Fiction Writers in Movies/TV Shows

by alden-ash | created - 12 Jan 2011 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

These are shows about real authors who wrote fiction, but the stories themselves may be completely fictional. I have noted which are is in each. In many of them the stores give a fictional or fantastical inspiration for the author's works. The rest are bio-pics and slightly more true to life (and so noted).

Please let me know if there are any others I should watch and add to this list.

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1. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Unicorn and the Wasp (2008)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.8
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With a 1926 dinner party turning into a murder mystery, The Doctor and Donna Noble get the chance to meet Agatha Christie on the eve of her well-known 9-days disappearance.

Director: Graeme Harper | Stars: David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Fenella Woolgar, Felicity Kendal

Votes: 3,844

Agatha Christie

2. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Shakespeare Code (2007)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.8
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The Doctor takes Martha to London in 1599, where William Shakespeare's new play is being used by three witches in an evil plan.

Director: Charlie Palmer | Stars: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, Dean Lennox Kelly, Christina Cole

Votes: 4,063

William Shakespeare

3. Masters of Horror (2005–2007)
Episode: The Black Cat (2007)

TV-MA | 58 min | Horror

6.9
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The Black Cat, set in 1840 Philadelphia, has the great writer Edgar Allan Poe, struggling with alcoholism, writers block, as well as being out of ideas, short on cash, and tormented by his ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Elyse Levesque, Jeffrey Combs, Aron Tager, Patrick Gallagher

Votes: 1,992

"Edgar Allan Poe"

4. Miss Potter (2006)

PG | 88 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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57 Metascore

The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.

Director: Chris Noonan | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson, Barbara Flynn

Votes: 25,264 | Gross: $2.98M

Beatrix Potter (bio-pic)

5. The Brothers Grimm (2005)

PG-13 | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.9
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51 Metascore

Will and Jake Grimm are traveling con-artists who encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse which requires true courage instead of their usual bogus exorcisms.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Monica Bellucci, Petr Ratimec

Votes: 104,476 | Gross: $37.92M

Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm

6. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Unquiet Dead (2005)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.7
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The Doctor has great expectations for his latest adventure when he and Rose join forces with Charles Dickens to investigate a mysterious plague of zombies.

Director: Euros Lyn | Stars: Christopher Eccleston, Billie Piper, Alan David, Huw Rhys

Votes: 4,330

Charles Dickens

7. Finding Neverland (2004)

PG | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.7
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67 Metascore

The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 183,288 | Gross: $51.68M

J.M. Barrie, Arthur Conan Doyle (biopic)

8. Shanghai Knights (2003)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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58 Metascore

When a Chinese rebel murders Chon's estranged father and escapes to England, Chon and Roy make their way to London with revenge on their minds.

Director: David Dobkin | Stars: Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Fann Wong, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Votes: 88,095 | Gross: $60.48M

Arthur Conan Doyle

9. A Knight's Tale (2001)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.9
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56 Metascore

After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Rufus Sewell, Shannyn Sossamon

Votes: 147,378 | Gross: $56.57M

Geoffery Chaucer

10. The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne (2000– )

Horror, Sci-Fi, Adventure

7.1
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The fantastic steampunk adventures of the future science fiction writer and his friends, the Foggs and Passepartout.

Stars: Francesca Hunt, Michel Courtemanche, Chris Demetral, Michael Praed

Votes: 231

Jules Verne Appears in all 22 episodes.

