10 Movies Provide You The Same Magical And Fictional Sense As "Harry Potter"

Laavanya Hien |May 31, 2019

Ten films provide you with a mystical world and real fantasy with the same magic sense as "Harry Potter."

From the perspectives of most Potterheads, no fantasy movie or literature can beat the much-liked series, Harry Potter. There is no denying that J.K.Rowling, who is the author of this seven-series novel, brought such an incredibly mystical world to readers. Therefore, this magical world still made fans of the book and movies keep looking forward to Hogwarts letters up to now.

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It’s quite unfair to make a comparison between this world-known book and other stories; however, there is still several narratives which can provide you with the same magic sense as Harry Potter can. Check out ten films that will also help you to enter a mystical world and enjoy the real fantasy.

Fantastic Beasts (2016)

Fantastic Beasts films are a fantasy movie directed by David Yates and also the spinoff of Harry Potter. More particularly, produced by writer J.K.Rowling, it’s the prequel film of the series that follows an eccentric “magizoologist” Newt Scamander’s story. Besides following the adventures of Scamander, the film also gives fans a great treat by introducing the little-known story of Albus Dumbledore.

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The Chronicles of Narnia (2005-2010)

Set in a world full of fantasy, mystery, and talking animals, the trilogy describes the adventures of four siblings in the journey of exploring one unassuming wardrobe. Notably, this wardrobe is also the key thing that directs them to penetrate the magical Narnia world. Here, they meet a very handsome prince, a talking lion, friendly fauns, and evil witches.

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Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

Another film that makes us feel like watching magical Harry Potter is Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Through the film, we encounter three well-off Baudelaire siblings. Due to their effort to escape from evil clutches caused by a distant relative named Count Olaf (acted by Jim Carrey). Directed by Brad Silberling, the movies also features Liam Aiken, Jude Law, and Timothy Spall.

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

The 2005 Tim Burton directorial Charlie and the Chocolate Factory features Johnny Depp as an impoverished British boy, whose name is Charlie. After exploring the golden ticket in a candy bar of a quirky chocolatier, he is among five children to be picked out to go on a journey to visit a fantastical and rare Chocolate factory of Willy Wonka.

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The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003)

This trilogy bears a significant resemblance to Harry Potter. In detail, it tells the story about the Middle-earth’s fictional world where Frodo Baggins, a hobbit pits against a sinister named One Ring together with its creators to destroy them.

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A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

A Wrinkle in Time follows the story of a little girl started her journey to find her father owing to the great help of astral travelers. Directed by Ava DuVernay, the film saws the participation of the talented cast including Oprah Winfrey, Storm Reid, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, and Mindy Kaling.

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Matilda (1996)

Matilda provides viewers with a story of one brilliant little girl named Matilda, who is ignored and mistreated by her brother and parents. As portrayed in the movie, she happens to use telekinesis to tackle her older brother as well as her parents as they don’t value education.

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Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (2016)

Like Harry Potter, we can also come across a sense of entering a magical school in the 2016 movie Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children directed by Tim Burton. A character named Jacob can manipulate and see Hollowgasts. Moreover, he also finds out a mystical school where there are children who have special abilities and powers. The climax happens when he begins getting involved in a dangerous mystery.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
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Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Alice In Wonderland focuses on highlighting a nineteen-year-old girl named Alice - the only person who can slay the dragon-like creature named Jabberwocky. Moreover, she has a reunion with Cheshire Cat (Stephen Fry) and Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) to take on Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) to save the world.

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The Hunger Games (2012-2015)

This renowned series pay concentration on portraying teens who made significant attempts to pit against the bad things brought by adults to save their lives. And, one of the most compelling characters is Katniss Everdeen, who is much-known for being the Hunger Games trilogy’s main protagonist. She participated in a televised event named “Hunger Games” of the Panem nation. Here, Everdeen takes on the nation’s children who are obsessed with becoming the sole survivor of the games.

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