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ABRACADABRA!!! 10 Movies About Magic and Magicians

Magic has always held an intriguing role in both fiction and real life. Stemming from legends of wizards and mystics, the concept of magic began to grow in the view of humanity, encompassing all unexplained powers and stories. this list is about some noble movies made about magic and magicians.


The Prestige (2006)

Directed by Christopher Nolan
With Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine

Two stage magicians engage in competitive one-upmanship in an attempt to create the ultimate stage illusion.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2003)

Directed by Peter Jackson
With Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Harry Potter Series

With Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The Illusionist (2006)

Directed by Neil Burger
With Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti, Rufus Sewell

In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing.

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Directed by Victor Fleming George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy
With Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr

Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.

Stardust (2007)

Directed by Matthew Vaughn
With Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Sienna Miller, Ian McKellen

In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm.

The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

Directed by Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan
With Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez, John Justin

After being tricked and cast out of Bagdad by the evil Jaffar, King Ahmad joins forces with a thief named Abu to reclaim his throne, the city, and the Princess he loves.

The Magician (1958)

Directed by Ingmar Bergman
With Max von Sydow, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Naima Wifstrand

When 'Vogler's Magnetic Health Theater' comes to town, there's bound to be a spectacle. Reading reports of a variety of supernatural disturbances at Vogler's prior performances abroad, the leading townspeople (including the police chief and medical examiner) request that their troupe provide them a sample of their act, before allowing them public audiences. The scientific-minded disbelievers try ...

Houdini (1953)

Directed by George Marshall
With Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Torin Thatcher, Angela Clarke

The spectacular but tragically short career of magician and illusionist Harry Houdini whose tricks defied explanation and safety.

Excalibur (1981)

Directed by John Boorman
With Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay, Cherie Lunghi

Merlin the magician helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the round table of Camelot even as forces conspire to tear it apart