Movies About Magicians: The 3 Best Movies with Magicians!

By: Hannah DeRuyter | Kristina Guerrero | Victor Padilla Posted: 3:27 PM, Oct 27, 2020

If you could use a little abracadabra in your life, then why not switch on your TV and watch these three must-watch movies about magicians?


1. Now You See Me

​First up on our list of best movies about magicians is Now You See Me. ​This film follows an FBI agent tracking down a team of magicians working together to perform bank robberies during their performances. Now You See Me ​made over $350 million dollars at the box office worldwide and won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Thriller Movie. So of course they made a sequel titled Now You See Me 2! ​And the best part about the movie? It boasts a full cast of notable actors like Morgan Freeman, Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla fisher, and Dave Franco.


2. Oz the Great and Powerful

Speaking of Dave Franco, his brother James Franco stars in our next movie: Oz the Great and Powerful. This film imagines the origins of the Wizard of Oz, who starts out as a small-time circus magician before getting whisked away to the land of Oz. Oz the Great and Powerful stars actors like Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff and Bill Cobbs. ​The 2013 film made over $490 million dollars at the box office worldwide, making it the 13th highest-grossing film that year. It also won the Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Live Action Family Film!


3. The Prestige

Last on our list of movies about magicians is The Prestige. This flick follows rival magicians, played by Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman, as they obsess over trying to one-up the other on stage and go to extremes to prove their talents. Based on the 1995 novel The Prestige by Christopher Priest, the film includes some big names like David Bowie, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine, Andy Serkis and more. Making over $109 million dollars at the box office, The Prestige received Academy Award nominations for Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction.


Craving some bippity boppity boo? Well, now you’ve got three wand-erful movies about magicians to watch at home!


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