Tag: based-on-book

Cross Creek (1983) 7

Cross Creek (1983)

In 1930's Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moves to Florida's backwaters to write in peace. She feels bothered by affectionate men, editor and confused neighbors, but soon she connects and writes The Yearling, a classic of Ameri...

Daibosatsu toge: Kanketsu-hen (1961) 6.7

Daibosatsu toge: Kanketsu-hen (1961)

Disguised as a beggar monk, Ryunosuke's harrassed along the road by the rowdy members of a country dojo or fencing school malingering outside their fencing hall.::Luka Sabljak...

Silmido (2003) 7.1

Silmido (2003)

Based on a true story of 1968 Korean Republic Army plan to assassinate North Korean president Kim Il-Sung. 31 criminals and death row inmates are recruited into secret training on the island of Silmi; for two years they ...

Satan’s Sword II (1960) 6.7

Satan’s Sword II (1960)

Ryunosuke awakens in the forest having no more idea what happened that previous night, as he'd been drunk & hallucinatory. He is surrounded by corpses & can surmise it's his own handiwork.::Luka Sabljak...

The Space Between the Lines (2019) 6.4

The Space Between the Lines (2019)

An incorrect letter and Emma Rothner's e-mail inadvertently ends up with Leo Leike, a linguist, instead of the intended recipient. Leo answers. An exchange takes its course, which becomes funny and more and more personal...

After We Collided (2020) 6.1

After We Collided (2020)

Tessa has everything to lose. Hardin has nothing to lose. - except her. After We Collided - Life will never be the same. After a tumultuous beginning to their relationship, Tessa and Hardin were on the path to making thi...

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) 6.7

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

An alternative version of the King Arthur legend. As a boy, Arthur is left orphaned after his father, King Uther Pendragon, and mother are killed in a war waged against them by Vortigern, who then assumes the throne. Art...

Takedown (2000) 6.3

Takedown (2000)

Kevin Mitnick is quite possibly the best hacker in the world. Hunting for more and more information, seeking more and more cybertrophies every day, he constantly looks for bigger challenges. When he breaks into the compu...

Angela’s Ashes (1999) 7.3

Angela’s Ashes (1999)

Based on the best-selling autobiography by Irish expatriate Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of...

A Nice Girl Like You (2020) 5.1

A Nice Girl Like You (2020)

"A Nice Girl Like You" is a romantic-comedy film starring award-winning actresses Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars, Truth or Dare), Mindy Cohn (Consequences, The Facts Of Life), Jackie Cruz (Orange Is The New Black), Austr...

Tracks (2013) 7.2

Tracks (2013)

A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog.::m7...

“Thorne: Sleepyhead” (2010) (mini) 6.8

“Thorne: Sleepyhead” (2010) (mini)

Thorne Sleepyhead: follows DI Tom Thornes investigation into a mysterious serial killer. His first three victims ended up dead. His fourth was not so fortunate. Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a ...

Heaven Is for Real (2014) 5.8

Heaven Is for Real (2014)

This is the story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. His son Colton claims to have visited Heaven during a near deat...

Romance Doll (2020) 6.2

Romance Doll (2020)

It was a pre-destined love and marriage for Sonoko and Tetsuo. They tied the knot and became husband and wife no questions asked. All is well then. Well, perhaps not. Each holds a secret that even the binds of matrimony ...

Theater (2020) 2.4

Theater (2020)

The director of a theater troupe is a man called Nagata. Unfortunately, he is rather unsuccessful and the finances, in tandem with attendance figures, are dwindling. Perhaps consequently his relationship with the actors ...

SHEPHERD: The Story of a Jewish Dog (2019) 4.8

SHEPHERD: The Story of a Jewish Dog (2019)

SHEPHERD is based on the award-winning and bestselling Israeli novel, "The Jewish Dog," by Asher Kravitz. Kaleb, a beloved German Shepherd, is separated from his Jewish family when the Nuremberg Laws are enacted in WWII ...

The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) 6.6

The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019)

A modern take on Charles Dickens's classic tale of a young orphan who is able to triumph over many obstacles....

South Pacific (1958) 6.8

South Pacific (1958)

Can a girl from Little Rock find happiness with a mature French planter she got to know one enchanted evening away from the military hospital where she is a nurse? Or should she just wash that man out of her hair? Bloody...

King Creole (1958) 7

King Creole (1958)

Having flunked graduation for a second time and needing cash to support his crabby (and thus unemployed) father, Danny Fisher takes a job as a singer in the King Creole nightclub - about the only joint around not run by ...

Jacob (1994) (TV) 6.5

Jacob (1994) (TV)

In the foreign land of Canaan lives Isaac, son of Abraham, with his clever, strong-willed wife Rebekah and his twin sons Esau and Jacob. The first-born, Esau, is a strong and fearless hunter with a voracious appetite for...

