MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 218 this week

Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  7 April 1996 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 4,277 users  
Reviews: 16 user | 3 critic

A girl, sent by her parents to live with her two eccentric aunts, finds out on her sixteenth birthday that she is a witch.

Director:

(as Tibor Takacs)

Writers:

(teleplay), (teleplay), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $7.99 on Amazon Instant Video

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 23 May 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 11 Dec 2011
 
a list of 46 titles
created 19 Aug 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 21 Apr 2014
 
a list of 43 titles
created 13 Jul 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sabrina the Teenage Witch (TV Movie 1996)

Sabrina the Teenage Witch (TV Movie 1996) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Short lived animated spin off of the television series Sabrina the Teenage Witch. The animated series is a prequel which features Sabrina as a skinny, attitude giving, pre-teen with small ... See full summary »

Stars: Emily Hart, Melissa Joan Hart, Nick Bakay
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Toon version of the Archie Comics witch who uses her powers to aide the uncertainty of adolescence.

Stars: Jane Webb, Don Messick, Howard Morris
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A sixteen-year-old high-school student finds out she's a witch.

Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick
Adventure | Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Sabrina must prove that she is worthy of attending an academy for witches.

Director: Scott Heming
Stars: Britt McKillip, Jay Brazeau, Bettina Bush
Christmas Snow (TV Movie 1986)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A shop owner who is being evicted at Christmas rescues her Scrooge-like landlord from an accident.

Director: Gus Trikonis
Stars: Katherine Helmond, Sid Caesar, Melissa Joan Hart
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Sabrina is half-witch and half-human, and all super hero as she leads two vastly different lives; one disguised as a normal, klutzy high school student and the other as the top sorcery ... See full summary »

Stars: Ashley Tisdale, Tabitha St. Germain, Kathleen Barr
The Right Connections (TV Movie 1997)
Drama | Family | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

The Tompkins's kids have a good life despite being raised by a single mum. However when Gail loses her job they look like they will have to make sacrifices to allow her to finish college so... See full synopsis »

Director: Chuck Vinson
Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, M.C. Hammer, Elizabeth Hart
Holiday in Handcuffs (TV Movie 2007)
Comedy | Crime | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A struggling artist working as waitress kidnaps one of her customers to bring home and meet her parents at Christmas.

Director: Ron Underwood
Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Mario Lopez, Timothy Bottoms
School of Life (TV Movie 2005)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A new teacher squares off against his crusty competitor for a teacher of the year award.

Director: William Dear
Stars: David Paymer, Ryan Reynolds, John Astin
The Archie Show (1968–1969)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The comedic misadventures and music of Archie Andrews and his friends.

Stars: John Erwin, Dal McKennon, Howard Morris
Sabrina, Down Under (TV Movie 1999)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Offshoot of the popular TV show finds the teen witch (Melissa Joan Hart) on a trip with her friend (Tara Charendoff). There she finds romance with a merman.

Director: Kenneth R. Koch
Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Tara Strong, Scott Michaelson
Sabrina's Secret Life (TV Series 2003)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

These adventures focus on Sabrina training at a witchcraft academy, and feature the rival character Cassandra (aka 'Portia' from "Friends Forever").

Stars: Britt McKillip, Maurice LaMarche, Bill Switzer
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Michelle Beaudoin ...
Marnie Littlefield
...
Seth
Tobias Mehler ...
Lalainia Lindbjerg ...
...
Freddie
...
Fran
Jo Bates ...
Coach
Janine Cox ...
Sales Clerk
...
Larry
...
Mark
Jim Swansburg ...
Mr. Dingle
Noel Geer ...
Jeff
Edit

Storyline

A girl, sent by her parents to live with her two eccentric aunts, finds out on her sixteenth birthday that she is a witch.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Do Homework, Buy Prom Dress, Learn How to Fly See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

7 April 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sabrina, la bruja adolescente  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Sabrina the teenage witch was a movie first before it became a tv series See more »

Goofs

When Katie is sitting in her red car, being informed about the pin the tail on the donkey game at Sabrina's party, as she pulls out of her parking space you can see the reflection of a crew-member in the side of her car. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.91 (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Sabrina rocks!
8 April 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I don't know why everyone's being so hard on this movie. No it's not like the TV series, but come on, this was made BEFORE the TV series as a movie all on its own, of course it's different. Instead of endlessly comparing it to the TV show and complaining, why not try letting it stand on it's own?

I actually really like this movie, so much so that I recently bought it on DVD. I thought it was really cute. It doesn't try to be anything it's not. It's simple, but for me that worked. For me the cast meshed very well together. Back when this movie was made Melissa Joan Hart was young enough to be able to pull off playing a TEENAGE witch and she did a really good job. Melissa Joan Hart was so sweet in this film, she was cute but not too much, and her acting was just fine. I really enjoyed Michelle Beaudoin as Marnie, Sabrina's best friend. Beaudoin had great chemsitry with Hart and it was very easy to believe their friendship, which felt very natural. I also thought Lalainia Lindbjerg was super as the malicious Queen Bee character Katie and Ryan Reynolds was great as hunky Seth, while Tobias Mehler was perfect as Harvey. My only complaint is that I found Sherry Miller and Charlene Fernetz really bland and uninteresting as the aunts. They weren't so bad but I'm not that keen on them either.

The storyline was good enough...Sabrina Saywer is relatively new in River Dale. She has a crush on Seth, a senior and the hottest guy in school. But Seth is invovled with Queen Bee Katie, however when Katie breaks up with him Seth begins noticing Sabrina. When Sabrina uses her newly discovered magical powers to win a track competition, Seth asks her to the Spring Fling dance at school but by this time Sabrina's unsure if Seth really is the guy for her. All the while poor Harvey, who's liked Sabrina all along, has to wait to see if Sabrina will have a change of heart.

Sabrina, The Teenage Witch plays very much like a chick flick aimed at young teens. It clearly was made on a low budget but it still (in my opinion) looked good and it's just a cute movie that's fun if you have some time on your hands. Try and watch it with an open mind, forget about the TV show while you do, and don#t judge this little bit of fluff too harshly. You might just enjoy it.


9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Melissa Joan Hart was NOT the origional willalexmac-1
i wish they would play this movie sometime on tv! bebe87
is this tv film really that bad? nikitat12
Who voiced the cat?? rachelkendall533
Sabrina Sawyer? Kokomadeta
Is this movie on the internet somewhere? babybluedogclub
Discuss Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?