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28 Movies Like Harry Potter

These 28 Magical Movies Like Harry Potter Will Siriusly Enchant You

28 Movies Like Harry Potter
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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 Bros. surprised fans with an adaptation of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," based on a spinoff prequel to "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone". And now, with 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 spoken out against Rowling's transphobia, 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 have 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 28 movies like Harry Potter.

Additional reporting by Lauren Haran

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