These 27 Magical Movies Like Harry Potter Will Siriusly Enchant You

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Harry Potter isn’t just the boy who lived – he’s also the boy who enchanted us through his fantastic adventures full of dragons, three-headed dogs, and secret rooms. The Harry Potter movie series officially ended with director David Yates’s second installation of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” in 2011. But years later, Warner Brothers surprised fans with an adaptation of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” which is based on a spinoff prequel to “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” And now, with talks of a TV show in the works, it’s likely we haven’t seen the last of the franchise yet.

While fans might have a soft spot for the series based on their love and nostalgia for books, movies, and characters, many have turned away from the franchise in the wake of transphobia from author J.K. Rowling. Though many of the cast, including Daniel Radcliffe, have spoke out against Rowling’s transphobia, many former Potterheads have found themselves turning to new worlds and stories to find some of the friendship, adventure, and magic they first loved.

Luckily, there are plenty of spellbinding movies out there that’ll captivate you just as much as Harry’s adventures have. Ahead, we rounded up the most enchanting fantasies that film has to offer, from ’90s classics like “Matilda” to dark dramas like Guillermo del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth.” Ahead, these are 27 movies like Harry Potter.

Additional reporting by Lauren Harano

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