The Worst Witch
Rated: G Year: 1986 Cast: Fairuza Balk, Tim Curry, Charlotte Rae, Diana Rigg
Mildred is the new student at a very proper British boarding school for witches, where the lesson plans include flying in formation and concocting laughing potions.
What Parents Like: With Rae playing both the dean and her dastardly twin, Haggis, this is the The Facts of Life for cute covens. Curry hams it up as the Grand Wizard, complete with musical numbers.
What Kids Like: Mildred gets off to a rough start but she soon passes with flying colors, especially when she transforms the snobby bully into a pig and saves the school.