Tag: based-on-novel

The Garden of Eden (2008) 5.3

The Garden of Eden (2008)

Set in the jazz age years, prior to the depression, the story follows a successful young American writer, David Bourne, and his beautiful new wife, Catherine, on their extended honeymoon in Europe. Catherine soon becomes...

Poppy Shakespeare (2008) (TV) 7.2

Poppy Shakespeare (2008) (TV)

N has been a day patient at north London's Dorothy Fish day hospital for 13 years - her ambition is never to leave. Then she meets glamourous new patient Poppy Shakespeare, an ad agency receptionist convinced she's not m...

Once Upon a River (2019) 6.2

Once Upon a River (2019)

Margo Crane's odyssey on the Stark River introduces her to a world filled with wonders and dangers.::Anonymous...

Purely Belter (2000) 6.7

Purely Belter (2000)

Two teenage boys will do anything to get money to buy season tickets for their local team.::Anonymous...

Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets (2021) 6.8

Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets (2021)

In the emotionally charged, wild and humorous world of sixteen year old James Whitman, we see his struggle to overcome anxiety and depression by seeking advice from Dr. Bird - an imaginary pigeon therapist - in the wake ...

Closed Diary (2007) 6.7

Closed Diary (2007)

Kae Horii (Erika Sawajiri) moves into her new flat in an undisclosed area of Kyoto. While unpacking her belongings, she discovers a hidden compartment behind a inconspicuous mirror. In that compartment, Kae finds a noteb...

Aisuru (1997) 6.4

Aisuru (1997)

Two young people meet by chance and fall in love but the woman is diagnosed with leprosy and sent away to a remote mountain sanitorium....

Sweet Rain: Accuracy of Death (2008) 7

Sweet Rain: Accuracy of Death (2008)

As the rain falls gently on the streets of Tokyo, Death emerges from the supernatural realm to decide whether or not a chosen individual will die in seven days time as scheduled. Chiba is the Grim Reaper. Precisely one w...

The Natural (1984) 7.5

The Natural (1984)

An unknown middle-aged batter named Roy Hobbs with a mysterious past appears out of nowhere to take a losing 1930s baseball team to the top of the league in this magical sports fantasy. With the aid of a bat cut from a l...

That Night (1992) 6.7

That Night (1992)

Alice, a ten-year-old girl, looks up to her 17-year-old, wild neighbor across the street. She leads a three-person cheering section as the teenager, named Sheryl, falls in love and has forbidden liaisons with a young man...

Cop-Out (1967) 5.8

Cop-Out (1967)

John Sawyer, once an eminent barrister, has slid into a life of cynicism and drunkenness since his wife left him. When his daughter's boyfriend is accused of murder, Sawyer decides to try to pull himself together and def...

Malina (1991) 6.4

Malina (1991)

A female writer and her relationships with two different men, one joyous and one introverted.::Thomas William...

Chilsu and Mansu (1988) 6.8

Chilsu and Mansu (1988)

A painter quits his job and looks to an old acquaintance for work and a place to stay.::Anonymous-733...

The Discarnates (1988) 7

The Discarnates (1988)

Harada is a successful scenario writer, and his best buddy has just announced an intention to propose to Harada's ex-wife. Recovering from the shock, Harada indulges in melancholy, mainly on his failure as a husband and ...

Dead Run (2005) 7

Dead Run (2005)

Shuji and his older brother Shuichi live in a sad resort town that has a virtual wall in its middle. Looking to rise him above his surroundings Shuji meets and interacts with a priest with a past, a pretty hostess, a tro...

Soulless (2012) 6.4

Soulless (2012)

It's a story of 29-year-old top-manager Max who is really sure he is absolutely successful. All his life is around earning and spending money. But one day he meet a girl who is from another, real, world. And his own worl...

Damnation Alley (1977) 5.3

Damnation Alley (1977)

A small group of survivors at a military installation who survived World War 3 attempt to drive across the desolate wasteland to where they hope more survivors are living. Hopefully their specially built vehicles will pr...

Play it, Boogie-Woogie (1981) 6.1
Street Angel (1928) 7.4

Street Angel (1928)

In Naples, where prostitutes can pay their rent, Angela is sentenced to a year in the workhouse when she tries to steal(while streetwalking) to pay for medicine for her dying mother. She escapes and is hidden by a circus...

The Looking Glass War (1970) 5.9

The Looking Glass War (1970)

During the Cold War, the British Intelligence receives a blurred photograph from East Germany taken from Hamburg and Director LeClerc (Sir Ralph Richardson) believes they are missiles. Their agent, Taylor King (Timothy W...

