Movies about magic

Movies about magic
List of the best films about magic according to the audience: The Brothers Grimm, Imaginaerum, The Craft: Legacy, Eragon, Gretel & Hansel, Pan's Labyrinth, Dark Shadows, The Kid Who Would Be King, Maleficent, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, comedy, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, Czech Republic, United Kingdom
Duration01:58
CharactersWitch, Wizards
PlotAdventure, Travel, Supernatural
PlaceVillage, Fantastic worlds, Germany
Time18th century
StyleExciting, Light, Gothic, Serious

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. However, they are put to the test when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, drama, musical, adventure
CountryCanada, Finland
Duration01:26
CharactersDogs, Soldier, Poets, Pianists, Orphans
PlotMagic, Cars, Music, Money, Weapon
PlaceAircraft, Metro, Hospitals, Railway, Night Clubs
StylePsychological problems, Serious

Imaginaerum tells the story of an elderly composer, Tom, who suffers from severe dementia. As he has had the disease for years and has regressed into childhood, he remembers practically nothing from his adult life. His music, friends, all his past including the memory of his daughter are a blur in his fragile mind. All he has left is the imagination of a ten year old boy. As he drifts away into coma, it seems impossible to get back what he has lost. Or is it?

Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersTeens, Witch, Gay, Snake, Family
PlotFriendship, Mystery, Supernatural, Pursuit, Witchcraft
StyleFascinating, Tense, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

An eclectic foursome of aspiring teenage witches get more than they bargained for as they lean into their newfound powers.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Hungary
Duration01:44
CharactersDragons, Heroes, Elves, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Magic, Superpowers, Supernatural, Fate
StyleExciting, By books, Epic, Serious

In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realized he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.

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.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantasy, drama, military
CountrySpain, Mexico, USA, France
Duration01:58
CharactersChildrens, Fairies, Wizards
PlotWar, Magic
PlaceMountains, Spain

Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real father, Ofelia must complete three terrifying tasks.

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.

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration01:37
CharactersWitch, Kings, Dragons, Princesses, Wizards
PlotMagic, Wedding, Betrayal, Curses, Rivalry
PlaceForest
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Serious

The untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the 1959 classic 'Sleeping Beauty'. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her heart into stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading King's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom - and to Maleficent's true happiness as well.

Markimdb: 8.9
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryNew Zealand, USA
Duration03:21
CharactersKings, Elves, Orcs, Troll, Friends
PlotLove, Time travel, Adventure, Travel, Magic
StyleExciting, Vivid, Oscars, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:07
CharactersWitch, Kings, Pirates, Wizards
PlotLove, Adventure, Magic, Superpowers, Chase
PlaceVillage, England
StyleFor children, Fascinating

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. His journey takes him into a world beyond his wildest dreams and reveals his true identity.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Italy
Duration02:01
CharactersKnights, Thieves, Heroes, Wizards
PlotAdventure, Magic, Chase, True love, Curses
PlaceFrance
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, To cry, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Fancy

Captain Etienne Navarre is a man on whose shoulders lies a cruel curse. Punished for loving each other, Navarre must become a wolf by night whilst his lover, Lady Isabeau, takes the form of a hawk by day. Together, with the thief Philippe Gaston, they must try to overthrow the corrupt Bishop and in doing so break the spell.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:17

A wizard invents characters who all come to life and start to arrive at his house: a King, his servants, a princes, a bear trapped in a man's body - the usual lot. The Plot mainly rotates around the bear, who the wizard had turned into a man. The Bear, who wishes to be a bear once again, can turn into his old self if he were to kiss a princess. It gets complicated when he falls in love with that princess, that arrived at the wizard's house. For how can they be together, if a single kiss will destroy their love?

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersMonsters, Heroes, Wizards
PlotAdventure, Magic, Rivalry
PlaceCastle
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fancy, Epic

Fearful of a prophecy stating that a girl child will be born to bring about her downfall, the evil Queen Bavmorda imprisons all pregnant women within the formidable stronghold of Nockmaar. A child, Elora Danan, is born in the Nockmaar dungeons and identified as the prophesied child by a birthmark on her arm. However, before the black sorceress arrives to claim the child, Elora's mother convinces her reluctant midwife to escape with the baby. Willow, a timid farmer and aspiring sorcerer, is entrusted with delivering the royal infant from evil.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersWitch, Magician, Heroes, Family, Wizards
PlotLove, Time travel, Adventure, Magic
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleExciting, Light, Fairy tales

Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus illusionist and con-artist, is whisked from Kansas to the Land of Oz where the inhabitants assume he's the great wizard of prophecy, there to save Oz from the clutches of evil.

