Are you looking for fantasy-themed movies and shows? Let’s talk about some of the best movies and series that chronicle the essence of witchcraft and the magical realm with this awesome list that we’ve prepared for you. These are some of the best witch movies and shows you’ll find on Netflix.
1. The Witcher
A total eye-catcher and filled with stars like Henry Canvil from Superman fame and various other stars, the witcher chronicles the story of a monster hunter, Geralt who likes to work slowly.
Geralt now must find his standing in a world where there are more beasts than normal people and fight for his life constantly to survive. However, he finds a sorceress and a princess who help him navigate through the continent. The series is actually a spin-off of the book ‘The Witcher’ written by Andrzej Sapkowski, a Polish writer.
2. The Originals :
A spin-off to the popular show The Vampire Diaries; The Originals chronicles the life of the almighty original vampires; the Michaelson’s, who have recently moved from Mystic, falls back to New Orleans.
The story starts with Klaus Michaelson coming back from the dead and having a baby with a werewolf-turned-vampire, Hayley. This show has a different fan base that is untouchable and has its own crazy fandom. If you’ve seen vampire diaries, you’ll surely enjoy this one as it has hybrids and witches along with gang wars and full-on politics.
The most mind bending movie of all time, Brand new cherry flavor chronicles the life of Lisa Nova, who wants to become a film director in the 1990 era even though it’s quite hard as she has discovered the horrifying truth of the city.
Later, she finds out that Los Angeles is not as normal as it seems, and there is something supernatural about the city that may be getting on her nerves a little too much. This is a good thriller show that you might love.
There is nothing simple about Mystic Falls town as it is filled with the stories of vampires, witches, and Werewolves. The story revolves around the protagonist Elena Gilbert who has recently lost her parents in a car crash, and her life could never be the same.
One day she finds a handsome new boy in her school who has recently joined the school or come back to the school, which is really the catch of this show.
She is the only human who is surrounded by vampires, witches, and well werewolves.
Merlin finds out that he has magical powers that he must harness to become a better magician with the help of King Uther Pendragon, who is responsible for teaching him magic, medicine, and everything about life.
Even though Merlin is quite distant from his magic, king Uther warns him that he must make amends with it before it backfires. Meanwhile, a prince finds his life linked to the magical boy Merlin, who must do something to get the prince off of his back.
This movie chronicles the mentor-protégé relationship in such a great way to move the whole story and keep the audience engaged.
Stardust is a very popular movie on Netflix with a fantasy-based story that depicts the slice-of-life story but with a touch of adventure. The movie follows the tales of a small town in the countryside, which is quite close to a land filled with magical feels. To impress his beloved, a man sets out in a magical realm to find a fallen star to gift to his beloved.
However, the story takes a turn for the funnier when he embarks on this journey with a pirate ship, and now he must really survive while trying to reach the fallen star.
This series is a new adaptation of the Sabrina cartoon, which is about Sabrina, who is about to turn into a witch after turning 18 in the town of Greendale. She lives with her aunts and a brother, who are all witches and widows, and goes to an Academy of witchcraft as well.
However, she later founds out that she must sell her soul to the Devil to become a full witch, or she will never have her full powers even though they all worship the Devil as their main gods.
This is one of those really exciting and well-written shows that I have ever watched which will keep you hooked season by season.
In a popular movie adaptation of the book Northern Lights, Lyra exists in a world where a magical corporation known as Magisterium exists, which has created havoc in her world. Since Lyra is an orphan, she has nobody watching her back but only her uncle, who is also almost poisoned. She is constantly sent on different missions by the Magisterium, but she finds that they are up to no good as they’re planning to rule the multiverse. She decides to fight back and save all the people from further misery.
This series has just started recently but has been quite famous in various countries even though its second season got canceled. The series follows the story of an Archivist who comes to a different city after being hired as an archivist for some tapes which need to be restored.
However, these collections of tapes become a movie as he tries to go through them and put them in sequence even though they have some evil power behind them which leads him to a cult group. Now he must fight for his life before giving away his life like that.
It is a tale of comedy, fantasy, and family with a touch of slice-of-life that everybody loves to watch. A girl called Matilda has powers of the psychic and a very curious intellect which she uses when she needs to deal with her mean and distant folks who have totally never felt at home.
