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

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

7.3
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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: 555,965 | Gross: $117.72M

2. Smokin' Aces (2006)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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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: 131,872 | Gross: $35.66M

3. Dumplin' (2018)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.7
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53 Metascore

Willowdean ('Dumplin'), the plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen, signs up for her mom's Miss Teen Bluebonnet pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town.

Director: Anne Fletcher | Stars: Danielle Macdonald, Jennifer Aniston, Odeya Rush, Maddie Baillio

Votes: 21,081

4. The Holy Mountain (1973)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment.

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Horacio Salinas, Zamira Saunders, Juan Ferrara

Votes: 31,880 | Gross: $0.06M

5. Hugo (2011)

PG | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.5
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83 Metascore

In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret, who lives in the walls of a train station, is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 285,915 | Gross: $73.86M

6. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

R | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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72 Metascore

A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.

Director: Shane Black | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, Corbin Bernsen

Votes: 203,200 | Gross: $4.24M

7. Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–2012)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.9
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The Russo family may be an ordinary family with an average restaurant, but behind close doors, all three children must compete to be the next family wizard.

Stars: Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone

Votes: 26,081

8. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (2011– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Mystery

8.1
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Aspiring magicians from all over the world perform their best tricks to try and fool Penn and Teller, the world-famous magician duo. If the two can not guess how the trick was done, the "fooler" gets to be on their Las Vegas magic show.

Stars: Penn Jillette, Teller, Alyson Hannigan, Jonathan Ross

Votes: 2,743

9. Curse of the Demon (1957)

Not Rated | 95 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.6
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American professor John Holden arrives in London for a parapsychology conference, only to find himself investigating the mysterious actions of Devil-worshiper Julian Karswell.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis, Maurice Denham

Votes: 10,692

10. The Funhouse (1981)

R | 96 min | Horror

6.0
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Four teenage friends spend the night in a carnival funhouse and are stalked by a deformed man in a Frankenstein mask.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Elizabeth Berridge, Shawn Carson, Jeanne Austin, Jack McDermott

Votes: 10,997 | Gross: $7.89M

11. Magic (1978)

R | 107 min | Drama, Horror

6.8
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A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith, Ed Lauter

Votes: 8,096 | Gross: $25.94M

12. Songs from the Second Floor (2000)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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76 Metascore

Where are we humans going? A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. We meet people in the city. People trying to communicate, searching compassion and get the connection of small and large things.

Director: Roy Andersson | Stars: Lars Nordh, Stefan Larsson, Bengt C.W. Carlsson, Torbjörn Fahlström

Votes: 15,816 | Gross: $0.00M

13. Hanky Panky (1982)

PG | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.6
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Completely innocent man, Michael Jordon, is drawn into a web of government secrets when a girl carrying a mysterious package gets into a taxi with him. When she's later murdered, Michael becomes the chief suspect and goes on the run.

Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Kathleen Quinlan, Richard Widmark

Votes: 2,182 | Gross: $9.82M

14. Demon Wind (1990)

R | 96 min | Horror

5.0
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With the need to investigate the mysterious death of his grandparents, Cory and his friends assemble back to the old farm where it all began, sixty years earlier.

Director: Charles Philip Moore | Stars: Eric Larson, Francine Lapensée, Rufus Norris, Jack Vogel

Votes: 1,720

15. Lili (1953)

Passed | 81 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.4
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An orphaned young woman becomes part of a puppet act and forms a relationship with the anti-social puppeteer.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Zsa Zsa Gabor

Votes: 2,983

16. Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)

Unrated | 193 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives preempted by a strange boudoir melodrama that plays itself out in a hallucinatory parallel reality.

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Juliet Berto, Dominique Labourier, Bulle Ogier, Marie-France Pisier

Votes: 4,129 | Gross: $0.03M

17. American Hero (2015)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

4.9
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42 Metascore

Melvin, a reluctant Superhero, lives only for crime, women and drugs - until he realises that the only way he will ever get to see his estranged son is to go straight and fulfil his potential as a crime fighter.

Director: Nick Love | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Eddie Griffin, Luis Da Silva Jr., Christopher Berry

Votes: 3,673

18. The Lickerish Quartet (1970)

R | 90 min | Drama

6.0
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A jaded, wealthy couple watch a blue movie in their castle home along with her adult son. The son is testy, so they go into town and watch a circus-like thrill ride. The daredevil woman in ... See full summary »

Director: Radley Metzger | Stars: Silvana Venturelli, Frank Wolff, Erika Remberg, Paolo Turco

Votes: 895

19. Magnifico (2003)

120 min | Drama

8.0
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53 Metascore

Even though he is not good in school and belongs to a poor and unfortunate family, Magnifico still have a big heart and a large amount of optimism that enabled him to help not only his family but also the community.

