Clown Movies

List of the best clown movies selected by our site visitors: Willy's Wonderland, The Jack in the Box, Joker, Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus, 3 from Hell, Chicuarotes, Honey Boy, My Masterpiece, American Nightmares, Through the Fire
In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Willy's Wonderland (2021)
Markimdb: 5.6
CharactersRevived toys, Demons, Clowns
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Fight

When his car breaks down, a quiet loner agrees to clean an abandoned family fun center in exchange for repairs. He soon finds himself waging war against possessed animatronic mascots while trapped inside Willy's Wonderland.

The Jack in the Box (2020)
Markimdb: 4
CharactersDemons, Clowns, Monsters
PlotSupernatural, Death, Fear, Mystery
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Tense, Creepy

When a vintage Jack-in-the-box is un-earthed and opened, it's new owners soon have reason to believe the creepy clown doll within has a life of it's own.

Joker (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersClowns, Comedians, Losers, Criminals, Killers, Psychopath
PlotMental disorders, Loneliness, Depression
StyleDC, Gloomy, Atmospheric, Depressive, Worth watching, Tense, Makes me think

During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.

Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus (2019)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CountrySouth Korea, USA
CharactersAliens, Dogs, Scientists, Clowns, Brothers
PlotAdventure, Cheating, Depression, Computers, Technology, Black holes, Teleportation
PlaceSpace, Prison
StyleBy comics

ZIM discovers his almighty leaders never had any intention of coming to Earth and he loses confidence in himself for the first time in his life, which is the big break his human nemesis, Dib has been waiting for.

3 from Hell (2019)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.5)
CharactersPolice, Clowns, Dogs, Cats, Lesbians, Serial killers, Snake, Monsters, Criminals
PlotDeath, Revenge, Depression, Dancing, Hostage
PlaceUSA, Prison, Deserts

After barely surviving a furious shootout with the police, Baby Firefly, Otis Driftwood and Captain Spaulding are behind bars. But pure evil cannot be contained. Teaming up with Otis’ half-brother Winslow, the demented Firefly clan escape to unleash a whole new wave of murder, madness and mayhem.

Chicuarotes (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
CharactersFriends, Clowns, Teens

Cagalera and Moloteco are two teenagers from San Gregorio Atlapulco who are desperate to get out and move up and away from oppressive circumstances. When they hear of an opportunity to buy a spot in the electrician’s union, which could transform their lives, they quickly devolve into the criminal, adult underworld of Mexico City in a bid to buy their freedom.

Honey Boy (2019)
Markimdb: 7.3
PlotMoney, Abduction
PlaceSea, Beach, Night Clubs

The story of a child star attempting to mend his relationship with his law-breaking, alcohol-abusing father over the course of a decade, loosely based on Shia LaBeouf’s life.

My Masterpiece (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryArgentina, Spain
CharactersFriends, Scammers, Artists, Dogs, Clowns

Arturo, the successful owner of an art gallery, and Renzo, a talented but decadent painter, are old friends who cannot stop bickering. One day, Arturo comes up with a solution to all their problems, but the plan they concoct turns out to be crazier and riskier than they originally expected.

American Nightmares (2018)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genrehorror, comedy
CharactersDemons, Serial killers, Clowns, Hackers, Witch
PlotComputers, Fear
StyleDepressive, Tense, Disturbing

Two voyeuristic nerds are hacking the devices of people as they themselves are hacked by the feed from story tellers Mister Malevolent and Mystic Woman who have seven moralistic horror stories to tell.

Through the Fire (2018)
Markimdb: 7
CharactersTwins, Clowns
PlaceNight Clubs

Franck is a firefighter in Paris. He saves people. He lives at the station with his wife, who is about to have twins. He’s happy. During a call out to a fire, be puts himself in danger, to save his men. He’s going to have to learn to live again and accept to be the one being saved, this time.

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It (2017)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersClowns, Killers, Childrens, Teens, Demons, Monsters
PlotHunting, Missing people, Death, Abduction, Fear
PlaceSmall cities, School
StyleTense, Heavy, Depressive, Unexpected ending

In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.

The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genreaction, comedy, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Denmark
CharactersSuperhero, Billionaires, Family, Clowns, Orphans
PlotSuperpowers, Loneliness
PlaceParty, Islands, Helicopters, Aircraft
StyleFor children

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The Lego Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble—Lego Batman—stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

The Night Watchmen (2017)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, comedy
CharactersVampire, Monsters, Friends, Clowns
PlotChase, Fear, Supernatural, Death
PlaceOffice, USA

Three inept night watchmen, aided by a young rookie and a fearless tabloid journalist, fight an epic battle to save their lives. A mistaken warehouse delivery unleashes a horde of hungry vampires, and these unlikely heroes must not only save themselves but also stop the scourge that threatens to take over the city of Baltimore.

