Cinema e Literatura

Relação de filmes baseados em obras literárias. List of movies of literary works.
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1.
Lord Jim (1965)
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After being discredited as a coward, a 19th century seaman (Peter O'Toole) lives for only one purpose: to redeem himself. Based on Joseph Conrad's novel written in 1900. (154 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
“ Joseph Conrrad (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
2.
Fellini Satyricon (1969)
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A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome. (128 mins.)
“ Petronius (book) ” - hermanschmitz
 
3.
Tales of Ordinary Madness (1981)
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Poet/lecturer Charles Serking awakens from his alcoholic haze long enough to take a bus back to L.A. and plunge into an orgy of drink and sexual depravity. (101 mins.)
Director: Marco Ferreri
“ Charles Bukowski (book "Erections, Ejaculation, Exhibitions, and General Tales of Ordinary Madness") ” - hermanschmitz
 
4.
Fellini's Casanova (1976)
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Casanova is a libertine, collecting seductions and sexual feats. But he is really interested in someone... (155 mins.)
“ Giacomo Casanova (autobiography "Storia della mia vita") ” - hermanschmitz
 
5.
Barry Lyndon (1975)
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An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England. (184 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ William Makepeace Thackeray (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
6.
Chéri (2009)
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The son of a courtesan retreats into a fantasy world after being forced to end his relationship with the older woman who educated him in the ways of love. (100 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ Colette (novels) ” - hermanschmitz
 
7.
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
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A scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. (119 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ Choderlos de Laclos (novel "Les liaisons dangereuses") ” - hermanschmitz
 
8.
Lost Horizon (1973)
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This retelling of the classic tale of James Hilton's Utopian lost world plays out uneasily amid musical production numbers and Bacharach pop music... (150 mins.)
Director: Charles Jarrott
“ James Hilton (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
9.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
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An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades. (118 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ Hunter S. Thompson (book) ” - hermanschmitz
 
10.
Rebecca (1940)
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A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife. (130 mins.)
“ Daphne Du Maurier (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
11.
Death in Venice (1971)
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In this adaptation of the Thomas Mann novel, avant-garde composer Gustave Aschenbach (loosely based... (130 mins.)
“ Thomas Mann (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
12.
Great Expectations (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor. (118 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ Charles Dickens (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
13.
Crossed Swords (1977)
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A poor boy and the Prince of Wales exchange identities, but events force the pair to experience each other's lives as well. (113 mins.)
“ Mark Twain (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
14.
Giant (1956)
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Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates. (201 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
“ Edna Ferber (based on the novel by) ” - hermanschmitz
 
15.
Les Enfants Terribles (1950)
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In a snowball fight between schoolboys the handsome Dargelos hits the chest of Paul, who drops unconscious to the ground... (105 mins.)
“ Jean Cocteau (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
16.
The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)
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Upon finding a book that relates his grandfather's story, an officer ventures through Spain meeting a wide array of characters, most of whom have a story of their own to tell. (182 mins.)
Director: Wojciech Has
“ Jan Potocki (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
17.
Naked Lunch (1991)
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After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa. (115 mins.)
“ William S. Burroughs (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
18.
The Wanderer (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Rural France, the 1890s. Always in motion, Augustin wanders three times. First, as a youth, while a boarder near Bourges... (115 mins.)
“ Alain-Fournier (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
19.
Cuentos de Borges (1992 TV Series)
Episode: El sur (????)
“ Jorge Luis Borges (short story) ” - hermanschmitz
 
20.
Betty (1992)
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When Betty is caught en flagrante, her bourgeois in-laws and husband force a divorce settlement upon her and bar her from seeing her two daughters... (103 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
“ Georges Simenon (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
21.
The King and the Mockingbird (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A chimney sweep and a shepherdess seek to escape from the clutches of a tyrannical king. (83 mins.)
Director: Paul Grimault
“ Hans Christian Andersen (fairy tale The Sheperdess and the Chimney Sweep) ” - hermanschmitz
 
22.
Le chat (1971)
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Courbevoie (France), 1971. Julien Bouin, a former typographist, and his wife Clemence, who used to perform in a circus... (86 mins.)
“ Georges Simenon (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
23.
La veuve Couderc (1971)
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Her youth has been spent working for a farm family, being raped by father and son, marrying the son who has now left her a happy widow... (92 mins.)
“ Georges Simenon (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
24.
Boquitas pintadas (1974)
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The life and the lovers of a few young women in a provincial town. (120 mins.)
“ Manuel Puig (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
25.
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)
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Sissy Hankshaw is born with enormous thumbs that help her hitchhiking through the US from a young age... (95 mins.)
“ Tom Robbins (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
26.
Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
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A young Jewish American man endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village, that was ultimately razed by the Nazis, with the help of an eccentric local. (106 mins.)
Director: Liev Schreiber
“ Jonathan Safran Foer (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
27.
The Lost Weekend (1945)
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The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four day drinking bout. (101 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ Charles R. Jackson (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
28.
Diva (1981)
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Two tapes, two Parisian mob killers, one corrupt policeman, an opera fan, a teenage thief, and the coolest philosopher ever filmed. All these characters twist their way through an intricate and stylish French language thriller. (117 mins.)
“ Daniel Odier (novel) (as Delacorta) ” - hermanschmitz
 
29.
There Will Be Blood (2007)
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A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business. (158 mins.)
“ Upton Sinclair (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
30.
Germinal (1993)
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In mid-nineteenth-century northern France, a coal mining town's workers are exploited by the mine's owner. One day, they decide to go on strike, and the authorities repress them. (160 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
“ Émile Zola (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
31.
The Big Night (1959)
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Una notte di due balordi, Scintillone e Ruggero, a cui si aggiunge in seguito un terzo, Bellabella, che dopo un furto vengono a loro volta derubati... (95 mins.)
Director: Mauro Bolognini
“ Pier Paolo Pasolini (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
32.
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
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In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before. (128 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ Agatha Christie (novel) uncredited ” - hermanschmitz
 
33.
The Inheritance (1976)
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Quinn plays a retired bakery tycoon, alienated from his two sons and jealously guarding his vast wealth... (124 mins.)
Director: Mauro Bolognini
“ Gaetano Carlo Chelli (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
34.
Galileo (1975)
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This bio-pic is about Galileo, the 17th century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science.... (145 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
“ Bertolt Brecht (play) ” - hermanschmitz
 
35.
The Brothers Karamazov (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Ryevsk, Russia, 1870. Tensions abound in the Karamazov family. Fyodor is a wealthy libertine who holds his purse strings tightly... (145 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
“ Fyodor Dostoevsky (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
36.
Madame Bovary (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In nineteenth-century France, the romantic daughter of a country squire (Emma Rouault) marries a dull country doctor (Charles Bovary)... (143 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
“ Gustave Flaubert (based on the novel by) ” - hermanschmitz
 
37.
The Great Gatsby (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A Midwesterner becomes fascinated with his nouveau riche neighbor, who obsesses over his lost love. (144 mins.)
Director: Jack Clayton
“ F. Scott Fitzgerald (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
38.
Room at the Top (1959)
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An ambitious young accountant schemes to wed a wealthy factory owner's daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman. (117 mins.)
Director: Jack Clayton
“ John Braine (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
39.
Disclosure (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life. (128 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ Michael Crichton (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
40.
The Twelve Chairs (1970)
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In 1920s Soviet Russia, a fallen aristocrat, a priest and a con artist search for a treasure of jewels hidden inside one of twelve dining chairs, lost during the revolution. (94 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
“ Ilya Ilf (novel "Dvenadtsat stulyev") (as Ilf) and
Yevgeni Petrov (novel "Dvenadtsat stulyev") (as Petrov) ” - hermanschmitz
 
