Movies About Magic

by kristiansensini | created - 12 Sep 2013 | updated - 31 Jan 2015 | Public

Magic, magician, illusionists

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1. Make Believe (2010)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

59 Metascore

Six of the world's best young magicians battle for the title of Teen World Champion.

Director: Clay Tweel | Stars: Ed Alonzo, Albert M. Belmont Jr., Gay Blackstone, Eugene Burger

Votes: 399

2. Death Defying Acts (2007)

PG | 97 min | Drama, History, Romance

48 Metascore

On a tour of Britain in 1926, Harry Houdini enters into a passionate affair with a psychic out to con the famous magician.

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Saoirse Ronan

Votes: 9,450 | Gross: $0.00M

3. The Illusionist (2006)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

68 Metascore

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

Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti, Rufus Sewell

Votes: 343,895 | Gross: $39.87M

4. The Illusionist (2010)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Drama, Family

82 Metascore

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.

Director: Sylvain Chomet | Stars: Jean-Claude Donda, Eilidh Rankin, Duncan MacNeil, Raymond Mearns

Votes: 32,478 | Gross: $2.23M

5. Now You See Me (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

50 Metascore

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.

Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Common, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 569,980 | Gross: $117.72M

6. The Prestige (2006)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

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.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine

Votes: 1,112,668 | Gross: $53.09M

7. Scoop (2006)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

48 Metascore

An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Jackman, Jim Dunk, Robert Bathurst

Votes: 77,825 | Gross: $10.53M

8. Our Magic (2014)

95 min | Documentary, History

An honest, passionate and revealing glimpse behind the curtain to reveal the secretive world of magic and magicians as seen through the eyes of some of the world's most respected thinkers, ... See full summary »

Director: R. Paul Wilson | Stars: Mike Caveney, Ken Klosterman, Johnny Thompson, Rob Zabrecky

Votes: 32

9. Magic Camp (2012)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary, Family

Welcome to the real Hogwarts. To cope with the pressures of growing up, magic-obsessed kids congregate at the one place where they can be themselves: Tannen's Magic Camp, the most prestigious magic institution in the world.

Director: Judd Ehrlich | Stars: Jonah Conlin, Zach Ivins, Zoe Reiches, Reed Spool

Votes: 208

10. Magicians: Life in the Impossible (2016)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

"MAGICIANS follows four world-class magicians on stage and off, exploring how and why these characters so passionately dedicate their lives to the craft of illusion. Their journey takes us ... See full summary »

Directors: Christoph Baaden, Marcie Hume | Stars: Jon Armstrong, Brian Gillis, David Minkin, Jan Rouven

Votes: 501

11. 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.

Stars: Adrien Brody, Kristen Connolly, Evan Jones, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 10,731

12. Houdini (1953)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama

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

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Torin Thatcher, Angela Clarke

Votes: 2,810

13. Magicians (2007)

90 min | Comedy

A pair of rivaling stage magicians are forced to confront their falling out over a guillotine mishap when they compete in a magic competition.

Director: Andrew O'Connor | Stars: Robert Webb, David Mitchell, Sarah Hadland, Paul Mark Elliott

Votes: 5,375

14. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy

44 Metascore

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.

Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Steve Carell, Luke Vanek, Steve Buscemi, Mason Cook

Votes: 69,003 | Gross: $22.53M

15. Mandrake, the Magician (1939)

Approved | 215 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Mandrake and his assistant Lothar are working the cruise lines and make the acquaintance of Professor Houston who has developed a radium energy machine, which is much coveted by a masked Crime Lord known as "The Wasp".

Directors: Norman Deming, Sam Nelson | Stars: Warren Hull, Doris Weston, Al Kikume, Rex Downing

Votes: 153

16. Houdini (1998 TV Movie)

Unrated | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

The life and times of escape artist/magician Harry Houdini.

Director: Pen Densham | Stars: Johnathon Schaech, Stacy Edwards, Paul Sorvino, Rhea Perlman

Votes: 439

17. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)
Episode: Young Harry Houdini (1987)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

This biographical movie depicts the youth of the magician Harry Houdini (1874 - 1926). As a boy his name was Eric Weiss and his father wanted him to become a locksmith. But he ran away and ... See full summary »

Director: James Orr | Stars: Wil Wheaton, Jeffrey DeMunn, Kerri Green, Barry Corbin

Votes: 126

18. The Master Mystery (1918)

Action, Adventure, Mystery

Justice Department agent Quentin Locke must investigate a powerful cartel protected by a robot (here referred to as "The Automaton") and using a gas weapon "The Madagascar Madness".

