Puppet movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant puppet movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, exciting, not serious, feel good, weird and suspense films and TV shows about / with puppet, puppets, escapades, disorder, family, friends, friendship, heroes, danger and puppetry plots mostly in Comedy, Family and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as puppet: The Muppet Show (1976), Mongrels (2010), Greg the Bunny (2002), Sesame Street (1969), Labyrinth (1986), Muppet Treasure Island (1996), The Puppetmaster (1993), Marquis de Sade (1989), The Puzzle Place (1994), The Jim Henson Hour (1989).

List of puppet movies

The Muppet Show (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Muppet Show is a comedy-variety television series produced by puppeteer Jim Henson and featuring The Muppets. After two pilot episodes produced in 1974 and 1975 failed to get the attention of America's network heads, Lew Grade approached ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, funny, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: puppet, puppets, bear, friends, fame, media satire, showbiz, performer's life, workplace, goofy hero, backstage, nothing goes right ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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 8.2
 1K
Mongrels (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Mongrels, formerly known under the working titles of We Are Mongrels and The Un-Natural World, is a British puppet-based situation comedy series first broadcast on BBC Three between 22 June and 10 August 2010, with a making-of documentary entitled ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, stylized, not serious ...
Plot: puppet, vulgarity, swearing, buddies, friends, bird, disorder, birds, dog, battle of the sexes, cat, naivete ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, usa, london, europe
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Greg the Bunny (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Greg the Bunny is an American television sitcom that originally aired on Fox TV in 2002. It starred Seth Green and a hand puppet named Greg the Bunny, originally invented by the team of Sean S. Baker, Spencer Chinoy and Dan Milano. Milano and Chinoy ...
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat, sitcom
Audience: teens
Plot: puppet, actor's life, tv show, showbiz, nothing goes right, workplace, puppets, friends, buddies, artists and showbiz, imaginary, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 8.1
 13K
Sesame Street (1969)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Sesame Street is a long-running American children's television series created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. The program is known for its educational content, and creativity communicated through the use of Jim Henson's Muppets, ...
Style: educational, semi serious, feel good, humorous, 2d animation
Audience: preschoolers, kids
Plot: puppet, reading, friends, friendship, supportive friend, personal safety, puppets, painting, family relations, roommate, antisocial behavior, getting along ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 80s, 21st century, 90s ...
Place: new york, sesame street, usa
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 7.4
 128K
Labyrinth (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Frustrated with babysitting on yet another weekend night, Sarah - a teenager with an active imagination - summons the Goblins from her favourite book, "Labyrinth", to take the baby stepbrother away. When little Toby actually disappears, ...
Style: gothic, fairy tale, offbeat, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: surrealism, rescue, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, beast, adventure, hopes, danger, heroes, puppet, imaginary ...
Time: 80s
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Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After telling the story of Flint's last journey to young Jim Hawkins, Billy Bones has a heart attack and dies just as Jim and his friends are attacked by pirates. The gang escapes into the town where they hire out a boat and crew to find the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, not serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: puppet, treasure hunt, island, young heroes, treasure, pirate, adventure, puppets, family, show tunes, rivalry, youth ...
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Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (1991)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Set in Berlin during WWII, the Nazi regime is attempting to develop a drug that will animate the dead, in order to use in the war effort. Toulin arouses suspicion as a Nazi dissident, and his secret is discovered. During a Nazi raid on his home, ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, serious, gothic, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: puppet, zombie, supernatural, nazi occultism, revenge, puppets, gory, world war two, monster, stalking, serial killer, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, new jersey
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The Puppetmaster (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: In the first half of this century, young Li Tienlu joins a travelling puppet theatre and subsequently makes a career as one of Taiwan's leading puppeteers.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, epic ...
Plot: puppet, puppeteer, world war two, human spirit, anti war, politics, wartime life, war, performer's life, village, brother brother relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: taiwan, taipei
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Marquis de Sade (1989)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In pre-French Revolution Bastille, the Marquis is held being unjustly accused of working to overthrow the king. While his talking penis, Colin, longs for action, Marquis himself only desires to write his deviant stories in peace.
Style: surreal, thought provoking, cynical, biting, contemplative ...