41.
The Old Man Who Read Love Stories (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A man is forced to confront a dangerous female jaguar and his own past through the sacrificial killing of the beast he has grown to love. (115 mins.)
Director: Rolf de Heer
“ Luis Sepúlveda novel ” - hermanschmitz
 
42.
Murder by Decree (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Sherlock Holmes investigates the murders commited by Jack the Ripper and discovers a conspiracy to protect the killer. (124 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
“ Arthur Conan Doyle characters
Elwyn Jones co-author (book "The Ripper File")
John Lloyd co-author (book "The Ripper File") ” - hermanschmitz
 
43.
The Three Musketeers (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young swordsman comes to Paris and faces villains, romance, adventure and intrigue with three Musketeer friends. (106 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
“ Alexandre Dumas père (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
44.
The Fixer (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In Czarist Russia, around 1911, a Russian-Jewish handyman, Yakov Bok, is wrongly imprisoned for a most unlikely crime. (132 mins.)
“ Bernard Malamud (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
45.
Adaptation. (2002)
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A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt "The Orchid Thief" by Susan Orlean for the screen. (114 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
“ Susan Orlean (book) ” - hermanschmitz
 
46.
Rare Birds (2001)
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A down-and-out restaurateur and his neighbor hatch a plan to lure luminaries to their small Newfoundland town. (99 mins.)
“ Edward Riche (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
47.
Babette's Feast (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In a remote 19th Danish century village two sisters lead a rigid life centered around their father, the local minister... (102 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Axel
“ Karen Blixen (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
48.
Cabeza de Vaca (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A handful of survivors from a disastrous 1528 Spanish expedition to Florida journey across the coast until they reach Mexico. (112 mins.)
“ Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca (novel), na verdade é uma autobiografia. ” - hermanschmitz
 
49.
Walk on the Wild Side (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
At the Doll House, a 1930's New Orleans bordello, Hallie is the main attraction both for clients and for Jo... (114 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
“ Nelson Algren (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
50.
Despair (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Germany in the early 1930s. Against the backdrop of the Nazis' rise, Hermann Hermann, a Russian émigré and chocolate magnate... (119 mins.)
“ Vladimir Nabokov (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
51.
Warlock (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A famous gunman becomes the marshal of Warlock to end a gang's rampages, but is met with some opposition by a former gang member turned deputy sheriff who wants to follow only legal methods. (122 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
“ Oakley Hall (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
52.
Querelle (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
French sailor Querelle arrives in Brest and starts frequenting a strange whorehouse. He discovers that... (108 mins.)
“ Jean Genet (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
53.
Le banquet (1989 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
At house of Agathon get together many intellectuals and philosophers, including Socrates, to discuss the theme of love and sex: each of them intervenes to support its argument dialogical rules, within the context symposial. (78 mins.)
Director: Marco Ferreri
“ Plato philosophical dialogue (as Platon) ” - hermanschmitz
 
54.
Tamara Drewe (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A young newspaper writer returns to her hometown in the English countryside, where her childhood home is being prepped for sale. (107 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ Posy Simmonds (graphic novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
55.
The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A suddenly unemployed ex-executive suffers a nervous breakdown. (98 mins.)
Director: Melvin Frank
“ Neil Simon (play) ” - hermanschmitz
 
56.
Welcome to Woop Woop (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A con artist escapes a deal gone wrong in New York and winds up in the Aussie outback in a strange town... (97 mins.)
Director: Stephan Elliott
“ Douglas Kennedy (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
57.
So Well Remembered (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
On the day that World War II ends in Europe, Mayor George Boswell recalls events of the previous 25 years in his home town of Browdley... (114 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
“ James Hilton (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
58.
A Touch of Class (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Romantic comedy about a pair of clandestine lovers in a London-Spain tryst. (106 mins.)
Director: Melvin Frank
“ Marvin Frank story "She Loves Me, She Told Me So Last Night" ” - hermanschmitz
 
59.
Tideland (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination. (120 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ Mitch Cullin (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
60.
The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young officer, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friends," escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge. (119 mins.)
Director: David Greene
“ Alexandre Dumas père (novel "Le Comte de Monte-Cristo") (as Alexandre Dumas) ” - hermanschmitz
 
