The movie that immediately comes to mind when the word “wizard” pops into mind is definitely Harry Potter. After all, Harry Potter is one of the most iconic films of all time. Did you know that movies about wizards don’t just tell stories like Harry Potter? There are still many other films about wizards with completely different stories. For those who like mystical things, especially witches, here are 10 latest movies about sorcerers that you might like.
10 Movies About Sorcerers
1. Fantastic Beast (2016)
Genres: adventure, family, fantasy
Director: David Yates
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol
Production Companies: Heyday Films, Warner Bros.
If you still don’t feel like you’ve had enough of Harry Potter’s adventures, you can continue watching Fantastic Beasts. This film is also an adaptation of the novel by the famous novelist J.K. Rowling.
Fantastic Beasts is basically a sequel to Harry Potter. It is set in the wizarding world years before Harry’s birth. Until now, Fantastic Beasts has released two film series, namely Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of the Grindelwald.
2. Into The Woods (2015)
Genre: adventure, comedy, and drama
Director: Rob Marshall
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine
Production Companies: Lucamar Productions, Marc Platt Productions, Moving Pictures Company
Next one is Into the Woods. This is a film based on several familiar children’s fairy tales that we have often heard. However, it is quite different from Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters in that Into the Woods does not feature action scenes but instead tells the story accompanied by various musicals, which are quite entertaining. In addition, this film also has an element of adventure that will make you quite curious about what will happen next.
The storyline of Into the Woods begins with the struggle of a baker’s husband and wife who are trying to escape the witch’s curse. Their efforts will drag you into various exciting adventures that one by one involve various other fairy tale characters, such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Magic Beans, and Rapunzel.
The bakers’ husband and wife’s involvement with various fairy-tale characters stems from their desire to have children. For that, they have to look for various items with magical powers for the witch. When the witch’s demand is fulfilled, she will release her curse on the baker’s family.
Curious how several fairy tales can be packaged into one story? Into the Woods will not make you regret watching it.
3. The Witch (2015)
Genre: drama, horror, mystery
Director: Robert Eggers
Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie
Production Companies: Parts and Labor, RT Features, Rooks Nest Entertainment
The third movie about sorcerers is The Witch. The Witch tells of a family divided by witchcraft and black magic. Set in England in 1630, husband and wife, Catherine and William, tries to live as devout Christians after they are expelled from the Puritan settlement.
However, their lives begin to be disrupted when their newborn child mysteriously disappears and their crops also fail. Various strange events continue to haunt this family.
The Witch is a living portrait of a family trying to repent of their sins, which made them the prey of an unimaginable evil.
4. The Last Witch Hunter (2015)
Genres: action, adventure, fantasy
Director: Breck Eisner
Cast: Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, and Elijah Wood
Production Companies: Summit Entertainment, TIK Films, Mark Canton Productions
Next movie about sorcerers we got is The last Witch Hunter. Kaulder is a person who is cursed to live forever. He later became a witch hunter with his group. Event after event has been passed by him until finally placing him between the two sides: humanity or the army of the most terrible witches. Kaulder’s Hunts presents a tension that is different from what we get from action films.
Vin Diesel plays the character Kaulder, a person who is immortal but has lost part of his memory. On the hunt, he must dig up his forgotten memory. This fantasy genre film presents quite a lot of adventures done by Kaulder and Dolan 37, played by Elijah Wood.
5. Movies about Sorcerers : Maleficent (2014)
Genres: action, adventure, and family
Director: Robert Stromberg
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, and Sharlto Copley
Production Companies: Jolie-Pas, Roth Films, Walt Disney Pictures
A fantasy film that tells about Maleficent’s revenge after she was betrayed by the person she trusted the most. Before being betrayed, Maleficent actually had a very good heart. However, because of the betrayal incident, Maleficent turned very vengeful.
