3. The Love Witch (2016)
If the neon coloring of Dario Argento's Suspiria wasn't enough of a fever dream for you, The Love Witch is like a whole elaborate universe in itself, set in the '70s and designed as if it was shot in Technicolor. The film hails from feminist filmmaker Anna Biller, telling the story about a young witch named Elaine determined to use her powers to make a man fall in love with her. But just when Elaine believes she's got the perfect lover under her spell, she finds that she's far too powerful and suddenly a slew of murders are on her hands. The set, props, and costumes are all insanely psychedelic and fitting for the period -- most of which were made by the director herself -- and its entire aesthetic will have you hypnotized, believing you're watching a 20th century horror show.
The indie flick is a satirical commentary on marriage and desire, though it also sees a full-fledged embrace of the witch's significance as not only a woman in touch with her sexuality, but one who acknowledges the fragility of men. In her powder blue eyeshadow and pink Victorian blouses, standing over a boiling cauldron, Elaine knows what she wants and how to get it. When she iconically says, "I take what I want from men, and not the other way around," you believe her. Elaine may have been trying to cast a love spell on potential suitors, but by the time The Love Witch is over, you'll find that Elaine and Anna Biller really cast a spell on you.