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1. Coraline (2009)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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80 Metascore

An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Jennifer Saunders

Votes: 156,581 | Gross: $75.28M

2. Water for Elephants (2011)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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52 Metascore

Set in the 1930s, a former veterinary student takes a job in a traveling circus and falls in love with the ringmaster's wife.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, Paul Schneider

Votes: 98,643 | Gross: $58.70M

3. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.

Director: Stephen Chiodo | Stars: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, John Vernon

Votes: 24,543

4. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

Not Rated | 152 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.7
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The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer are told against a background of circus spectacle.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: James Stewart, Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde

Votes: 10,086 | Gross: $36.00M

5. Mirrormask (2005)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Fantasy

6.9
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55 Metascore

In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a 15-year old girl must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get home.

Director: Dave McKean | Stars: Stephanie Leonidas, Jason Barry, Rob Brydon, Gina McKee

Votes: 20,763 | Gross: $0.86M

6. The Circus (1928)

Unrated | 72 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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The Tramp finds work and the girl of his dreams at a circus.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Merna Kennedy, Al Ernest Garcia, Harry Crocker

Votes: 19,650

7. Les ogres (2015)

142 min | Drama

7.1
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They go from town to town, a big top on their backs, their show over their shoulder. They bring dreams and disorder to our lives. They are ogres, giants. They've devoured the theater and ... See full summary »

Director: Léa Fehner | Stars: François Fehner, Marion Bouvarel, Marc Barbé, Adèle Haenel

Votes: 335

8. Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962)

G | 123 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.3
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A debt-ridden circus is saved by a well-meaning but inept publicity man.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Doris Day, Jimmy Durante, Stephen Boyd, Martha Raye

Votes: 1,046

9. Yoyo (1965)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.6
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A man has everything: dozens of servants, a palace, vast woods, gardens, a lake, mechanical toys, private entertainment troupes of musicians and dancers. He has it all - but love. When ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Étaix | Stars: Pierre Étaix, Claudine Auger, Philippe Dionnet, Luce Klein

Votes: 944

10. Coulrophobia (III) (2016)

85 min | Horror

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An on-the-run twisted family of circus performers live in the remote Scottish highlands, miles away from civilisation. When a team of kick ass Roller Derby girls go camping just a bit too close to them all hell breaks loose.

Director: Warren Speed | Stars: Pete Bennett, Daniella D'Ville, Roxy Bordeaux, Warren Speed

11. The Circus Queen Murder (1933)

63 min | Mystery, Romance

6.3
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Suave, lip-reading DA Thatcher Colt plans to get away from the big city for a while. So he and his secretary, Miss Kelly hop on a train for an Upstate NY town called Gilead. They expect a ... See full summary »

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Donald Cook, Greta Nissen, Ruthelma Stevens

Votes: 220

12. Career Girl (1960)

61 min | Drama

5.7
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Young attractive blonde arrives in Hollywood looking for a career in the movies.

Director: Harold David | Stars: June Wilkinson, Charles Keane, Lisa Barrie, Joseph Sullivan

Votes: 9

13. Jinx (1919)

Passed | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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The circus comes to town, and the town's orphans are treated to a day at the circus. The circus troupe's 'Jinx' girl causes so many problems for the performers and performances that, to ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Mabel Normand, Florence Carpenter, Ogden Crane, Cullen Landis

14. Mud, Sweat and Cheers: The Glastonbury Play (2003 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Theatre Director Keith Allen takes Zoe Lewis's play on legendary music festival Glastonbury, on tour in a circus big top for a roller coaster ride around the UK with friends Damien Hirst, Kieron O'Brien and Chris Coghill.

Directors: Keith Allen, Stephen Malit | Stars: Keith Allen, Paul Broughton, Chris Coghill, Bronwen Davies

15. Sensation im Wintergarten (1929)

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The son of a Countess runs away to join the circus and becomes a great trapeze artist. He returns years later and falls in love with a young woman.

Directors: Joe May, Gennaro Righelli | Stars: Gaston Jacquet, Adolphe Engers, Alexandra Nalder, Alphons Schünemann

16. Christine of the Big Tops (1926)

Passed | 65 min | Drama, Romance

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When her circus-performer parents die in an accident, Christine, a young girl, is raised by other circus-performers, including Hagan, a balloon-vender, and Pete Barman as her guardians. ... See full summary »

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Pauline Garon, Cullen Landis, Otto Matieson, Robert Graves

17. What's Sweepin' (1953)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.7
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Woody is a city street sweeper and hates his job. After being abused by policeman Wally Walrus, he decides to quit and disguises himself as a policeman, kicking the rubbish can away which ... See full summary »

Director: Don Patterson | Stars: Dal McKennon, Grace Stafford

Votes: 38

18. Hearts and Spangles (1926)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Drama, Romance

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Steve Carris, a medical student, is expelled from college, disowned by his father and joins a circus. He makes friends with Peg Palmer, and makes an enemy of Barclay, who has a yen for Peg ... See full summary »

Director: Frank O'Connor | Stars: Wanda Hawley, Robert Gordon, Barbara Tennant, Eric Mayne

19. Vesely Cirkus (1951)

11 min | Animation, Short

6.6
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Director: Jirí Trnka

Votes: 39

20. Fei tian nu lang (1967)

Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Director: Kô Nakahira | Stars: Yin Fang, Hua Yueh, Lieh Lo, Hsiao-Yin Wang

Votes: 6

21. Wilde's Domain (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 73 min | Drama

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The epic saga of a great Australian entertainment family. Their domain stretches from the excitement of the circus, the thrill of the theatre and the dangers of the wild animal parks to the politics of the boardroom jungle.

Director: Charles 'Bud' Tingwell | Stars: Allen Bickford, Geoffrey Brown, Ken Brown, Stuart Campbell

22. Un cirque passe (1950)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Family

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Directors: Jacques Letellier, Jean-François Méhu | Stars: Achille Zavatta, Serge Reggiani, Les Artistes et Ouvriers du Chapiteau du Cirque Zavatta, Romuald

23. Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969–1970)
Episode: Bedlam in the Big Top (1969)

TV-G | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.2
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A ghost clown is haunting Mr. Blackstone's circus, and all the acts are quitting. It's up to the kids to stop the clown and find out if he's really a ghost.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: Nicole Jaffe, Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Vic Perrin

Votes: 158