10 Best Witches from TV and Film, Ranked

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Harry Potter via Warner Bros. Pictures

Nothing says Halloween spirit like our favorite witches from TV and classic films. Whether they're good or evil, witches have played a huge role in cinema throughout America's history.

We've put together a list of some of our favorite witches from TV and movies, many of them sparking childhood memories. These witches also range from animated characters from very real human actresses. Do you recognize any of them?

Go ahead and sort through our list of witches, making sure to rank your favorites! It will definitely bring back some old memories, and it might not be as easy as you think!

Winnie Sanderson

Hocus Pocus via Walt Disney Pictures

Hocus Pocus brought us the Sanderson Sisters, with Winnie always proving to be the most powerful of them all!

Sabrina Spellman

Sabrina the Teenage Witch via CBS

Remember Sabrina the Teenage Witch? Sabrina's powers ranged from traveling to other dimensions to turning people into animals-- usually totally harmless.

Nancy Downs

The Craft via Columbia Pictures

The film, The Craft exposes the darker side of witchcraft as Nancy takes on all the power of nature.

Hermione Granger

Warner Bros. Pictures

Although Hermione was technically Muggle-born, she made her name as one of the most fascinating and brilliant witches in Harry Potter.

The Wicked Witch Of The West

The Wizard of Oz via Warner Bros. Pictures

The Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz, A.K.A. the source of our childhood nightmares is one of the most famous witches in film history.


Sleeping Beauty via Walt Disney Productions

Perhaps one of film's most famous animated witches, Maleficent is the dark entity of Disney's Sleeping Beauty.

Fiona Goode

American Horror Story: Coven via FX

Fiona is definitely a bad witch in American Horror Story: Coven, with abilities ranging from telekinesis to divination.

Bellatrix LeStrange

Harry Potter ia Warner Bros. Pictures

As Voldemort's right-hand woman in the Harry Potter series, Bellatrix is a sadistic force of evil witchcraft.

The White Witch

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe via Walt Disney Pictures

Although she's portrayed as a beautiful witch dressed in white, the evil spell she casted on Narnia in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe proves otherwise.


The Little Mermaid via Walt Disney Pictures

The Little Mermaid's sea witch's most infamous power is her ability to steal voices.