Tag: based-on-novel

Bhowani Junction-1956 6.4

Bhowani Junction-1956

The year is 1947, the British are on the verge of finally leaving India. Amongst the few who are sorry to see the British leave are the Anglo-Indians, half British and half Indian, for they are going to miss the patronag...

Wuthering Heights-1992 6.8

Wuthering Heights-1992

Heathcliff is Cathy Earnshaw's foster brother; more than that, he is her other half. When forces within and without tear them apart, Heathcliff wreaks vengeance on those he holds responsible, even into a second generatio...

The Message-2009 7.4

The Message-2009

1942, Nanjing (Nanking). Following a series of assassination attempts on officials of the Japanese-controlled puppet government, the Japanese spy chief gathers a group of suspects in a mansion house for questioning. A te...

Love and Honour-2006 7.8

Love and Honour-2006

Shinnojo, a low level samurai, lives with his pretty, dutiful and loyal wife Kayo. He has come to find his position in a castle as a food-taster for a feudal lord to be boring and pointless, and talks about opening a ken...

Wuthering Heights-1939 7.6

Wuthering Heights-1939

The story of unfortunate lovers Heathcliff and Cathy who, despite a deep affection for one another, are forced by circumstance and prejudice to live their lives apart. Heathcliff and Cathy first meet as children when her...

The High and the Mighty-1954 6.8

The High and the Mighty-1954

On a flight from Hawaii to California, the engine dies on the plane Dan is flying. As he prepares for a crash landing, the passengers reassess their lives. The template for disaster movies with an Oscar-winning score and...

Shepherds and Butchers-2016 6.8

Shepherds and Butchers-2016

SHEPHERDS AND BUTCHERS follows a jaded lawyer, John Weber (Steve Coogan), who takes on a seemingly hopeless multiple murder case and uncovers scandalous shortcomings in South Africa's capital punishment system as he moun...

The Choirboys-1977 5.7

The Choirboys-1977

A disparate group of Metro Los Angeles police officers - the rank and file - bond over their commonality of being brothers in blue despite their differences. The other thing they all seem to need is a venue to blow off s...

Heller in Pink Tights-1960 6

Heller in Pink Tights-1960

Nineteenth century Wyoming: the wild West. Mild-mannered Tom Healy has a two-wagon theater troupe hounded by creditors because Angela, his leading lady and the object of his affection, constantly buys clothes. In Cheyenn...

The Desperate Hours-1955 7.5

The Desperate Hours-1955

After escaping from prison, Glenn Griffin, his brother Hal and a third inmate Sam Kobish randomly select a house in a well-to-do suburb of Indianapolis in which to hide out. The home belongs to the Hilliard family, Dan a...

Ordinary People-1980 7.7

Ordinary People-1980

Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferre...

The Conformist-1970 8

The Conformist-1970

This story opens in 1938 in Rome, where Marcello has just taken a job working for Mussollini and is courting a beautiful young woman who will make him even more of a conformist. Marcello is going to Paris on his honeymoo...

The Unknown Soldier-1955 8

The Unknown Soldier-1955

In 1941 Finland attacks the Soviet Union to regain the territory that the Soviet Union occupied after the Winter war 1939-1940. Among the Finnish soldiers are Anttero, Wolf Paw, Koskela and Hietanen. Under great hardship...

The Cobweb-1955 6.4

The Cobweb-1955

At an exclusive psychiatric clinic, the doctors and staff are about as crazy as the patients. The clinic head, Dr. Stewart McIver, thinks that it would be good therapy for his patients to design and make new drapes for t...

Gone to Earth-1950 7.1

Gone to Earth-1950

Hazel Woodus is a beautiful but innocent country girl who loves all the creatures around her, especially her pet fox cub. She is given a rough time by her father but can escape to run barefoot through the woods when her ...

The Brazilwood Man-1982 6.2

The Brazilwood Man-1982

Fantasy comedy about Brazilian writer Oswald de Andrade, one of the most important icons of Modernism in Brazil. In the film, Oswald is played by two actors: Ítala Nandi, as his feminine anima, and Flávio Galvão, as the ...

Doctor Dolittle-1967 6.2

Doctor Dolittle-1967

Dr. John Dolittle lives in a small English village where he specializes in caring for and verbally communicating with animals. When Dr. Dolittle is unjustly sent to an insane asylum for freeing a lovesick seal from capti...

Magnificent Obsession-1935 6.9

Magnificent Obsession-1935

The life of spoiled rich Robert Merrick is saved through the use of a hospital's only resuscitator, but because the medical device cannot be in two places at once, it results in the death of Dr. Hudson, a selfless, brill...

Tall in the Saddle-1944 7

Tall in the Saddle-1944

When a stranger arrives in a western town he finds that the rancher who sent for him has been murdered. Further, most of the townsfolk seem to be at each other's throats, and the newcomer has soon run contrariwise to mos...

