Films in Focus: Magic

Movies with Magic: Here are some movies in our collection that involve magic, whether it be magicians performing magic tricks or sorcerer’s performing spells. 

The Dark Crystal (1982)

On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world. (DVD DARK)

 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. (DVD FANTASTIC)

 

Houdini (2014)

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. (DVD HOUDINI)

 

The Illusionist (2006)

In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing. (DVD ILLUSIONIST)

 

Labyrinth (1986)

Sixteen-year-old Sarah is given thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother Toby when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King Jareth. (DVD LABYRINTH)

 

Now You See Me (2013)

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. (DVD NOW)

 

The Prestige (2006)

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. (DVD PRESTIGE)

 

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010)

Master sorcerer Balthazar Blake must find and train Merlin’s descendant to defeat dark sorceress Morgana la Fée. (DVD SORCERER’S APPRENTICE)

 

Stardust (2007)

In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he’ll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. (DVD STARDUST)

 

Willow (1988)

A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen. (DVD WILLOW)

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