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1. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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60 Metascore

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.

Writers: Eric Darnell, Noah Baumbach | Directors: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon | Stars: Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer

2. Jackass: The Movie (2002)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.6
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42 Metascore

Johnny Knoxville and his band of maniacs perform a variety of stunts and gross-out gags on the big screen for the first time.

Writers: Jeff Tremaine, Spike Jonze, Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Preston Lacy, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Ryan Dunn, Ehren McGhehey, Brandon Dicamillo, Dimitry Elyashkevich, Whitey McConnaughy, Sean Cliver, Loomis Fall, Phil Clapp, Vernon Chatman | Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, Steve-O

3. La Strada (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

8.1
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A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.

Writers: Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano | Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Aldo Silvani

4. Man on Wire (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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89 Metascore

A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century."

Writer: Philippe Petit | Director: James Marsh | Stars: Philippe Petit, Jean François Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Annie Allix

5. New York Stories (1989)

PG | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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A middle-aged artist obsessed with his pretty young assistant, a precocious 12 year old living in a hotel, and a neurotic lawyer with a possessive mother make up three stories.

Writers: Richard Price, Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Sofia Coppola | Directors: Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese | Stars: Woody Allen, Nick Nolte, Rosanna Arquette, Marvin Chatinover

6. Berserk (1967)

96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.9
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Monica Rivers is the owner and ringmaster of a traveling circus, and she'll stop at nothing to draw bigger audiences. When a series of mysterious murders begins to occur and some of her ... See full summary »

Writers: Aben Kandel, Herman Cohen | Director: Jim O'Connolly | Stars: Joan Crawford, Ty Hardin, Diana Dors, Michael Gough

7. 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

8. The Pirate (1948)

Approved | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

7.1
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A girl is engaged to the local richman, but meanwhile she has dreams about the legendary pirate Macoco. A traveling singer falls in love with her and to impress her he poses as the pirate.

Writers: Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, S.N. Behrman | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak, Gladys Cooper

9. Female Perversions (1996)

R | 119 min | Drama

5.5
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An ambitious female attorney wallows in excess and meaningless sex with both male and female partners, while dealing with her personal life problems including helping her kleptomaniac sister.

Writers: Louise J. Kaplan, Julie Hébert, Susan Streitfeld | Director: Susan Streitfeld | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Amy Madigan, Karen Sillas, Frances Fisher

10. Obsession (1997)

105 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.4
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Two men become entangled in a torrid love affair with the same woman. Pierre is Miriam's longtime lover. John is desperately searching for clues about his past when he and Miriam have a ... See full summary »

Writers: Marie Noelle, Peter Sehr | Director: Peter Sehr | Stars: Heike Makatsch, Charles Berling, Daniel Craig, Seymour Cassel

11. Looking for Cheyenne (2005)

86 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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74 Metascore

Cheyenne, a journalist, decides to leave Paris after being laid off and to settle down in the middle of nowhere, far from the society she hates.The trouble is that she leaves Sonia, her ... See full summary »

Writers: Valérie Minetto, Cécile Vargaftig | Director: Valérie Minetto | Stars: Mila Dekker, Aurélia Petit, Malik Zidi, Luc Leclerc du Sablon

12. The Man Who Walked Between the Towers (2005)

10 min | Animation, Short

6.9
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This animated film tells the story of Phillipe Petit's walk between the Twin Towers in 1974.

Writer: Mordicai Gerstein | Director: Michael Sporn | Star: Jake Gyllenhaal

13. Pippi on the Run (1970)

G | 94 min | Adventure, Family

6.8
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Fed up with their strict parents, Tommy and Annika run away from home, with their friend Pippi Longstocking to look after them in their long trek.

Writers: Astrid Lindgren, Fred Ladd | Director: Olle Hellbom | Stars: Inger Nilsson, Maria Persson, Pär Sundberg, Hans Alfredson

14. The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976)

82 min | Action, Adventure, Animation

7.7
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The Gauls have the chance to become the new masters of the Roman empire if they can solve twelve tasks set by Julius Cesar.

