From Brooms to Brews: The Best 90s Witch Movies of All Time

Attention fellow witches! This blog post gives you the ultimate list of 90s witch movies you must watch.

I don’t know about you, but there’s something about 90s movies that always gets me hooked, especially when it comes to stories about witchcraft and witches.

Maybe it’s because I’m a true ’90s kid, and I can’t help but love the aesthetic of that era in witch films. The eerie vibes and magical tales still get me excited today. When it comes to cinema, the 90s gave us some real gems with stories of witches and their adventures.

So, get ready for a magical walk down memory lane in pop culture to dive into the world of 90s witch movies!

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Rediscovering the Best 90s Witch Movies

1.) Hocus Pocus (1993)

Let’s start with a cult classic that’s still a Halloween favorite today. Who could forget the Sanderson Sisters (played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy), the iconic trio of witches brought back to life in modern-day Salem, Massachusetts?

With the help of a skeptical teen and his little sister, these witches are on a hilarious mission to cause chaos in the small town. The comical spells, spooky vibes, and ’90s witchy charm, make “Hocus Pocus” my absolute must-watch, especially during the ghoulish month of October.

2.) Practical Magic (1998)

Ever watch a movie character and think, “I want to be her when I grow up.”

That’s exactly how I felt seeing Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman as the good witches Sally and Gillian Owens. Their style, the story, and THE HOUSE—everything was a dream come true.

The movie follows two sisters raised by their quirky aunts, dealing with a family curse that dooms any man they fall in love with. When they try to break the curse, things get even crazier. Sisters, spells, and a dash of midnight margaritas  what more could you ask for?

3.) Blair Witch Project (1999)

This witch movie is more on the scarier side. Imagine being lost in the creepy Black Hills forest with only a camera and a growing sense of dread.

That’s exactly what happened to three student filmmakers investigating the legend of the Blair Witch, the main antagonist. This movie gives me the chills.

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4.) Teen Witch (1989)

A classic coming-of-age tale with a magical twist. Louise, our 16-year-old main character, finds out she’s descended from witches. As if high school wasn’t complicated enough, now she has to deal with school dramas, crushes, and her newfound magical powers.

5.) Matilda (1996)

This one isn’t all about witches, but seriously, it’s dripping with magical vibes!

Matilda, the film adaption of Roald Dahl and his classic novel, follows a young girl (played by Mara Wilson) with telekinetic powers who’s dealing with a dysfunctional family and a super oppressive school. Luckily, she’s got her awesome teacher, Miss Honey, on her side. Together, they stand up to all the injustice.

I just love, love LOVE this movie!

6.) Witches of Eastwick (1987)

We’re bending the rules a bit and throwing in a masterpiece from the ’80s to the list of 90s witch movies because, let’s face it, it’s just too iconic to skip.

“Witches of Eastwick” is all about three friends (played by Cher, Susan Sarandon, and Michelle Pfeiffer) who are mesmerized by a mysterious newcomer, none other than the legendary Jack Nicholson with his trademark shark grin.

As they become a coven of witches and dive into their newfound powers, they quickly realize that they are caught in some serious dark magic.

7.) Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

Alright, let’s get real for a sec — when it comes to animation movies, Studio Ghibli is THE GOAT! Seriously, every time I watch one of their films, I’m either bawling my eyes out or laughing till I’m rolling off the sofa.

And “Kiki’s Delivery Service” by Hayao Miyazaki is no exception! This gem of a movie takes us away to the magical world of 13-year-old Kiki, a young witch striking out on her own for the first time. With her trusty cat Jiji tagging along, she’s all set to conquer the world — one delivery at a time.

But let’s face it, being a witch in a new town isn’t all rainbows and unicorns, especially when magic doesn’t cooperate.

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8.) Wicked Witch of the West (Wizard of Oz 1939)

Can we even talk about witch movies without mentioning this iconic masterpiece?

Sure, the witch scared the living daylights out of me, but let’s be real, the whole plot is just too captivating! So, there I was, peeking through my fingers, totally enchanted by Dorothy Gale’s journey.

She finds herself in the magical land of Oz, where she has a run-in with the Wicked Witch of the West  who is out for revenge because of her sister’s death and those infamous ruby slippers.

With its iconic portrayal of witches and whimsical settings, this movie still inspires artists today (e.g. Taylor Swift’s music video for ‘Karma). Plus, there’s a modern retelling called “Yellow Brick Road” that came out in 1991. Another adaption is the TV series Emerald City from 2017.

