Movies and magic go hand in hand — magicians and directors are kindred spirits. Surprisingly, there’s not many movies ABOUT magic out there that really do it justice. Sure, there’s movies about magicians, but they make many more like “Harry Potter.” For every “The Illusionist,” there’s four “Smokin’ Aces.” And it’s going to take a heck of a movie to beat out “The Prestige” as the best movie about magicians ever.
Fortunately, we found some good ones on Netflix’s streaming service.
These five movies are some of our favorites. They stretch across genres and deal with different facets of magic, from what magic actually is to the importance of listening to your mentors. And there’s some great casting in them, too. Next time you’re ready for a magic movie, look no further. Put these on your instant queue right now: