Witch hunt movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant witch hunt movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, psychotronic and suspense films and TV shows about / with witch hunt, witch, vengeance, danger, false accusation, supernatural, betrayal, death, murder and rivalry plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as witch hunt: Devil's Bride (2016), Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013), Salem Witch Trials (2002), The Conqueror Worm (1968), Salem (2014), Luna Nera (2020), The Crucible (1996), Stan Against Evil (2016), Twins of Evil (1971), The Witch Hunt (1981).

List of witch hunt movies

Devil's Bride (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Latvia, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Anna’s story takes place on Åland Island in 1666, during the beginning of the most widespread and systematic witch-hunts in Scandinavian history. In all, 16 women were convicted of being in league with the devil, and seven of them were executed. ...
Style: based on true events, disturbing, captivating, enigmatic, tense
Plot: witch hunt, witch, false accusation, obsession, lie, jealousy, betrayal, adultery, falling in love, fall in love, village, extramarital affair ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: finland, sweden
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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel and Gretel have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell-bent on retribution. Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted, and must face an evil far greater than witches... their ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, witch, good versus evil, bounty hunter, adventure, black magic, witch hunt, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, siblings relations, dark fantasy, steampunk ...
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Salem Witch Trials (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The film recounts the sobering tale of how 19 innocent lives were taken in a community experiencing paranoid hysteria regarding the suspected - but unproved - presence of the occult in the small New England town.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: witch hunt, false accusation, puritan, religions or cults, society, americana, courtroom drama, legal, politics, social decay, death row, state affairs ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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The Conqueror Worm (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: England is torn in civil strife as the Royalists battle the Parliamentary Party for control. This conflict distracts people from rational thought and allows unscrupulous men to gain local power by exploiting village superstitions. One of these men ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: witch hunt, inquisition, soldier, vengeance, murder, religions or cults, danger, clergy, crimes, witch, violence, rape ...
Time: 17th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: england, europe, latin america
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Salem (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, 'Salem' explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious, stylized
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, religions or cults, evil force, society, danger, punishment, supernatural ability, devil, love affair, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
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Luna Nera (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: In 17th-century Italy, a teenager learns about her destiny among a family of witches, just as her boyfriend's father hunts her down for witchcraft.
Style: tense, captivating, surprise ending, breathtaking, enigmatic
Plot: witch, witchcraft, witch hunt, palaces castles and temples, kingdom, danger, political unrest, sex scene, violence against women, dishonesty, rivalry, intrigue ...
Time: 17th century
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The Crucible (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The movie is centered around the Salem Massachusetts witch trials of 1692. The movie is based on the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. He also wrote the screen play adaptation.
Style: talky, rough, disturbing, twists and turns, factual ...
Plot: politics, witch, confession, curse, legal action, vengeance, witch hunt, danger, society, courtroom drama, legal, hopes ...
Time: 17th century, 90s, 1600s, 50s, 1950s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, california
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Stan Against Evil (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: An aging police sheriff who has recently lost his position due to an angry outburst begrudgingly joins an alliance with new sheriff, Evie Barret to battle angry demons haunting their small New Hampshire town.
Style: entertaining, humorous, dark, suspense
Plot: monster, sheriff, demon, good versus evil, supernatural power, witch, supernatural, evil, curse, demonic possession, witch hunt, murder ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new england, new hampshire
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Twins of Evil (1971)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: While dabbling in Satanism, Count Karstein resurrects Mircalla Karnstein who initiates him into vampirism. As a rash of deaths afflicts the village, Gustav the head of Puritan group leads his men to seek out and destroy the pestilence. One of his ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, scary, serious, tense ...
Plot: vampire, sister sister relationship, orphan, satanism, castle, dangerous attraction, supernatural, twin sister, good versus evil, supernatural ability, mysterious character, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 16th century, 1780s, 18th century ...
Place: austria, europe
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The Witch Hunt (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Having gone through many personal struggles, Eli (Lil Terselius) returns to her native village and begins to work on the farm of Ingeborg Eriksdotter (Anita Bjork), eventually tending a plot that once belonged to her family. But Eli has been gone a ...
