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, surreal, melancholic, serious, cult film and not serious films and TV shows about / with puppet, puppets, death, family, storytelling, escapades, transformation, monster, dialogue and brutality plots mostly in Comedy, Family and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
puppet movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as puppet: The Puppetmaster (1993), Mongrels (2010), The Happytime Murders (2018), Puppetmaster (1989), Greg the Bunny (2002), Curse of the Puppet Master (1998), The Beaver (2011), 31 Minutos (2003), Pinocchio (2019), Wonder Showzen (2005).

List of puppet movies

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, sincere, realistic, epic ...
Plot: puppet, puppeteer, human spirit, anti war, wartime life, politics, performer's life, war, village, world war two, father daughter relationship, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1900s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: taiwan, taipei
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Mongrels (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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: swearing, puppet, buddies, friends, animal life, disorder, birds, bar, dog, cat, naivete, battle of the sexes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, usa, europe
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The Happytime Murders (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, China
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.
Plot: puppet, puppetry, whodunit, adult humor, private investigator, murder mystery, fbi agent, female detective, discrimination, death, violence, murder investigation ...
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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, deadly creature, puppet, serial killer, curses spells and rituals, danger, evil doll, hotel, violence, toy comes to life ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: california
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Greg the Bunny (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, nothing goes right, tv show, showbiz, workplace, disorder, buddies, media satire, imaginary, network, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Curse of the Puppet Master (1998)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: puppet, vengeance, serial killer, danger, mind game, supernatural ability, gory, crimes, murder, nightmare, evil doll, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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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: midlife crisis, puppet, losing-it hero, depression, family problems, dysfunctional character, unfulfillment, parents and children, mental illness, dysfunctional family, dissociative identity disorder, self acceptance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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31 Minutos (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Chile
Duration: 31 min.
Story: 31 minutos is a Chilean television show which takes the form of a mock news broadcast, and is fronted by puppets who present various items. The program was devised by Álvaro Díaz and Pedro Peirano and is produced by their own company, APLAPLAC. It ...
Plot: puppet, ecology, workplace, empathy, rock music, friendship
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Pinocchio (2019)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Live-action adaptation of the classic story of a wooden puppet named Pinocchio who comes to life.
Style: entertaining, light, enigmatic
Plot: pinocchio, transformation, single father, puppet, anthropomorphic animal, metamorphosis, puppet show, wood carving, stolen money, circus, carpenter, life changing experience ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy
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It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The owner of a bank (Miss Bitterman) wants to own the Muppet Theatre so she can build a nightclub over it. After she tricks Pepe into giving her the only copy of the contract between her father and the Muppets, she changes it so the Muppets have ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, witty, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: christmas, puppets, goofy hero, friendship, puppetry, puppet, muppets, theater, friends who live together, family, partners, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, tokyo
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Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself (2006)
Genre: Documentary, 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: ventriloquist, performer's life, lifestyle, disorder, performance, society, workplace situations, ambition, artists and showbiz, workplace, puppets, puppet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Wonder Showzen (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: dark humor, surreal, not serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social problems, racial slur, stupidity, puppets, religions or cults, disorder, society, social satire, parody, puppet, absurd humor, stereotype ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Flight of the Red Balloon (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France, Taiwan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The first part in a new series of films produced by Musée d'Orsay, 'Flight of the Red Balloon' tells the story of a French family as seen through the eyes of a Chinese student. The film was shot in August and September 2006 on ...
Style: sentimental, enigmatic, art house, absurd, melancholic ...
Plot: nanny, single parent, balloon, parents and children, neglect, boy, puppet, museum, imaginary friend, loneliness, existentialism, family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, tokyo, japan, brussels
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The Adventures of Pinocchio (1972)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 321 min.
Story: Based on Carlo Collodi's classic novel, this mini-series is about an animated puppet named Pinocchio and his father, a poor woodcarver named Geppetto.
Style: light, fairy tale, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: pinocchio, carabinieri, father son relationship, adventure, puppet, young heroes, fairy, performance, puppet show, friends, friendship, escapades ...
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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 ...
Plot: puppet, bartender, murder, comic book shop, death of girlfriend, throat slitting, gore, decapitation, child murder, tour, interracial couple, anti semitism ...
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Thunderbird 6 (1968)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The International Rescue team is faced with one of its toughest challenges yet, as the revolutionary lighter-than-air craft Skyship One is hijacked while on her maiden voyage around the world. Against backdrops including the Statue of Liberty and ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: rescue, puppet, heroes, secret agents, space and aliens, hijacking, one man army, terrorism, kidnapping, superhero, good versus evil, rivalry ...
