'Now You See Me' Isn't On Netflix, But These Magical Thrillers Are Perfect Replacements

The Four Horsemen return to the big screen in Now You See Me 2, also known as Now You See Me: The Second Act. This sequel to the 2010 thriller Now You See Me finds the four main characters thrust into a new heist, and it boasts the exciting cast additions of Daniel Radcliffe and Lizzy Caplan. But if you didn't see the original movie, you might be caught off guard by the preexisting narrative and character dynamics, so it wouldn't hurt to watch Now You See Me before you head theaters to see the sequel. Unfortunately, you might have to get a little creative about finding a way to watch the movie, because Now You See Me isn't on Netflix.

It is worth noting, however, that Now You See Me is available for DVD rental on Netflix. You can also rent or buy the movie on Amazon Video for a low price. But sadly, if you're searching specifically for a free streaming version of Now You See Me, you're out of luck. That being said, there are plenty of other magical movies on Netflix that will quench your thirst for thrilling stories about illusionists and heists. Check out some of these viable options.

1. Next

Nicholas Cage is an L.A. magician — with some special powers — who gets more than he bargained for in this 2007 movie, which also starred Julianne Moore and Jessica Biel.

2. Inside Man

Police struggle to tell apart the good guys from the bad guys in this thriller about a unique bank heist.

3. The Bank Job

Jason Statham stars in this 2008 film based on the 1971 Baker Street robbery.

4. The Hunters

This movie, originally made for the Hallmark Channel, mixes elements of the fantasy and crime thriller genres.

5. The Art Of The Steal

Not to be confused with the 2009 documentary, this comedy revolves around a motley crew of art thieves who all have their own personal agendas.

6. The Do-Over

This zany movie, starring Adam Sandler and David Spade, involves deception, assassins, top-secret information, and all the other makings of a slapstick action film.

7. Stolen

Another Nicholas Cage movie, this one finds the actor as a reformed thief who has to complete one more heist in order to save his daughter, who is being held for ransom.

8. Flypaper

Two different groups of thieves accidentally show up to rob a bank at the same time in this 2011 comedy starring Patrick Dempsey and Ashley Judd.

9. Time Lapse

A group of friends find a machine that spits out photos of the future, but the situation quickly turns from magical to disastrous.

10. Horns

A different kind of magic is at play in Horns, which finds Now You See Me's Radcliffe as a man who wakes up with supernatural powers — and an appetite for revenge— after his girlfriend is murdered.

Hopefully, at least one of these movies will help get you in the mood for Now You See Me 2. Then, if you still want to catch up on the specifics of the Now You See Me series, you can get your hands on the original through Netflix DVD. And that's no trick.

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