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1. American Horror Story (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller | Active

8.4
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An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a haunted house, an insane asylum, a witch coven, and a freak show.

Creators: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy | Stars: Evan Peters, Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy

2. The Lone Ranger (2013)

PG-13 | 149 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.5
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37 Metascore

Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

Writers: Justin Haythe, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio | Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson

3. The Elephant Man (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.

Writers: Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch, Frederick Treves, Ashley Montagu | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

4. Monster House (2006)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.7
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68 Metascore

Three teens discover that their neighbor's house is really a living, breathing, scary monster.

Writers: Dan Harmon, Rob Schrab, Pamela Pettler | Director: Gil Kenan | Stars: Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Ryan Newman

5. Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.0
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43 Metascore

Teenager, Darren Shan, meets a mysterious man at a freak show who turns out to be a Vampire. After a series of events Darren must leave his normal life and go on the road with the Cirque Du Freak and become a Vampire.

Writers: Paul Weitz, Brian Helgeland, Darren Shan | Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Chris Massoglia, John C. Reilly, Salma Hayek, Josh Hutcherson

6. BloodRayne (2005)

R | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

2.8
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18 Metascore

In the 18th century, a vampire escapes from the freak show she once participated in and teams up with a group of vampire slayers to kill the man who raped her mother.

Writer: Guinevere Turner | Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Kristanna Loken, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Rodriguez, Michael Madsen

7. Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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50 Metascore

Turning her back on her wealthy, established family, Diane Arbus falls in love with Lionel Sweeney, an enigmatic mentor who introduces Arbus to the marginalized people who help her become one of the most revered photographers of the twentieth century.

Writers: Erin Cressida Wilson, Patricia Bosworth | Director: Steven Shainberg | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Robert Downey Jr., Ty Burrell, Harris Yulin

8. The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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On his 83rd birthday, Eddie (Voight), a war vet and a maintenance worker at the Ruby Pier amusement park, dies while trying to save a girl who is sitting under a falling ride. When he ... See full summary »

Writer: Mitch Albom | Director: Lloyd Kramer | Stars: Jon Voight, Ellen Burstyn, Jeff Daniels, Dagmara Dominczyk

9. The Krays (1990)

R | 119 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.7
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This fact-based movie follows the life of the twin crime-lords in London's '60s underworld.

Writer: Philip Ridley | Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp, Billie Whitelaw, Tom Bell

10. Sisters (1973)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

7.0
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A journalist witnesses a brutal murder in a neighboring apartment, but the police do not believe that the crime took place. With the help of a private detective, she seeks out the truth.

Writers: Brian De Palma, Louisa Rose | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt, Charles Durning, William Finley

11. Bully (2006 Video Game)

T | Action, Comedy

8.6
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A young troublemaker is sent to a nasty boarding school, where he contends with diliquents and corrupt teachers in an attempt to rule the school.

Writers: Dan Houser, John Zurhellen | Director: John Zurhellen | Stars: Gerry Rosenthal, Peter Vack, Matt Bush, Rocco Rosanio

12. Outback (2012)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

4.6
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Being teased for his color, Johnny the white koala joins a traveling carnival with Hamish, a Tasmanian devil, and Higgens, a photographer monkey as talent agents. On the way through the ... See full summary »

Writers: Scott Clevenger, Chris Denk, Timothy Wayne Peternel | Director: Kyung Ho Lee | Stars: Charlie Bewley, Lielle Tova Blinkoff, Alan Cumming, Tim Curry

13. Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature (2001 TV Movie)

R | 91 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

5.9
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In Ireland, two carnies abduct a mermaid and decide to take her to America. In their sea route, the seductive and mysterious creature reveals an uncontrollable darker side.

