Top 50 Best Witch Movies Of All Time

top 50 best witch movies of all time


Accio movies! There is something very real and unreal about the magic that we can’t really get over.


Throughout the world’s story, witches have come and gone. The good witch vs the bad witch story has been used even in fairytales to mimic mankind and its fallacies.


There is a lot in history that talks about witchcraft and wizardry. Like the famous, much-obsessed Salem trials as the Boston Globe once put it, “Salem owns Halloween like the North Pole owns Christmas”.


Hollywood has forever kept the promise and hence the creation of some of the finest classics and definitely a bunch of the * the ones that shall not be named*(there are no bad movies, only movies that are not on our lists).


Pop culture obsession with this cult however doesn’t stick to a single genre. You get horror, comedy, romance, thrillers, and even drama.


Time to give Witch movies the real honour they deserve Here is a list of ENTOIN’s top Witch movies ever made.




1. The Witch


The Witch


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Directed By Robert Eggers
Written By Robert Eggers
Music By Mark Korven
Costume Design By Linda Muir
Cinematography By Jarin Blaschke
Release Year 2015
Runtime 1h32min
Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie
IMDb Rating 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 59%
Global Box Office $40,423,945


If you are looking for a horror movie that will disturb you enough to think twice and thrice before the next movie you watch then you are in the right place.


The feature directorial debut of Robert Eggars has succeeded enough to confuse you between the reel and the reality of horror.


An odd mixture of religious paranoia and supernatural horror the movie grows on you in a way that turns off your sanity.


A Puritan family due to religious differences moves out of their comfort zone into someplace near the woods.


It all starts with the missing of the youngest sibling under the watch of the eldest, the legitimate Puritan fear of witchcraft and Satan grows even into the audience and hence makes it a perfect ode to the 17th century.




2. The Blair Witch Project


The Blair Witch Project


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Directed By Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez
Written By Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez
Music By Antonio Cora
Costume Design By NA
Cinematography By Neal Fredericks
Release Year 1999
Runtime 81minute
Starring Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard
IMDb Rating 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 56%
Global Box Office $248,639,099


How about a movie about movie people who ran one of the most successful internet marketing campaigns that made half the world believe in paranormal activities or better just confirmed it.


Three film students ‘Heather, Josh, and Mike’ decide to make a movie on the famous Blair Witch fable and sets out in search of the witch.


As scary as it sounds the maze gets compelling as they get stuck in their own plotline and lead to a tragic fate.


I’m not giving out much, I might end up spilling important details. The predecessor of found footage technique has set the bar so high and should definitely be on your watchlist.




3. Hocus Pocus


Hocus Pocus


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Directed By Kenny Ortega
Written By Mick Garris, Neil Cuthbert
Music By John Debney
Costume Design By Mary E. Vogt
Cinematography By Hiro Narita
Release Year 1993
Runtime 1h36min
Starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz
IMDb Rating 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score  N.A.
Global Box Office $44,947,705


The 1993 cult classic is all about the Sanderson sisters who are witches. In desperate need to be immortal, they conspire to murder a bunch of kids.


The loveable villains are treated as both antagonists and protagonists and therein lies your flimsy plot.


Bette Midler’s ‘Minifred’ took such a deep swing on the audience that the hangover still lingers and is the main reason why it is still a Halloween treat.


Honestly, goofy entertainment is good enough for Halloween entertainment and definitely deserves a space.




4. Suspiria




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Directed By Luca Guadagnino
Written By Dario Argento, Daria Nicolodi, David Kajganich
Music By Thom Yorke
Costume Design By Giulia Piersanti
Cinematography By Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
Release Year 2018
Runtime 153min
Starring Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci
IMDb Rating 6.7/10 
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 83%
Global Box Office $7,942,093


To all the Dakota Johnson fans out there, here’s a chance to see something you’ve never seen.


Inspired by the 1977 Italian film directed by Dario Argento. The movie revolves around a prestigious dance academy in Berlin to our surprise run by a coven of witches.


The winterish aesthetics totally grips you. Though a mood change from the typical standards of horror like Conjuring, I would also like to point out that this movie is not for everybody



5. Harry Potter series


Harry Potter series


Now, this is more of a list that crept its way into a list but then I really can’t make such a long list.


While not giving away the cast and crew details, we are including a list of the most cherished fantasy of the time.


  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2010/2011)


And two later added extended storylines “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” – November 18, 2016, & “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” – November 16, 2018.


JK Rowling is a master of wizardry that I seriously wonder if she really does take the train from platform 9¾.


The series is pure fantasy that actually put Harlem trials aside and caused a wicked obsession for magic in all the movie buffs and yea the bookaholics.


The Harry Potter series definitely got us thinking about the good and bad and definitely awesome spells.



6. The Witches of Eastwick


The Witches of Eastwick


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Directed By George Miller
Written By Michael Cristofer
Music By John Williams
Costume Design By Aggie Guerard Rodgers
Cinematography By Vilmos Zsigmond
Release Year 1987
Runtime 1h58min
Starring Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer
IMDb Rating 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 62%
Global Box Office $63,766,510


And that’s a very wickedly amusing combination of horror and comedy you wouldn’t want to miss.


A request for the perfect man by the witches gets delivered as the devil himself or he is called so.


Daryl Van Horne helps the witches in embracing themselves all, while giving the viewers a classic modern-day witchified fairy tale.


Great performances, Jack Nicholson, and visual perfections as made in 1987 standards. It’s a great movie to watch and they even refer to the Salem trials.


George Miller has definitely shown off his creative talent aesthetically and with foolproof casting.



