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1.
Let the Right One In (2008)
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Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl. (115 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
“ This film is based on the 2004 novel of the same title by John Ajvide Lindqvist, who also wrote the screenplay, ” - Mike_Noga
 
2.
Hopscotch (1980)
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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. (106 mins.)
Director: Ronald Neame
“ The novel was also called Hopscotch and was written by Brian Garfield. ” - Mike_Noga
 
3.
7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)
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A mysterious circus comes to a western town bearing wonders and characters that entertain the inhabitants and teach valuable lessons. (100 mins.)
Director: George Pal
“ This movie was based on a book called The Circus of Dr. Lao by Charles Finney ” - Mike_Noga
 
4.
Pollock (2000)
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A film about the life and career of the American painter, Jackson Pollock. (122 mins.)
Director: Ed Harris
“ This movie was based on the book Jackson Pollock: An American Saga by Steven Naifeh & Gregory White Smith ” - Mike_Noga
 
5.
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
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The story of the troubled life and career of the legendary Jazz singer, Billie Holiday. (144 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
“ This movie was based on the book Lady Sings the Blues written by Billie Holiday with William Dufty ” - Mike_Noga
 
6.
The Sand Pebbles (1966)
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Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of... (182 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
“ This movie was based on the novel The Sand Pebbles written by Richard McKenna ” - Mike_Noga
 
7.
To Hell and Back (1955)
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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. (106 mins.)
Director: Jesse Hibbs
“ This movie was based on the book To Hell and Back by Audie Murphy. ” - Mike_Noga
 
8.
Patton (1970)
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The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton. (172 mins.)
“ This film was based on the book Patton: Ordeal and Triumph by Ladislas Farago. ” - Mike_Noga
 
9.
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
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A British family struggles to survive the first months of World War II. (134 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ This film was based on the book Mrs. Miniver written by Jan Struther ” - Mike_Noga
 
10.
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
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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. (172 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ This movie was based on the novella Glory for Me written by MacKinlay Kantor ” - Mike_Noga
 
11.
The Puppet Masters (1994)
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The Earth is invaded by stingray-shaped alien "slugs" that ride on people's backs and control their minds. (109 mins.)
Director: Stuart Orme
“ This movie is based on a book by the same name written by Robert Heinlein. ” - Mike_Noga
 
12.
What Dreams May Come (1998)
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After he dies in a car crash, a man searches heaven and hell for his beloved wife. (113 mins.)
Director: Vincent Ward
“ This movie is based on a book by the same name by Richard Matheson. ” - Mike_Noga
 
13.
My Ambition (2006 Short Film)
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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. (8 mins.)
Director: Keith Dinielli
“ This short film is based on the Richard Matheson short story Blood Son. ” - Mike_Noga
 
14.
The Bostonians (1984)
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A Boston feminist and a conservative Southern lawyer contend for the heart and mind of a beautiful and bright girl unsure of her future. (122 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
“ The Bostonians is a film based on Henry James's novel of the same name. ” - Mike_Noga
 
15.
Presence of Mind (1999)
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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... (94 mins.)
Director: Antoni Aloy
“ The film is based on the story The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. ” - Mike_Noga
 
16.
The Innocents (1961)
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A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted. (100 mins.)
Director: Jack Clayton
“ The film is based on the story The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. ” - Mike_Noga
 
17.
Out of Sight (1998)
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A career bank robber breaks out of jail and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a U.S. marshal he has kidnapped. (123 mins.)
“ Out of Sight is a film based on the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard ” - Mike_Noga
 
18.
The Reivers (1969)
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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. (112 mins.)
Director: Mark Rydell
“ The Reivers is a 1969 film based on the William Faulkner novel of the same name. ” - Mike_Noga
 
19.
The Osterman Weekend (1983)
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The host of an investigative news show is convinced by the CIA that the friends he has invited to a... (103 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
“ The Osterman Weekend is a 1983 suspense thriller based on the novel of the same name by Robert Ludlum ” - Mike_Noga
 
20.
Cannery Row (1982)
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Monterey, California in the 1940's. Cannery Row - the section of town where the now closed fish canneries are located... (120 mins.)
Director: David S. Ward
“ The movie is adapted from John Steinbeck's novels Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday. ” - Mike_Noga
 
21.
Breaker Morant (1980)
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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. (107 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
“ This movie is based on the1978 play Breaker Morant: A Play in Two Acts. written by Kenneth G. Ross ” - Mike_Noga
 
22.
Schindler's List (1993)
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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. (195 mins.)
“ This film is based on the novel Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally, an Australian novelist ” - Mike_Noga
 
23.
Mao's Last Dancer (2009)
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A drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese... (117 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
“ This film is based on ballet dancer Li Cunxin's autobiography Mao's Last Dancer ” - Mike_Noga
 
24.
The Clairvoyant (1935)
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A fake music-hall clairvoyant meets a woman, and suddenly his predictions seem to come true ... (81 mins.)
Director: Maurice Elvey
“ This movie is based on the novel of the same name by Ernst Lothar. ” - Mike_Noga
 
25.
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
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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. (159 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Eyes Wide Shut is based upon Arthur Schnitzler's 1926 novella Dream Story ” - Mike_Noga
 
26.
Monsieur Hire (1989)
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A recluse is accused of murdering a young woman simply because his neighbors think he is strange. (81 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
“ The film is based on Belgian-born French writer Georges Simenon's novel of the same name. ” - Mike_Noga
 
27.
The Handmaid's Tale (1990)
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In a dystopicly polluted rightwing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility. (109 mins.)
“ The Handmaid's Tale is a 1990 film adaptation of the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name. ” - Mike_Noga
 
28.
The Trial (1962)
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An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges. (119 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
“ 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 ” - Mike_Noga
 
29.
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1986)
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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. (99 mins.)
Director: Gary Nelson
“ This movie is loosely based on the novel Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard. ” - Mike_Noga
 
30.
She (1965)
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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. (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Day
“ She is a 1965 film made by Hammer Film Productions, based on the novel by H. Rider Haggard ” - Mike_Noga
 
31.
King Solomon's Mines (1950)
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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. (103 mins.)
“ King Solomon's Mines is a film loosely based on the 1885 novel King Solomon's Mines by Henry Rider Haggard. ” - Mike_Noga
 
32.
Quo Vadis (1951)
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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. (171 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ This film was adapted from Henryk Sienkiewicz's classic 1896 novel Quo Vadis ” - Mike_Noga
 
33.
The Man Who Laughs (1928)
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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. (110 mins.)
Director: Paul Leni
“ The film is an adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel of the same name. ” - Mike_Noga
 
34.
Sea Devils (1953)
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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. (91 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
“ The story was adapted from the novel Toilers of the Sea (published in 1866), by Victor Hugo ” - Mike_Noga
 
35.
The Marquise of O (1976)
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A German Marquise has to deal with a pregnancy she cannot explain and an infatuated Russian Count. (102 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
“ The film was inspired by Heinrich von Kleist's 1808 novel Die Marquise von O. ” - Mike_Noga
 
36.
Dracula (1992)
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The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor's fiancée and inflict havoc in the foreign land. (128 mins.)
“ 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. ” - Mike_Noga
 
37.
The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
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Scottish archaeologist Angus Flint discovers an odd skull amid the ruins of a convent that he is excavating... (93 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
“ 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 ” - Mike_Noga
 
38.
Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971)
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An archaeological expedition brings back to London the coffin of an Egyptian queen known for her magical powers... (94 mins.)
Director: Seth Holt
“ This movie was adapted from Bram Stoker's novel The Jewel of Seven Stars ” - Mike_Noga
 
39.
We Still Kill the Old Way (1967)
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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. (99 mins.)
Director: Elio Petri
“ It is based on the novel To Each His Own by Leonardo Sciascia. ” - Mike_Noga
 
40.
The Inspector General (1949)
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A town's corrupt officials think a fool is actually an investigator in disguise. (102 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
“ 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. ” - Mike_Noga
 
41.
Viy (1967)
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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. (77 mins.)
“ This Russian horror film is based on the Nikolai Gogol story of the same name. ” - Mike_Noga
 
42.
The Witches (1990)
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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. (91 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
“ The Witches is a 1990 comedy horror drama film based of the book of the same name by Norwegian-British author Roald Dahl. ” - Mike_Noga
 
43.
James and the Giant Peach (1996)
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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. (79 mins.)
Director: Henry Selick
“ James and the Giant Peach is based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. ” - Mike_Noga
 
44.
Babette's Feast (1987)
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In a remote 19th-century Danish village, two sisters lead a rigid life centered around their father... (102 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Axel
“ 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. ” - Mike_Noga
 
45.
Teen Kanya (1961)
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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. (173 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
“ This movie is based upon short stories by Rabindranath Tagore. ” - Mike_Noga
 
46.
Party Monster (2003)
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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. (98 mins.)
“ This film is based on Disco Bloodbath, the memoir of James St. James ” - Mike_Noga
 
47.
Apollo 13 (1995)
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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. (140 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ This film is an adaptation of the book Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by astronaut Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger. ” - Mike_Noga
 
48.
The Right Stuff (1983)
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The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program. (193 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
“ The Right Stuff is a 1983 American film adapted from Tom Wolfe's 1979 book of the same name. ” - Mike_Noga
 
49.
Kill the Irishman (2011)
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The true story of Danny Greene, a tough Irish thug working for mobsters in Cleveland during the 1970's. (106 mins.)
“ The film is adapted from the book To Kill the Irishman: The War That Crippled the Mafia by Rick Porrello. ” - Mike_Noga
 
