Classic Literature on Film

The best film adaptations of Classic Literature
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1.
Pride and Prejudice (1995 Mini-Series)
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Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart. (327 mins.)
“ Jane Austen ” - leeannelapetite
 
2.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
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During the American Civil War in 1862, a condemned Confederate prisoner, Peyton Farquhar, is due to the hanged by Union troops. (51 mins.)
“ Ambrose Bierce ” - leeannelapetite
 
3.
North & South (2004 Mini-Series)
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North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton. (235 mins.)
“ Elizabeth Gaskell 1855 ” - leeannelapetite
 
4.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
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Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice. (129 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
“ Harper Lee ” - leeannelapetite
 
5.
Rebecca (1997 Mini-Series)
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A British gentleman's innocent bride grapples with intrusive reminders of his deceased wife. (95 mins.)
Director: Jim O'Brien
“ Daphne du Maurier ” - leeannelapetite
 
6.
Candide (1991 TV Movie)
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All's for the best in the best of all possible worlds. Isn't it? (148 mins.)
Director: Humphrey Burton
“ Voltaire ” - leeannelapetite
 
7.
Great Performances (1971 TV Series)
Episode: King Lear (2008)
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King Lear decides to abdicate and divide his kingdom between his three daughters.
“ Shakespeare ” - leeannelapetite
 
8.
The Age of Innocence (1993)
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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
“ Edith Eharton ” - leeannelapetite
 
9.
Little Dorrit (2008 Mini-Series)
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The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father... (30 mins.)
“ Charles Dickens ” - leeannelapetite
 
10.
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
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A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression. (129 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ John Steinbeck ” - leeannelapetite
 
11.
The Forsyte Saga (2002 Mini-Series)
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Chronicles the lives of three generations of the upper-middle-class British family, the Forsytes, from the 1870s to 1920. (276 mins.)
“ John Galsworthy ” - leeannelapetite
 
12.
Emma (2009 Mini-Series)
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Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, a loving father whom she cares for, friends, and a home... (240 mins.)
“ Jane Austen ” - leeannelapetite
 
13.
Wives and Daughters (1999 Mini-Series)
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The daughter of a country doctor copes with an unwanted stepmother, an impetuous stepsister, burdensome secrets, the town gossips, and the tug on her own heartstrings for a man who thinks of her only as a friend. (301 mins.)
“ Elizabeth Gaskell ” - leeannelapetite
 
14.
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
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A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friend," escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge. (131 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
“ Alexandre Dumas ” - leeannelapetite
 
15.
Of Mice and Men (1992)
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Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams. (115 mins.)
Director: Gary Sinise
“ John Steinbeck ” - leeannelapetite
 
16.
The Leopard (1963)
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The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily. (186 mins.)
“ Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa ” - leeannelapetite
 
17.
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1997 Mini-Series)
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A new adaptation of the classic novel by Henry Fielding of the life, loves and adventures of the charming rascal Tom Jones... (314 mins.)
 
18.
Our Mutual Friend (1998 Mini-Series)
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Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London. (350 mins.)
“ Charles Dickens ” - leeannelapetite
 
19.
Northanger Abbey (2007 TV Movie)
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A young woman's penchant for sensational Gothic novels leads to misunderstandings in the matters of the heart. (84 mins.)
Director: Jon Jones
“ Jane Austen ” - leeannelapetite
 
20.
Tess (1979)
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A strong-willed young peasant girl becomes the affection of two men. (186 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Thomas Hardy ” - leeannelapetite
 
21.
Wuthering Heights (1992)
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A man becomes obsessed with vengeance when his soul mate marries another man. (105 mins.)
Director: Peter Kosminsky
“ Emily Brontë ” - leeannelapetite
 
22.
The Woman in White (1997 TV Movie)
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Based upon Wilkie Collins Victorian mystery, the gothic tale tells of a pair of half sisters whose lives... (125 mins.)
Director: Tim Fywell
“ Wilkie Collins ” - leeannelapetite
 
