Circus performer movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant circus performer movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous, stylized, serious and feel good films and TV shows about / with circus performer, circus, love and romance, fall in love, romance, destiny, acrobat, nudity (full frontal - brief), danger and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as circus performer: The Last Circus (2010), The Walk (2015), 100 Tears (2007), Adam Resurrected (2008), Around a Small Mountain (2009), One from the Heart (1981), The Little Mermaid (2018), The Cape (2011), Moscow on the Hudson (1984), Krrish (2006).

List of circus performer movies

The Last Circus (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The journey of Javier, the obese Sad Clown, starts during his childhood in the midst of the Spanish civil war in 1937. His father, one of Spain’s most prominent jesters, is detained and tortured by the fascist regime.
Style: dark humor, bleak, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: clown, circus, graphic violence, circus performer, life is a bitch, performer's life, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, mad, narcissism, sadism, revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1937, year 1973
Place: europe, spain, madrid
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The Walk (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, based on true events, breathtaking ...
Plot: skyscraper, world trade center manhattan new york city, planning, obsession, ambition, danger, artists and showbiz, escapades, street performer, circus performer, follow your dream, tightrope ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974, year 1973, future
Place: new york, usa, paris france, france, manhattan new york city
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100 Tears (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being accused of crimes he did not commit, a lonely circus performer exacts his revenge on those who unjustly condemned him. The act sparks something inside of him which he cannot stop and now, years later, his inner-demons have truly ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, murder, killer clown, vengeance, haunted by the past, journalism, investigation, amateur detective, psychopath, life is a bitch, memory loss, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Adam Resurrected (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Israel, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Before the war, in Berlin, Adam was an entertainer- cabaret impresario, magician, musician-loved by all until he finds himself in a concentration camp, confronted by Commandant Klein. Adam survives the camp by becoming the Klein's ...
Style: touching, bleak, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, nazi, survival, world war two, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, against humanity, mental illness, circus, mental institution, clown ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1940s, 1930s, 40s ...
Place: israel, europe, middle east, germany, berlin germany
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Around a Small Mountain (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Biopic based on the life of author Raymond Roussel.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: haunted by the past, circus, homecoming, romance, family business, fall in love, workplace, performer's life, circus performer, nostalgia, dark past, workplace romance ...
Place: france, europe, south of france
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One from the Heart (1981)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Hank and Frannie don't seem to be able to live together anymore. After a five-year relationship, lustful and dreamy Fanny leaves down-to-earth Hank on the anniversary of their relationship. Each one of them meets their dream mate, but as bright ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental, futuristic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: circus performer, fourth of july, romance, catastrophe, love and romance, love triangle, self discovery, starting over, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, looking for love ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, tokyo
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The Little Mermaid (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young reporter and his niece discover a beautiful and enchanting creature they believe to be the real little mermaid.
Style: fairy tale, sweet, colourful, emotional, gothic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mermaid, magic, falling in love, fall in love, circus, singing, circus performer, evil sorcerer, witch, kiss, flashback, love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, mississippi river
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The Cape (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: "The Cape" is a drama series following Vince Faraday, an honest cop on a corrupt police force, who finds himself framed for a series of murders and presumed dead. He is forced into hiding, leaving behind his wife Dana and son, Trip. Fueled ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, fighting crime, vigilantism, crimes, danger, rivalry, undercover, dishonesty, frame up, presumed dead, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Moscow on the Hudson (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Russian circus visits the US. A clown wants to defect, but doesn't have the nerve. His saxophone playing friend however comes to the decision to defect in the middle of Bloomingdales. He is befriended by the black security guard and falls in ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: american dream, immigrants, culture clash, friendship, fish out of water, nudity (full frontal - brief), kgb, love and romance, misfit, society, musician's life, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, russia, miami beach, miami ...
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Krrish (2006)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: In Singapore, Krishna is forced by circumstances to use his superpowers and become a masked superhero named Krrish, before getting drawn towards his lost legacy.
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, exciting
Plot: superhero, secret identity, good versus evil, megalomaniac, undercover, adventure, self discovery, save the world, danger, supernatural, supernatural ability, fall in love ...
Place: singapore, india, asia
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Solo for Elephant and Orchestra (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Czechoslovakia, Soviet Union
Duration: 136 min.
Story: To Moscow have arrived the participants of the international conference of the zoophilologists and also the international jury which is to elect for the world festival the best performance of the program of Moscow circus. Mrs Whistler (Iva ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: circus performer, scientist, man with glasses, female scientist, levitation, elephant, talking to an animal, bet, spiral staircase, scientific research, circus, man wearing glasses ...
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Alegria (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Frac, a mime who is suffering from a severe bout of depression, happens to meet a troupe of circus entertainers and immediately falls in love with one of the stars, Giulietta. But while his affection for Giulietta and admiration for the performers ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: circus, prison, dancer's life, performer's life, forbidden love, coming of age, showbiz, dull life, unfulfilled love, daring rescue, fall in love, love and romance ...
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Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Former Nazi Klaus Abard survives to the 1990s by taking anti-ageing pills. He plans to use a time travel trip to return to Germany in 1944 and present Hitler with a hydrogen bomb, so that he can win the war. Unfortunately the pilot, woman-chasing ...
Style: surreal, humorous, feel good, melancholic, tense ...
Plot: death of brother, conspiracy, secret, world war two, nazism, brother brother relationship, scientist, soldier, husband wife relationship, boss, neighbor neighbor relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1944, year 1996 ...
Place: germany, prague czech republic, prague, europe, czech republic ...
