Movies based on books. aka : In my day, movies were called books!

by Mike_Noga | created - 25 Oct 2012 | updated - 8 months ago | Public

Here's a list of films based on books, as well as plays, myths and even poems and songs.

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1. Let the Right One In (2008)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

7.9
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82 Metascore

Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.

Director: Tomas Alfredson | Stars: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl

Votes: 185,959 | Gross: $2.12M

This film is based on the 2004 novel of the same title by John Ajvide Lindqvist, who also wrote the screenplay,

2. Hopscotch (1980)

R | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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Grounded with a desk job by incompetent superiors, a clever CIA agent retires and writes a tell all memoir that will embarrass his bosses, prompting him to go on the run and elude them.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Sam Waterston, Ned Beatty

Votes: 5,459

The novel was also called Hopscotch and was written by Brian Garfield.

3. 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)

Not Rated | 100 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Western

7.3
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A mysterious circus comes to a western town bearing wonders and characters that entertain the inhabitants and teach valuable lessons.

Director: George Pal | Stars: Tony Randall, Barbara Eden, Arthur O'Connell, John Ericson

Votes: 3,779

This movie was based on a book called The Circus of Dr. Lao by Charles Finney

4. Pollock (2000)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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77 Metascore

A film about the life and career of the American painter, Jackson Pollock.

Director: Ed Harris | Stars: Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden, Robert Knott, Molly Regan

Votes: 24,457 | Gross: $8.60M

This movie was based on the book Jackson Pollock: An American Saga by Steven Naifeh & Gregory White Smith

5. Lady Sings the Blues (1972)

R | 144 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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The story of the troubled life and career of the legendary Jazz singer, Billie Holiday.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, James T. Callahan

Votes: 3,102 | Gross: $9.60M

This movie was based on the book Lady Sings the Blues written by Billie Holiday with William Dufty

6. The Sand Pebbles (1966)

Approved | 182 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.7
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In 1926, an US naval engineer gets assigned to a gunboat on a rescue mission in war-torn China.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Candice Bergen, Richard Crenna

Votes: 11,209

This movie was based on the novel The Sand Pebbles written by Richard McKenna

7. To Hell and Back (1955)

Approved | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.4
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The true WWII story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in U.S. history. Based on the autobiography of Audie Murphy who stars as himself in the film.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Jack Kelly

Votes: 4,098

This movie was based on the book To Hell and Back by Audie Murphy.

8. Patton (1970)

GP | 172 min | Biography, Drama, War

8.0
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91 Metascore

The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young, Michael Strong

Votes: 83,032 | Gross: $61.70M

This film was based on the book Patton: Ordeal and Triumph by Ladislas Farago.

9. Mrs. Miniver (1942)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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A British family struggles to survive the first months of World War II.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright, May Whitty

Votes: 12,890 | Gross: $13.50M

This film was based on the book Mrs. Miniver written by Jan Struther

10. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Not Rated | 170 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.1
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Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Fredric March, Teresa Wright

Votes: 45,564 | Gross: $23.65M

This movie was based on the novella Glory for Me written by MacKinlay Kantor

11. The Puppet Masters (1994)

R | 109 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.9
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The Earth is invaded by stingray-shaped alien "slugs" that ride on people's backs and control their minds.

Director: Stuart Orme | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Eric Thal, Julie Warner, Keith David

Votes: 7,385 | Gross: $8.64M

This movie is based on a book by the same name written by Robert Heinlein.

12. What Dreams May Come (1998)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.0
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44 Metascore

After he dies in a car crash, a man searches heaven and hell for his beloved wife.

Director: Vincent Ward | Stars: Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra, Max von Sydow

Votes: 89,922 | Gross: $55.49M

This movie is based on a book by the same name by Richard Matheson.

13. My Ambition (2006)

8 min | Short, Horror

7.1
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Jules Walters' unhealthy obsession with vampires leads to his dismissal from school. But when he steals a bat from the local zoo, his obsession may lead to his demise.

