Charlie, a wandering tramp, becomes a circus handyman and falls in love with the circus owner's daughter. Unaware of Charlie's affection, the girl falls in love with a handsome young performer. Charlie's versatility makes him star of the show when he substitutes for an ailing tightwire walker. He is discharged from the company when he protects the girl from her father's abuse, but he returns and appeals to the handsome performer to marry the girl. After the wedding the father prevails upon them to rejoin the circus. Charlie is hired again, but he stays behind when the caravan moves on.The Circus featuring Charlie Chaplin and Al Ernest Garcia is streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel, streaming with subscription on Kanopy, available for rent or purchase on iTunes, and 1 other. It's a comedy and romance movie with a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 96% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.2 (24,032 votes).
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Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).
Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).
Not available to watch free online.
Not available to stream on a TV everywhere service.
#107 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel
#181 Ranked in Movies on Kanopy
#381 Ranked in Romance Movies
The Circus has a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 96% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.2 (24,032 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.