7. Rosemary’s Baby


Rosemary’s Baby


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Directed By Roman Polanski
Written By Roman Polanski
Music By Krzysztof Komeda
Costume Design By Anthea Sylbert
Cinematography By William A. Fraker
Release Year 1968
Runtime 136min
Starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer
IMDb Rating 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score  N.A.
Global Box Office 87%


When all Rosemary (Mia Farrow) wanted was to be the perfect mother fate or her new neighbors had a different plan.


Based on the novel of the same name by Ira Levin it gets on your nerves and definitely, you’ll end up double-checking neighbors.


Bramford is the perfect neighborhood or so until innocent Rosemary starts realizing what she has unknowingly paid for.


There is death, destruction, nightmares, and friendly neighbors who are not really friendly. And Rosemary’s baby, that’s the main part you wouldn’t want me to tell you about.


Witchcraft, cult, and all kinds of horror. It’s a family pack definitely not for the brittle hearts in the family.



8. Bell, Book and Candle


Bell, Book and Candle


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Directed By Richard Quine
Written By Daniel Taradash, John Van Druten
Music By George Dunning
Costume Design By Jean Louis
Cinematography By James Wong Howe
Release Year 1958
Runtime 1h46min
Starring James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon.
IMDb Rating 6.8/10 
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 65%
Global Box Office N.A.


When the good witch falls in love with the mortal publisher there builds a storyline not so perfect but pleasant in all terms.


Jimmy Steward did do an average not bad performance. The movie is a light comedy enough to entertain you.


Oh, and also there is an underground society of witches and warlocks, the much-loved fantasy of an alternative world just became real.


And if you are watching witches what’s wrong with some muggle romance as well.



9. The Wizard of Oz


The Wizard of Oz


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Directed By Victor Fleming
Written By Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf
Costume Design By Adrian
Cinematography By Harold Rosson
Release Year 1939
Runtime 1h42min
Starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger
IMDb Rating 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 89%
Global Box Office $25,407,411


Now, you could put down lists of good films, epic creations, and evergreen stories.


This movie goes into all of those. This can be where the genre was born or even better it is where the wicked witch of the west put fashion standards for witches all through history.


The wonderful Judy Garland will always be Dorothy and so does the others and like fine wine the wonderful adaptation has aged well.


In the land of Oz as the wizard and Dorothy fights battles so do the viewers.


With its flaws and delights etched with loving care this movie gave the witchcraft fantasy moral standards as well and the surprise element the story evolves as you grow older, and you learn new things.



10. Black Sunday


Black Sunday


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Directed By Mario Bava
Written By Ennio De Concini, Mario Serandrei
Music By Roberto Nicolosi, Les Baxter
Costume Design By Tina Grani
Cinematography By Mario Bava
Release Year 1960 
Runtime 87min
Starring Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi, Ivo Garrani
IMDb Rating 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 77% 
Global Box Office N.A.


It is almost as if you’ve taken a bite off the horror platter that it lingers to a point you see it everywhere and that’s brilliant execution.


Director and cinematographer Mario Bava has put so much effort into the techniques of the movie that it moves forward effortlessly as a psychic, horror, thriller-like it is the only supposed to be genre.


Barbara Steele plays both the witch and the heroine. The 17th-century princess Asa and her boyfriend are put to death by her brother brutally and then they are resurrected back 200 years later.


To avenge the tragedy, they return, and then the real story begins. Though there are loopholes in the plotlines the movie is a must-watch if you’re in line for an evil female villain backup with the best cinematography techniques of the time.



11. Island of Witches


Island of Witches


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Directed By Ray Eddy, Matthew Gunnoe
Written By Ray Eddy, Matthew Gunnoe
Music By Neil Boumpani
Costume Design By Tracey Thaden 
Cinematography By Benjamin Lowell
Release Year 2014
Runtime 1h33min
Starring Ray Eddy, James Winburn, William Smith.
IMDb Rating 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score N.A.
Global Box Office N.A.


In Ancient Rome when a cursed coven of witches decides to destroy mankind they are trapped on an island by the forces of good.


A sceptical archaeologist in search of evidence for the existence of supernatural forces ends up at the foot of this mystery.


While devious individuals try to steal the result of his hard work there is much more to the curse that the island holds that can decide what could be left for mankind.


As challenging as it looks, it definitely has enough to keep you engaged in witchcraft.



12. I Am Not A Witch


I Am Not A Witch


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Directed By Rungano Nyoni
Written By Rungano Nyoni
Music By Matthew James Kelly
Costume Design By Holly Rebecca
Cinematography By David Gallego
Release Year 2017
Runtime 1h 33min
Starring Maggie Mulubwa, Henry B.J. Phiri, Nancy Murilo.
IMDb Rating 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 74%
Global Box Office $182,462


This is a new perspective from one of the finest new voices. The subject raised by the movie is alarming and to our horror in witchcraft or not, very real.


When a young girl Shula is accused of witchcraft it’s hard for her to deny it and the reason is later revealed.


Unlike the traditional witches, these witches perform acts like rainfall and read minds. There is even a point where Shula is asked to point out a thief, making it a ludicrous comedy.


But behind the comedy what we see is the sad reality of child abuse, oppression, and enslavement.


Where men use witchcraft as an option to suppress women, beyond fantasy this is a sad reality.



13. Babine




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Directed By Luc Picard
Written By Fred Pellerin, Joanne Arseneau, Serge Fiori
Music By Normand Corbeil
Costume Design By N.A.
Cinematography By Jérôme Sabourin 
Release Year 2008
Runtime 112min
Starring Vincent-Guillaume Otis, Isabel Richer, Alexis Martin
IMDb Rating 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 68%
Global Box Office N.A.


