Tag: character-name-as-title

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, ...

Pollock-2000 7

Pollock-2000

At the end of the 1940's, abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) is featured in Life magazine. Flashback to 1941, he's living with his brother in a tiny apartment in New York City, drinking too much, and exhi...

Jack-1996 5.8

Jack-1996

The movie is about a boy with a unique aging disorder: one that makes him age 4 times faster than normal. It picks up when Jack (Robin Williams) is 10 years old, but looks 40. He tries to go to public school for the firs...

Iris-2001 7

Iris-2001

Iris, based on the life of revered British writer and philosopher Iris Murdoch, is a story of unlikely yet enduring love. As a young academic, teaching philosophy at Oxford, Murdoch meets and eventually falls in love wit...

Max Rose-2013 6.2

Max Rose-2013

A jazz pianist makes a discovery days before the death of his wife that causes him to believe his sixty-five year marriage was a lie. He embarks on an exploration of his own past that brings him face to face with a menag...

Nurse Betty-2000 6.1

Nurse Betty-2000

A Kansas City waitress with dreams of becoming a nurse becomes delusional after seeing her no-good car salesman husband murdered. Becoming delusional from shock, she becomes convinced that she is the former fiancée of he...

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...

Sam-2015 5.1

Sam-2015

An alpha New York City male is magically transformed into a beautiful girl, falls in love, and learns what it means to be a woman....

Paprika-2006 7.7

Paprika-2006

Three scientists at the Foundation for Psychiatric Research fail to secure a device they've invented, the D.C. Mini, which allows people to record and watch their dreams. A thief uses the device to enter people's minds, ...

Dr. Dolittle 2-2001 4.7

Dr. Dolittle 2-2001

Dr. John Dolittle the beloved doctor is back, but this time around he plays cupid to bumbling circus bear Archie as he's so smitten by a Pacific Western bear female, Ava. Dr. Dolittle must help a group of forest creature...

London-2005 6.5

London-2005

In New York, the drug-addicted Syd is consumed by drink and drugs - missing his girlfriend London, who broke up with him six months ago after a two-year relationship. When Syd finds that London's friends throw a going aw...

Sydney White-2007 6.2

Sydney White-2007

This modern retelling of the classic fairytale follows a beautiful college freshman as she pledges her late mother's once dignified sorority. But after discovering that today's sisterhood is not what it used to be, Sydne...

Shadrach-1998 6.4

Shadrach-1998

In 1935, ninety-nine-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie, and their seven children, a...

Frances-1982 7.4

Frances-1982

Frances Farmer, a precocious Seattle teenager, takes unpopular social and political positions, to the mixed reactions of her parents. Frances becomes an actress and has some strong success in New York, but her refusal to...

Mr. Jones-1993 5.8

Mr. Jones-1993

The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment....

Simon Birch-1998 6.9

Simon Birch-1998

Simon Birch tells the story of Joe and Simon's heart-warming journey of friendship. Simon Birch was born with a condition that makes him much smaller than all the other kids in town. Now, due to his condition, Simon thin...

Gigli-2003 2.5

Gigli-2003

Gigli, a lowly and inept hitman, is assigned a job by the mob to kidnap an intellectually disabled brother of a California district attorney. Gigli abducts the brother from his mental hospital and holds him hostage in hi...

Corrina, Corrina-1994 6.6

Corrina, Corrina-1994

When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly out of her shell and shows father...

Reg-2016 7

Reg-2016

In 2003 20 year old soldier Tom Keys and five others are shot dead in an ambush in Iraq. His parents, former paramedic Reg and Sally, are further appalled to learn that Tom and his colleagues were inadequately armed and ...

Virginia-2010 5.4

Virginia-2010

Virginia is a charming, yet mentally ill mother whose greatest love is her protector and illegitimate son, Emmett. But her longest love belongs to the local-married-Mormon Sheriff, who is running for public office and mi...

Sadako-2019 4.3

Sadako-2019

A girl with amnesia is under the care of counselor Mayu. The patient is under police guard and of special interest. Yet, not many know why and the girl herself is oblivious to everything. At the same time, Mayu's brother...

