Most Popular "Circus" Titles
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1. Batman Returns (1992)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action
When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda.
2. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A look at Wolverine's early life, in particular his time with the government squad Team X and the impact it will have on his later years.
3. Batman Forever (1995)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Batman must battle Two-Face and The Riddler with help of an amourous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.
5. Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
PG | 130 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A small-time magician is swept away to an enchanted land and is forced into a power struggle between three witches.
6. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
R | 118 min | Comedy
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.
8. Coraline (2009)
PG | 100 min | Animation, Fantasy
An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.
9. Water for Elephants (2011)
PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance
A veterinary student abandons his studies after his parents are killed and joins a traveling circus as their vet.
10. A Bug's Life (1998)
G | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A misfit ant, looking for "warriors" to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe.
Writers: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Joe Ranft, Don McEnery, Bob Shaw, Geefwee Boedoe, Jason Katz, Jorgen Klubien, Robert Lence, David Reynolds | Directors: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Dave Foley, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere
11. Across the Universe (2007)
PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical
The music of the Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.
12. Carnivàle (2003–2005)
TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
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.
14. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style.
15. Varsity Blues (1999)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In small-town Texas, high school football is a religion. The head coach is deified, as long as the team is winning and 17-year-old schoolboys carry the hopes of an entire community onto the... See full summary »
16. Freaks (1932)
Unrated | 64 min | Drama, Horror
A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.
19. Dhoom: 3 (2013)
172 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
To avenge his father's death, a circus entertainer trained in magic and acrobatics turns thief to take down a corrupt bank in Chicago. Two cops from Mumbai are assigned to the case.
20. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A former Australian policeman is rescued by a tribe of children when he is banished from a desert town and sent into the desert to die by the desert town's evil queen.
22. The Holy Mountain (1973)
R | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy
This film gives the omniscient view of what social engineering caused by greed has done to the modern world, but shows us how to live and not give in to a material world.
25. Octopussy (1983)
PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A fake Fabergé egg and a fellow agent's death lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.
26. Wings of Desire (1987)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.
28. Dumbo (1941)
Approved | 64 min | Animation, Family, Musical
Ridiculed because of his enormous ears, a young circus elephant is assisted by a mouse to achieve his full potential.
Writers: Joe Grant, Dick Huemer, Otto Englander, Bill Peet, Aurelius Battaglia, Joe Rinaldi, Vernon Stallings, Webb Smith | Directors: Samuel Armstrong, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen, John Elliotte | Stars: Sterling Holloway, Edward Brophy, James Baskett, Herman Bing
29. Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
G | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi
The world is shocked by the appearance of two talking chimpanzees, who arrived mysteriously in a U.S. spacecraft. They become the toast of society; but one man believes them to be a threat to the human race.
30. Space Chimps (2008)
G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Ham III, the grandson of the first chimp astronaut, is blasted off into space by an opportunity-seeking senator. Soon, the fun-loving chimp has to get serious about the mission at hand; ... See full summary »
31. The City of Lost Children (1995)
R | 112 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.
32. Bunraku (2010)
R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
The story of a a young man who has spent his life searching for revenge only to find himself up against a bigger challenge than he originally bargained for.
35. Madeline (1998)
PG | 88 min | Comedy
Redheaded young girl Madeline is very good at getting into trouble, but she's also fantastic in solving problems as well, and her school-mistress Miss Clavel is not too approving of her. ... See full summary »
36. Racing Stripes (2005)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
An abandoned zebra (voice of Frankie Muniz) grows up believing he is a racehorse, and, with the help of his barnyard friends and a teenage girl (Hayden Panettiere), sets out to achieve his dream of racing with thoroughbreds.
38. La Strada (1954)
Not Rated | Drama
A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.
40. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
TV-G | 102 min | Comedy, Romance
While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard "Baby."
41. Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
TV-G | 175 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Adaptation of Jules Verne's novel about a Victorian Englishman who bets that with the new steamships and railways he can do what the title says.
42. Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (2012)
PG | 91 min | Fantasy
A young woman is entranced by an Aerialist. When they fall into the dreamlike world of Cirque du Soleil and are separated, they travel through the different tent worlds trying to find each other.
43. The Wild (2006)
G | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
An adolescent lion is accidentally shipped from the New York Zoo to Africa. Now running free, his zoo pals must put aside their differences to help bring him back.
Writers: Ed Decter, John J. Strauss, Mark Gibson, Philip Halprin, Bill Wolkoff, David Collard, Matt Lopez, Lloyd Taylor, Steve 'Spaz' Williams | Director: Steve 'Spaz' Williams | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, James Belushi, Eddie Izzard, Janeane Garofalo
44. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)
NC-17 | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
An unbalanced but alluring former mental patient takes a porn star prisoner in the hopes of convincing her to marry him.
45. America's Got Talent (2006– )
TV-PG | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV | Active
A weekly talent competition where an array of performers -- from singers and dancers, to comedians and novelty acts -- vie for a $1 million cash prize.
46. We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)
G | 72 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Captain New Eyes travels back in time and feeds dinosaurs his Brain Grain cereal, which makes them intelligent and nonviolent. They agree to go to the Middle Future (this era) in order to ... See full summary »
47. Santa Sangre (1989)
NC-17 | 123 min | Drama, Horror
A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the ... See full summary »
48. Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
R | 111 min | Drama, War
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 »
49. The Last Circus (2010)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
A young trapeze artist must decide between her lust for Sergio, the Happy Clown, or her affection for Javier, the Sad Clown, both of whom are deeply disturbed.
50. The Tin Drum (1979)
R | 142 min | Drama, War
Danzig in the 1920s/1930s. Oskar Matzerath, son of a local dealer, is a most unusual boy. Equipped with full intellect right from his birth he decides at his third birthday not to grow up ... See full summary »