Young Babine was born with a tag as he had a witch for his mother.


And when Babine started growing in the remote village of Saint-Élie-de-Caxton all misfortunes that occurred were Babine’s fault.


When the village church catches fire, killing the old priest there is no one better to be accused of.


Will he survive the new priests tormenting and accusations? A small budget, quite a friendly movie not really in for so many intellectual questions can definitely be good from all the serious witchcraft.


For the ones who follow French, the experience would be quite remarkable as well.



14. The Little Witch


The Little Witch


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Directed By Mike Schaerer
Written By Matthias Pacht, Otfried Preußler
Costume Design By Katharina Ost
Cinematography By Matthias Fleischer
Release Year 2018
Runtime 103min
Starring Karoline Herfurth, Axel Prahl, Luis Vorbach. 
IMDb Rating 6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 100%
Global Box Office $15,295,482


Well, here is someone different from all our recent witches, a witch who wants to help the world.


A little witch of only 147 years wants to join the Bloxberg coven but the hostile senior witches find her breaking rules.


When she comes for the admission test, things turn ugly for everyone. A Swiss-German production that can definitely melt your heart.


In a competition between good and bad, you can definitely feel the beauty of the movie in your heart and definitely through your eyes.



15. Snow White and the Huntsman


Snow White and the Huntsman


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Directed By Rupert Sanders
Written By Evan Daugherty
Music By James Newton Howard
Costume Design By Colleen Atwood
Cinematography By Greig Fraser
Release Year 2012
Runtime 127min
Starring Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Harmsworth, Claflin
IMDb Rating 6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 52%
Global Box Office $396,592,829


Based on the classic German fairytale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves which doesn’t really need an explanation.


This dark adaptation of the fairytale exhibited some profound cinematographic techniques. The evil queen sends out a huntsman to bring her stepdaughter back and then he turns to her side and then what follows is a deadly battle between good and evil.


Atwood’s take on Theron’s costumes is remarkable as well. While Kristen Stewart was thoroughly criticized for the casting, Charlize Theron was well-received by the critic community.



16. Season of the Witch


Season of the Witch


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Directed By Dominic Sena
Written By Bragi F. Schut
Music By Atli Örvarsson
Costume Design By Carlo Poggioli
Cinematography By Amir Mokri
Release Year 2011
Runtime 94min
Starring Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Stephen Campbell Moore
IMDb Rating 5.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 30%
Global Box Office $91.6 million


The film begins in the dark, gloomy thirteenth century when a priest accuses three women of witchcraft which eventually leads to his own death.


Later in the 14th century, German Teutonic Knights Sir Behmen von Bleibruck and Sir Felson are on a quest for war, but then leave the order when they witness a large civilian massacre.


They reach an unknown village and are bestowed with the task to take a witch to a monastery to make sure if she is the cause for the plague that is spreading in the nation.


There is a book, monastery, a demon, and exorcism. That is a platter filled with all items for a spooky night.


Gore, blood, and breathtaking battles which the camera has captured exquisitely as well. If you’re into the genre then it’s definitely watchable.



17. Eve’s Bayou (1997)


eve's bayou (1997)


In the sweltering Louisiana heat, 10-year-old Eve Batiste discovers a disturbing secret about her seemingly ideal family. Eve’s charming father, a pillar of the community, conceals a web of adultery, ruining her innocence.


As she navigates the difficult summer, secrets emerge, revealing the fragmented connections within the Batiste family. Set in a rich Louisiana Creole town in the 1960s, the film delves into issues such as family secrets, generational pain, and the complexity of growing up.


The picture expertly merges magical realism with Creole themes, resulting in a compelling ambience that lasts long after the credits roll.


Eve’s Bayou received widespread acclaim for its stunning performances, particularly Jurnee Smollett’s depiction of the younger heroine. It was a box office success, surpassing expectations for an indie picture.



18. I Married a Witch


I Married a Witch


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Directed By René Clair
Written by(screenplay) Robert Pirosh, Marc Connelly
Music By Roy Webb
Costume Design By Edith Head
Cinematography By Ted Tetzlaff
Release Year 1942
Runtime 77min 
Starring Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley
IMDb Rating 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 69%
Global Box Office NA


There is something that sweeps off in a broom and takes you on that makes this movie a beautiful must-watch.


One of the finest classics of Hollywood and Veronica Lake is just fabulous. When two witches a dad and daughter are burned at the stake by puritan Wooley.


The Wooley men are cursed for a lifetime of bad women in their lives. Well, then fate has definitely played crazy cupid because when the witches return for revenge the tables turn in favour for the best.


With the right amount of warmth, humour, and definitely witchcraft it’s a spectacular work of art in all its senses.



19. The Witch: Part 1 – Subversion (2020)


the witch: part 1 - subversion (2020)


The Witch: Part 1 – Subversion (Manyeo) is a South Korean film about Ja-yoon, a young lady who has amnesia and finds she fled a secret government lab as a youngster.


As she navigates a seemingly regular existence, memories of her terrible past and weird talents emerge. Ja-yoon, pursued by the lab and plagued by her past, sets out on a mission to discover her actual identity and the secrets of her exceptional abilities.


The film’s success stemmed from its unusual combination of genres, which included thriller, action, and supernatural aspects. Critics commended the film’s exciting action sequences, Kim Da-mi’s engaging performance, and its treatment of topics like as memory, identity, and power abuse.


While some found the narrative complex and difficult, the film’s overall mystery and suspense kept audiences engaged.