11. The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Perils of Cupid (2000 TV Movie)

93 min | Adventure, Family, History

6.7
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Henry Jones Sr. takes his wife, son and the boy's tutor to the world's first psychoanalytical conference in Vienna, Austria in November 1908. Young Indy meets Princess Sophie of Austria, ... See full summary »

Directors: Bille August, Mike Newell | Stars: Corey Carrier, Margaret Tyzack, Ruth de Sosa, Lloyd Owen

Votes: 225

Ernest Hemingway

12. The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Tales of Innocence (1999 Video)

97 min | Adventure, Romance

7.2
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June 1918. Indiana Jones is working to get Austrian deserters safely to the allies side in the Italian Alps. In his spare time, he is wooing an Italian beauty named Guiletta. When he finds ... See full summary »

Directors: Bille August, Michael Schultz | Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Clare Higgins, Veronica Logan, Jay Underwood

Votes: 258

Edith Wharton

13. Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)

PG-13 | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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66 Metascore

The "real" story of Cinderella. A refreshing new take on the classic fairy tale.

Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott, Patrick Godfrey

Votes: 61,465 | Gross: $65.71M

Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm

14. FairyTale: A True Story (1997)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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In 1917, two children take a photograph, which is soon believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Paul McGann, Florence Hoath, Elizabeth Earl, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 4,968 | Gross: $14.04M

Arthur Conan Doyle

15. The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Travels with Father (1996 TV Movie)

93 min | Adventure, Family

7.4
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The globe trotting trip that Henry Jones, Jr. sets out on in the early 1900s next takes him and his family to Russia. A few acts of clumsiness puts Indy at odds with his father who is ... See full summary »

Directors: Deepa Mehta, Michael Schultz | Stars: Corey Carrier, Lloyd Owen, Ruth de Sosa, Margaret Tyzack

Votes: 457

Leo Tolstoy

16. The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Treasure of the Peacock's Eye (1995 TV Movie)

94 min | Action, Adventure

6.4
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Indy is on the trail of a 140-carat diamond that once belonged to Alexander the Great, using a map given to him by a dying soldier.

Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Ronny Coutteure, Adrian Edmondson, Jayne Ashbourne

Votes: 766

E.M. Forrester

17. Shadowlands (1993)

PG | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.4
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C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned Christian theologian, writer, and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets a spirited poet from the U.S.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger, Julian Fellowes, Roddy Maude-Roxby

Votes: 14,372 | Gross: $25.84M

C.S. Lewis (biopic), J.R.R. Tolkien

18. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992–1993)
Episode: Princeton, February 1916 (1993)

Action, Adventure, Family

7.0
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Old Indy meets a man driving a monster truck with the biggest set of wheels he ever saw at the gas station. He is reminded of his own teenage dream of driving the hottest car to his junior ... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Johnston, Carl Schultz | Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Lloyd Owen, George Hall, Robyn Lively

Votes: 73

George Stratemeyer

19. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992–1993)
Episode: Prague, August 1917 (1993)

Action, Adventure, Family

7.3
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Working as a Belgian spy during World War One, young Indiana Jones is reassigned to Prague where he is to receive an important phone call. Unfortunately his hotel room turns out to be ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Young | Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Tim McInnerny, Michael McShane, Timothy Spall

Votes: 56

Franz Kafka

20. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Time's Arrow (1992)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.4
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Captain Picard and his archaeological curiosity are called upon by scientists from Earth when they find evidence to support beliefs that aliens had visited Earth in the late 1800s.

Director: Les Landau | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,467

Mark Twain, Jack London Both additionally appeared in: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Time's Arrow: Part 2 (1992 TV Episode)

21. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Timelash: Part One (1985)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.6
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A time corridor, called Timelash, has been set up to punish dissidents on the planet Karfel, dumping them alive but permanently into Earth's early history. The TARDIS runs right into it, ... See full summary »

Director: Pennant Roberts | Stars: Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, Paul Darrow, Eric Deacon

Votes: 185

H.G. Wells Additionally appeared in: Doctor Who: Timelash: Part Two (1985 TV Episode)

22. Time After Time (1979)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.2
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H.G. Wells pursues Jack the Ripper to the 20th Century when the serial murderer uses the future writer's time machine to escape his time period.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, David Warner, Charles Cioffi

Votes: 12,868

H.G. Wells

23. The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962)

G | 135 min | Animation, Adventure, Biography

6.5
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The story of Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm, and three of their stories...

