Witch Movies :: Friday Five

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Witch Movies :: Friday Five

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Continuing with the “supernatural” Friday Five theme, let’s switch to the screen and celebrate cinematic witches. Here are my top five favorite witch movies.

I’d love to hear what your top five would be – share in the comments.

1. Practical Magic (1998)
Written by Robin Swicord & Akiva Goldsman & Adam Brooks (screenplay), Alice Hoffman (novel)
Directed by Griffin Dunne

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Sometimes I feel like there’s a hole inside of me, an emptiness that at times seems to burn. I think if you lifted my heart to your ear, you could probably hear the ocean. The moon tonight, there’s a circle around it. Sign of trouble not far behind. I have this dream of being whole. Of not going to sleep each night, wanting. But still sometimes, when the wind is warm or the crickets sing… I dream of a love that even time will lie down and be still for. I just want someone to love me. I want to be seen. I don’t know. Maybe I had my happiness. I don’t want to believe it but, there is no man, Gilly. Only that moon.” ~ Sally Owens

Midnight margaritas

2. The Craft (1996)
Written by Peter Filardi & Andrew Fleming (screenplay), Peter Filardi (story)
Directed by Andrew Fleming

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Girls watch out for the weirdos.” ~ Driver

We are the weirdos, mister.” ~ Nancy

Light as a feather

3. Bell, Book & Candle (1958)
Written by Daniel Taradash (screenplay), John Van Druten (play)
Directed by Richard Quine

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“Hasn’t this cat got anything better to do? Couldn’t you give him something to read?” ~ Shep Henderson

Spell

4. The Witches (1990)
Written by Allan Scott (screenplay), Roald Dahl (novel)
Directed by Nicolas Roeg

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“This stinking little carbuncle has had five hundred doses! Aha, we are having *Instantaneous* action!” ~ Grand High Witch

Little boys love snakes

5. The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
Written by Michael Cristofer (screenplay), John Updike (novel)
Directed by George Miller

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“What scares me isn’t how short life is, no, it’s the pain, all the pain. I don’t understand why there has to be any pain.” ~ Sukie Ridgemont

Trailer

6 comments

      1. I’d like to see it and I’ll certainly try while it’s in theatres. I’m not sure when it comes out, I should’ve checked.

        Y’know it is unusual but not that strange bc I only started to read the HP books last year!! I started seeing the HP movies, at the movies, with the 4th one and then made it my business to see them all opening weekend. For whatever reason I didn’t pay attention to them during the first 3 and then finally saw them and they were fantastic and so wonderful. Did you read the books? I didn’t even finish the series yet I have at least 2 more to go.

        You must must must watch the HP movies sometime. The first one is the most kiddie & the CGI is funky looking, and very video-game esque, because it was a long time ago but the second one improves and by the third movie they’re really quite dark and very very entertaining.

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      2. I actually saw the first HP film. Twice. Once when it came out and once recently and I didn’t love it…but I did like it. I do want to watch the rest, and I will, just haven’t gotten around to it. I read the first book with my oldest daughter when it first came out, but none of the others…something to add to my list.

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      3. Ok–Here I go with the unnecessary history of my HP movie watching. I saw the first movie at a friends when it was new on DVD and fell asleep. I admit I was like “Why are we watching this kid movie?” I just did not get it. I thought it was boring as hell. I also didn’t know what Harry Potter really was other than seeing the book cover a few times in a store…I had no idea how deceptively complex and cool the story would become. I just thought it was some little wizard for children thingy and that was it. That was the end of that until the third HP movie a few years later (The Prisoner of Azkaban tied for my favorite with The Order of the Phoenix, the fifth movie) was playing at the drive-in. I was there to see something else which was so terrible that we tried looking at a neighboring screen and tuning into the station. My friend said “There’s a werewolf in this other movie!” It turned out to be Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. After that I rented the first 2 movies from work and this time I enjoyed the heck out of them, then the third when it was released and then for the fourth I was in the loooonnng loooong movie theatre line on opening night. I’ve always regretted not seeing the first three in theatres.
        Plus, Alan Rickman! The rest of the cast is absolutely ridiculous too. There are so many incredible actors from Gary Oldman to Maggie Smith. (and Domhnall is in the last two movies as one of my favorite HP characters Bill)…

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