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1. The Greatest Showman (2017)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.8
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48 Metascore

Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Director: Michael Gracey | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya

Votes: 110,276 | Gross: $173.52M

2. Big Fish (2003)

PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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58 Metascore

A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange

Votes: 376,916 | Gross: $66.26M

3. Water for Elephants (2011)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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52 Metascore

Set in the 1930s, a former veterinary student takes a job in a traveling circus and falls in love with the ringmaster's wife.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, Paul Schneider

Votes: 102,338 | Gross: $58.71M

4. Dumbo (1941)

G | 64 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.3
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Ridiculed because of his enormous ears, a young circus elephant is assisted by a mouse to achieve his full potential.

Directors: Samuel Armstrong, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen, John Elliotte | Stars: Sterling Holloway, Edward Brophy, James Baskett, Herman Bing

Votes: 98,859 | Gross: $1.60M

5. Limelight (1952)

G | 137 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.1
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A fading comedian and a suicidally despondent ballet dancer must look to each other to find meaning and hope in their lives.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce, Buster Keaton

Votes: 15,130 | Gross: $1.00M

6. The Tin Drum (1979)

R | 142 min | Drama, War

7.6
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In 1924, Oskar Matzerath is born in the Free City of Danzig. At age three, he falls down a flight of stairs and stops growing. In 1939, World War II breaks out.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, Katharina Thalbach

Votes: 19,465

7. Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.9
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100 Metascore

The story of a mistreated donkey and the people around him. A study on saintliness and a sister piece to Bresson's Mouchette.

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: Anne Wiazemsky, Walter Green, François Lafarge, Jean-Claude Guilbert

Votes: 13,866 | Gross: $0.04M

8. The Circus (1928)

G | 72 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: 21,209

9. Lola Montès (1955)

Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.4
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The film tells the tragic story of Lola Montès, a great adventurer who becomes the main attraction of a circus after being the lover of various important European men.

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook, Henri Guisol

Votes: 4,075 | Gross: $0.11M

10. 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 »

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

Votes: 1,208

11. Ulysses (1967)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama

6.6
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Dublin; June 16, 1904. Stephen Dedalus, who fancies himself as a poet, embarks on a day of wandering about the city during which he finds friendship and a father figure in Leopold Bloom, a ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Strick | Stars: Milo O'Shea, Barbara Jefford, Maurice Roëves, T.P. McKenna

Votes: 698

12. The Fantasticks (1995)

PG | 86 min | Musical, Romance

5.7
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48 Metascore

A mysterious fair come to a small community in the countryside, which could make real the illusions of two kids.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Joel Grey, Barnard Hughes, Jean Louisa Kelly, Joey McIntyre

Votes: 1,031 | Gross: $0.04M

13. Thirteen Women (1932)

Passed | 73 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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Ursula plots to murder 12 women with her supernatural powers.

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

Votes: 904

14. The Big Circus (1959)

109 min | Drama

6.3
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A circus owner tries to keep his financially troubled circus on the road, despite the efforts of a murderous saboteur who has decided that the show must not go on.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Victor Mature, Red Buttons, Rhonda Fleming, Kathryn Grant

Votes: 494

15. Merry Andrew (1958)

Passed | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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Downtrodden but creative English school-teacher (Danny Kaye) on archeological trip discovers joys of love and circus life with acrobat (Pier Angeli).

Director: Michael Kidd | Stars: Danny Kaye, Pier Angeli, Salvatore Baccaloni, Noel Purcell

Votes: 637

16. Leningrad: Kolshik (2017 Video)

4 min | Short, Action, Comedy

8.2
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Going on in reverse this music video reveals step by step a bizarre chain reaction of catastrophic events in an ordinary Russian circus.