Writers: René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo, Pierre Tchernia | Directors: René Goscinny, Henri Gruel, Albert Uderzo, Pierre Watrin | Stars: Roger Carel, Jacques Morel, Pierre Tornade, Henri Labussière

15. Elvira Madigan (I) (1967)

PG | 91 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.1
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Hedvig Jensen is a famous ropewalker and is known to her public as Elvira Madigan. She meets Lieutenant Sixten Sparre, a Swedish officer who is married and has two children. They both ... See full summary »

Writers: Bo Widerberg, Noelle Gilmour | Director: Bo Widerberg | Stars: Pia Degermark, Thommy Berggren, Lennart Malmer, Cleo Jensen

16. Little Big Top (2006)

Comedy

6.9
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An aging out of work clown returns to his small hometown, resigned to spend the rest of his days in a drunken stupor. But when his passion for clowning is reawakened by the local amateur circus he finds his smile.

Writer: Ward Roberts | Director: Ward Roberts | Stars: Sid Haig, Richard Riehle, Hollis Resnik, Mel England

17. Invitation to the Dance (1956)

93 min | Animation, Fantasy, Musical

6.4
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This is a movie where three entirely different stories are told though dancing. Words are not used and the style of dancing is different for each part. Kelly is a clown in the 'Circus'; a ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Igor Youskevitch, Claire Sombert, Tamara Toumanova

18. Roseanna's Grave (1997)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

7.2
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Roseanna is dying of a heart condition, and all she wants is to be buried next to her daughter, in a cemetery that is getting full fast. The cemetery can't expand because Capestro, the man ... See full summary »

Writer: Saul Turteltaub | Director: Paul Weiland | Stars: Jean Reno, Mercedes Ruehl, Polly Walker, Mark Frankel

19. The Monster (1925)

Unrated | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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A meek clerk who doubles as an amateur detective investigates some very strange goings-on at a remote mental sanitarium.

Writers: Roland West, Crane Wilbur, Willard Mack, Albert Kenyon, C. Gardner Sullivan | Director: Roland West | Stars: Lon Chaney, Gertrude Olmstead, Hallam Cooley, Johnny Arthur

20. Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1943)

Approved | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.1
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A letter from Jane, who is nursing British troops, asks Tarzan's help in obtaining a malaria serum extractable from jungle plants. Tarzan and Boy set out across the desert looking for the ... See full summary »

Writers: Edward T. Lowe Jr., Carroll Young, Edgar Rice Burroughs | Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Nancy Kelly, Johnny Sheffield, Otto Kruger

21. Capricious Summer (1968)

Unrated | 74 min | Comedy

7.3
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Middle-aged Antonin and his friends, the major, now retired, and the canon, are in the river, swimming and philosophizing. Then it starts to rain. It just seems to be that sort of summer. ... See full summary »

Writers: Vladimír Kalina, Jan Libora, Jirí Menzel, Václav Nývlt, Vladislav Vancura | Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Vlastimil Brodský, Frantisek Rehák, Míla Myslíková

22. One Froggy Evening (1955)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.4
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A man futilely struggles to make his fortune with a frog that sings and dances, but only when it is alone with the owner.

Writer: Michael Maltese | Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Bill Roberts

23. Innocence Unprotected (1968)

75 min | Documentary

7.2
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Documentary about the famous Serbian athlete and movie enthusiast who made a feature film during the Nazi occupation of Belgrade and had some problems after the liberation because of that.

