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1. Van Helsing (2004)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.1
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35 Metascore

The notorious monster hunter is sent to Transylvania to stop Count Dracula who is using Dr. Frankenstein's research and a werewolf for some sinister purpose.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh, Shuler Hensley

Votes: 235,055 | Gross: $120.18M

2. La Strada (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

8.0
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A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Aldo Silvani

Votes: 54,669

3. Chronicle (2012)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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69 Metascore

Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

Director: Josh Trank | Stars: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly

Votes: 233,208 | Gross: $64.58M

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: 113,383 | Gross: $10.14M

5. 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: 1,648

6. Three Colors: Blue (1993)

R | 94 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

7.9
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85 Metascore

A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy, Benoît Régent

Votes: 81,555 | Gross: $1.32M

7. New York Stories (1989)

PG | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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A middle-aged artist obsessed with his pretty young assistant, a precocious 12 year old living in a hotel, and a neurotic lawyer with a possessive mother make up three Gotham tales.

Directors: Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese | Stars: Woody Allen, Nick Nolte, Rosanna Arquette, Marvin Chatinover

Votes: 16,163 | Gross: $10.76M

8. After the Sunset (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.3
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38 Metascore

The story of what happens after a master thief achieves his last big score, when the F.B.I. Agent who promised he'd capture him, is about to do just that.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, Woody Harrelson, Don Cheadle

Votes: 43,180 | Gross: $28.33M

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: 4,846 | Gross: $0.64M

10. Man on Wire (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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89 Metascore

A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century".

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Philippe Petit, Jean François Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Annie Allix

Votes: 50,523 | Gross: $2.96M

11. The Circus (1928)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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90 Metascore

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: 24,057

12. Don (1978)

Not Rated | 166 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.8
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Don, a wanted criminal, dies in a police chase. DSP D'Silva is the only one who knows about his death, and to get hold of the gang he trains Don-lookalike Vijay. But Vijay faces danger from the police and from within the gang.

Director: Chandra Barot | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Pran, Iftekhar

Votes: 10,438

13. Lili (1953)

Passed | 81 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.4
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An orphaned young woman becomes part of a puppet act and forms a relationship with the anti-social puppeteer.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Zsa Zsa Gabor

Votes: 3,066

14. Elvira Madigan (I) (1967)

PG | 91 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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The Danish tightrope dancer Elvira Madigan meets Lieutenant Sixten Sparre, a Swedish officer who is married and has two children. They both decide to run away.

Director: Bo Widerberg | Stars: Pia Degermark, Thommy Berggren, Lennart Malmer, Cleo Jensen

Votes: 2,474

15. Butterfly (1999)

R | 96 min | Drama

7.6
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69 Metascore

For Moncho, it's an idyllic year: he starts school, he has a wonderful teacher, he makes a friend in Roque, he begins to figure out some of the mysteries of Eros, and, with his older ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Cuerda | Stars: Manuel Lozano, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Uxía Blanco, Gonzalo Uriarte

Votes: 7,694 | Gross: $2.09M

16. King of Hearts (1966)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Comedy, War

7.5
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During World War I, a British private, sent ahead to a French town to scout for enemy presence, is mistaken for a King by the colorful patients of an insane asylum.

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Alan Bates, Geneviève Bujold, Pierre Brasseur, Jean-Claude Brialy

Votes: 3,414 | Gross: $0.02M

17. Still Life (2006)

Unrated | 111 min | Drama

7.3
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81 Metascore

A town in Fengjie county is gradually being demolished and flooded to make way for the Three Gorges Dam. A man and woman visit the town to locate their estranged spouses, and become witness to the societal changes.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Tao Zhao, Zhou Lan, Sanming Han, Lizhen Ma

Votes: 5,481 | Gross: $0.07M

18. Save the Green Planet! (2003)

Unrated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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70 Metascore

Byeong-gu believes that the world is on the verge of an alien invasion, and sets out to save the world.

Director: Joon-Hwan Jang | Stars: Ha-kyun Shin, Yun-shik Baek, Jung-min Hwang, Jae-yong Lee

Votes: 7,255 | Gross: $0.01M

19. Kundo: Age of the Rampant (2014)

Not Rated | 137 min | Action

6.8
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56 Metascore

A period action film centered on a militia group who turn against an unjust nobility.

