Tag: based-on-novel

They’re a Weird Mob (1966) 6.5

They’re a Weird Mob (1966)

Nino Culotta is an Italian immigrant who arrived in Australia with the promise of a job as a journalist on his cousin's magazine, only to find that when he gets there the magazine's folded, the cousins done a runner & th...

Tiko and the Shark (1962) 7.4

Tiko and the Shark (1962)

Story about a young boy who make friends with a baby shark. He introduces the shark to his girl friend and the shark is his pet. A decade later they reunite and now they are husband and wife and the shark becomes friends...

Chaos Walking (2021) 5.7

Chaos Walking (2021)

In the not-too-distant future, Todd Hewitt (Tom Holland) discovers Viola (Daisy Ridley), a mysterious girl who crash lands on his planet, where all the women have disappeared and the men are afflicted by "the Noise" - a ...

Nobody’s Children (1951) 6.7

Nobody’s Children (1951)

The tragic love story between Guido, the owner of a marble quarry and Luisa, the humble daughter of one of his employees, ends up in her giving birth to a baby boy. Giulio's mother is against them: at first she takes her...

The Woman in the Window (2021) 7.3

The Woman in the Window (2021)

An agoraphobic woman living alone in New York begins spying on her new neighbors, only to witness a disturbing act of violence.::Anonymous...

The Elegant Life of Mr. Everyman (1963) 7

The Elegant Life of Mr. Everyman (1963)

This comedy portrays the everyday life of an ordinary salary-man who uses himself as a model to write a novella....

Madame Claude (1977) 4.7

Madame Claude (1977)

Based on a true story. Madame Claude, a well connected Parisienne with dark past, runs a network of high-class call girls. She sends her girls to any place in the world to satisfy sexual desires of wealthy and powerful m...

Tempesta su Parigi (1948) 6.7

Tempesta su Parigi (1948)

The story of Jean Valjean, still pursued by Javert, continues with a love developing between Cosette and radical student Marius, a blackmailing attempt by suspicious innkeeper Thenardier, and a climax on the barricades o...

Three Men in the Snow (1955) 7.6

Three Men in the Snow (1955)

A rich man wins a vacation at a hotel but takes it in the disguise of a poor man under the supervision of his butler. The hotel manager gets tipped off about the plot, but misidentifies a money-less doctor as the eccentr...

Guilty Bystander (1950) 6.1

Guilty Bystander (1950)

An alcoholic ex-cop, now the house detective at a scuzzy hotel in an even scuzzier part of town, stumbles through New York City's sleazy underworld searching for his kidnapped son.::[email protected]

I picari (1987) 6.4

I picari (1987)

The adventures of two derelicts. They are prisoners in a battleship, then, after a mutiny, they succeed to become officers. They leave the boat and start to drift all around the Spain with the mere goal to reach somethin...

I Met My Love Again (1938) 5.5

I Met My Love Again (1938)

College sweethearts Julie and Ives have planned to marry. Their plans go amiss when Julie meets a weak writer and runs off to marry him. After her husband dies, she's left in Paris, penniless and with a daughter to suppo...

The Advocate’s Devil (1997) (TV) 5.7

The Advocate’s Devil (1997) (TV)

A charismatic basketball star (Holt McCallany) is accused of rape. A lawyer (Ken Olin) in need of a big win is brought in to get the star off. The lawyer wins the case, but along the way he discovers that the player may ...

KT (2002) 6.2

KT (2002)

In 1973, while exiled in Japan, South Korea's Kim Dae-Jung is kidnapped. Five days later he mysteriously reappears in Seoul. He will go on to become president of a democratic South Korea and he will win the Nobel peace p...

Cry, the Beloved Country (1995) 6.8

Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)

South African church minister Steven Kumalo is summoned from his village to Johannesburg. There he finds that his son Absolom has been jailed in connection with a robbery in which a white man was killed. The father of th...

Traitor’s Gate (1964) 5.8

Traitor’s Gate (1964)

A businessman organises a caper to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.::Anonymous...

Gentle Ben (2002) (TV) 5.8

Gentle Ben (2002) (TV)

When a boy is left in the care of his mountain-ranger uncle, he learns valuable lessons about man's relationship with wild animals, and how the mayor poses a threat to local legend Ben - a grizzly bear.::Movie Mix...

The Clockwork Girl (2021) 6.8

The Clockwork Girl (2021)

A nameless robot girl has recently been given the gift of life from her creator, while exploring the wonders of an ordinary world she meets an amazing mutant boy and they share a friendship that must overcome their warri...

Sunday Light (2007) 6.2

Sunday Light (2007)

In a small village in Asturias a bitter war between two political parties degenerates in a tragedy for the couple Urbano and Estrella.::nkleinhegeman...

The Door (2012) 6.5

The Door (2012)

An author forms a strange bond with her eccentric maid that will have a lasting effect on both women.::Niko Ollivier...

