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1. Big Fish (2003)

PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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58 Metascore

A son tries to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories and myths he told about his life.

Writers: Daniel Wallace, John August | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange

2. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

PG-13 | 123 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

6.9
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65 Metascore

A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.

Writers: Terry Gilliam, Charles McKeown | Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Lily Cole, Heath Ledger, Andrew Garfield

3. Carnivàle (2003–2005)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.6
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During the Great Depression, an Oklahoma farm boy and a charismatic minister learn that they are key players in a proxy war being fought between Heaven and Hell.

Creator: Daniel Knauf | Stars: Michael J. Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau, Clancy Brown, Debra Christofferson

4. Adventureland (2009)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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76 Metascore

In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.

Writer: Greg Mottola | Director: Greg Mottola | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Kelsey Ford

5. Johnny Got His Gun (1971)

R | 111 min | Drama, War

7.9
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Joe, a young American soldier, is hit by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed in a fate worse than death --- a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, ... See full summary »

Writer: Dalton Trumbo | Director: Dalton Trumbo | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Kathy Fields, Marsha Hunt, Jason Robards

6. Carousel (1956)

Approved | 128 min | Drama, Musical

6.9
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Billy Bigelow has been dead for fifteen years, and now outside the pearly gates, he long waived his right to go back to Earth for a day. But he has heard that there is a problem with his ... See full summary »

Writers: Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron, Oscar Hammerstein II, Ferenc Molnár, Benjamin Glazer | Director: Henry King | Stars: Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell, Barbara Ruick

7. The Funhouse (1981)

R | 96 min | Horror

5.9
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Four teenage friends spend the night in a carnival funhouse and are stalked by a deformed man in a Frankenstein mask.

Writer: Lawrence Block | Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Elizabeth Berridge, Shawn Carson, Jeanne Austin, Jack McDermott

8. The Circus (1928)

Unrated | 71 min | Comedy, Romance

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

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

9. Sssssss (1973)

PG | 99 min | Horror

5.3
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David, a college student, is looking for a job. He is hired by Dr. Stoner as a lab assistant for his research and experiments on snakes. David also begins to fall for Stoner's young ... See full summary »

Writers: Hal Dresner, Daniel C. Striepeke | Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Strother Martin, Dirk Benedict, Heather Menzies-Urich, Richard B. Shull

10. Torture Garden (1967)

Approved | 93 min | Horror

6.2
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A special sideshow torture exhibit has the power, according to showman Dr. Diablo, to warn people of evil in their futures. Ore by one, skeptical customers stand before the Fate Atropos to ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Bloch | Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Jack Palance, Burgess Meredith, Beverly Adams, Peter Cushing

11. At the Circus (1939)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Musical

6.9
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The Marx Brothers try to help the owner of a circus recover some stolen funds before he finds himself out of a job.

Writer: Irving Brecher | Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kenny Baker

12. Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962)

G | 123 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.3
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A Debt-ridden circus is saved by an well-meaning but inept publicity man Pop Wonder.

Writers: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Sidney Sheldon | Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Doris Day, Jimmy Durante, Stephen Boyd, Martha Raye

13. Splinterheads (2009)

R | 94 min | Comedy

5.9
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41 Metascore

When a traveling carnival comes to a small town, a lifelong slacker meets the girl of his dreams (Rachael Taylor) and wakes up tothe life he has yet to begin living.

Writer: Brant Sersen | Director: Brant Sersen | Stars: Thomas Middleditch, Rachael Taylor, Christopher McDonald, Lea Thompson

14. Carny (2009 TV Movie)

88 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.4
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A devilish creature escapes from a carnival to wreak havoc on a small town.

Writer: Douglas G. Davis | Director: Sheldon Wilson | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Alan C. Peterson, Vlasta Vrana, Dominic Cuzzocrea

15. Closed for the Season (2010)

114 min | Horror, Thriller

3.3
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Trapped in a forgotten amusement park, a young woman (Kristy) finds herself terrorized by the living memories of the park. She must break free from the park's grasp before she becomes its next victim.

Writer: Jay Woelfel | Director: Jay Woelfel | Stars: Aimee Brooks, Damian Maffei, Joe Unger, William Waters

16. Road to Zanzibar (1941)

Passed | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

7.2
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Stranded in Africa, Chuck and his pal Fearless have comic versions of jungle adventures, featuring two attractive con-women.

Writers: Don Hartman, Sy Bartlett, Frank Butler | Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Una Merkel

17. Liliom (1934)

Unrated | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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Two women love the same man in a world of few prospects. In Budapest, Liliom is a "public figure," a rascal who's a carousel barker, loved by the experienced merry-go-round owner and by a ... See full summary »

Writers: Ferenc Molnár, Robert Liebmann, Bernard Zimmer | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Charles Boyer, Madeleine Ozeray, Robert Arnoux, Roland Toutain

18. The Dead Zone (2002 Video)

R | 83 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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A young man awakens from a six-year coma with the ability to see into peoples futures.

Creators: Michael Piller, Shawn Piller | Director: Robert Lieberman | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Nicole de Boer, Chris Bruno, John L. Adams

19. Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014)

84 min | Drama | Completed

A film buff discovers strange goings-on at a movie museum and elsewhere in Hollywood.

Writer: Jordan Mohr | Director: Jordan Mohr | Stars: Jordan Mohr, Steven Lamprinos, Janelle Powers, Sam Bologna

20. Texas Carnival (1951)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.5
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A showmen team is mistaken for a cattle baron and his sister.

Writers: Dorothy Kingsley, George Wells | Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Esther Williams, Red Skelton, Howard Keel, Ann Miller

21. Terror on the Midway (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

6.8
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When the circus' animals escape and threaten disaster, Superman must take action.

Writers: Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel, Jay Morton, Dan Gordon | Directors: Dave Fleischer, Orestes Calpini | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jack Mercer, Julian Noa

22. Acrobatty Bunny (1946)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.1
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When the circus arrives they put the lion's cage right over Bugs' rabbit hole.

Writer: Warren Foster | Director: Robert McKimson | Star: Mel Blanc

23. Carny (2008)

75 min | Documentary

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Follows 6 carnival workers: Hairy, a lesbian cotton candy worker in search for love, Poochie Love, a former aspiring R&B singer who now uses the Balloon game as his stage, Dave and his 2 ... See full summary »

Director: Alison Murray

24. Quasi at the Quackadero (1976)

10 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Sally Cruikshank | Stars: Sally Cruikshank, Kim Deitch

25. The Merry Circus (1951)

11 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Jirí Trnka

26. Carny Talk (1995)

71 min | Documentary

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Robert Williams, The King of Lowbrow Art tells us about the hidden history of 1950's America: Sideshow Freaks, Benzedrine, Hot Rods and Motorcycles, Lesbians, Mortuary Parties, Scuzzy Women... See full summary »

Director: Larry Wessel | Star: Robert Williams

27. Wide Country (1962–1963)
Episode: The Girl in the Sunshine Smile (1962)

60 min | Drama, Sport, Western

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Writer: Ken Kolb | Director: John Brahm | Stars: Earl Holliman, Andrew Prine, Ray Walston, Anne Helm