Favourite adaptations (from novels, fairy tales...)

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1.
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
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A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House. He kidnaps the soprano and forces the owners of the play to keep her as the lead role of the play. (143 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ The Phantom of the Opera (from Gaston Leroux) ” - katsumicrewe
 
2.
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.)
“ Pride and Prejudice (from Jane Austen) ” - katsumicrewe
 
3.
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.)
“ Little Dorrit (from Charles Dickens) ” - katsumicrewe
 
4.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
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A deformed bell-ringer must assert his independence from a vicious government minister in order to help his friend, a gypsy dancer. (91 mins.)
“ Notre-Dame de Paris (from Victor Hugo) ” - katsumicrewe
 
5.
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (2012 TV Series)
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A modern day retelling of Pride and Prejudice, the series is told in vlog-style by Lizzie Bennet as... (3 mins.)
“ Pride and Prejudice (from Jane Austen) ” - katsumicrewe
 
6.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
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Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. (152 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
“ Well, I don't think we need to say anything about this, right ? ” - katsumicrewe
 
7.
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
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A young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically altered by a magic spell. (84 mins.)
“ Beauty and the Beast (my favourite fairy tale !!) ” - katsumicrewe
 
8.
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
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An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. (129 mins.)
Director: Bill Condon
“ Oh come on, do I really need to tell you ?! ” - katsumicrewe
 
9.
Les Misérables (2000 Mini-Series)
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The scene is set during the French Restoration at the beginning of the 19th century. Jean Valjean, a... (90 mins.)
“ Les Misérables (from Victor Hugo) ” - katsumicrewe
 
10.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
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With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts. (138 mins.)
Director: David Yates
 
11.
Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
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The "real" story of Cinderella. A refreshing new take on the classic fairy tale. (121 mins.)
Director: Andy Tennant
“ Cinderella ” - katsumicrewe
 
12.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
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A young wizard finds himself competing in a hazardous tournament between rival schools of magic, but he is distracted by recurring nightmares. (157 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
 
13.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
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Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts. (130 mins.)
Director: David Yates
 
14.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
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As Harry races against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, he uncovers the existence of three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows. (146 mins.)
Director: David Yates
 
15.
Dracula (2013 TV Series)
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Dracula travels to London, with dark plans for revenge against those who ruined his life centuries earlier. However, his plan is complicated when he falls in love with a woman who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife. (43 mins.)
“ Dracula (from Bram Stoker) ” - katsumicrewe
 
16.
A Little Princess (1995)
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A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead. (97 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
“ A little princess (from Frances Hodgson Burnett) ” - katsumicrewe
 
17.
Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997)
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In this dark take on the fairy tale, the growing hatred of a noblewoman, secretly a practitioner of the dark arts, for her stepdaughter, and the witch's horrifying attempts to kill her. (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Cohn
“ Snow White ” - katsumicrewe
 
18.
Anna Karenina (2013 Mini-Series)
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Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent and handsome Count Vronsky. Tolstoy's novel adaptation. (200 mins.)
“ Anna Karenina (from Tolstoi) ” - katsumicrewe
 
19.
Love Never Dies (2012)
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10 years has passed since a fire broke out in Paris - leaving only a mask behind... As the love story continues in Coney Island... (121 mins.)
“ A sequel to The Phantom of The Opera ” - katsumicrewe
 
20.
Once Upon a Time (2011 TV Series)
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A young woman with a troubled past is drawn to a small town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed. (44 mins.)
Director: David Barrett
“ Fairy Tales ” - katsumicrewe
 
21.
Great Expectations (2012)
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor. (128 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
“ Great Expectations (from Charles Dickens) ” - katsumicrewe
 
22.
The Secret Garden (1987 TV Movie)
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When a spoiled English girl living in 19th century India loses both parents in a cholera epidemic, she... (100 mins.)
Director: Alan Grint
“ The secret garden (from Frances Hodgson Burnett) ” - katsumicrewe
 
23.
The Phantom of the Opera (1990 Mini-Series)
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Count de Chagnie has discovered Christine's singing talent on a market place and sent her to his friend Carriere... (168 mins.)
Director: Tony Richardson
“ The Phantom of the Opera (from Gaston Leroux) ” - katsumicrewe
 
24.
Anna and the King (1999)
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The story of the romance between the King of Siam and widowed British schoolteacher, Anna Leonowens, during the 1860s. (148 mins.)
Director: Andy Tennant
“ Anna and the King (from Margaret Landon and from a true story) ” - katsumicrewe
 
25.
Death Comes to Pemberley (2013 Mini-Series)
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Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married, are preparing for their annual ball when festivities are brought to an abrupt halt. An adaptation of PD James's homage to Pride and Prejudice. (180 mins.)
“ Pride and prejudice (an imagined sequel) ” - katsumicrewe
 
