best magician specials on netflix - david blaine

Not many entertainers manage to capture the attention of audiences the way a magician can. They can take a crowd on a rollercoaster of emotion with tricks and illusions that’ll leave them asking the question – “How’d they do that?”

If you’re a fan are hoping to find something great to watch, Netflix has a small but growing catalog of magician specials and docu-series, and it has started investing in original programming as well. Here is a roundup of some of the best magician specials on Netflix right now.

Best Magician specials on Netflix:

  1. Death by Magic
  2. Magic for Humans
  3. Magic for Humans: Spain

Editor’s note: There are only three specials on Netflix right now. We will continue to update this list as more magician specials on Netflix are available.


1. Death by Magic

Death by Magic on Netflix - best magician specials

Death by Magic follows magician Drummond Money-Coutts, aka DMC, around the world as he attempts to re-work and perform dangerous stunts, many of which proved to be fatal to others.

While these dramatic stunts are the main draw of this eight-part series, episodes are interspersed with moments of levity and some excellent street magic as well. This part magic show and part travelogue is packed with action and drama — it’s a must-watch for those curious about the more dangerous aspects of magic.


2. Magic for Humans

Magic for humans - best Netflix magic specials

Magic for Humans features Justin Willman, a comedian and magician, who goes around the streets of L.A. performing a variety of magic tricks and illusions. It starts strong but not every trick is great and the show has its share of ups and downs. Still, it’s a pretty quick binge and there are three seasons to go through.


3. Magic for Humans: Spain

Magic for Humans: Spain, as the name suggests, is the Spanish adaptation of the popular Netflix magician special. It follows magician Antonio Diaz around Barcelona. It’s in a similar vein to the original series and watching these types of magic tricks and illusions is a lot of fun.


That’s it for our look at the best magic shows on Netflix. Looking for more recommendations? Check the list below.