Most Popular "Sideshow" Titles
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1. Hugo (2011)
PG | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.
2. The Last Samurai (2003)
R | 154 min | Action, Drama, History
An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.
3. The Elephant Man (1980)
PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama
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.
4. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
PG-13 | 123 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.
5. Strangers on a Train (1951)
Approved | 101 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder...a theory that he plans to implement.
6. 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.
8. Beloved (1998)
R | 172 min | Drama, History, Horror
Based on the book by Toni Morrison, in which a slave is visited by the spirit of her deceased daughter.
9. On the Town (1949)
Passed | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are up.
11. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Sissy Hankshaw is born with enormous thumbs that help her hitchhiking through the US from a young age. She becomes a model in advertising and her NY agent 'the Countess' sends her to his ... See full summary »
12. The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004 TV Movie)
180 min | Drama, Fantasy
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 »
13. 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 »
14. 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 »
15. X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
Approved | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A doctor uses special eye drops to give himself x-ray vision, but the new power has disastrous consequences.
16. The Man Who Laughs (1928)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
When a proud noble refuses to kiss the hand of the despotic King James in 1690, he is cruelly executed and his son surgically disfigured.
17. Playboy: Voluptuous Vixens II (1998 Video)
Unrated | 56 min | Documentary
Another series of vignettes featuring busty women in the buff, hosted by director and noted 'breast man' Russ Meyer.
18. Freaked (1993)
PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
A vain actor, his best friend, and an activist end up at a mutant freak farm run by a weirdo scientist.
19. Ghoulies II (1988)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror
Ghoulies II picks up a short time after the first movie, a few of the little nasties stow away on an amusement park ride and bring big bucks to a dying fair. The creatures are mad after an ... See full summary »
20. The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Passed | 81 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Whe Scott Carey begins to shrink because of exposure to a combination of radiation and insecticide, medical science is powerless to help him.
22. Ride the High Country (1962)
Approved | 94 min | Western
An ex-union soldier is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him.
23. Wolf Girl (2001 TV Movie)
R | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Tara Talbot is afflicted with the rare genetic condition hypertrichosis-- she is covered head to toe in hair. She lives her life in Harley Dune's Travelling Freak Show, on display as the '... See full summary »
24. Gun Crazy (1950)
Passed | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A well meaning crack shot husband is pressured by his beautiful marksman wife to go on an interstate robbery spree, where he finds out just how depraved and deadly she really is.
25. When Zachary Beaver Came to Town (2003)
PG | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Zachary Beaver, a sideshow attraction known as the world's fattest boy, arrives in the sleepy town of Granger, Texas.
26. The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
Not Rated | 176 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
This biography follows the ups and downs of Florenz Ziegfeld, famed producer of extravagant stage revues.
27. Sssssss (1973)
PG | 99 min | Horror
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 »
28. The Rainbow Thief (1990)
R | 87 min | Fantasy, Drama
A petty crook, in search of the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, hopes to cash in by befriending the heir to a huge fortune.
29. The Offspring (1987)
R | 99 min | Action, Drama, Horror
In a small Tennessee town, an historian relates four horror stories to a reporter.
30. 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)
Passed | 100 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Western
A mysterious circus comes to a western town bearing wonders and characters that entertain the inhabitants and teach valuable lessons.
32. Basket Case 2 (1990)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror
Duane and his basket-bound mutant brother are taken in by a secret home for wayward freaks with journalists hot on their tail.
33. Wetherby (1985)
R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery
The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.
34. The Fantasticks (1995)
PG | 86 min | Musical, Romance
A mysterious fair come to a small community in the countryside, which could make real the illusions of two kids.
36. Freakshow (2007 Video)
Unrated | 85 min | Horror
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 »
37. Houdini (1953)
Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama
The spectacular but tragically short career of magician and illusionist Harry Houdini whose tricks defied explanation and safety.
38. The Pied Piper (1972)
G | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Greed, corruption, ignorance, and disease. Midsummer, 1349: the Black Death reaches northern Germany. Minstrels go to Hamelin for the Mayor's daughter's wedding to the Baron's son. He wants... See full summary »
39. The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)
Unrated | 84 min | Sci-Fi, Horror
Penniless, Baron Frankenstein, accompanied by his eager assistant Hans, arrives at his family castle near the town of Karlstaad, vowing to continue his experiments in the creation of life. ... See full summary »
40. Nightmare Alley (1947)
Approved | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir
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 »
41. Road to Rio (1947)
Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical
Two inept vaudevillians stow away on a Brazilian-bound ocean liner and foil a plot by a sinister hypnotist to marry off her niece to a greedy fortune hunter.
42. The Spider Woman (1944)
Approved | 63 min | Mystery, Thriller
Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of so-called "pajama suicides". He knows the female villain behind them is as cunning as Moriarty and as venomous as a spider.
43. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)
Unrated | 61 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
A mad scientist seeks to mingle human blood with that of an ape, and resorts to kidnapping women for his experiments.
44. Firecracker (2005)
112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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 »
45. Dante's Inferno (1935)
Approved | 89 min | Drama
Jim Carter moves in on the McWade's carnival concession which shows scenes from Dante's "Inferno". He makes it a going concern, marrying Betty along the way. An inspector calls the ... See full summary »
46. Meridian (1990 Video)
R | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Two American students go to Italy after graduating from art school, one to work in restoration of paintings, the other because she's inherited her father's castle. When the restorer visits ... See full summary »
47. Buffalo Bill (1944)
Approved | 90 min | Biography, Western
The story of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, legendary westerner, from his days as an army scout to his later activities as owner of a Wild West show.
48. The Winning Team (1952)
Approved | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Poor health and alcoholism force Grover Cleveland Alexander out of baseball, but through his wife's faithful efforts, he gets a chance for a comeback and redemption.
49. The Unholy Three (1930)
Passed | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
"Talkie" remake of Tod Browning's 1925 silent film. A trio of former sideshow performers double as the "Unholy Three" in a scam to nab some shiny rocks.
50. Fox and His Friends (1975)
123 min | Drama, Romance
Franz "Fox" Biberkopf is a working-class guy, at loose ends when his lover is arrested and the police shutter their carnival booth. In need of cash for his weekly lottery purchase, Fox lets... See full summary »