Writer: Sebastian Gutierrez | Director: Sebastian Gutierrez | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Carla Gugino, Jim Piddock, Reno Wilson

14. Freakshow (2007 Video)

Unrated | 85 min | Horror

3.3
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In a modern retelling of Tod Browning's "Freaks" (1932), "Freakshow" tells the story of a group of criminals who chose to hide out by working security at a traveling circus. At first, they ... See full summary »

Writer: Keith Leopard | Director: Drew Bell | Stars: Christopher Adamson, Rebekah Kochan, Dane Rosselli, Sharon Edrei

15. Carny (1980)

R | 107 min | Drama

6.5
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A carnival comes to a small town. Eighteen year old Donna meets Frankie and Patch, two carnival hustlers. They earn their living by mercilessly taunting spectators to try to dump one of ... See full summary »

Writers: Phoebe Kaylor, Robert Kaylor, Robbie Robertson, Thomas Baum | Director: Robert Kaylor | Stars: Gary Busey, Jodie Foster, Robbie Robertson, Meg Foster

16. Howling VI: The Freaks (1991 Video)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

4.1
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A villainous carnival owner traps a young werewolf to include in his growing menagerie of inhuman exhibits.

Writers: Gary Brandner, Kevin Rock | Director: Hope Perello | Stars: Brendan Hughes, Michele Matheson, Sean Sullivan, Antonio Fargas

17. Brothers of the Head (2005)

R | 93 min | Drama, Music

6.5
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67 Metascore

In the 1970s a music promoter plucks Siamese twins from obscurity and grooms them into a freakish rock'n'roll act. A dark tale of sex, strangeness and rock music.

Writers: Brian Aldiss, Tony Grisoni | Directors: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe | Stars: Luke Treadaway, Harry Treadaway, Jonathan Pryce, John Simm

18. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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Herzog's film is based upon the true and mysterious story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who suddenly appeared in Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to speak or walk, and bearing a strange note;... See full summary »

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Bruno S., Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira, Willy Semmelrogge

19. Zombie Women of Satan (2009)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

3.4
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A travelling group of freaks, headed up by Pervo the Clown, go to a rural farm to take part in a webcast interview to help them gain more followers and make the public aware of their ... See full summary »

Writers: Seymour Leon Mace, Steve O'Brien, Warren Speed | Directors: Steve O'Brien, Warren Speed | Stars: Victoria Hopkins, Warren Speed, Christian Steel, Seymour Leon Mace

20. Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971)

GP | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.0
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Dracula conspires with a mad doctor to resurrect the Frankenstein Monster.

Writers: William Pugsley, Samuel M. Sherman | Director: Al Adamson | Stars: J. Carrol Naish, Lon Chaney Jr., Anthony Eisley, Regina Carrol

21. Multiple Maniacs (1970)

X | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

7.0
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The travelling sideshow 'Lady Divine's Cavalcade of Perversions' is actually a front for a group of psychotic kidnappers, with Lady Divine herself the most vicious and depraved of all - but... See full summary »

Writer: John Waters | Director: John Waters | Stars: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole

22. Nightmare Alley (1947)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.8
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The ambitious Stanton "Stan" Carlisle works in a sideshow as carny and assistant of the mentalist Zeena Krumbein, who is married with the alcoholic Pete. The couple had developed a secret ... See full summary »

Writers: Jules Furthman, William Lindsay Gresham | Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray, Helen Walker

23. Kyôfu kikei ningen: Edogawa Rampo zenshû (1969)

99 min | Horror

6.9
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After escaping from an insane asylum, a young medical student takes on the ide4ntity of a dead man to discover the true identity of a man whose picture he saw in a newspaper--who is his ... See full summary »

Writers: Teruo Ishii, Masahiro Kakefuda, Rampo Edogawa, Bobby White | Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Yukie Kagawa, Teruko Yumi, Mitsuko Aoi

24. Freakshow (1989)

97 min | Horror

3.2
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After being ditched by her cameraman because of her manipulative behavior at a murder scene, a reporter wanders through town looking for a phone she can use. She finds a small museum, where... See full summary »

Writers: Bob Farmer, Steve Surgik | Director: Constantino Magnatta | Stars: Audrey Landers, Peter Read, Dean Richards Wiancko, William Korbut

25. Firecracker (2005)

112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.6
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A tale of murder in small-town Kansas. When Jimmy is lured away from his abusive family by a traveling sideshow carnival, he encounters Sandra, one of the main attractions. The happiness ... See full summary »

Writers: Steve Balderson, Clark Balderson | Director: Steve Balderson | Stars: Karen Black, Mike Patton, Susan Traylor, Kathleen Wilhoite

26. Some Like It Hot (1939)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Nicky Nelson is a fast-talking sideshow barker with a wax-and-alive concession on Atlantic City's boardwalk. Even with the band of his friend, struggling musician Gene Krupa, playing on the... See full summary »

Writers: Ben Hecht, Gene Fowler, Lewis R. Foster, Wilkie C. Mahoney | Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Bob Hope, Shirley Ross, Una Merkel, Gene Krupa

27. She Freak (1967)

Unrated | 83 min | Horror

3.0
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Claire Brennen stars as a waitress who leaves the greasy-diner business for the excitement of the carnival. She quickly discovers that she despises freaks and human oddities.

