10 Magic Movies That Blurr The Line Between Magic and Science Fiction

Hollywood has made more than a thousand magic movies for many years. However, there are some magic films that would make you doubt yourself since some of these magic tricks has a possibility that it can be done in real life or it has been done in the distant past but has lost its way in history. There is also a possibility that it exists today or in the distant future. Among all the magic films that have been made, here is a list of the top 10 magic movies that would make you doubt yourself;

10 Hollywood Magic Movies That Blurr The Line Between Magic and Science Fiction

1)  The Prestige (2006) – Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale


This movie is about 2 magicians who would do anything to become the best among their peers. The magic tricks that they have done in this movie were very astonishing and realistic. Today, anyone can do the magic tricks that this movie has shown its audiences. However, the question still remains, is it easy to do the “teleportation magic” in real life?

2) The Illusionist – (2006) Edward Norton, Jessica Beil


The Illusionist is based on a love story that involves magic. Edward Norton (Eisenheim) is in love with Jessica Beil (Sophie) since they were very young. But because Sophie is in a fixed marriage and is about to marry a sadistic prince who beats women, Eisenheim plots a con-scheme which he uses an illusion trick that portrays a scene where he can summon Sophie, who was then a ghost because the scene portrayed her to be murdered by the prince. At the end of the story, Paul Giamatti (Chief Inspector Walter Uhl) has sold the case in his mind that the prince was framed for the murder that never took place. The illusion magic trick that were done in this movie was very overwhelming and you will doubt yourself if this kind of magic can be done in real life.

3)  August Rush (2006) – Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell


August Rush tells of a magical story about an orphan boy who could connect with his parents through the sound of music. August was a gifted listener who could hear distinctive musical sounds that no one can hear which at the end of the story lead him to re unite with his parents. Although this movie is a fictional story, there are many instances that orphans could find their real parents in their own way like research or tracing back history of how they became an orphan. However, finding your parents through the sound of music might give you second thoughts.

4)  Pirates of the Caribbean – Johnny Depp


This movie was made based on man’s history on how they were able to make ships that would allow them to sail around the world. However, there were scenes in this movie that we could question whether some of the characters they are portraying exist in real life or not since there are scientific evidences that some of their characters like, mermaids, the black pearl, Jack Sparrow, giant squids, might have exist in the distant past.

5)  Hocus Pocus (1993) – Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy


This movie is about witches and witch craft. In the 12-18th Century, there are many stories about witches and how they terrorize children in order to suck their youth or simply eat them. Since history has recorded that witches do exist, the question is how powerful they are and are they as magical as how this movie has portrayed them to be.

6)  Now You See Me (2013) Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, and Morgan Freeman


This story is about a group of magicians who are recruited to rob banks and give the money they have stolen to the poor. The illusions they have done on this movie are very similar to what a group of bank thieves are doing right now in real life.

7)  Clash of the Titans (2010) – Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson


This movie is based on the history of Greek Mythology. For many years the existence of the so called “Gods” in the past together with their magic are questioned by historians if they are true or not.

8)  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2006) – Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore


This movie is about a billionaire who owns a chocolate factory and is looking for an heir to his creations. There are many magical scenes and fictional inventions that this movie has portrayed which could be done in the future.

9)  The Matrix (1999) – Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne


This movie portrays how the future might look with all the technology man has reached today. The Matrix shows how “Neo”, the main protagonist, has the magical gift to destroy computers and machines that might be in control of the world in the future.

10)  Star Wars – Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen


Ever since Star Wars was created, it showed how humans can evolve in the near future. It won’t be long when scientist can unlock the secrets of the Jedi powers and how Man can travel from one planet to another. Magic movies will always be produced and made for many years to come. However, this list of the top 10 magic movies that would make you doubt yourself will always make us doubt if the different magic tricks that they have shown in these films can be done in the real world and when it can be done.

Amira Daniel
Amira is a personal finance and entertainment writer by trade with several years of experience covering businesses, CEOs, and celebrity profiles, her favourite subjects include business and personal finance, entertainment, celebrities, and travel. When she's not writing, you can find her reading or catching up on any of her favourite series


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