Director: Keith Dinielli | Stars: Johnny Simmons, Bernard Zilinskas, Brooke Morgan, Jonas Barnes

Votes: 15

This short film is based on the Richard Matheson short story Blood Son.

14. The Bostonians (1984)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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59 Metascore

A Boston feminist and a conservative Southern lawyer contend for the heart and mind of a beautiful and bright girl unsure of her future.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Tandy, Madeleine Potter

Votes: 1,544 | Gross: $1.01M

The Bostonians is a film based on Henry James's novel of the same name.

15. Presence of Mind (1999)

TV-G | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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Henry James' classic tale of terror, "The Turn of the Screw" receives yet another screen adaptation in this thriller shot in Spain. A young woman (Sadie Frost) is hired to serve as a ... See full summary »

Director: Antoni Aloy | Stars: Sadie Frost, Lauren Bacall, Ella Jones, Nilo Zimmerman

Votes: 453

The film is based on the story The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.

16. The Innocents (1961)

Not Rated | 100 min | Horror

7.9
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A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave

Votes: 21,673

The film is based on the story The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.

17. Out of Sight (1998)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.0
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85 Metascore

A career bank robber breaks out of jail, and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a U.S. Marshal he has kidnapped.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames, Steve Zahn

Votes: 75,955 | Gross: $37.56M

Out of Sight is a film based on the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard

18. The Reivers (1969)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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In turn-of-the-century Mississippi, an 11-year-old boy comes of age as two mischievous adult friends talk him into sneaking the family car out for a trip to Memphis and a series of adventures.

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Steve McQueen, Sharon Farrell, Ruth White, Michael Constantine

Votes: 2,348

The Reivers is a 1969 film based on the William Faulkner novel of the same name.

19. The Osterman Weekend (1983)

R | 103 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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During the Cold War, a controversial TV journalist is asked by the CIA to persuade certain acquaintances, who are Soviet agents of the Omega network, to defect.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Rutger Hauer, John Hurt, Craig T. Nelson, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 6,898 | Gross: $6.49M

The Osterman Weekend is a 1983 suspense thriller based on the novel of the same name by Robert Ludlum

20. Cannery Row (1982)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

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Monterey, California in the 1940's. Cannery Row - the section of town where the now closed fish canneries are located - is inhabited primarily by the down and out, although many would not ... See full summary »

Director: David S. Ward | Stars: Nick Nolte, Debra Winger, Audra Lindley, Frank McRae

Votes: 2,946 | Gross: $5.30M

The movie is adapted from John Steinbeck's novels Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday.

21. Breaker Morant (1980)

PG | 107 min | Drama, History, War

7.9
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Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown

Votes: 10,732 | Gross: $7.14M

This movie is based on the1978 play Breaker Morant: A Play in Two Acts. written by Kenneth G. Ross

22. Schindler's List (1993)

R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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93 Metascore

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

Votes: 979,250 | Gross: $96.07M

This film is based on the novel Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally, an Australian novelist

23. Mao's Last Dancer (2009)

PG | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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55 Metascore

A drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Chi Cao, Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan, Penne Hackforth-Jones

Votes: 6,609 | Gross: $4.81M

This film is based on ballet dancer Li Cunxin's autobiography Mao's Last Dancer

24. The Clairvoyant (1935)

TV-G | 81 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.7
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A fake music-hall clairvoyant meets a woman, and suddenly his predictions seem to come true ...

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Claude Rains, Fay Wray, Mary Clare, Ben Field

Votes: 799

This movie is based on the novel of the same name by Ernst Lothar.

25. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

R | 159 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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68 Metascore

A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Todd Field, Sydney Pollack

Votes: 251,280 | Gross: $55.69M

Eyes Wide Shut is based upon Arthur Schnitzler's 1926 novella Dream Story

26. Monsieur Hire (1989)

PG-13 | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A recluse is accused of murdering a young woman simply because his neighbors think he is strange.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Michel Blanc, Sandrine Bonnaire, Luc Thuillier, André Wilms

Votes: 5,008 | Gross: $1.42M

The film is based on Belgian-born French writer Georges Simenon's novel of the same name.

