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1. Ocean's Eleven (2001)

PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Thriller

7.8
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74 Metascore

Danny Ocean and his ten accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon

Votes: 486,950 | Gross: $183.42M

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: 398,053 | 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 travelling circus and falls in love with the ringmaster's wife.

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

Votes: 107,577 | Gross: $58.71M

4. The Walk (II) (2015)

PG | 123 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.3
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70 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Guillaume Baillargeon, Émilie Leclerc

Votes: 113,251 | Gross: $10.14M

5. When Night Is Falling (1995)

R | 94 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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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.

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

Votes: 6,322 | Gross: $1.19M

6. Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

PG | 95 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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In a small American town, a diabolical circus and its demonic proprietor prey on the townsfolk.

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Jason Robards, Jonathan Pryce, Diane Ladd, Royal Dano

Votes: 7,881 | Gross: $8.40M

7. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

Passed | 152 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.6
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The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer are told against a background of circus spectacle.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: James Stewart, Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde

Votes: 12,039 | Gross: $36.00M

8. Saboteur (1942)

PG | 109 min | Thriller, War

7.2
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64 Metascore

An aircraft factory worker goes on the run after being wrongly accused of starting a fire that killed his best friend.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Priscilla Lane, Robert Cummings, Otto Kruger, Alan Baxter

Votes: 21,740

9. One from the Heart (1981)

R | 107 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.5
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57 Metascore

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?

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Frederic Forrest, Teri Garr, Raul Julia, Nastassja Kinski

Votes: 4,845 | Gross: $0.64M

10. Juliet of the Spirits (1965)

Not Rated | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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83 Metascore

Visions, memories, and mysticism all help a 40-something woman to find the strength to leave her cheating husband.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Giulietta Masina, Sandra Milo, Mario Pisu, Valentina Cortese

Votes: 10,636 | Gross: $0.08M

11. Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994)

PG | 83 min | Comedy, Crime

3.6
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11 Metascore

The Russian government hires the veterans of the Police Academy (1984) to help deal with the Mafia.

Director: Alan Metter | Stars: G.W. Bailey, George Gaynes, Michael Winslow, David Graf

Votes: 30,257 | Gross: $0.13M

12. Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball (2010 Video)

R | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.1
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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.

Director: P.J. Pesce | Stars: Tom Berenger, Clayne Crawford, Tommy Flanagan, Maury Sterling

Votes: 12,603

13. Wedding Daze (2006)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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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.

Director: Michael Ian Black | Stars: Jason Biggs, Isla Fisher, Michael Weston, Ebon Moss-Bachrach

Votes: 14,717

14. Mirrormask (2005)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Fantasy

6.8
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55 Metascore

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.

Director: Dave McKean | Stars: Stephanie Leonidas, Jason Barry, Rob Brydon, Gina McKee

Votes: 21,941 | Gross: $0.86M

15. Bronco Billy (1980)

PG | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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66 Metascore

An idealistic, modern-day cowboy struggles to keep his Wild West show afloat in the face of hard luck and waning interest.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 10,222 | Gross: $24.27M

16. Krrish (2006)

Not Rated | 154 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.3
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68 Metascore

Krishna is forced by circumstances to use his superpowers and become a masked superhero, Krrish, before getting drawn towards his lost legacy.

Director: Rakesh Roshan | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Rekha, Sharat Saxena

Votes: 16,818

17. The Bride (1985)

PG-13 | 118 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance

5.3
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30 Metascore

After years of research, the doctor finally succeeds in creating the perfect woman, who gets the name "Eva".

Director: Franc Roddam | Stars: Sting, Jennifer Beals, Anthony Higgins, Clancy Brown

Votes: 2,773 | Gross: $3.60M

18. Berserk (1967)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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A scheming circus owner finds her authority challenged when the show is targeted by a vicious killer.

Director: Jim O'Connolly | Stars: Joan Crawford, Ty Hardin, Diana Dors, Michael Gough

Votes: 1,573

19. The Serpent's Egg (1977)

R | 119 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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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.

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

Votes: 4,840

20. The Last Circus (2010)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

6.5
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70 Metascore

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.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Carlos Areces, Antonio de la Torre, Carolina Bang, Manuel Tallafé

Votes: 12,503 | Gross: $0.04M

21. Bogus (1996)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.4
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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.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Gérard Depardieu, Haley Joel Osment, Andrea Martin

Votes: 5,928 | Gross: $4.36M

22. Circus World (1964)

Approved | 135 min | Drama, Western

6.1
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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.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: John Wayne, Rita Hayworth, Claudia Cardinale, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 2,175

23. Adam Resurrected (2008)

R | 106 min | Drama, War

6.3
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58 Metascore

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.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Cristian Motiu, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 3,611

24. Trapeze (1956)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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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.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida, Katy Jurado

Votes: 3,909

25. The Mutations (1974)

R | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.2
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A scientist experiments with crossing humans and plants, for which he uses his students.

Director: Jack Cardiff | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Tom Baker, Brad Harris, Julie Ege

Votes: 868

26. The Unknown (1927)

Unrated | 63 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

7.8
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A criminal on the run hides in a circus and seeks to possess the daughter of the ringmaster at any cost.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Joan Crawford, Nick De Ruiz

Votes: 6,715 | Gross: $0.41M

27. Viva Maria! (1965)

Not Rated | 119 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.4
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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 »

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Jeanne Moreau, George Hamilton, Paulette Dubost

Votes: 3,072

28. Toby Tyler or Ten Weeks with a Circus (1960)

G | 96 min | Drama, Family

7.0
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Taken in by distant members of his family after being orphaned, Toby Tyler runs away to join the circus.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Kevin Corcoran, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, Bob Sweeney

Votes: 801

29. Baby Blood (1990)

R | 88 min | Horror

5.9
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When a strange creature crawls into a woman's uterus she becomes a killer in order to feed the tiny terror growing within her.

