With "Oz the Great and Powerful" conjuring up tons of money at the box office and "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" opening Friday, this is a great time for magic at the movies.

Since the dawn of cinema, movies and magic have gone hand in hand. One of film's most important pioneers, Georges Melies, was even a stage illusionist before discovering motion pictures. And the profession of magician has been a focus for great movies ever since by the likes of Christopher Nolan, Ingmar Bergman, Jacques Tati, and Sir Richard Attenborough.

We've selected 14 of our favorite magic-makers in film below.

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