27. The Handmaid's Tale (1990)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

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In a dystopicly polluted right wing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway, Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth McGovern

Votes: 6,500 | Gross: $4.96M

The Handmaid's Tale is a 1990 film adaptation of the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name.

28. The Trial (1962)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Arnoldo Foà, Jess Hahn, Billy Kearns

Votes: 15,517

The Trial is a 1962 film directed by Orson Welles, who also wrote the screenplay based on the novel of the same name by Franz Kafka

29. Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1986)

PG | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.4
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Allan Quatermain once again teams up with Jesse Huston where the discovery of a mysterious old gold piece sends Quatermain looking for his long-lost brother, missing in the wilds of Africa after seeking a lost white race.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone, James Earl Jones, Henry Silva

Votes: 7,586 | Gross: $3.75M

This movie is loosely based on the novel Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard.

30. She (I) (1965)

Unrated | 106 min | Adventure, Fantasy

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An Edwardian archaeologist and two companions stumble upon a lost city in East Africa, run by a beautiful queen whose love holds the promise of immortality.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Ursula Andress, Peter Cushing, Bernard Cribbins, John Richardson

Votes: 2,391

She is a 1965 film made by Hammer Film Productions, based on the novel by H. Rider Haggard

31. King Solomon's Mines (1950)

Passed | 103 min | Adventure, Romance, Action

6.9
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Adventurer Allan Quartermain leads an expedition into uncharted African territory in an attempt to locate an explorer who went missing during his search for the fabled diamond mines of King Solomon.

Directors: Compton Bennett, Andrew Marton | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger, Richard Carlson, Hugo Haas

Votes: 4,779

King Solomon's Mines is a film loosely based on the 1885 novel King Solomon's Mines by Henry Rider Haggard.

32. Quo Vadis (1951)

Approved | 171 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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A fierce Roman commander becomes infatuated with a beautiful Christian hostage and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emperor Nero.

Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 11,068 | Gross: $24.29M

This film was adapted from Henryk Sienkiewicz's classic 1896 novel Quo Vadis

33. The Man Who Laughs (1928)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

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When a proud noble refuses to kiss the hand of the despotic King James in 1690, he is cruelly executed and his son surgically disfigured.

Director: Paul Leni | Stars: Mary Philbin, Conrad Veidt, Julius Molnar, Olga Baclanova

Votes: 4,236

The film is an adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel of the same name.

34. Sea Devils (1953)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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Gilliat,a fisherman/smuggler is in jail, and is offered a pardon, if he undertakes a mission to sail to France to rescue Douchette, an English agent, whose cover has been blown,and who has now been jailed. Gilliat accepts the challenge.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Rock Hudson, Maxwell Reed, Denis O'Dea

Votes: 405

The story was adapted from the novel Toilers of the Sea (published in 1866), by Victor Hugo

35. The Marquise of O (1976)

PG | 102 min | Drama, History

7.3
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85 Metascore

A German Marquise has to deal with a pregnancy she cannot explain and an infatuated Russian Count.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Edith Clever, Bruno Ganz, Edda Seippel, Peter Lühr

Votes: 1,764 | Gross: $0.00M

The film was inspired by Heinrich von Kleist's 1808 novel Die Marquise von O.

36. Dracula (1992)

R | 128 min | Horror

7.5
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57 Metascore

The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves

Votes: 159,016 | Gross: $82.52M

This movie and pretty much any movie with the name Dracula in it, is based at least in part on Bram Stoker's novel Dracula.

37. The Lair of the White Worm (1988)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

5.9
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When an archeologist uncovers a strange skull in foreign land, the residents of a nearby town begin to disappear, leading to further unexplainable occurrences.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Amanda Donohoe, Hugh Grant, Catherine Oxenberg, Peter Capaldi

Votes: 8,115 | Gross: $1.19M

The Lair of the White Worm is a 1988 English horror film based loosely on the Bram Stoker novel of the same name and drawing upon the English legend of the Lambton Worm

38. Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971)

PG | 94 min | Horror

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An archaeological expedition brings back to London the coffin of an Egyptian queen known for her magical powers. Her spirit returns in the form of a young girl and strange things start to happen.

