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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, 1h25
Directed by Tom McGrath, Eric Darnell, Conrad Vernon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Circus films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'une girafe, Films about lions, Films about birds, Films about apes, Films about penguins, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Andy Richter

Many days after bidding the penguins goodbye, Alex has a nightmare about himself and his friends still being stranded in Africa and finding that they have all gotten old. He then wakes up from his nightmare on his birthday and the animals present him with a miniature model of New York City made out of mud. Alex suggests to his friends and the lemurs that they should go to Monte Carlo to get the penguins and the chimpanzees and fly back to New York City, which they agree to do.
Oz the Great and Powerful, 2h7
Directed by Sam Raimi
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Circus films, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Le pays d'Oz, Witches in film, Children's films
Actors James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, Bill Cobbs

In 1905 Kansas, Oscar Diggs works as a magician in a traveling circus. An inveterate womanizer, Oscar flirts with the circus strongman's wife, and the strongman threatens him. Oscar escapes in a hot air balloon, but is sucked into a tornado that takes him to the Land of Oz. There, he encounters a kind and naive witch, Theodora. She believes him to be a wizard prophesied to destroy the Wicked Witch who killed the King of Oz and take his place; the idea of being an immensely wealthy monarch makes him immediately accept. En route to the Emerald City, Theodora falls in love with Oscar, though he does not reciprocate her feelings. They encounter the flying monkey Finley, who pledges a life debt to Oscar when he saves him from a lion. Oscar reveals his deception to Finley along the way, forcing him to help maintain the lie that he is the 'Wizard', much to Finley's irritation.
The Greatest Showman, 1h45
Directed by Michael Gracey
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Circus films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya Coleman, Keala Settle

Dans les années 1870, l'entrepreneur américain Phineas Taylor Barnum voit ses affaires se développer, notamment grâce aux freak shows. Il crée ensuite son propre cirque, le cirque Barnum.
A Bug's Life, 1h35
Directed by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Circus films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about insects, Children's films
Actors Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere, David Hyde Pierce, Phyllis Diller

Flik, an individualist and would-be inventor, lives in a colony of ants in the middle of a dried creek. They are led by Princess Atta and her mother, the Queen. The colony is oppressed by a gang of marauding grasshoppers, led by Hopper, that arrive every season demanding food from the ants. One day, when the annual offering is accidentally knocked into a stream by Flik's latest invention, a grain-harvesting device, the grasshoppers demand twice as much food as compensation. The ants trick Flik into accepting his plan to recruit "warrior bugs" to fight off the grasshoppers. While Flik actually believes in the plan, the other ants see it as an opportunity to get rid of Flik and save themselves trouble.
Chicken Run, 1h24
Directed by Nick Park, Peter Lord
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Circus films, Environmental films, Prison films, Transport films, Aviation films, Films about dogs, Films about birds, Political films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Julia Sawalha, Mel Gibson, Timothy Spall, Phil Daniels, Benjamin Whitrow, Tony Haygarth

Mr. and Mrs. Tweedy run a failing chicken farm in Yorkshire; the chickens are caged in the style of a prison camp with a high fence and barbed wire, with two dogs that patrol the grounds. As their chickens are producing fewer eggs, Mrs. Tweedy comes up with the idea of converting their product from eggs to chicken pies, and orders a large automatic pie maker.
Big Fish
Big Fish (2004)
, 2h5
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Circus films, Films about families, Wolves in film, Mise en scène d'un poisson, Werewolves in film, Political films
Actors Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Alison Lohman

At his son's wedding party, Edward Bloom (Albert Finney) tells the same tall tale he's told many times over the years: on the day Will (Billy Crudup) was born, he was out catching an enormous uncatchable fish, using his wedding ring as bait. Will is annoyed, explaining to his wife Joséphine (Marion Cotillard) that because his father lives in a fantasy world and has never told the straight truth about anything, he felt unable to trust him. He is troubled to think that he might have a similarly difficult relationship with his future children. Will's relationship with his father becomes so strained that they do not talk for three years. But when his father's health starts to fail from cancer, Will and the now pregnant Joséphine return to his hometown in Alabama to visit. On the plane, Will recalls his father's tale of how he braved a swamp as a child after he was dared by a few other children. He meets a witch (Helena Bonham Carter). She shows Don Price and another boy how they were going to die. They run away, frightened. When the witch shows Edward his death in her glass eye, he accepts it without fear. With this knowledge, Edward knew there were no odds he could not face.
Water for Elephants, 2h2
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Circus films
Actors Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz, Hal Holbrook, Jim Norton, Paul Schneider

In 2011, Charlie O'Brien, the proprietor of a small traveling circus encounters an elderly Polish American man named Jacob Jankowski, who has apparently become separated from his nursing home group, which attended the circus earlier that day. The two strike up a conversation and Jacob reveals that he had a career in the circus business and was present during one of the most infamous circus disasters of all time and the circus owner asks him to share his story.
La Vie en rose, 2h15
Directed by Olivier Dahan
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Circus films, Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films about disabilities, La cécité
Actors Marion Cotillard, Gérard Depardieu, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Emmanuelle Seigner, Jean-Pierre Martins