20. Spirited away


Spirited away


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Directed By Hayao Miyazaki
Written By Hayao Miyazaki
Music By Joe Hisaishi
Costume Design By NA
Cinematography By Atsushi Okui
Release Year 2001
Runtime 125min
Starring Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino
IMDb Rating 8.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 97%
Global Box Office $355,475,245


Miyazaki is a genius and his movies aren’t any less. When ten-year-old Chihiro and her parents explore a tunnel on the way to the new home, some mysterious power transforms her parents into pigs.


Chihiro then takes a job at the bathhouse where she is trapped. The Bathhouse belongs to a witch.


She is renamed Sen and the rest of the story is about her encounter with magic and what really happens to her parents.


The age-old Japanese folklore of spiriting away is all about the mysterious disappearance of a person once they’ve angered the gods.


When you walk through Chihiro’s world through Miyazaki’s words you get lost in the perfect world.


The unending passion, perseverance, love, and morals for a lifetime all make this an animated masterpiece.



21. Witchfinder General


Witchfinder General


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Directed By Michael Reeves
Written By Tom Baker, Michael Reeves
Music By Paul Ferris
Costume Design By Jill Thompson
Cinematography By John Coquillon
Release Year 1968
Runtime 86min
Starring Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies, Wilfrid Brambell
IMDb Rating 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score NA
Global Box Office $1.5 million


Of all the movies of the time that dealt with similar plots, Witchfinder General is the darkest of them all.


The movie to date is referred to as one of the UK’s finest horror movies. Set in 1645 an established witch hunter Matthew Hopkins and his sadistic assistant John Stearne travel from village to village torturing suspected witches.


When village priest John Lowes’s niece Sara is sexually exploited in order to save him and still leads to his death.


Her fiancee Roundhead Richard Marshall is in search of revenge. 35 years into its existence and still the finesse exhibited by this movie is still underrated.


The perfect villain, the pure evil incarnate, power at its peak, historical perfection and a moral to be cherished with all its bitterness.


Witchfinder General is a must-watch for anyone in the genre.



22.  Nanny McPhee (2005)


Nanny McPhee (2005)


Headlined by Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, and Angela Lansbury, Nanny McPhee is a comedy-family that hit the screens in 2005. Kirk Jones brought the story to life with the help of competent crew members such as Emma Thompson (screenplay), Henry Braham (cinematography), and many others.


Cedric Brown is a widower, and in order to provide for his seven children, he works around the clock. But, his children, the bothersome brats led by their eldest brother, make sure to chase away all the nannies through their elaborate tricks and pranks.


When Cedric receives a one-month ultimatum to find a suitable partner, or otherwise gets separated from his children, who continue with their shenanigans. A new nanny is here to help straighten his life with some magic.



23. The Lords of Salem


The Lords of Salem


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Directed By Rob Zombie
Written By Rob Zombie
Music By Griffin Boice, John 5
Costume Design By Leah Butler
Cinematography By Brandon Trost
Release Year 2012
Runtime 1h41min
Starring Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davison, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Ken Foree
IMDb Rating 5.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 30%
Global Box Office $1,544,989


In Salem, Massachusetts it all starts when Heidi a recovering drug addict who works in a DJ music store receives a strange wooden box containing an album by the band called the lords.


When the music is played however it seems to have a strange impact on the women around.


As we move deeper into the movie it is revealed that Heidi is in the lineage of Rev Hawthorne who had in the past killed a lot of witches and had been cursed that she will give birth to something that will destruct mankind.


If you are into the B movie genre this is definitely worth watching.



24. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters


Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters


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Directed By Tommy Wirkola
Written By Tommy Wirkola, Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
Music By Atli Örvarsson
Costume Design By Marlene Stewart
Cinematography By Michael Bonvillain
Release Year 2013
Runtime 88min
Starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare
IMDb Rating 6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 53%
Global Box Office $226,349,749


Now, who wouldn’t mind some action in the classic fairytales? The movie begins with everything as in the fairytale.


There are two children, the famous gingerbread house, and yeah, of course, the Witch with the fanbase for her house.


It is so real that Hansel ends up with diabetes, humor my world. After killing the witch years later Hansel and Gretel turn into famous witch hunters.


When eleven children go missing in a village, they set up on a mission to save the children and on the way help some falsely accused and fight against the great witch Muriel for her heinous intentions for blood moon.


It is nothing very challenging but a good enough not boring movie that could keep you hanging around.


There is so much to laugh at and not much to think and sometimes that is the only thing you need.



25. Twitches




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Directed By Stuart Gillard
Written By Tamera Mowry, Tia Mowry, Kristen Wilson
Music By John Van Tongeren
Costume Design By NA
Cinematography By Martine Emile
Release Year 2015
Runtime 80min
Starring Ángel Salazar, Melle Mel
IMDb Rating 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 65%
Global Box Office NA


When the royal witch Miranda gives birth to the twin’s destiny demands them to be separated and leads them to very different lives.


On earth, they are adopted by very different households and on their 21st birthday when they meet each other unexpectedly there is a release of magic that tells them who they really are.


While their desire to save Coventry can lead to their deaths, the final verdict is a true surprise as the villain’s proximity is revealed.


The twin witches or twitches unlike the books don’t offer much and are an average expectation movie.



26. Brave




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Directed By Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
Written By Mark Andrews, Steve Purcell, Brenda Chapman, Irene Mecchi
Costume Design By NA
Cinematography By NA
Release Year 2012
Runtime 93min
Starring Mark Andrews, Steve Purcell, Brenda Chapman, Irene Mecchi
IMDb Rating 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 75%
Global Box Office $538,983,207


There was a lot in question when Disney and Pixar came together and that is definitely visible in the visual treat that is Brave.