26.
The Phantom of the Opera (1989)
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A darker version of the classic Gaston Leroux novel. A young soprano becomes the obsession of a horribly disfigured composer who has plans for those who oppose himself or the young singer. (93 mins.)
“ The Phantom of the Opera (from Gaston Leroux) ” - katsumicrewe
 
27.
Dracula 2000 (2000)
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A group of thieves break into a chamber expecting to find paintings, but instead they release the count himself, who travels to New Orleans to find his nemesis' daughter, Mary Van Helsing. (99 mins.)
Director: Patrick Lussier
“ Dracula (from Bram Stoker) ” - katsumicrewe
 
28.
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
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In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen. (127 mins.)
Director: Rupert Sanders
“ Snow White (even if I disliked Kristen Stewart) ” - katsumicrewe
 
29.
The Misselthwaite Archives (2015 TV Series)
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After the death of her parents, surly teenager Mary Lennox moves to her uncle's large, lonely estate along Misselthwaite Creek in Oregon... (3 mins.)
Director: Aileen Sheedy
“ The Secret Garden (from Frances Hodgson Burnett) ” - katsumicrewe
 
30.
Peter Pan (2003)
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The Darling family children receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Never Land where an ongoing war with the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place. (113 mins.)
Director: P.J. Hogan
“ Peter Pan (from James M. Barrie) ” - katsumicrewe
 
31.
Madame Bovary (2000 TV Movie)
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A young woman in her late teens, a reader of novels and with high hopes of romance and passion, marries a widowed country doctor... (180 mins.)
Director: Tim Fywell
“ Madame Bovary (from Gustave Flaubert) ” - katsumicrewe
 
32.
Little Women (1994)
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The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America. (115 mins.)
“ Little Women (from Louisa May Alcott) ” - katsumicrewe
 
33.
Madame Bovary (1949)
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A provincial doctor's wife's romantic illusions about life and social status lead her to betray her naive husband, take on lovers and run up ruinous debts. (114 mins.)
“ Madame Bovary (from Gustave Flaubert) ” - katsumicrewe
 
34.
University Ever After (2013 TV Series)
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Ella Cinders and friends begin making a vlog about life at Walt U., but sabotage and mysterious figures keep everyone on edge. When one of their own is kidnapped, they must race against the clock to find their friend before it's too late.
Director: Julia Seales
“ Various fairy tales ” - katsumicrewe
 
35.
A Tale of Two Cities (1989 Mini-Series)
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Two men, one an aristocrat and one a drunken lawyer, fall in love with the same woman during the early stages of the French Revolution. (188 mins.)
“ A tale of two cities (from Charles Dickens) ” - katsumicrewe
 
36.
The Brothers Grimm (2005)
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Will and Jake Grimm are traveling con-artists who encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse which requires true courage instead of their usual bogus exorcisms. (118 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ Various fairy tales and the life of the brothers Grimm ” - katsumicrewe
 
37.
A Tale of Two Cities (1958)
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During the turbulent days of the French Revolution, Frenchwoman Lucie Manette falls in love with Englishman Charles Darnay who's hiding his true identity and purpose. (117 mins.)
Director: Ralph Thomas
“ A tale of two cities (from Charles Dickens) ” - katsumicrewe
 
38.
Or So the Story Goes: Happy Thoughts (2015)
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The Darling family has a problem- the ghost of a maniacal and charming teenage boy becomes obsessed... (70 mins.)
“ Fairy tales ” - katsumicrewe
 
39.
Une femme dans la Révolution (2013 Mini-Series)
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“ The period of the French Revolution ” - katsumicrewe
 
40.
Descendants (2015 TV Movie)
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In present-day Auradon, Ben, the teenage son of King Adam and Queen Belle, is poised to take the throne... (112 mins.)
Director: Kenny Ortega
“ From various characters of Disney ” - katsumicrewe
 
41.
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
“ Anna Karenina (from Tolstoi) ” - katsumicrewe
 
42.
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.)
“ Tess of the D'Urbervilles (from Thomas Hardy) ” - katsumicrewe
 
43.
Heidi (1993 Mini-Series)
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After charming her reclusive grandfather and falling in love with the beautiful mountain he calls home, Heidi is uprooted and sent to Frankfurt where she befriends Klara, a young girl confined to a wheelchair. (193 mins.)
Director: Michael Rhodes
“ Heidi (from Johanna Spyri) ” - katsumicrewe
 
44.
The Tudors (2007 TV Series)
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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII. (60 mins.)
“ The Tudors's Dynasty ” - katsumicrewe
 
45.
Rebecca (1940)
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A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife. (130 mins.)
“ Rebecca (from Daphne du Maurier) ” - katsumicrewe
 
46.
The Crucible (1996)
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A Salem resident attempts to frame her ex-lover's wife for being a witch in the middle of the 1692 witchcraft trials. (124 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Hytner
“ The Crucible (from Arthur Miller) ” - katsumicrewe
 
