Clowns in family films and comedies

by greenbudgie | created - 27 Jul 2018 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

In year of release order. From 2019 going back in time to 1892.

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2. The Boy, the Dog and the Clown

90 min | Family | Post-production

A young boy, Adrien, grieving over the loss of his father, meets a sad, down-on-his-luck clown who can perform incredible feats of magic. After Adrien gets lost in the woods, the boy learns... See full summary »

Director: Nick Lyon | Stars: Adrien Lyon, Gabriel Dell Jr., Kiki del Vecchio, Kenny Johnston

3. Yova

Fantasy | Post-production

A young elf runs away from her kingdom in the forest to meet her icon, a famous clown of the local Circus.

Director: Charlie Luccini | Stars: Angélique Meyns, Alex Dey, Lydie Misiek, John Martinage

4. Wrinkles the Clown (2019)

75 min | Documentary, Comedy, Horror

53 Metascore

In Florida, parents can hire Wrinkles the Clown to scare their misbehaving children.

Director: Michael Beach Nichols | Stars: Christopher Barcia, Trevor J. Blank, Andrew Caldwell, George Holden

Votes: 184

6. Clowning

Crime, Romance | Filming

With his girlfriend pregnant, Dante, a pacifist hippie who makes lip balm called, Mama Earth; is struggling to keep his bills paid. After finding a mysterious flyer for a Birthday Clown ... See full summary »

Director: P.M. Lipscomb | Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Mike Starr, Suteara Vaughn, Dashiell Connery

7. Scary Stories for Kids (2019– )

Unrated | 15 min | Animation, Family, Horror

An anthology series consisting of several original creepy stories of scary clowns, monsters and ghouls.

Stars: Alex Velazquez, Angie Velazquez, Manny Velazquez, Noemi Burgos Velazquez

8. Pirouette (II)

5 min | Animation, Short, Adventure | Post-production

When a clown crippled with anxiety auditions at his local dance company for the role of a lifetime, he is forced to confront the only thing holding him back.

Director: Adina Cohen

9. Clowns & Robbers (2018)

87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Marvin is struggling to make a living in the family business of clowning. When he drunkenly gets coerced into robbing a bank, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery to Mexico with his ... See full summary »

Director: Evan Falbaum | Stars: Kemerton Hargrove Jr., Mitch Landry, Erica Callais, Thomas Avallone

Votes: 7

10. Coulrophobia (I) (2018)

Short, Comedy, Horror

When looking for a party spot, three friends encounter a group of clowns that may not be as friendly as they hoped.

Director: Greg Vogt | Stars: Jason Burke, Lou Consolo, Mary Houle, David Ogrodowski

11. Fools & Gold (2018)

10 min | Short, Comedy

A charming, beautiful thief and her deadly, charismatic partner pursue the fortune of an eccentric clown.

Director: Nate Nguepsi | Stars: McKenzie Moser, Shawn Holt, Scott Michael Dunn, Joe Hammerstone

12. MouthBreather: Feeding Time (2018)

1 min | Short

A clown gets in over his head.

Director: Jesse Dampolo | Stars: MouthBreather, Michael Testa

13. Roger, Lilly And Bob Too: An Interview With A Couple Of Clowns (2018)

6 min | Short, Comedy

A mockumentary highlighting the plight of ordinary everyday clowns amidst the alarming upsurge of Scare Clowns.

Directors: Trevor Bishop, Alan Wright | Stars: Trevor Bishop, Alan Wright

14. The Magic Lantern (2018)

20 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Handcrafted landscapes and 3D printed puppets come to life in a dreamlike story built upon a kid's fear of growing up.

Directors: Mariana Ospina-Arteaga, Youp Zondag | Stars: Tyler Barish, Carson Gale, Paulo Ospina, Mike Petersen

15. Animal Crackers (2017)

94 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A family must use a magical box of Animal Crackers to save a run-down circus from being taken over by their evil uncle Horatio P. Huntington.

Directors: Tony Bancroft, Scott Christian Sava, Jaime Maestro | Stars: Emily Blunt, Danny DeVito, John Krasinski, Ian McKellen

Votes: 451

16. Curtis the Clown (2017 Video)

2 min | Comedy

A young Muggle boy is suddenly whisked away to learn how to become a CLOWN!?

Director: John Willis Wassel | Stars: Christopher Gilstrap, Joe Crowder, Bill Christie, Joe Williams

17. Treasure (2016)

96 min | Adventure, Family

Gosha, a clever and inquisitive boy from a small town, and Katya, a girl from Moscow, who is a friend of his and together they crack the case of a burglary at the Museum of Local History. ... See full summary »

Director: Irina Volkova | Stars: Vladimir Kapustin, Olga Kavalay-Aksyonova, Natalya Kolyakanova, Efrosiniya Kushnir

18. Rush Call Clown (2016)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A story about a man's life turning upside down when a celebrity's social media post portrays the man's clown self as scary and violent, which sparks a negative spiral for his career as a children's clown entertainer.

