Top 10 Movies About Magicians and Mentalistsby AnonymousCritic | created - 19 Feb 2016 | updated - 23 Sep 2018 | Public
Top films about Stage Magicians, plus a view series and episodes about a magician or stage mentalist.
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1. The Illusionist (2006)
PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, History
In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing.
Votes: 340,232 | Gross: $39.87M
2. The Sorcerer and the White Snake (2011)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Fantasy, Romance
A master monk tries to protect a naive young physician from a thousand-year-old snake demon. A contest of psychic powers results in mayhem.
Votes: 7,771 | Gross: $0.02M
3. The Prestige (2006)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
After a tragic accident, two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other.
Votes: 1,090,665 | Gross: $53.09M
4. Leap of Faith (1992)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Fake faith healer Jonas Nightingale is stranded in a small town where he finds he can't fool all of the people all of the time.
Votes: 11,513 | Gross: $23.37M
5. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
PG | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Family
Master sorcerer Balthazar Blake must find and train Merlin's descendant to defeat dark sorceress Morgana la Fée.
Votes: 145,746 | Gross: $63.15M
6. Red Lights (2012)
R | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away.
Votes: 55,932 | Gross: $0.05M
7. Woochi (2009)
Not Rated | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Jeon Woo-chi, an undisciplined womanizing Taoist from the Joseon era, ends up in present day Korea causing mayhem with his knack for magic.
8. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015)
60 min | Fantasy, History, Sci-Fi
In an alternate history, during the time of real life Napoleonic Wars, two men of destiny, the gifted recluse Mr. Norrell and daring spellcasting novice Jonathan Strange, use magic to help England.
9. Now You See Me (I) (2013)
PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
An F.B.I. Agent and an Interpol Detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances, and reward their audiences with the money.
Votes: 561,591 | Gross: $117.72M
10. Now You See Me 2 (2016)
PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Four Horsemen resurface, and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet.
Votes: 222,974 | Gross: $65.08M
11. The Great Magician (2011)
Not Rated | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
In the years after the Revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty in China and established the republic, China broken up into fiefdoms held by warlords, who are busy fighting each other. A ... See full summary »
12. The Magician (1958)
Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama
A traveling magician and his assistants are persecuted by authorities in Sweden of the 19th century. Their captures, however, didn't bring victory to those in power.
13. Death Defying Acts (2007)
PG | 97 min | Drama, History, Romance
On a tour of Britain in 1926, Harry Houdini enters into a passionate affair with a psychic out to con the famous magician.
Votes: 9,384 | Gross: $0.00M
14. Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue.
Votes: 60,047 | Gross: $10.51M
15. Houdini (2014)
TV-14 | 174 min | Biography, Drama
Follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin.
16. Sleight (2016)
R | 89 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A young street magician (Jacob Latimore) is left to care for his little sister after their parents' passing, and turns to illegal activities to keep a roof over their heads. When he gets in... See full summary »
Votes: 7,283 | Gross: $3.85M
17. The Escape Artist (1982)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
The young and self-confident Danny bluffs at the local police-station that he will escape out of prison within one hour. What follows is a flashback about his childhood with his uncle and ... See full summary »
Votes: 576 | Gross: $0.14M
18. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy
A veteran Vegas magician tries to revive his career after his longtime partner quits, he gets fired from his casino act, and an edgy new "street magician" steals his thunder.
Votes: 68,337 | Gross: $22.53M
20. Desperate Acts of Magic (2013)
Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy
A magician competes in an international magic competition where he goes head to head with a female street magician he has fallen in love with. This film shows great magic performed by a ... See full summary »
21. The Magician (2006)
122 min | Comedy, Drama
Failed magician Iskender decides to do a tour to save his career, but has to bring his grumpy and senile father along. The tour is quite unexpectedly interrupted when a bride actually disappears from the stage.
22. The Young Magician (1987)
106 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
A 12-year boy feels left out by his classmates because he wasn't given ice time in the big hockey game. He finally discovers his calling when his parents take him to a magic show. Picked by... See full summary »
23. The Illusionist (2010)
PG | 80 min | Animation, Drama
A French illusionist finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever.
Votes: 32,108 | Gross: $2.23M
24. Thunder and the House of Magic (2013)
Not Rated | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Thunder, an abandoned young cat seeking shelter from a storm, stumbles into the strangest house imaginable, owned by an old magician and inhabited by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos.
Votes: 5,741 | Gross: $0.00M
25. Magic Man (2010)
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do the dark windows into Tatiana's past.
26. The Magicians (2015– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
After being recruited to a secretive academy, a group of students discover that the magic they read about as children is very real-and more dangerous than they ever imagined.
The Twilight Zone (2002–2003)
The Pharaoh's Curse
TV-14 | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
An up-and-coming magician attempts to learn the secret behind a famous centuries old trick from an older magician.
Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Well Cooked Hams
Not Rated | 27 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
A ruthless young magician kills an elderly rival magician for his grand prop: the box of death.
CSI: NY (2004–2013)
Sleight Out of Hand
TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A famous magician plans three death-defying stunts on three consecutive nights. But on the first two nights, two of his assistants die in ways that eerily resemble his stunts. Can CSI solve the mystery before there's a third victim?
Royal Pains (2009–2016)
Ta Da For
TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama
Hank helps a magician who is struggling with anxiety, Evan tries to hit up Matt Lauer for some free publicity for HankMed, and Divya gets in trouble at her second job.
The X-Files (1993–2018)
The Amazing Maleeni
TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Mulder and Scully investigate the apparent murder of a magician who was decapitated just minutes after he was able to perform the trick of turning his head around 360 degrees. The agents ... See full summary »