50.
A Civil Action (1998)
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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. (115 mins.)
Director: Steven Zaillian
“ 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. ” - Mike_Noga
 
51.
Never Cry Wolf (1983)
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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. (105 mins.)
Director: Carroll Ballard
“ The film is an adaption of Farley Mowat's 1963 autobiography of the same name. ” - Mike_Noga
 
52.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
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Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart. (112 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
“ This film is based on the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley. ” - Mike_Noga
 
53.
Persepolis (2007)
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A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution. (96 mins.)
“ Persepolis is a 2007 French animated film based on Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical graphic novel of the same name. ” - Mike_Noga
 
54.
Out of Africa (1985)
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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. (161 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
“ The film is based loosely on the autobiographical book Out of Africa written by Isak Dinesen (the pseudonym of Danish author Karen Blixen), ” - Mike_Noga
 
55.
The Princess Bride (1987)
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While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. (98 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy adventure film based on the 1973 novel of the same name by William Goldman. ” - Mike_Noga
 
56.
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
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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. (103 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
“ 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. ” - Mike_Noga
 
57.
Big Fish (2003)
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A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life. (125 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ Big Fish is an American fantasy adventure film based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Daniel Wallace. ” - Mike_Noga
 
58.
Stardust (2007)
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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. (127 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
“ The film is based on Neil Gaiman's novel of the same name. ” - Mike_Noga
 
59.
Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
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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. (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Webber
“ The screenplay was adapted by screenwriter Olivia Hetreed based on the novel of the same name by Tracy Chevalier ” - Mike_Noga
 
60.
The African Queen (1951)
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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. (105 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ The African Queen is adapted from the 1935 novel of the same name by C. S. Forester. ” - Mike_Noga
 
61.
Cash McCall (1960)
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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... (102 mins.)
Director: Joseph Pevney
“ Cash McCall is based upon the novel of the same name by Cameron Hawley ” - Mike_Noga
 
62.
My Man Godfrey (1936)
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A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler...but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye. (94 mins.)
Director: Gregory La Cava
“ 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. ” - Mike_Noga
 
63.
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
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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. (118 mins.)
“ What's Eating Gilbert Grape is a 1993 drama film adapted by Peter Hedges from his 1991 novel of the same name. ” - Mike_Noga
 
64.
The Fury (1978)
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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. (118 mins.)
Director: Brian DePalma
“ The film was written by John Farris based on his novel of the same name ” - Mike_Noga
 
65.
Night of the Lepus (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
Giant mutant rabbits terrorize the southwest!! (88 mins.)
“ 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 ” - Mike_Noga
 
66.
Monkey Shines (1988)
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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. (113 mins.)
“ the film is based on a novel with the same title authored by Michael Stewart. ” - Mike_Noga
 
67.
Wolfen (1981)
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A New York cop investigates a series of brutal deaths that resemble animal attacks. (115 mins.)
“ This movie is an adaptation of Whitley Strieber's 1978 novel The Wolfen. ” - Mike_Noga
 
68.
3 Godfathers (1948)
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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. (106 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ The screenplay, written by Frank S. Nugent and Laurence Stallings, is based on the novelette of the same name written by Peter B. Kyne ” - Mike_Noga
 
69.
Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
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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. (107 mins.)
Director: David Miller
“ Lonely are the Brave is a 1962 film adaptation of the Edward Abbey novel The Brave Cowboy. ” - Mike_Noga
 
70.
Destry Rides Again (1939)
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When a tough western town needs taming, the mild-mannered son of a hard-nosed sheriff gets the job. (94 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
“ This western was based on a novel of the same name written by Max Brand. ” - Mike_Noga
 
71.
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
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A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family. (135 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ 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). ” - Mike_Noga
 
72.
A Man Called Horse (1970)
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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 becomes their leader. (114 mins.)
“ The film is based on a short story, "A Man Called Horse", published in 1968 in the book Indian Country by Dorothy M. Johnson. ” - Mike_Noga
 
73.
The Angel's Egg (2006)
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(114 mins.)
Director: Shin Togashi
“ 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 ” - Mike_Noga
 
74.
About a Boy (2002)
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A cynical, immature young man is taught how to act like a grown-up by a little boy. (101 mins.)
“ This movie is based on the novel of the same name by Nick Hornby. ” - Mike_Noga
 
75.
The Aviator (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves. (96 mins.)
Director: George Miller
“ The story of the film was adapted by Marc Norman from the book The Aviator written by Ernest K. Gann. ” - Mike_Noga
 
76.
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A group of scientists investigate a deadly new alien virus before it can spread. (131 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
“ The Andromeda Strain is a 1971 American science-fiction film, based on the novel published in 1969 by Michael Crichton. ” - Mike_Noga
 
