In the 1953 classic biographical film Houdini, Tony Curtis plays the late, great escapologist and Janet Leigh plays his wife, Bess Houdini.
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Top films about Stage Magicians, plus a view series and episodes about a magician or stage mentalist. Woody Harrelson, After a tragic accident, two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other. A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. As I've not seen it yet I can't comment - but maybe a future review of this list may see it included.
The escape featured is Houdini's Water Torture cell, which is a testament to the iconic nature of that one illusion.
Christian Bale, The pace and the feel of this film is wonderful. Stella Maeve, Comedy, A magician competes in an international magic competition where he goes head to head with a female street magician he has fallen in love with. Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away. Failed magician Iskender decides to do a tour to save his career, but has to bring his grumpy and senile father along. Jesse Eisenberg, Robert De Niro,
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The Magician (1958) directed by Ingmar Bergman.
| Christopher Nolan’s adaptation of The Prestige is great for many reasons: the performances, the obsessive close-to-real portrayal of magic and magicians, the compelling twisty mind-bending story which in itself functions as a magic trick of sorts. Stars: This is one of the interesting movies I have seen recently.
The Prestige (2006) Horror. 44 min
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$261.99M, PG Charming animated adventure is magical for little kids. Stars: Director: The Prestige is a film that will stand the test of time, and will be watched 100 years from now by audiences that appreciate the movie even more so than those who got to see it on the big screen during its initial theatrical release. Thirty Nine Steps (1939) directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cem Yilmaz The story is the forerunner of one that is actually in the list, Magic, starring Anthony Hopkins. Bill Nighy, Votes: | | Gross: | Chris Wiggins, The Necronomicon! | 1.
Neil Burger During his time in Japan he becomes attached to a little orphan boy.
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| | PG-13 | Stanton insisted, despite many good natured challenges, that that was his real name and was not influenced by the Goulding film. Stars: Stars:
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$3.85M, PG Mark Ruffalo, Stars: $23.37M, PG Directed by Andrew O Connor and with script written in collaboration with David Britland, Andy Nyman and Anthony Owen and others this is a magical tour de force. Director: Adventure, Family, Fantasy.
Martin Campbell 153 min | Gross: Seychelle Gabriel, Lord of Illusions (1995) directed by Clive Barker and based on his novel of the same name.
Zendaya, Votes: Hamish Linklater, Votes: Sessue Hayakawa, The story begins where 4 individually famous magicians are called together by a mystery person and their group is formed with name ‘Horsemen’. Biography, Drama. Tim Pigott-Smith, R
A contest of psychic powers results in mayhem.
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Robert Davi, Boy bibliophile becomes part of fantasy tale.
$65.08M, PG | Arjun Gupta, John Malkovich, Steve Carell, $249.36M, PG-13 Action, Adventure, Family.
Claire Forlani, If you like these films, be sure to check out our list of the best sorcerer movies. Comedy. Yes, its the same formula as Spellbound and a hundred other different documentaries — this movie doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel in any way. Stars: Elmo, Abby and gang celebrate neighborhood diversity. David Mitchell,
Stars: Director: Passport to Pimlico (1949) directed by Henry Cornelius and featuring great performances from Stanley Holloway and Margaret Rutherford.
142 min It featured Harry Houdini in the title role showcasing his feats of escapology.
93 min 8. The original and perhaps greatest version of this film the climax of which is takes place as in a theatre where a 'memory man' is performing. 9,655 Stars: It might not be Pixar’s best short film, but it’s a lot of fun.
Harry, Ron, and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts. Action, Crime, Drama. Director: The Prestige (2006) directed by Christopher Nolan. Stars: Action, Adventure, Family. Sarah Hadland, Chris Columbus
| 534,831 | Gross: $117.72M, PG-13 OK not really a magic film, but features a performance of one of my all time magic heroes, Ricky Jay.
100 min Stars: Michael Caine, Votes:
Mother-daughter switch is fun comedic chaos. Timothy Spall, Director: Now You See Me is a 2013 thriller film directed by Louis Leterrier and written by Boaz Yakin ... Movie Twist Endings That Made No Sense Whatsoever. Comedy. Woody Allen
Anna Belknap, TV-PG Comedy, Crime, Drama, Teenager Danny Masters, the son of the late Harry Masters, considered the second best escape artist in history, wants to follow in his father's footsteps, he already a skilled but untested ... See full summary », Director: Xun Zhou,
| $295.98M, PG-13 I m a bit Mad. Paul Giamatti, 129 min Shawn Hatosy, Teri Garr, Votes: Director: The staged magic sequences are well done, there is a cameo appearance by the great Billy McCombe and the Magic Castle is represented as a place of secrets.
$292.00M, PG | Gross: David Mamet There have been a bunch of filmmakers who have attempted to adapt the story of Houdini for the big and small screens, and the best one of the bunch is George Marshall‘s 1953 film starring Tony Curtis as Harry Houdini and Janet Leigh as his wife Bess. The story follows Presto DiGiotagione, a turn-of-the-century magician, who is famous for an astounding hat trick. | $53.09M, PG-13 Michelle Williams,
The Best 'Mary Poppins' Quotes Are Like A Spoonful of Sugar. Alan Jones is a performing Magician and Mentalist. | | Stars: | | Stars: $10.51M, TV-14
Comedy, Drama, Mystery, In the years after the Revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty in China and established the republic, China broken up into fiefdoms held by warlords, who are busy fighting each other. They were inspired by the circular nature of the films narrative. The film has been called a 'thinking mans horror movie/. Movies.
| Director: Storm Reid, Stars: Kristen Connolly, 9,655 Stars: The Illusionist (2006) | An up-and-coming magician attempts to learn the secret behind a famous centuries old trick from an older magician. Directors: Crime, Mystery, Thriller. Comedy, Drama, Romance. What I’m saying is that the reason this Bible story in particular connects with me is through the idea that Moses was a magician of his time. Cast a Deadly Spell is a horror/detective HBO movie with Fred Ward, Julianne Moore, David... Abigail is a 2020 Russian adventure fantasy film directed by Aleksandr Boguslavskiy.
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Whilst The Illusionist is sumptuous and engaging and at its core 'hopeful' and 'romantic', The Prestige is darker and deals with revenge, envy and competitiveness.
Now You See Me 2 (2016) 3 1. Zac Efron, 89 min Ricky Jay is of course no stranger to the big screen, with roles in the Bond Movie, Tomorrow Never Dies, Magnolia, Buck Howard, The Prestige and many more. As Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) race against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, they uncover the existence of the three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows. | Stars:
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| Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Penn & Teller enjoy playing jokes on each other. 90 min Billed as a thriller, this movie hasn't received the best of reviews. | Steve Carell, Raymond Mearns, Votes:
| Those who think it must be ‘faithful’ seem to treat adaptation like marriage.” I’m sure we will eventually get a better Houdini movie, as a few have been in development in recent years. Louis Leterrier Saoirse Ronan, Votes: 1. | Tyrone Power plays a 'psychic con man' Stanton Carlyle whose trail of deceit and self deceit take from rags to riches to rags.