Directors: Henry Levin, George Pal | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Claire Bloom, Karlheinz Böhm, Walter Slezak

Votes: 1,206 | Gross: $14.17M

Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm

24. Hans Christian Andersen (1952)

Approved | 112 min | Biography, Family, Musical

6.9
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The opening scene of the movie describes it best: "Once upon a time there lived in Denmark a great storyteller named Hans Christian Andersen. This is not the story of his life, but a fairy tale about the great spinner of fairy tales."

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Danny Kaye, Farley Granger, Zizi Jeanmaire, Joseph Walsh

Votes: 2,813

Hans Christian Andersen

25. The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells (2001– )

265 min | Romance, Sci-Fi

7.7
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H.G. Wells foresaw the future in such visionary novels as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds. On a night in London in 1946, newspaper reporter Ellen McGillivray arrives at the home ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Ward, Barry Stanton, Raymond Coulthard, Mark Lewis Jones

Votes: 439

H.G. Wells

26. Midnight in Paris (2011)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.7
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81 Metascore

While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s everyday at midnight.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Kurt Fuller

Votes: 331,500 | Gross: $56.82M

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, T.S. Elliot

27. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.4
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The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American Midwest.

Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Rachel Lindsay Greenbush, Sidney Greenbush

Votes: 13,169

Laura Ingalls Wilder Appears in all 205 episodes.

28. Little House on the Prairie (2005– )

95 min | Music

7.2
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Little House on the Prairieis a TV miniseries based on the books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Stars: Cameron Bancroft, Erin Cottrell, Kyle Chavarria, Danielle C. Ryan

Votes: 498

Laura Ingalls Wilder Appears in all 6 episodes

29. Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder (1999 Video)

96 min | Adventure, Biography, Family

6.3
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A version of the "Little House" stories that cover some of the events that take place in the last three books of the series and the book "The First Four Years" Laura is living on the ... See full summary »

Director: Marcus Cole | Stars: Rob Halverson, Terra Allen, Alandra Bingham, J. Scott Bronson

Votes: 288

Laura Ingalls Wilder (bio-pic) Also appears in Beyond the Prairie, Part 2: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder (2002 TV Movie)

30. Becoming Jane (2007)

PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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55 Metascore

A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.

Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, James Cromwell

Votes: 50,826 | Gross: $18.67M

Jane Austen

31. The Witches of Oz (2011– )

TV-14 | 167 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

4.5
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Dorothy Gale discovers that her best selling novels are actually based on suppressed childhood memories of her time in Oz, and that she may be in danger of experiencing it all over again.

Stars: Paulie Redding, Eliza Swenson, Billy Boyd, Lance Henriksen

Votes: 1,761

Frank L. Baum

32. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: Murdoch of the Klondike (2012)

TV-PG | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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While in a self-imposed exile in the Yukon as a prospector at the end of the Gold Rush, Murdoch prospects for gold as in his absence Crabtree works on a Toronto homicide.

Director: Laurie Lynd | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Thomas Craig, Helene Joy, Georgina Reilly

Votes: 161

Jack London

33. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: Future Imperfect (2010)

TV-PG | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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When Murdoch finds himself invited to a meeting of the local eugenics society, which is committed to research on genetic engineering, a dog shows up with a severed arm.

Director: Cal Coons | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Thomas Craig, Jonny Harris

Votes: 134

H. G. Wells

34. Voyagers! (1982–1983)
Episode: Jack's Back (1983)

49 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

8.0
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Through the efforts of the evil voyager Drake, Phineas is accused of being Jack the Ripper. To save him Jeffery recruits the help of reporter Nellie Bly and author Arthur Conan Doyle.

Director: Dean Zanetos | Stars: Jon-Erik Hexum, Meeno Peluce, Julia Duffy, Michael Ensign

Votes: 25

Arthur Conan Doyle

35. Highlander (1992–1998)
Episode: The Modern Prometheus (1997)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.2
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Duncan visits Lord Byron and the Shelleys, inspiring Mary Shelley to write 'Frankenstein.'