Directors: Harry Grossman, Burton L. King | Stars: Harry Houdini, Marguerite Marsh, Ruth Stonehouse, Edna Britton

Votes: 115

19. Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Penn & Teller enjoy playing jokes on each other. When Penn says on an interview show that he wishes he has someone threatening his life so that he "wouldn't sweat the small stuff," each of ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Penn Jillette, Teller, Caitlin Clarke, David Patrick Kelly

Votes: 1,662

20. The Great Buck Howard (2008)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

63 Metascore

A young man, much to the chagrin of his father, becomes the new assistant to an illusionist in decline.

Director: Sean McGinly | Stars: Colin Hanks, John Malkovich, Tom Hanks, Emily Blunt

Votes: 13,179 | Gross: $0.75M

21. The Illusionist (1983)

90 min | Comedy

At the center of this extremely visualized narrative are the illusionist and his brother, who is lazy on the basis of either great love, or exorbitant envy of the brother. Having spoiled ... See full summary »

Director: Jos Stelling | Stars: Freek de Jonge, Jim van der Woude, Catrien Wolthuizen, Gerard Thoolen

Votes: 621

22. 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 »

Director: Tung-Shing Yee | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Ching Wan Lau, Xun Zhou, Ni Yan

Votes: 1,490

23. 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.

Directors: Ali Taner Baltaci, Cem Yilmaz | Stars: Cem Yilmaz, Mazhar Alanson, Özlem Tekin, Tuna Orhan

Votes: 27,808

24. Presto (2008)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A stage magician's rabbit gets into a magical onstage brawl against his neglectful guardian with two magic hats.

Director: Doug Sweetland | Star: Doug Sweetland

Votes: 21,560

25. Women in Boxes (2008)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Romance

About Magic Assistants. The one who distorts her body into impossible positions while the magician cuts her in pieces, sets her on fire and says TAA DAA. Who's the real magician?

Directors: Phil Noyes, Harry Pallenberg | Stars: Criss Angel, Gay Blackstone, Lance Burton, Cathy Daniel

Votes: 38

26. Smokin' Aces (2006)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

45 Metascore

When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.

Director: Joe Carnahan | Stars: Jeremy Piven, Ryan Reynolds, Ray Liotta, Joseph Ruskin

Votes: 133,839 | Gross: $35.66M

27. The Last Magic Show (2007)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

A young escape artist who believes he possesses magical powers has one chance at the "big time", but first must replace the love of his life: the stage assistant that broke his heart.

Director: Andy Conlan | Stars: Andy Conlan, Georgie Hill, Jade Collins, Michael Hurst

Votes: 64

28. Rough Magic (1995)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Set in the 1950s, Rough Magic tells the story of what happens when a pretty apprentice magician goes to Mexico to escape her fiancé, a wealthy politician, and to find a Mayan shaman who ... See full summary »

Director: Clare Peploe | Stars: Bridget Fonda, Russell Crowe, Jim Broadbent, D.W. Moffett

Votes: 1,703 | Gross: $0.17M

29. Magic Show (2009)

11 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

An illusionist and his assistant present a series of amazing acts, afterword's revealing to the audience how these tricks are performed. The fact that the explanations are even more ... See full summary »

Director: Milan Hulsing

Votes: 9

30. Mixed Magic (1936)

Not Rated | 18 min | Comedy, Short

A professional magician, "The Great Spumoni", fires his male assistant and his female assistant insists that he hire another one. The young man he hires turns out to have no aptitude whatsoever for a magic act. Complications ensue.

Director: Raymond Kane | Stars: Buster Keaton, Eddie Lambert, Marlyn Stuart, Eddie Hall

Votes: 88

31. The Wizard of Gore (1970)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror

A TV talk-show hostess and her boyfriend investigate a shady magician whom has the ability to hypnotize and control the thoughts of people in order to stage gory on-stage illusions using his powers of mind bending.

Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis | Stars: Ray Sager, Judy Cler, Wayne Ratay, Phil Laurenson

Votes: 3,059

32. Geriatric Hat Trick (2008)

3 min | Short, Comedy

An elderly magician comes out of retirement for one last show at the retirement home where he lives.

Director: Felix Allen | Stars: Jerry Esten, Edna Keithley, Walton Monagan, Robert H. Reeser

Votes: 12

33. Desperate Acts of Magic (2013)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy

43 Metascore

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 »

Directors: Tammy Caplan, Joe Tyler Gold | Stars: Joe Tyler Gold, Valerie Dillman, Jonathan Levit, Sascha Alexander

Votes: 110

34. The Stooge (2019)

20 min | Short, Mystery

The story follows a downtrodden but determined man who seeks work as a magician's assistant and soon realizes that the world of magic reveals more surprises than he could ever have imagined.

Director: Rogelio Fojo | Stars: Robert Picardo, Pat Scott, Carisa Hendrix, Whit Haydn

35. The Magic Show (1983)

G | 105 min | Comedy, Musical

A young magician with an unorthodox look and style's first big break is threatened by a villainous rival.

Director: Norman Campbell | Stars: Doug Henning, Didi Conn, Jon Finlayson, Jack Creley

Votes: 53



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