Tag: based-on-play

The Heartbreak Kid (1993) 6.2

The Heartbreak Kid (1993)

Michael Jenkins' movie "The Heartbreak Kid" centres on the coming of age relationship between a teacher (Claudia Karvin), and a wild and spirited student (Alex Demitrides). The teacher , Christiana jolts the young man, N...

My Cousin from Warsaw (1931) 6.7
Torch Song Trilogy (1988) 7.7

Torch Song Trilogy (1988)

Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein re-creates his role as the unsinkable Arnold Beckoff in this film adaptation of the smash Broadway play TORCH SONG TRILOGY. A very personal story that is both funn...

A Thousand Clowns (1965) 7.4

A Thousand Clowns (1965)

12-year-old Nick lives with his Uncle Murray, a Mr. Micawber-like Dickensian character who keeps hoping something won't turn up. What turns up is a social worker who falls in love with Murray and a bit in love with Nick....

Holiday (1930) 6.5

Holiday (1930)

After a whirlwind ten day courtship following their meeting while on respective vacations in Lake Placid, socialite Julia Seton and Johnny Case, a happy-go-lucky white collar working stiff with some business acumen, deci...

The Woodsman (2004) 7.2

The Woodsman (2004)

After twelve years in prison, Walter arrives in an unnamed city, moves into a small apartment across the street from an elementary school, gets a job at a lumberyard, and mostly keeps to himself. A quiet, guarded man, Wa...

Only When I Laugh (1981) 6.4

Only When I Laugh (1981)

A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the demands of all around her with h...

Song of Norway (1970) 3.9

Song of Norway (1970)

Based on the life of Norway's greatest composer Edvard Grieg, and filmed in Norway where he lived. The soundtrack is all Edvard Grieg's music with added lyrics.::Chris Tynan...

Babyteeth (2019) 7.1

Babyteeth (2019)

When seriously ill teenager Milla falls madly in love with smalltime drug dealer Moses, it's her parents' worst nightmare. But as Milla's first brush with love brings her a new lust for life, things get messy and traditi...

Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) 7.3

Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

Drifter Chance Wayne returns to his hometown after many years of trying to make it in the movies. Arriving with him is a faded film star he picked up along the way, Alexandra Del Lago. While trying to get her help to mak...

Yakiniku Dragon (2018) 6.2

Yakiniku Dragon (2018)

it is the 1970s and Yong Gil has immigrated to Japan from South Korea and operates a barbecue restaurant. He also operates a wife and three daughters. The daughters are a drama unto themselves when it comes to men with f...

Thunder on the Hill (1951) 6.8

Thunder on the Hill (1951)

Convicted murderess Valerie Carns (Ann Blyth) is being transported to Norwich to be executed when a flood strands her and her guards at a convent hospital. Nurse Sister Mary (Claudette Colbert) becomes convinced of her i...

She Has a Name (2016) 6.9

She Has a Name (2016)

Jason, a lawyer, is fighting the clock to find victims of a shocking trafficking incident in South East Asia. An abandoned water truck was found in the Thai countryside containing more than 100 trafficked migrants; some ...

Beau Brummell (1954) 6.4

Beau Brummell (1954)

In nineteenth century England, Captain George Bryan "Beau" Brummell (Stewart Granger) is an upper-class dandy. He has to leave the Army after having insulted the Prince of Wales (Sir Peter Ustinov). This gives him the op...

Connecting Rooms (1970) 6.9

Connecting Rooms (1970)

Explores the relationships shared by the residents of a seedy boarding house in London owned by dour Mrs. Brent (Kay Walsh). Amongst them are busker Wanda Fleming (Bette Davis), who is flattered by the attention paid her...

You Lucky People (1955) 5.4

You Lucky People (1955)

Tribulations of inept reservists who find a fortnight's training an unwelcome interruption.::Anonymous...

Wishing Well (1954) 6

Wishing Well (1954)

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What Every Woman Wants (1954) 6.2

What Every Woman Wants (1954)

A newly wed couple have no option to move in with parents.Whilst trying to maintain their relationship without any privacy.::Dean Stansfield...

Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary (1953) 5.9

Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary (1953)

An American soldier stationed in England is ready to go on his honeymoon with his new wife when his ex-wife, a gorgeous blonde, shows up and insists that they're still married. His two buddies try to help him out of his ...

Time Limit (1957) 7.3

Time Limit (1957)

Military investigator Colonel William Edwards is assigned a case involving Major Harry Cargill, a Korean War prisoner of war who is accused of aiding the enemy. Although Cargill admits his guilt and Edwards' superiors ar...

