Most Popular Circus Performer Movies and TV Shows
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3. 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: 106,807 | Gross: $58.71M
6. The Walk (II) (2015)
PG | 123 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
In 1974, high-wire artist Philippe Petit recruits a team of people to help him realize his dream: to walk the immense void between the World Trade Center towers.
Votes: 111,728 | Gross: $10.14M
7. When Night Is Falling (1995)
R | 94 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 6,254 | Gross: $1.19M
9. One from the Heart (1981)
R | 107 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A couple has a fight after living together 5 years in Las Vegas. They go out and celebrate 4th of July, each with a new partner. Breakup?
Votes: 4,735 | Gross: $0.64M
10. Bronco Billy (1980)
PG | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
An idealistic, modern-day cowboy struggles to keep his Wild West show afloat in the face of hard luck and waning interest.
Votes: 10,079 | Gross: $24.27M
12. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
Passed | 152 min | Drama, Family, Romance
The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer are told against a background of circus spectacle.
Votes: 11,849 | Gross: $36.00M
14. Mirrormask (2005)
PG | 101 min | Adventure, Fantasy
In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a fifteen-year-old girl must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get home.
Votes: 21,846 | Gross: $0.86M
15. The Last Circus (2010)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
A young trapeze artist must decide between her lust for Sergio, the Happy Clown, or her affection for Javier, the Sad Clown, both of whom are deeply disturbed.
Votes: 12,373 | Gross: $0.04M
16. Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball (2010 Video)
R | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Hords of insane assassins (2 cute) gather in or near a bar waiting to kill an insignificant FBI pencil pusher at 3AM and collect $3M. He's kept in a safe house/bunker nearby surrounded by FBI agents. Action awaits.
18. Wedding Daze (2006)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance
A guy proposes to his girlfriend, who drops dead. His BFF tries to get him to date other women but he only talks about his dead big love. At a diner he proposes to a cute waitress just to get his BFF off his back. She says yes.
20. Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
Not Rated | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Visions, memories, and mysticism all help a 40-something woman to find the strength to leave her cheating husband.
Votes: 10,457 | Gross: $0.08M
21. Circus World (1964)
Approved | 135 min | Drama, Western
When circus proprietor Matt Masters decides to take his show on a European tour, it is beset by problems, while he searches for Lili, the mother of his adopted daughter, who disappeared years before.
22. 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.
24. Viva Maria! (1965)
Not Rated | 119 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Somewhere in Central America in 1907: Maria II is the daughter of an Irish terrorist. After her father's death, she meets Maria I, a singer in a circus. She decides to stay with the circus,... See full summary »
25. Adam Resurrected (2008)
R | 106 min | Drama, War
In the aftermath of World War II, a former circus entertainer who was spared from the gas chamber becomes the ringleader at an asylum for Holocaust survivors.
27. I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (1998)
90 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
A cross-dressing mental patient escapes from an asylum and robs a bank. The money is soon stolen from him, and he embarks on a killing spree in an attempt to retrieve it.
28. Bogus (1996)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Recently orphaned, a young boy is taken in by his godmother who is shocked to realize that she can see the boy's imaginary friend: a flamboyant, French magician named Bogus.
Votes: 5,873 | Gross: $4.36M
31. Outrage (1993)
R | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
Ana is an equestrian sharpshooter for a one ring circus in Madrid for a week. Marcos is a reporter doing a Sunday supplement piece. He interviews her and she invites him to dinner with the ... See full summary »
32. The Big Circus (1959)
TV-PG | 109 min | Drama
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.
33. Trapeze (1956)
Approved | 105 min | Drama, Romance
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.
34. 3 Ring Circus (1954)
Approved | 103 min | Comedy
Jerry and Pete are two friends with no money, looking for some job. They finally find one as workers in a circus, but Jerry has different dreams. He wants to become a clown.
35. Escape to Grizzly Mountain (2000)
G | 95 min | Family, Western
Jimmy, a young boy trying to gain acceptance from his peers, is horrified when he sees a circus trainer abusing a bear cub. One of the circus employees tells Jimmy that there is a magic ... See full summary »
36. Loose Ankles (1930)
Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Romance
In this light romantic comedy, 17-year old Loretta Young is cast as Ann Harper, a wealthy socialite who has inherited a fortune provided the family is involved in no scandals appearing in ... See full summary »
37. The Master Touch (1972)
PG | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
38. The Optimists of Nine Elms (1973)
PG | 110 min | Drama
A retired entertainer makes his living as a street musician on the streets of London. Two young children befriend the old musician, brightening his otherwise colorless life.
42. Roselyne and the Lions (1989)
Not Rated | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Thierry (Gérard Sandoz) drops out of school to apprentice as a lion tamer at the zoo when he meets Roselyne (Isabelle Pasco), who shares his passion. They fall in love and when he loses his... See full summary »
43. Alegría (1999)
PG | 94 min | Drama, Romance, Fantasy
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 »
44. The First of May (1999)
G | 111 min | Drama, Family, Sport
Eleven-year-old Cory (Dan Byrd) is a foster child nobody wants. Carlotta (Academy Award-nominee Julie Harris) is an elderly woman the world has forgotten.
45. Bells of Rosarita (1945)
Approved | 68 min | Western
Sue Farnum inherits a circus, but her dead father's partner is trying to take it away from her. Roy and Bob Nolan are filming a movie on location at the circus. They and a number of other ... See full summary »
46. Polly of the Circus (1932)
Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After a trapeze performer is injured during an accident, she is moved to a minister's house where they both fall in love.
47. A Tale of Five Women (1951)
86 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
An Englishman has been working in the US so long he now speaks with an American accent. He is drafted into the British Army during WWII but is injured and loses his memory. Because he talks... See full summary »
50. The Men in Her Life (1941)
Passed | 89 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A circus performer becomes a ballerina and then begins her life of a career versus marriage and a home-life. She marries her first husband, her mentor and instructor, primarily out of ... See full summary »