Director: Olan Montgomery | Stars: Wisullah Ali, Wendy Callard-Booz, Raina Cheng, Michael Cramer

19. Mime (I) (2016)

18 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

When an everyday mime witnesses a murder, he must help two detectives take down one of the city's biggest crime organizations.

Director: Anthony Gabriele | Stars: Jared Biunno, Samuel Checo, Tyler Downey, Anthony Gabriele

20. Duo (I) (2015)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

When Melanie begrudgingly agrees to give Marcel, a French mime who doesn't speak english, a ride to his audition in Las Vegas, they both have to overcome their differences to prevent this trip from being a disaster.

Director: Karl E. Landler | Stars: Marem Hassler, Karl E. Landler, Danny Goler, Lada Nikolska

Votes: 8

21. The Embalmo the Clown Show (2015)

15 min | Short, Comedy

Embalmo was groomed to be a funeral director/mortician, but that didn't work out. He then went to clown college. He tried to be a successful clown, but that didn't work out. Now he drinks ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Mackner | Stars: J.D. Korejko, Mark Mackner, Shoshanna Hill, Susanna D'Arcy

22. The Clowning (2015)

19 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

The participants of a class in clown-technique struggle to find their inner vulnerability and ultimately also their inner clown.

Director: Martin Åhlin | Stars: Jimmy Backman, Maria Gotfredsen, Elin Hugoson, Michael Odhag

23. Funny Bone (I) (2015)

9 min | Short, Comedy

Young Jayden at a birthday party, stands unenthused until a hired clown arrives, following him into the house to discover him stealing.

Director: James Werrett | Stars: Emily Ciccarelli, Daniel McGill, Ashleigh-Rose Nicholson, Elizabeth O'Callaghan

24. The Astronaut Forgot (2015)

3 min | Short, Music

While trying to treat a mental patient, a scientist struggles with his own mental stability.

Director: Matthew Angle | Star: Russ Carrick

25. Deadtime Stories (2012– )
Episode: Who's Giggling Now? (2014)

23 min | Family, Fantasy, Horror

Nancy and her friend babysit in the house that was once home to Giggles, the perfect killer clown.

Directors: David Hillenbrand, Scott Hillenbrand | Stars: Jennifer Stone, Piper Reese, Franchesca Maia, Jacob Melton

Votes: 318

26. Black Dynamite (2011–2015)
Episode: Warriors Come Out or The Mean Queens of Halloween (2014)

TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

It's Halloween in LA and Cream Corn convinces BD and the Crew to go to a street party where, let's just say, ain't nobody in the closet. Everything's gay (as in happy) and gay (as in gay) ... See full summary »

Directors: Carl Jones, Lesean Thomas | Stars: Michael Jai White, Byron Minns, Kym Whitley, Tommy Davidson

Votes: 24

27. Worst Year of My Life, Again! (2014– )
Episode: Halloween (2014)


Alex creates a cool costume to wear to Nicola's Halloween celebrations, but will he get to the party without getting trick or treated?

Director: John Hartley | Stars: Ned Napier, Tiarnie Coupland, Laurence Boxhall, Xander Speight

Votes: 6

29. Lucky Devils (2013)

96 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

A magical circus spectacle performed by former street kids from St. Petersburg, Russia and how growing up can bee hard as a rock.

Director: Verena Endtner

Votes: 10

30. Clownwise (2013)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

At the beginning of their careers Oskar, Max and Viktor created a superstar clown trio called The Busters. Their clownery personified little islands of freedom in the midst of a motionless ... See full summary »

Director: Viktor Taus | Stars: Didier Flamand, Oldrich Kaiser, Jirí Lábus, Kati Outinen

Votes: 149

31. Pompon le clown (2013– )


Series of commercials for a circus company.

Stars: François Dupont, Brian Harrison, Simon Lavenne, Etienne Van De Walle

Votes: 7

32. Noches con Platanito (2013– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

Interviews and games with celebrities.

Stars: Sergio Verduzco, David Villalpando, Luis Coronel, Don Cheto

Votes: 47

33. Jelger de Goochelaar en de Geheimzinnige Kist (2012)

Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

Jelger finds a mysterious chest on his attic.

Director: Jelger Dees | Stars: Jelger Dees, Sebastiaan van Baar, Claire Segijn, Anne Junggeburt

35. Red Nose (2011)

50 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

During 2008, under the barrage of Kassam rockets, a clown was wandering around the streets of the city of Shderot. The clown nurtured special relationships with an Ethiopian kid named ... See full summary »

Directors: Eldad Prives, Asaf Oren | Stars: Eldad Prives, Yaakov Sabhat

36. Jelger de Goochelaar en de jacht op de Juwelendief (2011)

92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

People in Belderplons are being robbed in broad daylight. When the police suspect Jelger, he's doing whatever he can to catch the real thief, while being chased by the evil wizard who seeks revenge.

