2 comments / Posted on by Magic Proposal

Gone are the days where witches are being portrayed as green mean evil villains and monsters to be destroyed. The times have changed and so as the portrayal of witches and witchcraft. 

Relive some old witchy movies and discover the more recent ones with the list we conjured for you! Sit back, relax, grab a cup of witches' brew and enjoy!

1. The Wizards of Oz (1939)

No one can compile a list of witchy movies and leave out The Wizard of Oz. This movie has been a part of all our childhood!

2. I Married A Witch (1942)

Veronica Lake plays a beautiful 17th-century witch who returns to life after being burned centuries ago and plagues politician Wallace Wooley, the descendant of her persecutor.

3. Bell, Book, and Candle (1958)

Along with 1942’s Veronica Lake–starring I Married a Witch, Bell, Book, and Candle helped inspired the TV series Bewitched. It’s worth watching for Jack Lemmon’s performance as a bongo-playing warlock alone.


4. Black Sunday (1960)

Widely censored after its release and outright banned in the United Kingdom - Mario Bava’s influential masterpiece is rendered in stark yet stunning black and white. A long-ago executed witch rises from the dead, hell-bent on revenge, is a visual feast of castles and coffins and gore.

5. Night of the Eagle (1962)

If you are looking for horror and voodoo magic then Night of the Eagle is a movie you should see.

6. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Based on the novel by Ira Levin, this '60s hit follows Rosemary Woodhouse as she begins to believe she's been impregnated by Satan himself. Throughout an increasingly terrifying series of events, Rosemary grows distrustful of her husband Guy and their friendly yet eccentric neighbors in this cult horror classic.

7. Inferno (1980) 

A sequel to Suspiria, Inferno is about a brother and sister that get inadvertently involved in a world of witchcraft and alchemy. 

8. Escape To Witch Mountain (1975)

Two orphans come to terms with their extraordinary powers in this timeless film. While they're at it, a few important and mysterious truths about their truth begin to reveal themselves.

9. Suspiria (1977)

The original movie follows the story of a ballerina student named Susie in a prestigious European dance school that is actually comprised of a murderous coven of witches.

10. The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

A story of three friends recovering from the loss of loved ones and discovering their abilities as witches with the help of a mysterious enigmatic man. The witches went from reserved townsfolk to self-fulfilling individuals.

11. The Witches (1990)

The moment The Grand High Witch removed her human disguise we gagged and shrieked in horror. This movie will definitely teach kids not to talk to strangers!

12. Hocus Pocus (1993)

In recent years, Hocus Pocus has become a cult-classic Halloween mainstay, ruling the airwaves as dominantly as A Christmas Story does in December. There’s a good reason for that: It’s the perfect Halloween movie and a must-watch for aspiring young witches. 

13. The Craft (1996)

This ’90s horror flick about a coven of high-school outcasts holds up quite well, as does its dark brand of girl power. 

14. The Crucible (1996)

One of the most well-known witch stories of our time combines fictional characters with some very real details from the Salem Witch Trials.

15. Eve’s Bayou (1997)

This gorgeous southern gothic drama, set in 1960s Louisiana and directed by Kasi Lemmons, is a moody meditation on family, mysticism, and sex. 

16. Practical Magic ( 1998)

Do you ever stop and think about how lucky humankind is that a movie exists in which Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman play eccentric, modern-day sister witches? Well, thank the Goddess for Practical Magic.

17. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

he foremother of the found-footage genre follows three filmmakers lost in the Black Hills Forest, seeking out the strange old woman who’s rumored to haunt the woods. Let’s just say it doesn’t end well for them. Blair Witch was a global phenomenon, with a viral marketing campaign that suggested the actors were actually missing and presumed dead.

18. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

Dive into the magical world of Harry Potter by watching the first movie in the series, which follows the young student in his first year at Hogwarts.

19. The Chronicles of Narnia (2005)

 A merciless, cruel, and power-hungry witch claiming the throne of Narnia. Instead of magical spells and rituals, the white witch has a golden wand she uses to turn living things into stone.

20. Season of the Witch (2011)

A young woman accused of being a witch is blamed for causing the Black Plague in a 14th-century village. As members of the church capture her and plan her fate, Behmen, played by Nicolas Cage, fights to defend her.

21. Beautiful Creatures (2013)

This southern-based story follows teen Ethan and his supernatural crush Lena, who is dealing with a curse that will take hold of her on her 16th birthday.

22. Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

You know the story of Dorothy, but now you can discover how Oz came to be a powerful wizard. 

23. Maleficent (2014)

Angelina Jolie stars in this Sleeping Beauty spinoff, which tells the story of Maleficent’s transformation from good to evil after her first love betrays her.

24. The Last Witch Hunter (2015)

If you're looking for something a little different, this movie's for you.

25. The Love Witch (2016)

Auteur Anna Biller - who wrote, directed, and produced The Love Witch, in addition to serving as its editor, production designer, costume designer, and composer - painstakingly crafted this gloriously ’60s-exploitation movie turned feminist satire, heavy on retro glamour and sensuality.

26. Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them (2016)

In it, "magizoologist" Newt Scamander accidentally loses track of a few magical beasts...and so the adventure begins.

Tell us your favorite movies! Stay tuned with us to explore a more incredible Witchcraft world!


  • Posted on by Amanda

    Can’t forget about the kids classic Bedknobs and Broomsticks with Angela Lansbury :) I grew up loving this movie.

  • Posted on by Kimberly

    I loved, loved, loved Practical Magic. The books are even better!

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