Puppet show movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant puppet show movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, humorous, realistic, cult film, light and melancholic films and TV shows about / with puppet show, puppet, family relations, husband wife relationship, storytelling, children, murder, friendship, death and chase plots mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Family genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as puppet show: Judy & Punch (2019), Pinocchio (2019), The Sound of Music (1965), The Adventures of Pinocchio (1972), Pinocchio (2012), X-Bomber (1980), Ernest Saves Christmas (1988), Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971), Dead Silence (2007), Sugared Cranberries (1995).

List of puppet show movies

Judy & Punch (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the anarchic town of Seaside, nowhere near the sea, puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show. The show is a hit due to Judy's superior puppeteering but Punch's driving ambition and penchant for whisky lead ...
Style: avant garde, suspense, suspenseful, bleak, tricky ...
Plot: puppeteer, puppet, puppet show, chase, surrealism, husband wife relationship, escape, drinking, drunkenness, rescue, insanity, enlightenment ...
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Pinocchio (2019)
Genre: Drama, 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, puppet, life changing experience, wood carving, puppet show, metamorphosis, carpenter, anthropomorphic animal, circus, single father, fairy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy
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Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairy Tale (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the young life of Hans Christian Andersen, a young man with a penchant for storytelling but struggles to find his place in the world and gain the affection of the woman he adores. Interspersed throughout are brief ...
Style: fairy tale, sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: writer's life, love affair, fall in love, prodigy, family, rich and poor, princess, unrequited love, publisher, puppet show, mermaid, prince ...
Time: 19th century
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
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The Sound of Music (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: Film adaptation of a classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on a nun who becomes a governess for an Austrian family.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: nanny, convent, nun, world war two, love and romance, opposites attract, governess, party, singer, family relations, novice, puppet show ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1938
Place: austria, europe, alps, germany
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The Adventures of Pinocchio (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 321 min.
TV show
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, young heroes, puppet, cons and scams, performance, fairy, friendship, escapades, friends ...
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Pinocchio (2012)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: Italy, Luxembourg, France, Belgium
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Geppetto the carpenter carves the object of his hidden desires out of a log: a puppet that will keep him company and will be like a son to him. He will call him Pinocchio. Imagine his surprise when he discovers that the puppet moves, as if by magic, ...
Style: fairy tale, captivating, entertaining, light, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, escapades, parents and children, young heroes, youth, pinocchio, puppet, education, transformation, fairy, carpenter, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, europe
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X-Bomber (1980)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: X Bomber is a marionette tokusatsu TV series. It was created by manga master Go Nagai, and produced by Cosmo Productions and Jin Productions. The show aired on Fuji TV from October 4, 1980 to March 28, 1981, with a total of 26 episodes, and was ...
Plot: puppet show, robot, puppet, demon, emperor, psychic power, giant robot, giant robots, outer space
Place: japan
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Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Santa Claus decides to retire and pass on his magic bag of Christmas surprises to a new Saint Nick, he enlists the aid of a hilarious assortment of characters. A perky teen runaway and hapless taxi driver Ernest P. Worrell must convince a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, family relations, save the day, prank, mischievous children, nothing goes right, partners, mistaken identity, teenage life, when the parents are away ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: orlando florida
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Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story involves a series of murders in Charron's performing company, murders caused by various members getting doused with vitriolic acid. Turns out all the people killed have a common denominator in their past, one which has recently ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: murder, theater, serial killer, investigation, hypnosis, buried alive, whodunit, psychopath, decapitation, prostitute, police investigator, haunted house ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, england, paris france, europe
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Dead Silence (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jamie returns to his hometown in search of answers to his wife's murder, which occurred after receiving a weird package containing a ventriloquist dummy named Billy, which may be linked to the legend of ventriloquist Mary Shaw. Destined to find ...
Style: scary, twist ending, suspenseful, gothic, macabre ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ventriloquist, mystery, murder, funeral, legend, ghost, curses spells and rituals, small town, investigation, doll, danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Sugared Cranberries (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The actor of the provincial puppet theater comes to try his luck in Leningrad. He stops at his longtime friend - an imitation actor and a big joker. Willingly leaving a friend in his apartment for the night, a friend invites a “call girl” for ...
Plot: capital, puppet show, prostitute, friend, actor
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Fanny's Journey (2016)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fanny is a Jewish girl in a French orphanage in 1943. When she and her friends are no longer safe from the Nazis, they try to flee to Switzerland. After their guide disappears, Fanny has to take the lead and help the other kids make it over the ...
Plot: holocaust, female director, flashback, money, radio, kitchen, jewish, female protagonist, train, escape, german soldier, hiding ...
Time: year 1943
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Christine (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Christine is an ambitious 29-year-old news reporter, in Sarasota, FL, circa 1974. Relentlessly motivated to succeed, she knows she has talent, but being a driven career woman in the 1970s comes with its own challenges, especially when competition ...
Style: melancholic, sad, bleak, disturbing, enigmatic ...
Plot: depression, suicide, tv news, loneliness, employer employee relationship, mother daughter relationship, tragedy, love interest, office, virgin, life, workplace ...
Time: 70s, year 1970, 20th century, year 1974
Place: florida, new jersey
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Scrooge (1970)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The classic Charles Dickens' Christmas ghost tale told in musical form.