The film is structured as a largely non-linear series of key events from the life of Édith Piaf. The film begins with elements from her childhood, and at the end with the events prior to and surrounding her death, poignantly juxtaposed by a performance of her song, "Non, je ne regrette rien".
Two Brothers, 1h49
Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud
Origin France
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Circus films, Mise en scène d'un tigre, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Guy Pearce, Freddie Highmore, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Stéphanie Lagarde, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Moussa Maaskri

Set in Cambodia during the 1920s during French colonial rule, two tigers; one male and one female, meet and mate. Months later, the tiger couple have given birth to two tiger cubs, who would one day get separated after the ancient temple where they live is disturbed by Aidan McRory (Guy Pearce), who intends to steal and sell the ancient statues at an auction in London.
The Wing or the Thigh, 1h50
Directed by Claude Zidi
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Circus films, Cooking films
Actors Louis de Funès, Coluche, Julien Guiomar, Claude Gensac, Ann Zacharias, Martin Lamotte

Charles Duchemin (Louis de Funès) is the editor of an internationally known restaurant guide. After being appointed to the Académie française, Duchemin decides to retire as a restaurant critic and trains his son Gérard (Coluche) to continue the family business. However, Gérard Duchemin is more interested in his true passion—the circus—than high cuisine. Soon, however, Charles' plans to retire are complicated by the arrival of Jacques Tricatel (Julien Guiomar), the owner of a company of mass-produced food. Fearing for the future of high cuisine, Charles and his son strive to ruin Tricatel's company in any way they can. This movie is an allegory of the antagonism between USA culture and French culture as it was seen by French people in the 70s.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space, 1h22
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Circus films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Comedy horror films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, Royal Dano, John Vernon, Christopher Titus

In the town of Crescent Cove, California, Farmer Gene Green spies an object fall to Earth. Believing it to be Halley's Comet, he goes to find it, coming across a large circus tent-like structure. He is at first amused by the sight, but he and his dog Pooh Bear are quickly captured by mysterious clown-like aliens. Meanwhile, Mike Tobacco and his girlfriend Debbie Stone also investigate. Coming across the same structure, they discover a complex interior that looks nothing like a circus tent. They discover the old man in a cotton candy-shaped cocoons and are nearly captured by the alien clowns, who coat them with a popcorn gun as they escape. A balloon-animal dog that comes to life gives chase.
The Greatest Show on Earth, 2h33
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Romance
Themes Circus films, Films about euthanasia, Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Charlton Heston, James Stewart, Dorothy Lamour, Gloria Grahame

Brad Braden is the no-nonsense general manager of what was at the time the world's largest railroad circus. He has a number of problems on his hands for the upcoming season.
Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away, 1h31
Directed by Andrew Adamson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Circus films
Actors Benedikt Negro, Dallas Barnett, Jason Berrent

Mia, a young woman in a small American Midwestern town goes to a traveling carnival one evening, where she is urged by a silent clown to visit the carnival's circus and see the Aerialist, the show's star attraction. She is entranced by the Aerialist, but during his act he misses a catch and falls to the ground. She rushes to help him, but then the ground beneath them gives way and they fall through into the dreamlike world of Cirque du Soleil. Separated, they travel through the different tent worlds trying to find each other, interacting with the strange and wonderful performers and performances of Cirque du Soleil. Mia and the Aerialist perform an aerial courtship for the grand finale.
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant, 1h49
Directed by Paul Weitz
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Circus films, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors John C. Reilly, Ken Watanabe, Josh Hutcherson, Chris Massoglia, Ray Stevenson, Patrick Fugit

Darren Shan and his best friend Steve Leonard visit a traveling freak show. Steve believes a performer, Larten Crepsley, is a vampire. Steve talks to Crepsley after the show and asks to become a vampire. Crepsley initially refuses but is talked into testing Steve's blood, that he spits out telling Steve he has bad blood. Steve furiously swears revenge and leaves. Darren overhears everything because he has been hiding in a cupboard after stealing Crepsley's spider, Madam Octa.
The Elephant Man, 2h4
Directed by David Lynch
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Horror, Historical
Themes Circus films, Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities
Actors Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Freddie Jones

London Hospital surgeon Frederick Treves finds John Merrick in a Victorian freak show in London's East End, where he is kept by Mr. Bytes. His head is always hooded, and his "owner," who views him as retarded, is paid by Treves to bring him to the hospital for exams. He shows Merrick to his colleagues and highlights his monstrous skull, which forces him to sleep with his head on his knees, since if he were to lie down, he would asphyxiate. On Merrick’s return he is beaten so hard by Bytes that an apprentice calls Treves to bring him back to hospital. When Bytes accuses Treves of likewise exploiting Merrick for his own ends, he vows to do what he can to help Merrick.