Witch Movies Part One: Trials, Hunters, Curses, and History

For Genre Grinder Podcast reference.

This space is meant to compile a reasonably exhaustive list of mostly historically related (related, not necessarily based), predominantly Judeo-Christian witch movies – movies about witch trials, witch hunters, ancient witches haunting the modern world, scary witches, tragic witches, and the like.

I'm also putting films that don't quite fit the other categories here, such as Disney's Snow White. Trying to save movies more specifically about exorcisms, haunted houses, and corrupted/evil nuns for their own lists.

There is a 2014 film called Valley of the Witch (Conjuring the Dead) that is not on Letterboxd, so just pretend it's included.

Other lists in the series include:

Part 2 – Witch Love Stories, comedic, horrific, tragic, and/or…

  • The Witch and the Bicyclist
  • Bewitched Matches
  • Häxan
  • The Blue Light
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Maid of Salem
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Day of Wrath
  • Il Trovatore
  • Hexen
  • The Witches of Salem
  • The Undead
  • Black Sunday
  • The City of the Dead
  • The Witch's Curse
  • The Burning Court
  • The Haunted Palace
  • The Sword in the Stone
  • The Demon
  • Witchcraft
  • The Long Hair of Death
  • Mary Poppins
  • Kill Baby, Kill
  • She Beast
  • Dr. Terror's Gallery of Horrors
  • Viy
  • Curse of the Crimson Altar
  • Witchfinder General
  • Winter of the Witch
  • Mark of the Devil
  • Witchhammer
  • Mark of the Witch
  • Cry of the Banshee
  • White Angel… Black Angel
  • The Blood on Satan's Claw
  • Girl Slaves of Morgana Le Fay
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  • Death by Invitation
  • Night of the Damned
  • The Touch of Satan
  • Don't Torture a Duckling
  • Warlock Moon
  • Flor de santidad
  • Curse of the Devil
  • Belladonna of Sadness
  • Sex of the Witch
  • Mark of the Devil Part II
  • Baba Yaga
  • The Possessed
  • The Inquisior
  • Crypt of Dark Secrets
  • Haunted
  • Inquisition
  • Terror
  • Burned At The Stake
  • The Witch Hunt
  • Superstition
  • The Devonsville Terror
  • Return to Oz
  • Love at Stake
  • Necropolis
  • The Witches' Sabbath
  • Warlock
  • The Church
  • The Black Cat
  • Witchtrap
  • House Of Witchcraft
  • Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
  • A Holy Place
  • The Juniper Tree
  • The Curse of Marialva
  • Ol' Witch
  • The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Hocus Pocus
  • The Crucible
  • Kouzelný měšec
  • Snow White: A Tale of Terror
  • Dangerous Beauty
  • Witchouse II: Blood Coven
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Witchouse
  • Witchouse III: Demon Fire
  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • Stardust
  • Scar Crow
  • Reiki
  • Season of the Witch
  • Maleficarum
  • Oz the Great and Powerful
  • Hansel and Gretel Get Baked
  • Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
  • Hansel & Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft
  • Borgman
  • Into the Woods
  • Seventh Son
  • The Witch
  • The Last Witch Hunter
  • Hansel Vs. Gretel
  • Return to Witch Graveyard
  • Darkside Witches