The best witch movies of 2018

Movies about witches and magic are especially popular. Such a movie is able to immerse viewers in a mysterious world where mysticism and witchcraft reign. Dozens of mystical films are released every year, but not all of them deserve the praise of critics and the love of the audience. This compilation contains only the best witch movies released in 2018.

Little Witch (2018)

A cute family movie tells the story of a young witch who dreams of attending the annual Walpurgis Night Sabbat. However, adult sorceresses and sorcerers forbid the girl to appear at the festival.

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The heroine violates the ban, but she is quickly “calculated”. As a punishment, she has to complete many tasks during the year, and only after that she is allowed to come to the festival. The efforts of the girl will be accompanied by incredible adventures.

Original title:
Die kleine Hexe

Cast:
Carolina Herfurth, Axel Prahl, Luis Vorbach

Country:
Germany, Switzerland

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.2

Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

A family movie about witches and sorcerers in 2018 will appeal to children and adults. This is a continuation of the film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” about the adventures of the magozoologist Newt Scamander. This time the hero has to find the guy Credence, whom the powerful magician Grindelwald wants to persuade to the dark side.

Newt is helped by the witch Tina: she is also looking for Credence. The film also shows the exciting story of the rivalry between the two greatest wizards of the wizarding universe – Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald.

Original title:
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Cast:
Carolina Herfurth, Axel Prahl, Luis Vorbach

Country:
UK, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.6

Age limit:
12+

Voldemort: Roots of the Heir (2018)

This unusual fan-made film is a prequel to the story of the greatest dark wizard, which is familiar to viewers from the Harry Potter films. The plot is not an official backstory to the story of the young wizard. Its script was written by fans of the saga.

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The action revolves around Tom Riddle and talks about the times when he was still a student at Hogwarts. In parallel, the story covers a series of mysterious murders, which the heiress of Gryffindor, the sorceress Grisha, undertakes to investigate.

Original title:
Voldemort: Origins of the Heir

Cast:
Stefano Rossi Giordani, Rorie Stockton, Aurora Moroni

Country:
Italy

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.5, IMDb – 6.3

Suspiria (2018)

This Italian-American horror film about witches and mysticism was also released in 2018. Susie arrives at a famous ballet school. After the arrival of the girl, strange things begin to happen: one of the ballerinas disappears, and the best dancer dies under mysterious circumstances.

Susie replaces the deceased prima, because her talent is sympathized with the main choreographer – Madame Blanc. But the girl does not even realize that the local coven of witches has her own plans for her: to move the consciousness of the old sorceress into Susie’s body.

Original title:
Suspiria

Cast:
Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth

Country:
Italy, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.8

Age limit:
18+

Legacy (2018)

The new American series about magic is an offshoot of the popular mystery shows: The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. The main character is young Hope, who is the daughter of the ancient vampire Klaus and the werewolf Hayley.

The girl studies at the Salvatore School, a special educational institution for children with superpowers. Among the students there are twin witches, vampires and a werewolf. But young people need to hide their abilities from people so as not to betray the secrets of the magical world.

Original Title :
Legacies

Cast:
Daniel Rose Russell, Matthew Davis, Kylie Bryant

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 7.5

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)

Initially, this serial film about witches was supposed to be released in 2017, but the audience saw it in 2018, when the rights to the series were bought by Netflix. The plot is built around the young witch Sabrina, who is trying to defend her right to go to a regular school, have friends and a boyfriend.

After the 16th birthday, every sorceress must take an oath to serve the Dark Lord. But Sabrina refuses to do this, for which she incurs the wrath of the main sorcerer. It turns out that he had big plans for the girl.

Original title:
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Cast:
Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch, Lucy Davis

Country:
USA

Rating :
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.7

Witch of Laplace (2018)

A fascinating Japanese film tells the audience a mysterious detective story. Two people die in hot springs due to hydrogen sulfide poisoning. The police are trying to figure out if these were murders, but so far they cannot figure it out.

To investigate a difficult case, the police attracts a young biochemist. Soon the hero encounters a girl named Madoka, who has supernatural powers. Madoka predicts a third death, after which she herself becomes a suspect.

Original title:
Rapurasu no majo

Cast:
Sho Sakurai, Suzu Hirose, Sota Fukushi

Country:
Japan

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.6, IMDb – 5.4

Clock House Mystery (2018)

A new children’s film about witches, sorcerers and the magical world, which was released in 2018, shows the orphan boy Lewis. He comes to live with his uncle Jonathan. The boy immediately understands that the house of his relative is unusual, because the ticking of the clock is heard in the walls.

After some time, Lewis learns that his uncle is a magician, and Jonathan’s sweet neighbor and best friend is a real witch. So the boy plunges into the world of witchcraft. The heroes have to find a mysterious clock, which, as it turned out, is counting down the time until chaos begins, and save the world from destruction.

Original title:
The House with a Clock in Its Walls

Cast:
Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro

Country:
USA, Canada, India

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.9, IMDb – 6.0

Age limit:
12+

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Cursed House (2018)

Another horror 2018 about otherworldly forces. A man named Simon and his teenage son Finn move to Vermont. Here Simon has to renovate an old house.

Soon, the father and son learn that a witch used to live in this building, who was accused of killing her own family. The sinister old woman’s favorite pastime was to sit at the window and scare people. Here she died. History does not scare Simon and Finn, but will they not have to regret their own carelessness?

Original title:
The Witch in the Window

Cast:
Alex Draper, Charles Everett Tucker, Carol Statione

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.2, IMDb – 5.7

Age limit:
18+

Discovery of Witches (2018)

This original British witch series was also released in 2018. It tells the story of Diana Bishop, a sorceress who finds a mysterious manuscript in the library of Oxford University.

Diana undertakes to unravel it and learns the secrets about magical creatures hidden in the manuscript. But the heroine is in danger, because not all the inhabitants of the magical world want the information hidden in the manuscript to be made public. The vampire geneticist Matthew comes to the aid of Diana, with whom the witch falls in love.

Original title:
A Discovery of Witches

Cast:
Matthew Goode, Teresa Palmer, Valary Pettiford

Country:
UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 8.0

Age limit:
16+

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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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