9.) Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

I remember sitting in English class, wondering why on earth we’re watching a movie like “Rosemary’s Baby.” Let me tell you, it was disturbing in all the right (or wrong?) ways. It is one of those horror films that has stuck with me for years.

The plot? A young couple moves into a new apartment in New York City. The young woman, Rosemary (Mia Farrow), gets pregnant under some mysterious circumstances. And as her belly grows, so does her suspicion that her neighbors are up to something seriously sinister involving her unborn baby.

Gives you the chills, right?

10.) The Craft (1996)

Let’s talk 90s witch movies set in high schools with a teenage witch as the main character — my guilty pleasure!

Seriously, there’s just something about that setting that gets me every time. And thank goodness for all the awesome movies that indulge that obsession, like “The Craft.”

Sarah (Robin Tunney), the new young girl, befriends a trio of outcast high school students (played by Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True) who are into witchcraft. As the young witches learn more about the occult, they unleash some of their dangerous powers and face the consequences head-on.

“The Craft” shows a dark and edgy take on teenage witchcraft, tackling important themes like power, friendship, and what happens when you mess with magic.

Me and my friend were so bewitched by this movie that we even started our own pretend coven. Yes, we were that obsessed! 

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11.) Bell, Book and Candle (1958)

This gem isn’t from the 90s, but you just can’t skip over this masterpiece when it comes to themes of witchcraft and witches in 90s witch movies.

“Bell, Book and Candle” is a romantic comedy with a supernatural twist. And with Kim Novak as the witchy leading lady Gillian Holroyd and James Stewart as the charming publisher Shep Henderson, the cast alone is reason enough to hit play. Here’s the summary of the plot: A modern-day witch in bustling New York City casts a love spell on her neighbor, a dashing publisher, only to find herself falling for him. As she juggles her feelings and her magical abilities, she’s faced with the ultimate dilemma: love or loyalty.

In a nutshell: You’ve got witchcraft, you’ve got love, and you’ve got the vibrant backdrop of old New York City in the late ’50s—what’s not to love?

12.) The Crucible (1996)

This is a movie that dives deep into a dark chapter of American history, fitting right into the mix of ’90s witch movies. “The Crucible” doesn’t hold back  it explores themes of hysteria, injustice, and the dangerous consequences of wrong accusations.

Based on Arthur Miller’s powerful play, this historical drama takes us back to the Salem witch trials, where a group of young girls are accused of witchcraft. What follows is mass hysteria and paranoia throughout the community. As the trials get out of control, the community is on the brink of falling apart from fear and suspicion.

13.) Halloweentown (1998)

Just like “Hocus Pocus,” this movie is another gem in the treasure trove of 90s witch movies. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be besties with Marnie, the main character?

She and her siblings visit their grandma Aggie on Halloween night and learn that they’re from a long line of witches and that there’s a magical world called Halloweentown where all supernatural beings live together.

But there is no witch movie without a plot twist. Evil forces try to threaten and ruin the peace in Halloweentown, and who do they call to save the day? You guessed it, Marnie!

This Disney Channel original movie wakes up all the nostalgic feelings in me. 

14.) The Love Witch (2016)

Since I snuck in some older witch movies on this list, it is only fair to give some love to modern flicks from the 21st century, right?

Anna Biller’s movie “The Love Witch” was a total serendipity. I stumbled upon it while doom-scrolling through TikTok and caught a glimpse of a clip.

With a blend of ’60s aesthetics and modern-day witchcraft, this film follows the story of Elaine, a seductive witch (major shoutout to the stunning actress Samantha Robinson), as she dives into the world of magic to find true love and Mr. Right.

The visuals in this film are out of this world and one of the best aspects of the film! It’s safe to say this flick has earned a top spot on my list of favorite witchy movies.

15.) Eve’s Bayou (1997)

This witch movie took me on a wild ride! Directed by Kasi Lemmons, this one isn’t a typical ’90s witch flick, but it’s got all the mystical vibes you could ask for.

Set in the Southern wetlands, it is filled with folklore and African American spirituality. You’ve got voodoo, superstition, and psychic powers all tangled up in a captivating story. Follow the young Eve Batiste, as she discovers family secrets, betrayal, and some seriously spooky things.

The cinematography is so great and will have you hooked from start to finish.

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Grab Your Popcorn and Gather Your Coven!

And there you have it, a sneak peek into the mystical realm of ’90s witch movies! From broomstick rides, and horror movies, to love spells gone awry, this list has it all. These films are not only entertaining but also carry deep, enchanting messages that speak to our imaginations. Enjoy your witchy movie marathon! 

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