40 Movies About Witches That Are Absolutely Spellbinding
Witches often get a bad rap. Sure, plenty of witches throughout history and in fiction are often depicted as evil old ladies who are out to steal youth and beauty, and curse people for eternity. But not all fictional witches have horrible goals in mind. Take Glinda the Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz. She only wanted to help Dorothy and Toto find their way home. Her name says it all! But unfortunately for Glinda, many of the sinister witches in TV shows and movies take the cake and set the tone for how witches are viewed. We all know how awful all of the witches in Disney movies are, with every single one wreaking havoc on the various princesses they encounter.
Some fictional witches, though, can be found in some seriously scary horror movies, like The Wretched, Rosemary's Baby, and The Blair Witch Project. These films take the more twisted idea of a witchy character and use it to spook viewers, playing up that bad rap we mentioned. These witches may not take the form of your witchy Halloween costume — with a pointed black hat, broomstick, and cauldron — but they're chilling characters that are absolutely iconic in both the witch and horror genres.
If you're looking for straight up horror movies about witches, have no fear (or, some fear), because this list of witch movies has plenty of those for you to enjoy (with the lights on and maybe with a friend). We've covered everything from suspenseful scary films and Disney movies, to supernatural thrillers and historical fiction. We're even tapping into anime fantasy, because witches aren't just bound to one particular genre! Whether they're good, bad, or plain old evil, ahead you'll find 40 of the best movies that feature witches.