ecently, a newbie to paganism asked my husband and I for some of our favorite pagan media titles. For pagans and people of alternative spiritualities, it used to be quite a challenge to find anything of quality that wasn’t steeping solely in stereotype. This day and age, however, there are quite a few movies and series that are enjoyable to watch-some with historical significance, some with kernels of truth as seen in one’s peripheral vision and of course stereotypes as well and some are just purely entertaining! There are others that may not be pagan or craft related but serve to inspire or help one think outside of the box regarding faith/spirituality/religion and subsequent moral or philosophical connotations.
Here are a list of just a few of our favorites:
Practical Magic Ladyhawk The 13th Warrior
The Princess Bride The Deceivers Pan’s Labyrinth
Mists of Avalon Legend of the Witches The Watcher in the Woods
The Witches of Eastwick-Movie and Series The Mistress of Spices
GRIMM The DaVinci Code I Married a Witch
Like Water for Chocolate Book, Bell & Candle Avatar
The Cloud Atlas Wish Upon A Spell Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Stardust The Good Witch Series and Movies
The Witches The Gift Mulan
Witchcraft: Rebirth of the Old Religion Sorceress
Eve’s Bayou The Spirit of Albion My Neighbor Totoro
Thor Lord of the Rings The Pagan Queen
Hocus Pocus The White Queen Harry Potter
The Seeker The Littlest Witch The Craft
Arranged Chocolat Agora
The Celestine Prophecy Anchoress
Spellbinder The Magicians The Shannara Chronicles Dresden Files
The Wicker Man-Old and New version. (If you watch them back to back you will notice the differences between representations of God/Goddess as well as how female sexuality is portrayed. It struck me as quite curious).
You-tube has many documentaries & lectures as well as radio and TV interviews with pagan notables on the path of the Old Ones.
Of course, this list is by no means exhaustive or complete. I did not include horror or satanic flicks.
We would love to hear about some of your favorites!