From ancient times to today, people are trying to know the unknown, to look into a parallel, other world. As you know, there are special categories of the population of the planet, for example, sorcerers, magicians or witches. This collection will tell about the latest of them. Initially, witches are harmless witches, possessing unique secret knowledge and skills.

Over time, they became more evil and cruel, began to use their knowledge and supernatural powers to commit bad deeds and crimes. At the same time, those who create the opposing force also appeared - witch hunters. In today's world, people are afraid of witches and witches, having an interest in them only for watching a horror movie. This rating is a selection of films telling about the life of witches and the fight against them.


  • Year: 1967
  • Genre: Drama, Horror
  • Country: USSR
  • Cast: Leonid Kuravlev, Alexey Glazyrin, Natalya Varley and Nikolai Kutuzov

Probably, this film is the first horror film that was filmed on the territory of the Soviet Union.It should be noted that “Wii” quickly became the undisputed leader of the Soviet film distribution and went international. At that time, this film became a spectacular horror story about an evil and terrible witch.

As it is known, “Viy” is based on the story of the same name by Nikolai Gogol, who has a passion for the other world. In the center of the plot Homa Brut is a student who accidentally killed a witch that turned out to be a young and pretty girl. Now he has to spend several nights with her coffin. In the old church, a guy is waiting for severe trials, because the witch is going to take revenge on him.


  • Year: 2015
  • Genre: Detective, Horror
  • Country: USA
  • Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Kate Dickey, Ralph Aineson and Harvey Scrimsho

The events of the film take place in England in the yard in 1630. William and Catherine are a couple of ordinary Christian believers who keep house on the edge of a dense forest. The family has five children and everything, it would seem, is good, but then one fine day the couple’s newborn son disappears in a mysterious way. After that, they suffered a crop failure and conflicts began in the family, the consequences of which are becoming worse. Mussa Catherine and William are scandals that develop their fears and anxieties until they find the only way out of the situation.

Practical magic

  • Year: 1998
  • Genre: Thriller, Adventure, Melodrama, Comedy
  • Country: USA
  • Cast: Sandra Bulok, Stockard Channing, Nicole Kidman

The plot is centered on Jillian Owens and Sally's sisters, who are representatives of an ancient sorcerous family From ancient times to today, women in this family have unique magical abilities. In this regard, all the locals treat them with great suspicion.

This film shows that the life of a witch is full of not only fun, but also loneliness, because all the girls of this kind are under a terrible curse. Each love affair, each of them has only one tragic outcome - the death of a man. The girls had a chance to get rid of the curse, for this they must cope with Jimmy Angelov - the new lover Jillian.

Severe test

  • Year: 1996
  • Genre: Thriller, Drama
  • Country: USA
  • Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Scofield and Winona Ryder

The plot unfolds at a time when science has made a significant step forward, due to which religious obscurantism and superstition have faded into the background. At the end of the seventeenth century, fears are driven by people, forcing them to go on crazy things, often with a tragic ending. The main characters are young girls who persuade a dark-skinned slave to help them and charm the guys. She agreed to help, but during the ritual they were discovered by the uncle of one of the girls. Frightened, the naive teenagers accuse Tituba of everything, saying that she has a connection with Satanism. Without enduring the heat of interrogation, the African woman also talks about a couple of “witches” and now their number in the town is constantly growing.

star dust

  • Year: 2007
  • Genre: Romance, Adventure, Fantasy
  • Country: USA, Iceland, UK
  • Cast: Charlie Cox, Robert De Niro, Sienna Miller and Claire Danes

Love is a crazy feeling that wins our hearts. Only she is able to push a person into the wildest, scariest and insane acts. The main character is a young man blind from love named Tristan Tor, who lives in an English village, near which an ancient wall was built, dividing reality and a parallel dimension. Now the guy is going there, because he promised the most beautiful girl in his village that he would bring her a star that fell from the sky. All the problems of an ardent lover begin at the moment when he realizes that not only he is hunting for her, but also the royal sons, the powerful and powerful witches.


  • Year: 2014
  • Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Melodrama
  • Country: United States, United Kingdom
  • Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Juno Temple and Sam Riley

Maleficent is a naive and still very young witch who lost her ability to fly after being beloved by her beloved man.Stephen - the beloved, who by deception deprived the wings of the girl, exchanging them for glory, greatness and power. Now she is eager for revenge, waiting for a convenient opportunity so that the traitor’s revenge is as painful as possible. And now, finally, she had a chance, Stephen had a daughter, who was named Aurora. The witch snuck into the castle and put a curse on her - in sixteen-year-olds the girl would prick her finger with a spindle, after which she would fall into eternal sleep.

Witch hunters

  • Year: 2012
  • Genre: Action, Horror
  • Country: Germany, USA
  • Cast: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen and Tommy Vircola

Probably everyone in childhood heard the tale of Hansel and Gretel - two young children who got out of the clutches of the witch and returned home using bread crumbs. Nevertheless, few people know how their lives after. This film tells about the life of Hansel and Gretel, that once were left by his father in the forest and survived, having dealt with the witch. As it turned out, they could not live as before, so now their craft is a witch hunt, which is not only fascinating, but also well paid. Fate throws them into Augsburg - a city where children regularly disappear. Trying to clash with the forces of evil, the main characters did not even suspect that they would have to face their past.

Witch time

  • Year: 2010
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy, Adventure
  • Country: USA
  • Cast: Claire Foy, Nicolas Cage, Stephen Campbell Moore, Stephen Graham and Ulrich Thomsen

Outside the 14th century, the whole of Europe was swept by a terrible plague epidemic, claiming thousands of lives. Beymen and Felson are crusaders who, when they return home, become not honorary heroes, but deserters. Wash away the shame by completing the task of the cardinal - to transport the girl to the monks in the monastery, which everyone considers to be a witch who cursed the country. As it is known, only monks have special spells in order to banish all evil from the witch. The main characters do not believe that a witch is hiding in this nice girl, but they soon realize how much they were wrong, because their squad is beginning to die. Having reached the monks, Beimen and Felson found that the monks died from the plague and now only they can expel the demon, but this must be done as soon as possible.


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