Director: Jong-bin Yoon | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Dong-won Gang, Sung-min Lee, Jin-woong Cho

Votes: 2,818 | Gross: $0.28M

20. Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Western

5.7
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A prequel of sorts to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) which chronicles the two outlaws' lives in the years before the events portrayed in the 1969 movie.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: William Katt, Tom Berenger, Jeff Corey, John Schuck

Votes: 1,203 | Gross: $5.14M

21. The Flame of New Orleans (1941)

Passed | 79 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

6.6
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In old New Orleans, a beautiful adventuress juggles the attentions of a rich banker and a dashing sea captain.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Bruce Cabot, Roland Young, Mischa Auer

Votes: 919

22. Swashbuckler (1976)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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A pirate and a hot-tempered noblewoman join forces to protect Jamaica from a tyrant.

Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Robert Shaw, James Earl Jones, Peter Boyle, Geneviève Bujold

Votes: 1,426

23. 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: 593

24. Starstruck (1982)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama

7.0
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Young woman wants to become the next big singer with the help of her friends and despite the wishes of her working class family.

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Joey Kennedy, Ross O'Donovan, Margo Lee, Max Cullen

Votes: 840

25. Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962)

Approved | 123 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.2
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A debt-ridden circus is saved by a well-meaning but inept publicity man.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Doris Day, Jimmy Durante, Stephen Boyd, Martha Raye

Votes: 1,245

26. Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928)

Passed | 73 min | Drama

7.6
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A professional clown and a self-indulgent count learn to help each other with their problems, but then become romantic rivals.

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Lon Chaney, Bernard Siegel, Loretta Young, Cissy Fitzgerald

Votes: 1,636

27. Flesh and Fantasy (1943)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.9
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An anthology of three loosely connected occult tales, with ironic and romantic twists.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Charles Boyer, Barbara Stanwyck, Betty Field

Votes: 711

28. One Froggy Evening (1955)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.4
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A man futilely struggles to make his fortune with a frog that sings and dances, but only when it is alone with the owner.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: William Roberts

Votes: 5,037

29. Innocence Unprotected (1968)

75 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Documentary about the famous Serbian athlete and movie enthusiast who made a feature film during the Nazi occupation of Belgrade and had some problems after the liberation because of that.

Director: Dusan Makavejev | Stars: Dragoljub Aleksic, Bratoljub Gligorijevic, Vera Jovanovic, Ana Milosavljevic

Votes: 683

30. My Friend Joe (1996)

101 min | Drama, Family

6.7
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During the course of one summer, a young Irish lad named Chris befriends an American boy named Joe. The two couldn't be more different, yet they become inseparable. Things turn horribly ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Bould | Stars: Schuyler Fisk, John Cleere, Stephen McHattie, Stanley Townsend

Votes: 266

31. The Big Show (1961)

Approved | 113 min | Drama

5.5
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The owner of a German traveling circus is power-mad and exploits everyone in his path, including his family.

Director: James B. Clark | Stars: Esther Williams, Cliff Robertson, Nehemiah Persoff, Robert Vaughn

Votes: 113

32. Between the Towers (2005)

Not Rated | 10 min | Animation, Short

6.7
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This animated film tells the story of Phillipe Petit's walk between the Twin Towers in 1974.

Director: Michael Sporn | Star: Jake Gyllenhaal

Votes: 366

33. Partir, revenir (1985)

114 min | Drama, War

6.3
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Salomé Lerner just finished writing an autobiograpy. She goes to a TV show called "Apostrophes", hosted by French TV showman Bernard Pivot. Pivot then imagines a film that could be created ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Annie Girardot, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Françoise Fabian, Erik Berchot

Votes: 215

34. Sweet and Savage (1983)

93 min | Documentary

6.0
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A Mondo documentary that juxtaposes footage of death, carnage, and unpleasantness with scenes of inspiring and beautiful imagery.

Directors: Antonio Climati, Mario Morra | Stars: Franco Prosperi, Mike Gunn, Karl Wallenda

Votes: 36

35. Man Is Not a Bird (1965)

81 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A love romance between older, respectable engineer that came in the industrial town to do some expert job and young hairdresser in whose house he stayed in and the consequences of that ... See full summary »

Director: Dusan Makavejev | Stars: Milena Dravic, Janez Vrhovec, Eva Ras, Stojan 'Stole' Arandjelovic

Votes: 961

36. Christina Aguilera: Hurt (2006 Video)

5 min | Short, Drama, Music

7.2
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A circus performer misses her father.

