List of 20 Movies about Witches and Magic:
#1 Harry Potter
”Harry Potter” is a film series based on the novels by author J. K. Rowling.
It consists of eight fantasy films:
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone;
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets;
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban;
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire;
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix;
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince;
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1;
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.
Philosopher’s Stone and Deathly Hallows – Part 2 grossed more than $1 billion worldwide.
#2 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
The film chronicles the adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards.
It is based on a book by the same name that was written by J.K. Rowling.
The film stars Colin Farrell, Eddie Redmayne, Carmen Ejogo, Katherine Waterston, Jon Voight, Samantha Morton, Ezra Miller, Alison Sudol, and Dan Fogler.
It grossed over $814 million worldwide. The first sequel was released on November 16, 2018.
#3 The Witch (2015)
It follows a Puritan family who encounters forces of evil in the woods beyond their New England farm.
The film stars Lucas Dawson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ellie Grainger, Harvey Scrimshaw, Kate Dickie, and Ralph Ineson.
It grossed more than $40 million worldwide.
#4 The Covenant (2006)
”The Covenant” is a supernatural horror film that follows four high school boys who are the descendants of colonial witch families.
It starred Chace Crawford, Toby Hemingway, Jessica Lucas, Taylor Kitsch, Laura Ramsey, Sebastian Stan, and Steven Strait.
#5 The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
”The Autopsy of Jane Doe” is about two coroners who experience supernatural phenomena while examining the body of an unidentified woman.
The film grossed more than $6 million worldwide.
#6 Stardust (2007)
”Stardust” is about a young man (Tristan) who enters the magical fantasy kingdom of Stormhold to collect a fallen star. It grossed over $137 million in the box office.
The film features an ensemble cast led by Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Danes, Peter O’Toole, Rupert Everett, Jason Flemyng, Ricky Gervais, Sienna Miller, and Charlie Cox.
#7 Seventh Son (2014)
”Seventh Son” is a fantasy film that follows Thomas Ward’s adventures as the apprentice of the Spook. It earned $114 million on a $95 million budget.
The film is loosely based on the novel The Spook’s Apprentice by Joseph Delaney. Some of the stars are Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Jeff Bridges, and Ben Barnes.
#8 The Last Witch Hunter (2015)
In ”The Last Witch Hunter,” Vin Diesel performs as an immortal witch hunter who must stop a plague from ravaging the entire world.
The film grossed more than $147 million worldwide.
#9 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
”Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” is an action horror film about two bounty hunters siblings who track and kill witches all over the world.
The film grossed over $226 million with a production cost of $50 million. It was written and directed by Tommy Wirkola.
#10 The Chronicles of Narnia
”The Chronicles of Narnia” series revolves around the adventures of children in the world of Narnia. The films are based on a series of novels by C. S. Lewis. There are three movies in the series, namely:
- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005);
- Prince Caspian (2008);
- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010).
#11 Hocus Pocus (1993)
”Hocus Pocus” follows a trio of witches who are resurrected by a teenage boy in Salem on Halloween night.
The film stars Vinessa Shaw, Thora Birch, Bette Midler, Omri Katz, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker.
#12 The Lord of the Rings
”The Lord of the Rings” is a film series of three epic fantasy adventure films that follow the hobbit Frodo Baggins as he and the Fellowship embark on a quest to destroy the One Ring.
All three movies grossed over $2.981 billion worldwide.
It features an ensemble cast including Sean Bean, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, Ian McKellen, Hugo Weaving, Liv Tyler, Orlando Bloom, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, Billy Boyd, Sean Astin, Christopher Lee, John Rhys-Davies, and Cate Blanchett.
#13 Into the Woods (2014)
”Into the Woods” is a musical fantasy film centered on a childless couple, who set out to end a curse placed on them by a witch.
#14 Doctor Strange (2016)
In the film, surgeon Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) learns the mystic arts after a career-ending car crash.
A sequel is scheduled for release on March 25, 2022.
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#15 The Illusionist (2006)
”The Illusionist” is a romantic mystery film that tells the story of a magician who reunites with his childhood love.
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#16 The Dark Tower (2017)
”The Dark Tower” follows a gunslinger on a quest to protect the Dark Tower. It is an adaptation of Stephen King’s novel series of the same name. The film was directed and co-written by Nikolaj Arcel.
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#17 Aladdin (2019)
The film is about a street urchin as he falls in love with Princess Jasmine.
It stars Frank Welker, Will Smith, Alan Tudyk, Mena Massoud, Numan Acar, Billy Magnussen, Nasim Pedrad, Navid Negahban, Marwan Kenzari, and Naomi Scott.
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#18 Warcraft (2016)
”Warcraft” is an action fantasy film that chronicles the initial encounters between the humans and the orcs. The film is based on the video game series of the same name.
The film has grossed $439 million worldwide. It stars Daniel Wu, Travis Fimmel, Clancy Brown, Paula Patton, Robert Kazinsky, Ben Foster, Ben Schnetzer, Toby Kebbell, and Dominic Cooper.
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#19 Blair Witch (2016)
”Blair Witch” is a found footage supernatural horror film that follows a group of college students who venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland.
It is the third film in the Blair Witch series.
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#20 The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)
”The House with a Clock in Its Walls” follows a young boy who is sent to live with his uncle in a creaky old house.
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