Movies like Circus of the Freak

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Circus of the Freak (2009)
 5.8
 43K
Circus of the Freak (2009)
Original name: Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Darren Shan is a regular teenage kid. He and his friend Steve find out about a Freak Show coming to town and work hard at trying to find tickets. They do, and together they go to "Cirque du Freak" where they see many strange acts including a wolf-man and a bearded lady
Style: semi serious, stylized, offbeat, scary, humorous, sexy, atmospheric, surreal, talky, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: vampire, supernatural ability, young heroes, friends, adventure, youth, uninhibited rivalry, chosen one, destiny, circus, teenage life, antidote, rivalry, immortality, recruit, supernatural, graphic violence, friendship, imaginary, freak, mentor, transformation, cure, spider, freakshow ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

Most similar movies to Circus of the Freak

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, visually appealing and entertaining films with plots about catastrophe, destiny, mentor, transformation, fantasy world, supernatural and dialogue mostly in Fantasy, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like Circus of the Freak: The Covenant (2006), Vampire Academy (2014), Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009), Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013), My Babysitter's a Vampire (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.3
 46K
The Covenant (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four young men who belong to a supernatural legacy are forced to battle a fifth power long thought to have died out. Another great force they must contend with is the jealousy and suspicion that threatens to tear them apart.
Style: atmospheric, gothic, suspenseful, scary, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, youth, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, teenager, supernatural, magic, chase, buddies, rivalry, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 17th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Vampire Academy (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Rose, a rebellious half-vampire/half-human guardian-in-training and her best friend, Lissa -- a mortal, royal vampire Princess - have been on the run when they are captured and returned to St. Vladamirs Academy, the very place where they believe ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, sexy, semi serious, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: vampire, supernatural ability, vampire human love, best friends, good versus evil, academy, rivalry, supernatural, youth, school, danger, female vampire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: oregon, montana, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A prequel to the first two Underworld films, this fantasy explains the origins of the feud between the Vampires and the Lycans. Aided by his secret love, Sonja, courageous Lucian leads the Lycans in battle against brutal Vampire king Viktor. ...
Style: exciting, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: werewolf, vampire, battles, castle, slavery, beast, transformation, sword fight, immortality, dungeon, battle, imaginary ...
Time: 12th century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In their quest to confront the ultimate evil, Percy and his friends battle swarms of mythical creatures to find the mythical Golden Fleece and to stop an ancient evil from rising.
Style: exciting, stylized, epic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: mythology, superhuman powers, young heroes, fantasy world, adventure, friendship, demi god, artifact, ocean or sea, heroic mission, youth, legends and myths ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In New York City, Clary Fray, a seemingly ordinary teenager, learns that she is descended from a line of Shadowhunters — half-angel warriors who protect humanity from evil forces. After her mother disappears, Clary joins forces with a group of ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, sexy, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: supernatural, angel, supernatural romance, teenage love, werewolf, good versus evil, chosen one, love and romance, legends and myths, supernatural ability, heroine, vampire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Babysitter's a Vampire (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Geeky 14-year old Ethan is left to babysit his younger sister, Jane, with his best friend Benny but after Ethan inadvertently puts Jane in harm's way, his parents hire a professional babysitter, the beautiful yet mysterious 17-year-old Sarah ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, teenager, nanny, friendship, immortal, supernatural, teenage life, disorder, escapades, vampire vs vampire, small town, superhuman powers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Blonde, bouncy Buffy is your typical high school cheerleader-- her goal is to "marry Christian Slater and die" and nothing gets in her way when it's time to shop. But all that changes when a strange man informs her she's been ...
Style: humorous, captivating, exciting, entertaining, scary ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: chosen one, vampire, high school, cheerleader, heroic mission, mysterious character, youth, supernatural, teenage life, good versus evil, destiny, mentor ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as ...
Style: stylized, gothic, exciting, entertaining, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, training, apprentice, magical, adventure, magic, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, sorcerer, chosen one ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, middle ages, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: new york, usa, egypt, rome italy, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, intense, stylized, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, kids
Plot: young heroes, adventure, friendship, immortality, teenager, martial arts, mentor, good versus evil, imaginary, warrior, magical, master warrior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, middle ages
Place: china, boston, usa, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 283K
Jumper (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: David Rice is a man who knows no boundaries, a Jumper, born with the uncanny ability to teleport instantly to anywhere on Earth. When he discovers others like himself, David is thrust into a dangerous and bloodthirsty war while being hunted by a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: teleportation, supernatural ability, chase, young heroes, adventure, youth, presumed dead, first love, double life, supernatural, danger, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya, michigan, egypt, mount everest, chechnya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Underworld: Evolution (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As the war between the vampires and the Lycans rages on, Selene, a former member of the Death Dealers (an elite vampire special forces unit that hunts werewolves), and Michael, the werewolf hybrid, work together in an effort to unlock the secrets of ...
Style: stylized, scary, serious, suspenseful, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, werewolf, vampire human love, female warrior, immortality, transformation, heroine in tight suit, cover up, back from the dead, heroine, rivalry, goth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 18th century, 1700s
Place: budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The new found married bliss of Bella Swan and vampire Edward Cullen is cut short when a series of betrayals and misfortunes threatens to destroy their world. Bella soon discovers she is pregnant, and during a nearly fatal childbirth, Edward finally ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, romantic, gothic, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: werewolf, vampire, vampire human love, romance, supernatural romance, dangerous attraction, supernatural, impossible love, love and romance, small town, relationships, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: rio de janeiro, washington d.c., usa, latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.
Style: serious, atmospheric, sentimental, psychotronic, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: vampire, werewolf, vampire human love, supernatural romance, immortality, romance, protective parent, wolf pack, friends, love and romance, rivalry, bloodsucker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: vampire, werewolf, vampire human love, supernatural romance, teen romance, love and romance, graduation, friendship, love triangle, rivalry, immortality, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A boy's life is turned upside down when he learns that he is the last of a group of immortal warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the dark.
