Tag: based-on-novel

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...

Under the Sun (1998) 6.7

Under the Sun (1998)

Olof lives alone on his family's farm after the death of his mother. Unable to read and write, he is dependent on his younger friend, Erik, who helps him in the afternoons. Once a sailor, Erik brags of having known hundr...

The Gardener of Argenteuil (1966) 5.6

The Gardener of Argenteuil (1966)

Under his daring look of flower lover and naive painter, Father Tulipe is a counterfeiter who only makes small cuts to improve his ordinary....

Servant’s Entrance (1932) 6.6

Servant’s Entrance (1932)

Helga Breder is a young, spoiled girl. To her beloved Jörgen she says that she, as a modern young woman is multi-talented and can do whatever she likes. Jörgen bets that she can't work as a house-maid but, if she manages...

The Reckless Age (1924) 6.7
Trick Baby (1972) 6.8

Trick Baby (1972)

Two Phildelphia con men try to evade gangsters they have conned and cops who are trying to put them in jail.::Anonymous...

Crossfire (1947) 7.3

Crossfire (1947)

Homicide Capt. Finlay finds evidence that one or more of a group of demobilized soldiers is involved in the death of Joseph Samuels. In flashbacks, we see the night's events from different viewpoints as army Sgt. Keeley ...

Sunshine Follows Rain (1946) 6.6

Sunshine Follows Rain (1946)

19th century in the north of Sweden. A story of forbidden love between farmer's daughter Marit and Jon, the scorned result of an extramarital affair between a girl Marit's father Germund once loved and a gypsy fiddle pla...

Ride Tonight! (1942) 6.2

Ride Tonight! (1942)

In the south of Sweden, some farmers get into trouble when the German Count is forcing them to perform day labor for him. But a man refuses to bow to the German Count.::Ulf Kjell Gür...

P & B (1983) 6.1

P & B (1983)

Pettersson and Bendel are both worn, run-down and broke. Despite this they decide to start a business and become rich. Unexperienced they are open to any deal. They tamper, scam and exploit loopholes that exist.::Ulf Kje...

Breakout (1959) 6.9

Breakout (1959)

Drama set in an Italian prisoner of war camp during World War 2, where a group of British soldiers find their plans for escape thwarted by a mysterious traitor in their midst....

The Prize of Peril (1983) 6.7

The Prize of Peril (1983)

In a futuristic society, contestants pit their survival skills against each other in a fight to the death for cash prizes, and the contest is aired live on television.::Anonymous...

Karla’s World (2007) 5.3

Karla’s World (2007)

Karla's Game is a comedy family film that deals with problems of a very modern family. The story is seen through the eyes of the 10-year-old Karla, who struggles to keep her family together at Christmas. This is however ...

The History of Mr Polly (2007) (TV) 6.8

The History of Mr Polly (2007) (TV)

In the early 1900s Alfred Polly, still hankering after his dream girl Christabel, marries Miriam Larkins and they open a shop, but, as the years go by, the marriage becomes stale and Polly feels trapped. He decides to st...

Island in the Sun (1957) 6.1

Island in the Sun (1957)

Set on a fictitious island in the Carribean during colonial British rule, it focuses on the life of a young charismatic and handsome black male with political aspirations. He finds himself confused on returning home when...

Night of the Wolf (2008) 5.6

Night of the Wolf (2008)

Under a live TV debate a group of Chechen takes several hostages, and demands that it is shown live across the world. We follow the dram from 22 at night to 08 next morning.::OJT...

The Great Day on the Beach (1991) 6.8

The Great Day on the Beach (1991)

Copenhagen 1930. Through the eyes of a boy, his family and the outside world is depicted. A well knit, working class family. The boy has great expectations on his father. This leads to the involuntary unmasking of the fa...

Akai shuriken (1965) 6.4

Akai shuriken (1965)

Action packed and rewardingly strange.::BGP...

In the Deep Woods (1992) (TV) 5.3

In the Deep Woods (1992) (TV)

Joanna mourns for her friend. She's victim of a serial killer, who's specialized on successful young women. He dumps their bodies in the deep woods without leaving any trace - the police are clueless. Shortly after Joann...

Below the Belt (1980) 5.3

Below the Belt (1980)

Rosa Rubinsky is floundering in her life both personally and professionally. Small time radio talk show host Terry Glantz is the latest in the long line of her steady but not really committed boyfriends. And she works in...

A Trap for Cinderella (1965) 6.8
La menace (1961) 5.9

La menace (1961)

Josepha is 18 and bored. As she tries to impress the local moped gang, she accuses one of her acquaintances of a horrible murder.::Samuel Ketter...

An Idiot in Paris (1967) 6.1

An Idiot in Paris (1967)

Goubi, the simpleton of his village in the French Department Allier, has but one wish: to see Paris. One day, the truckers Grafouillère deposit a drunk Goubi in the biggest market of Paris (the "Halles"). The poor man is...

Lord Love a Duck (1966) 6.4

Lord Love a Duck (1966)

High-school senior Barbara Ann Greene has a lot to overcome to reach her dreams to be popular, get a job, find a husband, and maybe even be a movie star: she's poor, her parents are divorced, and her mother is a cocktail...

Secrets of a Ballerina (1943) 7.1
The Driver’s Seat (1974) 5.6

The Driver’s Seat (1974)

Lise (Dame Elizabeth Taylor), a mentally unbalanced middle-aged woman travels toward a fatal destiny that she had helped to arrange, as if her own extinction will bring a meaningful existence to its wished-for end - a pr...

SAS: Red Notice (2021) 5.6

SAS: Red Notice (2021)

Tom Buckingham, a special forces operator, is taking Dr. Sophie Hart from London to Paris to propose. When their train is deep inside the Channel Tunnel, Grace Lewis and her team of heavily armed war criminals seize the ...

Red Dust (2004) 6.8

Red Dust (2004)

The South African lawyer Sarah Barcant travels from New York back to her hometown to represent the member of the Parliament Alex Mpondo in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission since torturer police officer Dirk Hendri...

Little House: The Last Farewell (1984) (TV) 8.1

Little House: The Last Farewell (1984) (TV)

In the series finale, the town of Walnut Grove is revealed to have been built on land owned by a railroad tycoon. The citizens deal with the loss of their town and lifestyles, and some must decide how best to respond to ...

Fitzwilly (1967) 6.7

Fitzwilly (1967)

When Miss Vicki's father dies she continues with her charitable donations. Unfortunately, the family wealth is depleted and she is flat broke. Her loyal butler, Claude Fitzwilliam, known as Fitzwilly, leads the household...