Best Magical Movies

We love Harry Potter as much as the next person, but he's not the only magical character the movies have to offer. Kids who can't get enough of spells and sorcery are sure to enjoy this list of favorites.

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Stories of magic based on popular kids' books.
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(Release Year: 2005)
Magical tale with an engaging story and positive messages.
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(Release Year: 2014)
Sweet Dutch adventure story follows kids exploring nature.
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(Release Year: 2011)
A mystical, positive take on girl's coming of age.
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(Release Year: 1998)
Delightful classic brings Arthur legend to life.
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(Release Year: 1963)
Charming animated adventure is magical for little kids.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Breathtaking animation feat -- with some creepy visuals.
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(Release Year: 1940)
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World's coolest nanny celebrates family and fun.
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(Release Year: 1964)
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Even decades later, one of the best family films ever made.
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(Release Year: 1939)
Delightful Disney charmer may be too long for youngest.
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(Release Year: 1971)
Bright, spirited, and edgy version of Willy Wonka.
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(Release Year: 2005)
A classic tale of good vs. evil.
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(Release Year: 1988)
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Mother-daughter switch is fun comedic chaos.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Offbeat dark fantasy gem is intense, sometimes scary.
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(Release Year: 1996)
Boy bibliophile becomes part of fantasy tale.
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(Release Year: 1984)
Book-based family fantasy is magical fun but also scary.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Magic-filled fantasy adventure with a few battle scenes.
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(Release Year: 1988)
Pure, sweet imagination for both kids and adults.
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(Release Year: 1971)
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Classic '80s animated fantasy has some scary moments.
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(Release Year: 1982)
Magical animated adventure is intense but beautiful.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Magnificent movie with scary creatures and a strong heroine.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Touching, beautiful drama about the magic of friendship.
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(Release Year: 2010)
Fantastic, but kids are older, themes are darker.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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Teens chase magical dreams in inspiring documentary.
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(Release Year: 2010)
Colorful prequel is scarier, less magical than the original.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Rollicking Halloween fun for tweens and up.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Delightful, sad father-son story for teens and up.
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(Release Year: 2003)
Fabulous, but also violent and scary.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Rival magicians battle in smart, dark period tale.
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(Release Year: 2006)
Compelling drama takes on big life questions.
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(Release Year: 2008)

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