Most Popular Titles With Herman Melville
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1. Billy Budd (1962)
Approved | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Billy is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in 1797. When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried.
2. Moby Dick (1956)
Unrated | 116 min | Adventure, Drama
The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
3. Pola X (1999)
Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Romance
A young writer becomes intrigued with a mysterious dark-haired woman who claims to be his long-lost sister and he begin an unusual relationship with her prompting a downward spiral involving his domineering mother and lovely fiancée
5. 2010: Moby Dick (2010 Video)
Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A modern adaptation of the classic novel of the captain of a high tech submarine and his obsessive quest to destroy the enormousprehistoric whale that maimed him.
6. Ghostbusters (1986–1987)
TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi
A squad of supernatural investigators are Earth's only defense against an evil ghost wizard and his minions.
7. Age of the Dragons (2011)
PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Herman Melville's classic novel Moby Dick, is recreated in a world where Captain Ahab and his crew search for a Great White Dragon.
9. Bartleby (2001)
PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
A clueless boss has no idea what to do with his mundane office worker whose refusal of duties only gets worse each passing minute.
10. Beau Travail (1999)
Unrated | 92 min | Drama
This film focuses on an ex-Foreign Legion officer as he recalls his once glorious life, leading troops in Africa.
11. Moby Dick (1978)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
Captain Ahab's descend into madness destroys everyone around him. This powerful character drew John Barrymore, Orson Wells and John Huston. This film has been called the best, most authentic version of Herman Melville's MOBY DICK.
12. The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo (1964–1965)
30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Animated series featuring Jim Backus's Mr. Magoo character in half-hour adaptations of classic stories for children. Praised by both critics and educators, and well-remembered by fans, the ... See full summary »
15. Moby Dick (1930)
Passed | 80 min | Adventure, Drama
In this extremely loose adaptation of Melville's classic novel, Ahab is revealed initially not as a bitter and vengeful madman, but as a bit of a lovable scamp. Ashore in New Bedford, he ... See full summary »
16. The Sea Beast (1926)
136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
This silent movie is based on Melville's classic Moby Dick. Ahab and his brother compete for the affections of minister's daughter Esther. But the great white whale has been eluding the ... See full summary »
18. Billy Budd (1988 TV Movie)
155 min | Drama, Music
An opera by Benjamin Britten, on a libretto by E.M. Forster and Eric Crozier, adapted from the story by Herman Melville. Billy Budd is a young sailor aboard a British man-o'-war, persecuted... See full summary »
21. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)
90 min | Comedy, Drama, History
The award winning bing play of Mary Chase came to television in. 1958. It tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd, (Ar Carney) a personable chap who drinks a little and befriends a "pookah" a 6 ... See full summary »
23. Bartleby (II) (1970)
PG | 78 min | Drama
Updated to 1970s London, this faithful adaptation of Herman Melville's classic follows a young accounting clerk rebelling against his employer by responding to demands to do work by saying,... See full summary »
24. Encounter (1952–1960)
60 min | Drama
An anthology television series aired from Toronto, Canada, and carried by both CBC Television and ABC. In Canada the series was known as General Motors Presents. The one-hour dramas were ... See full summary »
26. Revenge of the Whale (2001 TV Movie)
120 min | Documentary, Drama
In 1820, a Nantucket whaleship, the Essex, was rammed and sunk by an enraged sperm whale in the Pacific Ocean. Out of 20 crew men, only 8 survived. This is a tale of remarkable courage, ... See full summary »
Adventure, Drama | Announced
Enigma is the tragic and compelling true story of an African slave rebellion on board a Spanish ship at the end of the 18th century off the South American coast. Hit by murderous storms, ... See full summary »
35. Omoo-Omoo the Shark God (1949)
58 min | Drama
The curse of a shark god follows a group of people who have violated a sacred jungle idol.
39. Benito Cereno (1969)
When Captain Amaso Delano approaches a three-masted ship in distress to offer his assistance, he discovers a most unusual situation: its captain, Don Benito Cereno, seems to command a very ... See full summary »
48. Enchanted Isles (1965)
98 min | Drama
Pierre, a French sailor circa 1850, disembarks in a desert Atlantic island, and discovers a woman who had survived for many years her father and brother, dead while searching for mysterious... See full summary »