Director: Jelger Dees | Stars: Jelger Dees, Sebastiaan van Baar, Dan Segijn, Claire Segijn

38. Unmasked (II) (2011)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

A bank robbery goes south when one of the gang reveals his secret aspirations.

Director: Michael Boas | Stars: Jesse Conklin, Chris Clark, Mike Russo, Rachel Oshlag

39. The Amazing Race (2001– )
Episode: I Want to Be in the Circus, That's Where I Belong (2010)

TV-PG | 44 min | Adventure, Family, Game-Show

The seven teams stay in St. Petersburg, Russia, where they join the circus. Some teams find the leg to be anything but fun and games when they misread an important clue.

Director: Bertram van Munster | Stars: Phil Keoghan, Nick DeCarlo, Vicki Casciola, Nat Strand

Votes: 37

40. The Girl Is Mime (2010)

7 min | Short, Comedy

Did the mime commit the crime? Clive Buckle is being questioned about the murder of his wife. Interrogation brings back a slew of memories, some good, some bad...some sexy. The police are ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Bunn | Stars: Martin Freeman, Jennifer Short, Daniel Caren

Votes: 422

41. Clownfest: Five Days in the Alley (2009)

38 min | Documentary, Short

In 1981, Vince Pagliano produced the first clown convention on the shores of New Jersey. Twenty-seven years later, the festival is continuing to attract hundreds of professional clowns from... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Weber | Stars: Joe Barney, Greg DeSanto, Karen DeSanto, Claire Fogarty

42. Clown Hunt (2008)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy

A group of men hunt clowns.

Director: Barry Tubb | Stars: Tanner Beard, Eloise DeJoria, Jamison Driskill, Callisto Griffith

Votes: 37

43. The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007–2011)
Episode: Day of the Clown: Part 2 (2008)

TV-PG | 28 min | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi

After Sarah Jane has told Luke she has a fear of clowns dating from a childhood incident, balloons rain from the sky into the school playground. Children who touch them fall under Odd Bob's... See full summary »

Director: Michael Kerrigan | Stars: Elisabeth Sladen, Bradley Walsh, Anjli Mohindra, Tommy Knight

Votes: 156

44. Happiending (2008)

Not Rated | 27 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Arrived in Hollywood forty years ago with nothing but the dream to become a big star, this old clown finds himself hopeless, working on a street corner holding a sign to advertise a restaurant. Even ending it all doesn't prove so easy.

Director: Matias Masucci | Stars: Matias Masucci, Dov Tiefenbach, Ugo Bianchi, Travis Case

46. Pozoriste u kuci (2007– )

30 min | Comedy

An updated version of a legendary Yugoslavian 1970s sitcom "House Theater".

Stars: Dragan Bjelogrlic, Natasa Tapuskovic, Tanja Boskovic, Nada Macankovic

Votes: 279

47. A Clown Carol: The Marley Murder Mystery (2007)

8 min | Short, Fantasy

A CLOWN CAROL - The Marley Murder Mystery, is a new spin on a classic Holiday tale. There is a murder in Clownland. Someone sinister has committed the horrible crime, but who? Just as ... See full summary »

Director: Brian A. Bernhard | Stars: Michael C. Freeland, Barry Mitchell, Brian A. Bernhard, Jerrod Bogard

Votes: 15

48. Phir Hera Pheri (2006)

153 min | Comedy, Crime

Babu Rao, Raju and Shyam, are living happily after having risen from rags to riches. Still, money brings the joy of riches and with it the greed to make more money - and so, with a don as an unknowing investor, Raju initiates a new game.

Director: Neeraj Vora | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Bipasha Basu

Votes: 13,667

49. Little Big Top (2006)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy

An aging out of work clown returns to his small hometown, resigned to spend the rest of his days in a drunken stupor. But when his passion for clowning is reawakened by the local amateur circus he finds his smile.

Director: Ward Roberts | Stars: Sid Haig, Richard Riehle, Hollis Resnik, Mel England

Votes: 126 | Gross: $0.01M

50. Happy's Last Wish (2006)

4 min | Short, Family

Tired of things never going his way, Happy the Clown decides to use the last wish in his magic wand on himself. But as Happy will soon learn from a little boy who's been watching him nearby... See full summary »

Directors: Barry Curtis, Sean McEwen | Stars: Gary Curtis, Jackson Curtis, Barbara Haas, Jason Levinson

Votes: 6

51. Frasier (1993–2004)
Episode: Boo! (2004)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

Frasier accidentally gives Martin a mild heart attack by scaring him dressed as a clown, holding a knife.

Director: Katy Garretson | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 456

52. Cirque du Soleil: La Nouba (2004 Video)

90 min | Documentary, Family

Cirque du Soleil live performance at Disney World.

Director: David Mallet | Stars: Danica Sheridan, Rob Alton, Igor Arefiev, Natalia Bashkatova

Votes: 256