Writers: Dusan Makavejev, Branko Vucicevic | Director: Dusan Makavejev | Stars: Dragoljub Aleksic, Bratoljub Gligorijevic, Vera Jovanovic, Ana Milosavljevic

24. Delightfully Dangerous (1945)

Approved | 92 min | Musical

6.0
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Young Sherry Williams dreams of having a singing career, and she idolizes her older sister Josephine, who has gone to New York to perform on the stage. When Sherry is distraught just before... See full summary »

Writers: Walter DeLeon, Arthur Phillips, Irving Phillips, Frank Tashlin, Edward Verdier | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Jane Powell, Ralph Bellamy, Constance Moore, Morton Gould

25. My Friend Joe (1996)

101 min | Drama, Family

6.9
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During the course of one summer, a young Irish lad named Chris befriends an American boy named Joe. The two couldn't be more different, yet they become inseparable. Things turn horribly ... See full summary »

Writers: David Howard, Declan Hughes, Peter Pohl | Director: Chris Bould | Stars: Schuyler Fisk, John Cleere, Stephen McHattie, Stanley Townsend

26. Here Come the Girls (1953)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Musical

6.0
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A clumsy, full-of-himself chorus boy gets a chance at Broadway stardom when he's a stand in for a leading actor threatened by an infamous killer.

Writers: Edmund L. Hartmann, Hal Kanter | Director: Claude Binyon | Stars: Bob Hope, Tony Martin, Arlene Dahl, Rosemary Clooney

27. O-Bi, O-Ba - The End of Civilization (1985)

88 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Set in an underground dungeon inhabited by bundled, ragged human beings, after the nuclear holocaust. The story follows the wanderings of a hero through the situations of survival. People ... See full summary »

Writer: Piotr Szulkin | Director: Piotr Szulkin | Stars: Jerzy Stuhr, Krystyna Janda, Kalina Jedrusik, Mariusz Dmochowski

28. Beep, Beep (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.8
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The Coyote chases the Road Runner through a maze of mine shafts, with their positions made visible only by the lamps on their helmets.

Writer: Michael Maltese | Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Paul Julian

29. The Great Wallendas (1978 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama

6.5
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Made-for-TV movie, tells the true story of the Great Wallendas, a family of circus acrobats famous for their seven-person high wire pyramid act, that one night ended in tragedy.

Writer: Jan Hartman | Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Casey Biggs, Lloyd Bridges, Lucinda Bridges, Craig Clarke

30. Walking a Tightrope (1992)

120 min | Drama, Romance

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Writers: Jean Genet, Nikos Papatakis | Director: Nikos Papatakis | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Lilah Dadi, Polly Walker, Doris Kunstmann

31. Daredevil Droopy (1951)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.1
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Similar in tone to 'The Chump Champ' (1950), but this time Droopy and Spike are in competition for a circus acrobat's job...

Writer: Rich Hogan | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler

32. The Song of the Old Days (1982)

87 min | Drama

7.3
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The members of an amateur theater group share the losses and sorrows of war with Armenian provincial town's inhabitants.

Writer: Albert Mkrtchyan | Director: Albert Mkrtchyan | Stars: Shaum Kazaryan, Frunze Mkrtchyan, Verjaluys Mirijanyan, Guzh Manukyan

33. The Bee-Deviled Bruin (1949)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.8
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It's breakfast time, and Pa finds the honeypot empty. Literally risking life and limb, he has Junyer help him raid a nearby beehive. In the end, he finds he should have listened to Ma in ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Maltese | Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Billy Bletcher, Stan Freberg

34. Bear Feat (1949)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.8
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Pa sees a want ad calling for vaudeville acts and tries to whip the family into shape for the job. Pa winds up being the only one getting whipped.

Writer: Michael Maltese | Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Billy Bletcher, Stan Freberg

35. High Wire (1984)

30 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

4.0
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Philippe Petit reminisces about his St. John The Divine crossing in 1974.

Director: Sandi Sissel | Stars: Philippe Petit, Elaine Fasula, Karen Gersch, Cordia Gypsy

36. Dog Pounded (1954)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.1
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Sylvester Cat tries to catch Tweety Bird, who is up in a tree in the middle of the city dog pound.

