We have selected five streaming films in which witches are the absolute protagonists.
Looking forward to the new film by Robert Zemeckis with protagonist Anne Hathaway, why not take a look at the figure of the witch? In the history of cinema horror or also fantastic it has often been used for variations on the theme that have ranged into other genres, such as the comedy or the drama psychological. The five film in streaming that we have chosen to tell you about witches are decidedly different from each other in tone and approach to the subject. However, these are titles capable of arousing cinephile interest and in at least one case they can be considered family cinema. So here are the ones that we believe are the best films that have more or less terrifying witches as protagonists. Enjoy the reading.
Five streaming movies about witches
- The Witches of Eastwick
- Who is afraid of witches?
- Hocus Pocus
- The Witch
The masterpiece of Dario Argento probably set the contemporary aesthetic parameters for horror cinema linked to the myth of the witch. Visually fascinating and capable of instilling in the viewer a sense of disquiet even higher than the other great films of the director, Suspiria crawls inside the mind of the public in a superfine way, entangling their gaze in a terrifying spiral. Great soundtrack. The remake he did a couple of years ago is also interesting Luca Guadagnino, albeit with different assumptions and a different approach. Available on Rakuten TV, Chili, Google Play, Apple Itunes, Netflix, TIMVision, Amazon Prime Video, Rai Play.
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
Take the acrobatic director of Mad Max: Fury Road. Give him as the protagonist Jack Nicholson, the greatest histrion in the history of American cinema. Add three top-class actresses like Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer e Susan Sarandon. The result is The Witches of Eastwick, fantastic comedy with horror veins that at times is unleashed in a riot of ideas and visual finds. The pace doesn’t always keep the film on tracks of absolute fun, but when it hits the target, many parts are irresistible. To be rediscovered to have fun with those who made it. Available on Rakuten TV, Chili, Google Play, Apple Itunes, Amazon Prime Video.
Who is afraid of witches? (1989)
The classic of children’s literature Roald Dahl is reinterpreted by one of the most corrosive and visionary filmmakers in British cinema, Nicholas Roeg. Thus was born Who is afraid of witches?, cult-movie that combines comedy of manners with sweetly terrifying moments. Great proof of actress of Anjelica Huston in the part of the evil and irresistible protagonist. One of the best fantastic movies of the 80s, to see and review. Available on Chili, Google Play, Apple Itunes, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video.
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Another classic suitable for young and old, entertainment where witches are used for a hilarious comedy to be enjoyed in glee. absolute protagonist is one Bette Means to the best of her great skills as an actress, made up and dressed like a human cartoon. Hocus Pocus offers tasty and carefree escapist cinema, a product that does not age, especially when seen in the family. The sequel is coming. Available on Chili, Google Play, Apple Itunes, TIMVision, Disney +.
The Witch (2016)
Popped out almost out of nowhere, The Witch in our opinion it is the most successful horror of the last decade. Thanks to a direction that knows how to steal the best from the rural setting, oppressive and terrifying as in the best horror tradition. The film that launched her “Scream Queen “‘s career Anya Taylor-Joy, powerful protagonist capable of terrifying and exuding innocence in every shot. One of the great cult movies of recent years, a must for both fans of the genre and for those of excellent auteur cinema. Available on Rakuten TV, Chile, Google Play, Infinity, Apple iTunes, TIMVision.
What other witch-related title would you have included in this five? maybe Young witches, teen-fantasy con Neve Campbell e Fairuza Balk? Or the least successful Loves & spells which, however, is played by two stars of the caliber of Nicole Kidman e Sandra Bullock? Let us know yours.