Director: Adrian Paul | Stars: Jim Byrnes, Katie Carr, Jonathan Firth, Don Foran

Votes: 87

Lord Byron, Mary Shelley

36. Blackadder Back & Forth (1999)

33 min | Short, Comedy, History

7.7
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At a New Millennium Eve party Blackadder and Baldrick test their new time machine and ping pong through history encountering famous characters and changing events rather alarmingly....

Director: Paul Weiland | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Votes: 11,756

William Shakespeare

37. Quantum Leap (1989–1993)
Episode: Rebel Without a Clue - September 1, 1958 (1990)

TV-PG | 47 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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As a member of a motorcycle gang Sam has to keep a young woman from going on the road.

Director: James Whitmore Jr. | Stars: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Josie Bissett, Diedrich Bader

Votes: 181

Jack Kerouac

38. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: Belly Speaker (2008)

TV-PG | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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When a drunken, philandering wastrel is found dead in his room, having had varnish forced down in his throat, his estranged disturbed ventriloquist son is found in a wardrobe.

Director: Farhad Mann | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Thomas Craig, Jonny Harris

Votes: 149

Arthur Conan Doyle

39. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993–1998)
Episode: The Body Electric (1997)

60 min | Drama, Family, Western

8.1
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Dr. Mike and the townspeople excitedly welcome the famous writer and poet Walt Whitman to Colorado Springs until rumors about his personal life begin to circulate. When Dr. Cook brings to ... See full summary »

Director: Gwen Arner | Stars: Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Chad Allen, Jessica Bowman

Votes: 50

Walt Whitman

40. From Time to Time (1992)

18 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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Short made for Disney's theme park ride. The Timekeeper is a sentient robot who tests his new time machine. The test goes wrong and he accidentally brings Jules Verne to the present. Verne goes on the run to explore our world.

Director: Jeff Blyth | Stars: Patrick Bauchau, Nathalie Baye, Myriam Boyer, Gérard Depardieu

Votes: 158

H. G. Wells Jules Verne

41. Dreamchild (1985)

PG | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Exploring the somewhat darker and more mysterious side of the Lewis Carroll's classic book, the movie follows Alice Liddell (the book's inspiration) as an old woman who is haunted by the ... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Coral Browne, Ian Holm, Peter Gallagher, Caris Corfman

Votes: 1,243 | Gross: $1.22M

Lewis Carroll

42. The Dreamer of Oz (1990 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.4
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The film is the biography of Frank Baum, the children's book author and creator of the fantasy world Oz.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: John Ritter, Annette O'Toole, Rue McClanahan, Charles Haid

Votes: 414

L. Frank Baum

43. The Daydreamer (1966)

Unrated | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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An anthology of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen: "The Little Mermaid," "The Emperor's New Clothes," "Thumbelina" and "The Garden of Paradise."

Director: Jules Bass | Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, Victor Borge, Patty Duke, Jack Gilford

Votes: 221

Hans Christian Andersen

44. Ghost Stories for Christmas (2000– )

30 min | Horror

8.2
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Horror legend Christopher Lee hosts and narrates a series of four half hour ghost stories all based on stories by M.R. James. 'The Stalls of Barchester', 'The Ash Tree', 'Number 13' and 'A ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Lee, Malcolm Wheatley, Tony Slater, Edward Olive

Votes: 119

M.R. James (narrator)

45. Shakespeare in Love (1998)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.2
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87 Metascore

A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 188,632 | Gross: $100.32M

William Shakespeare

46. Legends of Tomorrow (2016– )
Episode: The Magnificent Eight (2016)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.2
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The Legends travel back to the Old Wild West and gain the aid of a true legend - a morally ambiguous gunslinger with a penchant for danger named Jonah Hex.

