Here are five of the best movies ever made about wizards and magic:
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‘Excalibur’ is a 1981 adventure fantasy film directed by John Boorman from the United Kingdom and the United States. There was a total of $34,967,437 in revenue from the film, making it one of the most profitable of the year. Magician Merlin, a guide to King Arthur’s legendary sword Excalibur, tells the story of King Arthur and Merlin’s relationship.
With the great English actor N. Williamson, the character of Merlin was transformed from an iconographic definition of an old man with a long gray beard and a pointed hat into a memorable character with playful childlike speech and behavior which can turn into something dark, threatening and intimidating in seconds.
The movie was shot in Ireland’s historic forests and on areas where the exuberant environment symbolizes the transition from the Dark Ages in the Christian world.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
The sequel to Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” is a continuation of imaginative tales of Middle-fabled earth’s people. Aside from “Fellowship,” “The Two Towers” and “Return of the King” were assigned as dramatic and significant introduction and blossoming into the third portion of the work, “Fellowship of the Ring” (2003).
Because of the director’s heavy burden of introducing and concluding, as well as a combination of intimate situations and intriguing action, “The Two Towers” is widely considered to be the greatest in the series, according to many critics. In the “Fellowship of the Ring,” the story begins where it left off.
Best visual effects and best sound editing were confirmed from six Oscar nominations including best film; three BAFTAs, four Saturn awards (including best fiction film), and a Grammy for the wonderful music of Howard Shore won.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
Having sold more than one million copies in more than 46 languages, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series has become a genuinely global phenomenon that has touched and captured the imaginations of readers across the world.
‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ tells the story of a kid who, on his eleventh birthday, discovers that he is the orphan of two powerful wizards and possesses his own unique magic power, based on JK Rowling’s bestselling children’s books.
Watching the movie again brought back memories and feelings of pleasure from the first time around; first arriving at Hogwarts, meeting friends, Dumbldorova’s wise figure, and the end of a duel between good and bad. From the actors to the costumes and the CGI to the amazing steamy narrative, everything about this film is flawless…
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
To date, it is considered one of the most popular films of all time, having been recorded in 1939. One of the most well-known children’s books, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, was adapted into a film by the same name.
One of the most essential aspects of the film is the revelation of a secret about a wizard. For decades, the film has delighted audiences of all ages. J. Garland leads the cast, which had to wear a corset because she was 17 years old. One of the greatest roles of the golden era of Hollywood belongs to her.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Basic mythological and Christian motifs, such as the battle between good and evil, the triumph of modesty over pride, the attitude of death and immortality, redemption, gentleness and generosity, kindness, resurrection and the willingness to sacrifice and free will are essential to understanding the entire trilogy of “Lord of the Rings.” Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore and Oscar-winning cinematographer A. Lesnie are both equally deserving of credit for the film’s success, which was written by Jacksons regular collaborators Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens.
Epic action adventure fantasy from cowriter and director Peter Jackson based on the latest sequel to John Ronald Reuel Tolkien’s cult trilogy, one of the main titles of the genre fiction, with eleven wins, including best picture and best director, which were tied up with the famous masterpieces; “Ben Hur” by William Wyler and “Titanic” by James Cameron.