However, she depends on her sweet teacher and must protect her and her family from the sadistic and snobbish headmistress who is set out to disrupt their lives with magic. It is based on a very old classic of Roald Dahl’s Matilda and has been a favorite of every kid and millennial since childhood.
11. The Witches
Anne Hathaway steals the show in this movie as she plays the role of a mean witch who leads a coven of witches who are up to no good. As they come across a small boy along with his grandmother, they try to disrupt their life by using magic as she is up to no good at all.
Watch this star-studded movie comprising Anne hatchway along with Chris Rock, Stanley Tucci, and Octavia Spencer. The movie is based on a book with the same name and has an older movie with the same title as well.
Netflix is back with the Fate: The Winx saga as Winx Club (2004) always has been a popular Nickelodeon show. This is a very popular witch show on Netflix that you must definitely watch.
However, the show chronicles the journey of Bloom, one of the Winx club members, as she tries to adjust to her Otherworld Life and harness her abilities to the best possible capabilities even though she later finds that her powers are getting dangerous for her and people around her. This is a proper young adult drama with dramatic storylines that may interest you along with this tale.
13. The Order
A new show that chronicles the life of a college student who has to pledge to a secret with his life as he discovers that werewolves and witches exist in real life and they practice dark magic as well.
Even though he wanted to avenge the death of his mother, finding new secrets led to his life turning completely haywire, now, he must find his balance and fight for his life when he gets stuck in a constant war between both the witches and werewolves.
With quite impressive scenes, Apostle is the perfect fantasy horror that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The storyline is set in 1905 and chronicles the journey of a drifter on a mission.
The drifter embarks on a mission to find his sister, who has been kidnapped by a cult that has sinister plans for whoever joins the cult. Now, he must really focus on this journey and survive while looking for his sister on a deserted island, nonetheless.
The movie is pretty impressive if you’re interested in one-time watch and period movies.
The movie is truly a scary movie with horror and mystery tied to its storyline as the movie chronicles the story of Shadyside, where an evil witch has been plaguing people in her trance and committing murders for 300 years.
Now, a group of teens must solve the mystery behind this evil and the killings to stop the supposed witch from ending the whole town. The movie has some gory scenes, too, which you might refrain from if you’re deciding to watch this with kids, and it’s rated R as well.
16. Always a Witch
Released in 2019, Always a witch is a story about a witch who can time travel from and to anywhere to save her life from harm. The show starts with the protagonist of the show, who travels to the present-day Cartagena from the 17th century as she is threatened to be killed by the villains of the story.
The show is taken from the novel “Yo, Bruja,” which means ‘I, witch’ in Spanish, which is the best paranormal series if anybody is looking for a great series. Moreover, it’s not your standard horror but an amazing comedy-horror series.
17. Scaredy Cats
Three little girls can turn into cats with the snap of their fingers, turning their life upside down as they navigate their lives through the wicked witches and embark on a journey of magic and so much more.
However, the amulet that these girls found is more than just a cat-turning trick which leads them to several answers that they might not like. This movie has several comical scenes along with themes of family nuances and some really cute and adorable cats.
18. Good Witch
This movie is a portrayal of Cassie Nightingale and her wild journey filled with magic. She lives with her daughter when she discovers magic in her new neighbor, who happens to be a doctor.
Dr. Sam Radford has shifted to the adjacent house of Cassie nightingale along with his son, who happens to be the silent child. The story changes for the better when Cassie and her daughter find themselves absolutely in love with these charming neighbors. It is a proper comedy and drama series filled with the magical story.
19. The Ritual
If you’re a true horror and thriller fan, this movie is going to be right in your alley! The movie starts with a depiction of a group of friends who have reunited with each other after quite a long time and feel they need to commemorate this union. They decide to take a trip to the forest of Sweden in Northern Europe.
However, what the friends don’t realize is that a presence of sort has been following them ever since they’ve put their foot in the forest. Now they must really fight for their lives to survive and also discover the mystery behind this said presence.
A new Katherine Langford show after 13 reasons why this is a new fantasy show about a sorceress who comes across Arthur and finds an ancient sword as she goes through one of her quests. Now, Nimue finds new power as she harnesses the power of the swords whilst dealing with the atrocities of her journey.
This adventure and drama are really interesting if you love the fantasy genre as well, even though there are some gore scenes that might be disturbing to some people.