Directors: Seth Holt, Michael Carreras | Stars: Andrew Keir, Valerie Leon, James Villiers, Hugh Burden

Votes: 2,193

This movie was adapted from Bram Stoker's novel The Jewel of Seven Stars

39. We Still Kill the Old Way (1967)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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A leftist professor wants the truth about two men killed during a hunting party; but the mafia, the Church and corrupt politicians don't want him to learn it.

Director: Elio Petri | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Irene Papas, Gabriele Ferzetti, Laura Nucci

Votes: 883

It is based on the novel To Each His Own by Leonardo Sciascia.

40. The Inspector General (1949)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

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A town's corrupt officials think a fool is actually an investigator in disguise.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Danny Kaye, Walter Slezak, Barbara Bates, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 2,597

The film is loosely based on Nikolai Gogol's play The Inspector General. The plot is re-located from the Russian Empire into an unspecified corrupted region of a country that suddenly finds itself under the supervision of the First French Empire.

41. Viy (1967)

77 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of witch in a small old wooden church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.

Directors: Konstantin Ershov, Georgiy Kropachyov | Stars: Leonid Kuravlyov, Natalya Varley, Aleksey Glazyrin, Nikolay Kutuzov

Votes: 4,030

This Russian horror film is based on the Nikolai Gogol story of the same name.

42. The Witches (1990)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

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A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Rowan Atkinson

Votes: 28,013 | Gross: $10.36M

The Witches is a 1990 comedy horror drama film based of the book of the same name by Norwegian-British author Roald Dahl.

43. James and the Giant Peach (1996)

PG | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

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An orphan, who lives with his two cruel aunts, befriends anthropomorphic bugs who live inside a giant peach, and they embark on a journey to New York City.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Paul Terry, Joanna Lumley, Pete Postlethwaite, Simon Callow

Votes: 53,233 | Gross: $28.93M

James and the Giant Peach is based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Roald Dahl.

44. Babette's Feast (1987)

G | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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During the late 19th century, a strict religious community in a Danish village takes in a French refugee from the Franco-Prussian War as a servant to the late pastor's daughters.

Director: Gabriel Axel | Stars: Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel, Jarl Kulle

Votes: 15,145 | Gross: $4.40M

The film's screenplay was written by Axel based on the story by Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen), who also wrote the story which inspired the 1985 Academy Award winning film Out of Africa.

45. Teen Kanya (1961)

Passed | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Based on popular Indian stories of great writer Rabindra Nath Tagore, these short films reveal definitive moments in the lives of three young girls.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Anil Chatterjee, Chandana Banerjee, Aparna Sen, Sita Mukherjee

Votes: 1,031 | Gross: $0.08M

This movie is based upon short stories by Rabindranath Tagore.

46. Party Monster (2003)

R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.3
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36 Metascore

Based on the true story of Michael Alig, a Club Kid party organizer whose life was sent spiraling down when he bragged on television about killing his drug dealer and roommate.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Wilson Cruz, Seth Green, Diana Scarwid

Votes: 13,455 | Gross: $0.73M

This film is based on Disco Bloodbath, the memoir of James St. James

47. Apollo 13 (I) (1995)

PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.6
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77 Metascore

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise

Votes: 228,525 | Gross: $173.84M

This film is an adaptation of the book Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by astronaut Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger.

48. The Right Stuff (1983)

PG | 193 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

Votes: 49,018 | Gross: $21.50M

The Right Stuff is a 1983 American film adapted from Tom Wolfe's 1979 book of the same name.

49. Kill the Irishman (2011)

R | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.1
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50 Metascore

The true story of Danny Greene, a tough Irish thug working for mobsters in Cleveland during the 1970's.

Director: Jonathan Hensleigh | Stars: Ray Stevenson, Christopher Walken, Vincent D'Onofrio, Val Kilmer

Votes: 38,163 | Gross: $1.19M

The film is adapted from the book To Kill the Irishman: The War That Crippled the Mafia by Rick Porrello.

