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
Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.
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
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.
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
A mysterious circus comes to a western town bearing wonders and characters that entertain the inhabitants and teach valuable lessons.
This movie was based on a book called The Circus of Dr. Lao by Charles Finney
4. Pollock (2000)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama
A film about the life and career of the American painter, Jackson Pollock.
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
The story of the troubled life and career of the legendary Jazz singer, Billie Holiday.
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
In 1926, an US naval engineer gets assigned to a gunboat on a rescue mission in war-torn China.
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
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.
This movie was based on the book To Hell and Back by Audie Murphy.
8. Patton (1970)
GP | 172 min | Biography, Drama, War
The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton.
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
A British family struggles to survive the first months of World War II.
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
Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.
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
The Earth is invaded by stingray-shaped alien "slugs" that ride on people's backs and control their minds.
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
After he dies in a car crash, a man searches heaven and hell for his beloved wife.
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
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.
This short film is based on the Richard Matheson short story Blood Son.
14. The Bostonians (1984)
Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Romance
A Boston feminist and a conservative Southern lawyer contend for the heart and mind of a beautiful and bright girl unsure of her future.
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
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 »
The film is based on the story The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.
16. The Innocents (1961)
Not Rated | 100 min | Horror
A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.
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
A career bank robber breaks out of jail, and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a U.S. Marshal he has kidnapped.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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 »
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
Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.
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
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.
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
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 »
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
A fake music-hall clairvoyant meets a woman, and suddenly his predictions seem to come true ...
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
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.
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
A recluse is accused of murdering a young woman simply because his neighbors think he is strange.
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
In a dystopicly polluted right wing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.
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
An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
A fierce Roman commander becomes infatuated with a beautiful Christian hostage and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emperor Nero.
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
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.
The film is an adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel of the same name.
34. Sea Devils (1953)
Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
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
A German Marquise has to deal with a pregnancy she cannot explain and an infatuated Russian Count.
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
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.
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
When an archeologist uncovers a strange skull in foreign land, the residents of a nearby town begin to disappear, leading to further unexplainable occurrences.
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
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.
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
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.
It is based on the novel To Each His Own by Leonardo Sciascia.
40. The Inspector General (1949)
Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A town's corrupt officials think a fool is actually an investigator in disguise.
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
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.
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
A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Based on popular Indian stories of great writer Rabindra Nath Tagore, these short films reveal definitive moments in the lives of three young girls.
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
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.
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
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.
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
The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.
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
The true story of Danny Greene, a tough Irish thug working for mobsters in Cleveland during the 1970's.
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
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.
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
A government researcher, sent to research the "menace" of wolves in the north, learns about the true beneficial and positive nature of the species.
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
Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart.
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
A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.
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
In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.
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
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.
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
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.
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
A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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 »
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
A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler...but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Giant mutant rabbits terrorize the south-west.
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
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.
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
A New York cop investigates a series of brutal deaths that resemble animal attacks.
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
When 3 outlaws on the run find a dying woman and her newborn baby in the desert they vow to save the child.
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
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.
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
When a tough western town needs taming, the mild-mannered son of a hard-nosed sheriff gets the job.
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
A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family.
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
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.
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
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 »
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
A cynical, immature young man is taught how to act like a grown-up by a little boy.
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
A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.
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
A group of scientists investigate a deadly new alien virus before it can spread.
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
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.
This film is based on a Zane Grey novel.
78. Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
R | 98 min | Drama
A mother and daughter find their lives adversely affected when a new man enters the picture. Will their family ever be what they expect?
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
A major heist goes off as planned, until bad luck and double crosses cause everything to unravel.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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, the film version of Conrad's Lord Jim (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
A teenage girl is harassed by a stalker who torments her with threatening notes and phone calls.
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
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.
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
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.
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
A criminal subculture operates among U.S. soldiers stationed in West Germany just before the fall of the Berlin wall.
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
A small-time con artist and a Hawaiian real estate developer's mischevious, enterprising mistress team up for a potential $200,000 score.
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
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 »
this movie is based on Chester Himes' novel of the same name.
89. Captain Blood (1935)
Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Adventure
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.
This one is based on the novel of the same name by Rafael Sabatini.
90. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
GP | 126 min | Crime, Drama
A laid back Southern man is sentenced to two years in a rural prison, but refuses to conform.
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
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.
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
A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality.
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
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.
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
A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry.
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
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
As the only relative to take over the Royal throne, a down on his luck American slob must learn the ways of the English.
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
A strung-out junkie deals with a demoralizing drug addiction while his crippled wife and card sharks pull him down.
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
Young Fiona lives with her grandparents in a small fishing village where she takes and active role to unravel the mysterious secrets.
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
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.
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
Three thieves successfully rob a New York City bank, but making the escape from the city proves to be almost impossible.
Votes: 17,120 | Gross: $15.26M
Quick Change was based on the novel of the same name by Jay Cronley.