I used to watch the movie The Witches of Eastwick a lot when I was little, along with other movies with witches like the infamous Hocus Pocus, or The Witches. I think that of those three films in particular, I liked The Witches the most.

I always found it odd that witches are often portrayed as being evil, and more importantly, evil women. There are two types of witchcraft, benevolent (white magic) and malevolent (black magic). The "white" witches that are often seen as good, often working against the evil witch. Some examples in films are Glenda from The Wizard of Oz, and even the queens from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland that came out in theaters over break. The oddball is then the character of Jadis, the "White Witch," from C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia who is the villain.

Witchcraft usually involves practices that influence a person's mind, body, or materials against their will. Often you can see witches in a coven that consists of three women; sometimes sisters but usually related to one another in some way. There have been many American TV shows involving witches that have become popular like Bewitched, Tabitha, Free Spirit, Angelique, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Charmed. The most popular witches, obviously being Samantha from Bewitched and Sabrina from Sabrina the Teenage Witch. The character of Samantha is portrayed as the good witch who is a caring wife who has to keep her identity a secret from her husband Darrin. On the other hand, there's Sabrina who is a teen that needs to cope with her new witch powers and how to deal with all of the problems that being a teenager ensues.