Top 25 Best Wizard Movies of All Time

Top 25 Best Wizard Movies of All Time
Don't let anybody tell you magic isn't real when these magical wizard movies exist.

Wizard movies continue to be enchanting even after so many years.

Wizard movies have been entertaining us for generations, because who doesn’t love a good combo of action and magic? Not to mention, wizards appear in all genres, so there’s always a wide variety of wizard movies to pick from. Here are the top 25 best wizard movies of all time that are sure to leave you thinking about magic by the end.

25. The Last Heroes

A group of friends reunite in a small town with one thing in common, a terrible secret. When a policeman finds a link between unusual animal slaughters and possible occult practices, life in the town is no longer as quiet. About to be discovered is the ancient curse of Kaisha, and the unlikely group of friends and others will have to face the demons of the past before the irreversible occurs.

The Last Heroes imageA group of friends who are privy to a horrible secret must literally face demons from the past in order to prevent the rise of a more dangerous evil.

24. The Dark Tower 

Jake Chambers has been dreaming about a man in black and a gunslinger, but no one believes him. His family claims the visions are because Jake has yet to recover from his father’s recent passing, and so they send him to a psychiatric facility in hopes he’ll recover. However, not all is as it seems at the facility, and as Jake flees from its danger, he stumbles into a world that reveals the secret behind his dreams.

The Dark Tower imageJake Chambers is tasked with helping to defeat an evil force once he discovers that his dreams are not because of a past trauma, but really scenes from another world.

23. Smurfs: the Lost Village

The Smurfs are living happily and in peace until the appearance of a mysterious map that hints at the existence of a hidden Smurf village. Smurfette and her friends journey through the Forbidden Forest in order to find out the truth for themselves, disregarding the advice of their elders. Little do they know, there is more than just the dangers within the forest that awaits them.

Smurfs: The Lost Village imageSmurfette and her friends go searching for a hidden Smurf village, ignorant of the evil wizard that is trailing close behind.

22. The House with a Clock in its Walls

Ten-year-old Lewis Barnavelt has just lost his parents in a car crash and is made to move in with his Uncle Johnathan. All too soon, Uncle Johnathan’s and his neighbor, Florance’s, secret is revealed and Lewis is exposed to the world of magic and the danger of a hidden clock. Will Lewis be able to adapt to his new life or will he be overwhelmed by the pressure of it all?

The House with a Clock in its Walls imageLewis Barnavelt stumbles into a world of magic and becomes involved in a plot to wipe out humanity.

21. The Stolen Princess

Ruslan is an artist who dreams of becoming a knight, and Mila is a bored princess who yearns for adventure. The two meet and fall in love, only to become part of an evil wizard’s plan to replenish his powers. Ruslan will need all the help he can find in order to save Mila and defeat an evil that has existed for centuries.

The Stolen Princess imageRuslan and his friend must confront an evil wizard to save Princess Mila from a cold and gray fate.

20. Shrek the Third

King Harold of Far Far Away has fallen sick, so it’s up to Shrek and Fiona to lead the kingdom. However, Shrek doesn’t want to and instead goes on the hunt for the other possible heir to the throne, Arthur “Artie” Pendragon. Shrek and his crew may be trying to do what they think is best for the kingdom, but they must watch their backs for Prince Charming is still alive and kicking and on the hunt for revenge.

Shrek the Third image

In order to avoid the responsibilities of being a monarch, Shrek goes searching for Arthur Pendragon, the other alternative heir to the throne.

19. The Sword in the Stone

After the death of England’s King Uther Pendragon, a sword buried in an anvil appears in London bearing the message that whoever can remove it will become king. Years later, Arthur, a 12 year old orphan, is found by an eccentric wizard named Merlin who takes it upon himself to give Arthur an education. At the same time, Arthur’s brother, Kay, is in training to enter a jousting tournament, and Arthur is to serve as his squire. Arthur learns about science and the heart in this retelling of King Arthur’s ascent to the throne.

The Sword in the Stone imageArthur is a young boy receiving an education from an oddball of a wizard, and he may just be the answer to an ancient prophecy.

