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1. Moby Dick (1956)

Unrated | 116 min | Adventure, Drama

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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.

Writers: Herman Melville, Ray Bradbury, John Huston | Director: John Huston | Stars: Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn, James Robertson Justice

2. Age of the Dragons (2011)

PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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Herman Melville's classic novel Moby Dick, is recreated in a world where Captain Ahab and his crew search for a Great White Dragon.

Writers: Gil Aglaure, Anne K. Black, McKay Daines, Herman Melville | Director: Ryan Little | Stars: Danny Glover, Vinnie Jones, Corey Sevier, Sofia Pernas

3. Pola X (1999)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Romance

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65 Metascore

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

Writers: Leos Carax, Jean-Pol Fargeau, Herman Melville, Lauren Sedofsky | Director: Leos Carax | Stars: Guillaume Depardieu, Yekaterina Golubeva, Catherine Deneuve, Delphine Chuillot

4. 2010: Moby Dick (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

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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.

Writers: Paul Bales, Herman Melville | Director: Trey Stokes | Stars: Barry Bostwick, Renée O'Connor, Matt Lagan, Adam Grimes

5. Moby Dick (1998 TV Mini-Series)

PG | 180 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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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.

Stars: Henry Thomas, Patrick Stewart, Bruce Spence, Hugh Keays-Byrne

6. Moby Dick (2011– )

184 min | Adventure, Drama

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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.

Stars: William Hurt, Ethan Hawke, Charlie Cox, Eddie Marsan

7. Billy Budd (1962)

Approved | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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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.

Writers: Louis O. Coxe, Robert H. Chapman, Herman Melville, Peter Ustinov, DeWitt Bodeen | Director: Peter Ustinov | Stars: Robert Ryan, Peter Ustinov, Melvyn Douglas, Paul Rogers

8. Beau Travail (1999)

92 min | Drama

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This film focuses on an ex-Foreign Legion officer as he recalls his once glorious life, leading troops in Africa.

Writers: Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau, Herman Melville | Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Denis Lavant, Michel Subor, Grégoire Colin, Richard Courcet

9. History's Mysteries (1998–2011)

History, Mystery

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Stars: David Ackroyd, Arthur Kent, Leonard Nimoy, William Weber

10. Bartleby (2001)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

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A clueless boss has no idea what to do with his mundane office worker whose refusal of duties only gets worse each passing minute.

Writers: Herman Melville, Jonathan Parker, Catherine DiNapoli | Director: Jonathan Parker | Stars: David Paymer, Crispin Glover, Glenne Headly, Maury Chaykin

11. The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo (1964–1965)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

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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 »

Stars: Jim Backus, Joan Gardner, Marvin Miller, Paul Frees

12. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, John Doucette, Hayden Rorke

13. Moby Dick (1978)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

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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.

Writer: Herman Melville | Director: Paul Stanley | Star: Jack Aranson

14. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

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Stars: James Valentine, Hurd Hatfield, Tim O'Connor, Max Adrian

15. Moby Dick

Adventure, Drama | Announced

A new take on the classic tale of Captain Ahab search for an elusive whale.

Writers: Bill Collage, Adam Cooper, Herman Melville | Director: Timur Bekmambetov

16. Moby Dick (2000)

22 min | Drama, Short

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Writers: Herman Melville, Orson Welles | Director: Orson Welles | Star: Orson Welles

17. Moby Dick (1930)

Passed | 80 min | Adventure, Drama

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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 »

Writers: Herman Melville, Oliver H.P. Garrett, J. Grubb Alexander | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: John Barrymore, Joan Bennett, Lloyd Hughes, Noble Johnson

18. The Enigma of Benito Cereno

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 »

Writers: Amasa Delano, Herman Melville, Stewart Rein | Director: Nick Stagliano

19. The Sea Beast (1926)

136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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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 »

Writers: Herman Melville, Bess Meredyth | Director: Millard Webb | Stars: John Barrymore, Dolores Costello, George O'Hara, Mike Donlin

20. Bartleby (II) (1970)

PG | 78 min | Drama

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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 »

Writers: Rodney Carr-Smith, Anthony Friedman, Herman Melville | Director: Anthony Friedman | Stars: Paul Scofield, John McEnery, Thorley Walters, Colin Jeavons

21. NET Playhouse (1964–1972)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Stars: Rene Auberjonois, George Voskovec, Richard Dysart, Frances Sternhagen

22. Enchanted Island (1958)

93 min | Drama, Adventure

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Writers: James Leicester, Herman Melville, Harold Jacob Smith, Al Stillman | Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jane Powell, Don Dubbins, Arthur Shields

23. NBC Experiment in Television (1967–1971)

60 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

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Stars: David Warner, Edward Binns, Jo Van Fleet, Richard Schaal

24. Home of the Brave: A Film by Laurie Anderson (1986)

90 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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Writer: Laurie Anderson | Director: Laurie Anderson | Stars: Laurie Anderson, Joy Askew, Adrian Belew, William S. Burroughs

25. Revenge of the Whale (2001 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Drama

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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 »

Writers: John Hockenberry, Nathaniel Philbrick, Geoff Stephens | Director: Geoff Stephens | Stars: Liam Neeson, Sean Conant, Philip Bosco, David Harbour

26. Your Favorite Story (1953– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Adolphe Menjou, John Hamilton, Gertrude Michael, Bruce Payne

27. Le théâtre de la jeunesse (1960–1968)

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Stars: Andrée Champeaux, Armand Meffre, Claude Piéplu, Pascal Duc

28. Moby Dick Rehearsed (1955 TV Movie)

Adventure, Drama

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A play-within-play of Moby Dick by Orson Welles.

