Best Magician Movies

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Best Magician Movies

Many directors have talked about Best Magician Movies. We put together 24 of the best ones.

The Prestige (2006)

The Prestige
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine
Rated PG-13

The Prestige is a 2006 psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan, and starring Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, and Michael Caine. The story follows two 19th century magicians, Alfred Borden (Jackman) and Rupert Angier (Bale), who become obsessed with one-upping each other in a bitter and escalating rivalry. As their rivalry intensifies, both magicians are willing to resort to any means necessary to achieve victory, including theft, sabotage, and even murder. The film follows their story as they both strive to discover and perfect the greatest illusion ever. As the stakes become higher, the two men find themselves in a conflict that will test the limits of their dedication and determination to outwit one another.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From David Yates, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon
Rated PG-13

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) is the eighth and final installment of the Harry Potter film series, directed by David Yates. The story follows Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) as he attempts to destroy the last of Lord Voldemort's (Ralph Fiennes) Horcruxes—magical objects that contain pieces of his soul—in order to achieve his own immortality. With the help of his friends Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson), Harry sets out to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, ultimately culminating in a violent and emotional battle between the forces of good and evil at Hogwarts school. Along the way, Harry must confront his own fears and inner demons, as he struggles to make the ultimate sacrifice for the greater good. With breathtaking special effects, intense action sequences, and a powerful emotional climax, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is a thrilling conclusion to an unforgettable journey.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Alfonso Cuarón, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Richard Griffiths
Rated PG

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban follows the story of Harry Potter, a young wizard, and his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger as they begin their third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. While attending classes, Harry is warned that a dangerous criminal, Sirius Black, has escaped from the wizard prison of Azkaban and is searching for him. With the help of his friends and a magical guardian, the Hippogriff Buckbeak, Harry must use his knowledge of wizardry and the help of his new teacher, Professor Lupin, to protect himself and ultimately defeat the dark forces that threaten the security of Hogwarts. Along the way, Harry learns more about the mysterious past of his parents and the truth surrounding their deaths.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Mike Newell, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Eric Sykes
Rated PG-13

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a 2005 fantasy film directed by Mike Newell. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling and the fourth installment in the Harry Potter film series. The story follows Harry Potter's fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as he competes in the Triwizard Tournament, a dangerous competition between three wizarding schools. Alongside his friends Ron and Hermione, Harry must confront a dragon, a lake monster, and the devious wizard Lord Voldemort. As the magical tournament unfolds, Harry learns more about his past, his enemy, and the strength of his friends. The film features an all-star cast of British actors, including Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, and Ralph Fiennes.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From David Yates, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Bill Nighy
Rated PG-13

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, the final battle between good and evil begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to find and destroy the secret to Lord Voldemort’s immortality and destruction - the Horcruxes. With their greatest enemy now in power, the trio must find a way to destroy the dark lord’s power and save the wizarding world from his reign of terror. With the help of their loyal friends and the guidance of Professor Dumbledore's mysterious and powerful artifacts, they must rely on their courage and ingenuity to outwit Voldemort and his Death Eaters and save the world from the Dark Lord's ultimate plan - to become immortal.

The Illusionist (2006)

The Illusionist
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Neil Burger, starring Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti, Rufus Sewell
Rated PG-13

The Illusionist is an atmospheric drama set in Vienna, Austria in the late 19th century. It follows the story of Eisenheim (Edward Norton), a master magician, who uses his skills to amaze and delight audiences. When the Crown Prince Leopold (Rufus Sewell) sets out to put an end to Eisenheim's show, he underestimates the power of the magician's illusions. As the two men clash, Eisenheim begins to reveal secrets from Leopold's past, culminating in a dramatic showdown between the two. In the end, Eisenheim's magic reveals the truth and reveals a greater power at work. With its evocative cinematography, haunting score, and captivating performances, The Illusionist is a classic tale of magic and illusion, revealing the power of the human spirit over the constraints of reality.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Chris Columbus, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith
Rated PG

