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1. The Prestige (2006)

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

8.5
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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: 1,073,204 | Gross: $53.09M

2. 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: 555,618 | Gross: $117.72M

3. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

PG-13 | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.9
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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: 67,783 | Gross: $22.53M

4. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

PG-13 | 123 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

6.8
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65 Metascore

A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Lily Cole, Heath Ledger, Andrew Garfield

Votes: 138,956 | Gross: $7.69M

5. The Illusionist (2006)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.6
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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: 337,542 | Gross: $39.87M

6. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)

TV-MA | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Working from his home in a converted windmill, Jonathan Creek is a magician with a natural ability for solving puzzles. He soon puts this ability to the use of solving impossible crimes and mysterious murders.

Stars: Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin, Stuart Milligan, Julia Sawalha

Votes: 5,886

7. Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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54 Metascore

A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater

Votes: 59,279 | Gross: $10.51M

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: 2,738

9. 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: 8,090 | Gross: $25.94M

10. The Illusionist (2010)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Drama

7.5
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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: 31,824 | Gross: $2.23M

11. The Great Buck Howard (2008)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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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: 13,020 | Gross: $0.75M

12. Houdini (2014)

TV-14 | 174 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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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: 10,477

13. Stolen Kisses (1968)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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After being discharged from the army, Antoine Doinel centers a screwball comedy where he applies for different jobs and tries to make sense of his relationships with women.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Delphine Seyrig, Michael Lonsdale

Votes: 10,424

14. The Magician (1958)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A traveling magician and his assistants are persecuted by authorities in Sweden of the 19th century. Their captures, however, didn't bring victory to those in power.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Naima Wifstrand

Votes: 7,891

15. Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003–2010)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Documentary

8.2
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The comedy illusionist duo explore various topics and debunk what they consider misconceptions about them.

Stars: Penn Jillette, Teller, Shera Pollins, Gene Hatcher

Votes: 11,192

16. The Magician (1973–1974)

60 min | Adventure, Drama

7.7
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The cases of a stage magician/escape artist who moonlights as an amateur crimefighter.

Stars: Bill Bixby, Julian Christopher, Keene Curtis, Joseph Sirola

Votes: 353

17. Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed (2002– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Reality-TV

7.9
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Discover the secrets behind the famous magic tricks.

Stars: Mitch Pileggi, Allie Cohen, Lauren Melendez, Val Valentino

Votes: 990

18. The Wizard of Gore (1970)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror

5.5
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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: 2,936

19. Death Defying Acts (2007)

PG | 97 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.8
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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: 9,305 | Gross: $0.00M

20. Just You and Me, Kid (1979)

PG | 95 min | Comedy

6.0
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George Burns stars as a former vaudevillian who befriends a young runaway, played by fourteen-year-old Brooke Shields, who is being chased by drug dealers.

Director: Leonard Stern | Stars: George Burns, Brooke Shields, Lorraine Gary, Ray Bolger

Votes: 751

21. Journey Into Fear (1943)

Approved | 68 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.6
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An American ballistics expert in Turkey finds himself targeted by Nazi agents. Safe passage home by ship is arranged for him, but he soon discovers that his pursuers are also on board.

Directors: Norman Foster, Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dolores del Rio, Ruth Warrick

Votes: 3,533

22. Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

5.9
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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: 1,646

23. The Wizard of Gore (2007)

R | 94 min | Horror, Mystery

5.0
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Montag the Magnificent (Glover) is a master illusionist who performs at underground venues, selecting female volunteers from his rave-like audiences. To their hysteria, it appears he's ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Kasten | Stars: Kip Pardue, Bijou Phillips, Crispin Glover, Jeffrey Combs

Votes: 2,547

24. Father of the Pride (2004–2005)

TV-14 | 26 min | Animation, Comedy

6.8
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The misadventures of a family of White Lions who perform with Siegfried and Roy in Las Vegas.

Stars: John Goodman, Cheryl Hines, Orlando Jones, Carl Reiner

Votes: 1,231

25. Magicians (2007)

90 min | Comedy

6.0
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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: 5,318

26. The Escape Artist (1982)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.3
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The young and self-confident Danny bluffs at the local police-station that he will escape out of prison within one hour. What follows is a flashback about his childhood with his uncle and ... See full summary »

Director: Caleb Deschanel | Stars: Raul Julia, Griffin O'Neal, Desi Arnaz, Teri Garr

Votes: 575 | Gross: $0.14M

27. The Magician (2006)

122 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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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: 26,496

28. Carnival Magic (1981)

G | 86 min | Fantasy

2.3
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A magician in a carnival--who actually can read minds and levitate people and objects--works with a superintelligent chimp named Alex, who can also talk. The magician and the chimp soon ... See full summary »

Director: Al Adamson | Stars: Don Stewart, Jennifer Houlton, Howard Segal, Regina Carrol

Votes: 583

29. One Man and His Cow (2016)

G | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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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.

Director: Mohamed Hamidi | Stars: Fatsah Bouyahmed, Lambert Wilson, Jamel Debbouze, Hajar Masdouki

Votes: 1,888

30. Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1943)

Passed | 70 min | Adventure

6.8
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With Jane still away for the war effort, Tarzan and Boy set off to retrieve rare medicinal herbs, only to run into an American messenger, Nazi spies, and the mysterious desert's treacherous fauna and flora. Will they make it in one piece?

Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Nancy Kelly, Johnny Sheffield, Otto Kruger

Votes: 1,880

31. The Magician of Lublin (1979)

R | 105 min | Drama

5.6
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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.

