Tag: based-on-play

An Enemy of the People (1989) 7.4

An Enemy of the People (1989)

In this adaption of the Ibsen stage play, an idealistic physician discovers that the town's temple waters are dangerously contaminated. But with the community relying on the holy attraction for tourist dollars, his warni...

The Owl and the Pussycat (1970) 6.5

The Owl and the Pussycat (1970)

Can a bickering odd couple in Manhattan become friends and maybe more? Owlish Felix is an unpublished writer who vents his frustration by reporting to the super that the woman in a neighboring flat takes the occasional p...

Fast and Loose (1930) 6.2

Fast and Loose (1930)

A wealthy family is thrown into turmoil when the daughter falls for the family chauffeur and the son begins to keep company with a chorus girl.::[email protected]

Gonza the Spearman (1986) 7

Gonza the Spearman (1986)

The tragic story of Gonza, a handsome ladies man, set in the Tokagawa Period, a time in which appearences are very important. Gonza competes with Bannojo for the honor to perform the tea ceremony to celebrate the birth o...

Samurai Saga (1959) 6.8

Samurai Saga (1959)

Edmund Rostand's play Cyrano de Bergerac, transplanted to Japan. A poet-warrior with an oversized nose (matched only by his great heart) loves a lady. But she sees him only as a friend, so he helps another man to woo her...

Lie Exposed (2019) 5.8

Lie Exposed (2019)

Melanie experiences a terminal diagnosis, leading her to leave her husband and life behind for LA and an affair with a tintype photographer....

The Mad Room (1969) 5.8

The Mad Room (1969)

Remake of 1941's "Ladies in Retirement" has Stella Stevens playing companion to wealthy, loony widow and she soon brings her brother and sister to live with them after they are released from an asylum for brutally murder...

High Society (1956) 7

High Society (1956)

C.K. Dexter-Haven, a successful popular jazz musician, lives in a mansion near his ex-wife's Tracy Lord's family estate. She is on the verge of marrying a man blander and safer than Dex, who tries to win Tracy's heart ag...

The Understanding (1986) (TV) -
Gigi (1958) 6.7

Gigi (1958)

Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long. Gaston, the scion of a wealthy Parisian family finds e...

Never Steal Anything Small (1959) 6.1

Never Steal Anything Small (1959)

Jake MacIllaney will do just about anything to win the presidential election of longshoreman union Local 26. When he encounters young upright attorney Dan Cabot and Cabot's attractive wife, Linda, MacIllaney breaks up th...

Kongi’s Harvest (1970) 7.8
The Seven Year Itch (1955) 7.1

The Seven Year Itch (1955)

With his family away for their annual summer holiday, New Yorker Richard Sherman decides he has the opportunity to live a bachelor's life - to eat and drink what he wants and basically to enjoy life without wife and son....

The Balcony (1963) 6.1

The Balcony (1963)

Shelley Winters is the madame of a house where customers play out their erotic fantasies, oblivious to a revolution which is sweeping the country. When her old friend, the chief of police (Peter Falk), asks her to impers...

A Soldier’s Story (1984) 7.2

A Soldier’s Story (1984)

A black soldier is killed while returning to his base in the deep south. The white people of the area are suspected at first. A tough black army attorney is brought in to find out the truth. We find out a bit more about ...

Love Is All There Is (1996) 5.1

Love Is All There Is (1996)

The Capomezzo's and the Malacici's are Italian-American families who are also rivals in the catering and restaurant business. Things come to a head when the Capomezzo's son and the Malacici's daughter get thrown together...

Dark Streets (2008) 4.5

Dark Streets (2008)

The owner of a 1930s nightclub loses control of his life amid love triangles and too much debt.::Anonymous...

To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996) 5.7

To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996)

David Lewis is affected by the death of his wife Gillian, who fell from the mast pole of their boat on a sailing trip two years ago. David deals with his grief by continuing his romance with Gillian during walks with her...

Auntie Mame (1958) 7.9

Auntie Mame (1958)

Mame is an unconventional individualist socialite from the roaring 20's. When her brother dies, she is forced to raise her nephew Patrick. However, Patrick's father has designated an executor to his will to protect the b...

The Importance of Being Earnest (2002) 6.8

The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

Two young gentlemen living in 1890's England use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") on the sly, which is fine until they both fall in love with women using that name, which leads to a comedy of mistaken identities......

Female on the Beach (1955) 6.4

Female on the Beach (1955)

Lynn Markham moves into her late husband's beach house...the morning after former tenant Eloise Crandall fell (or was pushed) from the cliff. To her annoyance, Lynn finds both her real estate agent and Drummond Hall, her...

Holiday (1938) 7.8

Holiday (1938)

Free-thinking Johnny Case finds himself betrothed to a millionaire's daughter. When her family, with the exception of black-sheep Linda and drunken Ned, want Johnny to settle down to big business, he rebels, wishing inst...

Mickybo and Me (2004) 7.2

Mickybo and Me (2004)

Based on the play of the same name, this movie tells the story of two boys who become friends at the start of the Troubles in 1970. The boys share an obsession with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), with the con...

The Bad Seed (1956) 7.5

The Bad Seed (1956)

Christine Penmark seems to have it all: a lovely home, a loving husband and the most "perfect" daughter in the world. But since childhood, Christine has suffered from the most terrible recurring nightmare. And her "perfe...

The Lady with a Lamp (1951) 6.5

The Lady with a Lamp (1951)

Based on the Reginald Berkeley stage play, this compelling historical drama offers a depiction of the life story of Florence Nightingale (Anna Neagle), the young 19th-century Englishwoman famously drawn to a career in nu...

Fando and Lis (1968) 7

Fando and Lis (1968)

Fando and his partially paralyzed lover Lis search for the mythical city of Tar. Based on Jodorowsky's memories of a play by surrealist Fernando Arrabal.::Marty Cassady ...

The Tempest (2010) 5.3

The Tempest (2010)

In Writer, Producer, and Director Julie Taymor's version of "The Tempest", the main character is now a woman named Prospera (Dame Helen Mirren). Going back to the sixteenth or seventeenth century, women practicing the ma...

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 ...