Movies With Magicians

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Movies With Magicians

So many directors have talked about Movies With Magicians. Here are 15 of our favorites.

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 mystery thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, and Michael Caine. Set in late 19th century London, the film follows two rival stage magicians who, along with a mysterious woman, battle for supremacy of the craft. As their rivalry escalates, they will do whatever it takes to outdo one another and discover the secret of the other's techniques. Along the way they face personal and moral dilemmas, as well as a twist ending that leaves the audience guessing. In the end, they must decide if the cost of reaching the pinnacle of their profession is worth the price they may pay.

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 a romantic mystery-drama set in Vienna, Austria in the late 19th century. The story centers around Eisenheim (Edward Norton), a gifted magician and escape artist who was born into poverty but has since become a celebrated performer. His act quickly attracts the attention of Crown Prince Leopold (Rufus Sewell), who becomes obsessed with exposing the secrets of Eisenheim’s act. To this end, Leopold enlists the help of the talented and ambitious Inspector Uhl (Paul Giamatti), who is determined to prove that Eisenheim is a fraud. As the investigation progresses, Eisenheim and Uhl become entangled in a complex game of cat and mouse as they try to outwit each other. Meanwhile, Eisenheim’s mysterious past and his relationship with his childhood love, the Duchess von Teschen (Jessica Biel), become increasingly intertwined with the unfolding mystery. Ultimately, Eisenheim must use his powers of illusion to outsmart Leopold and discover the truth about his own past.

The Magician (1958)

The Magician
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Ingmar Bergman, starring Max von Sydow, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Naima Wifstrand
Rated Not Rated

The Magician is a 1958 Swedish drama film set in the mid-19th century, directed by Ingmar Bergman. It follows the journey of a travelling magician and his troupe as they make their way around the country performing their show. Along the way, they are confronted with a variety of issues such as poverty, superstition, and religious hypocrisy. As the troupe's leader, the magician must use his illusions to try and make a better life for himself and his companions. In the end, he discovers that true magic is found within oneself.

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

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

Red Lights (2012)

Red Lights
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Rodrigo Cortés, starring Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Cillian Murphy, Elizabeth Olsen
Rated R

Thunder and the House of Magic (2013)

Thunder and the House of Magic
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Jeremy Degruson, Ben Stassen, Mimi Maynard, starring Cinda Adams, George Babbit, Brianne Brozey, Kathleen Gati
Rated Not Rated

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

The Sorcerer's Apprentice
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Jon Turteltaub, starring Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Alfred Molina, Teresa Palmer
Rated PG

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

Sleight (2016)

Sleight
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

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

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

The Sorcerer and the White Snake (2011)

The Sorcerer and the White Snake
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Siu-Tung Ching, starring Jet Li, Shengyi Huang, Raymond Lam, Charlene Choi
Rated PG-13

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

Desperate Acts of Magic (2013)

Desperate Acts of Magic
★★★★
★★★★
2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Tammy Caplan, Joe Tyler Gold, starring Joe Tyler Gold, Valerie Dillman, Jonathan Levit, Sascha Alexander
Rated Not Rated

 



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