18. Oz the Great and Powerful

Oscar Diggs is a magician and con artist, who is all too unfortunately sucked into a tornado heading for the Land of Oz when trying to escape trouble in his circus. When he lands, he discovers the people and creatures of Oz believe he is the prophesied wizard that will become king by defeating a wicked witch. Oscar will have to use his knowledge from his own world and his own good judgement if he wants to become the wizard the Land of Oz needs him to be.

Oz the Great and PowerfulOscar is a stage wizard who must fake his way into becoming a real wizard for the sake of the Land of Oz.

17. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Dave Stutler is a 20 year old studying physics that is dragged into a conflict between master sorcerers out of the blue. Master Sorcerer Balthazar Blake finds and takes Dave under his wing in order to find the Grimhold before wizards with evil intent can. It is up to Dave to master the art of magic if he wants to protect the world and his loved ones from the rise of a long forgotten evil power.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice imageDave Stutler must use both magic and physics to help a wizard defeat an evil that was trapped for centuries and suddenly released into the world.

16. Excalibur

The story begins with the birth of Arthur, who is destined to draw Excalibur from a stone and become the king of Britain. After becoming king, Arthur must labor to unite the Knights of the Round Table, and he learns valuable life lessons along the way. This retelling of King Arthur’s legend climaxes with the revelation of an evil power born before Arthur and seeking revenge for past injustices.

Excalibur imageThis retelling of the Legend of King Arthur tells the story from the crowning of King Arthur all the way to the conflict involving powerful enchantress Morgana Le Fay.

15. Hugo

Hugo Cabret and his father discover a broken automaton that they work together to repair. However, Hugo’s father dies an untimely death, and so while living with his uncle, Claude, it is up to Hugo to figure out the repairs. Numerous forces stand in the way of Hugo and fixing the automaton that he must overcome if he wants to unlock the machine’s secret.

Hugo imageHugo wants to know the message left behind in a broken automaton, and is willing to go the lengths necessary to find out.

14. The Lego Movie

Emmet Brickowski is just another lego worker employed by President Business in a world where everything is awesome. Things take a turn for the not so awesome when Emmet discovers a mysterious lego piece and has visions, which cause his normal life to be exchanged for an utterly chaotic one. Is Emmet really the hero that the lego people need to take down the evil President Business, or is there more to the story?

The Lego Movie imageEmmet Brickowski joins a powerful force to rebel against the might of President Business.

13. The Garden of Sinners: Paradox Spiral

Tomoe Enjo stabs his parents to death in the middle of the night, but when the police are brought in, it’s as if nothing had happened. He later receives help from a girl named Shiki, who calls herself the same as him, and is for some reason being stalked by a suspicious figure. The truth lies in an apartment building controlled by a mysterious man, and is more horrifying than Tomoe could ever have anticipated.

The Garden of Sinners: Paradox SpiralTomoe Enjo is a murderer who becomes involved in a twisted plot that explains why no one else seems to recognize his crime.

12. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

King Arthur and his squire Patsy are on the hunt for people to join the Knights of the Round Table. The journey is kept lighthearted by King Arthur who tells stories as they pick up knights. Out of the blue, King Arthur and his men are ordered by God to find the Holy Grail, and so the group takes off on their mission and are thrown into a series of hilarious circumstances.

Monty Python and the Holy GrailKing Arthur and his buddies go on a hilarious journey to retrieve the Holy Grail, running into one wacky scenario after another.

11. The Tempest

The Duke of Milan, Prospero, was overthrown and exiled by his brother, and has been planning revenge for a long, long time. Prospero is tended to by his daughter, a spirit, and a slave on an enchanted island that he is in full control of. His chance for revenge seems to come when he calls for a storm to bring about wreckage.

The Tempest imageThis adaptation of William Shakespere’s famous work captures all the emotion of the play on screen.

10. The Prestige

After a horrible accident, stage magicians Robert Angier and Alfred Borden become rivals obsessed with outperforming each other. Their conflict leads them to sabotage and backstab each other as well as the unfortunate others who they involve in their feud. Who will win in the end, though perhaps the better question is, will either win at all?

The Prestige imageRival magicians are desperate to outperform each other, resulting in treacherous deceit.

