10 best movies like The Magicians (2015)

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Movies similar to The Magicians (2015): Tokyo Ghoul, How to Get Away with Murder, Wish Upon, Wonder Wheel, Mistress America, Irrational Man, Carrie, Doubt, Chasing Sleep, Aenigma.

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Tokyo Ghoul (2017)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CharactersMonsters, Students
PlotLove, Revenge, Survival, Fear, Loneliness, Hatred, Rivalry, Investigation, Death, Skirmishes, Superpowers
PlaceJapan, School, College
StyleExciting, Disturbing

    Ken Kaneki (Masataka Kubota) is a university student. He becomes injured by Rize, a human eating ghoul. Ken is saved from the ghoul when a steel frame falls on Rize. They are both sent to the hospital. Ken receives an organ transplant from Rize and becomes a half ghoul.

    How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
    Mark7.6 (imdb: 8.1)
    Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
    CharactersLawyers, Students

      A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They become entangled in a murder plot and will shake the entire university and change the course of their lives.

      Wish Upon (2017)
      Mark8.8 (imdb: 5)
      Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy
      CountryUSA, Canada
      CharactersLosers, Teens, Dogs, Students, Teachers, Old man
      PlotFulfillment of desires, Damn things, Curses, Death, Computers, Cars
      PlaceSchool, Mansions
      StyleTense, Heavy, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

        A teenage girl discovers a box with magical powers, but those powers comes with a deadly price.

        Wonder Wheel (2017)
        Mark4.6 (imdb: 6.2)
        CharactersTeens, Parents, Family, Friends, Fathers
        PlotLove, Relationship, Betrayal, Mental disorders
        PlaceNew York, USA, Beach
        StyleMakes me think, Tense, Disturbing

          The story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny, an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty, Ginny’s rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey, a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina, Humpty’s long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father’s apartment.

          Mistress America (2015)
          Mark10 (imdb: 6.7)
          Genrecomedy, drama
          CountryUSA, Brazil
          CharactersStudents, Mothers, Fathers, Friends
          PlotAdventure, Wedding, Betrayal, Loneliness, Chess, Depression, Travel
          PlaceNew York, USA, College

            Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes. Mistress America is a comedy about dream-chasing, score-settling, makeshift families, and cat-stealing.

            Irrational Man (2015)
            Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.6)
            Genrecomedy, drama, crime, detective
            CharactersTeachers, Strong women, Students
            PlotDepression, Weapon, Meaning of life, Loneliness
            PlaceCollege, Laboratory, Small cities
            StyleTense, Smart

              On a small town college campus, a philosophy professor in existential crisis gives his life new purpose when he enters into a relationship with his student.

              Carrie (2013)
              Mark8.2 (imdb: 5.9)
              Genrehorror, thriller, drama
              CharactersDifficult teens, Friends, Mothers, Teens, Teachers
              PlotTelekinesis, Superpowers, Revenge, Supernatural, Death
              PlaceSchool, Small cities
              StyleDepressive, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

                A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

                Doubt (2008)
                Mark7 (imdb: 7.5)
                Genredrama, detective
                CharactersPriests, Nuns, Students, Teachers
                StyleSoulful, Depressive, Tense

                  In 1964, a Catholic school nun questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse. He denies the charges, and much of the film's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and authority.

                  Chasing Sleep (2001)
                  Mark6 (imdb: 6.3)
                  Genrethriller, detective
                  CountryCanada, USA, France
                  CharactersStudents, Teachers
                  PlotMissing people, Obsession
                  StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing

                    A college professor wakes up to find his wife has not returned home, then struggles to understand her disappearance.

                    Aenigma (1987)
                    Markimdb: 5
                    Genrehorror, thriller
                    CountryItaly, Yugoslavia
                    CharactersTeens, Losers, Teachers
                    PlotRevenge, Rivalry, Supernatural, Superpowers
                    StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing

                      The spirit of a comatose teenage girl possesses the body of a newcomer to her girls boarding school to enact bloody revenge against the elitist, lingerie-clad coeds responsible for her condition.

