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1. Van Helsing (2004)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure

6.0
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35 Metascore

The notorious monster hunter is sent to Transylvania to stop Count Dracula who is using Dr. Frankenstein's research and a werewolf for some sinister purpose.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh, Shuler Hensley

Votes: 198,049 | Gross: $120.03M

2. Victor Frankenstein (2015)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.0
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36 Metascore

Told from Igor's perspective, we see the troubled young assistant's dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man - and the legend - we know today.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott

Votes: 30,776 | Gross: $5.77M

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

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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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.

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

Votes: 120,465 | Gross: $216.37M

4. Freaks (1932)

Unrated | 64 min | Drama, Horror

8.0
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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.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates

Votes: 32,509

5. Wings of Desire (1987)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.1
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79 Metascore

An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois

Votes: 47,961 | Gross: $3.81M

6. When Night Is Falling (1995)

R | 94 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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An uptight and conservative woman, working on tenure as a literacy professor at a large urban university, finds herself strangely attracted to a free-spirited, liberal woman who works at a local carnival that comes to town.

Director: Patricia Rozema | Stars: Pascale Bussières, Rachael Crawford, Henry Czerny, David Fox

Votes: 5,379 | Gross: $1.19M

7. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

Not Rated | 152 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.7
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The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer are told against a background of circus spectacle.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: James Stewart, Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde

Votes: 9,538 | Gross: $36.00M

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.

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

Votes: 18,384

9. The Aristocrats (2005)

Unrated | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.4
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72 Metascore

One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville.

Director: Paul Provenza | Stars: George Carlin, Don Rickles, Chris Rock, Chris Albrecht

Votes: 15,060 | Gross: $6.38M

10. Big Top Pee-wee (1988)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

4.9
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Pee-wee Herman is now a small-town farmer with a fiancée, but when a traveling circus comes to town, he finds himself falling for the trapeze artist.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Paul Reubens, Penelope Ann Miller, Kris Kristofferson, Valeria Golino

Votes: 7,507 | Gross: $15.12M

11. Annie Get Your Gun (1950)

Passed | 107 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

7.0
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77 Metascore

The story of the great sharpshooter, Annie Oakley, who rises to fame while dealing with her love/professional rival, Frank Butler.

Directors: George Sidney, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 3,200 | Gross: $8.00M

12. I'm No Angel (1933)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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Circus performer Tira seeks a better life pursuing the company of wealthy New York men with improbable comic complications along the way.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Mae West, Cary Grant, Gregory Ratoff, Edward Arnold

Votes: 2,261

13. Trapeze (1956)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A crippled circus acrobat is torn emotionally between two ambitious young trapeze artists, one a talented young American and a less-gifted but beautiful Italian.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida, Katy Jurado

Votes: 3,123

14. The Girl of Your Dreams (1998)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A company of Spanish movie makers leaves Franco's Spain and moves to Hitler's Germany to make a film in co-production. Soon some problems start to arise...

Director: Fernando Trueba | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Antonio Resines, Jorge Sanz, Rosa Maria Sardà

Votes: 2,762

15. Undiscovered (2005)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

4.2
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29 Metascore

A group of aspiring entertainers try to establish careers for themselves in the city of Los Angeles.

Director: Meiert Avis | Stars: Kip Pardue, Carrie Fisher, Shannyn Sossamon, Pell James

Votes: 2,604 | Gross: $1.05M

16. Pandora's Box (1929)

Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her.

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer, Carl Goetz

Votes: 7,495 | Gross: $0.01M

17. The Serpent's Egg (1977)

R | 119 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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Ingmar Bergman's The Serpent's Egg follows a week in the life of Abel Rosenberg, an out-of-work American circus acrobat living in poverty-stricken Berlin following Germany's defeat in World... See full summary »

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Liv Ullmann, David Carradine, Gert Fröbe, Heinz Bennent

Votes: 3,775

18. The Trap (I) (2007)

20 min | Short, Drama

5.7
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Maggie's friends have planned a surprise birthday party (despite it being a month away). During the party, Maggie realizes there's more to it then that.

