Most Popular "Based On Short Story" Titles
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4. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
G | 149 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.
Votes: 432,664 | Gross: $56.72M
5. Predestination (I) (2014)
R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
For his final assignment, a top temporal agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. The chase turns into a unique, surprising and mind-bending exploration of love, fate, identity and time travel taboos.
7. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
PG-13 | 166 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Votes: 463,546 | Gross: $127.49M
8. The Thing (1982)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
It's the first week of winter in 1982. An American Research Base is greeted by an alien force, that can assimilate anything it touches. It's up to the members to stay alive, and be sure of who is human, and who has become one of the Things.
Votes: 261,466 | Gross: $13.78M
11. Sleepy Hollow (1999)
R | 105 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.
Votes: 268,895 | Gross: $101.07M
12. Rust and Bone (2012)
R | 120 min | Drama, Romance
Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.
Votes: 49,226 | Gross: $2.06M
13. Minority Report (2002)
PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi
In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.
Votes: 403,656 | Gross: $132.01M
14. The Drop (2014)
R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Votes: 107,819 | Gross: $10.72M
15. The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
PG-13 | 106 min | Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
The affair between a politician and a contemporary dancer is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart.
Votes: 201,536 | Gross: $62.45M
16. The Little Mermaid (1989)
G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land.
Votes: 172,209 | Gross: $109.86M
17. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.
Votes: 240,574 | Gross: $78.62M
18. Tale of Tales (2015)
R | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy
From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of a king, to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea, these tales are inspired by the fairytales by Giambattista Basile.
Votes: 13,871 | Gross: $0.08M
19. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 238,604 | Gross: $58.23M
20. Rear Window (1954)
Approved | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
Votes: 319,852 | Gross: $24.50M
22. Real Steel (2011)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Drama, Family
In the near future, robot boxing is a top sport. A struggling promoter feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot.
Votes: 256,773 | Gross: $85.46M
23. Total Recall (1990)
R | 113 min | Action, Sci-Fi
When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real - or does he?
Votes: 242,072 | Gross: $119.41M
24. The Birds (1963)
PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.
25. The Illusionist (2006)
PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing.
Votes: 297,886 | Gross: $39.83M
26. Total Recall (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.
Votes: 203,800 | Gross: $58.88M
27. Secretary (2002)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.
Votes: 68,375 | Gross: $4.05M
28. They Live (1988)
R | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.
Votes: 74,579 | Gross: $13.01M
29. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
G | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.
30. Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
An Oxford graduate takes up a job in a mental asylum, only to discover that the "revolutionary" new treatments are inhumane and that there is more going on than meets the eye.
31. 1408 (2007)
PG-13 | 104 min | Fantasy, Horror
A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
Votes: 210,927 | Gross: $71.98M
32. A View to a Kill (1985)
PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
An investigation of a horse-racing scam leads 007 to a mad industrialist who plans to create a worldwide microchip monopoly by destroying California's Silicon Valley.
Votes: 69,143 | Gross: $50.30M
33. 45 Years (2015)
R | 95 min | Drama, Romance
A married couple preparing to celebrate their wedding anniversary receives shattering news that promises to forever change the course of their lives.
Votes: 19,278 | Gross: $4.25M
34. The Living Daylights (1987)
PG | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
James Bond is living on the edge to stop an evil arms dealer from starting another world war. Bond crosses all seven continents in order to stop the evil Whitaker and General Koskov.
Votes: 70,026 | Gross: $51.19M
35. The Grey (2011)
R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After their plane crashes in Alaska, six oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step.
Votes: 204,378 | Gross: $51.53M
38. Octopussy (1983)
PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A fake Fabergé egg and a fellow agent's death lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.
Votes: 74,941 | Gross: $67.90M
39. The Switch (I) (2010)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Seven years after the fact, a man comes to the realization that he was the sperm donor for his best friend's boy.
Votes: 78,659 | Gross: $27.76M
40. Next (2007)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A Las Vegas magician who can see into the future is pursued by FBI agents seeking to use his abilities to prevent a nuclear terrorist attack.
Votes: 125,881 | Gross: $17.99M
41. All About Eve (1950)
Approved | 138 min | Drama
An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.
Votes: 83,862 | Gross: $0.01M
43. The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
R | 100 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
A photographer, Leon's obsessive pursuit of dark subject matter leads him into the path of a serial killer, Mahogany, the subway murderer who stalks late night commuters, ultimately butchering them in the most gruesome ways imaginable.
Votes: 47,920 | Gross: $0.07M
44. Intimacy (2001)
R | 119 min | Drama, Romance
A failed London musician meets once a week with a woman for a series of intense sexual encounters to get away from the realities of life. But when he begins inquiring about her, it puts their relationship at risk.
Votes: 9,240 | Gross: $0.10M
46. The Box (I) (2009)
PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who know that opening it will grant them a million dollars and kill someone they don't know.
Votes: 76,672 | Gross: $15.05M
47. Return to Paradise (1953)
Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
An American drifter comes to a remote Polynesian island controlled by a Puritanical missionary and turns the social life of the island upside-down.
48. Blow-Up (1966)
Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.
50. Evening Primrose (1966 TV Movie)
60 min | Fantasy, Horror, Musical
A man becomes part of a secret society of people who live in a department store and quickly falls in love with their leader's young maid.