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50 Must-See Witchy Films and TV Shows to Watch this Samhain Season

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We recognize the witch because no industry has been quite so influential in shaping our vision of her as Hollywood. As we enter the Samhain season, Lights, Camera, Witchcraft author Heather Greene presents her 50 top witchy films and tv shows to watch this season.

Witch Besoms Top Ten Must-Watch Witch Films Overall:
In no particular order, these films are the most influential and recognizable across American film history.
  1. The Craft (1996)
  2. Bell, Book, and Candle (1957)
  3. I Married a Witch (1942)
  4. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  5. The Witch (2016)
  6. Blair Witch Project (1999)
  7. Beautiful Creatures (2013)
  8. Practical Magic (1998)
  9. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
  10. Witches of Eastwick (1988)


Female Witch Top Ten Bad-Ass Witches
In no particular order, these are the witches who inspire fear and our imaginations with their wicked and wily ways.
  1. The Wicked Queen (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937)
  2. Nancy (The Craft, 1996)
  3. The Wicked Witch of the West (The Wizard of Oz, 1939)
  4. The Grand High Witch (The Witches, 1994)
  5. Morticia (The Addams Family franchise)
  6. Gillian Holyroyd (Bell, Book, and Candle, 1958)
  7. Ursula (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
  8. Melisandre (Game of Thrones, 2011-2019)
  9. Marie Laveau (AHS: Coven, 2014)
  10. Prudence (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, 2018-2020)


Female Witch in Forest Top Ten Lesser-Known Witch Films Worth Watching:
In no particular order:
  1. Hungry Wives aka Season of the Witch (1973)
  2. Pumpkinhead (1988)
  3. The Love Witch (2016)
  4. Witches' Night (2007)
  5. The Undead (1957)
  6. The Last Keepers (2015)
  7. Summer of Fear (1978)
  8. Dangerous Beauty (1998)
  9. Resurrection (1980)
  10. Spell (2020)


Witchcraft items on altar Top Ten Films that Contain Real Witchcraft:
These films have elements of genuine magical practice. In no particular order:
  1. Hungry Wives aka Season of the Witch (1973)
  2. The Craft (1996)
  3. The Last Keepers (2015)
  4. Midnight Offerings (1981)
  5. I've Been Waiting for You (1999)
  6. Mark of the Witch (1970)
  7. Necromancy (1972)
  8. The Craft: Legacy (2020)
  9. The Love Witch (2016)
  10. The Witches (2020)


Retro Television Set Top Ten Witch-Centered Television Series to Check Out:
In no particular order:
  1. Bewitched (1964-1972)
  2. The Addams Family (1964-1966)
  3. Charmed (1998-2006)
  4. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996-2003)
  5. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018-2020)
  6. American Horror Story: Coven (2014)
  7. Salem (2014-2017)
  8. Motherland: Fort Salem (2020-)
  9. Tucker's Witch (1982-1983)
  10. The Owl House (2020-)


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About Heather Greene

Heather Greene is a freelance writer, journalist, and editor. She received a B.A. in film at Wesleyan University and an M.A. in film studies from Emory University. She also studied film and theater at Cornell University and ...

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