Director: Thor Freudenthal | Stars: Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill, Caity Lotz

Votes: 1,530

H.G. Wells

47. Houdini and Doyle (2016)

Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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At the turn of the 20th century the Metropolitan Police were overwhelmed with bizarre cases so they turned to outsiders including Houdini and Doyle, who collaborated with New Scotland Yard on some unsolved and inexplicable crimes.

Stars: Michael Weston, Stephen Mangan, Rebecca Liddiard, Emily Carey

Votes: 2,201

Arthur Conan Doyle

48. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: A Study in Sherlock (2013)

TV-PG | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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When Murdoch pursues a murderous gang of armed robbers, his prime suspect is a man claiming to be Sherlock Holmes.

Director: Don McCutcheon | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Thomas Craig, Helene Joy, Jonny Harris

Votes: 150

Arthur Conan Doyle

49. Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993–1997)
Episode: Tempus Fugitive (1995)

TV-PG | 46 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Lois and Clark meet H.G. Wells, who has traveled on his time machine with a companion from the future. This companion named Tempus roams the city robbing people of gold, which is needed to ... See full summary »

Director: James R. Bagdonas | Stars: Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith, Justin Whalin

Votes: 163

H.G. Wells Additionally appeared in the following episodes: Tempus, Anyone (1996) Soul Mates (1996) Lois and Clarks (1997)

50. Cataclysmo (2011– )

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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With their world at war for five centuries, two heroes from our future travel back in time to stop the cataclysmic event that changed Earth forever.

Stars: Brian Walton, Chris Hartwell, Erin Evans, David Halberstadt

Votes: 9

H.G. Wells

51. Witches of East End (2013–2014)
Episode: Poe Way Out (2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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Joanna, Freya and Wendy revisit one of their past lives. Dash's one night stand turns into someone interesting. Ingrid tries to bond with her grandfather.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Julia Ormond, Mädchen Amick, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Rachel Boston

Votes: 161

Edgar Allan Poe

52. Timeless (2016– )
Episode: Party at Castle Varlar (2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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The team continues its search for Garcia Flynn in Nazi Germany during WWII, where they receive help from Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond.

Director: Billy Gierhart | Stars: Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Paterson Joseph

Votes: 823

Ian Fleming

53. Timeless (2016– )
Episode: The Lost Generation (2017)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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As Lucy grapples with her newfound identity, Flynn disappears to 1927 France on the day that Charles Lindbergh completes his transatlantic flight. Now, Rufus, Lucy and their new soldier ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Zisk | Stars: Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Paterson Joseph

Votes: 512

Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald

54. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: Marked Twain (2015)

TV-PG | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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As a visit to Toronto for a speaking engagement by Mark Twain leads to controversy, Murdoch and the team from Station House 4 are tasked with protecting him.

Director: T.W. Peacocke | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Thomas Craig, Helene Joy, Jonny Harris

Votes: 98

Mark Twain

55. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: Unlucky in Love (2016)

TV-PG | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Murdoch investigates the death of an elderly groom; Crabtree meets Lucy Maud Montgomery at a writing class.

Director: Cal Coons | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Thomas Craig, Helene Joy, Jonny Harris

Votes: 76

Lucy Maud Montgomery

56. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: Master Lovecraft (2017)

TV-PG | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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The discovery of a young girl's body and some grotesque sketches leads Murdoch to suspect a group of teenagers obsessed with death and the macare, which includes a young H.P. Lovecraft.

Director: Leslie Hope | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Thomas Craig, Helene Joy, Jonny Harris

Votes: 55

H.P. Lovecraft

57. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson

Votes: 35,911

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Lord Byron, Percy Shelley

58. Time After Time (2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.8
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The adventures of young H.G. Wells and his time machine.

