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The Most Successful Supernatural Movies & TV Series To-date

Updated on September 10, 2013

Many of us have this liking for movies and TV series with supernatural beings & mystical powers. Perhaps because we just love being amazed with how this unusual and extraordinary powers of mystical creatures be made visible by modern filming technology and special effects. And also of curiosity and excitement of what lies beneath the story.

Below are the most successful TV and movie series many have loved. Those who have not been able to completely watch it, it's not too late though, thank you to Amazon.

X-files, September 1993 to May 2002

X files is a TV series created by Chris Carter that was later made into two movie series, one in 1998 and second in 2008. The series is about the government secret files of supernatural things/occurrences which the two diligent FBI agents, Mulder & Scully are trying to decipher by evidences and extensive study/investigation to the detriment of their own safety for the sake of transparency to mankind.

The series and the two leads, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, have received multiple nominations and several awards from Emmy and Golden Globe. The show which had 9 seasons and 202 episodes, was the longest-running science fiction series in US television history at the time it ended.

Smallville, October 2001 to May 2011

Smallville is a TV series which is based on DC comics that shows the discovery & struggles of the young Superman. The young Clark Kent has been portrayed by Tom Welling.

It has surpassed the record of 'Stargate SG-1', being the longest-running North American science fiction series and further become the longest-running comic-book based series in television history. Smallville had 10 seasons and 218 episodes.

Charmed, October 1998 to May 2006

Charmed is a TV series about female siblings, Halliwell sisters, each gifted with unique, magical abilities and were the strongest and most powerful good witches in the world. The “charmed ones” were Alyssa Milano as Phoebe (who has the power of premonition), Holly Marie Combs as Pipper (who can freeze time) and Shannen Doherty as Prue (who has telekinesis). Rose McGowan as Paige (half-witch, half-white lighter), a long-lost half-sister, later joined after Prue’s death.

The central theme of the show was the sister’s struggle in balancing and keeping their paranormal identities secret and separate from their normal lives which created the tensions and challenges while the exposure of magic resulted in a number of police and FBI investigations throughout the series. Their magical superpowers also continue to develop & evolve during the entire series.

The show which had 8 seasons and 178 episodes was the longest-running, hour-long television series featuring all-female leads. In 2012, Charmed was the 2nd most-watched TV series on subscription video-on-demand services, Netflix and Amazon Instant Video included.

X-Men, 2000 to 2014

X men is based on Marvel comics series that was adapted into a TV-anime and movie series about a group of mutants who are trained to use their powers for the benefit of mankind and how they struggle to co-exist and gain acceptance from the society. They were called X men because they are human with extraordinary genes which give them power & abilities lacking in ordinary beings. X men started off with just five members namely Wolverine, Storm, Beasts, Cyclops and Jean Grey (Phoenix). They were founded and guided by a paraplegic telepath named Professor Charles Xavier a.k.a. Professor X who later recruited other members like Angel, Iceman, Pyro, Marvel Girl, Rogue, Night crawler, Armor, Cannonball, Colossus, Dazzler, Emma Frost, Karma, Mirage, North star, Pixie, Psylocke and Warpath.

They fought against Magneto, a character who can manipulate metals, who’s a long time friend of Professor X but choose to pursue his hatred for all mankind for discriminating mutants. Xmen also fought against William Stryker and his Purifiers, an anti-mutant group who believes that the X men are not human beings but children of the devil and tried to exterminate them several times.

"The X-Men are hated, feared and despised collectively by humanity for no other reason than that they are mutants. So what we have here, intended or not, is a book that is about racism, bigotry and prejudice."

Uncanny X-Men writer Chris Claremont, 1981

X-Men Film Series

X-Men (year 2000)

X2 (year 2003)

X-Men: The Last Stand (year 2006)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (year 2009)

X-Men First Class (year 2011)

The Wolverine (year 2013)

Up until 2014, the X men film series will have a total of 7. The 7th film, X men: Days of Future Past, will revive the cast & characters of the X men trilogy and X men First Class. This movie installment is scheduled to be released on May 23, 2014.

Twilight Saga, November 2008 to November 2012

Twilight Saga is a movie series inspired from a four-book novel written by Stephenie Meyer that tells a story about an immortal love between an ordinary, clumsy teenage girl named Bella and a gorgeous, good-hearted vampire Edward who both beat all odds to be together forever.

The saga has 5 movie installments and all of it were a global success.

Harry Potter, 2001 to 2011

Harry Potter is an 8-series film adapted from the novel written by J.K. Rowling. All of these eight films ranked high on the list of highest grossing movies of all time and have won numerous awards from the Academy.

Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint were 11 years old while Emma Watson was only 10 years old when they were cast for the role. Following the movie, you can witness their transition from cute little kids to young vibrant adults.

Legendary Supernatural Movies

Spiderman movie series, 2002 to 2012

Batman movie series 1966 to 2012

Superman movie series 1948 to 2013

Most Popular Supernatural Series

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© 2009 Caroline Guillermo


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