Plot: witch hunt, female director, medieval, female nudity, witch, false accusation, death, suspicion, prejudice, witchcraft, outsider, ice ...
Time: 1600s
Place: norway
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ParaNorman (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the town of Blithe Hollow, Norman Babcock is a boy who can speak to the dead, but no one besides his eccentric new friend, Neil, believes his ability is real. One day, Norman's estranged eccentric uncle tells him of an important annual ...
Style: gothic, semi serious, humorous, stylized, scary ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: ghost, supernatural ability, small town, dark fantasy, supernatural, zombie, witch, medium, best friends, heroes, danger, imaginary ...
Place: usa
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Black Death (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: As the plague decimates medieval Europe, rumours circulate of a village immune from the plague. There is talk of a necromancer who leads the village and is able to raise the dead. A fearsome knight joined by a cohort of soldiers and a young monk are ...
Style: gothic, bleak, suspenseful, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: medieval, plague, monk, knight, inquisition, danger, village, clergy, obsessive quest, mercenary, dealing with death, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Ouija Board (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Yu-jin and her blind mother move to a small village from Seoul. On her first day at the new school, Yu-jin gets picked on by her classmates. Along with other victims of hatred, Yu-jin puts a curse on the four girls tormenting them through a Ouija ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: ghost, curse, ouija board, vengeance, youth, danger, supernatural, rivalry, deadly, mute or deaf, village, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
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Dangerous Beauty (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Veronica is brilliant, gifted and beautiful, but the handsome aristocrat she loves, Marco Venier, cannot marry her because she is penniless and of questionable family. So Veronica's mother, Paola, teaches her to become a courtesan, one of the ...
Style: sexual, romantic, witty, clever, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, prostitute, courtesan, love and romance, rich and poor, beauty, society, social differences, fall in love, couple relations, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: venice, italy, europe, cyprus, turkey ...
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The Fall of '55 (2006)
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In late 1955 and early 1956, the citizens of Boise, Idaho believed there was a menace in their midst. On Halloween, investigators arrested three men on charges of having sex with teenage boys. The investigators claimed the arrests were just the tip ...
Plot: gay slur, witch hunt, pedophilia, lgbt, bigotry, homosexuality, closeted homosexual, homosexual history, scandal, gay, justice, interview ...
Time: year 1955, 1950s, year 1956, 50s
Place: idaho
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Cry of the Banshee (1970)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In seventeenth century England Lord Whitman wages unending war on what he sees as the ever-present scourge of witchcraft, and many local villagers have suffered at his hands. But one victim uses her occult powers to curse his family, enlisting ...
Style: serious, scary, disturbing, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: murder, massacre, rape, revenge, curse, torture, witchcraft, witch, witch hunt, werewolf, vengeance, village life ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: europe, england
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: She has a loving family and best friends, laughs and cries from time to time... Madoka Kaname, an eighth grader of Mitakihara middle school, is one of those who lives such a life. One day, she had a very magical encounter. She doesn't know if ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, captivating, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: witch, young heroes, school, magic, wizards and magicians, dark fantasy, surrealism, magical girl, desire, imaginary, friends, youth ...
Place: japan
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World Without End (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany, UK
Duration: 374 min.
TV show
Story: The English town of Kingsbridge works to survive as the King leads the nation into the Hundred Years' War with France while Europe deals with the outbreak of the Black Death.
Style: tense, stylized, epic, realistic, serious ...
Plot: massacre, queen, witch, love and romance, society, cathedral, romance, lovers apart, state affairs, village, monastery, betrayal ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe
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The Devonsville Terror (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Dr. Worley investigates a 300-year-old witch's curse in the New England town of Devonsville. Three liberated, assertive women move into town, which angers the bigoted, male-dominated town fathers. One of the women is a reincarnation of the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, small town, reincarnation, feminism, witch, curse, revenge, witch hunt, curses spells and rituals, vengeance, wizards and magicians, power relations ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: new england, usa
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I Am Not a Witch (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Zambia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Following a banal incident in her local village in Africa, 8-year old Shula is accused of witchcraft.
