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2. Behind the Sun (2001)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama
When ordered by his father to avenge the death of his older brother, a young man questions the tradition of violence between two rival families.
Votes: 6,435 | Gross: $0.06M
3. Limelight (1952)
G | 137 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A fading comedian and a suicidally despondent ballet dancer must look to each other to find purpose and hope in their lives.
Votes: 16,595 | Gross: $1.00M
4. Dumbo (1941)
G | 64 min | Animation, Drama, Family
Ridiculed because of his enormous ears, a young circus elephant is assisted by a mouse to achieve his full potential.
Votes: 111,618 | Gross: $1.60M
5. The Mercenary (1968)
PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Western
A greedy Polish mercenary aids a mine worker and peasant girl as they lead a revolution against the oppressive Mexican Government, and are pursued by an American rival.
6. Lisbela and the Prisoner (2003)
106 min | Comedy, Romance
Lisbela is a young woman who loves going to the movies. Leléu is a con man, going from town to town selling all sort of things and performing as master of ceremonies for some cheesy numbers... See full summary »
8. Leningrad: Kolshchik (2017 Video)
4 min | Short, Action, Comedy
Going on in reverse this music video reveals step by step a bizarre chain reaction of catastrophic events in an ordinary Russian circus.
9. A Luneta do Tempo (2014)
99 min | Drama, Musical, Western
In arid and treacherous lands, Lampião and his band are pursued by Antero Tenente and his troop, which faces the capture of the bandit as a matter of honor.
10. Bye Bye Brasil (1980)
R | 110 min | Drama
The Caravana Rolidei rolls into town with the Gypsy Lord at the mike: he does magic tricks, the erotic Salomé dances, and the mute Swallow performs feats of strength. A young accordion ... See full summary »
11. Dumbo (2019)
PG | 112 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.
Votes: 51,159 | Gross: $114.77M
13. The Serpent's Egg (1977)
R | 119 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Berlin, 1923. Following the suicide of his brother, American circus acrobat Abel Rosenberg attempts to survive while facing unemployment, depression, alcoholism and the social decay of Germany during the Weimar Republic.
The main characters are former circus artists.
Irmão do Jorel (2014– )
Animation, Comedy, Family
Directors: Juliano Enrico, Hernan La Greca, Fernanda Tomasoni Laender, Rodrigo Soldado, Daniela Vieira, Pablo Zucarrino, Flavia Prats Feffer, Melissa Garcia | Stars: Andrei Duarte, Juliano Enrico, Tânia Gaidarji, Melissa Garcia
17. Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
PG | 130 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A frustrated circus magician from Kansas is transported to a magical land called Oz, where he will have to fulfill a prophecy to become the king, and release the land from the Wicked Witches using his great (but fake) powers.
Votes: 194,099 | Gross: $234.91M
18. Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
R | 76 min | Animation, Action, Crime
As Batman hunts for the escaped Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime attacks the Gordon family to prove a diabolical point mirroring his own fall into madness.
Votes: 45,179 | Gross: $3.78M
There is a mix of amusement park and freak circus.
19. The Clown (2011)
88 min | Comedy, Drama
Father and son work as clowns Puro Sangue/Valdemar and Pangare/Benjamin in a circus in the Brazilian countryside. Benjamin decides to follow a different path and meets several people on the way.
21. Topsy-Turvy (1999)
R | 154 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Set in the 1880s, the story of how, during a creative dry spell, the partnership of the legendary musical/theatrical writers Gilbert and Sullivan almost dissolves, before they turn it all around and write the Mikado.
Votes: 11,225 | Gross: $6.20M
22. Water for Elephants (2011)
PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance
Set in the 1930s, a former veterinary student takes a job in a travelling circus and falls in love with the ringmaster's wife.
Votes: 107,116 | Gross: $58.71M
23. Os Saltimbancos Trapalhões (1981)
95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Four humble and goofy employees of a prominent circus, all of them with a natural comedic talent, rebel against their tyrannical boss and his unscrupulous illusionist assistant.
24. BloodRayne (2005)
R | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
In the eighteenth century, a vampire escapes from the freak show, in which she once participated, and teams up with a group of vampire slayers to kill the man who raped her mother.
Votes: 33,245 | Gross: $2.41M
25. Batman Forever (1995)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Batman must battle former district attorney Harvey Dent, who is now Two-Face and Edward Nygma, The Riddler with help from an amorous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.
Votes: 225,136 | Gross: $184.03M
The film is awful, but the Flying Graysons' scene is nice.
26. Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)
PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Teenager Darren Shan meets a mysterious man at a freak show who turns out to be a vampire. After a series of events, Darren must leave his normal life and go on the road with the Cirque du Freak and become a vampire.
Votes: 41,556 | Gross: $14.05M
28. O Grande Monteleone (2011)
15 min | Short, Drama
Old Monteleone lives alone in a house littered with the relics of his past life in the circus. He hasn't worn his clown suit in years, but now he has good reason to. Today he'll wear his old makeup one last time.
Honorable mention: Not a movie about circus, but a nice short film on clowns.