Director: Rita Wilson | Stars: Jeanne Tripplehorn, Greg Butler, Camilla Belle, Gia Carides

Votes: 135

19. Dante's Inferno (1935)

Approved | 89 min | Drama

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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 »

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Claire Trevor, Henry B. Walthall, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 562

20. Circus of Horrors (1960)

Approved | 88 min | Horror, Drama

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In 1947 England, a plastic surgeon must beat a hasty retreat to France when one of his patients has ghastly problems with her surgery. Once there, he operates on a circus owner's daughter, ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Anton Diffring, Erika Remberg, Yvonne Monlaur, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 1,117

21. Gorilla at Large (1954)

83 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

5.3
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At a carnival called the Garden of Evil, a man is murdered, apparently by a gorilla...or someone in a gorilla suit.

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Anne Bancroft, Lee J. Cobb, Raymond Burr

Votes: 429

22. The Master Touch (1972)

PG | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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A just released from prison professional thief decides to do one last high-risk heist, which could settle him for life or land him behind bars again.

Director: Michele Lupo | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Giuliano Gemma, Florinda Bolkan, Wolfgang Preiss

Votes: 365

23. Two Tickets to Broadway (1951)

Approved | 106 min | Musical, Romance

5.6
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Nancy Peterson and her friends want to get a spot on Bob Crosby's TV show, but their agent has linked them.

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Tony Martin, Janet Leigh, Gloria DeHaven, Eddie Bracken

Votes: 328

24. The Story of Three Loves (1953)

Approved | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

7.0
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An anthology film consisting of three very different stories about love set in Europe and told in flashback.

Directors: Vincente Minnelli, Gottfried Reinhardt | Stars: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Leslie Caron, Farley Granger

Votes: 796

25. Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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After several women are murdered, the police are baffled who the suspect is. All evidence points to Dupin, but soon it becomes apparent that it is something that is stronger and more deadlier than man.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Karl Malden, Claude Dauphin, Patricia Medina, Steve Forrest

Votes: 556

26. Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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While visiting the circus with his family, Charlie is recruited by the big top's co-owner to investigate threatening letters that he's received.

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Warner Oland, Keye Luke, George Brasno, Olive Brasno

Votes: 1,200

27. Thirteen Women (1932)

Passed | 73 min | Drama, Mystery

6.4
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Thirteen women who were schoolmates send to a swami for their horoscopes. Little do they realize that Ursula, a half-breed Asian, is using her hypnotic powers over the swami and them to ... See full summary »

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Irene Dunne, Ricardo Cortez, Jill Esmond, Myrna Loy

Votes: 722

28. Jealousy (1925)

Passed | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Prologue: The murderer "Boss" Huller - after having spent ten years in prison - breaks his silence to tell the warden his story. "Boss", a former trapeze artist, and his wife own a cheap ... See full summary »

Director: Ewald André Dupont | Stars: Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Lya De Putti, Warwick Ward

Votes: 549

29. 4 Devils (1928)

Passed | 100 min | Drama

7.1
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Four orphans, raised by an aging clown, becomes a high wire act in a circus.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Mary Duncan, Charles Morton, Barry Norton

Votes: 100

30. Alegría (1999)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Romance, Fantasy

6.7
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Frac, a mime who is suffering from a severe bout of depression, happens to meet a troupe of circus entertainers and immediately falls in love with one of the stars, Giulietta. But while his... See full summary »

Director: Franco Dragone | Stars: René Bazinet, Frank Langella, Mako, Julie Cox

Votes: 461

31. Seven Murders for Scotland Yard (1972)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.0
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In this version of the famous story of the London serial killer, Jack not only likes to kill prostitutes but he is a cannibal as well.

Director: José Luis Madrid | Stars: Paul Naschy, Patricia Loran, Renzo Marignano, Orchidea de Santis

Votes: 169

32. Comrade Kim Goes Flying (2012)

81 min | Comedy

6.6
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A female coal miner in communist Korea aspires to be an acrobat in a circus.

Directors: Nicholas Bonner, Anja Daelemans, Gwang Hun Kim | Stars: Han Jong-sim, Pak Chung-Guk, Ri Yong-Ho, Kim Son-Nam

Votes: 156

33. It's Easier for a Camel... (2003)

110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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53 Metascore

As a little girl, Federica fantasized about having beautiful long hair that would grow back as soon as she cut it, about never-ending cones of cotton candy and about countless adventures ... See full summary »

Director: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi | Stars: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Chiara Mastroianni, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Denis Podalydès

Votes: 755 | Gross: $0.02M

34. Fire-Eater (1998)

100 min | Drama

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The twin sisters Helena and Irene are born in Helsinki during World War II. A few months later their mother, Sirkka, leaves the girls in the care of their grandmother, an old communist, and... See full summary »