Style: exciting, light, epic, intense, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural ability, save the world, heroes, time travel, chosen one, adventure, destiny, heroic mission, fight, rivalry, hopes ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Mummy Returns (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Rick and Evelyn O'Connell, along with their 8 year old son Alex, discover the key to the legendary Scorpion King's might, the fabled Bracelet of Anubis. Unfortunately, a newly resurrected Imhotep has designs on the bracelet as well, and ...
Style: exciting, scary, semi serious, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: mummy, archaeology, ancient egypt, reincarnation, supernatural, adventure, pyramid, good versus evil, treasure hunt, immortality, king, treasure ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1933
Place: egypt, london, middle east, africa, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I Am Number Four (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A teenage fugitive with an incredible secret races to stay one step ahead of the mysterious forces seeking destroy him in this sci-fi action thriller. With three dead and one on the run, the race to find the elusive Number Four begins. Outwardly ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, touching, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, teenage love, youth, young heroes, danger, friendship, supernatural, supernatural romance, good versus evil, heroes, teenage life, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, africa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 22K
The Hole (2009)
Genre: Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After moving into a new neighbourhood, brothers Dane & Lucas and their neighbour Julie discover a bottomless hole in the basement of their home. They find that once the hole is exposed, evil is unleashed. With strange shadows lurking around ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, stylized, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: basement, little brother, small town, good versus evil, young heroes, mischievous children, mystery, supernatural, family problems, family in danger, nightmare comes true, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Scorpion King (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In ancient Egypt, peasant Mathayus is hired to exact revenge on the powerful Memnon and the sorceress Cassandra, who are ready to overtake Balthazar's village. Amid betrayals, thieves, abductions and more, Mathayus strives to bring justice to ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, tense, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sword fight, ancient egypt, adventure, master warrior, desert, good versus evil, heroic mission, uninhibited rivalry, danger, leadership, woman in danger, destiny ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, africa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 303K
Hellboy (2004)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, the Nazis attempt to use black magic to aid their dying cause. The Allies raid the camp where the ceremony is taking place, but not before a demon - Hellboy - has already been conjured. Joining the Allied forces, ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: demon, monster, supernatural ability, supernatural, adventure, superhero, good versus evil, heaven and hell, danger, undercover, superhuman powers, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 20th century, 21st century, 40s
Place: russia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 121K
Eragon (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Hungary
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realized he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.
Style: exciting, serious, epic, fairy tale, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, imaginary kingdom, supernatural ability, fantasy world, adventure, chosen one, legends and myths, imaginary, young heroes, heroic mission, good versus evil, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Last Airbender (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, epic, intense ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: supernatural ability, imaginary, supernatural, heroes, adventure, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, young heroes, youth, danger, heroic mission, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.6
 13K
Skinwalkers (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Creatures, bound by the blood of the wolf, that can kill with curses and move at lightening speed, watching the night sky for the rise of the blood-red crescent moon. They are SKINWALKERS. They feed on our flesh and thirst for the taste of human ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: werewolf, transformation, supernatural ability, young heroes, youth, supernatural, survival, danger, deadly creature, rivalry, good versus evil, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Returning for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts, Harry is stunned to find that his warnings about the return of Lord Voldemort have been ignored. Left with no choice, Harry takes matters into his own hands, training a small group of students – ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, stylized, scenic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: witch, wizards and magicians, magical, chosen one, best friends, young heroes, supernatural ability, boarding school life, prophecy, school, wizards, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 1995, year 1996 ...
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.5
 70K
Seventh Son (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Canada, China
Duration: 102 min.
Story: John Gregory, who is a seventh son of a seventh son and also the local spook, has protected the country from witches, boggarts, ghouls and all manner of things that go bump in the night. However John is not young anymore, and has been seeking an ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending, fairy tale, stylized ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: sword and sorcery, supernatural ability, good versus evil, magic, witch, curses spells and rituals, adventure, master apprentice relationship, wizards and magicians, young heroes, chosen one, witches ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: As Harry begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as 'Property of the Half-Blood Prince', and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.
Style: exciting, stylized, twists and turns, fairy tale, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: witch, wizards and magicians, magical, supernatural ability, chosen one, young heroes, school, good versus evil, wizards, boarding school life, prophecy, magic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1997, year 1996, 1990s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A taxi driver gets more than he bargained for when he picks up two teen runaways. Not only does the pair possess supernatural powers, but they're also trying desperately to escape people who have made them their targets.
Style: semi serious, exciting, atmospheric, entertaining, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: alien, adventure, benign alien, teleportation, ufo, young heroes, spacecraft, taxi driver, supernatural ability, laser, escapades, bounty hunter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione continue their quest to vanquish the evil Voldemort once and for all. Just as things begin to look hopeless for the young wizards, Harry discovers a trio of magical objects that endow him with powers to rival Voldemort's ...
Style: exciting, stylized, atmospheric, entertaining, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, magical, chosen one, supernatural ability, good versus evil, friendship, imaginary, teacher, supernatural, magic, young heroes, sorcerer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, year 1998, 2010s ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous ...
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: chosen one, wizards and magicians, magical, young heroes, supernatural ability, wizards, magic, bravery, good versus evil, witch, adventure, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, 1990s, year 1997 ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.7
 86K
Elektra (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA, Switzerland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, stylized, sexy, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: superheroine, adventure, female assassin, supernatural, master warrior, martial arts, good versus evil, uninhibited rivalry, supernatural ability, danger, graphic violence, destiny ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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