Movies about the circus

List of the best circus movies selected by visitors to our site: Dumbo, The Great Mystical Circus, Chocolat, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Water for Elephants, The Clown, The Butterfly Circus
In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Dumbo (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantasy, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersElephants, Dogs, Horses, Disabled people, Snake, Monkeys, Singers
PlotDeath
PlaceCircus, Trains
StyleFor children, Atmospheric, Touching, Cute, Soulful, Disney

A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

The Great Mystical Circus (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.1)
Genredrama
CountryBrazil, Portugal, France
Duration01:23
CharactersMagician
PlaceCircus

The story of five generations of the same family-owned circus. From the inauguration of The Great Mystical Circus in 1910 up to present day, the adventures and loves of the Knieps family, from their prime through to their decadence, up until the surprise ending. A film in which reality and fantasy come together in a mystical universe.

Chocolat (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography
CountryFrance
Duration02:11
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.

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersZebras, Lions, Animals, Family, Dogs, Friends, Penguin
PlotAdventure, Dancing
PlaceCircus
StyleFor children

Animal pals Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria are still trying to make it back to New York's Central Park Zoo. They are forced to take a detour to Europe to find the penguins and chimps who broke the bank at a Monte Carlo casino. When French animal-control officer Capitaine Chantel DuBois picks up their scent, Alex and company are forced to hide out in a traveling circus.

Water for Elephants (2011)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.9)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersElephants
PlotLove, Adventure, Love triangle, Fear
PlaceCircus, USA, Trains
StyleTouching

In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he's transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena.

The Clown (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryBrazil
Duration01:28
CharactersClowns
PlaceCircus
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.

The Butterfly Circus (2009)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.9)
Genredrama, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:23
PlaceCircus

At the height of the Great Depression, the showman of a renowned circus leads his troupe through the devastated American landscape, lifting the spirits of audiences along the way. During their travels they discover a man without limbs at a carnival sideshow. However, after an intriguing encounter with the showman he becomes driven to hope against everything he has ever believed.

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