Movies about magic

Movies about magic
List of the best films about magic according to the audience: Dark Shadows, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Magic Kids: Three Unlikely Heroes, Gretel & Hansel, Mwansa the Great, SAGA: Curse of the Shadow, Help for the Holidays, The Kid Who Would Be King, The Carmilla Movie, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Dark Shadows (2012)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Australia, United Kingdom
Duration01:53
CharactersVampire, Witch, Werewolf, Immortals, Wizards
PlotMagic, Revenge, Mystery, Supernatural, Curses
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Castle, Estate, Small cities
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleFancy, Black humor, Gothic

Vampire Barnabas Collins is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate and family have fallen into ruin.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersTeens, Witch, Dragons, Wizards, Heroes
PlotMagic, Adventure, Superpowers, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Gothic

Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness.

The Magic Kids: Three Unlikely Heroes (2020)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryGermany
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Friendship, Supernatural
PlaceSchool of Magic
StyleExciting

Vlad has just moved and joined one of the most famous magical schools in the world, where he meets fairies, witches, trolls and dwarfs. Him and his father are the first vampires in town, but he soon meets other special kids.

Gretel & Hansel (2020)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, fantasy
CountryUSA, Canada, Republic of Ireland, South Africa
CharactersWitch, Brother and sister, Wizards, Old man
PlotMagic, Superpowers, Supernatural, Witchcraft
PlaceForest
TimeDark ones
StyleTense, Womens in main roles, Fairy tales, Disturbing

A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.

Mwansa the Great (2011)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, short
CountryUnited Kingdom, Zambia
Duration00:23
CharactersHeroes, Family
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Fate
PlaceSt. Petersburg
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Serious

Mwansa goes on a journey to finally prove that he is Mwansa the Great.

SAGA: Curse of the Shadow (2013)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersKnights, Mermaids, Heroes, Elves, Orcs
PlotAdventure, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Serious, Disturbing

A secret cabal, The Shadow, works to bring about the return of Goth Azul - the Undead God - in the rich world of SAGA, populated by elves, orcs, dwarves and dragons. A ruthless elven bounty huntress (Nemyt) shoots down the dragon ridden by the fugitive orc shaman, Fangtor Bloodmoon. When Fangtor refuses to surrender quietly, the huntress must battle for her own life against the dangerous villain, and comes away with more than just his head.

Help for the Holidays (2013)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
CharactersElves, Santa Claus
PlotFulfillment of desires, Holidays
TimeNew Year

Although she loves Christmas, Santa’s elf Christine (Summer Glau) wonders if there could be more to life than making toys in the North Pole. When Santa receives an emergency wish from a little boy in Los Angeles, he puts Christine on a special assignment, sending her to L.A. to give the VanCamp family—mom Sara (Eva La Rue), dad Scott (Dan Gauthier), and their two kids Ally (Izabela Vidovic) and Will (Mason Cook)—a holiday wake-up call. Will Christine fail her assignment and be sent back to the North Pole for good, or will the VanCamps come to their senses about the meaning of Christmas?

The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:55
CharactersKnights, Pupils, Friends, Wizards
PlotAdventure, Fate
StyleFor children, Exciting, Inspirational, Fascinating, Epic

Old-school magic meets the modern world when young Alex stumbles upon the mythical sword Excalibur. He soon unites his friends and enemies, and they become knights who join forces with the legendary wizard Merlin. Together, they must save mankind from the wicked enchantress Morgana and her army of supernatural warriors.