Directors: Floria Sigismondi, Christina Aguilera | Stars: Christina Aguilera, Elizabeth Glassco, Laci Mercede, Timothy V. Murphy

Votes: 112

37. Walking a Tightrope (1991)

120 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Director: Nikos Papatakis | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Lilah Dadi, Polly Walker, Doris Kunstmann

Votes: 42

38. Looking for Cheyenne (2005)

R | 86 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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74 Metascore

Cheyenne, a journalist, decides to leave Paris after being laid off and to settle down in the middle of nowhere, far from the society she hates.The trouble is that she leaves Sonia, her ... See full summary »

Director: Valérie Minetto | Stars: Mila Dekker, Aurélia Petit, Malik Zidi, Luc Leclerc du Sablon

Votes: 320 | Gross: $0.00M

39. True to the Army (1942)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Music

7.2
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While doing her tight-rope act in a local circus, Daisy Hawkins (Judy Canova), sees the owner shot by gangsters. The gangsters are after her to eliminate the only eye witness and the police... See full summary »

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Judy Canova, Allan Jones, Ann Miller, Jerry Colonna

Votes: 25

40. Dracula (2009 Video)

R | 82 min | Horror

4.1
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Dracula arrives in Los Angeles to drain Hollywood of blood. Van Helsing is looking for Dracula to revenge his dead father. Lucy is missing in action and Mina is kidnapped.

Director: George Anton | Stars: Dave Vij, Wayne Baldwin, Dan Martino, Derek Baker

Votes: 76

41. Terror on the Midway (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

6.8
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When the circus' animals escape and threaten disaster, Superman must take action.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Orestes Calpini | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 539

42. The Song of the Old Days (1982)

87 min | Drama

7.8
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The members of an amateur theater group share the losses and sorrows of war with Armenian provincial town's inhabitants.

Director: Albert Mkrtchyan | Stars: Shaum Kazaryan, Mher Mkrtchyan, Verjaluys Mirijanyan, Guzh Manukyan

Votes: 98

43. Magic Journeys (1982)

16 min | Fantasy, Short

8.9
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Children are shown in a series of dream and fantasy sequences, with imagery (such as a kite soaring out of the screen) designed to take advantage of the 3-D format.

Director: Murray Lerner

Votes: 57

44. The Dizzy Acrobat (1943)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.2
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Woody Woodpecker sneaks in to see the circus as an usher attempts to stop him. Both of them end up on the trapeze and the high wire.

Director: Alex Lovy | Stars: Mel Blanc, Kent Rogers

Votes: 162

45. Kings of the Sky (2004)

68 min | Documentary

7.4
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Follows Adil Hoshur's renowned troup of tightrope walkers for four months of their town-to-town tour. Rather than focus on their performances, the director seeks to understand their lives, their motivation and their political struggle.

Director: Deborah Stratman

Votes: 15

46. The Merry Circus (1951)

11 min | Animation, Short

6.2
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Director: Jirí Trnka

Votes: 54

47. Stage Fright (1940)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

5.9
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The Two Curious Puppies wander into a theater and run afoul of a trickster magician's rabbit, a playful seal and an intimidating little bird.

Director: Chuck Jones

Votes: 97

48. Bartholomew Versus the Wheel (1964)

6 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.4
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A little boy tells the story of his dog, Bartholomew. One day, Bartholomew's tail was run over by the wheel of another boy's scooter. Consumed with rage, Bartholomew instantly detested ... See full summary »

Director: Robert McKimson | Stars: Mel Blanc, Leslie Barringer

Votes: 115

49. Chyornyy kloun (1994)

105 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Director: Boris Galkin | Stars: Boris Galkin, Evgeniya Uralova, Evgeniy Steblov, Vladislav Galkin

50. Bave circus (2008)

5 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

5.7
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On a rainy afternoon, a child plays with his snails. He falls along with them in a dreamy snail circus.

Directors: Philippe Desfretier, Nicolas Dufresne, Sylvain Kauffmann, Martin Laugero

Votes: 31



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