50. A Civil Action (1998)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama

6.5
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68 Metascore

The families of children who died, sue two companies for dumping toxic waste: a tort so expensive to prove, the case could bankrupt their lawyers.

Director: Steven Zaillian | Stars: John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kathleen Quinlan, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 24,639 | Gross: $56.70M

This movie is based on the book of the same name by Jonathan Harr. Both the book and the film are based on a true story of a court case about environmental pollution that took place in Woburn, Massachusetts in the 1980s.

51. Never Cry Wolf (1983)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama

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A government researcher, sent to research the "menace" of wolves in the north, learns about the true beneficial and positive nature of the species.

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Charles Martin Smith, Brian Dennehy, Zachary Ittimangnaq, Samson Jorah

Votes: 6,687 | Gross: $29.60M

The film is an adaption of Farley Mowat's 1963 autobiography of the same name.

52. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

7.5
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69 Metascore

Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Alison Pill

Votes: 308,352 | Gross: $31.49M

This film is based on the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley.

53. Persepolis (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

8.1
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90 Metascore

A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.

Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands, Danielle Darrieux

Votes: 77,037 | Gross: $4.44M

Persepolis is a 2007 French animated film based on Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical graphic novel of the same name.

54. Out of Africa (1985)

PG | 161 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michael Kitchen

Votes: 58,740 | Gross: $87.10M

The film is based loosely on the autobiographical book Out of Africa written by Isak Dinesen (the pseudonym of Danish author Karen Blixen),

55. The Princess Bride (1987)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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77 Metascore

While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon

Votes: 327,568 | Gross: $30.86M

The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy adventure film based on the 1973 novel of the same name by William Goldman.

56. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma, Kappei Yamaguchi

Votes: 88,078

Kiki's Delivery Service is loosely based on Eiko Kadono's novel of the same name, which is the first in a series published by *beep* Shoten in 1985.

57. Big Fish (2003)

PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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58 Metascore

A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange

Votes: 373,673 | Gross: $66.26M

Big Fish is an American fantasy adventure film based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Daniel Wallace.

58. Stardust (2007)

PG-13 | 127 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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66 Metascore

In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Sienna Miller, Ian McKellen

Votes: 227,222 | Gross: $38.63M

The film is based on Neil Gaiman's novel of the same name.

59. Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

PG-13 | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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72 Metascore

A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.

Director: Peter Webber | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 64,831 | Gross: $11.63M

The screenplay was adapted by screenwriter Olivia Hetreed based on the novel of the same name by Tracy Chevalier

60. The African Queen (1951)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.9
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91 Metascore

In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull

Votes: 62,748 | Gross: $0.54M

The African Queen is adapted from the 1935 novel of the same name by C. S. Forester.

61. Cash McCall (1960)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Cash McCall is a young and slick business man who buys failing businesses and resells them. Grant Austen's Plastics is even more of a prize to Cash, for Cash is also making a bid for ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: James Garner, Natalie Wood, Nina Foch, Dean Jagger

Votes: 910

Cash McCall is based upon the novel of the same name by Cameron Hawley

62. My Man Godfrey (1936)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler...but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick

Votes: 17,085

The screenplay was written by Morrie Ryskind, with uncredited contributions by Gregory La Cava, based on "1101 Park Avenue", a short story by Eric Hatch.

63. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama

7.8
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73 Metascore

After his father's death, Gilbert has to care for his mentally disabled brother, Arnie, and his morbidly obese mother, which is suddenly challenged when love walks into his life.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 186,037 | Gross: $9.17M

What's Eating Gilbert Grape is a 1993 drama film adapted by Peter Hedges from his 1991 novel of the same name.

64. The Fury (1978)

R | 118 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.4
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A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue when a sinister official kidnaps him to harbor his extremely powerful psychic abilities.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Kirk Douglas, John Cassavetes, Carrie Snodgress, Charles Durning

Votes: 10,956

The film was written by John Farris based on his novel of the same name

65. Night of the Lepus (1972)

PG | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.0
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Giant mutant rabbits terrorize the south-west.