9. The Wizard of Oz

Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked out of Kansas and into Oz when a tornado comes ripping through their town. In this magical new land, they make new friends, like the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man, and the Scarecrow. Unfortunately, Oz is not all that perfect, and for Dorthy to return home there is evil that must be defeated.

The Wizard of OzDorothy and Toto are transported to a magical new world and embark on a journey to return home.

8. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

British wizard Newton Artimus Fido Scamander arrives in America, and a magical creature escapes from the mysterious briefcase he carries, causing pandemonium. His suitcase gets mixed up with the suitcase of baker, Jacob Kowalski, which leads him to be found by Porpentina “Tina” Goldstein, a member of wizard law enforcement. It is up to the three to recover all of Newt’s creatures who have gone missing as well as foil the plans of Grindelwald, one of the wickedest wizards in wizarding history.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them imageAfter one of his magical beasts escapes, Newt and the friends he makes must find the rest of the creatures who took advantage of the chaos to leave the sanctuary of Newt’s briefcase.

7. The Hobbit

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who is good friends with neighborhood wizard Gandalf. Unbeknownst to Bilbo, Gandalf has chosen him as the 13th member for a company of dwarves who are seeking a lost treasure to restore their kingdom. Will Bilbo answer the call, and if he does, will he be able to survive the perils ahead?

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey imageBilbo Baggins is assigned the role of a burglar on a quest to retrieve a mysterious gem that will bring leadership back to the kingdom of dwarves.

6. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter lives an ordinary life at number four, Privet Drive, that is if you can ignore the abuse he suffers at the hands of his adopted family. His life takes a turn for the stranger when he receives an invitation to Hogwarts, a school for witches and wizards. At long last, Harry Potter will enter the world where he belongs, but will this change be for the better?

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone imageHarry Potter enters the wizarding world and makes many new friends, but also many new enemies.

5. Shazam

Billy Batson is a 14 year old foster child always on the run, searching for his birth mother. He is sent to a group home with five other foster children, and one day, after defending one of his foster siblings from bullies, he is transported to the Rock of Eternity where he is granted superpowers by an ancient wizard. Does Billy have what it takes to use his powers for good, or will he risk losing everything to others who want what he has.

Shazam imageAll Billy wanted to do was to find his mom, but when gifted with extraordinary abilities, he finds himself and his family targeted by evil.

4. Dr. Strange

Dr. Stephen Strange is an accomplished neurosurgeon in New York, and when he ends up in a car crash that ruins his hands, he is devastated. Strange hears about Jonathan Pangborn, a paraplegic, who was somehow able to regain use of his legs, and is directed by Pangborn to Kamar-Taj. At this mysterious location, ancient secrets are revealed to Strange, and he suddenly finds himself involved in a plot that threatens Earth.

Dr. Strange imageDr. Stephen Strange finds it up to him to protect Earth after he is shown the mystic arts by the Ancient One.

3. Howl’s Moving Castle

Sophie is a hatter who is struck with a curse by the Witch of the Waste that transforms her into an old lady. On her journey to break the curse, Sophie stumbles across a scarecrow who leads her to Howl’s moving castle where she begins working as a cleaning lady. As Sophie spends time within the castle and with its strange inhabitants, she learns there is much more to people than meets the eye.

Howl's Moving Castle imageOn a mission to break a curse cast upon her, Sophie befriends a strange wizard and his equally strange companions.

2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Frodo Baggins of the Shire Is entrusted with a mysterious ring from his relative that carries with it a dark secret. Gandalf the Gray, a wandering wizard, realizes this, and instructs Frodo to leave home for his safety and the safety of the Shire. Frodo and his fellow hobbits are set to embark on a journey whose success will determine the fate of Middle Earth.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingFrodo Baggins is sent on a journey to get rid of a ring, which if not destroyed, will bring ruin to Middle Earth.

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

The end is near for Harry and his friends. The dark wizard Voldemort has risen and his evil cohorts have emerged from the shadows and are ready to wreak havoc upon both the wizarding and muggle world. In this last stand, Harry and the remaining good wizards must put everything on the line to protect their world from any further ruin.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 imageHarry Potter and his allies are the last wall of defense protecting the wizarding world from the clutches of the evil wizard Voldemort.

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