Plot: puppet, satire, revolution, french revolution, metaphor, anthropomorphism, soldier, state affairs, writer's life, contests and competitions, fighting the system, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
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The Puzzle Place (1994)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Puzzle Place is an American children's television series produced by KCET in Los Angeles, California and Lancit Media in New York City, New York. It premiered on the Public Broadcasting Service on January 16, 1995, and ran for about four ...
Style: educational
Audience: preschoolers, kids
Plot: puppet, multiculturalism, clubhouse, friendship, social relations, puppets, christian, chinese american, mexican american, jewess, apache indian, little boy ...
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The Jim Henson Hour (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: The Jim Henson Hour is a short-lived television series that aired on NBC in 1989. It was developed as a showcase for The Jim Henson Company's various puppet creations, including the popular Muppet characters. Only nine of the twelve episodes ...
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: puppet, danger, escapades, heroes, buddies, workplace, family, ambition, legends and myths, friendship, showbiz, disorder ...
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H.R. Pufnstuf (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: H.R. Pufnstuf is a children's television series produced by Sid and Marty Krofft in the United States. It was the first Krofft live-action, life-size puppet program. The seventeen episodes were originally broadcast from September 6, 1969 to ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous, fairy tale
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: puppet, island, magic, friendship, hopes, supernatural ability, escapades, youth, rivalry, good versus evil, adventure, kidnapping ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
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Team America: World Police (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Team America World Police follows an international police force dedicated to maintaining global stability. Learning that dictator Kim Jong il is out to destroy the world, the team recruits Broadway star Gary Johnston to go undercover. With the help ...
Style: parody, humorous, witty, not serious, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: puppetry, puppet, terrorism, war on terror, secret agents, puppets, heroic mission, adventurer, save the world, satire, danger, deadly ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: paris france, cairo egypt, pentagon, france, panama ...
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 5.6
 10K
Puppetmaster (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Toulon, a puppet maker, discovers an ancient Egyptian potion and uses it to bring his creations to life. His puppets become murderous little demons and escape. Distraught, the master takes his life. Years later, psychics tune into the existence of ...
Style: scary, rough, gothic, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, supernatural, objects come to life, puppet, deadly creature, danger, serial killer, curses spells and rituals, evil doll, hotel, violence, toy comes to life ...
Time: 80s, year 1939, 1930s
Place: yale university, pacific ocean, california
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 7.1
 90K
The Muppets (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Kermit the Frog and the Muppets learn that their beloved theater is slated for demolition, a sympathetic human, Gary, and his puppet roommate, Walter, swoop in to help the gang put on a show and raise the $10 million they need to save the day.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, light, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: muppets, puppetry, hollywood, puppet, puppets, save the day, performance, friendship, ambition, escapades, artists and showbiz, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, france, paris france, europe
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Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Musical, Mystery
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick.
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, feel good, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: puppet, heist, adventure, family, muppets, friends, disorder, gem, performance, wanted, master criminal, mistaken identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: europe, london
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ThanksKilling 3 (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Fowl-mouthed villain Turkie carves through the likes of a rapping grandma, a mindless puppet, a wig-wearing inventor, a bisexual space worm, and their equally ridiculous friends on his quest to recover the last copy of "ThanksKilling 2". ...
Style: slasher, not serious, humorous, scary, rough ...
Plot: puppet, thanksgiving, curse, serial killer, danger, murder, deadly, deadly creature, dangerous animal, escapades, gory, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, turkey
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Curse of the Puppet Master (1998)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Robert "Tank" begins to work for Dr. Magrew sculpting a puppet for the Doctor to bring to life using the work of Andre Toulon. Robert begins to fall in love with the Doctors daughter, Jane. Unbeknownst to Robert the Doctor is trying to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: puppet, vengeance, serial killer, danger, mind game, supernatural ability, gory, crimes, murder, supernatural, nightmare, evil doll ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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 6.6
 48K
The Beaver (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Suffering from a severe case of depression, toy company CEO Walter Black (Mel Gibson) begins using a beaver hand puppet to help him open up to his family. With his father seemingly going insane, adolescent son Porter (Anton Yelchin) pushes for his ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, tragicomedy, sentimental ...
