30 best movies based on playsby vinsond21 | created - 15 Dec 2010 | updated - 06 Jan 2017 | Public
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1. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
PG | 122 min | Drama
Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.
Votes: 85,787 | Gross: $8.00M
2. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama
Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.
Votes: 37,416 | Gross: $17.57M
4. The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
When Algernon discovers that his friend, Ernest, has created a fictional brother for whenever he needs a reason to escape dull country life, Algernon poses as the brother, resulting in ever increasing confusion.
5. The Lion in Winter (1968)
PG | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
1183 A.D.: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.
Votes: 25,182 | Gross: $0.02M
6. A Man for All Seasons (1966)
G | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage.
Votes: 25,994 | Gross: $28.35M
PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama
The Disciples of James Dean meet up on the anniversary of his death and mull over their lives in the present and in flashback, revealing the truth behind their complicated lives. Who is the... See full summary »
Votes: 3,424 | Gross: $0.84M
8. Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
Approved | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.
Votes: 11,550 | Gross: $13.90M
9. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Not Rated | 131 min | Drama
A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other.
10. Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
174 min | Drama
Over the course of one day in August 1912, the family of retired actor James Tyrone grapples with the morphine addiction of his wife Mary, the illness of their youngest son Edmund and the ... See full summary »
11. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
PG | 99 min | Drama
An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.
Votes: 81,901 | Gross: $106.59M
12. The Ruling Class (1972)
R | 154 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A member of the House of Lords dies, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son thinks he is Jesus Christ. The other, somewhat more respectable, members of their family plot to steal the estate from him. Murder and mayhem ensue.
14. Picnic (1955)
Approved | 115 min | Drama, Romance
Emotions are ignited amongst the complacent townsfolk when a handsome drifter arrives in a small Kansas community on the morning of the Labour Day picnic.
15. You Can't Take It with You (1938)
Not Rated | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.
16. Sleuth (1972)
PG | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller
A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results.
17. Amadeus (1984)
R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 307,624 | Gross: $51.97M
20. Barefoot in the Park (1967)
G | 106 min | Comedy, Romance
Paul, a conservative young lawyer, marries the vivacious Corie. Their highly passionate relationship descends into comical discord in a five-flight New York City walk-up apartment.
Votes: 13,583 | Gross: $19.99M
23. Julius Caesar (1953)
Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.
25. Our Town (1940)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance
Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. People grow up, get married, live, and die. Milk and the newspaper get delivered every morning, and nobody locks... See full summary »
26. Butterflies Are Free (1972)
PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A blind man moves into his own apartment against the wishes of his overprotective mother, and befriends the freethinking young woman next door.
29. A Chorus of Disapproval (1989)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A man new to a smallish British town joins an amateur theatre company. Once there, he discovers that the drama on stage is quite often nothing compared to what's happening behind the scenes... See full summary »
Votes: 633 | Gross: $0.22M
30. Play It Again, Sam (1972)
PG | 85 min | Comedy, Romance
31. 'Master Harold' ... And the Boys (2010)
PG-13 | 87 min | Drama
This movie is of Hally, an adolescent white South African. He is stuck between his intolerant father's outlook of him and those of his caretaker, Sam. Sam is a black waiter and Hally's ... See full summary »
33. Betrayal (1983)
R | 95 min | Drama, Thriller
Pinter's semi-autobiographical play examining the surprise attraction, shy first steps, gradual flowering, and treasonous deception of a woman's extramarital affair with her husband's best ... See full summary »