monster,  christmas
Period:1990s
Story:pet as gift,  elf,  witch,  no opening credits,  snake,  halloween,  supernatural power,  ghost,  cult film,  dog

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Paranorman (2012)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Paranorman (2012)

In the town of Blithe Hollow, Norman Babcock is a boy who can speak to the dead, but no one besides his eccentric new friend, Neil, believes his ability is real. One day, Norman's estranged eccentric uncle tells him of an important annual ritual he must take up to protect the town from a curse cast by a witch it condemned centuries ago. Eventually, Norman decides to cooperate, but things don't go according to plan. Now, a magic storm of the witch threatens Blithe Hollow as the accursed dead rise. Together with unexpected new companions, Norman struggles to save his town, only to discover the horrific truth of the curse. With that insight, Norman must resolve the crisis for good as only he can. (Read More)

Story:witch,  horror for children,  puppet animation,  stop motion animation,  stop motion,  ghost

The Crow (1994)
Action, Drama, Fantasy

The Crow (1994)

A poetic guitarist Eric Draven is brought back to life by a crow a year after he and his fiancee are murdered. The crow guides him through the land of the living, and leads him to his killers: knife thrower Tin-tin, drugetic Funboy, car buff T-Bird, and the unsophisticated Skank. One by one, Eric gives these thugs a taste of their own medicine. However their leader Top-Dollar, a world-class crime lord who will dispatch his enemies with a Japanese sword and joke about it later, will soon learn the legend of the crow and the secret to the vigilante's invincibility. This is why The Crow (1994) is one of the best movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). (Read More)

Story:halloween,  gothic,  graveyard,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  black comedy,  corpse,  fire,  cult film

The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The Santa Clause 2 (2002)

Scott Calvin has been Santa Claus for the past eight years, and his loyal elves consider him the best Santa ever. But Santa's got problems (he's even mysteriously losing weight) and things quickly go south when he finds out that his son, Charlie, has landed on this year's "naughty" list. Desperate to help his son, Scott heads back home, leaving a substitute Claus to watch over things at the Pole. But when the substitute institutes some strange redefinitions of naughty and nice, putting Christmas at risk, it's up to Scott to return with a new bag of magic to try to save Christmas. (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Story:saving christmas,  christmas tree,  easter bunny,  sleigh,  reindeer,  elf

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I, Frankenstein (2014) is one of the best movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

I, Frankenstein (2014)

Dr Victor Frankenstein dies frozen to death and the creature buries him at the cemetery of his family. However he is attacked by demons but he kills one of them and Gargoyles save him and take him to a Cathedral where the Gargoyles Order gathers. The Queen of the Gargoyles Leonore keeps Dr. Frankenstein's journal together with the treasures of the Order and gives the name of Adam to the creature. Then she explains to Adam that there is an ancient war between the Gargoyles that are angels and demons under the command of the Prince Naberius. She also invites Adam to join the Gargoyles in the war against demons, but Adam prefers to isolate in a remote place. Two hundred years later, Adam returns and finds a modern society. Soon he learns that Naberius has the intention of creating an army of soulless corpses to be possessed by demons. The scientist Terra is researching a process to create life and Naberius is seeking Dr Frankenstein's journal to help Terra and raise his army. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Locations:woods
Story:microscope,  skeleton,  no opening credits,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  corpse,  fire

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (2013)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (2013)

Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray, discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother, Clary must join forces with a group of Shadow Hunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called the Shadow World, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Characters:vampire
Story:vision,  werewolf,  skeleton,  witch,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  dog

47 Ronin (2013)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

47 Ronin (2013)

While hunting in the forest, Lord Asano of Ako and his samurai find a young half-breed and take him with them to live in the castle. Several years later, Lord Asano holds a tournament to welcome the Shogun to Ako. The night after the tournament, Lord Asano is bewitched into hurting Lord Kira of Nagato, and is punished into committing seppuku by the Shogun. Realizing that it was a Lord Kira's evil plot, the samurais and the half-breed sets out for revenge against the Shogun's order. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Locations:woods
Story:presumed dead,  witch,  unrequited love,  no opening credits,  supernatural power,  corpse,  ghost,  fire