61.
Breakheart Pass (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
John Deakin is being transported, as a prisoner, on a train with supplies and medicine to Fort Humboldt, Nevada. (95 mins.)
Director: Tom Gries
“ Alistair MacLean (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
62.
The Hawaiians (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The intertwined lives of two kindred souls with ambition begins when Captain Whip Hoxworth discovers... (134 mins.)
Director: Tom Gries
“ James Michener (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
63.
Four Men and a Prayer (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The sons of a disgraced British officer try to clear his name. (85 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ David Garth (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
64.
Funeral in Berlin (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A British agent is sent to Berlin to receive a Communist defector, but the true situation turns out to be rather more complicated. (102 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
“ Len Deighton (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
65.
The Lacemaker (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Beatrice is a very reserved and quiet young woman. Her friend Marylene is left by her lover and brings... (107 mins.)
Director: Claude Goretta
“ Pascal Lainé novel "La Dentelliere" ” - hermanschmitz
 
66.
The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A melancholy poet reflects on three women he loved and lost in the past: a mechanical performing doll, a Venetian courtesan, and the consumptive daughter of a celebrated composer. (138 mins.)
“ E.T.A. Hoffmann (stories) uncredited; incrível... ” - hermanschmitz
 
67.
The Human Factor (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
When a leak of information in the African Section of British Intelligence is discovered security man Daintry is brought in to investigate. (115 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
“ Graham Greene (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
68.
Carrington (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The platonic relationship between artist Dora Carrington and writer Lytton Strachey in the early 20th century. (121 mins.)
“ Michael Holroyd (book) ” - hermanschmitz
 
69.
Treasure Island (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The treasure seeking adventures of young Jim Hawkins and pirate captain Long John Silver. (96 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
“ Robert Louis Stevenson (story) ” - hermanschmitz
 
70.
The Woman in White (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A young painter stumbles upon an assortment of odd characters at an English estate where he has been... (109 mins.)
Director: Peter Godfrey
“ Wilkie Collins (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
71.
Madame Bovary (2000 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young woman in her late teens, a reader of novels and with high hopes of romance and passion, marries a widowed country doctor... (180 mins.)
Director: Tim Fywell
“ Gustave Flaubert (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
72.
I Capture the Castle (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A love story set in 1930s England that follows 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain, and the fortunes of her eccentric family, struggling to survive in a decaying English castle. (113 mins.)
Director: Tim Fywell
“ Dodie Smith (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
73.
Hamlet (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge. (135 mins.)
“ William Shakespeare (play) ” - hermanschmitz
 
74.
La travestie (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Director: Yves Boisset
“ Alain Roger novel ” - hermanschmitz
 
75.
The Man on the Eiffel Tower (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
In Paris, a down and out medical student Johann Radek (Franchot Tone) is paid by Bill Kirby (Robert Hutton) to murder his wealthy aunt... (97 mins.)
“ Georges Simenon (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
76.
Angels and Insects (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In the 1800s a naturalist marries into a family of British country gentry. (116 mins.)
Director: Philip Haas
“ A.S. Byatt (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
77.
The Woman in White (1997 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Based upon Wilkie Collins Victorian mystery, the gothic tale tells of a pair of half sisters whose lives... (125 mins.)
Director: Tim Fywell
“ Wilkie Collins (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
78.
Basil (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A lonely young aristocrat in turn-of the century England stuggles to meet the approval of his over-bearing, class-conscious father while trying to please the selfish woman he loves. (113 mins.)
Director: Radha Bharadwaj
“ Wilkie Collins (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
79.
Becoming Jane (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman. (120 mins.)
Director: Julian Jarrold
“ Jane Austen (letters) ” - hermanschmitz
 