Stars: Freddie Stroma, Josh Bowman, Genesis Rodriguez, Nicole Ari Parker

Votes: 2,840

H.G. Wells

59. Warehouse 13 (2009–2014)
Episode: For the Team (2010)

TV-PG | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Claudia gets some on the job training in her first field assignment with Myka. But she's a bit overwhelmed by the hunky guys on the wrestling team they're investigating despite their ... See full summary »

Director: Tawnia McKiernan | Stars: Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek, Genelle Williams

Votes: 332

H.G. Wells (Helena G. Wells) Additionally appeared in the following episodes: Vendetta (2010) Where and When (2010) Reset (2010) The New Guy (2011) 3... 2... 1... (2011) Stand (2011) Emily Lake (2011) A New Hope (2012) Endless Wonder (2012) Second Chance (2012) Instinct (2013) Endless (2014)

60. Legends of Tomorrow (2016– )
Episode: Fellowship of the Spear (2017)

TV-14 | 41 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.6
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The Legends land in France during World War I and enlist the aid of J.R.R. Tolkien to retrieve the last pieces of the Spear of Destiny from the Legion of Doom.

Director: Ben Hernandez Bray | Stars: Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill, Caity Lotz

Votes: 1,085

J.R.R. Tolkien

61. The Whole Wide World (1996)

PG | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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In Texas in the 1930s, young schoolteacher Novalyne Price meets a handsome, eccentric, interesting young man named Robert Howard. He's a successful writer - of the pulp stories of 'Conan ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Ireland | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Renée Zellweger, Ann Wedgeworth, Harve Presnell

Votes: 2,985 | Gross: $0.14M

Robert E. Howard

62. Kafka (1991)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.9
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46 Metascore

Kafka works during the day at an insurance company, where events lead him to discover a mysterious underground society with strange suppressive goals.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Theresa Russell, Joel Grey, Ian Holm

Votes: 8,410 | Gross: $1.06M

Franz Kafka

63. The Time Tunnel (1966–1967)
Episode: Night of the Long Knives (1966)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.4
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Doug and Tony land in nineteenth century Asia, meet Rudyard Kipling and become involved in the conflict between the British and local tribesman for control of the Khyber Pass.

Director: Paul Stanley | Stars: James Darren, Robert Colbert, Malachi Throne, David Watson

Votes: 61

Rudyard Kipling

64. In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.9
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47 Metascore

A recounting of a New England whaling ship's sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 96,747 | Gross: $25.02M

Herman Melville

65. The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne (2000– )
Episode: The Cardinal's Design (2000)

Horror, Sci-Fi, Adventure

9.2
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Add a Plot

Director: Mark Roper | Stars: Francesca Hunt, Michel Courtemanche, Chris Demetral, Rene Auberjonois

Votes: 5

Alexandre Dumas Also appears in The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne (2000): The Cardinal's Revenge

66. Voyagers! (1982–1983)
Episode: Created Equal (1982)

49 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Arriving in ancient Rome, Phineas and Jeffery must save the slave Spartacusso that he can lead the revolt in Capra. They also meet a young Sam Clemens and help Harriet Tubman escape.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Jon-Erik Hexum, Meeno Peluce, Ed Bakey, Leigh Hamilton

Votes: 33

Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)

67. Voyagers! (1982–1983)
Episode: The Day the Rebs Took Lincoln (1982)

48 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

7.9
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After finding the South winning the Civil War, Phineas and Jeffery must prevent the kidnapping of Abraham Lincoln. They also encounter a young Charles Dickens who has trouble with the real Fagin and Artful Dodger when the Omni is stolen.

Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: Jon-Erik Hexum, Meeno Peluce, John Anderson, Karen Dotrice

Votes: 25

Charles Dickens

68. The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne (2000– )
Episode: The Ballad of Steeley Joe (2000)

Horror, Sci-Fi, Adventure

7.2
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While waiting for Passepartout to arrive from Baltimore with the Aurora, Jules, Rebecca, and Phileas pass the time aboard the gambling boat, the Memphis Belle; Phileas by gambling and Jules... See full summary »

Director: Gabriel Pelletier | Stars: Michel Courtemanche, Chris Demetral, Mario Diamond, Francesca Hunt

Votes: 5

Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)