Just a Kiss-2002 5

Just a Kiss-2002

Manhattan. Halley loves Dag, a philanderer who claims he's reformed. Peter, Dag's best friend, loves Rebecca, a suicidal dancer who sleeps around without Peter's knowing. When Halley and Peter learn that Dag and Rebecca ...

One Night in Istanbul-2014 5.2

One Night in Istanbul-2014

A screen adaptation of the hit play about the exploits of a group of Liverpool Football Club fans at the UEFA Champions League 2005 final in Istanbul.::Anonymous...

Beau Jest-2008 6.7

Beau Jest-2008

When Sarah Goldman, a lovely young school teacher in Chicago, wants to please her parents, she invents a boyfriend whom she believes will be the man of her mother's dreams. When her parents insist on meeting the man, Sar...

Butterflies Are Free-1972 7.2

Butterflies Are Free-1972

All Don Baker wants is a place of his own away from his over-protective mother. Don's been blind since birth, but that doesn't stop him from setting up in a San Francisco apartment and making the acquaintance of his off-...

Prospero’s Books-1991 6.9

Prospero’s Books-1991

An exiled magician finds an opportunity for revenge against his enemies muted when his daughter and the son of his chief enemy fall in love in this uniquely structured retelling of the 'The Tempest'....

International Falls-2019 5.8

International Falls-2019

A woman stuck in a small, snowbound border town has dreams of doing comedy when she meets a washed up, burned out comedian with dreams of doing anything else.::Amber McGinnis...

Warn That Man-1943 6.3

Warn That Man-1943

During the war, Nazi agents devise a plan to kidnap British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. They will have an agent pose as Lord Buckley, who owns a large estate that Churchill frequently visits to "get away from it al...

Crossing Delancey-1988 6.9

Crossing Delancey-1988

Isabelle's life revolves around the New York bookshop she works in and the intellectual friends of both sexes she meets there. Her grandmother remains less than impressed and decides to hire a good old-fashioned Jewish m...

Burning Blue-2013 6.1

Burning Blue-2013

Following two fatal aircraft accidents aboard an Aircraft Carrier, a government agent is placed aboard the ship. His mission is to determine what may be at the root of these mishaps and prevent the inevitable third chain...

Poison Pen-1939 6.7

Poison Pen-1939

A small, sedate British village is shocked when its residents begin receiving hate-filled diatribes, known as "poison pen letters".::[email protected]

Footsteps-2003 5.1

Footsteps-2003

Daisy Lowendahl (Bergen) is a best-selling suspense novelist who finds herself at her isolated beach house with a local young fan (Hall) who knows almost everything about her, and two men - one of whom may be trying to k...

Five Graves to Cairo-1943 7.3

Five Graves to Cairo-1943

June, 1942. The British Army, retreating ahead of victorious Rommel, leaves a lone survivor on the Egyptian border--Corporal John Bramble, who finds refuge at a remote desert hotel...soon to be German HQ. To survive, Bra...

Troop Zero-2019 7

Troop Zero-2019

In rural 1977 Georgia, a misfit girl dreams of life in outer space. When a national competition offers her a chance at her dream, to be recorded on NASA's Golden Record, she recruits a makeshift troop of Birdie Scouts, f...

Shiner-2000 5.9

Shiner-2000

Billy Simpson is a shady boxing promoter in South London banned from legitimate fights. It's the biggest day of his life, though, because he has a champion on his hands, his twenty-year-old son, Eddie. Billy's put all of...

Miss Julie-2014 5.4

Miss Julie-2014

Over the course of a midsummer night in Fermanagh in 1890, an unsettled daughter of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy encourages her father's valet to seduce her.::Anonymous...

Hamlet-2011 5.4

Hamlet-2011

Shot on a micro-budget in only three days, Ramsay's adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal play premiered in competition at the Vancouver International Film Festival in 2011.::Hamlet Prods. Inc....

Illusions-1992 4.1

Illusions-1992

A young wife, Jan has a mental breakdown and spends time in a hospital. Eventually, she wants to go home, but her doctor is hesitant to release her. Still the woman, wanting to save her disintegrating marriage, insists. ...

Holiday Heart-2000 7.6

Holiday Heart-2000

A drag queen takes in a drug addict and her daughter and helps raise the daughter.::Matthew Ignoffo ...

Shiraz-1928 6.9

Shiraz-1928

A historical romance set in the Mughal Empire. Selima (Enakshi) is a princess-foundling raised by a potter and loved by her brother, Shiraz (Rai). She is abducted and sold as a slave to Prince Khurram, later Emperor Shah...

Master of the House-1925 7.1

Master of the House-1925

Victor Frandsen is a domestic tyrant. His wife Ida has to work as a slave for him and the rest of the family. She rises early to prepare everything for the day, she toils all day long, and she is often up also in the nig...