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Beetlejuice (1988)
Comedy, Fantasy

Beetlejuice (1988)

Adam and Barbara are a normal couple...who happen to be dead. They have given their precious time to decorate their house and make it their own, but unfortunately a family is moving in, and not quietly. Adam and Barbara try to scare them out, but end up becoming the main attraction to the money making family. They call upon Beetlejuice to help, but Beetlejuice has more in mind than just helping. This is why Beetlejuice (1988) is one of the best movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). (Read More)

Story:gothic,  stop motion animation,  skeleton,  graveyard,  supernatural power,  black comedy,  ghost,  cult film,  dog

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) is one of the best movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

In part six of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, dream monster Freddy Krueger has finally killed all the children of his hometown, and seeks to escape its confines to hunt fresh prey. To this end, he recruits the aid of his (previously unmentioned) daughter. However, she discovers the demonic origin of her father's powers and meets Dad head-on in a final showdown (originally presented in 3-D). (Read More)

Themes:monster
Period:1990s
Story:gothic,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  black comedy,  ghost,  fire,  cult film

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)
Adventure, Fantasy

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest--without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south? (Read More)

Themes:monster
Locations:woods
Characters:mayor
Story:elf,  skeleton,  unrequited love,  no opening credits,  falling from height,  fire

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Jonah Hex (2010)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Western

Jonah Hex (2010)

During Grant's presidency, Jonah Hex is a remorseless bounty hunter. In the Civil War, he was a rebel whose honor put him afoul of a Confederate general, Quentin Turnbull, who murdered Jonah's family while Jonah watched. As a result of the ordeal, Jonah's face is disfigured and he can talk with the dead. After staging his own death, Turnbull, with a group of rebel stalwarts, hatches a plan to bring the Union to its knees. Grant wants Hex to stop it. While the nation readies to celebrate Independence Day, Hex and an unlikely ally have little time to stop Turnbull and his weapon of mass destruction. (Read More)

Locations:woods
Characters:mayor
Story:presumed dead,  gothic,  no opening credits,  supernatural power,  corpse,  fire,  dog

Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

The curse of the headless horseman is the legacy of the small town of Sleepy Hollow. Spearheaded by the eager Constable Ichabod Crane and his new world ways into the quagmire of secrets and murder, secrets once laid to rest, best forgotten and now reawakened, and he too, holding a dark secret of a past once gone. (Read More)

Locations:woods
Story:jack o'lantern,  pumpkin,  gothic,  witch,  ghost,  supernatural power,  black comedy,  fire,  cult film

Underworld (2003) is one of the best movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Action, Fantasy, Thriller

Underworld (2003)

A war has been raging between the Vampires and Lycan for centuries, Selene (Beckinsale) is a death dealer, assigned to hunt down and eradicate the last of the Lycan. When she comes across Michael Corvin (Speedman) who holds the key to end the war she must decide where her allegiances will lie. This is why Underworld (2003) is one of the best movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). (Read More)

Characters:vampire
Story:gothic,  werewolf,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  corpse,  cult film

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Nochnoy Dozor (2004)
Action, Fantasy, Thriller

Nochnoy Dozor (2004)

Among normal humans live the "Others" possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and the forces of the dark, who signed a truce several centuries ago to end a devastating battle. Ever since, the forces of light govern the day while the night belongs to their dark opponents. In modern day Moscow the dark Others actually roam the night as vampires while a "Night Watch" of light forces, among them Anton, the movie's protagonist, try to control them and limit their outrage. (Read More)

Characters:vampire
Period:1990s
Story:vision,  witch,  no opening credits,  supernatural power,  corpse,  cult film,  dog

Underworld: Evolution (2006)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Underworld: Evolution (2006)

Underworld: Evolution continues the saga of war between the vampires and the Lycans. The film goes back to the beginnings of the ancient feud between the two tribes as Selene, the beautiful vampire heroine, and Michael, the lycan hybrid, try to unlock the secrets of their bloodlines. This will be a modern tale of action, intrigue and forbidden love, which takes them into the battle to end all wars as the immortals must finally face their retribution. (Read More)