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is an adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s first novel in the Harry Potter series. The film follows the adventures of Harry Potter, an orphaned boy who discovers he is a wizard and is invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Alongside his best friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, Harry embarks on a thrilling journey to find the Sorcerer’s Stone and prevent the evil Lord Voldemort from gaining immortality. During his quest, Harry must brave various obstacles and confront his darkest fears in order to protect the stone and save the world of magic.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From David Yates, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon
Rated PG

The sixth installment in the Harry Potter franchise follows Harry Potter as he continues his sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The evil wizard Voldemort is still a looming threat and Professor Dumbledore has enlisted Harry to help him find the key to Voldemort’s power and destruction. Along the way, Harry will face a variety of obstacles, including the mysterious Half-Blood Prince and his own personal struggles with love and loss. With the help of his friends, Harry must find a way to stop Voldemort before it's too late and save the wizarding world.

The Greatest Showman (2017)

The Greatest Showman
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Michael Gracey, starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya
Rated PG

The Greatest Showman is a musical drama directed by Michael Gracey and starring Hugh Jackman in the lead role. It tells the story of P.T. Barnum, a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. The film follows Barnum’s rise to fame, his struggles to make his show a success, and his relationships with the family and performers he brought together to make the show a reality. It features well-known musical performances from Jackman and a star-studded cast, including Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, and Zendaya. The film is an uplifting story that celebrates the power of dreams and the belief that anything is possible.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From David Yates, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Brendan Gleeson
Rated PG-13

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth installment of the Harry Potter film series, based on the novel of the same name by J.K. Rowling. After returning to Hogwarts for his fifth year, Harry Potter discovers that the Ministry of Magic is in denial about the return of Lord Voldemort and is doing everything in its power to keep it a secret. In order to prepare for the coming battle against Voldemort, Harry and his friends form Dumbledore's Army, a secret organization to teach students the defensive magic they will need to protect themselves. Meanwhile, the Ministry brings in a new professor who proves to be a dangerous adversary in the form of Dolores Umbridge. With the help of Dumbledore and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry and his friends must battle against dark forces both inside and outside the walls of Hogwarts.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Chris Columbus, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris
Rated PG

Now You See Me (2013)

Now You See Me
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Louis Leterrier, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Common, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson
Rated PG-13

House of Games (1987)

House of Games
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From David Mamet, starring Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Mike Nussbaum, Lilia Skala
Rated R

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

Magic in the Moonlight
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Woody Allen, starring Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater
Rated PG-13

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

Now You See Me 2
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Jon M. Chu, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco
Rated PG-13

The Great Buck Howard (2008)

The Great Buck Howard
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Sean McGinly, starring Colin Hanks, John Malkovich, Tom Hanks, Emily Blunt
Rated PG

The Craft (1996)

The Craft
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Andrew Fleming, starring Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True
Rated R

Practical Magic (1998)

Practical Magic
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Griffin Dunne, starring Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Stockard Channing, Dianne Wiest
Rated PG-13

Next (2007)

Next
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Lee Tamahori, starring Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore, Jessica Biel, Thomas Kretschmann
Rated PG-13

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Zach Helm, starring Natalie Portman, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Bateman, Ted Ludzik
Rated G

The Escape Artist (1982)

The Escape Artist
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Caleb Deschanel, starring Raul Julia, Griffin O'Neal, Desi Arnaz, Teri Garr
Rated PG

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Don Scardino, starring Steve Carell, Luke Vanek, Steve Buscemi, Mason Cook
Rated PG-13

Sleight (2016)

Sleight
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From J.D. Dillard, starring Jacob Latimore, Seychelle Gabriel, Storm Reid, Donzaleigh Abernathy
Rated R

Death Defying Acts (2007)

Death Defying Acts
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Gillian Armstrong, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Saoirse Ronan
Rated PG

 



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