Tag: based-on-novel

The Good German-2006 6

The Good German-2006

Berlin, July, 1945. Journalist Jake Geismer arrives to cover the Potsdam conference, issued a captain's uniform for easier passage. He also wants to find Lena, an old flame who's now a prostitute desperate to get out of ...

Pascali’s Island-1988 6.8

Pascali’s Island-1988

1908: Basil Pascali (Sir Ben Kingsley), a spy for the Sultan, sends reports to Istanbul that nobody reads. His suspicions are roused when a British archeologist appears, who may not be quite what he seems....

Horror of Dracula-1958 7.3

Horror of Dracula-1958

After Jonathan Harker attacks Dracula at his castle (apparently somewhere in Germany), the vampire travels to a nearby city, where he preys on the family of Harker's fiancée. The only one who may be able to protect them ...

Alfie Darling-1975 4.5

Alfie Darling-1975

Alfie Elkins (Alan Price) returns, up to his old womanizing ways, until he meets his match in a sophisticated Magazine Editor Abby Summers (Jill Townsend). His pursuit is complicated by his encounter with Norma (Sheila W...

Breathe-2014 7.1

Breathe-2014

It is tale of two teenage girls who develop an intense and dangerous friendship. Charlie is a 17-year-old girl tortured by doubt, disillusionment and solitude. When the beautiful and self-confident Sarah arrives and the ...

Black Rose Ascension-1975 5.6

Black Rose Ascension-1975

Juzo is a self-important director. Production is stopped on his new film whenever lead celebrity Meiko is too obviously expecting to film gender views. Interested in a replacement, he comes over the common Naomi Tani, st...

All the Bright Places-2020 6.5

All the Bright Places-2020

The story of Violet Markey and Theodore Finch, who meet and change each other's lives forever. As they struggle with the emotional and physical scars of their past, they come together, discovering that even the smallest ...

Final Kill-2020 5.6

Final Kill-2020

An aging protection specialist takes on one last job before retirement, protecting a couple who stole eight million dollars from a ruthless crime family....

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse-1933 8

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse-1933

Berlin police inspector Lohmann investigates a case, in which all clues lead to a man, who's in a hospital for mental illnesses for since many years - Dr. Mabuse....

A Little Romance-1979 7.5

A Little Romance-1979

A French boy (Daniel) and an American girl (Lauren), who go to school in Paris, meet and begin a little romance. They befriend Julius, who enchants them with his storytelling. In an attempt to ensure the teens' love fore...

True History of the Kelly Gang-2019 6.1

True History of the Kelly Gang-2019

Based on Peter Carey's novel. The story of Australian bushranger Ned Kelly and his gang as they flee from authorities during the 1870s.::Polly_Kat...

Nidome no natsu, nidoto aenai kimi-2017 4.5

Nidome no natsu, nidoto aenai kimi-2017

Satoshi, who is a high school junior, is doing something against the rules. He is forming a band. Joining him is Rin. They nonetheless perform at the school's cultural festival live in front of their fellow students. The...

Battletruck-1982 5

Battletruck-1982

Post World War III futuristic tale of collapsed governments & bankrupt countries heralding a new lawless age.::Concorde - New Horizons (with permission)....

Le mariage de Chiffon-1942 6.6

Le mariage de Chiffon-1942

"Chiffon" is an eccentric young aristocratic girl, who is struggling to comply with the social conventions of the community.::morroviolet...

The Invisible Man-2020 7.4

The Invisible Man-2020

The film follows Cecilia, who receives the news of her abusive ex-boyfriend's suicide. She begins to re-build her life for the better. However, her sense of reality is put into question when she begins to suspect her dec...

Pink and Gray-2015 6.6

Pink and Gray-2015

Popular actor Rengo Shiraki (Yuto Nakajima) dies suddenly. Due to his sudden death, unpopular actor Daiki Kawata (Masaki Suda) attracts the spotlight due to his close friendship with Rengo. Did Rengo Shiraki commit suici...

Six Weeks-1982 5.7

Six Weeks-1982

A wealthy cosmetic tycoon and her 12-year-old daughter who's dying from leukemia, strike up a sentimental friendship with a California politician. Since the girl has only six weeks or less to live, the trio fly to New Yo...

Ningen no shômei-1977 6.6

Ningen no shômei-1977

Jonny Hayward, a black American, travels to Japan, but is murdered there. Detective Munusue is one of the team of detectives investigating the killing. Munusue begins to suspect that rising fashion designer Kyoko Yasugi ...

Sea Without Exit-2006 6.3

Sea Without Exit-2006

Koji Namiki, a talented young pitcher, who had won the National High School Baseball Championships enters university, but soon afterwards injures his elbow. He and his teammates work hard to get back on the field placing...

Diary of a Mad Housewife-1970 7

Diary of a Mad Housewife-1970

Tina Balser is a bored New York housewife-mother married to Jonathan, a pompous, social-climbing lawyer who ridicules her in front of their children, criticizing everything she does or wears. She begins an affair with Ge...