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Escape to Grizzly Mountain (2000)
Genre: Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 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 cave in the hills nearby that can transport people to another ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, feel good, surprise ending
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, wilderness, circus, grizzly bear, rescue, young heroes, heroes, adventure, survival, animal life, escapades, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 2000s, 21st century, 19th century
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The Mutations (1974)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mad scientist (Donald Pleasence) crosses plants with people, and the results wind up in a sideshow.
Style: offbeat, suspenseful, scary, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, mutant, kidnapping, transformation, experiment, murder, human experiment, factory, disorder, danger, escapades, supernatural ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, england, london
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The First of May (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Cory (Dan Byrd) is a foster child nobody wants. Carlotta (Academy Award-nominee Julie Harris) is an elderly woman the world has forgotten. Together, they find friendship and family when they join a traveling circus. Also features Mickey Rooney and ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: circus, adoption, retirement home, baseball, social relations, family life, miraculous event, boarding school life, friendship, retirement home life, young heroes, nursing ...
Time: 90s
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Viva Maria! (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Western
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Traveling players invent the strip tease while mixed up in a Central American revolution.
Style: sexy, captivating, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: revolution, circus, striptease, society, nothing goes right, clergy, heroes, buddies, danger, partners, adventure, strong female presence ...
Time: 1900s, edwardian era, 1910s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america
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Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Walter Weed is an unassuming desk jockey at the FBI when the Bureau uncovers a plot to assassinate him. A team of degenerate, psychotic assassins dispatched by mystery man Hal Leuco to win a huge bounty includes a resourceful beauty who has a unique ...
Style: humorous, exciting, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassin, fbi, criminal heroes, danger, rivalry, special agents, bounty hunter, crimes, manhunt, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois
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The Serpent's Egg (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Serpent's Egg follows a week in the life of Abel Rosenberg, an out-of-work American circus acrobat living in poverty-stricken Berlin following Germany's defeat in World War I.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, clinic, unemployment, cabaret, suicide, circus, society, rise to the top, politics, getting home, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, pre world war two
Place: germany, sweden, europe, berlin germany
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Roselyne and the Lions (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Thierry drops out of school to apprentice as a lion tamer at the zoo where he meets Roselyne, who shares his passion. They fall in love and when he loses his job, the young lovers journey across France finding odd jobs at several circuses. In ...
Style: offbeat, touching, humorous, realistic, contemplative
Plot: circus, romance, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, love and romance, dangerous animal, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair, infidelity, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, munich germany
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Wedding Daze (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After losing the woman of his dreams, Anderson is convinced he'll never fall in love again. But at the urging of his best friend, he spontaneously proposes to a dissatisfied waitress named Katie and an innocent dare evolves into the kind of ...
Style: touching, witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, couple relations, fall in love, proposal, hopes, couples, eccentric family, love and romance, romance, arrest, marriage proposal, jail ...
Time: contemporary
Place: atlantic city new jersey, atlantic city
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Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. But to ...
Style: witty, clever, exciting, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: heist, perfect crime, cons and scams, thief, outsmarting, scheme, casino, group of criminals, crime, buddies, crimes, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, atlantic city, san diego california, atlantic city new jersey ...
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Mirrormask (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a 15-year old girl must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get home
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, light, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, date night, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, alternate reality, save the kingdom, imaginary, heroes, change of heart, heroic mission, magic, coming of age, fantasy world, circus ...
Place: england
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Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Middle-aged Giulietta grows suspicious of her husband, Giorgio, when his behavior grows increasingly questionable. One night when Giorgio initiates a seance amongst his friends, Giulietta gets in touch with spirits and learns more about herself and ...
Style: surreal, stylized, atmospheric, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: hermaphrodite, infidelity, memory, weirdo, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, ghost, love and romance, romance, prostitute, lifestyle, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: italy
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Circus World (1964)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Circus owner Matt Masters is beset by disasters as he attempts a European tour of his circus. At the same time, he is caught in an emotional bind between his adopted daughter and her mother.
Style: realistic, serious, epic
Plot: trapeze, family relations, battles, parents and children, starting over, love affair, romance, adventure, love and romance, single parent, circus performer, circus ...
Time: 60s, 1910s
Place: europe, new york, copenhagen, brussels, vienna ...
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Bronco Billy (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An idealistic, modern-day cowboy struggles to keep his Wild West show afloat in the face of hard luck and waning interest.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, showbiz, pregnancy, americana, false accusation, friendship, presumed dead, bribery, cowboy, romance, gang, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 1930s, 80s
Place: new york, montana, idaho, usa, new jersey
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The Bride (1985)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Sting is Doctor Frankenstein in this remake of the old classic film Bride of Frankenstein. After years of research, the doctor finally succeeds in creating the perfect woman, who gets the name "Eva".
Style: gothic, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: frankenstein, mad scientist, obsession, experiment gone awry, laboratory, supernatural, dangerous attraction, danger, deadly creature, zombie, supernatural romance, gothic horror ...
Place: budapest, budapest hungary
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Bogus (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 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.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: imaginary friend, friendship, magic, orphan, circus, family, bittersweet, youth, wizards and magicians, disorder, friends, fish out of water ...
Place: new jersey, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey
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Big Fish (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true ...
Style: surreal, feel good, sentimental, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adventure, witch, loneliness, storytelling, fantasy world, circus, fish, mermaid, escapades, parents and children, true love, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 20th century, 50s, 70s ...
Place: usa, cuba, alabama, congo, morocco ...
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Bear's Kiss (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Germany, Sweden, Russia, Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A fairy tale-like love story between young circus artist Lola and the bear Misha, who one day transforms into a human being.
Style: touching, atmospheric, captivating, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: love affair, social relations, social misfits, romance, animal human communication, falling in love, bear, abandoned baby, transformation, circus, fall in love, desperation ...
Place: spain, sweden, russia, siberia, germany
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