Director: Maryo J. de los Reyes | Stars: Lorna Tolentino, Albert Martinez, Gloria Romero, Celia Rodriguez

Votes: 484

20. Get to Know Your Rabbit (1972)

R | 91 min | Comedy

5.5
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Young business executive has a change of heart and becomes a struggling but happy tap dancing magician. His old boss ends up ruined without his best employee, but finds a way to bounce back by commercializing his idea.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Tom Smothers, John Astin, Katharine Ross, Orson Welles

Votes: 555

21. Stars in My Crown (1950)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Family, Western

7.5
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In 1865, the small Southern town of Walsburg has become so dangerous, that Parson Josiah Doziah Gray gives his sermons while holding a gun.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Joel McCrea, Ellen Drew, Dean Stockwell, Alan Hale

Votes: 1,566

22. Our Paradise (2011)

Unrated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Vassili is an aged prostitute with killer instincts. He finds an unconscious young man in the Forest of Boulogne and takes him home. Now lovers and accomplices, the two men become a couple ... See full summary »

Director: Gaël Morel | Stars: Stéphane Rideau, Dimitri Durdaine, Béatrice Dalle, Didier Flamand

Votes: 1,205

23. Blacke's Magic (1986)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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A magician and his con-man father solve mysteries using a combination of sleight of hand and con games.

Stars: Hal Linden, Harry Morgan, R.J. Adams, Stephen Elliott

Votes: 78

24. Blind Date (I) (2007)

TV-MA | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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51 Metascore

Affected by tragedy, a married couple decide to role play a blind date.

Director: Stanley Tucci | Stars: Stanley Tucci, Patricia Clarkson, Thijs Römer, Gerdy De Decker

Votes: 811

25. Notti porno nel mondo (1977)

80 min | Documentary

5.4
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Laura Gemser introduces herself, "It's your old friend Emanuelle again..." to present a sexy mondo film, with her voice-off narration over the different sketches, and reproaching comments ... See full summary »

Directors: Bruno Mattei, Joe D'Amato | Stars: Laura Gemser, Marina Hedman, Anna Manduchi

Votes: 90

26. Waiting for the Light (1990)

PG | 94 min | Comedy

6.1
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A former vaudevillian magician (MacLaine) moves her straight-laced niece (Garr) and her two mischievous children to a small town. When the two kids get in trouble with a neighbor for ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Monger | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Teri Garr, Louis Guzzo, Colin Baumgartner

Votes: 392 | Gross: $0.81M

27. Der Hauptmann von Köpenick (1997 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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Director: Frank Beyer | Stars: Harald Juhnke, Udo Samel, Elisabeth Trissenaar, Katharina Thalbach

Votes: 107

28. The Yellow Rose of Texas (1944)

Approved | 69 min | Action, Music, Western

5.7
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Insurance Investigator Roy is looking for Weston and the missing money he supposedly obtained in a robbery. When he catches him and listens to his story, he changes his mind about him. A ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Grant Withers

Votes: 142

29. Le plus grand cabaret du monde (1998– )

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

5.9
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Stars: Patrick Sébastien, Dani Lary, Bernard Bilis, Corinne Benizio

Votes: 58

30. The Conjuring of a Woman at the House of Robert Houdin (1896)

1 min | Short, Horror

6.3
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As an elegant maestro of mirage and delusion drapes his beautiful female assistant with a gauzy textile, much to our amazement, the lady vanishes into thin air.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jehanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,357

31. Desperate Acts of Magic (2013)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy

5.0
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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: 107

32. Rain or Shine (1930)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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Woman inherits a traveling circus which brings financial difficulties.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Joe Cook, Louise Fazenda, Joan Peers, William Collier Jr.

Votes: 299

33. Nazty Nuisance (1943)

Passed | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.7
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Germany's Adolf Hitler, with his Axis-stooges, Italy's Mussolini and Japan's Suki Yama, although he tried to avoid taking them, is on his way, via submarine, to a tropical country to ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Tryon | Stars: Bobby Watson, Joe Devlin, Johnny Arthur, Jean Porter

Votes: 224

34. La muerte camina en la lluvia (1948)

73 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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A murderer terrorizes a city by attacking on the streets on rainy days and always leaving a card with the name "S. López".