Writer: David F. Friedman | Directors: Byron Mabe, Donn Davison | Stars: Claire Brennen, Lee Raymond, Lynn Courtney, Bill McKinney

28. Pastoral Hide and Seek (1974)

104 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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A young boys' coming of age tale set in a strange, carnivalesque village becomes the recreation of a memory that the director has twenty years later.

Writer: Shûji Terayama | Director: Shûji Terayama | Stars: Kantarô Suga, Hiroyuki Takano, Sen Hara, Yoshio Harada

29. Silver Man (2000)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

4.5
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A street performer fights a pathological man for his girlfriend's love.

Writer: Gerald Sanford | Director: Peter Foldy | Stars: Paul Popowich, Derek Hamilton, Eugene Levy, Audrey Lupke

30. The Three Trials (2006)

100 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

6.2
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Catherine, a nun with a unique form of narcolepsy, attempts to lose herself in the worlds of religion, adolescent fantasy, and finally masochistic devotion to a man. Her husband, a plastic ... See full summary »

Writer: Randy Greif | Director: Randy Greif | Stars: Molinee Green, Max Herholz, Michael Q. Schmidt, Åsa Wallander

31. Meet Boston Blackie (1941)

Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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When a murder occurs on an ocean liner docked in New York, the trail leads to Coney Island and a spy ring.

Writers: Jay Dratler, Jack Boyle | Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Chester Morris, Rochelle Hudson, Richard Lane, Charles Wagenheim

32. Freakshow (2014)

4 min | Short, Music

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Writer: John Norten | Director: Eric Zimmerman | Stars: John Norten, Jessica Tatina, Dita Von Teese

33. Are You with It? (1948)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy

6.9
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Milton Haskins, a math genius known for his infallibility with numbers, quits his job with an insurance company when he discovers he made a mistake, and hooks up with a traveling carnival. ... See full summary »

Writers: George Malcolm-Smith, George Balzer, Sam Perrin, Oscar Brodney | Director: Jack Hively | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Olga San Juan, Martha Stewart, Lew Parker

34. Sanitarium (1998 Video Game)

T | Drama, Horror, Mystery

9.1
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After a horrific car crash your character ends up in an asylum. You must find out how you came to be there and recover your identity.

Director: Martin Stoltz | Stars: Frank Schurter, Stephen Bennett, Brad Broman, Amanda Crocker

35. Missfostrad (2011)

15 min | Short, Horror, Mystery

9.2
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A junkie gets violated, castrated, chopped and murdered.

Writer: Alexi Carpentieri | Director: Alexi Carpentieri | Stars: Bitte Andersson, Ivonne Arosenius, Elin Assarsson-Lod, Alessandro Bucci

36. The Sideshow Picasso (2008)

Documentary, Short

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Brooklyn painter Marie Roberts comes from a family long entrenched in Coney Island's Sideshow. Her family home once housed the famous freaks and oddities of the 1920's and 1930's where her ... See full summary »

Writer: Marilyn Agrelo | Director: Marilyn Agrelo | Star: Marie Roberts

37. El camino del diablo (2005)

Drama

7.8
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Set in the early 1960s in Aqua Prieta, an Arizona / Mexico border town, El Camino Del Diablo is an erotic drama that transcends gender barriers in a world of innocence lost.

Writer: Victory Tischler-Blue | Director: Victory Tischler-Blue

38. Flightless

Animation | Announced

A kiwi, an ostrich and a cormorant escape from a traveling freak show to a world run by birds. Rejected by the Royal Air Guard because they can't fly they discover other talents when the kingdom is threatened by an evil raven sorcerer.