Terrifier (2016)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Girlfriends, Clowns, Sisters
PlotFear, Death
StyleTense, Heavy, Disturbing, Creepy

A maniacal clown named Art terrorizes three young women and everyone else who stands in his way on Halloween night.

Endless Poetry (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrefantasy, drama, biography
CountryChile, Japan, United Kingdom, France
CharactersPregnant, Family, Friends, Fathers, Dogs, Gay, Clowns, Poets
PlotWedding, Love, Dreams, The escape, Moving, Death
PlaceParis, Trains

A portrait of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s young adulthood, set in the 1940s and 50s, in the electric capital city of Santiago. There, he decides to become a poet and is introduced, by destiny, into the foremost bohemian and artistic circle of the time.

Baskets (2016)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersClowns, Losers
PlotDepression, Dreams, Rivalry
PlaceFrance, Paris

Chip Baskets wants to follow his dream of being a French clown—however, reality keeps interfering. Saddled with financial difficulties and facing an impenetrable language barrier, he moves back home to Bakersfield with high hopes. There, he is forced to confront his past while working as a rodeo clown and competing with his siblings for his mother's approval and affection.

Greetings From Fukushima (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
PlotDisasters, Fear, Tsunami, Earthquake, Ghosts
PlaceJapan, Sea, Trains

A young German woman bonds with an elderly Japanese woman while touring the Fukushima region of Japan in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake.

31 (2016)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersKillers, Maniacs, Tough guys, Hired assassins, Serial killers, Clowns
PlotSurvival, Death

Five carnival workers are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, Hell-like compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.

Chocolat (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography
CharactersClowns, Bears, Giants
PlotGambling, Cars, On real events
PlaceCircus, Prison
StyleTouching, Makes me think, To cry

The history of the clown Chocolate, the first black circus artist in France, which has a great success in the late 19th century.

Unexpected (2015)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersFriends, Clowns, Losers, Students, Teachers
StyleSoulful, Touching, Fascinating

An inner-city high school teacher discovers she is pregnant at the same time as one of her most promising students and the two develop an unlikely friendship while struggling to navigate their unexpected pregnancies.

Poltergeist (2015)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 4.9)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Parents, Mothers, Fathers, Pupils, Clowns
PlotDeath, Mystery, Mystery, Mystery, Supernatural, Abduction, Ghosts
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Unexpected ending

Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her.

Hell House LLC (2015)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, detective
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Death, Ghosts, Cars
TimeHalloween, Night
StyleAction, Disturbing

Five years after an unexplained malfunction causes the death of 15 tour-goers and staff on the opening night of a Halloween haunted house tour, a documentary crew travels back to the scene of the tragedy to find out what really happened.

Kara Bela (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, comedy, drama, adventure
PlotAdventure, Chase

After the death of his wife and father, Kudret, who has always lived by the book, decides to go on a road trip to save a girl.

Clown (2014)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersKillers, Clowns, Dogs, Zombie, Demons, Family, Monsters
PlotRevenge, Supernatural, Curses
StyleAtmospheric, Creepy

A loving father finds a clown suit for his son's birthday party, only to realize the suit is part of an evil curse that turns its wearer into a killer.

The Houses October Built (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrehorror, thriller
PlotTravel, Curses, Death, Fear
TimeHalloween, Night

Beneath the fake blood and cheap masks of countless haunted house attractions across the country, there are whispers of truly terrifying alternatives. Looking to find an authentic, blood-curdling good fright for Halloween, five friends set off on a road trip in an RV to track down these underground Haunts. Just when their search seems to reach a dead end, strange and disturbing things start happening and it becomes clear that the Haunt has come to them…

Mockingbird (2014)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genrehorror, thriller
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Unexpected ending

A couple are given a camera and a set of instructions which they must follow or else someone will die.

Among the Living (2014)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersTeens, Clowns
PlaceSchool, France, Small cities
StyleAction, Disturbing

Three teenagers skip school in order to explore an abandoned film studio lot where they catch sight of a woman being dragged by a masked man.

Dhoom 3 (2013)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.4)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CharactersBikers, Clowns, Wizards
PlotBank robbery, Revenge, Rivalry, Robbery, Chase
StyleExciting, For men, Disturbing

To avenge his father's death, a circus entertainer trained in magic and acrobatics turns thief to take down a corrupt bank in Chicago. Two cops from Mumbai are assigned to the case.

Pororo: The Racing Adventure (2013)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.3)
CountrySouth Korea, China
CharactersFamily, Heroes, Friends, Clowns, Ninja, Tigers, Monkeys, Crocodiles
PlotRivalry, Snow

Curious little penguin Pororo and his friends accidentally cause an airplane to make an emergency landing in their home of Pororo Village. On the airplane are some turtles being shipped to Northpia to deliver ice sleds, or racing ice cars. Nevertheless, Pororo and his friends believe that the turtles are racers, and the turtles end up giving the gang at Pororo Village some lessons and passing on the championship spirit. In the end, Pororo and his friends follow the turtles to Northpia to participate in the race. Upon arriving at icily beautiful Northpia's race, Pororo and his friends wind up unlikely front-runners, ahead of the polar bears, and make it to the finals. However, a more complicated course awaits Pororo and his friends- as does their strongest adversary yet.

The ABCs of Death (2013)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 4.7)
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUSA, New Zealand
CharactersDogs, Vampire, Zombie, Lesbians, Clowns, Spiders, Monsters
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Earthquake
StyleHeavy, Disturbing

An ambitious anthology film featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children's educational ABC books, the motion picture is comprised of 26 individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free reign in choosing a word to create a story involving death. Provocative, shocking, funny and ultimately confrontational; THE ABC's OF DEATH is the definitive snapshot of the diversity of modern horror.

All Hallows' Eve (2013)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersKillers, Aliens, Clowns

While watching two children on Halloween night, a babysitter finds an old VHS tape in the kids' trick or treat bag. The tape features three tales of terror, all linked together by a murderous clown. As the night goes on strange things begin to occur in the house. It isn't long before the babysitter learns the horrifying truth... the maniacal clown is slowly working his way into her reality.

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (2012)
Markimdb: 6.8
PlotDancing, Music

An original story featuring performances by Cirque du Soleil. A young woman is entranced by an Aerialist. When they fall into the dreamlike world of Cirque du Soleil and are separated, they travel through the different tent worlds trying to find each other.

Stitches (2012)
Mark2 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy
CountryRepublic of Ireland
CharactersTeens, Cats, Clowns
PlotRevenge, Supernatural
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Disturbing, For men

The clumsy and unfunny clown Richard "Stitches" Grindle entertains at the 10th birthday party of little Tom, but the boy and his friends play a prank with Stitches, tying his shoelaces. Stitches slips, falls and dies. Six years later, Tom gives a birthday party for his friends at home, but Stitches revives to haunt the teenagers and revenge his death.

The Devil's Carnival (2012)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, musical
CharactersDemons, Thieves, Clowns
PlotSupernatural, Obsession, Cheating

Sinners are invited to a theme park where they endure the repetition of their transgressions. What chances do a conniving kleptomaniac, a gullible teenager, and an obsessed father stand when facing their own moral failings? Lucifer and his colorful cast of singing carnies invite you to grab a ticket to The Devil’s Carnival to find out!

Scary or Die (2012)
Markimdb: 3.9
CharactersZombie, Vampire, Clowns
PlotSupernatural, Death, Seduction, Fear
PlaceLos Angeles

The creation of filmmaker Michael Emanuel, SCARY OR DIE tells five interwoven horror stories that take place in and around the “City of Angles”. A flesh-eating clown desperately trying to protect the person he craves the most; a dirty cop and a hit gone wrong with a vengeful Necromancer; a beautiful but mysterious woman and a lonely man looking for love in all the wrong places; a gruesome, blood-splattered uprising of illegal Mexican zombies; and a Cajun conjurer grandfather whose gift of never-ending love goes terribly awry…SCARY OR DIE is a unique experience in horror filmmaking certain to fulfill all your twisted horror film experience needs.

The Clown (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
StyleTouching, Fancy

The life of the owners of Circus Esperança, Puro Sangue e Pangaré, father and son, who plays two clowns. At a certain point, Pangaré starts showing tiredness and sadness for being an unhappy clown.

Play (2011)
Markimdb: 7.1
CountrySweden, France
CharactersThieves, Clowns, Indians, Musicians
PlotRivalry, Racing, On real events
StyleMakes me think, Fascinating

In central Gothenburg, Sweden, a group of boys, aged 12-14, robbed other children on about 40 occasions between 2006 and 2008. The thieves used an elaborate scheme called the 'little brother number' or 'brother trick', involving advanced role-play and gang rhetoric rather than physical violence.

