Illusionist movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant illusionist movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious, stylized, entertaining and suspense films and TV shows about / with illusionist, magician, magic, police investigation, photograph, flashback, murder, chase, mentor and magic trick plots mostly in Drama, Mystery and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
illusionist movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as illusionist: Now You See Me 2 (2016), Deception (2018), Now You See Me (2013), Houdini & Doyle (2016), Lord of Illusions (1995), One Man and His Cow (2016), The Great Buck Howard (2008), Bad Blood (1986), The Prestige (2006), The Illusionist (2006).

List of illusionist movies

Now You See Me 2 (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, France, Hong Kong
Duration: 129 min.
Story: One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface only to find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet.
Style: entertaining, surprise ending, suspense, exciting, clever ...
Plot: twists & turns, illusionist, heist, con men, cheating, technology, magic, con artists, police investigation, magician, illusion, on the run ...
Time: year 1984, 80s, 2010s
Place: london, macau, tower bridge london, big ben london, china ...
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Deception (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: Cameron Black is the world's greatest illusionist. At least, that's what people used to call him—before his greatest secret was exposed and his career destroyed. Even worse, Cameron has good reason to believe this was no accident.
Style: captivating, feel good, entertaining, clever, psychological ...
Plot: illusionist, fbi, deception, outsmarting, who done it, team, magic, danger, mystery, research, crime investigation, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Now You See Me (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An FBI 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.
Style: surprise ending, clever, entertaining, breathtaking, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, perfect crime, cons and scams, outsmarting, mind game, scheme, teamwork, mastermind, illusionist, fbi, deception, magic trick ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: las vegas, new orleans, new york, paris france, usa ...
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Houdini & Doyle (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK
TV show
Story: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Harry Houdini and Stratton are tasked with the cases that nobody else can solve. It challenges their sense of what is real and what is not. Houdini is a skeptic, while Doyle believes in the unseen. Their diverse viewpoints ...
Style: captivating, exciting, twists and turns, intellectual
Plot: illusionist, partners, skepticism, murder investigation, magic, amateur detective, dispute, writers
Time: 20th century
Place: london
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Lord of Illusions (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult who are preparing for the resurrection of their leader Nix, a powerful magician who was killed 13 years earlier.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, dark, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, private detective, investigation, danger, sect, fanatic, resurrection, mind game, mystery, crimes, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1982, 1990s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, california, mojave desert
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One Man and His Cow (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 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.
Style: road movie
Plot: cow, humility, fair, farming, jailed, customs, contest, magic show, butcher, stage magician, solidarity, muslim ...
Place: paris france, france, algeria, marseille
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The Great Buck Howard (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a law school dropout answers an advertisement to be a personal assistant he unknowingly signs on to work for a belligerent has-been magician struggling to resurrect his career. This leads to a journey across the country staging the comeback of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, entertaining, suspense ...
Plot: college dropout, comeback, job seeking, career, showbiz, magic show, power relations, performer's life, desire for fame, on the road, father son relationship, egotism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, las vegas, boston, miami ...
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Bad Blood (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A sexually transmitted disease called STBO is sweeping the country; it's spread by having sex without emotional involvement, and most of its victims are teenagers who make love out of curiosity rather than commitment. While a serum that can ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, offbeat
Plot: murder, unrequited love, older man younger woman relationship, debt, nickname, ex convict, illusionist, heist, couple relations, cons and scams, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, captivating, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: obsession, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, illusion, deception, magic, secret, magical, teleportation, plot twist, magic trick, diary ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1890s ...
Place: london, england, europe, colorado
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The Illusionist (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 110 min.
Story: With his eye on a lovely aristocrat, a gifted illusionist named Eisenheim uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a crowned prince. But Eisenheim's scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of a dogged ...
Style: enigmatic, captivating, surprise ending, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, magic, wizards and magicians, investigation, period piece, death, murder, magical, secrets, rivals, rivalry ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1880s ...
Place: vienna, london, austria, england, europe
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Focus (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nicky, a veteran con artist, takes a novice named Jess under his wing. While Nicky teaches Jess the tricks of the trade, the pair become romantically involved; but, when Jess gets uncomfortably close, Nicky ends their relationship. Three years ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mind game, cons and scams, fall in love, heist, partners, femme fatale, manipulations, rivalry, con artists, love and romance, seduction, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, argentina, new orleans, south america, latin america ...
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When a Stranger Calls Back (1993)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Julia is babysitting two young kids while a doctor and his wife are out. During the evening, a stranger knocks on the door asking Julia if she can call the auto club so he can get a tow. The phone line is dead though. This is all part of the act as ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: nanny, police investigation, psychopath, woman in danger, college, ventriloquist, stalker, phone terror, danger, master criminal, mind game, gory ...
Time: 90s
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Midori: The Camellia Girl (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 14-year-old Midori is the constantly abused chore girl for a freakshow. Things begin to change for her after a dwarf magician joins the freak show, but not always for the better.
Style: social realism, intense, sadistic, compassionate
Plot: orphan, circus, abuse, midget, punishment, jealousy, loss of mother, cruelty, freak, illusion, animal cruelty, desperation ...
Place: japan
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Vegas Vacation (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Griswold family hits the road again for a typically ill-fated vacation, this time to the glitzy mecca of slots and showgirls—Las Vegas.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, family relations, farce, obsession, casino, nothing goes right, teenage life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, desert, on the road, cousin cousin relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, chicago illinois
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Spellbound (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A magician meets a weird girl and offers her to work together in his magic show. It's only until a year later that he starts to know her personally and develops a feeling towards her despite her own problems.
Style: semi serious, stylized, captivating, romantic, touching ...
