This list includes 10+ movies that will bring you back to the wizarding world of Hogwarts while you wait for the next Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts 3, to come out. In each film, there is a distinct magical world and a strong relationship that make Harry Potter a lasting franchise.
Suppose Harry had not been able to defeat Voldemort in Deathly Hallows: Part 2? What would have happened? What if the troops of the Dark Lord had gained control of the world? Abigail, a Russian feature film, provides some evidence to support this hypothesis.
Abigail (Tinatin Dalakishvili) lives in a post-apocalyptic world where the forces of the evil reign and Abigail (Tinatin Dalakishvili) strives to keep her identity a secret.
As a result of the dark wizards’ purge of all Magi (other than their own), the muggles now live under an oppressive regime. When Abigail learns she possesses magical abilities, the tyrannical government sets out to capture her and eliminate any challenge to their totalitarian rule. This is a must-see for Harry Potter lovers who are curious in what would have happened if…
There were many people who were impressed by how well the film version of Roald Dahl’s 1988 novel Matilda adhered to the book’s original plot and characters. A little girl named Matilda (played by Mara Wilson) who is very bright and well-educated for her age, but who is repeatedly abused by her family is the focus of this Danny DeVito directorial debut.
It all goes downhill from there when she’s admitted to a primary school whose principal is the exact opposite of Harry Potter’s Dumbledore in terms of personality. Because of her outstanding brain, Miss Honey (Embeth Davidtz) falls in love with her as well as Miss McGonagall (Jennifer Connelly).
Matilda quickly learns that she possesses hidden psychokinetic abilities that don’t always come to fruition when she wants them to. By the end of the film, she has mastered her newfound abilities and is able to assist her family rebuild.
Upside-Down Magic (2020)
Disney Channel Original Movie Upside-Down Magic is a magical story for youngsters that brilliantly combines the significance of good company via imagination.
Izabela Rose and Siena Agudong star as two teenage best friends who learn they have magical abilities in the film. The Sage Academy, a prominent magic school like Hogwarts, accepts them as students. Each student is assigned a mentor and mentored by an instructor to help guide them through the process of discovering and cultivating their unique talents.
Spell-books containing knowledge on a malevolent magic known as Shadow Magic are the film’s major adversary. Harry Potter’s Horcruxes have a similar impact. To watch how the story progresses, whether there are any follow-ups, and if the viewer is left with a You Know Who at the conclusion is exciting.
Doctor Strange (2016)
Doctor Strange, from Marvel Studios, stars Benedict Cumberbatch as a super-intelligent adult version of Harry Potter. Like our favorite sorcery films, this one has a hidden site where wizards are trained, a gifted student who goes on the lam, and an all-powerful professor killed while protecting their pupil.
It also has a main character who makes fantastic friends who back him in his mission to rescue the world. Sorcerer-in-waiting Benedict Cumberbatch’s Benedict Cumberbatch is steadily taking over Harry Potter as the world’s new favorite sorcerer.
Seventh Son (2014)
One more novel-based conflict between good and evil, Seventh Son is based on mythology from both the United States and Europe. Adapted on Joseph Delaney’s 2004 novel The Spook’s Apprentice, it centers on Thomas Ward (Ben Barnes), a teenager born with unique abilities because he is the seventh son of a seventh son.
Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges), a ‘Spook’ (a witch hunter), discovers him and must train him in a week to combat the terrible Mother Malkin, a formidable witch (Julianne Moore). Thomas, like Harry in the Harry Potter novels, has to control his emotions while simultaneously aiding his master in his fight against the impending evil.
‘Vampire Academy’ (2014)
What’s the point of this? You might appreciate Vampire Academy if you’re a Hogwarts fanatic. It introduces viewers to a mystical safe-haven for vampires. As a half-vampire, half-human, Rose Hathaway (Deutch) is a student at Vladimir’s Academy (a secret boarding school for vampires), the film’s protagonist.
‘The Golden Compass’ (2007)
What’s the point of this? It’s an alternate dimension where the souls of people manifest as creatures called “daemons,” and an orphan named Lyra Belacqua goes out to save a group of young children from the enigmatic Gobblers.
‘The Hunger Games’ Trilogy (2012-2015)
What’s the point of this? You certainly don’t think of Harry Potter when you hear “The Hunger Games,” yet there are some similarities between the two protagonists. There are many people who see Katniss Everdeen as a symbol of hope in The Hunger Games, even though her motivations are much different from Harry’s. The tension, vivid characters, and engaging tale will keep you riveted.
What’s the point of this? Meet Eragon, Hagrid’s little brother! (Speleers). When a little kid discovers a dragon egg in Alagaesia, he becomes inseparable with the beast as he nurtures it. Galbatorix’s ruthless and strong monarch, Galbatorix, is Eragon’s last hope of freeing his nation from Galbatorix (Malkovich).
‘The Hobbit’ Films (2012-2014)
What’s the point of this? As prequels to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, these movies present inspiring stories of valor based on Tolkien’s work. Smaug, a dragon, has taken control of the Lonely Mountain, which is six decades before to the events of LOTR’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy.