Puppet theater movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant puppet theater movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, touching, humorous, psychological, stylized and surreal films and TV shows about / with puppet theater, puppet, family relations, dog, death, murder, boy, husband wife relationship, jealousy and puppet show plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Fantasy genres shot in France, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as puppet theater: Anima (1997), Ben (1972), The Corruption of Chris Miller (1973), The Truth (2019), Women in running (2019), Nutcracker (1986), Tricky Old Dogs (2018), Provincial Actors (1979), Backstabbed (1996), The Marsh (2002).

List of puppet theater movies

Anima (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A reporter doing a story on taxidermy discovers an odd older couple that he becomes convinced are ex-Nazi's. The chief item leading to this belief is an odd puppet theater the couple operate in their basement that re-creates the Nazi era using ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: taxidermist, ex nazi, stuffed animal, atrocity, taxidermy, old man, secret, third reich, old woman, filmmaker, puppet theater, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, usa, germany, new england
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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, psychotronic ...
Plot: rat, death, violence, dangerous animal, friendship, animal life, danger, boy, survival horror, terror, invasion, exploitation ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
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The Corruption of Chris Miller (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A serial killer uses a scythe to slash his murder victims--or maybe it's *her* murder victims?
Plot: killing spree, slasher, love triangle, scythe, murder, serial killer, knitting, washed up star, garage, working out, entrapment, store ...
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The Truth (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Japan, Switzerland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Fabienne is a star; a star of French cinema. She reigns amongst men who love and admire her. When she publishes her memoirs, her daughter Lumir returns from New York to Paris with her husband and young child. The reunion between mother and daughter ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating, sincere
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, mother, family, redemption, female protagonist, family relations, couples, autobiography, family problems, love, adaptation, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france
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Women in running (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Women on the Run. Vera has lived a wonderful life with Jindrich, and she is fully determined to fulfill his last wish - running a marathon. The emancipated and spirited mother of three daughters doesn't think that doing so will be a problem. ...
Style: romantic, romanticism, witty, funny, light
Plot: ambitious woman, love triangle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, jealousy, adultery, breakup, little girl, paramedic, 15 year old, crying girl, pregnancy, film within a film ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, central europe, prague, prague czech republic
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Nutcracker (1986)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The colorful holiday classic is finally brought to the big screen, designed by famed children's story author and artist Maurice Sendak, and written for the first time to be as close as possible to the original story. A lavish, exciting and ...
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, feel good, stylized
Audience: family outing
Plot: soldier, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, rescue, master and servant, imaginary, escapades, family, music, heroes, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 19th century
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Tricky Old Dogs (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two septuagenarians go to Tuscany to prevent their old friend from killing the man who cuckolded him fifty years ago.
Plot: old friend, puppet theater, class differences, castle, working class, widower, grandfather granddaughter relationship, rugby, unfaithful wife, pregnant woman, puppet, reminiscence ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france, tuscany
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Provincial Actors (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The film is set in a small town near Warsaw, to which a young and coming director comes to produce a classic play (Wyspianski "Wyzwolenie") with a modern vein. Everyone in the production gets his usual stereotypical role, but the aging ...
Plot: female director, wig, shared bed, power struggle, husband wife relationship, topless woman, female psychopath, arrogance, worker, communism, rehearsal, taking a shower ...
Place: poland
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Backstabbed (1996)
Genre: Horror
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four high school friends meet up in an abandoned house to play 'Backstabbed', a game of murder with headphones and plastic weapons. Meanwhile, a serial killer is leaving a trail of blood on his way to the house, and soon the game of murder ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: drinking, house, bar, serial killer, screaming, bathroom, police investigation, stabbed in the head, game, impalement, puppet theater, drinking alcohol ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
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Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (1975)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three attendees at a puppet theater don various roles in order to sing a variety of songs by Jacques Brel, all while hippies and other eccentrics cavort about them.
Style: experimental, surreal, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: theater, love and romance, bittersweet, human nature, oldies, world, trenchcoat, butt naked, wedding dress, nudity (full frontal - brief), bullfighting, cane ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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The Marsh (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two social outcasts in 19th century Eastern Europe, Alexandre and Ulysse, become friends and settle down to live alone on the edge of a marsh that is reputedly haunted by demons, monsters and goblins. These two men have been outcasts all their ...
Plot: demon, monster, village, friends, friend, disfigurement, nomad, body, murder, friendship, swamp, peasant ...
Time: 1800s
Place: eastern europe
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Mysteries of Lisbon (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 60 min.
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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, countess, scandal, intrigue, revenge, murder, romantic triangle, doomed love, aristocracy, high society, nobleman ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s
Place: lisbon portugal
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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: forbidden love, intrigue, aristocracy, heir heiress, orphan, love and romance, self discovery, love affair, vengeance, society, dishonesty, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal, europe, spain, italy ...
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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, weird ...
Audience: teens
Plot: puppet, slasher, zombie, supernatural, nazi occultism, revenge, puppets, gory, world war two, monster, curses spells and rituals, destiny ...
Time: year 1941, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, new jersey
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Do Not Leave (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A fairytale about the Princess, the Musician, the Chancellor and a blue rose which forces everyone to tell the truth.
Style: touching, bad ending, sentimental, romantic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: love and romance, mute character, unrequited love, family relations, imaginary kingdom, theatre play, music, stage performance, rose, stagecoach robbery, castle, puppet theater ...
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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, tense, scary ...
Plot: murder, theater, serial killer, investigation, prostitute, whodunit, psychopath, decapitation, hypnosis, buried alive, police investigator, haunted house ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, england, paris france, europe
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Kolya (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Czech Republic Director Jan Sverák tells in this Oscar winning film the story of the disillusioned Prague man named Cellisten Louka, who after a fictitious marriage with a Russian emigrant must suddenly take responsibility for her son. However ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: communism, adoption, musician, friendship, family relations, womanizer, politics, cellist, cello, socialism, concert, funeral ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: czech republic, prague, europe, moscow russia, prague czech republic ...
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Jabberwocky (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A medieval tale with Pythonesque humour: After the death of his father the young Dennis Cooper goes to town where he has to pass several adventures. The town and the whole kingdom is threatened by a terrible monster called 'Jabberwocky'. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, cult film, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: beast, village, adventure, curses spells and rituals, palaces castles and temples, good versus evil, imaginary, goofy hero, danger, heroes, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england
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Don't Look Now... We're Being Shot At! (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: During World War II, two French civilians and a downed English Bomber Crew set out from Paris to cross the demarcation line between Nazi-occupied Northern France and the South. From there they will be able to escape to England. First, they must ...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, cult film ...
Plot: world war two, adventure, nazi occupation, soldier, war, rescue, danger, bomber, british soldier, occupied france, raf, house painter ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Lesson Faust (1994)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Czech Republic, France, UK, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A very free adaptation of Marlowe's 'Doctor Faustus', Goethe's 'Faust' and various other treatments of the old legend of the man who sold his soul to the devil. Svankmajer's Faust is a nondescript man who, after ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, thought provoking, stylized, experimental ...
Plot: surrealism, puppet, deal with the devil, clay, philosophy, supernatural ability, devil, aging, danger, imaginary, destructive relationship, temptation ...
Place: prague, europe, tokyo
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Fanny and Alexander (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France, West Germany
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden.
Style: thought provoking, intellectual, sincere, disturbing, philosophical ...
Plot: brother sister relationship, christmas, bishop, ghost, childhood, child abuse, marriage as hell, emotional abuse, family relations, death of father, beating, remarry ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 90s, turn of the century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, tokyo
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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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Drifting Flowers (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three poetic tales of seeking the true identity. In the first story, Jing, a blind singer, falls in love with her band's tomboy accordionist Diego. In another time and place, Lily, an elderly lesbian and Yen, her gay friend, create an ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sexual ...
Plot: gender, lgbt, love affair, feminism, fall in love, teenage life, love and romance, gays and lesbians, couples, mother daughter relationship, friendship, gender identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, taiwan
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