Witch movies are often very creepy and features interesting stories mostly involving black magic and witchcraft practices. Horror filmmakers are often fascinated by ancient time periods and the bizarre rituals that were in practice back then and this relentless obsession drives them to come up with intriguing stories about witches that are quite mysterious and often seductively creepy. While most movies about witches have often been ridiculously blown over the top and turned into cheesy horror fests, we’ve also had a few cinematic gems that have managed to stand the test of time.With that said, here’s the list of top movies about witches ever. You can watch some of these best witch movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
12. Seasons of the Witch (1973)
‘Season of the Witch’ depicts a bored housewife who finds out about a woman who practices witchcraft. She becomes increasingly fascinated by it and gets involved in the dangerous occult. Written and directed by George A. Romereo, the film was noted for its rough style and bizarrely edgy, over-the-top approach and now looks a tad bit dated but is nevertheless fascinating to watch the director evolve with his craft. The film was originally ‘Jack’s Wife’ with Romeroe himself handling all the major aspects of the film but the distributor would butcher major parts of the film and change the title to ‘Hungry Wives’ and tried to market it as a softcore pornography flick but failed to find audience and would then be re-released years later under the title that we know today.
11. The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
You can’t really go wrong when you have actors like Jack Nicholson, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer in your film. And George Miller’s fantasy flick doesn’t hit a bad note here in delivering a quirky storyline with a great mix of horror, fantasy and comedy. The film revolves around three women who have their wishes and desires granted when a charming man enters their lives. It takes some bizarre twist and turns as the film progresses and to delve more into it would be denying you the sheer pleasure and fun of experiencing the film as a whole. There are elements that are wildly blown over-the-top with its comedy and fantasy elements but nothing really hampers the tonality of the film which is what makes it such a an enjoying watch.
10. Night of the Eagle (1962)