The ‘Blair Witch Project,’ for example, is one of the darkest films we’ve ever seen about witchcraft, while the ‘Harry Potter Series,’ for example, is one of the sweetest nostalgic returns to our youth. When it comes to witches, they’re often portrayed as strong feminists, but they can also be portrayed as terrifying flesh-eating monsters from another dimension. In order to watch witch movies with your family and enjoy some strong empowered women in powerful lead parts, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best witch movies now available on Netflix particularly for you. Prepare your sacred candles, crystals, spellbooks, and wands, and shout “Accio Witch Movies” as you do so (Harry Potter reference). On this list, you’ll also find films on witchcraft.
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10. A Witches’ Ball (2017)
On the contrary, the witches in this one are pure evil. Little Beatrix, 12, is one of these angel-like witches. Beatrice had excitedly anticipated the annual Witches’ Ball, where the entire witchcraft community congregates to greet new members such as Beatrice. When Beatrix’s status as an incomplete witch is jeopardized due to a series of bad circumstances, she turns to her buddy Muggs for assistance in overcoming the magical obstacles she faces. “A Witches’ Ball” is a family-friendly film perfect for a rainy Saturday afternoon. Or, if you’re short on time and want to keep your kids entertained, put this on Netflix and let them watch it there.
9. Soloman Kane (2009)
After encountering the grim reaper, Soloman Kane is certain that he will spend the rest of his life in hell. He resolves to atone for his past transgressions by abstaining from all forms of violence in the future. His life is turned upside down when he witnesses the violent murder of his own family and the abduction of a young Puritan girl named Meredith Crowthorn in front of him. When the sorcerer kidnaps the girl, he must break his pledge of non-violence to save her. Because you don’t know any of the actors, you have no basis for making snap judgments. The movie is well-made and worth seeing if you’re looking for a video game-inspired plot.
8. Stardust (2007)
For the love of a woman from his hamlet, a young man sets out to find a falling star in a faraway land through a little hole in the wall of a small English village. His journey takes him to an entirely different world where he realizes that the falling star is in fact Yvaine. He’s not the only one who’s interested in the dead celebrity, of course. There are three magical witches who desire her in order to relive their youth, and three kings’ sons desire her in order to obtain the kingdom by collecting the ruby she carries. When it comes to the young man trying to prove his value to his girlfriend, three terrible witches, or the three power-hungry sons of dead kings, who will get their hands on the fallen maiden? There is nothing better than being able to watch this with anyone. It’s not a Disney story, but it’s also not a movie that’s just for adults either. It’s one of the best in the subgenre thanks to its original storyline and stunning visuals.
7. Little Witch Academia (2013)
Everyone who loves anime will appreciate this one. A family-friendly short film, “Little Witch Academia” is a fun watch for all ages. This is the story of a young witch named Akko, who attends the Little Witch Academia in the hopes of one day being as powerful as her idol, Shiny Chariot, despite the fact that other witches hold Shiny in low esteem.. Because she does not come from a witch family like most of the other students at the academy, Akko has difficulty keeping up academically. She has to put considerably more effort than other witches to perform simple tasks, such as flying a broomstick. In the end, she succeeds in her quest to become the great Witch she had always envisioned herself to be. It’s a good time, funny at times, and lots of twists and turns. All anime fans should see this.
6. The Conjuring (2013)
There’s no better witch film out there than this one, if you’re seeking for something that will terrify you to your very core. One of the greatest horror films of our time, ‘The Conjuring’ will keep you awake all night clinging to your sheets. After moving into their new home for the first time, they begin to notice strange things happening all over the place. Their property is plagued by the ghost of a witch who hanged herself from a tree, which they subsequently discover. Paranormal investigators are called in to try to bring back the family’s happiness. Brilliant performances, terrible jump scares, and a spooky plot make this film near-perfect. If you’re in the mood for spooky tales of witchcraft, check out this film.
5. Apostle (2018)
On a secluded island, Thomas Richardson sets out to find his stolen sister who has been held captive by a bizarre religious sect. Thomas is determined to save his sister from the wrath of the nefarious cult, despite the dire repercussions. Thomas soon begins to expose the cult’s darkest secrets, making them regret drawing him into their mess. Anyone who enjoys learning about strange religious cult activities without getting too caught up in them should give this one a shot.
4. The Witch (2015)
An unsettling tale set in 1630s New England, “The Witch” tells the tale of a family’s transfer to a new home near a vast expanse of uninhabited territory. The family had already been excommunicated from the church for their lack of faith. After moving away from the major city, everything seems to be going well for them until one day their newborn baby mysteriously vanishes into thin air. Families begin to fall apart as a result of the stress and frustration of dealing with a lost infant and a failing crop one by one. As a result, everyone is quick to point the finger and despise the other person. As the family’s faith is tested when their daughter is taken over by a forest-dwelling witch, things only become worse. When it comes to scaring you with jump scares, ‘The Witch’ is not your typical horror film. Instead, it features a dark and ominous plot that burns slowly but effectively, leaving you with goosebumps long after the credits roll.
3. Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade (2015)
Second film in series, which has already been mentioned in the previous list of movies. There’s no way this sequel to the genesis narrative can top the first one. As a punishment for their misbehavior in class, the future witch Akko and her pals are tasked with arranging an event known as the Enchanted Parade. With the great atmosphere of the parade, Akko and her companion end up doing things in a rather unconventional way. If you enjoyed the two short animated films, you’ll enjoy the short series that was released in 2017 as well.
2. Mary and the Witch’s Flower (2017)
As with the previous entry, this is an excellent anime film. “The tiny Broomstick” is based on a Mary Stewart short story. Mary, a young unremarkable girl who appears to have no fun or friends at all in the place where she lives, is introduced early on in the film. During a walk in the woods near her home one day, she discovers an enigmatic small brown flower. Through the use of the broom and a unique flower, Mary finds herself transported to Endor College, a magical boarding school. Madam Mumblechook and Doctor Dee run the school. However, all is not well at the magical academy, and Mary must bear the brunt of the fallout for her deception. In addition to beautiful animation, the soundtrack for this anime is also impressive. With its beautiful images and simple but poignant plot, this film is an excellent visual feast about a little girl’s search for identity.
1. The Ritual (2017)
Four friends, one of whom is Luke, decide to go on a trip in the woods to honor their deceased comrade. After getting lost in a dark forest, they begin to drift along a path that leads to an evil ancient presence that has been lurking in that area of the forest for millennia already. You’ll get goosebumps just thinking about the witch-like beast that stalks them. Most people’s only complaint about this film is the ending, which is actually quite good. Don’t be fooled by the low rating; instead, watch it to immerse yourself in a chilling psychological thriller.