77.
The Arizona Raiders (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
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. (57 mins.)
Director: James Hogan
“ This film is based on a Zane Grey novel. ” - Mike_Noga
 
78.
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A mother and daughter find their lives adversely affected when a new man enters the picture. Will their family ever be what they expect? (98 mins.)
Director: Anjelica Huston
“ Bastard Out of Carolina is a film based on a novel by Dorothy Allison and adapted for the screen by Anne Meredith ” - Mike_Noga
 
79.
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A major heist goes off as planned, until bad luck and double crosses cause everything to unravel. (112 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ The caper film is based on the novel of the same name by W. R. Burnett ” - Mike_Noga
 
80.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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. (105 mins.)
“ The novel's author, Seth Grahame-Smith, wrote the adapted screenplay. ” - Mike_Noga
 
81.
The Age of Innocence (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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. (139 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ The Age of Innocence is a 1993 American film adaptation of Edith Wharton's 1920 novel of the same name. ” - Mike_Noga
 
82.
Apocalypse Now (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
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. (153 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
“ 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 ” - Mike_Noga
 
83.
Are You in the House Alone? (1978 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Teenage girl is plagued by harassing phone calls. Her fear mounts when she's babysitting at a neighbor's... (96 mins.)
Director: Walter Grauman
“ The film is based on the 1976 novel of the same name written by Richard Peck. ” - Mike_Noga
 
84.
Billy Budd (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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. (123 mins.)
Director: Peter Ustinov
“ 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. ” - Mike_Noga
 
85.
The Black Camel (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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. (71 mins.)
“ The Black Camel is a 1931 mystery film based on the novel of the same name by Earl Derr Biggers. ” - Mike_Noga
 
86.
Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A criminal subculture operates among U.S. soldiers stationed in West Germany just before the fall of the Berlin wall. (98 mins.)
Director: Gregor Jordan
“ Buffalo Soldiers is a 2001 film, based on the 1993 novel by Robert O'Connor. ” - Mike_Noga
 
87.
The Big Bounce (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A small-time con artist and a Hawaiian real estate developer's mischevious, enterprising mistress team up for a potential $200,000 score. (88 mins.)
Director: George Armitage
“ This film is based on a novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard. ” - Mike_Noga
 
88.
Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson are two black cops with a reputation for breaking the odd head... (97 mins.)
Director: Ossie Davis
“ this movie is based on Chester Himes' novel of the same name. ” - Mike_Noga
 
89.
Captain Blood (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. (119 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ This one is based on the novel of the same name by Rafael Sabatini. ” - Mike_Noga
 
90.
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison. (126 mins.)
“ The screenplay was adapted by Donn Pearce and Frank Pierson from Pearce's 1965 novel of the same name. ” - Mike_Noga
 
91.
The Color of Money (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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. (119 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ 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. ” - Mike_Noga
 
92.
Death of a Superhero (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality. (97 mins.)
Director: Ian Fitzgibbon
“ Death of a Superhero is a 2011 German drama film based on the New Zealand novel of the same name by Anthony McCarten. ” - Mike_Noga
 
93.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically skilled, adolescent nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life. (120 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ The film was based on the fourth novel in a pentalogy, known in China as the Crane Iron Pentalogy, by wuxia novelist Wang Dulu. ” - Mike_Noga
 
94.
The Getaway (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry. (122 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
“ The film is based on the Jim Thompson novel by the same name, with the screenplay written by Walter Hill. ” - Mike_Noga
 
95.
Gods and Monsters (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The last days of Frankenstein director James Whale are explored. (105 mins.)
Director: Bill Condon
“ The movie was directed and written by Bill Condon from Christopher Bram's novel Father of Frankenstein. ” - Mike_Noga
 
96.
King Ralph (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
As the only relative to take over the Royal throne, a down on his luck American slob must learn the ways of the English. (97 mins.)
Director: David S. Ward
“ The story is loosely based on the novel Headlong by Emlyn Williams ” - Mike_Noga
 
97.
The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A strung-out junkie deals with a demoralizing drug addiction while his crippled wife and card sharks pull him down. (119 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
“ The Man with the Golden Arm is a 1955 American drama film, based on the novel of the same name by Nelson Algren. ” - Mike_Noga
 
98.
The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland... (103 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
“ This film is based on the novel The Secret of Ron Mor Skerry, by Rosalie K. Fry ” - Mike_Noga
 
99.
Funny Farm (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A couple swap city life for the country, but their picturesque new hometown turns out to be overrun with a gauntlet of crazy inhabitants. (101 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
“ Funny Farm was based on the novel of the same name by Jay Cronley. ” - Mike_Noga
 
100.
Quick Change (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Three thieves successfully rob a New York City bank, but making the escape from the city proves to be almost impossible. (89 mins.)
“ Quick Change was based on the novel of the same name by Jay Cronley. ” - Mike_Noga