21. Night books
Night books are not for the faint-hearted as it is a decent horror movies with some family scenes and fantasy involved. Even though it is PG-13, you might want to keep your child company. The movie is about a small boy Alex who has been crazy obsessed with horror stories ever since he gained consciousness.
Alex suddenly finds himself stuck because of an evil witch who is obsessed with making his life hell in their New York apartment. He meets the witch’s servant, who agrees to help him get out of the witch’s reach whilst dodging various obstacles created by the magical labyrinth.
22. The Old Ways
Another Horror and thriller movie, but rather an interesting one, The Old Ways, is a movie set in Veracruz, where she returns from her life in a different city when she finds out about her town’s illegal activities like witchcraft.
However, when she reaches town, a group of townspeople kidnaps her, claiming that she has something to do with the Devil and must be saved at all costs. It is a bone-chilling thriller as the main protagonist tries to flee from the place to save her life from being sacrificed as a scapegoat.
A babysitter’s guide to monster hunting is the story of a babysitter who is just trying to do her job when she faces the biggest dilemma of a babysitter; the child’s safety. The child is abducted by monsters.
However, the babysitter meets a fairy who promises to help her find the child before the parents return. It has lots of comical scenes with a very interesting story and great animations, and cute little monsters too. You will enjoy this movie as it has the famous ‘Malfoy’Tom Felton from the Harry Potter fame.
24. Luna Nera
This show is taken from the real history of the 17th century when women who were suspected of witchcraft were hanged for being executed to protect the village. The show starts with Ade, who lives with her brother and gets hunted by a cult known as Benandanti.
They escape to find out that she does have magical powers, which she must learn to control before she gets caught. She later falls in love with Sante, who is the leader of the cult group that is after her.
25. A Witches’ Ball
The movie is a total PG-13 take on a small witch who must make her way through other witches to prove her worth as an effort amongst other witches and widows.
The young girl must walk the Witches’ ball as a full-proof witch and must cross some hurdles of the magical realm to become the worthy opponent of all other witches. It is a fun and family movie that you can plan to watch with your kids and have a nice movie night with them.
26. The Claus Family
Have you ever heard of anybody hating Santa Claus? Well, Jules Claus is not a fan of Christmas and does not feel anything ever since his father passed away. However, one day he finds a snow globe that happens to be a conduit of magic that can take him to any part of the world.
The movie takes a surprising turn as he leads to Santa Claus, who happens to be his grandfather. He finds out that since his father is not here, his grandfather had to take on the long-lasting tradition of Santa Claus.
27. Coven of Sisters
The movie “coven of sisters” is based on the real events of the Spanish inquisition of the 1600s. The storyline starts with a judge who has come to the village to interrogate a young woman who has been accused of practicing witchcraft.
Now the judge must really decide whether the village people are right in their accusations or the poor woman has been misjudged and fell victim to stupid politics. Since this movie has some inspiration from true events, you can really feel the plight of women who have been abused in the name of the Devil.
With a crashed broomstick, Mildred finds her life twisted into a ball as she discovers that she is indeed a witch. Now she must join the Cackle Academy to harness her magical powers to become the strongest witch.
However, she can’t seem to get the gist of spells, and everything she does goes to fail, leaving her low and discouraged. Mildred wonders whether she was destined to become a witch or the worst witch as she goes to the academy and continues with her witchcraft classes.
This movie is about a royal family that hails from Russia with a ruling king and queen in a proper monarchy setup. However, Anastasia is the princess of the kingdom, away from all the disruptive and powerful people. One day, Lenin, the evil king, decides to destroy their kingdom, which leads to Rasputin putting Anastasia in a magical portal to save her from any harm.
This is a PG-rated movie which means that children can watch this movie too, even though it might have some violence. The characters and their backdrop is taken from real-life Anastasia Romanova.
This is an old witch movie on Netflix about two Bibi and Tina, who have been best friends since childhood. However, the best friends face a difficult time in their friendship when a girl tries to get with Tina’s boyfriend, leaving her completely distraught. Bibi cannot see her friend’s plight and must decide on doing something because it has started affecting their friendship as well.
Not only this, Bibi must do something to save Socrates from Hans Kakmann, who is trying to steal them from Tina’s boyfriend, Alexander’s father.