Writer: Warren Foster | Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

37. Mickey's Circus (1936)

8 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

7.1
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Mickey is ringmaster of a circus for orphans. Donald has a trained sea lion act, and does a bit of juggling himself. Mostly, though, he fights with a baby sea lion who keeps stealing both ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Walt Disney, Clarence Nash

38. The Mouse and the Lion (1953)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.6
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The Lion, the King of the Jungle, is taking his royal snooze when a mouse comes on a safari to his royal hideaway. The mouse is from Bungling Brothers Circus [us], and his mission is to ... See full summary »

Director: Paul J. Smith | Star: Dal McKennon

39. Mouse Cleaning (1948)

8 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.3
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Mammy Two-Shoes threatens to throw Tom out of the house if he makes a mess. Jerry sees an opportunity to rid himself of his feline nemesis.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Lillian Randolph

40. Double or Mutton (1955)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.2
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Ralph Wolf wants to steal sheep; Sam Sheepdog wants to stop him. Ralph's tricks include digging a tunnel, walking a tightrope, launching a guided missile, dressing as Little Bo Peep, shooting a cannon and growing Sam's hair.

Writer: Michael Maltese | Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

41. Boulder Wham! (1965)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

5.3
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The Coyote tries, with no success, to find a way across a gorge to reach the Road Runner on the other side.

Writer: Len Janson | Director: Rudy Larriva | Star: Paul Julian

42. In the Labyrinth (1979)

21 min | Short, Animation

6.4
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A multi-image large-format film retelling of the Greek myth of Theseus and symbolizing the life of a modern man; each one in a personal labyrinth that must find their own path to triumph.

Directors: Roman Kroitor, Colin Low, Hugh O'Connor

43. The Dizzy Acrobat (1943)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.5
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Woody Woodpecker sneaks in to see the circus as an usher attempts to stop him. Both of them end up on the trapeze and the high wire.

Writers: Ben Hardaway, Milt Schaffer | Director: Alex Lovy | Stars: Mel Blanc, Kent Rogers

44. Trick or Tweet (1959)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.8
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Sylvester Cat and a goony orange cat pretend not to let their rivalry over trying to catch Tweety Bird interfere with their friendship, while each secretly makes an attempt to grab and eat ... See full summary »

Writer: Warren Foster | Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Daws Butler

45. Nuorallatanssijan kuolema eli kuinka Pete Q sai siivet (1978 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

5.1
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Televised stage production of a rock opera created by young Finnish theater professionals in July 1978.

Writers: Jukka Asikainen, Arto Melleri, Heikki Vuento | Director: Arto af Hällström | Stars: Eija Ahvo, Kari Heiskanen, Harri Hyttinen, Raila Leppäkoski

46. Megastunts: Highwire Over Niagara Falls Live (2012 TV Movie)

120 min | Reality-TV

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Nik Wallenda attempts to walk a tight wire across Horseshoe Falls.

Director: Nik Wallenda | Stars: Hannah Storm, Erendira Wallenda, Nik Wallenda

47. Tweety's Circus (1955)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.0
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Sylvester Cat pays a visit to a closed-to-business circus and finds Tweety Bird in one of the cages. All that changes when Tweety escapes his cage and flees Sylvester... and thus, the chase... See full summary »

Writer: Warren Foster | Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

48. Rings Around the World (1966)

79 min | Documentary

7.2
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While writing a book on the circus, author John Shawcross reflects upon the great acts he has seen over the years and the mystique of circus people. He recalls the solo trapeze act of La ... See full summary »

Writer: Victor Wolfson | Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Don Ameche, Rudy Cárdenas, Sonny Frankello, Armando Gaona

49. Porky's Midnight Matinee (1941)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.0
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Working backstage at a theater, Porky frees a little ant he finds in a cage, only to learn that it's a rare and valuable trained pygmy ant.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

50. Lulu's Birthday Party (1944)

Animation, Short

4.7
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Little Lulu fantasizes about a birthday party in a candy land.

Writers: Marge, Otto Messmer, Bill Turner | Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Lillian Randolph, Cecil Roy