The first Pixar movie to have a female lead. When Princess Merida is gifted a bow and arrow by her father King Fergus on her sixth birthday the adventure begins.


It is definitely a good movie with a lot of good intentions that failed in some places but definitely made a mark.


And a special mention to Merida’s hair that bounces, flies, and runs, seriously great work Pixar on the precision.


It is all about growing up, getting over your childish selfishness, and taking responsibility. Not Pixar’s super best but definitely watchable.



27. Howl’s Moving Castle


Howl's Moving Castle


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Directed By Hayao Miyazaki
Written By Hayao Miyazaki
Music By Joe Hisaishi
Costume Design By  N.A.
Cinematography By Atsushi Okui[
Release Year 2004
Runtime 119min
Starring Chieko Baisho, Takuya Kimura, Akihiro Miwa
IMDb Rating 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 93%
Global Box Office $236,214,446


One of the most financially successful movies in the history of Japan. Like all of Miyazaki’s splendid works like Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle teaches without preaching.


There are so many intricacies welded into the animation that the outcome is pitch-perfect.


Young milliner Sophie is cursed to be a ninety-year-old woman and she seeks the help of the wizard whom she met on a journey, Howl.


At Howls moving castle, we also meet Calcifer, the true source of power for the moving castle.


Sophie’s adventure in order to reverse the curse and save her kingdom and the stories that revolve around them makes an altogether memorable story.


The morals also run through you.



28. The Love Witch


The Love Witch


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Directed By Anna Biller
Written By Anna Biller
Music By Anna Biller
Costume Design By Anna Biller 
Cinematography By M. David Mullen
Release Year 2006
Runtime 120min
Starring Samantha Robinson, Gian Keys
IMDb Rating 6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 60%
Global Box Office $246,218


It’s an absolutely striking wonder. Everything that goes on in this movie is perfect music, makeup, and camera shot on 35mm are all beautifully done but then there is the plot which is actually found to be missing was the main criticism it faced.


The film is about an urban witch Elaine in search of her perfect man. She moves to a new house and immediately starts work.


She seduces men from different genres of life who all mysteriously end up dead. Her final boyfriend realizes the truth behind all this leading to his own tragedy.


The conundrum revealed is a lack of satisfaction in the witch’s desire for love. The movie ends in delirium.


While the one-woman super army led by Anna Biller has used a lot of specular techniques and the beautiful infusion of a feminist perspective there is still that thought lingering, it could have been cut shorter.



29. Bedknobs and Broomsticks


Bedknobs and Broomsticks


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Directed By Robert Stevenson
Written By Ralph Wright, Ted Burman
Music By Irwin Kostal
Costume Design By Bill Thomas
Cinematography By Frank V. Phillips 
Release Year 1971
Runtime 117min
Starring Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson
IMDb Rating 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 74%
Global Box Office NA


‘Portobello Road’ and ‘Eglantine’ are still humming around and yes you can’t easily get rid of those tunes.


This Disney magical is definitely old but indefinitely never old enough. Angela Lansbury stars as Miss Price who is studying witchcraft as a correspondence course during World War 2.


Three young children board with her to save them from the air raids in London.


Well, the children, Miss price and Doctor Brown sets out on a magical journey flying through the winds, swimming in the deep-water lagoons, meeting the worlds in stories, and finally in a war.


The movie may not be for all but it is definitely for kids. There is so much love, fantasy, and relationship in the movie that children would love.



30. The Witches


The Witches


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 Directed By Nicolas Roeg
Written By Roald Dahl, Allan Scott
Music By Stanley Myers
Costume Design By Marit Allen
Cinematography By Harvey Harrison
Release Year 1990
Runtime 91min
Starring Anjelica Huston, Eva Ernst, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher
IMDb Rating 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score NA
Global Box Office $10,360,553


A great adaptation of the Roald Dahl children’s classic. Just when you think you’ve got all the grandmother tales figured out what if they end up being real?


It all starts when a young boy Luke has to live with his grandmother after the death of his parents.


She has a lot of stories for Luke about witchcraft and wizardry. When grandma’s sickness forces them to move to the seaside it gets a lot more complicated for Luke.


At the hotel, they are staying there is an RSPCC meeting which is actually a Witches conference.


Young Luke and his friends Bruno and Eva are targeted. the adventurous journey of these kids that led to the destruction of a master plan by the bad witches of England is the main plot of the movie.


While there are a lot of things that could’ve gone wrong with this adaptation but then this dark fantasy is a must-watch Halloween special for kids.


Angelica Huston and Eva Ernst are definitely witch goals!



31. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe


The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


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Directed By Andrew Adamson
Written By Ann Peacock, Andrew Adamson, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, CS Lewis
Music By Harry Gregson Williams
Costume Design By Isis Mussenden
Cinematography By Donald McAlpine
Release Year 2005
Runtime 150min
Starring William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Liam Neeson
IMDb Rating 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score N.A.
Global Box Office $720,539,572


There is Narnia in the mind of every CS Lewis fan and to sum it up we could say that the movie has done almost complete justice in satisfying viewers.


Well, we do know that there is no movie that could equally compete with the original books.


When four siblings are stranded during the war, they end up living in the countryside.


An accidental revelation throws them into the myths and mysteries of Narnia. In a war against the white witch and the never-ending winter of Narnia, the family-friendly fantasy will remain in the good books beyond its flaws.


The wholesome elegance of the White Witch and her sorcery portrayed by Tilda Swinton is to be specially noted.


And yes, a piece of that Turkish delight again wouldn’t bore out the audience. While there are three movies in the series, the first movie deserves special mention.