Writers: Matthew Campion, Jennifer A. Epps, Christopher Gibbons

39. Carnival Show (1938)

10 min | Short, Music

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Using the backdrop and excitement of a local carnival, this soundie short features four different and unique acts, from the fast talking carnival barker (Clyde Hager) and the singing of Jon... See full summary »

Director: Milton Schwarzwald | Stars: Clyde Hagar, Jan Peerce, Cotton Club Tramp Band, Three DeLovelies

40. Savage Love (2011)

7 min | Short, Drama

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A cannibal woman kept in captivity is shown love by an unsuspected colleague.

Writer: Caitlin Starowicz | Director: Caitlin Starowicz | Stars: Jennifer Sajda, Scott Smith, Mark Wenzel, Nikki Pelli

41. Ridgeback (2009)

10 min | Short, Drama

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Ridgeback is the story of Ezekiel Mann and his encounters with his own dark freak show beast: Canaan. Despite being warned by his friends, colleagues, and even the woman of his dreams to ... See full summary »

Writer: James A. Lee | Director: James A. Lee | Stars: Kimberly Darden, Bruce Gentry, Paul Radford, Isaiah Stratton

42. Dating a Siamese Twin (2013)

12 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

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A pair of Siamese Twins eagerly anticipate the arrival of a bachelor who they will fight over in hopes of becoming his bride. Little do the two know, however, that their would-be suitor- ... See full summary »

Writers: Alexander Ray, Cory Alphin | Director: Alexander Ray | Stars: Chris Calleja, Rob Putansu, Amanda Rae Carnat, Keyna Reynolds

43. Circle of Freaks (2004)

Unrated | 6 min | Animation, Horror, Short

4.8
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A little boy enters a freak show, only to find out that nothing is as it seems... and that the true monster lies within.

Writer: David R. Popolow | Director: David R. Popolow | Stars: Brad Levicoff, David R. Popolow

44. Sensations of the Season (2009 Video)

5 min | Animation, Short

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Roll up, roll up. Come and see Unzie and his fantastical freak show. Conjoined twins, the worlds fattest singer - Unzie has it all. Come and see the freakiest show on Earth.

Writers: Onethirtyeight, Jan Stephens | Director: Jan Stephens

45. Cirkus (2004)

9 min | Animation, Short

7.4
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Naive clown with a fabulous act and a heart of gold wants to join the circus. Unfortunately he ends up in the wrong place: A circus where the manager is apathetic, the ballerina has had enough, and the horse is on prescription drugs...

Writers: Rum Malmros, Thomas Pors | Director: Thomas Pors | Stars: Nicolaj Kopernikus, Nis Bank-Mikkelsen, Helle Dolleris

46. Le show (2005)

23 min | Documentary, Short

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As a demonstration of some sort of Extreme Culture phenomenon, "The Show" examine three forms of Extreme Entertainment that you can access easily in Montreal: Ultimate Fighting, Extreme ... See full summary »

Writer: Xavier Beauchesne-Rondeau | Director: Xavier Beauchesne-Rondeau | Stars: Starbuck, Pcp Crazy Manny, Bic the Freak, Yves Jabouin

47. The X-Files (1993–2002)
Episode: Humbug (1995)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.8
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The agents search for a killer in a Flordia town inhabited by sideshow performers.

Creator: Chris Carter | Director: Kim Manners | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Jim Rose, Wayne Grace

48. Schwer verliebt (2011– )
Episode: Kennenlernen (2011)

Reality-TV

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Star: Britt Hagedorn

49. Regal Shocker (2011– )
Episode: Perya (2012)

Horror, Thriller

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Writers: Rahyan Carlos, Fairlane Raymundo | Director: Lore Reyes | Stars: Jasmine Curtis, Ketchup Eusebio, Lester Llansang, Cai Cortez

50. Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes (2000–2001)
Episode: The Kingdom of Bones (2001)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A museum curator hires two professors (one being Dr. Joseph Bell) to publicly unwrap an Egyptian mummy, but it proves to be a man's three-week-old corpse.

Writer: Stephen Gallagher | Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Miles Richardson, Charles Edwards, Crispin Bonham-Carter, Ben Macleod