23.
Jane Eyre (2011)
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A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret. (120 mins.)
“ Charlotte Brontë ” - leeannelapetite
 
24.
The Way We Live Now (2001 Mini-Series)
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At the center of the story is Augustus Melmotte, a European-born city financier, whose origins are as mysterious as his business dealings... (300 mins.)
“ Anthony Trollope ” - leeannelapetite
 
25.
Great Expectations (2011 Mini-Series)
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The orphan Pip becomes a gentleman when his life is transformed by a mystery benefactor. (60 mins.)
“ Charles Dickens ” - leeannelapetite
 
26.
Revolutionary Road (2008)
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A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. (119 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
“ Richard Yates ” - leeannelapetite
 
27.
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008 Mini-Series)
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The story of Tess Durbeyfield, a low-born country girl whose family find they have noble connections. (240 mins.)
“ Thomas Hardy ” - leeannelapetite
 
28.
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
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Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites. (136 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ Jane Austen ” - leeannelapetite
 
29.
Oliver Twist (2005)
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An adaptation of the classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master. (130 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Charles Dickens ” - leeannelapetite
 
30.
Middlemarch (1994 Mini-Series)
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This Masterpiece Theatre production, set at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution, chronicles the life... (375 mins.)
Director: Anthony Page
“ George Eliot ” - leeannelapetite
 
31.
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
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The cruel King Louis XIV of France has a secret twin brother who he keeps imprisoned. Can the twin be substituted for the real king? (132 mins.)
Director: Randall Wallace
“ Alexandre Dumas ” - leeannelapetite
 
32.
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
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A scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. (119 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. ” - leeannelapetite
 
33.
Performance (1992 TV Series)
Episode: Uncle Vanya (1991)
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A retired professor has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Yelena. The estate originally belonged to his first wife...
“ Anton Chekhov ” - leeannelapetite
 
34.
Love in a Cold Climate (2001 Mini-Series)
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A delightful reflection of the era as seen on the background of the story of three priviledged girls growing up in between wars... (150 mins.)
“ Nancy Mitford ” - leeannelapetite
 
35.
Little Women (1994)
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The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America. (115 mins.)
“ Louisa May Alcott ” - leeannelapetite
 
36.
The Painted Veil (2006)
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A British medical doctor fights a cholera epidemic in a small Chinese village, while being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife. (125 mins.)
Director: John Curran
“ W. Somerset Maugham ” - leeannelapetite
 
37.
The Road (2009)
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In a dangerous post-apocalyptic world, an ailing father defends his son as they slowly travel to the sea. (111 mins.)
Director: John Hillcoat
“ Cormac McCarthy ” - leeannelapetite
 
38.
A Room with a View (1985)
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When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views... (117 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
“ E.M. Forster ” - leeannelapetite
 
39.
Far from the Madding Crowd (1998 TV Movie)
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A vain, pretty girl has recently taken over her uncle's farm. Her independent, naïve personality leaves her torn between the three men who wish to marry her. (54 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Renton
“ Thomas Hardy ” - leeannelapetite
 
40.
A Passage to India (1984)
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Cultural mistrust and false accusations doom a friendship in British colonial India between an Indian doctor, an Englishwoman engaged to marry a city magistrate, and an English educator. (164 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ E. M. Forster ” - leeannelapetite
 
41.
Silas Marner (1985 TV Movie)
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When a respectable weaver is wrongfully accused of theft, he becomes a virtual hermit until his own fortune is stolen and an orphaned child is found on his doorstep. (92 mins.)
Director: Giles Foster
“ George Eliot ” - leeannelapetite
 
42.
The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
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An American girl inherits a fortune and falls into a misguided relationship with a gentleman confidence artist whose true nature, including a barbed and covetous disposition, turns her life into a nightmare. (144 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
“ Henry James ” - leeannelapetite
 