Director: Ilya Naishuller | Stars: Leningrad, Aleksei Velikotnyi, Anna Baranovskaya, Alena Ermolaeva

Votes: 85

17. Rayman: The Animated Series (1999–2000)

Animation, Action, Adventure

7.5
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The evil circus owner Rigatoni has enslaved Rayman and his friends, forcing them to work in his traveling circus! Rayman decides they must break free. They soon escape from the villainous ... See full summary »

Stars: Emmanuel Garijo, Billy West, Carolyn Lawrence, Lacey Chabert

Votes: 44

18. The Wagons Roll at Night (1941)

Approved | 84 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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After local grocery clerk rescues a baby from an escaped lion, a circus owner builds him into an attraction but balks when he falls in love with his sister.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Sylvia Sidney, Eddie Albert, Joan Leslie

Votes: 678

19. 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: 1,295

20. The Amazing Dobermans (1976)

G | 96 min | Family, Comedy, Crime

5.1
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An ex-con man and his five trained Dobermans help a Treasury Dept. agent stop a racketeer and his gang.

Director: Byron Chudnow | Stars: James Franciscus, Barbara Eden, Fred Astaire, Jack Carter

Votes: 313

21. The Chimp (1932)

Passed | 25 min | Short, Comedy

7.1
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Two bumbling circus performers inadvertently help drive the circus into ruin and then end up in possession of a flea circus and an oversized chimp.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Bobby Burns, Baldwin Cooke

Votes: 936

22. The Boy Who Stole the Elephant (1970 TV Movie)

95 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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A frontier huckster, Colonel Ryder, and a young orphan, Davey, operate a travelling tent show. They are loaned an elephant by an old friend, Molly, who is also a rival circus owner. Davey ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Caffey | Stars: Parley Baer, Whitney Blake, Walter Burke, Ernestine Clark

23. Chad Hanna (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Country boy joins a circus in the 1840s and falls in love with Albany the star equestrian rider. Later he falls in love with Caroline another runaway who becomes the Circus' new bareback rider.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour, Linda Darnell, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 210

24. TimeSplitters 2 (2002 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.6
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In 2401, humanity is at war with relentless aliens, TimeSplitters. Space marines Cortez and Hart travel through time to stop the aliens in various spots, including Wild West, zombie-infested Gothic church and Blade Runner-esque future.

Directors: David Doak, Stephen Ellis | Stars: Tom Clarke Hill, Anna Burford, Kevin Clarke, Imme Dahlberg

Votes: 588

25. Rain or Shine (1930)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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Woman inherits a traveling circus which brings financial difficulties.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Joe Cook, Louise Fazenda, Joan Peers, William Collier Jr.

Votes: 279

26. Rölli ja kultainen avain (2013)

Adventure, Comedy, Family

4.7
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Director: Taavi Vartia | Stars: Allan Tuppurainen, Mikko Leppilampi, Krista Kosonen, Iina Kuustonen

Votes: 153

27. Saltimbanco (1997 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary, Family

7.7
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Director: Jacques Payette | Stars: Dimitri A. Arnaoutov, René Bazinet, Ann Bernard, Pawel Biegaj

Votes: 265

28. 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: 26

29. Depeche Mode: Halo (1990 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.4
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"The Strongest Man in the Universe" (David Gahan) sings while giving a show with a traveling circus in the middle of nowhere.

Director: Anton Corbijn | Stars: Depeche Mode, David Gahan, Martin Gore, Andrew Fletcher

Votes: 45

30. Circus Shadows (1935)

Approved | 66 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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A phony "psychic" ring tricks a pretty young circus performer into working for them.

Director: Charles Hutchison | Stars: Dorothy Wilson, Kane Richmond, William Ruhl, Russell Hopton

31. Painted Faces (1929)

Passed | 74 min | Crime, Mystery

6.0
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A vaudeville performer is murdered backstage and another performer is tried for the crime.

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Helen Foster, Barton Hepburn, Dorothy Gulliver

Votes: 28

32. Daredevil Droopy (1951)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.3
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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...

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler

Votes: 318

33. Tillie's Punctured Romance (1928)

57 min | Comedy

7.1
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The ring master is plotting to get the circus owner done away with in a lion cage so he can take over. World War I intervenes and eventually aids the Allied cause by joining the German army.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: W.C. Fields, Louise Fazenda, Chester Conklin, Mack Swain

Votes: 15

34. 3-Ring Marriage (1928)

Passed | 60 min | Adventure, Drama

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Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Mary Astor, Lloyd Hughes, Lawford Davidson, Yola d'Avril

35. The Man on the Flying Trapeze (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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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: 146