The Secret of Roan Inish (1994) 7.5

The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)

10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a Selkie - a seal who can turn into a human. Years...

The Long Gray Line (1955) 7.2

The Long Gray Line (1955)

The life story of a salt-of-the-earth Irish immigrant, who becomes an Army Noncommissioned Officer and spends his 50 year career at the United States Military Academy at West Point. This includes his job-related experien...

The Confession (1970) 7.9

The Confession (1970)

Anton Ludvik, aka Gerard, is vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia. He realizes he is watched and followed. One day, he is arrested and put into jail, in solitary confinement. We are shown the mental torture...

The Scandalous Lady W (2015) (TV) 6.5

The Scandalous Lady W (2015) (TV)

A gripping 18th century drama details the scandalous life of Lady Seymour Worsley, who dared to leave her husband and elope with his best friend, Captain George Bisset. Lady Seymour Worsley escapes her troubled marriage ...

Cold Dog Soup (1990) 5.6

Cold Dog Soup (1990)

Randy Quaid as the taxi driver drives Zen parables (Is time money - Is time the root of all evil?) into his passenger/protegee in a high-speed, idiosyncratic tour of their city's ethnic coteries. All the boy wants is to ...

Mother Wore Tights (1947) 6.6

Mother Wore Tights (1947)

In this chronicle of a vaudeville family, Myrtle McKinley (class of 1900) goes to San Francisco to attend business school, but ends up in a chorus line. Soon, star Frank Burt notices her talent, hires her for a "two-act"...

The Lost Husband-2020 -

The Lost Husband-2020

After the sudden death of her husband, Libby is forced to move in with her hypercritical mother. Out of the blue, her estranged Aunt Jean offers an escape: a job and a place to live on her farm in the Texas Hill Country....

Hide-2011 5.2

Hide-2011

A Boston detective investigates the mummified remains of six women, based on a novel by Lisa Gardner.::Anonymous...

Der Havarist-1984 6.4

Der Havarist-1984

An adaptation of actor Sterling Hayden's autobiography, WANDERER, with three different actors portraying Hayden in his various aspects, with special focus on Hayden's brief flirtation with the communist party, his testim...

The Final Days-1989 7

The Final Days-1989

Based on the acclaimed book written by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, The Final Days chronicles president Richard Nixon's administration during his critical period after the Watergate break-in scandal, which ultimately...

The Turning-2020 3.7

The Turning-2020

A young woman quits her teaching job to be a private tutor (governess) for a wealthy young heiress who witnessed her parent's tragic death. Shortly after arriving, the girl's degenerate brother is sent home from his boar...

Trafficked-2017 5.6

Trafficked-2017

Millions of vulnerable girls worldwide are being ensnared by human traffickers into the insidious world of sex slavery and exploited relentlessly to generate profits of one hundred billion dollars a year. That is more th...

Tremble All You Want-2017 7.1

Tremble All You Want-2017

Virgin twenty-something girl is neat, talented and professional, although almost too much of all these. She is an office lady who still romanticizes a school-mate, but has the opportunity to move on and forward with a ma...

Never a Dull Moment-1968 6.2

Never a Dull Moment-1968

When practicing for a role, actor Jack is mistaken for the killer Ace. He doesn't realize this until it's too late and is carried off to gangster boss Leo Smooth, who wants Ace to do a job for him. Fearing for his life, ...

Star 80-1983 6.7

Star 80-1983

Paul Snider is a narcissistic, small time hustler who fancies himself a ladies man. His life changes when he meets Dorothy Stratten working behind the counter of a Dairy Queen. Dorothy is a pretty but naive high school s...

An Amish Murder-2013 6.2

An Amish Murder-2013

Sixteen years ago, a series of brutal murders shattered the peaceful farming community of Painters Mill, Ohio. A young Amish girl, Katie Burkholder, survived the terror of the Slaughterhouse Murders. In the aftermath of ...

The Crimes That Bind-2018 7.1

The Crimes That Bind-2018

Michiko came to Tokyo to visit Hiromi, but is instead found murdered. The renter of Michiko's place is missing. The police is having a hard time finding clues and solving the case. There are not any clues and a connectio...

Boycott-2001 7.2

Boycott-2001

Black Americans boycott the public buses during the 1950s civil rights movement.::Anonymous...

To Hell and Back-1955 7.2

To Hell and Back-1955

True-life account of the military career of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in WWII. Native of Texas, he was placed in charge of his many younger siblings on the death of his mother and decided to join the milit...

The Kid-2010 6.9

The Kid-2010

Kevin Lewis never had a chance. Growing up on a poverty-stricken London council estate, beaten and starved by his parents, bullied at school and abandoned by social services, his life was never his own. Even after he was...