The Delinquents (1989) 5.6

The Delinquents (1989)

A small town in Australia, in the late 1950s: Brownie and Lola are deeply in love. But because they are under-age, their parents are against their relationship and try to separate them....

City of My Dreams (1976) 6.4

City of My Dreams (1976)

In late 19th century Stockholm, young Henning and his friends are struggling to stay alive while dreaming of freedom in a city where there are those who own and those who are owned. Based on the first book of the City se...

Love Mates (1961) 6.6

Love Mates (1961)

Jan Froman is a young man with ambitions for the future. He gets a job as an lowly janitor at a bank, but with inherited money he starts to buy and sell real estate which eventually increases in value, competing with ban...

Hugo and Josephine (1967) 6.2

Hugo and Josephine (1967)

Josefin is a six-year-old girl who lives isolated in the countryside, where her father is a priest. She has no friends until she meets Hugo. He is a carefree boy who rather walk in the forest than go to school. Together ...

I dimma dold (1953) 6.1

I dimma dold (1953)

Lora is driving away from her life. At the same time her husband is found dead in their villa.::Ulf Kjell Gür...

Der geteilte Himmel (1964) 6.6

Der geteilte Himmel (1964)

After a breakdown, Rita returns to her childhood village. It is 1961. As she recovers, she remembers the past two years: her love for the chemist Manfred, ten years her senior; his enthusiasm about his new chemical proce...

The High Command (1937) 6.1

The High Command (1937)

A general of the old school, who believes strongly in his own honour and sense of duty, must come to terms with a crime he commited years earlier, during the Irish War for Independence in 1921.::Alfred Jingle...

Rue de Paris (1959) 6.8

Rue de Paris (1959)

While Henri was a POW during the war, his wife passed away and he returned to face the challenges of bringing up three children alone. Henri may get drunk and angry at times but he also has a better side that will not st...

Rikyu (1989) 7.1

Rikyu (1989)

Late in the 1500s, an aging tea master teaches the way of tea to a headstrong Shogun. Through force of will and courageous fighting, Hideyoshi becomes Japan's most powerful warlord, unifying the country. Rikyu, through t...

The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1988) (TV) 7

The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1988) (TV)

A full-length adaptation, originally staged as a play, of the court-martial segment from the novel "The Caine Mutiny".::Albert Sanchez Moreno ...

Something of Value (1957) 6.5

Something of Value (1957)

Although Peter and Kimani grew up together, Kimani soon finds that different races are treated differently. After Kimani's father is jailed for following tribal customs, Kimani joins a band of rebels that wants all non-K...

Posthumous Memories (2001) 6.8

Posthumous Memories (2001)

Free adaptation of Machado de Assis's classic. The narrator is a rich dead man, who tells us about his life and times, making fun of both.::[email protected]

A Bag of Marbles (1975) 6.7

A Bag of Marbles (1975)

Two young French Jewish boys and their family struggle to survive in WWII during the invasion of Germans.::Troye...

Merci pour le Chocolat (2000) 6.7

Merci pour le Chocolat (2000)

In Lausanne, the aspirant pianist Jeanne Pollet has lunch with her mother Louise Pollet, her boyfriend Axel and his mother. Lenna leans that when she was born, a nurse had mistakenly told to the prominent pianist André P...

The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell (2010) 6.3

The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell (2010)

Friends of the recently deceased Quincas take their pal's body on one last tour of his favorite spots in Brazil's Bahia.::Anonymous...

Crime on a Summer Morning (1965) 6.2

Crime on a Summer Morning (1965)

An ill-assorted group of international criminals executes a tightly-planned ransom sting in Spain. Things go along swimmingly until various tensions within the group come to the fore....

Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys (1990) (TV) 6.4

Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys (1990) (TV)

This biopic chronicles the continuing saga of the Beach Boys from 1961 to 1985. Mainly focuses on the Beach Boys resident wildman Dennis Wilson and in a slightly less capacity big brother Brian Wilson....

Concrete Cowboy (2020) 4.9

Concrete Cowboy (2020)

In this drama inspired by the real-life Fletcher Street Stables, 15-year-old Cole is taken to live with his estranged father Harp in North Philadelphia. There he discovers the city's vibrant urban cowboy subculture, whic...

Hakuchi: The Innocent (1999) 6.9

Hakuchi: The Innocent (1999)

In a future where World War II never ended, Japan is decimated by nightly bombings. The only building left standing is known as the Media Station, a broadcasting center responsible for all of Japan's entertainment....

The Serpent’s Way (1986) 6.2

The Serpent’s Way (1986)

In rural Sweden of the 19th century, it was customary for poor families' debts to landowners or shopkeepers to be repaid through sexual reciprocity of women or daughters. According to well-established moral and ethical v...