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Witches in the Movies


The Craft
For Sarah (Robin Tunney), moving to Los Angeles is just another chance to be an outsider. She is all alone among the tightly-knit student body of St. Benedict's Academy ... until she meets three young women who also have found themselves banished to the outermost reaches of high school's inevitable pecking order. Nancy (Fairuza Balk), Bonnie (Neve Campbell) and Rochelle (Rachel True) will never fit in with the "in" crowd. They barely fit in with each other. But together with Sarah, their outer and inner lives are about to change in ways they never suspected. They are about to learn that being an outsider has its own kind of power. They are about to learn The Craft. 
Practical Magic
Starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. Based on a novel called Practical Magick, written by Alice Hoffman. Sally and Gilian Owens have always known they were different. Raised by their aunts after their parents' death, the sisters grew up in a 'special' household. Attempting to pass on the unique and powerful psychic heritage of the Owens women, Aunt Jet and Aunt Frances hope to give their nieces the strength that comes from practical magic. But the invocation of the Owens' socery also carries a price--some call it a curse: the men they fall in love with are doomed to an untimely death. Trying to distance herself from her foremothers, the quieter Sally denies her powers and strives to build herself a 'normal' magic-free life. The more fiery Gillian, reckless and restless and thrilled by her pull over men. When Gillian meets Jimmy, a malevolent drifter, she unwittingly sets off a chain of explosive events that brings police officer Gary Hallet onto the family porch and into Sally's heart, while releasing a swarm of supernatural forces that threatens the lives of all the Owen women.
 
Hocus Pocus
Starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy  and Omri Katz .
During a Halloween in Salem, Mass., three witches are accidentally reincarnated as a young boy tries to impress the girl of his dreams.
 
The Witches of Eastwick
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer
Bedknobs & Broomsticks
Starring: Angela Landsbury,  
An inexperienced witch's adventures take her and her children from WWII England to a mythical land where jungle animals rule--all via an enchanted flying bed.
 
The Crucible
Starring: Winona Ryder
Salem, Massachusetts, 1692. Perched on the edge of a continent is a community dedicated to the service of God. A gang of teenage girls, stifled by the crushing piety of their elders, dance naked in the woods. One girl, Abigail Williams -- her innocence lost in the bed of John Proctor, a married farmer -- drinks a charm to kill his wife. And suddenly, the Devil is loose in Salem. The girls are discovered and, spurred on by their terrified accusations, the entire village is consumed by cries of witchcraft. One by one, the blameless victims of mass hysteria are torn from their homes until, inexorably, Abigail's vengeance is turned on Proctor's wife.
 

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