36. Der Ohrring (2008)

5 min | Short, Fantasy, Romance

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When Pearl finds a beautiful earring on Southport Pier she is transported into a world of German Expressionism where she meets the dashing Fritz. Can they prevent the evil Ringmaster from ... See full summary »

Directors: Lisa Mallon, Lauren Thompson, Catherine Tully, Victoria Ward, Sarah Wharton | Stars: Monique Bell, Kit O'Keeffe, Joseph Spencer

37. The Lyin' Lion (1949)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short

4.3
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Looey the Lion is tossed out of the circus for ruining an act in progress. He works hard and devises himself a high-wire bicycle act, sneaks back into the circus, has many mishaps while performing his, and is thrown out again.

Director: Connie Rasinski | Stars: Dayton Allen, Tom Morrison, Sid Raymond

Votes: 6

38. The Mouse and the Lion (1953)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.5
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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

Votes: 10

39. The Bandmaster (1947)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.6
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Andy Panda is the conductor of an all-animal circus orchestra.

Director: Dick Lundy

Votes: 46

40. Circus Capers (1930)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.2
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A dog ringmaster woos away the mouse bareback rider from the mouse clown.

Directors: Harry Bailey, John Foster

Votes: 52

41. Stage Struck (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short

3.8
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Half-Pint, a stage-struck baby circus elephant, is forever getting into and messing up somebody's act. Although the ringmaster thinks he is too young to perform, Half-Pint cannot resist the... See full summary »

Director: Mannie Davis

Votes: 5

42. Buddy's Circus (1934)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

5.2
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Buddy is a owner of a circus; he must save a baby who fell from the seats and performs with the circus acts.

Director: Jack King | Star: Jack Carr

Votes: 87

43. Blowing Bubbles (2010)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Bubbles the Clown is choking, night after night, when his performance routine is disrupted by the departure of the Bearded Woman.

Director: Vaughn Juares | Stars: Joseph Andrew Schneider, Vaughn Juares, Nora Montanez

Votes: 78

44. Keep Your Grin Up (1955)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.4
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Caasper, the Friendly Ghost, attends the circus and frightens the performers. He then encounters a Laughing Hyena that is unable to laugh. Casper, determined to make the hyena laugh, tries ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Gilbert Mack, Jack Mercer, Cecil Roy, Alan Shay

Votes: 11

45. The Circus Comes to Clown (1947)

7 min | Animation, Short, Music

6.1
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A series of circus acts (fast, furious and funny gags) leads to the trapeze act and the sing-a-long begins with "The Man On The Trapeze".

Director: Izzy Sparber

Votes: 9

46. Ottilias Ochse (2012)

15 min | Short, Comedy

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An old ox is received friendly by the two older ladies Ottilia and Milva in their home. But they can't imagine what the intentions of the ox are.

Director: Martin Thiemar | Stars: Matthias Spahn, Rosemarie Deibel, Holger Liedtke, Eva-Maria Köhler

47. Stranger Than Fiction 6373: The Candy Kid (1941)

Approved | 9 min | Short, News

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A six-year-old girl, Barbara Schultz, is an official candy-taster for a large candy manufacturer; Fredrick Kuhn of Philadelphia makes trinkets from peach pits; J. A. Sanders of Kansas City,... See full summary »

Directors: Thomas Mead, Joseph O'Brien | Stars: Alois Havrilla, Barbara Schultz, Frederick Kuhn, J.A. Sanders

48. Carnie Adovada (2016)

7 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

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Directors: Stefan Chakerian, Diego Romero | Stars: Judy Calman, Stefan Chakerian, Celine R. Lopez, Jason Merrell

49. Mind Performers (2001)

Short

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A ring master uses his megaphone to peek inside the sick minds of a scared puppet and a dominant dwarf.

Director: Jorge Abarca | Stars: Najaf Bilgrami, Alma Fridel, Brian McDermott

50. Jenny's Dreamland (2009)

7 min | Short, Fantasy

9.2
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Do you remember your favorite resting spot where you played after school? A place without limits? A place where all your dreams could come true? While walking home from school on her ... See full summary »

Director: Juli Stone Pitzer | Stars: Jeddah Danielle Salera, Darius Frye, Diane Mullins, Spencer Miller

Votes: 5