It's Magic!

Movies about stage magicians, illusionists and old-school escapism shows. This list does not include magicians=wizards.
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1.
Magic Show (2009 Short Film)
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An illusionist and his assistant present a series of amazing acts, afterword's revealing to the audience how these tricks are performed... (11 mins.)
Director: Milan Hulsing
 
2.
Presto (2008 Short Film)
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A stage magician's rabbit gets into a magical onstage brawl against his neglectful guardian with two magic hats. (5 mins.)
Director: Doug Sweetland
 
3.
Geriatric Hat Trick (2008 Short Film)
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An elderly magician comes out of retirement for one last show at the retirement home where he lives. (3 mins.)
Director: Felix Allen
 
4.
The Prestige (2006)
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Two stage magicians engage in competitive one-upmanship in an attempt to create the ultimate stage illusion. (130 mins.)
 
5.
The Illusionist (2010)
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A French illusionist finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever. (80 mins.)
Director: Sylvain Chomet
 
6.
The Illusionist (2006)
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In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing. (110 mins.)
Director: Neil Burger
 
7.
Rough Magic (1995)
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Set in the 1950s, Rough Magic tells the story of what happens when a pretty apprentice magician goes to Mexico to escape her fiancé... (104 mins.)
Director: Clare Peploe
 
8.
Magicians (2007)
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A pair of rivaling stage magicians are forced to confront their falling out over a guillotine mishap when they compete in a magic competition. (90 mins.)
Director: Andrew O'Connor
 
9.
The Great Buck Howard (2008)
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A young man, much to the chagrin of his father, becomes the new assistant to an illusionist in decline. (90 mins.)
Director: Sean McGinly
 
10.
The Magic Show (1983)
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A young magician with an unorthodox look and style's first big break is threatened by a villainous rival. (105 mins.)
Director: Norman Campbell
 
11.
Magical Maestro (1952 Short Film)
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A magician is spurned by an opera singer, and takes a spectacular revenge by replacing the conductor... (6 mins.)
Director: Tex Avery
 
12.
Out of a Forest (2010 Short Film)
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A family of rabbits are having a birthday party under a big tree, unaware that a mischievous wolf is approaching. (6 mins.)
 
13.
Houdini (1953)
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The spectacular but tragically short career of magician and illusionist Harry Houdini whose tricks defied explanation and safety. (106 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
14.
Death Defying Acts (2007)
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On a tour of Britain in 1926, Harry Houdini enters into a passionate affair with a psychic out to con the famous magician. (97 mins.)
 
15.
Is Anybody There? (2008)
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Set in 1980s seaside England, this is the story of Edward, an unusual ten year old boy growing up in an old people's home run by his parents... (94 mins.)
Director: John Crowley
 
16.
Lord of Illusions (1995)
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During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult... (109 mins.)
Director: Clive Barker
 
17.
The Magician (2006)
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Failed magician Iskender decides to do a tour to save his career, but has to bring his grumpy and senile father along. The tour is quite unexpectedly interrupted when a bride actually disappears from the stage. (122 mins.)
 
18.
The Magician (1958)
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When 'Vogler's Magnetic Health Theater' comes to town, there's bound to be a spectacle. Reading reports... (100 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
19.
El mago (1949)
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A slapstick fantasy of the amorous adventures of a magician a la Cantinflas. (100 mins.)
 
20.
The Effects of Magic (1998)
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A magician, aided by his talking magic bunny, joins forces with his previously estranged magician father, and together they fight the forces of evil to protect the art of magic. (87 mins.)
 
21.
The Geisha Boy (1958)
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Gilbert Wooley is a second-rate magician who is sent to entertain the troops in the pacific. During his time in Japan he becomes attached to a little orphan boy. (98 mins.)
Director: Frank Tashlin
 
22.
The Wizard of Gore (1970)
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A TV talk-show hostess and her boyfriend investigate a shady magician whom has the ability to hypnotize and control the thoughts of people in order to stage gory on-stage illusions using his powers of mind bending. (95 mins.)
 
23.
The Wizard of Gore (2007)
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Montag the Magnificent (Glover) is a master illusionist who performs at underground venues, selecting female volunteers from his rave-like audiences... (94 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Kasten
 
24.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
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A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting. (123 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
25.
Carnival Magic (1981)
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A magician in a carnival--who actually can read minds and levitate people and objects--works with a superintelligent chimp named Alex... (86 mins.)
Director: Al Adamson
 
26.
The Escape Artist (1982)
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The young and self-confident Danny blufs at the local police-station that he will escape out of prison within one hour... (94 mins.)
Director: Caleb Deschanel
 
27.
Escape Artists (2005)
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East Village, NYC, 1990. Gabriel Grey, celebrity illusionist and modern-day Houdini, abandons his fame... (94 mins.)
 
28.
Tchin-Chao, the Chinese Conjuror (1904 Short Film)
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A Chinese conjurer stands next to a table, it becomes two tables. A fan becomes a parasol, lanterns appear and disappear... (3 mins.)
 
29.
A-Haunting We Will Go (1942)
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Stan and Ollie get involved with con men, crooks, a genial magician, and two interchangeable coffins with disastrous but funny results. (68 mins.)
Director: Alfred Werker
 
30.
Smokin' Aces (2006)
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When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing. (109 mins.)
Director: Joe Carnahan
 
31.
The Last Magic Show (2007)
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A young escape artist who believes he possesses magical powers has one chance at the "big time", but first must replace the love of his life: the stage assistant that broke his heart. (90 mins.)
Director: Andy Conlan
 
32.
The Man from Beyond (1922)
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A man who has been frozen in the Arctic ice for 100 years returns to civilization to find his lost love. (74 mins.)
Director: Burton L. King
 
33.
Scoop (2006)
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An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls. (96 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
34.
The Great Kandinsky (1995 TV Movie)
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The once-reknowned escape-artist and magician, Kandinsky, is now reduced to confounding the staff and inmates of his retirement home... (82 mins.)
Director: Terry Winsor
 
35.
Guzaarish (2010)
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A paralyzed Magician-turned-Radio Jockey files a Petition in Court seeking permission to end his life. (126 mins.)
 
36.
Red Lights (2012)
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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. (114 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo Cortés
 
37.
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)
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A veteran Vegas magician tries to revive his career after his longtime partner quits, he gets fired from his casino act, and an edgy new "street magician" steals his thunder. (100 mins.)
Director: Don Scardino
 
38.
Now You See Me (2013)
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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. (115 mins.)
Director: Louis Leterrier