Basil-1998 6

Basil-1998

Basil is the story of a sheltered, naive young aristocrat who finds a friend, John Mannion and through him meets Julia Sherwin. Basil falls in love with Julia, but she is below his class, and if his father finds out, he ...

Beowulf-1999 4.1

Beowulf-1999

This post-apocalyptic future story is based on the 8th century Saxon epic poem about the knight who battled a monster in a medieval castle. In this story, Beowulf is a wanderer who learns about a man-eating creature call...

Noelle-2019 7.2

Noelle-2019

Santa's daughter finds herself having to take over the family business....

Mickey Blue Eyes-1999 5.8

Mickey Blue Eyes-1999

An art-house auctioneer finds himself getting in deeper and deeper with the mob after learning that his teacher girlfriend is the daughter of a major mobster. Things get worse when a godfather decides to launder his no-t...

Dersu Uzala-1975 8.3

Dersu Uzala-1975

A Russian army explorer who is rescued in Siberia by a rugged Asian hunter renews his friendship with the woodsman years later when he returns as the head of a larger expedition. The hunter finds that all of his nature l...

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...

Machine-Gun Kelly-1958 6.2

Machine-Gun Kelly-1958

Machine-Gun Kelly, the famous bank robber, seldom without his Thompson machine gun. The story opens with great jazzy music and a murder shown in shadows. His moll is the driving force behind his exploits. He has an exagg...

Love Is Blind-2013 7.4

Love Is Blind-2013

30-year old Kertu has lived under her father's power her whole life. Because of her gentle nature, she is thought by locals to be a little simple-minded. The young woman makes her first timid attempt to change something ...

Bugsy-1991 6.8

Bugsy-1991

New York gangster Ben Bugsy Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womaniser with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and...

Osmosis Jones-2001 6.3

Osmosis Jones-2001

Frank Detorre is a slovenly zoo keeper, and simple father to the only young and bright girl named Shane, who catches a cold right after he swallowed a germ-ridden egg! The inside of his body is known as the "City of Fran...

Nola-2003 5.3

Nola-2003

An urban fairy tale-romantic comedy, in which Nola, an aspiring songwriter, leaves an abusive Kansas home and journeys to New York to find her biological father. Once there, she finds more than she expected....

Banana Joe-1982 6.4

Banana Joe-1982

A man is living happily on an island with his family, growing bananas. When a local mobster with an eye on man's property tries to take it from him, he must go to the town for the first time to get some help.::Anonymous...

The Conspiracy of Torture-1969 6.6

The Conspiracy of Torture-1969

In 1599 Italy, Beatrice Cenci is the teenage daughter of the crazy landowner and nobleman Francesco Cenci whom he keeps his daughter locked up in the dungeon of his castle for his plaything, sexually abusing her when he ...

Benjamin-2018 7

Benjamin-2018

In Simon Amstell's affecting, bittersweet comedy, a rising young filmmaker is thrown into emotional turmoil by a burgeoning romance and the upcoming premiere of his second feature....

Jimi Hendrix-1973 7.9

Jimi Hendrix-1973

This documentary was made three years after Jimi Hendrix's untimely death. At the time it was an example of how a visual biography should be done, but some of the information in it needs revising in the light of new info...

Utah Blaine-1957 6.5

Utah Blaine-1957

When Utah Blaine rescues Joe Neal from being lynched by a pack of land-grabbing vigilantes, Joe hires Utah has his ranch foreman. Aided at first by only a fellow gunslinger, Utah gradually rallies the townsman to his cau...

Brian Banks-2018 6.4

Brian Banks-2018

The inspirational true story of Brian Banks (Aldis Hodge), an All-American high school football star committed to USC who finds his life upended when he is wrongly convicted of a crime he didn't commit. Despite lack of e...

Custer of the West-1967 5.8

Custer of the West-1967

The story of U.S. Army commander George Armstrong Custer, a flamboyant hero of the Civil War who later fought and was exterminated with his entire command by warring Sioux and Cheyenne tribes at the battle of Little Big ...