A Fine Madness-1966 5.7

A Fine Madness-1966

Samson Shillitoe is a New York City based poet with some renown and great promise, but he is a troubled man which is causing him some current problems. He is four months behind in alimony payments, with his day job as a ...

Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory-2017 4.3

Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory-2017

An animated re-telling of the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, in which Tom and Jerry help Charlie Bucket attain a Golden Ticket and secretly accompany him into Willy Wonka's chocolate factory to prevent one o...

The Call of the Wild-1976 6.5

The Call of the Wild-1976

A prospector, a trapper and their sled dog battle the Klondike elements on their journey to get to the gold country.::Anonymous...

The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps-2018 6.6

The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps-2018

Separated mother Kaoruko who has two offsprings from her estranged husband awaits the graduation of their daughter for the divorce proceedings to begin and subsequently be finalized. That is the couple's agreement. Trage...

The Lawless-1950 6.8

The Lawless-1950

Former big city newsman Larry Wilder is tired of fighting the powers that be and just wants to enjoy his new life as a small-town newspaper editor. He thinks his bucolic new home will provide him with an easy and unconfl...

The White Dawn-1974 7.1

The White Dawn-1974

In 1896, three whalers are stranded in the Arctic North Canada and seek refuge with an Eskimo tribe. Gradually, they gain control with the Eskimo village and introduce gambling, booze, theft, and their special variation ...

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit-1956 7.1

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit-1956

Tom Rath lives in Connecticut and commutes to work every day in Manhattan. He's happily married and has a loving wife and three children. Money is a bit tight and when the opportunity arises, he applies for a public rela...

Masquerade Hotel-2019 6.2

Masquerade Hotel-2019

When three murders occur in Tokyo, aside from the corpse and the crime, the commonality is the placement of numbers next to scene of crime. As such, the lead investigator pieces together enough clues to assume the scene ...

Getting Straight-1970 6.3

Getting Straight-1970

Harry Bailey has returned from Vietnam and returns to college to earn his masters degree so he can teach English. He is considered a hero among the radical student body, but still sees the absurdity on both sides of the ...

Perri-1957 6.9

Perri-1957

This True Life Fantasy follows and shows how the life of a female squirrel, Perri, in the forest is filled with danger and fraught with peril. When not fleeing her natural enemy, the Marten, Perri finds time to fall in l...

Donato and Daughter-1993 6

Donato and Daughter-1993

Two cops, a father and daughter who have had a frosty relationship for a long time, must team up to stop a brutal sexual predator/serial killer who targets nuns.::Anonymous...

Murderers’ Row-1966 6

Murderers’ Row-1966

The handsome top agent Matt dies a tragic death in his bath tub - the women mourn about the loss. However it's just faked for his latest top-secret mission: He shall find Dr. Solaris, inventor of the Helium laser beam, p...

The Wrecking Crew-1968 5.7

The Wrecking Crew-1968

The count has stolen enough gold to cause a financial crisis in the world markets so I.C.E. sends in ace spy Matt Helm to stop him. As Matt works alone, the British send in Freya to aid Matt, but it seems that Freya caus...

Goodbye, Mr. Chips-1969 6.9

Goodbye, Mr. Chips-1969

Arthur Chipping (Peter O'Toole) is an academic teaching at Brookfield Boys School outside of London in the 1920's. Although he does what he considers best for his students, they don't much like him, nicknaming him "Ditch...

Master of the World-1961 5.9

Master of the World-1961

The world in the late 19th century: A scientist and his team are held as "guests" of Robur on his airship, that he want to use to ensure peace on earth. Peace with all, even if he has to bombard military targets all over...

Ritual-2000 7.4

Ritual-2000

A disillusioned filmmaker has an encounter with a young girl who has a ritual of repeating "Tomorrow is my birthday" everyday. He tries to communicate with her through his video camera::amirmu...

The Brass Bottle-1964 6.5

The Brass Bottle-1964

After being released from his bottle by Harold Ventimore, the genie Fakrash commits himself to improving his new master's life. The only problem is that instead of helping Harold, Fakrash tends to get his master into mor...

Me and You-2012 6.6

Me and You-2012

A 14-year-old pretends to go on a ski trip, but actually spends the week in isolation in his basement, escaping society's pressure. When his 25-year-old half-sister enters the basement, a few emotional and confronting da...

Once Upon A Time-2017 5.3

Once Upon A Time-2017

Three hundred years ago, the her that stood on the Zhu Xian Terrace, turned around and jumped off without regret. Caused the him that stood by the bronze mirror to witness with his own eyes her death. Three hundred years...

Pascual Duarte-1976 6.3

Pascual Duarte-1976

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Foreseen-2019 2.9

Foreseen-2019

Is Karmen's ability to write a gift or a curse? She's about to find out if her entire life is a lie....