The 25 Best Young Adult Movie Adaptations

17. The Witches (1990)

Director: Nicolas Roeg
Stars: Anjelica Houston, Jasen Fisher, Mai Zetterling, Rowan Atkinson and Jane Horrocks

Despite Roald Dahl claiming the movie was "utterly appalling" for changing his book's ending, The Witches remains a nightmare-fueling classic. (We still panic during the scene of the witches meeting where they tear off their wigs and masks.) The fantasy film was Jim Henson's final project before his death, and his work transported us with the lead characters to another, darker world within our own.

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