Maleficent’s revenge finally made her curse the daughter of the king who had betrayed her, Aurora. But as Aurora grew, Maleficent realized that Aurora was the key to ending the conflict between kingdoms and might also be the reason for Maleficent to reopen her heart.
6. Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
Genres: fantasy, adventure
Director: Sam Raimi
Cast: James Franco, Mila Kunis, and Rachel Weisz
Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures, Roth Films
Oz the Great and Powerful tells the story of a magician named Oscar from Kansas who is frustrated with his life. He found himself one day in the magical country of Oz. He is soon called the person in the prophecy who will become king.
Not only he becomes a king, but he also destined to save Oz from the evil wizards. However, three witches named Theodora, Evanora, and Glinda doubt his powers and do not believe that Oscar is the one who will save Oz.
Various problems that occur in Oz finally require Oscar to find out who is good and who is evil before it’s too late. Oscar’s magic illusion game and his character changes will keep you entertained with this film.
7. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
Genres: action, fantasy, horror.
Director: Tommy Wirkola
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, and Peter Stormare
Production Companies: Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), and MTV Films
The film is based on a children’s fairy tale with the same title. This film tells the story of a brother and sister. But in this film, Hansel and Gretel, who managed to be free from witches, grow to become witch hunters.
This film is very different from the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale written for young readers. Because Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters presents various action scenes and bloody murders,
The story gets more tense when Hansel and Gretel have to save the children who will be used as offerings by the witches. They have to save the children’s lives so they don’t become victims of the witches before the moon turns completely red (the Blood Moon).
8. Stardust (2007)
Genres: Fantasy, Romantic
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Cast: Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller
Production Company: Marv Films
Tristan (Charlie Cox) is a bumbling country boy. He lives in a village surrounded by a large fortress called The Wall. In the village, Tristan falls in love with Victoria (Sienna Miller), who already has a lover. To prove his love, Tristan promises to bring a fallen star that he saw with Victoria before.
The search for the shooting star was not Tristan himself. Many are after the fallen star to increase power in the kingdom, using the fallen star as a magical power, etc. Tristan was abysmal when he found out that the fallen star’s form was actually a beautiful girl called Yvaine. Tristan’s mission turns into protecting Yvaine.
9. Movies about Sorcerers : The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson
Production Companies: Touchstone Pictures, Warner Bros., Newmarket Productions
If you have watched the film The Greatest Showman, do you know who the main actor is? Yes, he is Hugh Jackman. But you know, long before that, Hugh Jackman also played in a film that was almost as similar to The Greatest Showman.
Both are about the world of entertainment, but the difference is that in the film The Prestige, Hugh Jackman plays a magician, Robert Angier. Robert Angier, his wife, Julia, and friend, Alfred Borden, are partners in performing magic.
However, everything changed when an incident killed Julia, causing Robert and Alfred to blame each other for the incident. The dispute ends in unhealthy competition between Robert and Alfred to see who is the greatest.
10. Movies about Sorcerers : Nanny McPhee (2005)
Genre: drama, comedy
Director: Kirk Jones
Cast: Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, and Angela Lansbury
Production Company: StudioCanal
The last movie about sorcerers is Nanny McPhee. A wealthy widower named Cedric Brown (Colin Firth) hires Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) to help take care of his seven extraordinarily chaotic children, who are fond of making other nannies run away because they can’t stand their bad behavior. Nanny McPhee has a different stature from general nannies. She likes to wear a long black dress, has a long cane, and her eyes seem to be on fire, plus she has warts on her face. Her body is fat and looks strange.
It turns out that Nanny McPhee is a witch. Thanks to the power of magic, Cedric’s children were silent and obeyed. Oddly, though it was scary, Cedric’s children felt comfortable with Nanny McPhee. Once upon a time, Cedric went bankrupt, and his aunt bequeathed everything to him on the condition that he find a companion within 30 days. Certainly Nanny McPhee wasn’t just a help for her kids; it was a help for Cedric as well.