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1. Van Helsing (2004)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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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.

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

2. 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

3. 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.

Writer: Clarence Aaron 'Tod' Robbins | Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates

4. Wings of Desire (1987)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Mystery, 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.

Writers: Wim Wenders, Peter Handke, Richard Reitinger | Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois

5. When Night Is Falling (1995)

R | 94 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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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.

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

6. 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

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 against a background of circus spectacle.

Writers: Fredric M. Frank, Barré Lyndon, Theodore St. John, Frank Cavett | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: James Stewart, Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde

8. The Circus (1928)

Unrated | 71 min | Comedy, Romance

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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

9. Annie Get Your Gun (1950)

Passed | 107 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

7.1
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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.

Writers: Sidney Sheldon, Herbert Fields, Dorothy Fields | Directors: George Sidney, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern, J. Carrol Naish

10. 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.

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

11. I'm No Angel (1933)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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The bold Tira works as dancing beauty and lion tamer at a fair. Out of an urgent need of money, she agrees to a risky new number: she'll put her head into a lion's muzzle! With this ... See full summary »

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

12. 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.

Writers: Max Catto, Liam O'Brien, James R. Webb | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida, Katy Jurado

13. Das Schlangenei (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 »

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

14. Pandora's Box (1929)

Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.0
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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.

Writers: Frank Wedekind, Ladislaus Vajda | Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer, Carl Goetz

15. Las Vegas Lady (1975)

PG | 87 min | Crime, Drama

4.9
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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 »

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

16. The Girl of Your Dreams (1998)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama

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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...

Writers: Rafael Azcona, Miguel Ángel Egea, Carlos López, David Trueba | Director: Fernando Trueba | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Antonio Resines, Jorge Sanz, Rosa Maria Sardà

17. 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.

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

18. 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 »

Writers: Philip Klein, Robert Yost | Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Claire Trevor, Henry B. Walthall, Alan Dinehart

19. Circus of Horrors (1960)

Approved | 88 min | Horror, Drama

6.2
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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 »

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

20. The Story of Three Loves (1953)

Approved | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

6.6
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An anthology film consisting of three very different stories about love set in Europe and told in flashback.

Writers: John Collier, George Froeschel, Jan Lustig, Jacques Maret, Arnold Phillips, Ladislao Vajda | Directors: Vincente Minnelli, Gottfried Reinhardt | Stars: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Leslie Caron, Farley Granger

21. The Master Touch (1972)

PG | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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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.

Writers: Roberto Leoni, Franco Bucceri, Nico Ducci, Michele Lupo, Mino Roli | Director: Michele Lupo | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Giuliano Gemma, Florinda Bolkan, Wolfgang Preiss

22. Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

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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.

Writers: Edgar Allan Poe, Harold Medford, James R. Webb | Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Karl Malden, Claude Dauphin, Patricia Medina, Steve Forrest

23. Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.5
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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.

Writers: Robert Ellis, Helen Logan, Earl Derr Biggers | Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Warner Oland, Keye Luke, George Brasno, Olive Brasno

24. Alegría (1999)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Romance, Fantasy

6.6
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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 »

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

25. Thirteen Women (1932)

Passed | 73 min | Drama, Mystery

6.3
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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 »

Writers: Tiffany Thayer, Bartlett Cormack, Samuel Ornitz | Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Irene Dunne, Ricardo Cortez, Jill Esmond, Myrna Loy

26. Semen, a Love Sample (2005)

89 min | Comedy

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

27. 4 Devils (1928)

Passed | 100 min | Drama

7.2
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Writers: Berthold Viertel, Herman Bang, Carl Mayer, Marion Orth, John Hunter Booth | Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Mary Duncan, Charles Morton, Barry Norton

28. Comrade Kim Goes Flying (2012)

81 min | Comedy

6.5
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A female coal miner in communist Korea aspires to be an acrobat in a circus.