Plot: supernatural ability, ghost, supernatural, romance, performer's life, odd couple, seeing dead people, wizards and magicians, life & death, mascot, friendship, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
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Populaire (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Set in 1958, Populaire focuses on Rose Pamphyle, who lives with her widowed father and is destined to marry a son of the local mechanic. Rose travels out of town and applies for a secretarial job with an insurance agency run by Louis Échard. Louis ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, realistic, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: boss and employee, fall in love, employer employee relationship, ambition, workplace, love and romance, secretary, typewriter, receptionist, romance, typing, contests and competitions ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1958, year 1959 ...
Place: france, paris france, new york
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The Mona Lisa Has Been Stolen (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A thief (George Chakiris) falls in love with a maid (Marina Vlady) and goes on the run after stealing Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa."
Plot: heist, art, letter, falling off a ladder, cigar smoking, pigeon, falling into water, breaking a bottle over someone's head, necklace, cleaner, horse riding, gunshot ...
Place: rome italy, paris france
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The Valdemar Legacy (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Luisa Llorente, an expert on taxation of old buildings, had recently gone to the Victorian mansion Valdemar to conduct an inventory of property ownership. After she mysteriously disappeared, Maximilian, president of her company, engaged the services ...
Style: serious, scary, gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, curses spells and rituals, private detective, estate, mystery, woman in danger, uncover truth, danger, supernatural, haunted house, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 20s, 1920s ...
Place: spain, europe
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Daughter of the Mind (1969)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A professor of cybernetics comes to believe that his dead daughter is communicating with him from the netherworld. |
Style: psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, dead daughter, ghost, cybernetics, supernatural power, spirit, cold war, seance, destroying evidence, taxi, phone booth, poison gas ...
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The Magic of David Copperfield XV: Fires of Passion (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: This is the 15th CBS Copperfield TV special, introduced from Caesars Palace by David Copperfield himself, who describes an escapology number which would be performed in this location as the last feat of the special and is inspired by an illusionist ...
Plot: rose, flying, dancing, signature, manipulation, love, warehouse, passion, search, woman with a gun, magic trick, stage performance ...
Place: las vegas
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The Magic Of David Copperfield XVI: Unexplained Forces (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, History, Music, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: This is the 16th and penultimate CBS Copperfield TV special, which six years later will be followed by the 17th and last one, Copperfield: Tornado of Fire (2001). The special is introduced by a voice offstage who talks about Barclay House, the set ...
Plot: saying thank you, manipulation, search, fog, table, candle, newspaper, blade, fire, stage, monitor, illusion ...
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Day for My Love (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The sore and tender hearts of a young couple with a toddler are explored in this drama. The little girl, four years old, is not aware that she is doing anything distressing while she ambles about the house on the day after a post-examination ...
Plot: human ashes, clock, pregnancy, taking a photograph, marital crisis, graduation, florist, penthouse, flashback, loss of daughter, taking off shirt, field ...
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The Great Houdinis (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biography of the renowned escape artist Harry Houdini, examining his fascination with the occult and his promise to his wife on her deathbed that he would speak from the beyond.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: escape artist, magic, magic show, romance, occult, drowning, illusionist, magician
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The Magician of Lublin (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: 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.
Plot: haircut, illusionist, magician, stage magician, shaving head
Time: 1800s, 19th century
Place: poland
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Run, he is coming! (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A comedy about happiness, Indian magic and adultery. One day Mr and Mrs Sysel happen to solve the problem of lacking enough room in their tiny flat. They break through the wall into their neighbour's comfortable flat, from which they borrow not ...
Plot: neighbor, karate, snake, closet, gypsy, neighbor neighbor relationship, topless woman, mole, birthday, watching pornography, mirror, adultery ...
Place: india
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Doctor Mabuse (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse returns from exile to begin a new reign of terror, and only young Inspector Carl Lohemann stands in his way.
Style: gothic, psychological, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: police inspector, good versus evil, megalomaniac, master criminal, manipulation, doctor, mysterious villain, conspiracy, murder, deception, clue, black magic ...
Time: 1920s
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Duel of Hearts (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lady Caroline Faye meets Lord Vane Brecon and is attracted to him. When she finds out that he is being accused of a murder he did not commit, she sets out to prove him innocent
Style: touching, realistic
Plot: murder, hidden identity, castle, mystery, love and romance, romance, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, fall in love, love affair, frame up ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: london
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The Illusionist (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two brothers end up separated for one of them has mental issues. Meanwhile one of the two follows his dream in becoming a magician. Filled with surrealism and slaspstick moments the film is a speechless adventure of emotions providing laughters and ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, atmospheric, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: mental institution, wizards and magicians, family relations, rescue, imaginary, siblings relations, magic show, brain surgery, alternate reality, talent show, flying, mother ...
Place: holland
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The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Lewis goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house that contains a mysterious ticktock noise. When Lewis accidentally awakens the dead, the town's sleepy facade magically springs to life with a secret world of witches and ...
Style: psychotronic, fairy tale, entertaining, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, horror for children
Plot: haunted house, magician, spell, secret passageway, uncle, clock, warlock, back from the dead, demon, friendship, orphan, halloween ...
Time: year 1955, 1950s, 50s
Place: michigan
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Berserk (1967)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Monica Rivers, is the owner and ringmaster of a traveling circus and who'll stop at nothing to draw bigger audiences. When a series of mysterious murders begins to occur and some of her performers die gruesomely, her profits soar. She hires ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, mind bending, scary, realistic ...
Plot: circus, murder, serial killer, investigation, danger, mysterious character, crime, mind game, performer's life, artists and showbiz, mystery, deadly ...
Time: 60s
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