It occurred to me the other day, after seeing a trailer for the latest Vin Diesel movie, that I can only think of two movies where the organized hunting (and killing) of witches was depicted as a good thing—usually, the witchhunt subjects are either completely innocent (at most, they followed a different religious practice); or they have real magical powers, but are harmless or actively benevolent.
The only exceptions I can think of being the Solomon Kane movie of a couple of years back, and (I presume) Diesel’s The Last Witch Hunter.
Anything else that comes to mind—well, doesn’t seem to come down on witches for being witches, per se, just for being antagonists. Dororthy Gale had no personal quarrel with the Wicked Witch, and even less with Glinda.
But if I figure there have to be at least a few examples of “grr, all witchcraft bad!” cinema out there that I’m not thinking of. Possibly even really sketchy, uncomfortable implications. Y’know, the BEST kind.