Characters:vampire
Story:gothic,  werewolf,  falling from height,  corpse,  cult film

Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

In a castle high on top of a hill lives an inventor's greatest creation - Edward, a near-complete person. The creator died before he could finish Edward's hands; instead, he is left with metal scissors for hands. Since then, he has lived alone, until a kind lady called Peg discovers him and welcomes him into her home. At first, everyone welcomes him into the community, but soon things begin to take a change for the worse. (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Story:christmas tree,  famous score,  mad scientist,  gothic,  unrequited love,  black comedy,  corpse,  cult film,  dog

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Hocus Pocus (1993) is one of the best movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Hocus Pocus (1993)

300 years have passed since the Sanderson sisters were executed for practicing dark witchcraft. Returning to life thanks to a combination of a spell spoken before their demise and the accidental actions of Max, the new-kid-in-town, the sisters have but one night to secure their continuing existence... (Read More)

Locations:woods
Period:1990s
Story:halloween,  horror for children,  witch,  unrequited love,  supernatural power,  ghost,  fire,  cult film

Scooby-doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery

Scooby-doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)

When Mystery, Inc. are guests of honor at the grand opening of the Coolsville Museum of Criminology, a masked villain shows up and creates havoc before stealing the costumes of the gang's most notorious villains: Black Knight Ghost, Pterodactyl Ghost and Tar Monster. Could it be that their nemesis, mad scientist Jonathan Jacobo has returned and is trying to recreate their deadliest enemies? Velma has a crush on the museum curator Patrick Wisely despite her fears of intimacy but why is he acting so suspicious? The Mystery Gang is hard pressed to succeed this time, since annoying television reporter Heather Jasper-Howe insists they are buffoons. This is why Scooby-doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) is one of the best movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). (Read More)

Themes:monster
Story:horror for children,  mad scientist,  ghost,  dog

A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

Picking up where the original Nightmare left off, Nancy has grown up and become a psychiatrist specializing in dream therapy. She meets a group of children at a local hospital facing Freddy Krueger, the same demon she once encountered in her sleep. One of them is Kristen, who has the power to draw other people into her dreams. Working with a male doctor assigned to the case, Nancy helps the kids realize their special abilities within the nightmare world. When Freddy captures one of her charges, she leads a rescue attempt into Krueger's domain, in hopes of putting his spirit to rest once and for all. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Story:stop motion animation,  skeleton,  doll,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  corpse,  ghost,  fire,  cult film

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Ghostbusters (1984)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Ghostbusters (1984)

Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz and Egon work at the University where they delve into the paranormal and fiddle with many unethical experiments on the students. As they are kicked out of the University do they really understand their knowledge of the paranormal and go into business for themselves. Under the new snazzy business name of 'Ghostbusters', and living in the old firehouse building they work out of, they are called to rid New York City of paranormal phenomenon at everyone's whim.... for a price. They make national press as the media thinks and pressures everybody the Ghostbusters are the cause of it all. Thrown in jail by the EPA, the mayor takes a chance and calls on them to help save the city. Unbeknownst to all, a long dead Gozer worshiper (Evo Shandor) erected downtown apartment building is the cause of all the paranormal activity. They find out the building could resurrect the ancient Hittite god, Gozer, and bring an end to all of humanity. Who are you gonna call to stop this terrible world-ending menace? (Read More)

Characters:mayor
Story:famous score,  stop motion animation,  no opening credits,  ghost,  supernatural power,  black comedy,  cult film

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) is one of the best movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

A retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and future.

Themes:christmas
Story:holiday in title,  four word title,  ghost,  cult film

Dracula Untold (2014)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, War

Dracula Untold (2014)

At the turn of the century, the young lord Vlad and his family live a peaceful life ruling over their small kingdom, but when a Turk warlord demands from Vlad a thousand boys and his son to create an army Vlad seeks a terrible power that will allow him to protect his kingdom and family from the Turks at a terrible cost. (Read More)

Locations:woods
Characters:vampire
Story:gothic,  skeleton,  no opening credits,  supernatural power,  falling from height,  corpse,  fire

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