                      Jennifer (1978)
                      Markimdb: 5.6
                      CharactersSnake, Teachers, Students
                      PlotRevenge, Telekinesis, Religious
                      StyleHeavy, Tense, Disturbing

                        Ostracized at a snooty private school because of her rural, poor background, a scholarship student is tormented to the point where her only remaining recourse is revenge, using the only method she knows: her psychic control over snakes!

                        The Beach House (2020)
                        Markimdb: 5.4
                        PlotFog, Survival, Viruses, Supernatural, Ghosts, Mystery
                        PlaceBeach, College
                        StyleTense, Disturbing

                          A romantic getaway for two troubled college sweethearts turns into a struggle for survival when unexpected guests - and the surrounding environment - exhibit signs of a mysterious infection.

                          Brightburn (2019)
                          Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.1)
                          Genrehorror, fantastic
                          CharactersChildrens, Family, Aliens, Sheriffs
                          PlotSuperpowers, Investigation, Pursuit, Fear, Adoption
                          StyleFancy, Creepy, Tense, Disturbing, For men, Unexpected ending

                            What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

                            Marvel's Luke Cage (2016)
                            Mark4.6 (imdb: 7.3)
                            Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
                            PlotSuperpowers, Death
                            StyleNetflix, Spectacular

                              Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.

                              The Best of Enemies (2019)
                              Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.2)
                              Genredrama, biography, history
                              CharactersPartners, Parents, Teachers, Photographers
                              PlotOn real events, Political, Weapon
                              StyleDisturbing, Tense, Heavy, Soulful, Makes me think

                                Centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.

                                The Bad Seed (2018)
                                Mark6 (imdb: 6)
                                Genrehorror, drama, detective
                                CharactersChildrens, Babysitting, Killers, Cats, Teachers
                                PlotDeath, Jealousy, Blackmail
                                StyleDisturbing, Depressive, Tense

                                  A widower suspects that his seemingly perfect adolescent daughter is a heartless killer.

                                  An Affair (2018)
                                  Mark3.4 (imdb: 5.5)
                                  Genrethriller, drama
                                  CharactersTeachers, Teens
                                  PlotObsession, Love with age difference, Relationship, Love
                                  StyleTense, Disturbing, Fascinating, Romantic

                                    A newly appointed teacher finds herself being followed, and soon discovers that one of her own students is obsessed with her.

                                    Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
                                    Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.1)
                                    Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
                                    CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
                                    CharactersSuperhero, Ants, Partners, Friends, Fathers, Scientists, Thieves, Teachers, Giants
                                    PlotRevenge, People reduction, Love, Technology, Martial Arts, Motorcycles, Money
                                    PlaceSchool, College
                                    StyleMarvel, Light, Exciting, Unexpected ending

                                      Just when his time under house arrest is about to end, Scott Lang once again puts his freedom at risk to help Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym dive into the quantum realm and try to accomplish, against time and any chance of success, a very dangerous rescue mission.

                                      Halloween (2018)
                                      Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.5)
                                      Genrehorror, thriller
                                      CharactersManiacs, Killers, Serial killers, Dogs, Students, Teachers
                                      PlotDeath, Survival, Dancing, Money
                                      PlaceSchool, Party, Prison, Psychiatric hospitals
                                      StyleCreepy, Heavy, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

                                        Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

                                        The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
                                        Mark5.2 (imdb: 7)
                                        Genrethriller, drama, detective
                                        CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, USA
                                        CharactersDoctors, Family, Dogs, Teachers
                                        PlotBlackmail, Obsession, Supernatural, Motorcycles, Fear, Cars
                                        StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating

                                          A teenager's attempts to bring a brilliant surgeon into his dysfunctional family take an unexpected turn.