Most Popular Illusionist Movies and TV Shows
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1. 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: 1,120,991 | Gross: $53.09M
2. 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: 573,001 | Gross: $117.72M
4. Sherlock Holmes (2009)
PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.
Votes: 564,710 | Gross: $209.03M
5. 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: 231,895 | Gross: $65.08M
6. The Lady Vanishes (1938)
Not Rated | 96 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
While travelling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train.
7. It (1990)
TV-PG | 192 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.
8. The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)
PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.
Votes: 39,994 | Gross: $68.55M
9. 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: 345,232 | Gross: $39.87M
10. The Great Beauty (2013)
Not Rated | 141 min | Drama
Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
Votes: 76,252 | Gross: $2.85M
11. The Immigrant (2013)
R | 120 min | Drama, Romance
1921. An innocent immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.
Votes: 28,238 | Gross: $2.01M
12. Lord of Illusions (1995)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A private detective gets more that he bargains for when he encounters Philip Swan, a performer whose amazing illusions captive the world, but they are not really what everyone thinks.
Votes: 13,981 | Gross: $13.29M
14. Mauvais Sang (1986)
Unrated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
As a deadly virus which infects people who have loveless sex sweeps Paris, a lonely pariah attempts to steal a potent antidote, only to fall for the mistress of his partner-in-crime. Is the infectious young love the cure to the bad blood?
Votes: 6,448 | Gross: $0.02M
16. Meridian (1990 Video)
R | 85 min | Horror
Two American girls in Italy are drugged and raped by an evil magician and his twin brother who suffer from a curse that turns them into beastmen each day. One of the girls falls for the good twin and decides to help him break the curse.
21. The Great Houdini (1976 TV Movie)
120 min | Biography, Drama
A biography of the renowned escape artist Harry Houdini, examining his fascination with the occult and his promise to his wife on her deathbed that he would speak from the beyond.
22. The Magician of Lublin (1979)
R | 105 min | Drama
Yasha is a Jewish stage magician who tours through eastern Europe while destroying his career through personal problems. He has one more chance at theatrical success, but he needs to do a brand new trick in a Warsaw theater.
23. One Man and His Cow (2016)
G | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
An Algerian man's life-long dream finally comes true when he receives an invitation to take his cow Jacqueline to the Paris International Agriculture Fair.
24. Loners (2000)
103 min | Comedy
Robert works for a travel agency and helps to arrange scenes from the everyday lives of "ordinary" Czech families as an attraction for Japanese tourists. He also works as a kind of ... See full summary »
25. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)
PG-13 | 87 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
Paris...at the turn of the century. Inspector Vidocq investigates a series of unexplained murders at a Grand Guignol-type theatre...where the players have suddenly become real-life victims. Based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe.
26. The Magician (2015)
122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
During the joseon dynasty in Korea, the princess travels to the Qing to have a beneficial marriage. On her journey to the Qing, she meets and falls in love with a magician.
27. Duel of Hearts (1991 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Lady Caroline Faye (Alison Doody) meets Lord Vane Brecon (Benedict Taylor) and is attracted to him. When she finds out that he is being accused of a murder he did not commit, she sets out ... See full summary »
29. David Blaine: Real or Magic (2013 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Mystery
Magician David Blaine ventures across America from New York to Los Angeles, performing to various celebrities and the general public.
32. Miracles of Thursday (1957)
84 min | Comedy, Fantasy
In the village of Fuentecilla, there is a medicinal spa which was very popular in the past but that now has been forgotten by the public. In order to bring back the tourists, the "prominent... See full summary »
33. Daïnah la métisse (1932)
51 min | Drama
Shades of Othello loom in this engrossing exploration of class, race, and murder set on an ocean liner. Young Dainah encounters an engineer on board who mistakes pleasantries for flirtation... See full summary »
35. 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 »
36. Miracles for Sale (1939)
Not Rated | 71 min | Crime, Mystery
Retired performer Mike Morgan sells original illusions to fellow magicians, and although he believes in the supernatural, likes to expose sham psychics. This involves him in some mysterious murders.
37. Salut l'artiste (1973)
96 min | Comedy, Drama
Nicolas is an actor who only manages to get small roles in films, theatre and commericals. His domestic life does not fare much better as his mistress leaves him and he tries to return to ... See full summary »
38. Life Together (1958)
100 min | Comedy
The writer Pierre Carot became rich and famous with his book "Life as a Couple", which was based on the loving relationships of four couples. Now he's setting up his will and wants to leave... See full summary »
Not Rated | 12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Two magicians, Mr. Schwarzwald and Mr. Edgar, try to outdo each other in performing elaborate magic tricks, leading to a violent ending.
Director: Jan Svankmajer
41. Day for My Love (1977)
91 min | Drama, Romance
The young married couple - photographer Marie (Marta Vancurová) and civil engineering student Petr (Vlastimil Harapes) - live in a cozy attic flat with their four-year-old daughter Maruska.... See full summary »
44. Tchin-Chao, the Chinese Conjuror (1904)
Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Fantasy
As we are treated with a rare appearance from a true master of the miraculous Asian thaumaturgy, a fine display of multiplication commences, and a serene young geisha completes the enchantment. What does the Chinese conjurer have in mind?
45. Psilos, lignos kai pseftaros (1985)
89 min | Comedy
The life and times of now elderly Pipis Parlapipas, the biggest liar ever existed, whose Munchausen-like adventures have become a TV series, left as a heritage for his relatives.
46. David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic (1994 TV Special)
130 min | Documentary, Biography, Family
This is a TV special/documentary in which David Copperfield is interviewed in his Magic Warehouse by his girlfriend, the German supermodel Claudia Schiffer, about his career as an ... See full summary »
48. The Mask of Diijon (1946)
Approved | 73 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
A stage illusionist's comeback attempt results in his humiliation. He plots to revenge himself by hypnotizing people into committing murders for him.
50. The Magic of David Copperfield IX: The Escape from Alcatraz (1987 TV Special)
49 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
This is the 9th CBS Copperfield TV special, introduced by the host Ann Jillian after a short presentation by David Copperfield himself from the Alcatraz prison's beacon. It is the first one... See full summary »