Tag: based-on-novel

The Midnight Man-1974 6.4

The Midnight Man-1974

An ex-con, once a cop, now working as security in a college, decides to investigate the murder of one of the students, a daughter of a senator.::Anonymous...

Mildred Pierce-1945 8

Mildred Pierce-1945

When Mildred Pierce's out-of-work husband leaves her for another woman, Mildred decides to raise her two daughters on her own. Despite Mildred's financial successes in the restaurant business, her oldest daughter, Veda, ...

The Old Man and the Sea-1958 7

The Old Man and the Sea-1958

Now an old man, a lifelong fisherman sets out to sea to ply his trade as he has done all of his life. He's not had much good fortune of late and has gone almost three months without a major catch while others are catchin...

Anywhere But Here-1999 6.2

Anywhere But Here-1999

Fed up with her small-town Bay City existence, Adele August leaves her family and second husband and heads for Beverley Hills with her daughter. The teenager resents the move and her mother's always flamboyant behaviour ...

Stolen Desire-1958 7.1

Stolen Desire-1958

A rumbunctious and ribald tale of a troupe of travelling actors who alternate highlights of kabuki theatre with strip shows.::Anonymous...

Ring Around the Rosie-2006 3.2

Ring Around the Rosie-2006

When the grandmother of the publicist Karin (Gina Phillips) dies, she inherits her property in the fields. She travels with her boyfriend Jeff (Randall Batinkoff) for the weekend, but she decides to stay along the week c...

Charly-2002 6.7

Charly-2002

Sam Roberts thinks he has all the answers: the purpose of life, the meaning of love, the plan for a perfect future. Until Charly walks into his life. As different as Salt Lake City and New York City, Sam and Charly are t...

See Jane Date-2003 5.9

See Jane Date-2003

Single, ambitious, magazine assistant editor Jane Grant has just received an invitation to her younger cousin's wedding, and it's engraved with two of the most dreaded words a perpetually available single can encounter: ...

Suspect X-2008 7.5

Suspect X-2008

It's another battle of the wits for the brilliant but eccentric physicist, Yukawa, and detective, Kaoru.::American Film Market...

Breakfast on Pluto-2005 7.2

Breakfast on Pluto-2005

A young transwoman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age in the 1970s. She leaves her Irish town, in part to look for her mother and in part because her transgender nature is beyond the town's understanding. She's taken...

The Professor and His Beloved Equation-2006 7.3

The Professor and His Beloved Equation-2006

This is the story between a single mother housekeeper and mathematics professor, who has a brain damage.::Anonymous...

Duniyadari-2013 7.4

Duniyadari-2013

Shreyas Talwalkar gets admitted to a college where he meets DSP, a rookie guy in the college who is the leader of a gang, after sometime they become good friends. There is also another gang leader Sainath who has rivlary...

The Jungle Book-1994 6

The Jungle Book-1994

An adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli the jungle boy who is raised by wolves after being lost when a tiger attacked an encampment and killed his father. Years later he finds himself re-united with his...

Less Than Zero-1987 6.4

Less Than Zero-1987

Clay, an eighteen-year-old freshman, comes back from his first term at Princeton to spend his Christmas vacation with his broken-up wealthy family in Los Angeles. His former girlfriend, Blair, is now involved with his ex...

The Take-1974 5.5

The Take-1974

Crime fighter Terry Sneed arrives in New Mexico to help out a local police chief - but he's already taking money from the underworld.::anonymous...

Nobody’s Perfekt-1981 4.8

Nobody’s Perfekt-1981

The story of a group of misfits living in Miami, and their revenge against government bureaucracy. After the city refuses to pay for the damage to their car caused by a pothole, the three friends, including one with cons...

King Solomon’s Mines-1985 5.3

King Solomon’s Mines-1985

Allan Quatermain is a fortune hunter who is convinced by Jesse Huston to help her find her father, who's been lost somewhere in the African jungle during his last exploration....

Adam-2019 2.3

Adam-2019

Awkward teen Adam spends his last high school summer with his big sister, who throws herself into NYC's lesbian and trans activist scene. In this coming-of-age comedy, Adam and those around him encounter love, friendship...

64: Part 2-2016 6.4

64: Part 2-2016

In 2002, a new kidnapping case takes place. The kidnapper introduces himself as "Sato" (sugar) and demands twenty million yen for ransom....

Dad-1989 6.3

Dad-1989

A busy, "always-on-the-run" executive learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him than ever before. In the process, ...

Searching for Bobby Fischer-1993 7.4

Searching for Bobby Fischer-1993

Josh Waitzkin is just a typical American boy interested in baseball when one day he challenges his father at chess and wins. Showing unusual precocity at the outdoor matches at Washington Square in New York City, he quic...