43.
Vanity Fair (2004)
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Growing up poor in London, Becky Sharp defies her poverty-stricken background and ascends the social ladder alongside her best friend, Amelia. (141 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair
“ William Makepeace Thackeray ” - leeannelapetite
 
44.
Hamlet (1996)
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing. (242 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
“ Shakespeare ” - leeannelapetite
 
45.
The Old Curiosity Shop (2007 TV Movie)
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A kindly shop owner whose overwhelming gambling debts allow a greedy landlord to seize his shop of dusty treasures. Evicted and with no way to pay his debts, he and his granddaughter flee. (93 mins.)
Director: Brian Percival
“ Charles Dickens ” - leeannelapetite
 
46.
Mansfield Park (2007 TV Movie)
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At age 10, Fanny Price is sent by her destitute mother to live with her aunt and uncle, Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram... (120 mins.)
“ Jane Austen ” - leeannelapetite
 
47.
The 39 Steps (2008 TV Movie)
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Richard Hannay, a mining engineer on holiday from the African colonies, finds London socialite life terribly dull... (90 mins.)
Director: James Hawes
“ John Buchan ” - leeannelapetite
 
48.
Screen Two (1985 TV Series)
Episode: Persuasion (1995)
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Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded...
“ Jane Austen ” - leeannelapetite
 
49.
David Copperfield (1999 Mini-Series)
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Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities. (185 mins.)
Director: Simon Curtis
“ Charles Dickens ” - leeannelapetite
 
50.
Turn of the Screw by Benjamin Britten (2004 TV Movie)
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The operatic version of the famous story about a governess who fears her two charges are possessed. (117 mins.)
Director: Katie Mitchell
“ Henry James ” - leeannelapetite
 
51.
Les Misérables (1998)
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Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives... (134 mins.)
Director: Bille August
“ Victor Hugo ” - leeannelapetite
 
52.
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
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During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge. (170 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
“ Ernest Hemingway ” - leeannelapetite
 
53.
Howards End (1992)
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A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman. (140 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
“ E. M. Forster ” - leeannelapetite
 
54.
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
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A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. (136 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
“ Erich Maria Remarque ” - leeannelapetite
 
55.
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.)
“ Bram Stoker ” - leeannelapetite
 
56.
The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996 TV Movie)
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In her filthy cell in Newgate prison Moll Flanders, dubbed 'the wickedest woman in England' tells her story... (54 mins.)
Director: David Attwood
“ Daniel Defoe ” - leeannelapetite
 
57.
The Moonstone (1972 TV Series)
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A priceless jewel, originally plundered from a Hindu shrine, is presented to Rachel Verinder on her 18th birthday. The jewel goes missing and suspicion falls over the household, threatening to destroy someone close to Rachel's heart. (225 mins.)
“ Wilkie Collins ” - leeannelapetite
 
58.
Cousin Bette (1971 Mini-Series)
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A poor and homely spinster, who feels she's been walked on all her life, teams up with a scheming courtesan to wreak elaborate revenge on her rich and handsome relatives. (250 mins.)
“ Honoré de Balzac ” - leeannelapetite
 
59.
The Edwardians (1972 Mini-Series)
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(50 mins.)
“ Vita Sackville-West ” - leeannelapetite
 
60.
Under the Greenwood Tree (2005 TV Movie)
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In this lighthearted romance from Victorian novelist Thomas Hardy, the beautiful new village school teacher is pursued by three suitors: a working-class man, a landowner, and the vicar. (93 mins.)
Director: Nick Laughland
“ Thomas Hardy ” - leeannelapetite
 
61.
The Virgin Queen (2005 Mini-Series)
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The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim... (237 mins.)
“ Christopher Hibbert ” - leeannelapetite
 
62.
He Knew He Was Right (2004 Mini-Series)
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Louis Trevelyan's refusal to trust his wife, Emily, destroys their marriage. (240 mins.)
Director: Tom Vaughan
“ Anthony Trollope ” - leeannelapetite
 
