It's a (relatively) recent movie about a kid whose scientist father is missing or presumed dead. The kid experiences strange situations (e.g., books from a case fall off). In the end, it was the father the one that was throwing those books to draw the attention of the kid. Does anyone know the name of this film?
The following scene may be the one you're remembering:
And here is a quick description of the film.
In the near future around the American Midwest, Cooper an ex-science engineer and pilot, is tied to his farming land with his daughter Murph and son Tom. As devastating sandstorms ravage earths crops, the people of Earth realize their life here is coming to an end as food begins to run out. Eventually stumbling upon a NASA base near Cooper's home, he is asked to go on a daring mission with a few other scientists into a wormhole because of Cooper's scientific intellect and ability to pilot aircraft unlike the other crew members. In order to find a new home while Earth decays, Cooper must decide to either stay, or risk never seeing his children again in order to save the human race by finding another habitable planet.
The strange things that are happening are attributed to "Murphy's Ghost"