The Last Hero-1982 6.1

The Last Hero-1982

The Story about Kitano Akio competing in All Japan Road Race Championship , the International Class A 500cc class.::Hans...

Ripley’s Game-2002 6.6

Ripley’s Game-2002

Tom Ripley - cool, urbane, wealthy, and murderous - lives in a villa in the Veneto with Luisa, his harpsichord-playing girlfriend. A former business associate from Berlin's underworld pays a call asking Ripley's help in ...

Again the Ringer-1965 6.3

Again the Ringer-1965

Arthur Milton aka Der Hexer (The Magician/Ringer) must return to London after his calling card was left at the scene of a murder he did not commit....

The Prisoner of Zenda-1979 5.2

The Prisoner of Zenda-1979

Anthony Hope's classic tale gets a decidedly 'un-classic' treatment at the hands of Peter Sellers. Following the story somewhat, friends of the new King Rudolph of Ruritania fear for his life, and switch him with a look-...

Of Love and Shadows-1994 5.1

Of Love and Shadows-1994

Irene is a magazine editor living under the shadow of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Francisco is a handsome photographer and he comes to Irene for a job. As a sympathizer with the underground resistance movement, F...

They Came to Cordura-1959 6.4

They Came to Cordura-1959

After a cavalry charge during the 1916 U.S. "war against Pancho Villa," unheroic awards officer Tom Thorn (who is obsessed with the nature of courage) recommends 4 men for the Medal of Honor. He is ordered back to Cordur...

Yakuza Ladies 2-1987 5.9

Yakuza Ladies 2-1987

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Pinjar-2003 8

Pinjar-2003

Hindustan (Urdu name for India) used to a vast territory and countries' like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangla Desh, and Bhutan were all it's provinces. All this changed when the British established their rule over Indi...

The Mysterious Magician-1964 6.7

The Mysterious Magician-1964

The sister of a famous, but as yet uncaught, criminal named The Hexer is murdered. Inspector Higgins of Scotland Yard believes that The Hexer will surface to take his revenge on his sister's killers, and plans to set a t...

Tonny-1962 6

Tonny-1962

Tonny is a schoolboy in fostercare who serves his first sentence in a jail for adults. We follow him 24 hours before his parole and 48 hours after his release. We get to see his experiences in prison and his relationship...

Prosecuting Casey Anthony-2013 5.8

Prosecuting Casey Anthony-2013

Florida District Attorney prosecutes Casey Anthony in an murder trial that shocked and enraged the American public....

Oliver’s Story-1978 4.5

Oliver’s Story-1978

It's been eighteen months since lawyer Oliver Barrett IV's wife, Jenny Barrett née Cavilleri, his college sweetheart and the love of his life, died at age twenty-five from leukemia. To cope, Oliver has immersed himself i...

The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper-1981 5.6

The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper-1981

A speculation on the fate of the famous hijacker who parachuted with his ransom and disappeared in the mountains, has Cooper following a meticulous plan to disappear into anonymity despite the best efforts of a dogged co...

The Adventures of Super Monkey-2007 4.9

The Adventures of Super Monkey-2007

On the way to India to get some holy scrolls, priest Tripitaka and his followers are led by Monkey and implored by a princess to protect her people from a warlord and his brother. They've taken control of the palace and ...

Krabat and the Legend of the Satanic Mill-2008 6.1

Krabat and the Legend of the Satanic Mill-2008

1648. After the Thirty Years War, Germany is a wretched, plundered land, still ravished by the Black Death. Urchin Krabat gets separated from his beggar friends and finds refuge on the flourishing estate of the black mil...

Winstanley-1975 7

Winstanley-1975

Winstanley explores the attempt by Gerrard Winstanley who formed 'The Diggers' and with a group of followers attempted to form a small farming community in one of the first proto-Communist attempts at collective agricult...

Don’t Raise the Bridge, Lower the River-1968 4.8

Don’t Raise the Bridge, Lower the River-1968

George Lester is a man who is chasing rainbows, looking for the pot of gold at the end. When his wife, Pamela grows tired of being dragged all over the world, she leaves him. While she is away, George converts her family...

An All Dogs Christmas Carol-1998 4.9

An All Dogs Christmas Carol-1998

Charlie and Itchy are back with Sasha and the gang having a Dicken's of a time as they try to save Christmas from Carface and a demon named Belladonna wishes to use dogs all over the world to ruin Christmas forever....

Motherless Brooklyn-2019 7.3

Motherless Brooklyn-2019

Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, "Motherless Brooklyn" follows Lionel Essrog (Norton), a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, as he ventures to solve his friend's murder. Armed only wit...