Best Magic Shows in United States


Who better to create this specialized list for you on the best magic movies of all time than a UCSD theater Ph.D., magic scholar, university professor, author, and movie lover. Grab your popcorn, sit down, crank up your speakers, and read on...

One of the best magic movies: The Illusionist

The 10 Greatest Magic Movies of All Time

by Dr. Will Given
University of California, San Diego

For an art form that is so focused on the visual narrative, one would think that there is an overabundance of movies dealing with magic to choose from for this list. Sadly, this is not the case. We have had to search diligently to find what we feel are the Top 10 Magic Movies of All Time. Some of the movies on this list are indicative of the shallowness of the pool of films to choose from. Others are simply brilliant. The fact is, we need stronger films dealing with magic to be made, wouldn't you agree?

Honorable Mention

So, what do you think? What magic films have you seen that you feel should be included on the list? Do you also feel that there have not been enough quality films about magic? Would you like to see more serious films like The Prestige, more humorous and satirical magic films like The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, or more fantastical movies like Hugo being made today? Are you yearning for Terror Train 2 and the return of Copperfield's butterfly lapel shirt? Or do you prefer magic shows on tv? Write us and let us know!