The others on the list are The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)



32. Mother of tears


Mother of tears


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Directed By Dario Argento 
Written By Dario Argento, Jace Anderson, and Adam Gierasch
Costume Design By Ludovica Amati
Cinematography By Frederic Fasano
Release Year 2007
Runtime 87min
Starring Asia Argento, Cristian Solemeno
IMDb Rating 5.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 27%
Global Box Office $3,119,957


“Mater Lachrymarum” name descends a tragic fate on Rome. The movie begins when the catholic church digs up the body of a 19th-century official and is surprised when they found an urn with artifacts related to Mater Lachrymarum, the last surviving member of an ancient dark witch trio.


The urn is shipped to a museum in Rome where it unleashes a series of events including mass suicides, murder, and violence.


Sarah Mandy who works in the museum discovers her white witch lineage. In a desperate journey to save herself and mankind’s unusual steps, the story unveils.


Thirty years from the first in the trilogy ‘Not Suspiria’ was how the community widely reacted to the movie.



33. Dark Shadows


Dark Shadows


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Directed By Tim Burton
Written By John August(story), Seth Grahame-Smith (story& screenplay)
Music By Danny Elfman
Costume Design By Colleen Atwood
Cinematography By Bruno Delbonnel
Release Year 2012
Runtime 113min
Starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer
IMDb Rating 6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 46%
Global Box Office $245.5 million


Adding to the list of soap opera remakes we have Tim Burton’s, Dark Shadows. The film received mixed reviews from critics.


Lack of character development and a substantial subplot led was widely acknowledged as the reason for its poor performance in some markets.


There is so much to entertain in the movie but that’s just it. The film begins with a dark gloomy environment promising you so much but then it fails mainly because of the lack of a well-knitted plot.


When Barnabas Collins denies his love to a witch, he is cursed for a life where all his loved ones will die.


His eternal suffering continues when in a desperate measure to save his fiancée he is again cursed to be a vampire and is buried alive.


A construction group accidentally lets him out



34. Into the Woods


Into the Woods


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Directed By Rob Marshall (based on his musical)
Written By James Lapine
Costume Design By Colleen Atwood
Cinematography By Dion Beebe
Release Year 2015
Runtime 2hr 5min
Starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick
IMDb Rating 5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 49%
Global Box Office $212.9 million


An unexpected twist into the classic fairytale, this movie to our surprise has little red riding hood, the beanstalk, and Cinderella.


When a baker and his wife decide it’s time for a baby, the curse of the witch prevents them from making their wish true.


A curse that was the result of the bakers’ fathers’ deeds. The witch decides to let go of the curse under four conditions to help her make a potion: a cow as white as milk, a cape as red as blood, a hair as yellow as corn, and a slipper as pure as gold, none of which she is allowed to touch.


And herein comes our heroes into our definitely not-so-typical Disney movie. It’s dark, it’s disturbing and yea the theatre version still stands on top.



35. Virgin Witch


Virgin Witch


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Directed By Ray Austin
Written By Hazel Adair
Music By Ted Dicks
Costume Design By N.A.
Cinematography By Gerald Moss
Release Year 1972
Runtime 1h28min
Starring Ann Michelle, Vicki Michelle, Patricia Haines
IMDb Rating 4.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 20%
Global Box Office N.A.


When sisters Christine and Betty run away in search of work as models, they are lucky enough to find an opportunity in the country. which is actually a trap let out by a lesbian witch and needless to say it’s quite a ride from there.


Christine is initiated into the coven and then a lot happens. The movie was also released under the title Lesbian twins.


Well, in considering a big list this movie definitely can have a seat at the rear end.



36. The Craft


The Craft


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Directed By Andrew Fleming
Written By Peter Filardi, Andrew Fleming
Music By Graeme Revell
Costume Design By Deborah Everton 
Cinematography By Alexander Gruszynski
Release Year 1996
Runtime 101min
Starring Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Rachel True
IMDb Rating 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 65%
Global Box Office $24,819,936


When Sarah Bailey an unusual kid moves to live with her dad and stepmom it was highly unlikely for her to find a bunch of misfits like her.


When the new girl is seen to be making pencils float in the air, the other three decide it’s time for the fourth addition to their coven.


In order to take revenge against all the mean girls in town and for their personal gains they start using their supernatural powers and that disrupts the peace among themselves and turns ugly.


There is some wicked fun and you can definitely see the craft that has gone into the making.



37. Pumpkinhead




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 Directed By Stan Winston
Written By Mark Patrick Carducci, Gary Gerani
Music By Richard Stone
Costume Design By Leslie Peters Ballard
Cinematography By Bojan Bazelli
Release Year 1988
Runtime 86min
Starring Lance Henriksen, John D’Aquino, Jeff East, Kerry Remsen
IMDb Rating 6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 48%
Global Box Office $4,385,516


A story of vengeance that may also have a moral to it. When a widowed father loses his only son, he seeks revenge against the teens who caused this and consults a witch for the same.


While the witch warns the dad vengeance takes a good hold of his senses and that is understandable.


The witch releases a dreary creature called Pumpkinhead that has a strange trait. This trait, a triggering point for destruction and the witch’s power eventually causes things beyond our perceptions,



38. They’re Watching


They’re Watching


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Directed By Jay Lender, Micah Wright
Written By Jay Lender, Micah Wright
Music By Jonathan Wandag
Costume Design By Adina Bucur
Cinematography By N.A.
Release Year 2016
Runtime 95min
Starring Brigid Brannagh, David Alpay, Kris Lemche.
IMDb Rating 5.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 35%
Global Box Office NA


Another one from the much-adored Found footage genre. Set in the remote village of Moldova, a documentary team is traumatized not only by the villagers but also by a witch seeking revenge.