The Carmilla Movie (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, short
CountryCanada
CharactersVampire, Lesbians
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Investigation, Friendship, Supernatural
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating, Disturbing

It has been five years since Laura and Carmilla vanquished the apocalypse and Carmilla became a bonafide mortal human. They have settled in to a cozy apartment in downtown Toronto, Laura continues to hone her journalism skills while Carmilla adjusts to a non-vampire lifestyle. Their domestic bliss is suddenly ruptured when Carmilla begins to show signs of "re-vamping" – from a fondness for bloody treats to accidental biting – while Laura has started having bizarre, ghostly dreams. The couple must now enlist their old friends from Silas University to uncover the unknown supernatural threat and save humanity – including Carmilla's.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:35
CharactersStrong women, Mice, Princesses
PlotDancing, Adventure, Snow
TimeNew Year
StyleFor children, Exciting, Light, Fairy tales

A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice. In Disney’s magical take on the classic The Nutcracker, Clara wants a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box holding a priceless gift. A golden thread presented at her godfather’s holiday party leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. There Clara encounters a soldier, a gang of mice and the regents of three magical Realms. But she must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger, to retrieve her key and return harmony to the unstable world.

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The Last Dragonslayer (2016)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersKings, Dragons, Knights, Hunters, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Cars, Intrigue, Technology, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating

In a fantasy world where magic is being superceded by technology, an orphaned teen discovers her destiny to become a dragonslayer.

The One I Love (2014)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
PlotLove
PlaceUSA
StyleTwisted plot, Atmospheric, Tense, Disturbing

On the brink of separation, Ethan and Sophie escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to save their marriage. What begins as a romantic and fun retreat soon becomes surreal, when an unexpected discovery forces the two to examine themselves, their relationship, and their future.

Mirror Mirror (2012)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:46
CharactersCinderella, Gnomes
PlotAdventure

After she spends all her money, an evil enchantress queen schemes to marry a handsome, wealthy prince. There's just one problem - he's in love with a beautiful princess, Snow White. Now, joined by seven rebellious dwarves, Snow White launches an epic battle of good vs. evil...

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada
Duration02:44
CharactersWitch, Teens, Monsters, Childrens, Immortals
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Magic, Fate
PlaceIslands, Fantastic worlds, England, Orphan home, Boarding school
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Gothic, Serious, Beautiful landscapes

A teenager finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures intent on destroying them.

12 Months. A New Tale (2015)
Markimdb: 5
Genrefantasy, family
CountryRussia
Duration01:19
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Soulful

Girl of our time gets into a dreamlike world. The middle of winter, she shall bring out of the woods bouquet of snowdrops to come New Year, which decided to cancel the evil royal advisor. And only then did she return to her parents.

Doctor Strange (2016)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersSuperhero, Demons, Doctors, Immortals, Wizards
PlotEnd of the world, Adventure, Martial Arts, Superpowers, Teleportation
PlaceSpace, Fantastic worlds, Parallel worlds, Portals to other worlds
StyleMarvel, Unexpected ending, By comics, Beautiful

After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under her wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.

Sleeping Beauty (2010)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryFrance
Duration01:22
CharactersWitch
PlotCurses
PlaceFrance
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Fancy, Serious

A haunting erotic fairytale about Lucy, a young University student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of beauty and desire.

Tooth Fairy (2010)
Markimdb: 5
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersFamily, Guitarists, Cats, Single mothers
PlotAdventure, Hockey, Dreams
StyleLight, Inspirational

When minor-league hockey player Derek Thompson -- who has a penchant for knocking out his opponents' teeth every time he plays -- disillusions a fan, he is sentenced to a stint for one week as a bona fide, tutu-clad, real-life tooth fairy. Soon, Derek is inspired to rekindle his youthful dreams.

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:38
CharactersLosers, Wizards, Clairvoyants
PlotInvestigation, Life after death
PlaceFrance
StyleRomantic, Twisted plot, Light, To cry, Cute

Set in the 1920s French Riviera, a master magician is commissioned to try and expose a psychic as a fraud.

Nekrotronic (2018)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantasy, comedy, short
CountryAustralia
CharactersDemons, Tough guys, Hunters, Warriors
PlotWar, Survival, Fight, Supernatural, Internet
PlaceForest
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense

A man discovers that he is part of a secret sect of magical beings who hunt down and destroy demons in the internet.




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