Magic in movies has been there for as long as we can remember and it is not going to vanish anytime soon. Fans are fascinated by its intriguing nature and it is always fun to wonder a world where anything is possible. Magic has always managed to attract viewers and it is exciting when you cannot figure out what is real and what is an illusion. Here’s the list of top 10 greatest movies about magic.
#10: Shazam! (2019)
Shazam is a very sweet movie and it is not just another superhero movie, it has a lot of heart-touching moments and the humor in this movie is amazing. Shazam tells the origin story of Billy Batson who inherits several magical abilities from a wizard to become the superhero Shazam. Fans were skeptical about this movie, but Shazam stuck the landing.
#9: Houdini (1953)
Anyone who is familiar with the world of magic has heard the name of Harry Houdini, as he is regarded as one of the greatest magicians of all time. This movie shows the amazing career and feats of the genius magician. Houdini was a fearless and bold magician who earned international acclaim for his work and this movie captures that very well.
#8: Doctor Strange (2016)
Doctor Strange opened the gateways for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to enter into the realm of magic most spectacularly. Visually, this movie is impeccable as the special effects were other-worldly. It also shows the origin of the character, portrayed by the amazing Benedict Cumberbatch who doesn’t miss a single mark.
#7: Magic (1978)
This movie was way ahead of its time and it is a shame that it went under the radar during the time of its release. Directed by the legendary Sir Richard Attenborough, Magic is a movie about a Ventriloquist who chases success but is ultimately faced with a harsh reality. This movie can be regarded as a Psychological Thriller, it is very creepy at times.
#6: Aladdin (1992)
We have been searching for a magic lamp with a Genie ever since we first saw Aladdin and we are never going to stop. Aladdin is an iconic Disney movie about a poor street urchin who falls for a princess and finds a Genie to help him in his quest. The Genie, played by the great Robin Williams, is also the highlight of this movie.
#5: Now You See Me (2013)
Now You See Me is a movie about a team of Genius illusionists who pull off several heists and engage in a game of cat and mouse with the Police. The movie is very stylish and entertaining to watch. It is full of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat for its entire run.
#4: Marry Poppins (1964)
The life of Jane and Michael changes drastically after they encounter the magical Mary Poppins, who takes them on several magical adventures, teaching them lessons about life in the process. Mary Poppins is without a doubt one of the best family movies of all time and it is a timeless classic.
#3: The Illusionist (2006)
The Illusionist is set in the late nineteenth century Vienna, and it tells the story of a magician named Eisenheim, who uses his abilities to get the girl of his dreams. Edward Norton is a genius when it comes to acting, and it is visible in this movie. Nothing in this movie is what it seems and it is truly a treat for a magic lover.
#2: The Prestige (2006)
The Prestige is directed by Christopher Nolan, and we already consider him to be a magician because his movies are nothing short of unbelievable. The movie is packed with awesome actors like Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Michael Caine, and Scarlett Johansson, and each actor gives his best. We cannot recommend this movie anymore.
#1: Harry Potter Series
There is no other franchise in the world that has had such a profound impact on the world of magic. Harry Potter was a pivotal part of our childhood, and we grew up loving these magical characters. We are still waiting for our Hogwarts letter and we know you are waiting as well.