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh, Rory Calhoun, DeForest Kelley

Votes: 3,450

Night of the Lepus, also known as Rabbits, is a science fiction horror film based on the 1964 novel The Year of the Angry Rabbit

66. Monkey Shines (1988)

R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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71 Metascore

A quadriplegic man has a trained monkey help him with his paralysis, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Jason Beghe, John Pankow, Kate McNeil, Joyce Van Patten

Votes: 8,807 | Gross: $5.34M

the film is based on a novel with the same title authored by Michael Stewart.

67. Wolfen (1981)

R | 115 min | Horror, Thriller

6.3
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64 Metascore

A New York cop investigates a series of brutal deaths that resemble animal attacks.

Director: Michael Wadleigh | Stars: Albert Finney, Diane Venora, Edward James Olmos, Gregory Hines

Votes: 7,449 | Gross: $10.63M

This movie is an adaptation of Whitley Strieber's 1978 novel The Wolfen.

68. 3 Godfathers (1948)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Western

7.2
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When 3 outlaws on the run find a dying woman and her newborn baby in the desert they vow to save the child.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Pedro Armendáriz, Harry Carey Jr., Ward Bond

Votes: 6,793

The screenplay, written by Frank S. Nugent and Laurence Stallings, is based on the novelette of the same name written by Peter B. Kyne

69. Lonely Are the Brave (1962)

Approved | 107 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau, Michael Kane

Votes: 6,634

Lonely are the Brave is a 1962 film adaptation of the Edward Abbey novel The Brave Cowboy.

70. Destry Rides Again (1939)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Western

7.7
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When a tough western town needs taming, the mild-mannered son of a hard-nosed sheriff gets the job.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, Mischa Auer, Charles Winninger

Votes: 8,503

This western was based on a novel of the same name written by Max Brand.

71. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

PG | 135 min | Western

7.9
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69 Metascore

A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Chief Dan George, Bill McKinney

Votes: 55,447 | Gross: $31.80M

The film was adapted by Sonia Chernus and Philip Kaufman from author Forrest Carter's 1973 novel The Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales (republished, as shown in the movie's opening credits, as Gone to Texas).

72. A Man Called Horse (1970)

M | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

6.9
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In 1825, an English aristocrat is captured by Native Americans. He lives with them and begins to understand their way of life. Eventually, he is accepted as part of the tribe and aspires to become their leader.

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Richard Harris, Judith Anderson, Jean Gascon, Manu Tupou

Votes: 7,104

The film is based on a short story, "A Man Called Horse", published in 1968 in the book Indian Country by Dorothy M. Johnson.

73. Tenshi no tamago (2006)

114 min | Drama

6.5
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Natsuki is a school teacher who meets her ex-boy friend from high school. The man had wanted to become an illustrator and even passed the art school examination, but having lost the passion... See full summary »

Director: Shin Togashi | Stars: Hayato Ichihara, Manami Konishi, Erika Sawajiri, Tomokazu Miura

Votes: 149

The Angel's Egg (天使の卵, Tenshi no Tamago?) is a 2006 Japanese film directed by Shin Togashi and based on a novel by Yuka Murayama

74. About a Boy (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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75 Metascore

A cynical, immature young man is taught how to act like a grown-up by a little boy.

Directors: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz | Stars: Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Sharon Small

Votes: 152,741 | Gross: $41.39M

This movie is based on the novel of the same name by Nick Hornby.

75. The Aviator (1985)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Drama

5.5
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A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Rosanna Arquette, Jack Warden, Sam Wanamaker

Votes: 880 | Gross: $1.30M

The story of the film was adapted by Marc Norman from the book The Aviator written by Ernest K. Gann.

76. The Andromeda Strain (1971)

G | 131 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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60 Metascore

A group of scientists investigate a deadly new alien virus before it can spread.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: James Olson, Arthur Hill, David Wayne, Kate Reid

Votes: 28,326

The Andromeda Strain is a 1971 American science-fiction film, based on the novel published in 1969 by Michael Crichton.

