Based on Booksby dionnesharp19 | created - 01 May 2012 | updated - 5 months ago | Public
Movies based on books I've either read or want to read.
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1. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1905)
Short, Crime, Drama
The millionaire's child is kidnapped. Sherlock Holmes after many thrilling adventures and narrow escapes rescues the child.
2. Brideshead Revisited (1981)
659 min | Drama, Romance
Two young men meet at Oxford. Charles Ryder, though of no family or money, becomes friends with Sebastian Flyte when Sebastian throws up in his college room through an open window. He then ... See full summary »
5. Call of the Wild (1992 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 97 min | Adventure, Drama
A young boy heads off to the Yukon after hearing tales about the Gold Rush, and he forms an unwavering friendship with a heroic Alsatian dog called Buck.
8. Call of the Wild (1935)
Approved | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Jack Thornton has trouble winning enough at cards for the stake he needs to get to the Alaska gold fields. His luck changes when he pays $250 for Buck, a sled dog that is part wolf to keep ... See full summary »
9. The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon (1997 TV Movie)
PG | 91 min | Adventure
Jack London's classic story from 1903 about Buck, a dog kidnapped from his home in California and taken to the Yukon where he is mistreated until a prospector discovers him and relates to ... See full summary »
11. The Call of the Wild (1908)
16 min | Short, Action
George Redfeather, the hero of this subject, returns from Carlisle, where he not only graduated with high honors, but was also the star of the college football team. At a reception given in... See full summary »
12. A Question of Faith (1979)
97 min | Biography, Drama
The last days of famous Russian author Leo Tolstoy which are paralleled with one of his last stories - The Death of Ivan Ilyich - about a man who is happy with his life until he finds out he's sick and is about to die.
13. Elmer Gantry (1960)
Approved | 146 min | Drama
A fast-talking traveling salesman with a charming, loquacious manner convinces a sincere evangelist that he can be an effective preacher for her cause.
Votes: 8,640 | Gross: $11.34M
17. Ethan Frome (1993)
PG | 99 min | Drama, Romance
A new pastor arrives in a stark Vermont village and is intrigued by crippled, misshapen Ethan Frome living on an isolated, hardscrabble farm with his sickly wife Zeena.
Votes: 1,811 | Gross: $0.30M
18. Passion's Way (1999 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance
Set in early 1900s France, a widow renews a former romantic interest, until it is discovered that he has had a past fling with one of her new employees, a nanny. This sets the two women ... See full summary »
Great Performances (1971– )
Edith Wharton: Looking Back
60 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Noted American author Edith Wharton, in her later years, returns home and reminisces about her life. This was part of a PBS Great Performances trilogy, which also included dramatizations of... See full summary »
20. The Game Is Over (1966)
98 min | Drama
Renee Saccard is a pampered, selfish young wife of a middle-aged Parisian businessman who falls in love with her stepson but is driven to the point of madness when her husband tricks the ... See full summary »
21. Lorna Doone (1922)
Passed | 70 min | Drama, Romance
In 17th-century England, an outlaw clan kidnaps a young girl, who grows up among them. The farm boy who met her just before the kidnapping eventually rescues her, and they fall in love.
23. Lorna Doone (1934)
90 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
High drama, set in the English moorland of the 1600's. John Ridd wants revenge on the criminal Doone family, but falls in love with the daughter of the family, Lorna.
24. Lorna Doone (1951)
88 min | Drama, Romance
Set in 17th century Scotland, a young woman falls in love with a humble villager whose community suffers under the rule of her despotic landowning family.
26. Lorna Doone (1911)
Drama, Romance, Short
Lorna Dugal, the little daughter of an English nobleman, is carried off by her father's enemies, the Doones, when she is five years old. Sire Ensor Doone had been banished from court, and ... See full summary »
30. Lorna Doone (2000 TV Movie)
180 min | Drama, Romance
Against a backdrop of political and religious upheaval, a farmer falls in love with the "queen" of the notorious Doone clan --a family that he has sworn vengeance on.
American Experience (1988– )
A Midwife's Tale
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A docudrama adaptation of Ulrich's Pulitzer-winning book, which was based on thousands of entries in the journal of Martha Ballard, a Maine midwife, in the late 1700's and early 1800's. The... See full summary »
33. Gal Young Un (1979)
105 min | Drama
Gal Young 'Un centers on a spinster woman who lives alone in the woods of north Florida until she is swept off her feet by an opportunistic bootlegger. He marries her for her place and her ... See full summary »
34. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.
37. The Macomber Affair (1947)
Approved | 89 min | Adventure
Robert Wilson leads safaris on the Kenyan savanna. On this occasion, he takes Mr. and Mrs. Macomber out to hunt buffalo. The obnoxious ways of Margaret Macomber make the three of them get ... See full summary »
39. So Big (1953)
Approved | 101 min | Drama, Romance, Western
After the death of her father and the loss of his fortune, Selina takes a job teaching school in the Dutch community of New Holland. She stays with the Pools and teaches young Roelf piano. ... See full summary »
41. The Beautiful and Damned (1922)
70 min | Drama
Gloria, the daughter in a wealthy family, has finally spent most of her father's money. She marries Tony, whose as much of a reckless spendthrift as she is, and they continue indulging ... See full summary »
43. Beryl Markham: A Shadow on the Sun (1988 TV Movie)
192 min | Drama
The singular life of Beryl Markham - renowned aviatrix, author and adventurer - is depicted. Raised by her father in colonial East Africa, Beryl hunted with the Maasai, bred thoroughbred ... See full summary »