35 Magical Witch Movies You Need to Stream this Halloween, from ‘Practical Magic’ to ‘Hocus Pocus’

No Halloween feels complete without several viewings of spooky, witch-centric movies. And no, we’re not just talking about the villainous crones who tote black gowns and ride on broomsticks. We’re also talking feminist heroes and powerful sorcereresses who look very much like your average person.

It’s always fascinating to see how these characters fare when they dabble in the dark arts, which is why we’ve compiled a list of all the scary witch movies you can stream right now, from Hocus Pocus to The Witches of Eastwick.

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1. Eve's Bayou (1997)

  • Who’s in it? Samuel L. Jackson, Lisa Nicole Carson, Jurnee Smollett, Lynn Whitfield
  • Rating: R

When 10-year-old Eve catches her father cheating on her mother, she seeks revenge and decides to put a voodoo spell on him, with the help of a fortune teller and witch. This emotional drama tackles familial conflict and forgiveness, while offering some rare insight into Creole traditions.

2. The Love Witch (2016)

  • Who’s in it? Samantha Robinson, Gian Keys, Laura Waddell, Jeffrey Vincent Parise
  • Rating: R

An attractive witch named Elaine (Robinson) uses magic to seduce several men in hopes of finding true love—but when she finally meets her dream guy, things start to go downhill.

3. Hocus Pocus (1993)

  • Who’s in it? Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz
  • Rating: PG

Given that Disney will be releasing Hocus Pocus 2 in the near future, it's only fitting that we revisit the Sanderson sisters as they try to wreak havoc in the modern-day world.

4. Practical Magic (1998)

  • Who’s in it? Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Stockard Channing, Dianne Wiest, Aidan Quinn
  • Rating: PG-13

Bullock and Kidman play tight-knit sisters Sally and Gillian Owens, who grew up learning to hone their abilities as witches. But there's just one problem: They're under a dark curse that affects every man they fall in love with.

5. The Witches Of Eastwick (1987)

  • Who’s in it? Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer, Susan Sarandon, Jack Nicholson
  • Rating: R

Three gorgeous witches who are eager to find the right man are enchanted by the mysterious Daryl Van Horne—although there’s much more to him than meets the eye. While the trio of witches are delightful to watch, it's Nicholson's comedic talent that steals the show.

6. I Married A Witch (1942)

  • Who’s in it? Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley, Susan Hayward
  • Rating: NR

When Jennifer gets burned at the stake in colonial Salem, the enchantress curses the man responsible, as well as all of his male descendants. But several centuries later, when she meets and falls for one of his descendants, her vengeful plan starts to backfire.

7. Suspiria (2018)

  • Who’s in it? Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth
  • Rating: R

In this remake of the cult classic, Johnson stars as a newbie dance student who quickly learns that her prestigious academy is harboring a dark secret—one that involves a powerful coven of witches. Prepare for some freaky, mind-bending stuff.

8. Bedknobs And Broomsticks (1971)

  • Who’s in it? Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, John Ericson
  • Rating: R

Inspired by two of Mary Norton's children's books and set during the ‘40s, this musical follows three children who agree to help a witch in training. Her goal? To use her magical powers in the British war efforts against the Nazis.

9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

  • Who’s in it? William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley
  • Rating: PG

A simple game of hide and seek between a group of kids turns into a magical adventure when they stumble upon a hidden, parallel world called Narnia. But when they learn that this once peaceful world has been taken over by an evil witch, they embark on a mission to defeat her.

10. ​​The Craft (1996)

  • Who’s in it? Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True
  • Rating: R

What do you get when you combine a trio of witches and an angsty teen with telekinetic powers? A powerful coven and a whole lot of trouble, that’s what.

11. Into The Woods (2014)

  • Who’s in it? Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine
  • Rating: PG

The star-studded musical takes its inspiration from classic fairy tales like Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella, weaving together a clever, modernized tale that explores what happens after the “happily ever after.” It tackles quite a few big themes, like love, loss and consequences.

12. Twitches (2005)

  • Who’s in it? Tamera Mowry, Tia Mowry, Kristen Wilson, Patrick Fabian
  • Rating: TV-PG

On their 21st birthday, identical twins Alexandra Fielding and Camryn Barne learn that they're witches with magical powers—powers they must use to defeat an evil force known as the Darkness.

13. The Witches (1990)

  • Who’s in it? Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Rowan Atkinson, Jasen Fisher
  • Rating: PG

A young boy is in for quite the surprise when he crosses paths with a group of evil witches. Can he stop their evil plans before they go after all the children?

14. Teen Witch (1989)

  • Who’s in it? Robyn Lively, Dan Gauthier, Joshua Miller
  • Rating: PG-13

Just days before her 16th birthday, Louise Miller finds out that she's a reincarnated witch who will develop magical powers. Naturally, when she hits 16, she uses her newfound powers to win the heart of a star athlete and become popular.

15. The Witch (2015)

  • Who’s in it? Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie
  • Rating: R

After being banished from a Puritan colony in New England during the 1630s, a family moves to a remote location in the woods, where they start to get terrorized by evil forces.

16. Mary And The Witch's Flower (2017)

  • Who’s in it? Hana Sugisaki, Yūki Amami, Fumiyo Kohinata
  • Rating: PG

A young girl named Mary Smith stumbles upon a unique flower, which gives her the ability to become a witch for just a day. A wild adventure ensues.

17. Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters (2013)

  • Who’s in it? Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare
  • Rating: R

Hansel and Gretel are all grown up and ready to track down some evil witches. But as the Blood Moon draws near, the siblings realize that they're up against an even greater threat.

18. The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

  • Who’s in it? Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley
  • Rating: R

Seeing Dorothy skip down the yellow-brick road with her new BFFs never gets old. But if we're being honest, it's Wicked Witch of the West and her evil schemes that make this film so intriguing.