The Speed of Thought (2011)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantastic, thriller
CharactersSpy, Clowns
PlotSupernatural, Superpowers, Gambling, Conspiracies
PlaceAircraft, Casino, Zoos

Joshua Lazarus (Nick Stahl) is a telepath who has been raised in a NSA foster home. Lazarus helps the government by using his abilities. He is told by the agency that the telepathy is a side effect of Widmann's Disease, and that he will become insane in time and eventually die from the illness. However, Lazarus meets a woman with similar powers (Taryn Manning) who does not have any sign of the disease, launching Lazarus to confront the lies he has been told

The Last Circus (2010)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountrySpain, France
CharactersClowns, Soldier
PlotLove triangle, Rivalry
StyleDepressive, Heavy

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.

Adam Resurrected (2008)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.3)
Genredrama, military
CountryGermany, USA, Israel
CharactersJews, Dogs, Clowns
PlotSurvival, Mental disorders
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleTouching, Depressive, Gloomy

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 "dog", entertaining him while his wife and daughter are sent off to die. "Adam Resurrected" is the story of a man who once was a dog who meets a dog who once was a boy.

Amusement (2008)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror, action, thriller, comedy, crime, detective
CharactersSerial killers, Clowns, FBI
PlotRevenge, Rivalry, Chase, Cheating, Pursuit, Fear
StyleAction, Depressive, Disturbing

While being interrogated by a police psychiatrist, the near-catatonic Tabitha tries to explain why she and two of her childhood friends are being hunted by a serial killer. The truth that's dying to come out weaves together three tragic secrets from their past. Two of the girls' boyfriends become unwitting targets in their deadly game.

Dracula III: Legacy (2005)
Markimdb: 4.6
CountryUSA, Romania
CharactersVampire, Horses, Clowns, Tough guys, Heroes
PlaceTrains, Castle
StyleHeavy, Exciting, Disturbing, Gloomy

In the near future, Uffizi and Luke travel to the remote reaches of war torn Romania to rescue Elizabeth and finish the vampire once and for all. Along the way, they encounter TV news journalist and a corps of rebels trying to fight the vampire uprising which plagues their country.

Rize (2005)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredocumentary, music
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
PlotHip Hop, Rivalry, Music
PlaceGhetto, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Soulful

A documentary film that highlights two street derived dance styles, Clowning and Krumping, that came out of the low income neighborhoods of L.A.. Director David LaChapelle interviews each dance crew about how their unique dances evolved. A new and positive activity away from the drugs, guns, and gangs that ruled their neighborhood. A raw film about a growing sub-culture movements in America.

Blessed (2004)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 4.2)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryRomania, United Kingdom
CharactersTwins, Priests, Clowns, Writers
PlaceParty, Hospitals
StyleAction, Disturbing

Heather Graham and James Purefoy play a couple who desperately want to have a baby. Unfortunately, she has been diagnosed as infertile, and the couple can't afford the medical treatments that might allow her to conceive. Good fortune appears to be smiling on the couple when they are given an opportunity to receive free treatments at a mysterious fertility clinic.

All the Real Girls (2003)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersClowns, Friends, Pianists
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTouching, Soulful

In a small Southern American town, Paul, who is known for having sexual relations with every girl in town, falls in love with his best friend's younger sister who is a virgin. Paul must try to prove to everyone that this time he is in love rather than in lust.

13 Moons (2002)
Markimdb: 5.8
PlaceLos Angeles, USA

Can you solve the mystery of the 13 moons?

Stephen King's It (1990)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersKillers, Clowns, Sheriffs, Monsters
PlotSupernatural, Missing people, Revenge, Investigation, Survival, Abduction, Fear
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTense, Disturbing

In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.

Air Bud (1997)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrecomedy, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersDogs, Clowns, Family, Animals
PlotRivalry, Basketball
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTouching, Light, Inspirational

A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Rebounding from his father's accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his family to the small town of Fernfield, Washington. The new kid in town, Josh has no friends and is too shy to try out for the school basketball team. Instead he prefers to practice alone on an abandoned court, he befriends a runaway golden retriever named Buddy. Josh is amazed when he realizes that Buddy loves basketball...that is playing basketball...and he is GOOD! Josh eventually makes the school team and Buddy is named the Team Mascot. Josh and Buddy become the stars of halftime. Buddy's half-time talent draws media attention. Unfortunately, when Buddy's mean former owner, Norm Snively, comes along with a scheme to cash in on the pup's celebrity, it looks like they are going to be separated.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, comedy
CharactersClowns, Heroes
PlotUFO, Alien invasion, Survival, Supernatural
PlaceSpace, Small cities
StyleDisturbing, Fancy

Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.

Octopussy (1983)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersSpy, Clowns
PlotAdventure, Rivalry
TimeCold War
StyleExciting, Disturbing, For men

James Bond is sent to investigate after a fellow “00” agent is found dead with a priceless Fabergé egg. Bond follows the mystery and uncovers a smuggling scandal and a Russian General who wants to provoke a new World War.