The Harry Potter film series is arguably the best sorcery-based movie franchise ever. Even ten years after the release of the last movie in the series, there is still a sizable fan base for the Harry Potter series. Here is a list of movies like Harry Potter that will make you feel as though you are back in the Hogwarts wizarding world as you did while reading J. K. Rowling’s renowned fantasy series. Look them up below.
1. Teen Witch (1989)
Director- Dorian Walker
Psychic Madame Serena informs high school geek Louise Miller that she gets endow with magical skills that will manifest on her 16th birthday. The youngster exploits her newfound abilities to achieve her lifelong goal of fame when the prophecy comes true. The little witch puts Brad Powell under her spell after taking revenge on some bullies. Louise quickly discovers, however, that achieving your goals isn’t always easy.
2. The Craft (1996)
Director- Andrew Fleming
Sarah discovers that a group of three aspiring witches who are looking for a fourth person to participate in their rituals. On that is drawn to her telekinetic ability when she transfers to a Los Angeles high school. Like Sarah herself, Bonnie, Rochelle, and Nancy all come from problematic backgrounds, which when paired with their developing skills has disastrous results. The girls get power-craze when a minor spell results in a classmate losing her hair.
3. Escape To Witch Mountain (1975)
Director- John Hough
The young siblings, aged ten-year-old Tia and twelve-year-old Tony, are endow with peculiar psychokinetic abilities and discover themselves at an orphanage while suffering from amnesia. Aristotle Bolt, a rapacious millionaire, will soon become aware of Tia and Tony’s amazing abilities as he plans to exploit them by seizing control of their unique abilities. Now that the teenagers are in the megalomaniac’s grasp, Jason O’Day, a sceptic camper, and a weird, abandoned location are their last chances for escape.
4. Matilda (1996)
Director- Danny DeVito
Matilda Wormwood, a sweet and intelligent youngster who is unique in her family, is a child of extraordinary intelligence. She is misunderstood by everyone and ignored at home, so she retreats into a world of books. Hence, developing her skills and pushing her mind to the point where she gains telekinetic abilities. Matilda needs all the assistance she can get after being assigned to Crunchem Hall Elementary School, where Miss Agatha Trunchbull, a ruthless, intimidating headmistress, is in charge. But amidst the gloom, Matilda encounters a lone beacon of hope in her kindhearted first-grade teacher, Miss Jennifer Honey, who acknowledges her extraordinary abilities, including one extremely special skill that enables her to confront the evil grownups in her world.
5. The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)
Director- Eli Roth
To live with his uncle Jonathan Barnavelt, Lewis Barnavelt, an orphan, moves to Michigan in 1955. He quickly finds out that Florence Zimmerman, his best friend, is a witch and that his uncle is a warlock. There is only one rule in the house, according to Jonathan, who agrees to teach Lewis witchcrafts: the boy is not permitted to open a cabinet. Tarby Corrigan, Lewis’ friend, is the only boy who notices him at school because he is an outsider. A necromancy book is found inside the boy’s cabinet as he decides to invite Tarby to come over. The tomb of Isaac Izard, a great magician who seeks to wipe out humanity, is where Lewis and Tarby decide to raise the dead when they visit the cemetery.
6. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010)
Director- Jon Turteltaub
The Merlin apprentice Maxim Horvath betrays his master in 740 A.D. in Britain by joining forces with the evil Morgana le Fay. The evil is ultimately vanquish by Merlin’s other two students, Balthazar Blake and Veronica, and Horvath gets capture in a magical container by Balthazar. While Veronica combines with Morgana, trapping both of them in another recipient. Balthazar searches for the Prime Merlian—the only sorcerer with the power to kill Morgana—using a dragon ring throughout the ages, but is finally successful in finding him in the present, in Manhattan. Balthazar teaches magic to Dave Stutler, a clumsy nerd who is chosen by a magic dragon ring. But Becky Barnes is the sorcerer’s apprentice’s true love, and he doubts whether he is the rightful heir. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is an absolute must-see for Harry Potter enthusiasts and it is one of the movies like Harry Potter.
7. Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (2007)
Director- Zach Helm
The Wonder Emporium’s toys and walls are permeable to magic. But when Mr. Magorium, the 243-year-old owner of the shop, chooses to hand over the reins to his manager Molly Mahoney, the Emporium experiences mysterious alterations. If Molly and Henry, an accountant, are going to bring the now-quiet toys back to life, they must find the magic within themselves.
8. The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)
Director- Joe Carnish
After removing King Arthur’s fabled Excalibur from the stone, Alex, a 12-year-old child struggling to get through school, has a chance brush with destiny. It’s a race against time to save modern-day England as Alex unknowingly puts himself in danger after being a target by Arthur’s villainous half-sister Morgana. Alex gets her support by improbable allies and legendary pals, though. No going back at this point.
9. Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
Director- Robert Stevenson
Three Cockney orphans are taken to live with Miss Eglantine Price, a witch apprentice, in the English village of Pepperinge Eye in August 1940. When she receives a letter from the Correspondence College of Witchcraft in London, she and the kids use a magical bedknob to fly on her late father’s brass bed to London where they meet Professor Emelius Browne, the headmaster of the now-defunct institution. Miss Price discovers a portion of “The Spells of Astoroth,” a book, at the abandoned estate where he is staying. For the other part, they visit the “Isle of Naboombu,” a fictional animal island, and deal with the dubious “Bookman” figure.
10. Seventh Son (2014)
Director- Sergei Bodrov
Mother Malkin, the evil, all-powerful queen of witches, escapes from the harsh, dark prison that Master Gregory, the fearless warrior, had set there for her to rot, stronger than ever. The evil sorceress is currently plotting her retaliation as the blood moon approaches, and as the last survivor of the supernatural warriors searches for a successor to take up the mantle, a new apprentice appears in the form of Tom Ward, the seventh son of a seventh son. But humanity’s future is becoming more and more precarious.