Writers: Herman Melville, Orson Welles | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Christopher Lee, Patrick McGoohan, Wensley Pithey

29. Moby Dick and the Secret of Mu (2005– )

26 min | Animation

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Stars: David Scarpuzza, Delphine Boly, Martin Spinhayer, Peppino Capotondi

30. Encounter (1953–1960)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Patrick Macnee, Barry Morse, Katharine Blake, Joseph Fürst

31. Omoo-Omoo the Shark God (1949)

58 min | Drama

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The curse of a shark god follows a group of people who have violated a sacred jungle idol.

Writers: George Green, Leon Leonard, Herman Melville | Director: Leon Leonard | Stars: Ron Randell, Devera Burton, Trevor Bardette, Pedro de Cordoba

32. Capitaine Achab (2007)

Adventure

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Writers: Herman Melville, Philippe Ramos | Director: Philippe Ramos | Stars: Denis Lavant, Virgil Leclaire, Dominique Blanc, Jacques Bonnaffé

33. Billy Budd (1988 TV Movie)

155 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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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 »

Writers: Eric Crozier, E.M. Forster, Herman Melville | Director: Barrie Gavin | Stars: Thomas Allen, Philip Langridge, Richard Van Allan, Philip Guy Bromley

34. Moby-Dick (1977 TV Movie)

51 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

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Writers: Herman Melville, Alexander Buzo | Director: Richard Slapczynski | Stars: Alistair Duncan, Ron Haddrick, Barbara Frawley, Bevan Wilson

35. Bartleby (1976)

96 min | Drama

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Writers: Herman Melville, Jacques Quoirez, Yvan Bostel, Maurice Ronet | Director: Maurice Ronet | Stars: Michael Lonsdale, Maxence Mailfort, Maurice Biraud, Dominique Zardi

36. Benito Cereno (1969)

80 min

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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 »

Writers: Herman Melville, Serge Roullet | Director: Serge Roullet | Stars: Ruy Guerra, Georges Selmark, Tamour Diop, Gino Turini

38. Capitaine Achab (2004)

22 min | Short

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Writers: Herman Melville, Philippe Ramos | Director: Philippe Ramos | Stars: Frédéric Bonpart, Alexis Locquet, Valérie Crunchant, Mona Heftre

39. Moby Dick (1954 TV Movie)

Drama

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Writers: Herman Melville, Howard Rodman | Director: Albert McCleery | Stars: Victor Jory, Lamont Johnson, Harvey Stephens, Hugh O'Brian

40. Ponds Theater (1953– )

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Valerie Cossart, Harry Townes, Mildred Dunnock, Carmen Mathews

41. Los libros (1974–1977)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Guillermo Díaz-Plaja, Carmen Maura, José Yepes, Juan José Otegui

42. Hora once (1968–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Susana Mara, Nicolás Dueñas, Enriqueta Carballeira, José María Caffarel

43. Bartleby the Scrivener (1977 TV Movie)

59 min | Drama

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Writer: Herman Melville | Director: Tom Barnett | Stars: Joel Colodner, Patrick Hines, Robert Hitt, Nicholas Kepros

44. The Adventures of Moby Dick (1996 Video)

45 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

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Writers: Herman Melville, Robert Sandler, Mark Shekter | Director: Laura Shepherd | Star: Colette Stevenson

45. Partanen (2003 TV Movie)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

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Partanen, a middle-aged owner of a small machine shop, is puzzled by the wants and needs of everyone around him. His new employee, a mysterious youngster who works like a robot, wants to be... See full summary »

Writers: Juha Koiranen, Herman Melville | Director: Juha Koiranen | Stars: Risto Tuorila, Marko Tiusanen, Markku Toikka, Pasi Kuivalainen

46. Enchanted Isles (1965)

98 min | Drama

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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 »

Writers: Herman Melville, Carlos Vilardebó, Jeanne Vilardebó, Raymond Vilardebó | Director: Carlos Vilardebó | Stars: Amália Rodrigues, Pierre Clémenti, Pierre Vaneck, João Guedes

47. Bartleby le scribe (2010 TV Movie)

80 min | Drama

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Writers: Herman Melville, Pierre Leyris, Daniel Pennac | Director: Jérémie Carboni | Star: Daniel Pennac

49. Billy Budd (1998 TV Movie)

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Writers: Eric Crozier, E.M. Forster, Herman Melville | Stars: Dwayne Croft, Philip Langridge, James Morris, Victor Braun

50. Last of the Pagans (1935)

Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Romance, Drama

6.1
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Writer: John Farrow | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Mala, Lotus Long, Rudolph Anders, Chester Gan