77. The Arizona Raiders (1936)

Approved | 57 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

5.5
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After saving himself from hanging, Laramie Nelson saves Tracks Williams from the same fate. They then travel to Lindsay's ranch where they get jobs. There they run into Adams who they learn is planning to rustle Lindsay's horses.

Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Raymond Hatton, Marsha Hunt, Betty Jane Rhodes

Votes: 33

This film is based on a Zane Grey novel.

78. Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.5
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75 Metascore

A mother and daughter find their lives adversely affected when a new man enters the picture. Will their family ever be what they expect?

Director: Anjelica Huston | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ron Eldard, Glenne Headly, Lyle Lovett

Votes: 3,684

Bastard Out of Carolina is a film based on a novel by Dorothy Allison and adapted for the screen by Anne Meredith

79. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Not Rated | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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A major heist goes off as planned, until bad luck and double crosses cause everything to unravel.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore

Votes: 19,725

The caper film is based on the novel of the same name by W. R. Burnett

80. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

R | 105 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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42 Metascore

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov | Stars: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie

Votes: 136,672 | Gross: $37.52M

The novel's author, Seth Grahame-Smith, wrote the adapted screenplay.

81. The Age of Innocence (1993)

PG | 139 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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83 Metascore

A tale of nineteenth-century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, Linda Faye Farkas

Votes: 39,958 | Gross: $32.20M

The Age of Innocence is a 1993 American film adaptation of Edith Wharton's 1920 novel of the same name.

82. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 147 min | Drama, War

8.5
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94 Metascore

During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 500,996 | Gross: $83.47M

The screenplay by John Milius and Coppola came from Milius's idea of adapting Joseph Conrad's novella Heart of Darkness into the Vietnam War era. It also draws from Michael Herr's Dispatches,[2] the film version of Conrad's Lord Jim[citation needed] (which shares the same character of Marlow with Heart of Darkness), and Werner Herzog's Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972

83. Are You in the House Alone? (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.8
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A teenage girl is harassed by a stalker who torments her with threatening notes and phone calls.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Kathleen Beller, Blythe Danner, Tony Bill, Robin Mattson

Votes: 677

The film is based on the 1976 novel of the same name written by Richard Peck.

84. Billy Budd (1962)

Approved | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, War

7.9
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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.

Director: Peter Ustinov | Stars: Robert Ryan, Peter Ustinov, Melvyn Douglas, Paul Rogers

Votes: 3,297

Billy Budd is a 1962 film produced, directed, and co-written by Peter Ustinov.Adapted from the stage play version of Herman Melville's short novel Billy Budd.

85. The Black Camel (1931)

Passed | 71 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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The unsolved murder of a Hollywood actor several years earlier and an enigmatic psychic are the keys to help Charlie solve the Honolulu stabbing death of a beautiful actress.

Director: Hamilton MacFadden | Stars: Warner Oland, Sally Eilers, Bela Lugosi, Dorothy Revier

Votes: 1,066

The Black Camel is a 1931 mystery film based on the novel of the same name by Earl Derr Biggers.

86. Buffalo Soldiers (2001)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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56 Metascore

A criminal subculture operates among U.S. soldiers stationed in West Germany just before the fall of the Berlin wall.

Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Anna Paquin, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn

Votes: 21,529 | Gross: $0.35M

Buffalo Soldiers is a 2001 film, based on the 1993 novel by Robert O'Connor.

87. The Big Bounce (2004)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime

4.9
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42 Metascore

A small-time con artist and a Hawaiian real estate developer's mischevious, enterprising mistress team up for a potential $200,000 score.

Director: George Armitage | Stars: Owen Wilson, Morgan Freeman, Gary Sinise, Sara Foster

Votes: 16,601 | Gross: $6.47M

This film is based on a novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard.

88. Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)

R | 97 min | Action, Comedy

6.6
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Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson are two black cops with a reputation for breaking the odd head. Both are annoyed at the success of the Reverend Deke O'Mailey who is selling trips ... See full summary »

Director: Ossie Davis | Stars: Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques, Calvin Lockhart, Judy Pace

Votes: 1,343

this movie is based on Chester Himes' novel of the same name.