Director: Pirjo Honkasalo | Stars: Elina Hurme, Tiina Weckström, Elena Leeve, Elsa Saisio

Votes: 265

35. The Circus Queen Murder (1933)

63 min | Mystery, Romance

6.3
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Suave, lip-reading DA Thatcher Colt plans to get away from the big city for a while. So he and his secretary, Miss Kelly hop on a train for an Upstate NY town called Gilead. They expect a ... See full summary »

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Donald Cook, Greta Nissen, Ruthelma Stevens

Votes: 208

36. Tsirk (1936)

90 min | Comedy, Musical

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US - Vaudeville dancer Marion Dixon is with her German manager von Kneischitz on tour - in Moskau. Her act includes a gun shooting her to the trapeze, the stage director there wants a copy ... See full summary »

Directors: Grigori Aleksandrov, Isidor Simkov | Stars: Lyubov Orlova, Evgeniya Melnikova, Vladimir Volodin, Sergei Stolyarov

Votes: 353

37. Las Vegas Lady (1975)

PG | 87 min | Crime

4.6
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In Las Vegas, Lucky and two of her girlfriends, Carol and Lisa, plan to steal half a million dollars from the sadistic manager of the Circus Circus Casino. A shadowy man is their contact ... See full summary »

Director: Noel Nosseck | Stars: Stella Stevens, Stuart Whitman, George DiCenzo, Lynne Moody

Votes: 120

38. The Big Cage (1933)

Passed | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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A circus on the verge of bankruptcy decides to save itself by staging a animal act with lions and tigers for the first time.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Clyde Beatty, Anita Page, Andy Devine, Vince Barnett

Votes: 23

39. Innocence Unprotected (1968)

75 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.3
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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.

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

Votes: 495

40. The Dark Tower (1943)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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A struggling circus finds salvation in the form of an exciting new twist on their high-wire act.

Director: John Harlow | Stars: Ben Lyon, Anne Crawford, David Farrar, Herbert Lom

Votes: 189

41. Trigger, Jr. (1950)

Approved | 68 min | Western

6.2
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Evil Grant Withers lets a killer horse loose to ruin valuable horses on nearby ranches. He hopes to shake down the ranchers for his "protection". Roy tracks down the bad guys, but is ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Pat Brady

Votes: 108

42. Semen, a Love Sample (2005)

89 min | Comedy

5.6
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Directors: Daniela Féjerman, Inés París | Stars: Ernesto Alterio, Leticia Dolera, Héctor Alterio, María Isbert

Votes: 512

43. Polly of the Circus (1932)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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When Polly Fisher, a circus aerialist, is hurt while performing, she is taken to the house of a nearby minister, John Hartley. As she recuperates, they fall in love with each other and ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Marion Davies, Clark Gable, C. Aubrey Smith, Raymond Hatton

Votes: 827

44. O'Shaughnessy's Boy (1935)

Passed | 87 min | Drama

6.3
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Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 114

45. Spartacus & Cassandra (2014)

80 min | Documentary

7.3
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Spartacus and Cassandra, the children of two homeless Roma, have been taken in by the young street worker Camille. In her little community she helps homeless and poor children and performs ... See full summary »

Director: Ioanis Nuguet | Stars: Cassandra Dumitru, Spartacus Ursu, Camille Brisson, Lamina Dumitru

Votes: 68

46. Strike Me Pink (1936)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Musical

7.1
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Meek Eddie Pink becomes manager of an amusement park beset by mobsters.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Ethel Merman, Sally Eilers, Harry Parke

Votes: 272

47. The Biggest Robbery Never Told (2002)

105 min | Comedy

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Director: Daniel Monzón | Stars: Antonio Resines, Neus Asensi, Manuel Manquiña, Javier Aller

Votes: 355

48. Saltimbanco (1997 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary, Family

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Director: Jacques Payette | Stars: Dimitri A. Arnaoutov, René Bazinet, Ann Bernard, Pawel Biegaj

Votes: 252

49. The Man on the Flying Trapeze (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.3
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Popeye comes to ask Olive out, but finds she's gone off with the title character. Popeye goes to the circus (ringmaster Wimpy) looking for her, to find she's part of the act; an aerial battle ensues.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 130

50. Red Wagon (1933)

107 min | Drama

6.3
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Director: Paul L. Stein | Stars: Charles Bickford, Anthony Bushell, Greta Nissen, Raquel Torres

Votes: 10