Style: feel good, offbeat, humorous, semi serious, visually appealing ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: ghost, redemption, christmas, generosity, money, miser, supernatural ability, time travel, family, destiny, road not taken, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era, future, 70s
Place: london, tokyo, england
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Pornography (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two intellectuals, a writer and a director, begin to play a mysterious psychological game in a peaceful countryside manor house during the Nazi occupation.
Style: emotional, psychological, serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: soldier, countryside, social differences, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, wartime life, teenage life, obsession, war, holocaust, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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Almost Peaceful (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set during the largely unexplored period immediately following World War II, the film follows a group of mostly Jewish Parisians who attempt to restart their lives and rekindle their capacity for happiness in the shadow of unspeakable horrors. ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, family relations, starting over, human spirit, survival, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, reunion, moral dilemma, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1946
Place: paris france, europe, france, canada
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Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (1975)
Genre: Animation, Short, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: It's Valentine's Day again and Charlie Brown dreams the seemingly hopeless dream to receiving a valentine from anyone. All the while, the rest of the gang have their own trials whether it be Linus' struggle to get the biggest card he ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: friendship, holiday, gift, valentine's day, underdog, misfit, love and romance, hopes, youth, pets, family, romance ...
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The Blue Umbrella (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: India
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young Biniya lives a poor lifestyle in a small village in the mountainous and snowy region of Himachal Pradesh in India along with her widowed mom and wrestler brother. She entertains various tourists, and while doing so with some tourists from ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: generosity, obsession, village, family relations, parents and children, family life, dishonesty, compassion, friendship, husband wife relationship, wrestling, tourist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
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Mysteries of Lisbon (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.
Style: gothic, serious, captivating, bleak, epic
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, nobleman, high society, aristocracy, revenge, murder, orphan, passion, countess, intrigue, scandal ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s
Place: lisbon portugal
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Thanatos, Drunk (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: They live in an old house on the fringe of Taipei City: Rat and his elder gay brother Shanghe. Two brothers look for jobs to survive while search for themselves and long for a foothold in life. The younger works at market where he meets a mute woman ...
Style: sincere, stylized, psychological, touching, serious ...
Plot: life is a bitch, social misfits, society, family relations, unemployment, true love, gangsters, gay interest, prostitute, brother brother relationship, fish out of water, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei
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Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 272 min.
Story: Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: aristocracy, intrigue, forbidden love, heir heiress, orphan, love and romance, self discovery, love affair, vengeance, society, dishonesty, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s
Place: portugal, europe, venice, spain, lisbon portugal ...
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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, performer's life, war, village, husband wife relationship, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: taiwan, taipei
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Duel to Death (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One of the last of the Old School Hong Kong martial arts flicks, this one deals with a legendary competition in swordplay and fighting that ends up being fought between two great warriors, a Chinese man and a Japanese man, who, over the course of ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: samurai, martial arts, kidnapping, heroic mission, wiretap, heroes, rivalry, contests and competitions, danger, crimes, betrayal, giant ...
Time: middle ages
Place: hong kong, asia, china, japan
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Vanity Fair (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, India
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Beautiful, funny, passionate, and calculating, Becky is the orphaned daughter of a starving English artist and a French chorus girl. She yearns for a more glamorous life than her birthright promises and resolves to conquer English society by any ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: aristocrat, high society, ambition, rise to the top, social climbing, rich and poor, couple relations, blind ambition, romance, society, power relations, life turned upside down ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1820s, 1810s, 1800s ...
Place: england, europe, london, bombay india, brussels belgium ...
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Hour of the Wolf (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An artist in crisis is haunted by nightmares from the past in Ingmar Bergman's only horror film, which takes place on a windy island. During "the hour of the wolf" - between midnight and dawn - he tells his wife about his most painful ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, gothic, surreal, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, island, diary, surrealism, artist, insanity, insomnia, nightmare, voyeurism, castle, mental illness, swedish ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: eastern europe
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Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (1991)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 86 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: serious, suspenseful, gothic, bloody, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: puppet, slasher, zombie, supernatural, nazi occultism, revenge, puppets, gory, world war two, monster, curses spells and rituals, destiny ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, new jersey
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The Little Mermaid (1989)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: This colorful adventure tells the story of an impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel who falls in love with the very human Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the chance to be with him. Memorable songs and characters -- including the ...
Style: fairy tale, light, feel good, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: princess, prince, mermaid, disney, imaginary kingdom, witch, first love, good versus evil, magic, sea, fish out of water, king ...
Time: 1830s, 19th century, 80s
Place: denmark, caribbean
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Being John Malkovich (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Spike Jonze’s debut feature film is a love story mix of comedy and fantasy. The story is about an unsuccessful puppeteer named Craig, who one day at work finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for ...
Style: offbeat, surreal, psychological, twists and turns, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: subconscious, actor, puppeteer, body swapping, sexual identity, mind control, love triangle, psychology, obsession, satire, pets, pet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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Screamtime (1983)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Compilation of three short horror films: "That's The Way To Do It", "Dreamhouse" and "Do You Believe In Fairies?" plus some new linking material.
Style: anthology, serious, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, serial killer, haunted house, graphic violence, child killer, gory, psychopath, couple relations, teenage life, supernatural, danger, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Ben (1972)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A lonely boy becomes good friends with Ben, a rat. This rat is also the leader of a pack of vicious killer rats, killing lots of people.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, suspense, sequel to cult film ...
Plot: rat, death, violence, friendship, dangerous animal, danger, animal life, boy, terror, survival horror, eaten alive, loneliness ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
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