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.
On DVD/Streaming
(2005)
 
Magical tale with an engaging story and positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
 
Sweet Dutch adventure story follows kids exploring nature.
On DVD/Streaming
(2011)
 
A mystical, positive take on girl's coming of age.
On DVD/Streaming
(2003)
 
Delightful classic brings Arthur legend to life.
On DVD/Streaming
(2008)
 
Charming animated adventure is magical for little kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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Breathtaking animation feat -- with some creepy visuals.
On DVD/Streaming
(2000)
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World's coolest nanny celebrates family and fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(2004)
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Even decades later, one of the best family films ever made.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
 
Delightful Disney charmer may be too long for youngest.
On DVD/Streaming
(2001)
 
Bright, spirited, and edgy version of Willy Wonka.
On DVD/Streaming
(2005)
 
A classic tale of good vs. evil.
On DVD/Streaming
(1999)
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Mother-daughter switch is fun comedic chaos.
On DVD/Streaming
(2003)
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Offbeat dark fantasy gem is intense, sometimes scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(2005)
 
Boy bibliophile becomes part of fantasy tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(2004)
 
Book-based family fantasy is magical fun but also scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(2008)
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Magic-filled fantasy adventure with a few battle scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(2001)
 
Pure, sweet imagination for both kids and adults.
On DVD/Streaming
(2001)
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Classic '80s animated fantasy has some scary moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
 
Magical animated adventure is intense but beautiful.
On DVD/Streaming
(2010)
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Magnificent movie with scary creatures and a strong heroine.
On DVD/Streaming
(2003)
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Touching, beautiful drama about the magic of friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(2011)
 
Fantastic, but kids are older, themes are darker.
On DVD/Streaming
(2004)
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Teens chase magical dreams in inspiring documentary.
On DVD/Streaming
(2011)
 
Colorful prequel is scarier, less magical than the original.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
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Rollicking Halloween fun for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(2002)
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Delightful, sad father-son story for teens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(2004)
 
Fabulous, but also violent and scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(2002)
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Rival magicians battle in smart, dark period tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(2007)
 
Compelling drama takes on big life questions.
On DVD/Streaming
(2009)

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