89. Captain Blood (1935)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Adventure

7.8
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After being wrongly convicted as a traitor, Peter Blood, an English physician, is sent to exile in the British colonies of the Caribbean, where he becomes a pirate.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill, Basil Rathbone

Votes: 10,762

This one is based on the novel of the same name by Rafael Sabatini.

90. Cool Hand Luke (1967)

GP | 126 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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91 Metascore

A laid back Southern man is sentenced to two years in a rural prison, but refuses to conform.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon

Votes: 133,228

The screenplay was adapted by Donn Pearce and Frank Pierson from Pearce's 1965 novel of the same name.

91. The Color of Money (1986)

R | 119 min | Drama, Sport

7.0
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77 Metascore

Fast Eddie Felson teaches a cocky but immensely talented protégé the ropes of pool hustling, which in turn inspires him to make an unlikely comeback.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Helen Shaver

Votes: 63,424 | Gross: $52.29M

The Color of Money is a 1986 drama film directed by Martin Scorsese from a screenplay by Richard Price, based on the 1984 novel of the same name by Walter Tevis.

92. Death of a Superhero (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Animation, Drama

7.1
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A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality.

Director: Ian Fitzgibbon | Stars: Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Lilly Forgach, Ian Fitzgibbon, Michael McElhatton

Votes: 3,009 | Gross: $0.00M

Death of a Superhero is a 2011 German drama film based on the New Zealand novel of the same name by Anthony McCarten.

93. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.9
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93 Metascore

A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang

Votes: 230,304 | Gross: $128.08M

The film was based on the fourth novel in a pentalogy, known in China as the Crane Iron Pentalogy, by wuxia novelist Wang Dulu.

94. The Getaway (1972)

PG | 123 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.5
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A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson, Sally Struthers

Votes: 23,235 | Gross: $36.73M

The film is based on the Jim Thompson novel by the same name, with the screenplay written by Walter Hill.

95. Gods and Monsters (1998)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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74 Metascore

The last days of Frankenstein (1931) Director James Whale are explored.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave, Lolita Davidovich

Votes: 26,306 | Gross: $6.39M

The movie was directed and written by Bill Condon from Christopher Bram's novel Father of Frankenstein.

96. King Ralph (1991)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

5.2
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As the only relative to take over the Royal throne, a down on his luck American slob must learn the ways of the English.

Director: David S. Ward | Stars: John Goodman, Peter O'Toole, John Hurt, Camille Coduri

Votes: 13,460 | Gross: $34.00M

The story is loosely based on the novel Headlong by Emlyn Williams

97. The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)

Approved | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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A strung-out junkie deals with a demoralizing drug addiction while his crippled wife and card sharks pull him down.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Eleanor Parker, Arnold Stang

Votes: 7,748

The Man with the Golden Arm is a 1955 American drama film, based on the novel of the same name by Nelson Algren.

98. The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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Young Fiona lives with her grandparents in a small fishing village where she takes and active role to unravel the mysterious secrets.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Jeni Courtney, Eileen Colgan, Mick Lally, Pat Slowey

Votes: 6,360 | Gross: $6.10M

This film is based on the novel The Secret of Ron Mor Skerry, by Rosalie K. Fry

99. Funny Farm (1988)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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A couple swap city life for the country, but their picturesque new hometown turns out to be just a little bit different to what they were expecting.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Chevy Chase, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Kevin O'Morrison, Joseph Maher

Votes: 16,602 | Gross: $25.54M

Funny Farm was based on the novel of the same name by Jay Cronley.

100. Quick Change (1990)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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56 Metascore

Three thieves successfully rob a New York City bank, but making the escape from the city proves to be almost impossible.

Directors: Howard Franklin, Bill Murray | Stars: Bill Murray, Geena Davis, Randy Quaid, Dale Grand

Votes: 17,120 | Gross: $15.26M

Quick Change was based on the novel of the same name by Jay Cronley.