12 Magical Films Guaranteed to Make You Forget About Troubles

When troubles fall down on you, don't you want to forget yourself in some magical world where the most incredible things are real and all your unpaid bills or problems at work don't mean a thing?

Bright Side has prepared a list of movies that will guarantee you a couple of hours of peace and harmony.


A girl from a cartoon world falls in love with Prince Charming, upsetting his stepmother a lot. The evil queen uses magic to send the poor girl to modern-day Manhattan, where she has to survive somehow. She does just that - both clumsily and charmingly. An irony over well-worn Disney clichés here with a very kind fairy tale of love.

The Golden Compass

12-year-old Lyra travels to the North Pole to rescue her kidnapped friend. She gets help from northern witches and a huge armored bear, while sinister Mrs. Coulter and her army of monsters stand against the girl. Incredibly beautiful special effects, a great cast, and a breathtaking plot - everything is here.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

In his search for and research of magical beasts, British magizoologist Newt Scamander finds himself in New York. His plans, however, are ruined by a suitcase left unattended and all the beasts that ran from it - and from Newt. This is a must for all Harry Potter fans and those who love a good story.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Jacob often listened to his Grandpa's stories when he was a kid: stories of a home for peculiar children. Among them was a girl who can handle fire in her bare hands and a girl that can fly. When his Grandpa dies, 16-year-old Jacob travels to that home and finds all its dwellers himself. An interesting story set in a beautiful and mysterious world.


When Casey finds herself in possession of a mysterious object that opens the entrance to a parallel universe, she turns to cynical genius inventor Frank for help. The girl must uncover the secrets of this strange place that is outside our reality and is known as Tomorrowland, and she must also convince Frank to return to the place he was banished from before. A great cast and nontrivial plot are waiting for you.

Beautiful Creatures

Lena lives in a small town. She's been trying her whole life to get control over her power and the curse that has been haunting her family for generations. At the same time, young Ethan falls madly in love with her and attempts to uncover the secret of the mysterious link that suddenly appeared between them. A mystical movie with an exciting plotline.

Oz the Great and Powerful

When circus magician Oscar Diggs is taken by a hurricane from dusty Kansas to the magical land of Oz, the shifty character thinks he's finally got lucky and that his tricks will easily win him wealth and glory. A movie full of mischief, bright colors, and memorable characters.


When an ancient prophecy comes true and their kingdom is befallen by eternal winter, three fearless heroes - Princess Anna, brave Kristoff, and his loyal deer Sven - venture to the mountains to find Anna's sister, Elsa, who can lift the freezing curse. A charming magical cartoon with characters so cute you can't help but fall in love with them.

Winter's Tale

Peter is a thief, and beautiful Beverly loves him. Their love, however, is doomed: Beverly is dying of an incurable disease, while Peter is wanted dead by his former mentor, demon Pearly Soames. Peter tries his best to cure his true love - even through the ages and against all the forces of evil. A romantic fairy tale of love, dreams, justice, and hope that is definitely worth your time.

The Adventures of Tintin

The protagonist is young newspaper reporter Tintin. Thanks to his job, he travels the whole world and takes part in wondrous adventures. This amazing cartoon by Steven Spielberg teaches us to see the world with excited eyes, for there are so many wonders around! Awesome graphics and a breathtaking journey await.

Les Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec

It's 1912, and fearless novelist Adèle is ready for anything to achieve her goals, even if it means she has to travel to Egypt and face mummies of all shapes and sizes. At the same time, a pterosaur egg hatches in the Museum of Natural History in Paris, and the hatchling beast begins terrorizing the city. Luc Besson created another dashing adventure that will amaze any kid - even one who's well over 20.

Doctor Strange

A terrible car accident puts an end to Dr. Strange's successful career as a neurosurgeon. Frustrated and lost, he travels in search of a cure, all of a sudden finding in himself incredible abilities to control space and time. Actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, and Mads Mikkelsen are three good reasons to watch this unusual comic book adaptation.

Preview photo credit Walt Disney Pictures
Based on materials from IMDb
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