Water for Elephants (2011)

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Romantic drama set within a circus in the 1930s. Homeless Jacob stows away with the circus and on finding out he trained as a vet, the circus owner August allows him to stay with them. Jacob falls for horse rider Marlena and the two of them find themselves thrown together more when August purchases a new attraction, an elephant called Rosie, which Marlena is to ride and Jacob is to train and look after. August is jealous of their relationship and his anger leads to disaster.

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