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Alan Arkin, Louise Fletcher, Valerie Perrine, Shelley Winters

Votes: 123

32. Two on a Guillotine (1965)

Not Rated | 107 min | Mystery, Horror

6.1
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The daughter of a psychotic magician must stay in his mansion for seven nights in order to inherit his fortune.

Director: William Conrad | Stars: Connie Stevens, Dean Jones, Cesar Romero, Parley Baer

Votes: 727

33. 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

34. Magic Man (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

2.2
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In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do the dark windows into Tatiana's past.

Director: Stuart Cooper | Stars: Billy Zane, Alexander Nevsky, Robert Davi, Bai Ling

Votes: 907

35. The Mad Magician (1954)

Not Rated | 72 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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Don Gallico is a master at designing magical illusions which are sold by his employer, Mr. Ormond, to famous magicians such as Rinaldi. He is also a master of disguise and realistic mask ... See full summary »

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Vincent Price, Mary Murphy, Eva Gabor, John Emery

Votes: 1,291

36. Loggerheads (1978)

94 min | Comedy

5.5
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In Weimar Germany, twin brothers Hermann and Gustav find themselves on opposite extremes: Hermann is a loyal sympathizer of the emerging Nazi party and Gustav is an anarchist who prints and spreads anti-Nazi propaganda.

Directors: Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia | Stars: Adriano Celentano, Claudio Bigagli, François Bastien, Giuseppe Diamanti

Votes: 254

37. The Mystery of the Yellow Room (2003)

118 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.4
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A woman is sleeping in her bedroom. Her room can not be opened from the outside, but only from inside. When suddenly one night somebody attempted to murder her. Before the police arrived ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Podalydès | Stars: Denis Podalydès, Jean-Noël Brouté, Claude Rich, Scali Delpeyrat

Votes: 1,511

38. Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay (2012)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.1
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79 Metascore

Ricky Jay is a world-renowned magician, author, historian and actor (often a mischievous presence in the films of David Mamet and Paul Thomas Anderson) -- and a performer who regularly ... See full summary »

Director: Molly Bernstein | Stars: Ricky Jay, Winston Simone, Dick Cavett, David Mamet

Votes: 883 | Gross: $0.15M

39. Lilly Turner (1933)

Unrated | 65 min | Drama

6.6
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A carnival magician deserts his wife when he finds out she's pregnant. She then marries the carnival's barker, but finds herself attracted to a young engineer.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Ruth Chatterton, George Brent, Frank McHugh, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 306

40. 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

41. The Magician (1999– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.7
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Ace Cooper, a stage magician, not only performs updated stage illusions and escapes for the crowds, but fights crime through a combination of stage props and his ability to "reveal the ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Donovan, Charles Napier, Rob Paulsen, Kath Soucie

Votes: 77

42. Magician Mickey (1937)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.4
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Mickey is a stage magician, and Goofy is a stagehand. Donald is sitting in a box seat, and soon starts heckling. Mickey retaliates, among other things by making him spit out playing cards, ... See full summary »

Director: David Hand | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash

Votes: 736

43. Rocambole contra las mujeres arpías (1967)

87 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

5.2
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Director: Emilio Gómez Muriel | Stars: Julio Alemán, María Duval, Chucho Salinas, Carlos López Moctezuma

Votes: 16

44. The Magic of David Copperfield XII: The Niagara Falls Challenge (1990 TV Special)

48 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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This is the 12th CBS Copperfield TV special, introduced by a voice offstage who describes the location of the escape that David Copperfield will perform in this special as his last ... See full summary »

Directors: David Copperfield, Michael Dimich | Stars: David Copperfield, Kim Alexis, Penn Jillette, Teller

Votes: 54

45. The World's Greatest Magic 2 (1995 TV Special)

Family, Fantasy

8.7
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Director: Kent Weed | Stars: The Amazing Johnathan, Dirk Arthur, Scott Beringer, Jason Byrne

Votes: 18

46. The Magic of David Copperfield V (1983 TV Special)

50 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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A voice offstage reveals: «This is the Statue of Liberty. Tonight, the illusion of the century. David Copperfield will attempt to make the Statue of Liberty disappear». So it begins the 5th... See full summary »

Directors: David Copperfield, Ron Meraska | Stars: David Copperfield, Morgan Fairchild, Michele Lee, Eugene Levy

Votes: 44

47. The Magic Life (2012)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Drama

7.6
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Three aspiring individuals try to turn their passion into a career. Can they pull off the biggest trick of their lives and become working magicians?

Director: Nelson Cheng | Stars: Lance Burton, Juliana Chen, Bob Dorian, Matthew Noah Falk

Votes: 19

48. La dame d'onze heures (1948)

97 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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Stanislas Oscar Seminario, aka SOS, is a young explorer, just back from Africa, visiting old friends: the Pescara's. But the father keeps receiving anonymous letters. And soon a mysterious ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Devaivre | Stars: Paul Meurisse, Micheline Francey, Gilbert Gil, Pierre Renoir

Votes: 129

49. Derren Brown: An Evening of Wonders (2009 TV Special)

76 min

8.6
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Derren Brown's third live stage show. The show toured throughout the U.K. In 2007-2008.

Director: Benjamin Caron | Star: Derren Brown

Votes: 309

50. The Magic of David Copperfield XIII: Mystery on the Orient Express (1991 TV Special)

49 min | Documentary, Comedy, Family

6.8
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This is the 13th CBS Copperfield TV special, introduced by the host Jane Seymour, and the third and last one in which David Copperfield enters the scene on his Harley Davidson. The location... See full summary »

Directors: David Copperfield, Michael Dimich | Stars: David Copperfield, Jane Seymour

Votes: 44



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