The Chocolate War-1988 6.7

The Chocolate War-1988

A surreal portrait of a Catholic Private School and its hierarchy. A new student must submit to the bizarre rituals of his peers and the expectations of the school's administration by selling chocolates....

The Last Thing He Wanted-2020 4.3

The Last Thing He Wanted-2020

A veteran D.C. journalist loses the thread of her own narrative when a guilt-propelled errand for her father thrusts her from byline to unwitting subject in the very story she's trying to break. Adapted from Joan Didion'...

The Lowlife-2017 5.5

The Lowlife-2017

This is the story of three Japanese women in the glamourous world of adult film. There is Miho who is a house wife in her thirties and needs to do something new with herself. There is Ayako the teenage high school girl w...

The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt-1989 6.2

The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt-1989

Henry Wilt is a more or less failure of a teacher who fantasizes about murdering his dominant, non-attentive wife Eva. At a party Wilt is stuck to an inflatable doll and makes a complete fool of himself. Eventually, he d...

I Do (But I Don’t)-2004 5.6

I Do (But I Don’t)-2004

Denise Richards plays Lauren, a divorced wedding-planner who falls for the groom-to-be (Dean Cain).::tricia16...

Railroad Man-1999 7.2

Railroad Man-1999

A solitary middle-aged station manager is haunted by troubling memories of his past when he learns the line his station is on will be decommissioned for lack of profitability. He is visited by a young woman, who mysterio...

One Hundred and One Dalmatians-1961 7.2

One Hundred and One Dalmatians-1961

Pongo and Perdita have a litter of 15 puppies. Cruella De Vil takes a fancy to the pups, and wants to get hold of them, as well as more pups, to make herself a lovely dalmatian skin coat... Cruella hires some thugs to ki...

Penelope-1966 6.3

Penelope-1966

When James met Penelope at a club, it took all of three weeks before they were married. But after the marriage, other women became attracted to James and he kept getting promoted, which took him away from Penelope. So Pe...

Spy 77-1933 6.8

Spy 77-1933

Greta Nissen stars as an Italian noblewoman living a dangerous double life as a spy. A remake of the celebrated German thriller Spione am Werk. Co-starring noted German actor Karl Ludwig Diehl and American matinee idol D...

Side Job.-2017 6.2

Side Job.-2017

Directed by the novelist behind the script, Side Job focuses on Miyuki, who lost her mother to the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in the nuclear disaster area of Fukushima, Japan, who works at the local city hall and ...

Secret Ceremony-1968 6.3

Secret Ceremony-1968

Leonora, mourns the death by drowning years earlier of her daughter. She encounters a strange waif-like girl, Cenci, who bears a strong resemblance to her lost child. Cenci is herself struck by the great resemblance of L...

Flirting with Forty-2008 5.8

Flirting with Forty-2008

Jackie Laurens (Heather Locklear) is a recently divorced, 40-year-old and mother of two pre-teen kids who takes a vacation alone to Hawaii where, against her better judgment, she meets and hooks up with a hunky, much you...

Mimi-1935 5.9

Mimi-1935

The story of a struggling playwright in 1850s Paris and his mate whose love furnishes him with the inspiration he has long sought....

The Manxman-1929 6.2

The Manxman-1929

Despite their differing backgrounds, fisherman Pete and lawyer Philip have been life long friends on the Isle of Man. Pete wants to marry Kate, the landlord's daughter at the local inn, however Kate's father doesn't thin...

The League of Gentlemen-1960 7.3

The League of Gentlemen-1960

Involuntarily-retired Lieutenant Colonel Hyde recruits seven other dissatisfied ex-servicemen for a special project. Each of the men has a skeleton in the cupboard, is short of money, and is a service-trained expert in h...

The Fan-1981 5.7

The Fan-1981

Douglas is a lonesome record salesman and a true fan of the actress Sally Ross. Every day he writes her gleaming letters of love. But the only response he gets are formal letters. So his love turns into hatred....

The Californians-2005 4.8

The Californians-2005

Slick, smug developer Gavin Ransom has a dream: make millions by blanketing the coastal hills of northern California with flamboyant, mini mansions. His sister Olive a raving environmentalist, thinks otherwise, and aims ...

Narratage-2017 5.5

Narratage-2017

Izumi is a sophomore university student when she hears from her former high school teacher and mentor Takashi. They were both involved in the school drama club. She liked him. He liked her. Takashi asks Izumi to return t...

The Parallax View-1974 7.1

The Parallax View-1974

Joe Frady is a determined reporter who often needs to defend his work from colleagues. After the assassination of a prominent U.S. senator, Frady begins to notice that reporters present during the assassination are dying...

Trading Mom-1994 5.5

Trading Mom-1994

Elizabeth, Jeremy, and Harry Martin have had it with their workaholic, nagging mother and they get in trouble at school with bullies and almost smoking cigarettes. They go to this mysterious gardener named Mrs. Cavour an...