Plot: depression, midlife crisis, puppet, family relations, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, parents and children, dysfunctional character, family problems, imaginary character, nervous breakdown, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recently divorced young man discovers a mint condition Blade doll in his deceased brother's closet and plans to sell the toy at a convention in Oregon celebrating the 30th anniversary of the infamous Toulon Murders. All hell breaks loose ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, suspense, reboot
Plot: puppet, bartender, murder, comic book shop, supernatural, evil doll, death of brother, paranormal phenomena, demon, curses spells and rituals, toy comes to life, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Happytime Murders (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the puppet cast of a '90s children's TV show begins to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.
Style: parody, neo noir
Plot: puppet, puppetry, whodunit, adult humor, private investigator, murder mystery, murder investigation, discrimination, violence, fbi agent, female detective, death ...
Place: los angeles
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The Little Man (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The Little Man lives happily in his little house in the Hollow Mountain. His peaceful life ends once he begins to have dreams about a mysterious house where he is to find what he desires. Even though he does not feel like having any desires, he ...
Style: retro, psychotronic, fairy tale, colourful, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: puppet, puppetry, puppeteer, reception, metamorphosis, island, flying machine, transformation, fisherman, escape, absurd humor, chase ...
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Puppet Master X: Axis Rising (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Puppet Master X follows the characters of Danny as he attempts to rescue his girlfriend Beth with the help of Toulon's puppets. However their help is short lived as they end up getting stolen by Ozu (Terumi Shimazu). Danny and Beth must try to ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, supernatural, puppet, good versus evil, rescue, danger, military, mad scientist, deadly, escapades, rivalry, swastika ...
Time: 20th century
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Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Arguing With Myself, a recorded live performance of ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, portrays a comedian whose revival of an old-fashioned art has made ventriloquism more relevant to modern societal concerns. Starring his six main characters, from Bubba ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, clever
Plot: puppet, ventriloquist, lifestyle, performer's life, performance, disorder, workplace situations, ambition, society, artists and showbiz, puppets, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 5.5
 720
Geppetto (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
TV show
Story: When a man wishes for a son, he learns what it means to be a father.
Style: stylized, feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: puppet, mischievous children, young heroes, family relations, friendship, parents and children, child in peril, escapades, family, youth, miraculous event, imaginary ...
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Wonder Showzen (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Wonder Showzen is an American sketch comedy television series that aired between 2005 and 2006 on MTV2. It was created by John Lee and Vernon Chatman of PFFR. The show is rated TV-MA. The show's format is that of educational PBS ...
Style: humorous, surreal, not serious, parody, controversial ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, puppet, social problems, racial slur, puppets, stupidity, dark humor, disorder, religions or cults, society, social satire, absurd humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Karakuri Circus (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Narumi is certain that Masaru will be kidnapped by wooden puppets with supernatural strength after fighting them with all his strength. Masaru inherited his father's wealth which has brought many enemies out of the shadows, too many for Narumi ...
Style: dark fantasy, exciting, intense, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teamwork, master servant relationship, kidnapping, bounty hunter, massacre, puppet, martial arts, circus, secret organization, adventure, supernatural, contests and competitions ...
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Yo Gabba Gabba! (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Yo Gabba Gabba! is an American children's television show that airs on the Nick Jr. cable network in the United States and the Nick Jr. networks in the United Kingdom & Ireland, Italy, France and Australia as well as Treehouse TV network in ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, surreal, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, puppet, friends, imaginary, family, monster, toys, getting along, androids and robots, african american protagonist, robot, imagination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The Muppets' Wizard of Oz follows a young woman named Dorothy Gale who dreams of becoming a singer but is unable to pursue her dreams. After being swept up by a tornado with her pet prawn Toto, Dorothy embarks on a journey to meet the Wizard of ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: witch, puppet, adventure, young heroes, friendship, wizard of oz, rescue, danger, escapades, scarecrow, puppetry, imaginary kingdom ...
Place: kansas, usa
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The Muppet Movie (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Kermit the Frog is persuaded by agent Dom DeLuise to pursue a career in Hollywood. Along the way, Kermit picks up Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and a motley crew of other Muppets with similar aspirations. Meanwhile, Kermit must elude the grasp of ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, not serious, light ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: hollywood, gonzo, puppet, friendship, passenger, swamp, ambition, film within a film, on the road, fame, chaos, puppets ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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