Director: Carlos Hugo Christensen | Stars: Olga Zubarry, Guillermo Battaglia, Eduardo Cuitiño, Nicolás Fregues

Votes: 69

35. The Living Playing Cards (1905)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

6.7
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With a brand-new deck of playing cards in his hand, an elegantly-attired thaumaturge, by fire and the pure power of illusion, transforms a plain nine of spades card into a full-size Queen of Hearts.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,215

36. The Mermaid (1904)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Fantasy

6.3
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A magician conjures up a mermaid while fishing.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 819

37. Illusion (1929)

Passed | 84 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.2
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When vaudevillian Carlee Thorpe falls for a high society woman, he leaves the show, breaking up his magic act, and the heart of his partner, Claire Jernigan. Claire goes on to team up with ... See full summary »

Director: Lothar Mendes | Stars: Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Nancy Carroll, June Collyer, Kay Francis

Votes: 19

38. Hot Cross Bunny (1948)

7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.6
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At Eureka Experimental Hospital, a doctor plans to switch the characteristics of a chicken into the brain and a rabbit, into each other. Bugs Bunny was registered as the experimental rabbit, Number 46.

Director: Robert McKimson | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 437

39. The Magician (1898)

1 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

6.5
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In a traditional "magician" attire, the wizard of illusion and jump cuts, Georges Méliès, says the magic words and conjures up wonders from a plain wooden box.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 638

40. The Enchanted Sedan Chair (1905)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Fantasy

5.5
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A fine magician of the Royal Court materialises an elegant attire from a transparent glass container, and then, a refined dandy appears, as an ornate palanquin is summoned. Now, what does the illusionist have in mind?

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 393

41. National Lampoon's Blind Date (1994 Video Game)

Adventure, Comedy, Romance

5.9
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D.U.D.S. (Dates Unlimited for Desperate Schmucks) dating service has arranged you a blind date with Sandi, a witty tough hot barfly and pool player. Can you verbally spar with her throughout the night and win her over?

Director: Michael Berns | Stars: Alexander Apple, Aimee Becker, Anastasia Belle, Adam Berns

Votes: 11

42. The Vanishing Lady (1897)

Short

5.8
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Man in roman costume carves figure of girl in doorway. As he finishes, the statue comes to life. The man expresses great love and desire for her, but every time the man goes to grab the girl she vanishes and reappears somewhere else.

Votes: 145

43. Sergeant Körmy and the South Pacific (1992)

104 min | Comedy

4.7
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Finland is given the global nuclear launch codes and the enemy agents are trying to steal them. It's up to Sergeant First Class Körmy and his soldiers to protect the operation and the president.

Director: Ere Kokkonen | Stars: Heikki Kinnunen, Kalevi Kahra, Pentti Siimes, Vesa Vierikko

Votes: 461

44. Pekka ja Pätkä Suezilla (1958)

74 min | Comedy

5.4
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Director: Armand Lohikoski | Stars: Esa Pakarinen, Masa Niemi, Siiri Angerkoski, Assi Nortia

Votes: 296

45. Thirty Lies or So (2004)

100 min | Comedy, Mystery

5.9
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"Yaku san-ju no uso", otherwise known as "Thirty Lies Or So", is about four men and two women who plot to defraud a mystery company. Each character tries to deceive the other out of the 70 ... See full summary »

Director: Kentarô Ohtani | Stars: Kippei Shîna, Miki Nakatani, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Seiichi Tanabe

Votes: 128

46. Mixed Magic (1936)

Not Rated | 18 min | Comedy, Short

5.8
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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: 84

47. Houdini (1996)

G | 61 min | Documentary, Biography

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The film takes a look back at the life of the great Houdini, escape-artist and magician extraordinaire. It also looks into his trying to debunk spiritualists and his silent movie career. It... See full summary »

Director: Gene M. Gamache | Stars: Hal Douglas, Harry Houdini

48. Postal Union (1937)

21 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

5.5
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A telegraph worker has to learn magic in order to get a pretty co-worker to agree to marry him.

Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Georgie Price, Vera Dunn, Toni Lane, Marilyn Marlowe

Votes: 33

49. The World's Most Dangerous Magic (1998 TV Special)

60 min | Fantasy

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Leading magicians perform tricks and escape feats that threaten death or horrific injury should they fail. Robert Gallup escapes from a strait jacket while suspended from burning ropes and ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Carter | Stars: Robert Gallup, Dean Gunnarson, Mark Kalin, Gary Kurtz

50. Hail Britannia! (1897)

Short

4.8
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Conjuror produces flags and changes them into Brittania.

Votes: 5



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