63.
Our Town (2003 TV Movie)
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Thornton Wilder's classic play on Grover's Corners, a fictional small town and its story taking place between 1901 and 1913... (120 mins.)
Director: James Naughton
“ Thornton Wilder
Pulitzer Prize winning play set in America ” - leeannelapetite
 
64.
Daniel Deronda (2002 Mini-Series)
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Set in Victorian London, Gwendolen Harleth is drawn to Daniel Deronda, a selfless and intelligent gentleman of unknown parentage, but her own desperate need for financial security may destroy her chance at happiness. (210 mins.)
“ George Eliot ” - leeannelapetite
 
65.
Frenchman's Creek (1998 TV Movie)
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Seeking to escape the stifling London court society, the beautiful headstrong Lady Dona St. Columb flees to her family estate on the Cornish coast... (120 mins.)
“ Daphne du Maurier ” - leeannelapetite
 
66.
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996 Mini-Series)
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Based on a little known 1848 novel by Anne Bronte, Tara Fitzgerald stars as an enigmatic young woman... (159 mins.)
“ Anne Brontë ” - leeannelapetite
 
67.
Nostromo (1996 Mini-Series)
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In an unstable South American country, capable Nostromo, a person of trust and a legend among his shipmates...
Director: Alastair Reid
“ Joseph Conrad ” - leeannelapetite
 
68.
The Golden Bowl (2000)
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A man marries an heiress for her money even though he is actually in love with her friend. (130 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
“ Henry James ” - leeannelapetite
 
69.
Ethan Frome (1993)
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A new pastor arrives in a stark Vermont village and is intrigued by crippled, misshapen Ethan Frome living on an isolated, hardscrabble farm with his sickly wife Zeena. (99 mins.)
Director: John Madden
“ Edith Wharton ” - leeannelapetite
 
70.
An Ideal Husband (1999)
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Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful Government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is... (97 mins.)
Director: Oliver Parker
“ Oscar Wilde ” - leeannelapetite
 
71.
The Glass Menagerie (1973 TV Movie)
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Amanda Wingfield dominates her children with her faded gentility and exaggerated tales of her Southern belle past... (100 mins.)
Director: Anthony Harvey
“ Tennessee Williams ” - leeannelapetite
 
72.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
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Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son. (108 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
“ Tennessee Williams ” - leeannelapetite
 
73.
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
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Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her. (122 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ Tennessee Williams ” - leeannelapetite
 
74.
What Maisie Knew (2012)
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In New York City, a young girl is caught in the middle of her parents' bitter custody battle. (99 mins.)
“ Henry James ” - leeannelapetite
 
75.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
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Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences. (166 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ F. Scott Fitzgerald ” - leeannelapetite
 
76.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
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When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. (114 mins.)
Director: Ben Stiller
“ James Thurber ” - leeannelapetite
 
77.
In Secret (2013)
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Set in the lower echelons of 1860s Paris, Therese Raquin, a sexually repressed beautiful young woman... (107 mins.)
“ Based on the 1867 classic novel Thérèse Raquin written by Émile Zola ” - leeannelapetite
 
78.
Brideshead Revisited (2008)
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A poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War. (133 mins.)
Director: Julian Jarrold
“ Evelyn Waugh ” - leeannelapetite
 
79.
A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
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A pair of lookalikes, one a former French aristocrat and the other an alcoholic English lawyer, fall in love with the same woman amongst the turmoil of the French Revolution. (128 mins.)
Director: Jack Conway
“ Charles Dickens ” - leeannelapetite
 
80.
Othello (1995)
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The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago. (123 mins.)
Director: Oliver Parker
“ Shakespeare ” - leeannelapetite
 
81.
The Merchant of Venice (2004)
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In 16th century Venice, when a merchant must default on a large loan from an abused Jewish moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the bitterly vengeful creditor demands a gruesome payment instead. (131 mins.)
Director: Michael Radford
“ Shakespeare ” - leeannelapetite
 