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.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersWitch, Wizards
PlotLove, Superpowers, Death, Supernatural, Witchcraft
PlaceSmall cities
TimeHalloween
StyleCute, Soulful, Fancy

Sally and Gillian Owens, born into a magical family, have mostly avoided witchcraft themselves. But when Gillian's vicious boyfriend, Jimmy Angelov, dies unexpectedly, the Owens sisters give themselves a crash course in hard magic. With policeman Gary Hallet growing suspicious, the girls struggle to resurrect Angelov -- and unwittingly inject his corpse with an evil spirit that threatens to end their family line.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration02:25
CharactersSharks, Superhero, Kings, Mermaids, Warriors
PlotWar, Martial Arts, Superpowers, Tsunami, Sea battles
PlaceIslands, Ocean, Underwater world, Atlantis
StyleExciting, DC, Twisted plot, Spectacular, Epic

Once home to the most advanced civilization on Earth, Atlantis is now an underwater kingdom ruled by the power-hungry King Orm. With a vast army at his disposal, Orm plans to conquer the remaining oceanic people and then the surface world. Standing in his way is Arthur Curry, Orm's half-human, half-Atlantean brother and true heir to the throne.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:17
CharactersGladiators, Slaves
PlotWar, Adventure, Slavery, Intrigue, Uprising
PlaceSparta, Roman Empire
StyleExciting, Tense, Epic

The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:46
CharactersCinderella, Gnomes
PlotAdventure, Magic

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...

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, musical
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:40

In a small Russian town, there is a Research Institute for magic. One of the witches, Alyona Sanina, is going to marry a guy named Ivan Puhov (not a magician). A jealous Apollon Sataneev tells her boss Kira Shemahandskaya that Sanina is going to marry not Ivan Puhov, but Ivan Kivrin, whom Shemahandskaya is going to marry herself. Enraged, Shemahandskaya, who is a powerful witch, orders Sanina to forget about her Ivan and marry Sataneev instead. And this will be final unless Alyona kisses Puhov before midnight on New Year. Alyona's friends call Puhov to the rescue.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Poland, Slovenia, Czech Republic, United Kingdom
Duration02:23
CharactersWitch, Kings, Childrens, Giants, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Travel, Magic, Self-sacrifice
PlaceParallel worlds, Portals to other worlds
TimeWinter
StyleExciting, To cry, Atmospheric, Epic

Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, the they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the wise and magnificent lion, Aslan, the children lead Narnia into a spectacular, climactic battle to be free of the Witch's glacial powers forever.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:48
CharactersDogs, Kings, Mice, Brides, Cats
PlotLove, Adventure, Travel, Magic, Wedding
PlaceFantastic worlds, Party, Portals to other worlds
StyleFor children, Exciting, Spectacular, By books, Atmospheric

Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called 'Underland,' she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason – to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryGermany, West Germany
Duration01:34
CharactersDragons, Wolves, Childrens, Giants, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Mythology
PlaceSchool
StyleFor children, Light, Atmospheric, Fancy, Touching

While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck dragon named Falkor, must save Fantasia from the destruction of The Nothing.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantastic, action, fantasy, fantasy, adventure, 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, School of Magic
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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:32
CharactersTeens, Harry Potter, Witch, Teachers, Childrens
PlotAdventure, Magic, Friendship, Superpowers, Teleportation
PlaceSchool, Forest, England, Castle, London
TimeNew Year
StyleInteresting, For children, Popular, Exciting, Kind

Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound powers with the help of the school's kindly headmaster, Harry uncovers the truth about his parents' deaths -- and about the villain who's to blame.

Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersPirates, Immortals, Military, Alcoholics
PlotLove, Adventure, Magic, Sea battles, Mystery
PlacePrison, Sea, Islands, Ships, Ocean
Time18th century
StyleFor children, Popular, Exciting, Atmospheric, Good music

Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, China
CharactersAnimals, Family
PlotMagic, Mystery
PlaceIndia, Estate
Time19th century
StyleTouching

Mary Lennox is born in India to wealthy British parents who never wanted her. When her parents suddenly die, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle. She meets her sickly cousin, and the two children find a wondrous secret garden lost in the grounds of Misselthwaite Manor.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:42
CharactersWitch, Monsters, Scientists, Photographers, Sisters
PlotAdventure, Travel, Magic, Relationship, Friendship
PlaceJungle, Fantastic worlds, USA, New York
StyleExciting, Light

In 1926, Newt Scamander arrives at the Magical Congress of the United States of America with a magically expanded briefcase, which houses a number of dangerous creatures and their habitats. When the creatures escape from the briefcase, it sends the American wizarding authorities after Newt, and threatens to strain even further the state of magical and non-magical relations.





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