Rated: PG Year: 1990 Cast: Anjelica Huston, Jasen Fisher, Rowan Atkinson, Mai Zetterling
Huston is the Grand High Witch who presides over a convention of cackling, scheming witches in a sleepy seaside British hotel. It's up to Luke, a brave 6-year-old, to stop their evil plan to turn the world's children into mice, using chocolate as the lure.
What Parents Like: Based on the Roald Dahl book, the film reinforces that there are unseen dangers and evils in the world that innocent eyes can't see. Luke's grandmother, Helga, is a stalwart and wise protector.
What Kids Like: Witches can be tricky to spot, but underneath the stylish wigs, dresses, and masks, they have gleaming purple eyes, square toes, and bald, warty heads.