Place: egypt, switzerland, rio de janeiro
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The Telegoons (1963)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 15 min.
Story: The Telegoons is a comedy puppet show, adapted from the highly successful BBC radio comedy show of the 1950s, The Goon Show produced for BBC television and first shown during 1963 and 1964. Two series of 13 episodes were made. The series was briefly ...
Style: based on sketch comedy, based on radio show
Plot: puppet, absurdism, innocence, part animation, explosion, entertainment, cowardice, british tv, irreverence, surrealism, admiral, british ...
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Crapston Villas (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Animation
Country: UK
Duration: 10 min.
Story: Crapston Villas was a British animated television series, in which the characters were made from plasticine and filmed with stop motion clay animation. It was a comedy satire on inner-city London life, directed at a mature audience. It featured a ...
Plot: puppet, swearing, alcoholic, vulgarity, old lady, magic mushroom, prank, blood, prank telephone call, homosexual, drug, topless woman
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Puppets Who Kill (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Puppets Who Kill is a Canadian television comedy programme co-produced by The Comedy Network. It premiered in Canada on the Comedy Network in 2002, and in Australia on The Comedy Channel in 2004. In Puppets Who Kill, Rocko the Dog, Cuddles the ...
Style: canadian humor, sitcom
Plot: social worker, puppet, criminal, sociopath, chain smoking, anti hero, vulgarity, rehabilitation, ventriloquist dummy
Place: canada
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Life After Life (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a man is hired to enhance a fashion show, he decides to go to a puppeteer and use Chinese puppets as accents to the models and the clothes. His interest in the show becomes a personal one when he meets one of the models and romance blossoms. An ...
Plot: puppet, death, murder, fashion show, puppeteer, doll, model, reincarnation, curse, astrologer, love triangle, deja vu
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Nunsense 3: The Jamboree (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Third in the Nunsense series of musicals.
Plot: mother superior, puppet, nun, broadway musical, amnesia, broadway, priest, catholic priest, nun costume, nurse, monk
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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: fairy tale
Plot: puppetry, puppet, children, retro, puppeteer, canon, invention, fisherman, blindness, island, compass, old man ...
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Anomalisa (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary.
Style: melancholic, atmospheric, depressing, psychological, meditative ...
Plot: depression, sex, nightmare, existentialism, love at first sight, loneliness, infidelity, drinking, puppet, philosophy, life philosophy, adaptation ...
Time: 2000s
Place: cincinnati ohio
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Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A poor otter family risks everything for the chance to win the cash prize of a talent contest for Christmas.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good, offbeat
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: puppet, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, adventure, hopes, rivalry, friendship, underdog, ambition, youth, misfit, gem ...
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Retro Puppet Master (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Toulon runs a puppet theatre in the heart of Paris and meets the sorcerer (the mysterious Afzel). When his life is saved by the lovely Swiss Ambassador's daughter Ilsa, we bear witness to the origin of the Puppet Master.
Style: serious, tense, cult film, melancholic, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: puppet, adventure, master and servant, heroes, escapades, danger, gory, deadly, good versus evil, rivalry, supernatural, death ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 20th century, 1900s, 1940s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, cairo egypt, egypt
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Pinocchio (1971)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film was directed by Giuliano Cenci with assistance from his brother Renzo. During production, Carlo Collodis grandchildren Mario and Antonio Lorenzini were consulted. The subtle movements made by fidgeting children whilst speaking or under ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: nose, puppet, fairy, lie, fire, cricket the insect, father son relationship, death, toy, amusement park, death of friend, hat ...
Place: italy
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The Muppet Show (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 30 min.
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: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: backstage, puppets, bear, friends, workplace, media satire, goofy hero, performer's life, showbiz, fame, couple relations, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
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The Puzzle Place (1994)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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 ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: puppet, clubhouse, multiculturalism, friendship, puppets, social relations, cat, creature, apache indian, machine, little girl, little boy ...
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Sesame Street (1969)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers, kids
Plot: reading, monster, puppet, friends, friendship, personal safety, supportive friend, getting along, puppets, grandparent and grandchild, environmental health, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: sesame street, usa, new york
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Puppet Master II (1990)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The puppets return, this time they hunt some Paranormal Researchers to take their brain fluid for the dead/living puppet master, Andre Toulon
Style: suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, macabre, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hotel, slasher, zombie, puppet, brain, gory, supernatural ability, escapades, crimes, supernatural, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1910s
Place: cairo egypt, egypt
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