80.
The Music of Chance (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Two men face the consequences of gambling after playing with men beyond their league. (98 mins.)
Director: Philip Haas
“ Paul Auster (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
81.
Wuthering Heights (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Doomed lovers Catherine and Heathcliff are torn apart by their own selfishness and hate. (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Fuest
“ Emily Brontë (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
82.
The Conformist (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident. (111 mins.)
“ Alberto Moravia (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
83.
Up at the Villa (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Superficial people are revealed and drastically changed by circumstance or luck in this a tale of death... (115 mins.)
Director: Philip Haas
“ W. Somerset Maugham (book) ” - hermanschmitz
 
84.
Hamlet (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing. (242 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
“ William Shakespeare (play) ” - hermanschmitz
 
85.
The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The Four Musketeers defend the queen and her dressmaker from Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter. (108 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
“ Alexandre Dumas père (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
86.
Coraline (2009)
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An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets. (100 mins.)
Director: Henry Selick
“ Neil Gaiman (book) ” - hermanschmitz
 
87.
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
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The biographical story of Michelangelo's troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel at the urging of Pope Julius II. (138 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
“ Irving Stone (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
88.
Restoration (1995)
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The exiled royal physician to King Charles II devotes himself to helping Londoners suffering from the plague, and in the process falls in love with an equally poor woman. (117 mins.)
Director: Michael Hoffman
“ Rose Tremain (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
89.
The Other Side of Midnight (1977)
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A Greek tycoon's mistress tries to track down and find her ex-World War II lover. (165 mins.)
Director: Charles Jarrott
“ Sidney Sheldon (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
90.
The Winslow Boy (1999)
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Early 20th century England: while toasting his daughter Catherine's engagement, Arthur Winslow learns... (104 mins.)
Director: David Mamet
“ Terence Rattigan (play) ” - hermanschmitz
 
91.
Ordeal by Innocence (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Dr Calgary returns home from an expedition and goes looking for a hitchhiker whom he gave a lift to two years previously in order to return the man's address book. He discovers the man has been executed for his mother's murder. (90 mins.)
Director: Desmond Davis
“ Agatha Christie (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
92.
The Accidental Tourist (1988)
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An emotionally distant writer of travel guides must carry on with his life after his son is killed and his marriage crumbles. (121 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
“ Anne Tyler (book) ” - hermanschmitz
 
93.
The Butcher Boy (1997)
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Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent... (110 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
“ Pat McCabe (novel) (as Patrick McCabe) ” - hermanschmitz
 
94.
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
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A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friend," escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge. (131 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
“ Alexandre Dumas père (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
95.
The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)
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After greedy men have Edmound Dantes unjustly imprisoned for 20 years for innocently delivering a letter entrusted to him, he escapes to get his revenge on them. (113 mins.)
Director: Rowland V. Lee
“ Alexandre Dumas père (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
96.
The Singer Not the Song (1961)
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In a small Mexican town, a Catholic priest and a local bandit clash, but the brave priest ultimately wins the outlaw's respect. (132 mins.)
Director: Roy Baker
“ Audrey Erskine-Lindop (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
97.
Henry & June (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
In 1931 Paris, Anais Nin meets Henry Miller and his wife June. Intrigued by them both, she begins expanding... (136 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
“ Anaïs Nin (book) ” - hermanschmitz
 
98.
Gigi (1958)
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Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long. (115 mins.)
“ Colette (novel) ” - hermanschmitz
 
99.
O. Henry's Full House (1952)
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John Steinbeck introduces a quintet of five of O. Henry's most celebrated stories from his New York Period (1902-1910) in this anthology film. (117 mins.)
“ O. Henry (short stories: "The Clarion Call", "The Ransom of Red Chief",
"The Gift of the Magi"), "The Cop and the Anthem", "The Last Leaf". ” - hermanschmitz
 
100.
A Passage to India (1984)
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Cultural mistrust and false accusations doom a friendship in British colonial India between an Indian doctor, an Englishwoman engaged to marry a city magistrate, and an English educator. (164 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ E.M. Forster (based on the novel by) ” - hermanschmitz