Director: Alain Robak | Stars: Emmanuelle Escourrou, Christian Sinniger, Jean-François Gallotte, Roselyne Geslot

Votes: 1,379

30. The Big Circus (1959)

TV-PG | 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: 591

31. 100 Tears (2007 Video)

NC-17 | 90 min | Horror

4.1
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Two journalists are on the trail of a demented serial killer who may be much closer than they think.

Director: Marcus Koch | Stars: Georgia Chris, Joe Davison, Raine Brown, Jack Amos

Votes: 1,428

32. Outrage (1993)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.1
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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 »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Francesca Neri, Antonio Banderas, Eulàlia Ramon, Walter Vidarte

Votes: 828

33. I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (1998)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

5.8
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14 Metascore

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.

Director: Aris Iliopulos | Stars: Billy Zane, Tippi Hedren, Ron Perlman, Michael Greene

Votes: 619

34. Escape to Grizzly Mountain (2000)

G | 95 min | Family, Western

5.8
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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 »

Director: Anthony Dalesandro | Stars: Dan Haggerty, Jan-Michael Vincent, Miko Hughes, Cody McMains

Votes: 234

35. Barnum (1986 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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The amazing biography of legendary circus impresario and unparalleled showman, P.T. Barnum.

Director: Lee Philips | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Hanna Schygulla, John Roney, Sandor Raski

Votes: 178

36. The Master Touch (1972)

PG | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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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.

Director: Michele Lupo | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Giuliano Gemma, Florinda Bolkan, Wolfgang Preiss

Votes: 493

37. Roselyne and the Lions (1989)

Not Rated | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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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 »

Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix | Stars: Isabelle Pasco, Gérard Sandoz, Gabriel Monnet, Philippe Clévenot

Votes: 428

38. The Amazing Dobermans (1976)

PG | 96 min | Family, Comedy, Crime

5.2
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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: 339

39. 3 Ring Circus (1954)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy

5.9
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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.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Joanne Dru, Zsa Zsa Gabor

Votes: 630

40. Dixiana (1930)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.3
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In antebellum New Orleans, two men vie for the affections of a beautiful young girl during Mardi Gras.

Director: Luther Reed | Stars: Bebe Daniels, Everett Marshall, Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey

Votes: 304

41. The Optimists of Nine Elms (1973)

PG | 110 min | Drama

6.9
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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.

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Peter Sellers, Donna Mullane, John Chaffey, David Daker

Votes: 317

42. Polly of the Circus (1932)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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After a trapeze performer is injured during an accident, she is moved to a minister's house where they both fall in love.

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Marion Davies, Clark Gable, C. Aubrey Smith, Raymond Hatton

Votes: 1,027

43. K-20: The Fiend with Twenty Faces (2008)

137 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.6
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Set in a fictional Japanese city in 1949, a master criminal hones in on his latest victim.

Director: Shimako Sato | Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Takako Matsu, Tôru Nakamura, Ryôhei Abe

Votes: 1,911

44. Bear's Kiss (2002)

101 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.2
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A fairy tale-like love story between young circus artist Lola and the bear Misha, who one day transforms into a human.

Director: Sergei Bodrov | Stars: Rebecka Liljeberg, Joachim Król, Sergey Bodrov, Keith Allen

Votes: 803

45. Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea (1977)

93 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Jan is a decent, boring man, living a decent, boring life as a rocket designer. When his adventurous twin brother dies in a breakfast accident, Jan decides to impersonate him, unwittingly becoming a part of a Nazi time travel conspiracy.

Director: Jindrich Polák | Stars: Petr Kostka, Jirí Sovák, Vladimír Mensík, Vlastimil Brodský

Votes: 1,004

46. Loose Ankles (1930)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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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 »

Director: Ted Wilde | Stars: Loretta Young, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Louise Fazenda, Otis Harlan

Votes: 332

47. Around a Small Mountain (2009)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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63 Metascore

Biopic based on the life of author Raymond Roussel.

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Jane Birkin, Sergio Castellitto, André Marcon, Jacques Bonnaffé

Votes: 627 | Gross: $0.03M

48. Excess Baggage (1928)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy

7.7
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Director: James Cruze | Stars: William Haines, Josephine Dunn, Neely Edwards, Kathleen Clifford

Votes: 11

49. Ava's Magical Adventure (1994)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.8
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Eddie is a 10-year-old girl who runs away from home with her best friend Ava, a 2-ton circus elephant. They are pursued by everyone from the police to the circus' owner.

Directors: Patrick Dempsey, Rocky Parker | Stars: Michael J. Anderson, Kaye Ballard, Priscilla Barnes, Mitchel Barrett

Votes: 51

50. A Tale of Five Women (1951)

86 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.6
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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 »

Directors: Montgomery Tully, Romolo Marcellini, Emil E. Reinert, Wolfgang Staudte, Irma von Cube, Géza von Cziffra | Stars: Bonar Colleano, Barbara Kelly, Anne Vernon, Karin Himboldt

Votes: 61



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