The Art of Misdirection! Movies and shows about magicians, prestidigitators etc.

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Mandrake, the Magician (1939)
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Columbia's 7th serial (between Flying G-Men and Overland With Kit Carson)was based on the King Features... (215 mins.)
 
2.
The Magician (1973 TV Series)
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Anthony Blake is a very compassionate and wealthy magician, who uses his talents as an illusionist and escape artist to help people in trouble... (60 mins.)
 
3.
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
 
4.
Houdini (1998 TV Movie)
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The life and times of escape artist/magician Harry Houdini. (94 mins.)
Director: Pen Densham
 
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The Great Houdini (1976 TV Movie)
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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. (120 mins.)
 
6.
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954 TV Series)
Episode: Young Harry Houdini (1987)
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This biographical movie depicts the youth of the magician Harry Houdini (1874 - 1926). As a boy his... (120 mins.)
 
7.
Houdini: Unlocking the Mystery (2005 Documentary)
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(120 mins.)
Director: Michael Meadows
 
8.
The Master Mystery (1919)
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Justice Department agent Quentin Locke must investigate a powerful cartel protected by a robot (here referred to as "The Automaton") and using a gas weapon "The Madagascar Madness".
 
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Chandu the Magician (1932)
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When delusional madman Roxor kidnaps a scientist in hopes of using his death ray to achieve world dominance, he is opposed by Chandu, a powerful hypnotist and yogi. (71 mins.)
 
10.
The Return of Chandu (1934)
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The Black Magic cult of Ubasti, based on the isle of Lemuria, believes that Nadji, a princess of Egypt... (208 mins.)
Director: Ray Taylor
 
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Chandu on the Magic Island (1935)
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On the mystic island of Lemuria, the cult of Ubasti seek the Egyptian Princess Nadji to sacrifice so that their goddess Ossana... (70 mins.)
 
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Mandrake the Magician (1954 TV Movie)
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Mandrake and Lothar battle enemy agents who have kidnapped the beautiful Princess Narda to force the magician to assist them locate a counter-intelligence agent who possess vital information. (30 mins.)
Director: Will Jason
 
13.
The Boob and the Magician (1915 Short Film)
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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
 
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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.)
 
16.
Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989)
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Penn & Teller enjoy playing jokes on each other. When Penn says on an interview show that he wishes... (89 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
17.
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.)
 
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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
 
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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
 
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The Mentalist (2008 TV Series)
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A famous "psychic" outs himself as a fake and starts working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation so he can find "Red John," the madman who killed his wife and daughter. (43 mins.)
 
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The Clairvoyant (1935)
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A fake music-hall clairvoyant meets a woman, and suddenly his predictions seem to come true ... (81 mins.)
Director: Maurice Elvey
 
22.
The Illusionist (1983)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Jos Stelling
 
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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
 
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The Mad Magician (1954)
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A master magician murders his greedy employer, who legally owns every trick he can invent, and finds himself having to kill again. (72 mins.)
Director: John Brahm
 
25.
Magic (1978)
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A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart. (107 mins.)
 
26.
The Grim Game (1919)
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Jailed unjustly for a murder he did not commit, a young man uses his amazing powers of escape to free himself and pursue the actual killers... (71 mins.)
Director: Irvin Willat
 
27.
The Great Magician (2011)
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In the years after the Revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty in China and established the republic... (128 mins.)
Director: Tung-Shing Yee
 
28.
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
 
29.
Eternally Yours (1939)
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Anita Halstead, swept off her feet by magician Arturo, finds the results less than magical. (95 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
 
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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
 
31.
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.)
 
32.
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
 
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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
 
34.
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.)
 
35.
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
 
36.
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
 
38.
Magic Camp (2012 Documentary)
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Welcome to the real Hogwarts. To cope with the pressures of growing up, magic-obsessed kids congregate at the one place where they can be themselves: Tannen's Magic Camp, the most prestigious magic institution in the world. (86 mins.)
Director: Judd Ehrlich
 
39.
Black Magic (1944)
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Charlie searches for a murderer amidst numerous ghosts conjured up by a strange variety of spiritualists and occultists. (67 mins.)
Director: Phil Rosen
 
40.
Women in Boxes (2008 Documentary)
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About Magic Assistants. The one who distorts her body into impossible positions while the magician cuts her in pieces, sets her on fire and says TAA DAA. Who's the real magician? (80 mins.)
 
41.
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
 
42.
Black Magic (1949)
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Hypnotist uses his powers for revenge against King Louis XV's court. (105 mins.)
Director: Gregory Ratoff
 
43.
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
 
44.
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
 
45.
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
 
46.
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
 
47.
Mandrake: A Magical Life (2001)
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Mentalist. Illusionist. Escape Artist. Mandrake was not one magician but many. Who was the real Leon Mandrake... (45 mins.)
 
48.
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