As they embark on the documentary to shoot a homeowner who has been transforming a run-down into an artist’s haven, they are in for a petrifying roller coaster ride.


While a lot happens in the movie, I can definitely guarantee you that out of the so many who came on the journey only a few or none leaves back home.


And the witch, oh she’s definitely a part of it although you might not really see it.


She’s definitely watching!



39. Teen Witch


Teen Witch


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Directed By Dorian Walker
Written By Robin Menken, Vernon Zimmerman
Music By Richard Elliot, Larry Weir
Costume Design By Judie C. Champion
Cinematography By Marc Reshvosky
Release Year 1989
Runtime 90min
Starring Robyn Lively, Zelda Rubinstein, Dan Gauthier, Joshua John Miller
IMDb Rating 6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 74%
Global Box Office $27,843


It is a hilariously Okay 80s movie. When Louise Miller has a bike accident, she seeks the help of someone who eventually helps her in finding her true identity.


Her past is unveiled as she realizes the witch reincarnation that she is and about the powerful amulet that she lost in her previous life.


With the help of Madame Serena, she uses her newfound powers to totally stupid teenage dreams and thereby causing a lot of problems.


In total, we could classify it as a teenage fantasy movie that is a curious combination defying classification for its take into multiple genres.



40. The Wretched


The Wretched


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Directed By Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce
Written By Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce
Music By Devin Burrows
Costume Design By Laura Cristina Ortiz
Cinematography By Conor Murphy
Release Year 2019
Runtime 95min
Starring John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda, Zarah Mahler, Kevin Bigley
IMDb Rating 5.8/10 
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 46%
Global Box Office $4,353,881


A well-executed, decent, scary horror movie with an intriguing witch. There is something very predictable about all horror movies but their intricacies wired delicately make them unique by inches.


When Ben Shaw a recent divorcee sent to live with his parents realizes something strange is happening around his new neighborhood. It is not long before he realizes the impact of a witch that is known for possessing people and “feeding on the forgotten”.


As Ben starts identifying the almost forgotten people, he is close to his own doom.


It ends on a note that doesn’t end but then that is the case with most horror thrillers. While a lot could’ve been changed within the story, the camera and artistic brilliance are definitely to be noted.


The witch and her forest are impeccable even for their creepiness and that’s brilliant execution on that side.


A better tone within the characters could’ve really helped.



41. The Huntsman: Winter’s War


The Huntsman: Winter's War


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Directed By Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
Written By Evan Spiliotopoulos, Craig Mazin, Evan Daugherty
Music By James Newton Howard
Costume Design By Colleen Atwood
Cinematography By Phedon Papamichael 
Release Year 2016
Runtime 114min
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Nick Frost
IMDb Rating 6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 45%
Global Box Office $164,989,338


It is important to note that, don’t connect this to the previous movies. It is just an extended story thread that can almost be considered as a new movie.


When evil Queen Ravenna’s sister Freya has a baby with Andrew, the baby is killed by Andrew.


Furious Freya kills Andrew and decides from then on, all babies in her kingdom taken to her palace and be trained for being huntsman.


Compensating her grief with power. The plot further develops into the role of the mirror and Ravenna in the massive destruction that erupted.


Eric and Sara among the huntsman whose love plays the role of the driving force in making everything right are brilliantly executed.


The color palette is also to be noted for its perfection. It keeps you engaged, it explores love and then there are the most adorable dwarves, more than enough reasons to love it.



42. Beautiful Creatures


Beautiful Creatures


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Directed By Richard LaGravenese
Written By Richard LaGravenese, Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
Costume Design By Jeffrey Kurland
Cinematography By Philippe Rousselot
Release Year 2013
Runtime 124min 
Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert
IMDb Rating 6.1/10 
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 54%
Global Box Office $60,052,138


When the out-of-town normal kid falls in love with the outcast in the city we have a whole new story of love, family and witchcraft unfolding.


A locket that shares family history gives glimpses of the past. When two dark casters want to push Lena to the darker side complications arise.


In a struggle between light and darker sides, their relationship is under scrutiny so is the fate of the world.


The major criticism that the movie faced was for being a watered-down version of ‘Twilight’ and was mainly a by-product of the movie market demands.


While another group didn’t agree as well. And that’s how most average movie reviews work.


We don’t find the movie that bad and believe that it deserves an average ranking.


The cinematography, special effects, and sound have all in fact tried to do good work.



43. Seventh Son


Seventh Son


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Directed By Sergei Bodrov
Written By Charles Leavitt, Steven Knight, Matt Greenberg
Music By Marco Beltrami
Costume Design By Jacqueline West
Cinematography By Newton Thomas Sigel
Release Year 2014
Runtime 102min
Starring Jeff Bridges
IMDb Rating 5.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 34%
Global Box Office $114,178,613


Spending almost all of his life saving the land from supernatural threats, witch hunter Gregory faces his nightmare again when Witch queen Malkin regains her power and escapes during the rise of the blood moon.


When he pursues to capture her, his assistant gets killed and Malkin escapes, rendering him powerless.


Gregory then seeks the seventh son of a seventh son Tom as his apprentice and trains him to kill the witch queen before she regains her full power.


On their journey, Tom meets Alice a witch who is captured and rescues her from their captors.


The movie went through a lot of struggles during filming and it is commendable that it didn’t turn out bad.



44. Drag Me to Hell


Drag Me to Hell


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Directed By Sam Raimi
Written By Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi
Costume Design By Isis Mussenden
Cinematography By Peter Deming
Release Year 2009
Runtime 99min
Starring Alison Lohman, Justin Long
IMDb Rating 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 62%
Global Box Office $90,842,646


While not exactly a witch movie this can generally be included in the genre. Sam Raimi incorporates genius horror into the movie and that’s definitely a treat.


