FILMCLUB Announce a Magical List Of Films For Life After Harry Potter
The saga may be over, but there's plenty more mystical films for you to enjoy...
The eighth and last ever Harry Potter film - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two – broke all sorts of box-office records when it was released last weekend with thousands flocking to see the epic final chapter in the series.
But film fans who wish to continue their magical, mythical and slightly supernatural film journeys after bidding Harry and friends farewell can check out plenty more movie magic in education charity FILMCLUB’s catalogue on www.filmclub.org, including a shortlist of other spellbinding films - expect sorcery, adventure and the climax of battles of good verse evil in a special movie magic film season!
1. The Prestige (2006, 12): Ingenious, twisty and atmospheric thriller about two Victorian magicians that will have you scratching your head long after the credits roll.
2. The Sword In The Stone (1963, U): The legend of King Arthur gets the Disney treatment in this lively animated adventure.
3. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989, U): Japanese animation about a 13-year-old witch-in-training, who as part of her calling has to spend a year living away from her mother in a new town.
4. The Witches (1989, PG): A brilliantly creepy adaptation of the popular Roald Dahl book about a 9-year-old orphan who has a run in with some witches during a holiday with his grandmother.
5. The Craft (1996, 15): Supernatural flick following a girl gang of witches at high school in 1990s Los Angeles.
6. Bell, Book and Candle (1958, U): Romantic comedy following artist and erstwhile witch Gillian, whose jealousy and love of a mortal threatens her magical powers.
7. I Married A Witch (1942, U): Romantic comedy following two doomed Salem-era witches returning to torment the descendants of their persecutors, only to mix up the wrong potion!
8. The Black Cat (1934, 15): Loosely plotted but very atmospheric film that pits two of the greats of horror movies - Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi - against one another.
9. Hocus Pocus (1993, PG): A Halloween-themed comedy that sees star singer Bette Midler playing the head of a calamitous group of evil witches.
10. Fantasia (1940, U): A magical journey through sound and vision, Disney's classic Fantasia consists of eight pieces of classical music, each set to its own piece of animation.
FILMCLUB believes watching a range of films – especially with your friends – is a great way to experience films. Harry Potter’s Draco Malfoy, actor Tom Felton, agrees, saying:
“I think FILMCLUB and getting kids into films is a great idea but the idea of getting them into films as a group is even better. I’m actually quite a lonely goer to the cinema, I go quite often by myself but nothing beats going with a group of people.
"Even if people disagree with what you think of the film its kind of good. You kind of learn who you are by going to films with different people really. I think it’s a great way to interact with other kids and see what’s out there.”
And Jason Isaacs, who played his dad Lucius Malfoy in the series advised viewers:
“Keep choosing films that you haven't heard of, that’s my advice! I think FILMCLUB’s amazing. I’m always impressed by the films that people choose and review, and don’t just look at the things coming out. Keep going back in time because there were great films made.”
Looking for more top film recommendations?
Check out www.filmclub.org to browse thousands more film recommendations by themes, seasons, age groups and more, for free!
And if you want to set up a film club in your school, visit www.filmclub.org/register for more information.