Most Popular "Based On Literary" Titles
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1. Heart of Darkness (1993 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
A trading company manager travels up an African river to find a missing outpost head and discovers the depth of evil in humanity's soul.
2. Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
R | 125 min | Biography, Drama
Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.
3. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
Approved | 116 min | Biography, Drama
The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair.
4. Paris Trout (1991)
R | 100 min | Drama
Paris Trout is a vile Southern bigot. He owns a store and is a loanshark. He often sues people, and so his lawyer, Harry Seagraves, eventually meets Paris' wife Hannah. A former ... See full summary »
5. Tom & Viv (1994)
PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
In 1915, T.S. (Tom) Eliot and Vivienne Haigh-Wood elope, but her longstanding gynecological and emotional problems disrupt their planned honeymoon. Her father is angry because Tom's poetry ... See full summary »
6. Effi Briest (1974)
135 min | Drama
In the nineteenth century, seventeen year old Effi Briest is married to the older Baron von Instetten and moves into a house, that she believes has a ghost, in a small isolated Baltic town.... See full summary »
7. The Romance of Astrea and Celadon (2007)
109 min | Drama, Romance
A romantic drama centered around a young shepherd and shepherdess and the ramifications of their forbidden affair.
8. Hamlet A.D.D. (2014)
100 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Hamlet is an easily distracted prince who is challenged to kill his uncle Claudius by the ghost of his recently dead dad. This bizarre sci-fi comedy features live-action characters in a colorful cartoon world.
9. Dante's Inferno (I) (1911)
68 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Loosely adapted from Dante's Divine Comedy and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Doré the original silent film has been restored and has a new score by Tangerine Dream.
10. 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (1971)
X | 91 min | Drama
Annabella marries Soranzo, when she is pregnant by her brother Giovanni. Destiny, and jealousies will expose her past, and Soranzo broods revenge. But he is not alone in that - and death will unite all.
12. Hemingway (1988 TV Mini-Series)
100 min | Biography
Of all the memorable characters created by Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning author Ernest Hemingway, none was more complicated, more fascinating, or more charismatic than Hemingway himself.... See full summary »
15. The Only Journey of His Life (2001)
85 min | Biography, Drama
As Georgios Vizneyos, one of Greece's greatest authors, degenerates in an Athens mental asylum, the tale of another story-teller, his grandfather, begins to emerge through his mad ramblings... See full summary »
16. Lucinda Brayford (1980– )
200 min | Drama, History, Romance
Based on the novel by Martin Boyd (1946) this miniseries tells the story of many generations of a family who migrate from England to Australia and eventually back to England, suffering ... See full summary »
19. Macbeth (2011 Video)
16 min | Short, Crime, Drama
Macbeth, noble and honored, located three witches who prophesy honors and the title of king. Influenced by his wife and by his own ambition, kills King Duncan and becomes king of Scotland. ... See full summary »