Plot: witch, superstition, violence against women, manipulative behavior, forced labor, submission, justice, little girl, slavery, freedom, witch hunt, witch doctor ...
Place: africa
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The Hunt (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, captivating, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: false accusation, pedophile, injustice, life turned upside down, small town life, gossip and rumors, society, family relations, social relations, teacher, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
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Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.
Style: sexual, psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: obsession, teacher, adultery, teachers and students, blackmail, older woman younger man relationship, forbidden love, age difference, extramarital affair, older woman younger man sex, dangerous attraction, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
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Assassination Nation (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: High school senior Lily and her group of friends live in a haze of texts, posts, selfies and chats just like the rest of the world. So, when an anonymous hacker starts posting details from the private lives of everyone in their small town, the ...
Style: brutal, suspense, emotional, exciting, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social satire, school, feminist, society, feminism, friends, murder, violence, avenger, corruption, killer, perversion ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Quasi defies the evil Frollo and ventures out to the Festival of Fools, the cruel crowd jeers him. Rescued by fellow outcast the gypsy Esmeralda, Quasi soon finds himself battling to save the people and the city he loves.
Style: touching, humorous, colourful, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: disney, church, judge, french, notre dame cathedral, friendship, fall in love, clergy, festival, family, physical appearance, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 15th century, 18th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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The Man Without a Face (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of a relationship between a teacher and his troubled pupil. Justin McLeod is a former teacher who lives as a recluse on the edge of town. His face is disfigured from an automobile accident and fire ten years before in which a boy was ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: friendship, disfigurement, injustice, social misfits, teaching the ways of the world, false accusation, physical appearance, mysterious character, loneliness, intergenerational friendship, suspicion, secret ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, maine
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The Green (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Michael Gavin and his partner Daniel trade the rat race of New York City for the idyllic charm of the Connecticut shoreline, with hopes of a simpler life and time for Michael to finish his first novel. All that changes when one of Michael's ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: false accusation, investigation, gay teacher, life turned upside down, couples, couple relations, society, teacher student relationship, scandal, student, gay slur, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998
Place: connecticut, usa
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The Seven Ravens (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of a young woman who takes it upon herself to save her brothers and rid them of a curse which they were put under by their mother.
Style: fairy tale, humorous, captivating, sincere, psychotronic
Plot: witch, curse, family, sibling relationship, strong female character, dysfunctional family, secret, dark secret, bossy woman, abusive mother, villainess, queen ...
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Madoka Kaname, an ordinary middle-schooler, along with her best friend Sayaka Miki, are offered the chance to have any wish they want granted by the mysterious Kyubey, and become magical girls and fight witches. However, fellow magical girl Homura ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, psychological thriller, tense ...
Plot: magical girl, magic, wish come true, teenage girl, dark fantasy, danger, supernatural, hopes, parent child relationship, wizards and magicians, mother daughter relationship, foreshadowing ...
Place: japan
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The Bloody Judge (1970)
Genre: Biography, Horror
Country: Italy, West Germany, Spain, Liechtenstein
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Horror icon Christopher Lee, who worked with Jess Franco on several occasions, plays Lord George Jeffreys, the infamous and merciless judge and Lord Chancellor in England torn by strife between the reigning King James II and William of Orange. ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: torture, courtroom drama, false accusation, dishonesty, life is a bitch, danger, tragic hero, righting the wronged, prison, prison life, witchcraft, exploitation ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, europe
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Mark of the Devil (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In 1700s Austria, a witch-hunter's apprentice has doubts about the righteousness of witch-hunting when he witnesses the brutality, the injustice, the falsehood, the torture and the arbitrary killing that go with the job.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic
Plot: rivalry, soldier, murder, village, sexual abuse, rape, torture, investigation, escapades, mind game, crimes, violence spree ...
Time: middle ages
Place: austria, europe
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