47.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012 Mini-Series)
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An exploration of Charles Dicken's unfinished work in which the mystery of the murder of Edwin Drood is examined. (120 mins.)
“ The mystery of Edwin Drood (from Charles Dickens) ” - katsumicrewe
 
48.
The Crucible (2014)
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Lust and betrayal against the backdrop of the Salem witch trials. (190 mins.)
Director: Yaël Farber
“ The Crucible (from Arthur Miller) ” - katsumicrewe
 
49.
Salem Witch Trials (2002 TV Movie)
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A masterful work accurately details the current consensus of what exactly occurred to prompt the colonial witch-trials. (240 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
“ The Salem witch trials ” - katsumicrewe
 
50.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)
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Five sisters in 19th century England must cope with the pressures to marry while protecting themselves from a growing population of zombies. (108 mins.)
Director: Burr Steers
“ Pride and Prejudice (from Jane Austen) ” - katsumicrewe
 
51.
Pride and Prejudice (1940)
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Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them... (118 mins.)
“ Pride and Prejudice (from Jane Austen) ” - katsumicrewe
 
52.
Carrie (2013)
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A shy girl, outcasted by her peers and sheltered by her religious mother, unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. (100 mins.)
Director: Kimberly Peirce
“ Carrie (from Stephen King) ” - katsumicrewe
 
53.
Heidi (2015)
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A story of a young girl who lives in the Swiss Alps with her goat herding Grandfather. (111 mins.)
Director: Alain Gsponer
“ Heidi (from Johanna Spyri) ” - katsumicrewe
 
54.
Romeo & Juliet (2013)
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Romeo and Juliet secretly wed despite the sworn contempt their families hold for each other. It is not long, however, before a chain of fateful events changes the lives of both families forever. (113 mins.)
Director: Carlo Carlei
“ Romeo and Juliet (from Shakespeare) ” - katsumicrewe
 
55.
Carrie (2002 TV Movie)
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Carrie White is a lonely and painfully shy teenage girl with telekinetic powers who is slowly pushed to the edge of insanity by frequent bullying from both her classmates and her domineering, religious mother. (132 mins.)
Director: David Carson
“ Carrie (from Stephen King) ” - katsumicrewe
 
56.
The Secret of Crickley Hall (2012 Mini-Series)
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A year after their son goes missing, a family moves to Crickley Hall. When supernatural events begin to take place, Eve feels the house is somehow connected to her lost son. (59 mins.)
“ The Secret of Crickley Hall (from James Herbert)
I must say : I prefered the movie to the book ” - katsumicrewe
 
57.
Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (2014 TV Movie)
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The true story of Lizzie Borden, a young woman tried and acquitted in the 1892 murders of her father and stepmother. (87 mins.)
Director: Nick Gomez
“ The Lizzie Borden trial ” - katsumicrewe
 
58.
Romeo x Juliet (2007 TV Series)
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This is a story of a young and tragic love, set in the aerial city of Neo Verona. Tyranny rules this...
“ Romeo and Juliet (from Shakespeare) ” - katsumicrewe
 
59.
Tarzan (1999)
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A man raised by gorillas must decide where he really belongs when he discovers he is a human. (88 mins.)
“ Tarzan (from Edgar Rice Burroughs) ” - katsumicrewe
 
60.
The Musketeers (2014 TV Series)
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Set on the streets of 17th century Paris, series gives a contemporary take on the classic story about a group of highly trained soldiers and bodyguards assigned to protect King and country. (55 mins.)
“ The three musketeers (from Alexandre Dumas) ” - katsumicrewe
 
61.
Wolf Hall (2015 Mini-Series)
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After the downfall of Cardinal Wolsey, his secretary, Thomas Cromwell, finds himself amongst the treachery and intrigue of King Henry VIII's court and soon becomes a close advisor to the King, a role fraught with danger. (360 mins.)
“ The Tudor Dynasty ” - katsumicrewe
 
62.
Victor Frankenstein (2015)
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Told from Igor's perspective, we see the troubled young assistant's dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man - and the legend - we know today. (110 mins.)
Director: Paul McGuigan
“ Frankenstein (from Mary Shelley) ” - katsumicrewe
 
63.
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
“ The three musketeers : The Vicount of Bragelonne (from Alexandre Dumas) ” - katsumicrewe
 
64.
Dangerous Liaisons (2012)
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In Shanghai, an aging socialite's infatuation with her ex-boyfriend manifests itself as a risky game, where her former lover agrees to seduce, then abandon a naive young woman. (110 mins.)
Director: Jin-ho Hur
“ Dangerous Liaisons (from Choderlos de Laclos) ” - katsumicrewe
 
65.
Descendants 2 (2017 TV Movie)
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Mal returns to the Isle of the Lost to find her archenemy Uma, the daughter of Ursula, teaming up with Harry, the son of Captain Hook, and Gil, the son of Gaston. (111 mins.)
Director: Kenny Ortega
“ Various fairy tales ” - katsumicrewe