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

29. 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 »

Writers: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Noémie Lvovsky, Agnès de Sacy | Director: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi | Stars: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Chiara Mastroianni, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Denis Podalydès

30. Innocence Unprotected (1968)

75 min | Documentary

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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

31. 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 »

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

32. The Biggest Robbery Never Told (2002)

105 min | Comedy

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

33. Jealousy (1925)

Passed | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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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 »

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

34. Polly of the Circus (1932)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Drama

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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 »

Writers: Margaret Mayo, Carey Wilson, Laurence E. Johnson | Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Marion Davies, Clark Gable, C. Aubrey Smith, Raymond Hatton

35. Two Tickets to Broadway (1951)

Approved | 106 min | Musical

5.7
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Nancy Peterson and her friends wants to get a spot on Bob Crosby's TV show, but their agent has linked them.

Writers: Sid Silvers, Hal Kanter, Sammy Cahn | Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Tony Martin, Janet Leigh, Gloria DeHaven, Eddie Bracken

36. 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.

Writers: Leonard Praskins, Barney Slater | Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Anne Bancroft, Lee J. Cobb, Raymond Burr

37. Seven Murders for Scotland Yard (1971)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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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.

Writers: Tito Carpi, Sandro Continenza, José Luis Madrid, Paul Naschy | Director: José Luis Madrid | Stars: Paul Naschy, Patricia Loran, Renzo Marignano, Orchidea de Santis

38. The Dark Tower (1943)

90 min | Drama, Thriller

6.1
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A struggling circus finds salvation in the form of an exciting new twist on their high-wire act.

Writers: Reginald Purdell, Brock Williams | Director: John Harlow | Stars: Ben Lyon, Anne Crawford, David Farrar, Herbert Lom

39. 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.

Writers: Clarence Budington Kelland, Walter DeLeon, Francis Martin, Frank Butler, Philip Rapp | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Ethel Merman, Sally Eilers, Harry Parke

40. 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

41. Fire-Eater (1998)

100 min | Drama

6.8
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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 »

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

42. O'Shaughnessy's Boy (1935)

Passed | 87 min | Drama

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Writers: Harvey Gates, Malcolm Stuart Boylan, Leonard Praskins, Wanda Tuchock, Otis Garrett | Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Henry Stephenson

43. Homicide for Three (1948)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.3
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On their honeymoon,a young navy officer and his wife are having difficulties in finding a hotel room in Los Angeles until a lady lends them her suite. There, they receive a mysterious ... See full summary »

Writers: Hugh Wheeler, Richard W. Webb, Bradbury Foote, Albert DeMond | Director: George Blair | Stars: Warren Douglas, Audrey Long, Grant Withers, Lloyd Corrigan

44. Trigger, Jr. (1950)

Approved | 68 min | Western

6.3
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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 »

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

45. The Big Cage (1933)

Passed | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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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.

Writers: Clyde Beatty, Edward Anthony, Ferdinand Reyher, Clarence Marks | Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Clyde Beatty, Anita Page, Andy Devine, Vince Barnett

46. Magic Journeys (1982)

16 min | Fantasy, Short

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Children are shown in a series of dream and fantasy sequences, with imagery (such as a kite soaring out of the screen) designed to take advantage of the 3-D format.

Writer: Murray Lerner | Director: Murray Lerner

47. The Circus Queen Murder (1933)

63 min | Mystery

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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 »

Writers: Fulton Oursler, Jo Swerling | Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Donald Cook, Greta Nissen, Ruthelma Stevens

48. The Wrestler and the Clown (1957)

95 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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It's a story about two of the most famous russian personages. They become friends, and then go along on the path of glory in parallel.

Writer: Nikolay Pogodin | Directors: Boris Barnet, Konstantin Yudin | Stars: Stanislav Chekan, Aleksandr Mikhaylov, Yuri Medvedev, Iya Arepina

49. Red Wagon (1933)

107 min | Drama

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Writers: Roger Burford, Edward Knoblock, Eleanor Smith, Arthur B. Woods | Director: Paul L. Stein | Stars: Charles Bickford, Anthony Bushell, Greta Nissen, Raquel Torres

50. Circus Girl (1937)

Approved | 66 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Trapeze artist Kay Rogers marries aerial-act member Charles Jerome, who immediately become jealous of fellow-trapeze artist Bob McAvoy, and sets out to kill him through a series of staged ... See full summary »

Writers: Adele Buffington, Bradford Ropes, Frank R. Adams | Director: John H. Auer | Stars: June Travis, Robert Livingston, Donald Cook, Betty Compson