82.
Richard III (1995)
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The classic Shakespearean play about a murderously scheming king staged in an alternative fascist England setting. (104 mins.)
“ Shakespeare ” - leeannelapetite
 
83.
Anna Karenina (2012)
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In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky. (129 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
“ Leo Tolstoy ” - leeannelapetite
 
84.
The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
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In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues. (97 mins.)
Director: Oliver Parker
“ Oscar Wilde ” - leeannelapetite
 
85.
The Mill on the Floss (1997 TV Movie)
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Lawyer Wakem takes away the mill on the river Floss from Edward Tulliver, whose ancestors owned it for 300 years... (90 mins.)
“ George Eliot ” - leeannelapetite
 
86.
David Copperfield (2000 TV Movie)
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A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world. (180 mins.)
Director: Peter Medak
“ Charles Dickens ” - leeannelapetite
 
87.
Martin Chuzzlewit (1994 Mini-Series)
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Some very greedy and selfish relatives are all after the failing old Martin Chuzzlewit's money. He is... (385 mins.)
“ Charles Dickens ” - leeannelapetite
 
88.
Hard Times (1994 Mini-Series)
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Thomas Gradgrind, a wealthy, retired merchant in the industrial city of Coketown, England, devotes his life to a philosophy of rationalism... (100 mins.)
“ Charles Dickens ” - leeannelapetite
 
89.
Where Angels Fear to Tread (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After a rich Edwardian widow impulsively marries a handsome but poor Tuscan dentist and dies in childbirth, her English in-laws try to gain custody of the baby. (116 mins.)
“ E.M. Forster ” - leeannelapetite
 
90.
Mrs Dalloway (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In 1923 London, socialite Clarissa Dalloway's well-planned party is overshadowed by the return of an old suitor she had known 33 years earlier. (97 mins.)
Director: Marleen Gorris
“ Virgina Woolf ” - leeannelapetite
 
91.
The Yellow Wallpaper (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Confined to a strange room in a country home in order to recover from an illness, a woman becomes obsessed by the peculiar pattern of the wallpaper and the caged figure within. However at night is when things really come alive. (30 mins.)
Director: Stuart Hackshaw
“ Charlotte Perkins Gilman ” - leeannelapetite
 
92.
The Aspern Papers (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A young American publisher sets off on a journey to the jungles of Venezuela to acquire the valuable and original manuscripts of his beloved poet... (85 mins.)
“ Henry James ” - leeannelapetite
 
93.
Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy. (137 mins.)
“ Edmond Rostand ” - leeannelapetite
 
94.
A Doll's House (2018)
Based on the Ibsen play, a drama centered on a woman married to an overbearing husband, set against the backdrop of the current economic crisis.
“ Henrik Ibsen ” - leeannelapetite
 
95.
Gulliver's Travels (1996 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An Englishman returns after a long time abroad and tells his strange stories about the lands he visited which are allegories about the real world. (186 mins.)
“ Jonathan Swift ” - leeannelapetite
 
96.
Lady Audley's Secret (2000 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Wealthy estate owner sir Michael Audley willingly marries a gold-digger, his only daughter Alicia's governess Lucy née Gray... (108 mins.)
“ Mary Elizabeth Braddon ” - leeannelapetite
 
97.
Lord of the Flies (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery. (90 mins.)
Director: Harry Hook
“ William Golding ” - leeannelapetite
 
98.
Medea (2005 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Greek tragedy by Euripide moved to Dutch politics. Medea, the daughter of the chairman of the senate, falls madly in love with ambitious politician Jason. Together they plan a campaign to make Jason prime minister. (300 mins.)
“ Euripides ” - leeannelapetite
 
99.
The Outsiders (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other. (91 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
“ S.E. Hinton ” - leeannelapetite
 
100.
War and Peace (2007 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The story of five aristocratic families in Russia during the the Napoleonic Era. (394 mins.)
“ Leo Tolstoy ” - leeannelapetite