19. Halloweentown (1998)

  • Who’s in it? Debbie Reynolds, Kimberly J. Brown, Judith Hoag
  • Rating: TV-PG

When Marnie turns 13, she discovers that she’s a witch, just like her grandmother Aggie. She then gets the best birthday present ever: an impromptu tour of the magical world of Halloweentown, complete with witches, warlocks and zombies.

20. The Craft: Legacy (2020)

  • Who’s in it? Cailee Spaeny Gideon Adlon Lovie Simone
  • Rating: PG-13

The Craft: Legacy may have a similar storyline to the original film, but don't expect a carbon copy. This follow-up stands on its own, following a coven of four teenage witches whose lives are turned upside down as they explore their newfound powers. This time around, there's a trans member, and the movie addresses themes like friendship and toxic masculinity.

22. You Won't Be Alone (2021)

Who’s in it? Sara Klimoska, Anamaria Marinca, Alice Englert, Félix Maritaud
Rating: 18+

Set in 19th-century Macedonia, a little girl gets kidnapped by an ancient spirit who turns her into a shape-shifting witch. Left on her own with this newfound ability, the witch embarks on a solitary journey to find out what it truly means to be human.

23. Hellbender (2021)

  • Who’s in it? Zelda Adams, Toby Poser, Lulu Adams
  • Rating: NR

A mother-daughter metal band live peacefully in their isolated home in the woods. But their relationship shifts when Izzy encounters another teenager and discovers her mother's connection to witchcraft. Not to mention her own curiosity about dark magic.

24. Witch Hunt (2021)

Who’s in it? Gideon Adlon, Abigail Cowen, Christian Camargo
Rating: R

If you're into The Handmaid's Tale, then you'll want to add this one to your queue. Set in a world where witchcraft is illegal, a young teen is determined to help two young witches avoid law enforcement and seek asylum in Mexico.

25. Maleficent (2014)

  • Who’s in it? Angelina JolieSharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton
  • Rating: PG-13

Jolie embodies the legendary villain from Sleeping Beauty, except in this case, the classic tale is retold from her perspective. Prepare to be bewitched.

26. Stardust (2007)

  • Who’s in it? Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller
  • Rating: PG-13

How far would you go for love? Buy a dozen roses? Or perhaps retrieve a fallen star? In this film, Tristan opts for the latter in order to woo his crush. But he soon realizes that this "star" is a beautiful woman named Yvaine, and when an evil witch tries to steal her youth, he must do what it takes to protect her.

27. The Last Witch Hunter (2015)

  • Who’s in it? Vin Diesel, Elijah Wood, Rose Leslie, Julie Engelbrecht
  • Rating: PG-13

The film revolves around Kaulder, an immortal witch hunter who's tasked with preventing a dangerous plague before it destroys the world. We don't know about you, but we can't say no to Diesel slaying evil witches left and right.

28. The Witch: Subversion (2018)

  • Who’s in it? Kim Da-mi, Jo Min-soo, Park Hwi-Sun
  • Rating: TV-MA

A decade has passed since Ja-yoon escaped from a government facility, but she has no memory of what happened. As she tries to investigate what happened to her, she slowly uncovers the truth about her abilities and her dark past.

29. The Wiz (1978)

  • Who’s in it? Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell
  • Rating: G

In this remake of the iconic film, Ross plays Dorothy, who gets swept away to the land of Oz and embarks on a quest to find the mysterious wizard, who can get her back home. But it proves to be a challenge when the Wicked Witch of the West and her Flying Monkeys try to foil her plans.

30. Where the Crawdads Sing (2022)

  • Who’s in it? Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson
  • Rating: NR

This coming-of-age tale follows a girl named Kya, who grew up alone in the marshes of North Carolina. But when her former flame and popular quarterback, Chase Andrews, is found dead at the bottom of a fire tower, she becomes the prime suspect. (FYI, Kya isn't technically a witch, but she definitely has a spiritual side when she's alone with nature.)

31. Twitches Too (2007)

  • Who’s in it? Tamera Mowry, Tia Mowry, Patrick Fabian, Kristen Wilson
  • Rating: TV-PG

In this fun sequel to Twitches, Alex and Camryn are finally getting the hang of their newfound powers. But now, they must join forces to see if their missing father is still alive and trapped in the Shadowlands.

32. Häxan (1922)

  • Who’s in it? Benjamin Christensen, Astrid Holm, Karen Winther
  • Rating: PG-13

Director Benjamin Christensen wowed viewers with this terrifying, yet insightful deep-dive into witchcraft and common superstitions throughout the Middle Ages. But perhaps the most fascinating part is his theory that these witches suffered hysteria.

33. The Crucible (1996)

  • Who’s in it? Daniel Lewis; Winona Ryder, Joan Allen, Paul Scofield
  • Rating: PG-13

Chaos ensues in 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, when a group of teenage girls are caught conjuring love spells in the woods. Inspired by Arthur Miller's famous play, you can expect some nuanced characters and an intimate look into The Salem Witch Trials.

34. Rosemary's Baby (1968)

  • Who’s in it? Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer
  • Rating: R

A stage actor and his wife, Rosemary, move into a gothic, old-fashioned Manhattan apartment—despite warnings of place's dark history with witchcraft. But when Rosemary gets pregnant, she suspects that her neighbors have sinister plans for her unborn child...

35. Season Of The Witch (1973)

  • Who’s in it? Jan White, Raymond Laine, Ann Muffly, Virginia Greenwald
  • Rating: 18+

When Joan, a middle-aged housewife, meets her new neighbor Marion, she discovers the newcomer is the leader of a secret witches' coven. But when Joan decides to get involved in the occult, her life takes a drastic turn.

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