The Runaway (2000) (TV) 6.3

The Runaway (2000) (TV)

In a Dixie small-town, the late sheriff was quite content to preside over a truly segregated community. There the rich brothers, Harlan and Mason Davis, are lords. His successor, Word War II veteran Frank Richards, has a...

Moby Dick (1956) 7.3

Moby Dick (1956)

This classic story by Herman Melville revolves around Captain Ahab and his obsession with a huge whale, Moby Dick. The whale caused the loss of Ahab's leg years before, leaving Ahab to stomp the boards of his ship on a p...

Fools’ Parade (1971) 6.5

Fools’ Parade (1971)

When a trio of ex-convicts led by Mattie Appleyard is released from prison, they hope to open a general store using money Mattie has saved during his 40-year sentence. This attempt is met with great resistance from a cor...

Friendly Persuasion (1956) 7.4

Friendly Persuasion (1956)

The story of a family of Quakers in Indiana in 1862. Their religous sect is strongly opposed to violence and war. It's not easy for them to meet the rules of their religion in everyday life but when Southern troops pass ...

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) 6.6

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With ...

Billy Liar (1963) 7.4

Billy Liar (1963)

Billy (Tom Courtenay), a young British clerk in a gloomy North Country undertaker's office, is bombarded daily by the propaganda of the media that all things are for the asking. This transparently-false doctrine, coupled...

The Belstone Fox (1973) 6.5

The Belstone Fox (1973)

Based on the novel "The Ballad of the Belstone Fox", this heartwarming film chronicles the life of a fox much smarter than the dogs that hunt him. In fact, they never could catch him!::Fryingham...

Pinocchio’s Christmas (1980) (TV) 6.4

Pinocchio’s Christmas (1980) (TV)

It's Pinocchio's first Christmas, and he sells the book Geppetto gives him for present money, but Cat and Fox trick him out of it. So, Pinocchio becomes part of a (Christmas) Marionette show to make present money. He ste...

Shinobi No Mono 2: Vengeance (1963) 6.9

Shinobi No Mono 2: Vengeance (1963)

Confident that he has destroyed the Iga Ninja, the evil Oda Nobunaga continues his quest to conquer Japan. Meanwhile, Ishikawa Goemon (Ichikawa Raizo) has settled down with his wife and child, and wishes only to live in ...

An American Christmas Carol (1979) (TV) 6.8

An American Christmas Carol (1979) (TV)

In Depression-era New England, a miserly businessman named Benedict Slade receives a long-overdue attitude adjustment one Christmas eve when he is visited by three ghostly figures who resemble three of the people whose p...

Ken ki (1965) 7

Ken ki (1965)

Hanpei is an orphan mistreated by other vassals of the manor. He loves flowers and is named the castle gardener. One day in the forest he meets a samurai who teaches him his technique. To conceal the mental illness of lo...

Kiru (1962) 7.1

Kiru (1962)

A samurai seeks revenge and redemption after his family is executed by a rival clan.::Marc Geller...

Tales from Earthsea (2006) 6.4

Tales from Earthsea (2006)

Something bizarre has come over the land. The kingdom is deteriorating. People are beginning to act strange... What's even more strange is that people are beginning to see dragons, which shouldn't enter the world of huma...

Ken (1964) 7.4

Ken (1964)

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The Road (2009) 7.2

The Road (2009)

It's a post-apocalyptic world, several years after whatever the cataclysmic event, which has in turn caused frequent quakes as further potential hazards. The world is gray and getting quickly grayer as more and more thin...

The Arrangement (1969) 6.5

The Arrangement (1969)

Eddie is a very rich man who has everything he wants; money, family, success, but a car crash causes him to reevaluate the life he leads. Searching for the happiness he lost, he remembers his one-time lover, Gwen, even a...

I Will Buy You (1956) 7

I Will Buy You (1956)

Kobayashi's pitiless take on Japan's professional baseball industry is unlike any other sports film ever made. An excoriation of the inhumanity bred by a mercenary, bribery-fueled business, it follows the shark-like mane...

The Wayward Girl (1959) 6.4

The Wayward Girl (1959)

The story of a young Gerd, played by Liv Ullmann in her first leading role, who falls in love with a young boy. She is considered a 'loose' woman, and the boy's family does not accept their relationship. The young couple...

Angele (1934) 7.2

Angele (1934)

Angèle, the daughter of Clarius, a farmer in the mountain of Provence, lives with her parents and their valet Saturnin. One day, near the farm, she meets Louis, a good-looking young man from Marseilles who is taking a ho...

The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007) 4.8

The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007)

The film tells the story of Will Stanton, a young man who learns he is the last of a group of warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the Dark. Traveling back and forth through time, Will discov...