Movies about witches

List of the best films about witches, witch hunters and their witchcraft: Curse of the Witch's Doll, 7 Witches, The Huntsman: Winter's War, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, The Witching, The Last Witch Hunter, Into the Woods, Seventh Son, Witching & Bitching, The Wicked, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Season of the Witch, The Brothers Grimm, The Blair Witch Project, Practical Magic, The Witches of Eastwick
Genrefantasy, Action, Thriller, Comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, Czech Republic, United Kingdom
CastMatt Damon, Heath Ledger, Lena Headey
DirectorTerry Gilliam
The Brothers Grimm, Wilhelm (Matt Damon) and Jacob (Heath Ledger), are dysfunctional schemers who go from town to town putting on shows that convince inhabitants they are getting rid of demons. After one such scam, a mysterious man called Cavaldi (Peter Stormare) brings them to a French general, who persuades them to battle the evil that has kidnapped 10 girls from a small village. During the investigation, the cynical Wilhelm and sensitive Jacob see things that point to real magic at work.
Genrefantasy, Action, adventure
CastNicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Stephen Campbell Moore
DirectorDominic Sena
His faith broken by many years fighting in the Crusades, a knight named Behman (Nicolas Cage) returns to Europe and finds it ravaged by the Black Plague. A dying cardinal orders Behman and his friend, Felson (Ron Perlman), to take an accused witch to a remote abbey, where monks will destroy her powers and end the pestilence. As Behman and five comrades undertake the dangerous journey, they come to realize that the prisoner is no ordinary girl, and evil forces await at the destination.
GenreComedy, adventure, fantasy
CountrySpain, France
CastHugo Silva, Mario Casas, Pepón Nieto
DirectorÁlex de la Iglesia
An absurd, racy comedy starring a group of desperate thieves who rob a Cash-for-Gold shop in Madrid's Puerta del Sol and make a crazy dash for Disneyland with one of the heister's sons in tow. But on the border with France, they fall into the hands of Basque witches who apply themselves diligently to the ancient customs of their craft and bringing the men down a peg or two.
GenreHorror, Thriller
CastDanika Golombek, Megan Hensley
DirectorBrady Hall
As their big day approaches, Cate and Cody should be celebrating. They’ve got their family with them, they’ve rented an island for the big day, but unbeknownst to them their wedding falls on the day when a 100 year old curse comes to fruition. Instead of celebrating they find themselves fighting for their lives as a coven of witches rise for revenge.
Genrefantasy, Comedy
CastJack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Cher
DirectorGeorge Miller
Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted - at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.
Genrefantasy, melodrama, Comedy
CountryUSA, Australia
CastSandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Stockard Channing
DirectorGriffin Dunne
Sally and Gillian Owens, born into a magical family, have mostly avoided witchcraft themselves. But when Gillian's vicious boyfriend, Jimmy Angelov, dies unexpectedly, the Owens sisters give themselves a crash course in hard magic. With policeman Gary Hallet growing suspicious, the girls struggle to resurrect Angelov -- and unwittingly inject his corpse with an evil spirit that threatens to end their family line.
GenreHorror, detective
CastHeather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams
DirectorDaniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez
Found video footage tells the tale of three film students (Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams) who've traveled to a small town to collect documentary footage about the Blair Witch, a legendary local murderer. Over the course of several days, the students interview townspeople and gather clues to support the tale's veracity. But the project takes a frightening turn when the students lose their way in the woods and begin hearing horrific noises.
GenreHorror, fantasy, Action
CountryUSA, Germany
CastJeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen
DirectorTommy Wirkola
Fifteen years after Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) defeated the wicked witch who planned to have them for her dinner, the siblings have come of age as skilled bounty hunters. Hell-bent on retribution, they have dedicated their lives to hunting down and destroying every witch still lurking in the dark forests of their homeland. As the notorious blood moon approaches, the siblings face a great evil -- one that could hold the secret to their terrifying past.
Genrefantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada, China
CastBen Barnes, Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore
John Gregory, who is a seventh son of a seventh son and also the local spook, has protected his country from witches, boggarts, ghouls and all manner of things that go bump in the night. However John is not young anymore, and has been seeking an apprentice to carry on his trade. Most have failed to survive.
Genremusical, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
CastMeryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden
DirectorRob Marshall
Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales in a musical format that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel-all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.
Genrefantasy, Action, adventure
CountryUSA, China, Canada
CastRose Leslie, Elijah Wood
DirectorBreck Eisner
The last remaining witch hunter battles against an uprising of witches in modern day New York. Tormented by the loss of his family and cursed with immortal life, the last witch hunter (Vin Diesel) is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history.
CastIan Carlsen
DirectorCorey Norman
With Halloween only hours away, the members of a popular podcast, The Witching Hour, gather to swap scary stories in the dark. But they bargain for more than just ratings when they venture to the site where the Woodland Valley Witch was brutally murdered.
GenreHorror, Thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CastEmile Hirsch, Brian Cox, Ophelia Lovibond
DirectorAndré Øvredal
Cox and Hirsch play father and son coroners who receive a mysterious homicide victim with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to identify the beautiful young "Jane Doe," they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying secrets.
Genrefantasy, Action, Drama, adventure
CastChris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Sam Claflin
DirectorCedric Nicolas-Troyan
Long before the evil Queen Ravenna (Theron) was thought vanquished by Snow White’s blade, she watched silently as her sister, Freya (Blunt), suffered a heartbreaking betrayal and fled their kingdom. With Freya’s ability to freeze any enemy, the young ice queen has spent decades in a remote wintry palace raising a legion of deadly huntsmen—including Eric (Hemsworth) and warrior Sara (Chastain)—only to find that her prized two defied her one demand: Forever harden your hearts to love. When Freya learns of her sister’s demise, she summons her remaining soldiers to bring the Magic Mirror home to the only sorceress left who can harness its power.
CountryUnited Kingdom
CastHelen Crevel, Layla Watts
DirectorLawrence Fowler
After a series of inexplicable events, Adeline Gray believes a haunted doll possesses the soul of a vengeful Witch. To have any hope of being reunited with her missing daughter, she knows she must defeat the evil curse of The Witch's Doll.
GenreHorror, fantasy, Thriller
CastDevon Werkheiser, Justin Deeley, Jess Adams
DirectorPeter Winther
A Group of teenagers test the legend of an immortal witch and get more than they bargained for. It's almost Halloween and six young people, spooked but not undaunted by the folklore surrounding an old haunted house, make their way to the abode of the legendary Wicked, perhaps hoping to provoke the malevolent witch, but clearly not prepared for what they've certainly unleashed.