Magic show movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant magic show movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out stylized, semi serious, weird, humorous, melancholic and realistic films and TV shows about / with magic show, magic, magician, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, dialogue, life philosophy, destiny and fantasy world plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as magic show: Disappearance at Clifton Hill (2019), One Man and His Cow (2016), The Great Buck Howard (2008), Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Houdini (2014), The Wizard of Gore (2007), Carnival Magic (1983), The Last Unicorn (1982), The Great Houdinis (1976), Scoop (2006).

List of magic show movies

Disappearance at Clifton Hill (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Following the death of her mother, a young woman returns home to Niagara Falls and becomes entangled in the memory of a kidnapping she claims to have witnessed as a child.
Style: enigmatic, surprise ending, bleak, suspense, intellectual ...
Plot: child abduction, crimes, magic show, motel, female protagonist, pedophile, mental illness, investigation, amateur detective, puzzle, manipulation, disappearance ...
Place: canada
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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: humility, drunk, contest, butcher, customs, solidarity, muslim, stage magician, magic show, jailed, cow, school ...
Place: algeria, france, marseille, paris france
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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: humorous, entertaining, witty, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: college dropout, career, life philosophy, character study, job seeking, happy ending, unlikely friendships, twists and turns, magic show, showbiz, power relations, desire for fame ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, boston, las vegas ...
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Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Roberta is a bored suburban housewife who is fascinated with a woman, Susan, she only knows about by reading messages to and from her in the personals section of the newspaper. This fascination reaches a peak when an ad with the headline ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, funny, clever ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, amnesia, obsession, farce, female protagonist, intrigue, on the run, disorder, amnesiac, yuppie, free spirit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, california, atlantic city ...
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Houdini (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 174 min.
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Story: 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.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, undercover, performer's life, artists and showbiz, espionage, couple relations, husband wife relationship, magic show, mother son relationship, swindle, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, victorian era, future, 1910s ...
Place: new jersey, new york, budapest, washington d.c., brooklyn new york city ...
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The Wizard of Gore (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the darkly phantasmagorical world of the carnival magician and sideshow hypnotist, the gruesome "illusions" of Montag the Magnificent are unique in that they seem to become retroactive reality long after the the tricks are done. Is it ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: serial killer, hypnosis, murder, police investigation, supernatural, mysterious character, mystery, mind game, psychopath, rivalry, crimes, wizards and magicians ...
Time: contemporary
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Carnival Magic (1983)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A magician in a carnival--who actually can read minds and levitate people and objects--works with a superintelligent chimp named Alex, who can also talk. The magician and the chimp soon become the stars of the carnival, drawing in big crowds. ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, cult film
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: circus, magic, magician, chimpanzee, carnival, mind reading, monkey, kidnapping, magician's assistant, hick, magic show, magic trick ...
Time: 80s
Place: south carolina, southern usa, india, north carolina
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The Last Unicorn (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth behind the butterfly's words. She is eventually ...
Style: touching, exciting, feel good, fairy tale, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: unicorn, good versus evil, adventure, magic, friendship, horse, rescue, medieval, heroic mission, dragon, mythology, magician ...
Time: year 1982, 80s
Place: ireland
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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: magic, escape artist, magic show, romance, drowning, illusionist, occult, magician
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Scoop (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.
Style: humorous, melancholic, suspense, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: magic, investigation, serial killer, journalism, mystery, journalist, multiple storylines, plot twist, twists and turns, police investigation, murder investigation, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, united kingdom, europe
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Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in the 1920s French Riviera, a master magician is commissioned to try and expose a psychic as a fraud.
Style: romantic, light, sweet, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: twists and turns, magic, relationships, love and romance, magician, love story, plot twist, fall in love, cons and scams, dishonesty, fish out of water, spiritualism ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: france, cote d'azur, provence, berlin germany, south of france ...
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Tayo the Little Bus (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: South Korea
Duration: 11 min.
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Story: Tayo the Little Bus is a South Korean computer-generated animated television series created by Educational Broadcasting System, Iconix Entertainment, Seoul and Hot Animation which is owned by HiT Entertainment. The Korean-dubbed series began airing ...
Audience: kids
Plot: party, vacation, princess, helicopter, shopping, anthropomorphic vehicle, christmas, train, school, tunnel, cat, car accident ...
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The Christmas House (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Working through some difficult decisions, Mitchell family matriarch Phylis and patriarch Bill, have summoned their two grown sons – TV stars Mike Mitchell and Brandon Mitchell – home for the holidays. It is their hope that bringing the family ...
Style: emotional, queer cinema
Plot: christmas, gay, homosexual, son, house, realtor, memory, gay son, two brothers, truck, child, cold weather ...
Place: north america, usa, new york
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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: neo noir, scary, dark, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, supernatural, magic, resurrection, faked death, cult, occult, violence, mystery, desert, fanatic ...
Time: 90s, year 1982, 80s
Place: los angeles, new york, mojave desert, california, usa
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The Smurfs 2 (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, France, Canada, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, ...
Style: humorous, sweet, entertaining, not serious, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, pre-teens ...
