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Treat Yourself with Some of the Best Magical Movies this Weekend

By Film Threat Staff | July 27, 2021

Movies are one of the best stress busters. Divided among various genres, you have the choice to opt for any of them. One of the genres that are liked by almost all of us is fantasy, and there are countless movies that never fail to impress us. The super immersive stills and graphics of magical films take us away from reality for some time.

So, if you have some spare time to kill this weekend, you should definitely check out these magical movies. 

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

This movie is one of the many magical movies adapted from a novel and was released in 2005. The movie’s story revolves around Harry Potter, who gets selected for a tournament named ‘Goblet of Fire’ wherein he has to compete with other wizards in some thrilling magical contests. 

However, Harry Potter needs little to no introduction. And for many fans, they do not need a reason to watch the franchise. 

It is directed by Mike Newell, who also directed the previous three movies like Chamber of Secrets and Prisoner of Azkaban, respectively. This movie gained huge popularity as soon as it was released in July 2005. With superb acting and an exciting plotline, this one is a must-watch for every genre lover! However, all Harry Potter movies are masterpieces. Thus, you might just host a little get-to-together to watch more than one. 

Now You See Me (2013)

Now You See Me is one of the best magical movies that was released in 2013. It gained massive popularity over time. It is directed by Louis Leterrier. The movie stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, and Mark Ruffalo, among others, in the lead roles.

The film revolves around an FBI agent investigating a team of illusionists who are performing magic tricks to steal from banks. The super immersive stills make watching this movie fascinating as well as enjoyable. Packed with some ingenious magic tricks, it will keep you glued to it till the end.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

Adapted from a book of the same name, this movie was released in 2016. Directed by David Yates, it is related to the Harry Potter series and stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, and others.

The plot of this movie revolves around Newt Scamander, who travels across New York City to capture magical creatures. Further, he finds himself in trouble with MACUSA, which enforces anti-witchcraft laws. With brilliant visuals, impressive acting, and an interesting plotline, this one is truly a must-watch!

The movie bagged 7.3 on IMDb and grossed over 800 million, which means it is worth a watch.

The Prestige (2006)

This movie has an interesting plot and was released in 2006. Directed by the legendary director Christopher Nolan this movie gained massive popularity in no time. This movie revolves around two magicians, members of the same group in the beginning. However, they eventually separate to achieve independent goals. The movie is filled with drama, twists, and a mystery that you will be desperate to solve. 

The dark side of the magician’s world with its tricks and manipulations forms the crux of this movie that stars Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, and David Bowie. For all its worth, this one is a must-watch magical movie for every genre lover out there!

The Illusionist (2006)

The Illusionist is a must-watch for those who have an interest in magic tricks. It was released in 2006 and was directed by Neil Burger. With brilliant acting and visually stunning graphics, this movie became one of the classics in its genre.

The story of this movie revolves around a magician (Eisenheim, played by Edward Norton) and his love affair with a woman (Sophie, played by Jessica Biel), which gets interrupted due to an unexpected twist that takes place near the end when he realizes about his powers.

With an awesome storyline and immersive visuals, this movie surely never fails to amaze you!

Doctor Strange (2016)

Doctor Strange is by far the most popular movie on the list as it belongs to Marvel Studios. It was released in November 2016 and is directed by Scott Derrickson. The story of this movie revolves around Stephen Strange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch), who is a renowned neurosurgeon, but after an accident, his career meets a major setback.

Sooner, he learns about the sorcerers and their world, which can change his life forever. After meeting those sorcerers and learning about their skills, he becomes one of the masters of the mystic arts. With powerful visuals, good acting, along an interesting plot, this one should be on your list for sure!

Benedict Cumberbatch is all set to make another appearance in the next movie: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. 

So, these are some of the best magical movies that you can watch to keep yourself occupied this weekend. All of them will bring some magic into your life. However, they are different from each other in various ways, which makes them more enjoyable. If you are planning to watch them, many online streaming platforms offer them. However, depending on your location, you might not be able to access them. A streaming VPN is a great solution, helping you access more movies on various online streaming providers. 

Thus, you are all set for an enchanting weekend! Pick a movie and let the magical experience begin. 

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