A séance goes wrong and San Dena vows to fight the demon she faced. Years later a young bank loan officer is cursed by a customer and is haunted by an evil spirit.


She falls into a sleep-deprived, haunting narrative. San Dena is called upon to help but nothing truly prepares them for the rest.


A curse that can haunt you enough to take a trip to hell. Not exactly witchcraft but enough evil to ward off your mental peace.



45. Strike Witches


Strike Witches


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Directed By Kazuhiro Takamura
Written By Yoshiyuki Kazumi
Costume Design By NA
Cinematography By Kôjirô Hayashi
Release Year 2012
Runtime 1h34min
Starring Cristina Valenzuela
IMDb Rating 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score NA
Global Box Office $1,997,136


When a mysterious alien force called Neuroi attacks the alternative earth, there is no other option but to call upon the witches to save the day.


Yoshika Miyafuji, a girl from the Fusō Empire joins the titular Strike Witches to investigate the death of her father and help fight off the Neuroi.


Inspired by real-life pilots, the witches build striker units, a kind of weapon that enhances their magical abilities. 


This spin-off of the anime series is not as popular as the series itself but it’s a decent watch.



46. The Last Witch Hunter


The Last Witch Hunter


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Directed By Breck Eisner
Written By Cory Goodman, Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless
Music By Steve Jablonsky
Costume Design By Luca Mosca
Cinematography By Dean Semler
Release Year 2015
Runtime 1hr 46min
Starring Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood
IMDb Rating 6.0
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 43%
Global Box Office $130,818,912


One mandatory aspect of all witch movies is that ‘it all began hundreds of years ago’ and so does this movie.


And so, eight hundred years ago the witch queen unleashed the black plague with the sole intention to wipe out humanity.


Kaulder leads the knights into her defeat and is cursed to eternal life and there begins our story.


Present-day Kaulder helps in finding rogue witches and saving the world. When the evil witch is resurrected her aim is to avenge her death and what follows is an epic battle between good and evil.


Though a bit of crack in the plot, great visuals, and good casting makes this movie deserve a place on the list.



47. The Witches


The Witches


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Directed By Robert Zemeckis
Written By Robert Zemeckis, Kenya Barris, Guillermo del Toro
Music By Alan Silvestri
Costume Design By Joanna Johnston
Cinematography By Don Burgess
Release Year 2020
Runtime 106min
Starring Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci
IMDb Rating 5.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score NA
Global Box Office $26,900,000


Another adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic. Almost the same plot as the earlier movie but much lower in its standards.


We do have another one on the list, do check that one out. This one crept into our list only to let you know even in 2020 people ruin remakes and the saga never ends and yes, we have Anne Hathaway in the movie.


Except for Octavia Spencer, there is not much we could give a good rating to.



48. Practical Magic


Practical Magic


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Directed By Griffin Dunne
Written By Robin Swicord, Akiva Goldsman, Adam Brooks
Music By Alan Silvestri
Costume Design By Judianna Makovsky
Cinematography By Andrew Dunn
Release Year 1998
Runtime 104min
Starring Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Dianne Wiest, Stockard Channing
IMDb Rating 6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 32%
Global Box Office $46,733,235


We also have good movies in the end, so go on. When Maria Owens, a young witch with an unborn child is exiled to an unknown city.


She casts a spell on herself to no longer fall in love and soon she succumbs to death.


The curse however travels a long way to present-day Gillian and Sally Owens and they totally own it.


They cast their spells for love and the aches that follow are ridiculously funny and also dark.


Beyond love, there is so much about the sisters and their relationship that is very convincing and real in the movie.


Who knew mixing a witch movie and a romantic comedy can keep you engaged for so long?


Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock are devilishly awesome and their characterizations run perfectly through the plot.


The town’s fear of witchcraft was not fully developed but still, the movie definitely runs on different standards.


Wickedly funny, entertaining, and a light-hearted magical experience.



49. Witchcraft




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Directed By Rob Spera
Written By Jody Savin
Music By Randy Miller
Costume Design By NA
Cinematography By Jens Sturup
Release Year 1988
Runtime 95min
Starring Anat Topol, Gary Sloan, Mary Shelley
IMDb Rating 4.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score 13%
Global Box Office NA


All Grace wanted to have was a normal happy family. While her pregnancy she has the disturbing vision of two witches being burned which haunts her.


After her delivery, however, the images no longer appear and she shifts to her mother in laws mansion.


The actual problems arise when she realizes that her husband and mother-in-law are actually tied to the occult.


When motherly instincts strike, she is up against her own family in order to save herself and her newborn.


The underground horror flick managed twelve sequels but didn’t really lead to a lot of good reviews.


As for the visuals the movie was widely criticized for its wide collection of borrowed shots from horror movies, mainly Rosemary’s Baby.



50. The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)


The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)


The House with a Clock in Its Walls is one of those movies that never quite found its footing, despite a talented cast and crew. Directed by Eli Roth, and starring Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, and Owen Vaccaro, the movie failed to make an impression with critics or audiences when it was released in 2018.


After the tragic loss of his parents, ten-year-old Lewis Barnavelt is sent to live with his mysterious Uncle Jonathan in the small town of New Zebedee, Michigan. When strange occurrences begin happening in the house, Lewis discovers that both Jonathan and his neighbour Florence are practising witches and warlocks.


Together, they uncover a sinister plot by the house’s previous owners, a warlock named Isaac Izard and his evil wife Selena, to use a powerful clock to erase humanity from existence.



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