Plot: farce, chase, family, kidnapping, adventure, fantasy world, talking animals, children, rescue, magical power, disorder, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2013
Place: france, europe, new york, paris france
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The Believers (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Mourning the accidental death of his wife and having just moved to New York with his young son, laconic police psychologist Cal Jamison (Martin Sheen) is reluctantly drawn into a series of grisly, ritualistic murders involving the immolation of two ...
Style: scary, psychological, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: ritual, supernatural, cult, voodoo, child in peril, murder, investigation, brutality, violent, torture, ritual murder, religion ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, minneapolis minnesota
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Problem Child (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ben Healy (John Ritter) and his social climbing wife Flo adopt Junior a fun-loving seven year old. But they soon discover he's a little monster as he turns a camping trip, a birthday party and even a baseball game into comic nightmares. But is ...
Style: funny, feel good, humorous, unusual plot structure, satirical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, adoption, child, chase, troublemaker, dark humor, spoiled brat, disorder, kidnapping, friends, best friends, children ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
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Ratataplan (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Misadventures of Colombo, an engineer in Milano. He is the only winner of an admission test for a job, and just for this reason he isn't hired. So he becomes a barman, and he discovers a special formula that turns simple water into the ...
Style: silent film
Plot: running, van, winter, waiter, water, job seeking, fire, robot, immortality, cow, goose, magic show ...
Place: milan italy, italy
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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: romantic, semi serious, stylized, captivating, touching ...
Plot: supernatural ability, ghost, supernatural, performer's life, romance, odd couple, seeing dead people, life & death, mascot, friendship, hipster, love story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
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Mostly Ghostly (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the successful book series by R.L. Stine, this spooky tale finds 11-year-old Max making a deal with the ghosts who haunt his home. If Max helps them find what was responsible for their parents' disappearance, they'll help him ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, light, scary
Audience: family outing, kids, horror for children
Plot: ghost, youth, halloween, supernatural, haunted house, family relations, missing person, school, children, magic trick, imaginary friend, childhood ...
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Willow (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: fairy tale, epic, exciting, scenic, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: magic, monster, good versus evil, adventure, sword and sorcery, imaginary kingdom, prophecy, black magic, baby, castle, heroic mission, sword fight ...
Time: middle ages, future, 80s
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Scenes from a Mall (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A comedy about a married couple -- he's a sports lawyer, she's a psychologist -- which takes place on their 16th wedding anniversary, when they make some startling confessions.
Style: talky, intense, realistic, suspense, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, adultery, family problems, crumbling marriage, couple relations, life turned upside down, battle of the sexes, dishonesty, dysfunctional marriage, husband wife relationship, shopping ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new york, los angeles, usa
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The Elementary School (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, History
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The time is 1945-46. 10 year old Eda and his friend Tonda live in a small village outside Prague. In school, their class is so wild and indisciplined that their teacher quits and is replaced by the militant Igor Hnidzo. He is very strict - but also ...
Style: surreal, realistic, semi serious, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: world war two, self discovery, boy, teacher, education, friendship, pregnancy, extramarital affair, voyeurism, prostitute, substitute teacher, village ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1946, post world war two
Place: europe, czech republic, prague, czechoslovakia
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New York Stories (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant; second, by Coppola, is about a rich and bold 12 years old who helps her separated parents ...
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: artist, art, obsession, luxury hotel, young heroes, jealousy, hotel, family relations, gallery, youth, city life, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, tokyo, greece, new jersey, usa ...
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A Month by the Lake (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: For 16 years Miss Bentley has been spending April at an elegant hillside villa on Lake Como. This year, 1937, her London society artist father has recently died and the only other English-speaking guests are brash Americans. Then Major Wilshaw ...
Style: sexy, romantic, witty, touching, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, romance, true love, adultery, lake, hotel, love, fight scenes, happy ending, loneliness, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, pre world war two
Place: italy, switzerland, europe, venice
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Lulu on the Bridge (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film is about a famous jazz saxophonist, Izzy who's life is forever changed after he is accidentally shot.
Style: atmospheric, sexy, twist ending, erotic, thought provoking ...
Plot: musician, mystery, romance, death, love, firefly, plot twist, transformation, nudity (full frontal - brief), jazz, existentialism, dreams ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, dublin ireland, milwaukee wisconsin
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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: experimental, humorous, atmospheric, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: surrealism, mental disorder, mental institution, siblings relations, family relations, rescue, painting, brother brother relationship, bus, television, absurdism, grandfather ...
Place: holland
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FairyTale: A True Story (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two children in 1917 take a photograph, believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies. Based on a true story
Style: fairy tale, touching, sexy, entertaining, factual ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, childhood, magic, world war one, family, friendship, children, family relations, heroes, hopes, supernatural ability, miraculous event ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: england, london, europe, africa, united kingdom ...
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Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the 1970s, a foundling lad, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving his Irish town for London, in part to look for his mother and in part because his trans-gender nature is beyond the town's understanding.
Style: surreal, touching, sentimental, compassionate, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: transvestism, gay, irish, gay slur, transsexual, gender bending, coming of age, lgbt, gender, ira, priest, self discovery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: ireland, england, london, europe, big ben london
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The Great Beauty (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
Style: philosophical, art house, visually appealing, absurd, cerebral ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: party, stripper, artist, aging, surrealism, friendship, high society, journalist, magic realism, life philosophy, male nudity, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: rome italy, vatican, italy
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