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1. The Invisible Woman (2013)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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At the height of his career, Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death.

Writers: Abi Morgan, Claire Tomalin | Director: Ralph Fiennes | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Hollander

2. Great Expectations (1998)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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55 Metascore

Modernization of Charles Dickens classic story finds the hapless Finn as a painter in New York pursuing his unrequited and haughty childhood love.

Writers: Charles Dickens, Mitch Glazer | Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hank Azaria, Chris Cooper

3. Hereafter (2010)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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56 Metascore

A drama centered on three people -- a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy -- who are touched by death in different ways.

Writer: Peter Morgan | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Matt Damon, Cécile De France, Bryce Dallas Howard, Thierry Neuvic

4. A Christmas Carol (2009)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Drama, Family

6.8
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An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Writers: Charles Dickens, Robert Zemeckis | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Steve Valentine

5. Bleak House (2005– )

510 min | Drama

8.6
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A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th-century English legal system

Stars: Anna Maxwell Martin, Denis Lawson, Carey Mulligan, Finn Morrell

6. Little Dorrit (2008 TV Mini-Series)

Drama, Romance

8.4
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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, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in ... See full summary »

Stars: Claire Foy, Matthew Macfadyen, Tom Courtenay, Emma Pierson

7. David Copperfield (1999 TV Movie)

Unrated | 185 min | Drama

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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.

Writers: Charles Dickens, Adrian Hodges | Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Emilia Fox, Pauline Quirke, Maggie Smith, John Normington

8. Oliver Twist (1948)

Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

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Based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist is about an orphan boy who runs away from a workhouse and meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. Oliver is taken in by the pickpocket ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Dickens, David Lean, Stanley Haynes | Director: David Lean | Stars: Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Francis L. Sullivan

9. Great Expectations (1946)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Writers: Charles Dickens, David Lean, Ronald Neame, Anthony Havelock-Allan, Kay Walsh, Cecil McGivern | Director: David Lean | Stars: John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Tony Wager, Jean Simmons

10. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

G | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.7
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The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.

Writers: Charles Dickens, Jerry Juhl | Director: Brian Henson | Stars: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson

11. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2001 TV Movie)

Comedy, Drama

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Nicholas.Nickleby,is an impoverished young man making his way in life in the cruel and unjust world of early Victorian England. His good looks,kind heart and gentlemanly manner are fine ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Dickens, Martyn Hesford | Director: Stephen Whittaker | Stars: John Dallimore, James D'Arcy, Sophia Myles, Diana Kent

12. A Tale of Two Cities (1935)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama, History, Romance

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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.

Writers: Charles Dickens, W.P. Lipscomb, S.N. Behrman, Thomas Carlyle, M. Clery, Mademoiselle des Echerolles, M. Nicholas | Directors: Jack Conway, Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Ronald Colman, Elizabeth Allan, Edna May Oliver, Reginald Owen

13. Great Expectations (1999 TV Movie)

168 min | Drama

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Young Pip is expected to become a blacksmith, but, hating the soot and smoke, he secretly dreams of becoming a gentleman. When he meets the mysterious Miss Havisham and her haughty niece ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Dickens, Tony Marchant | Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Justine Waddell, Charlotte Rampling, Laura Aikman

14. An American Girl on the Home Front (2006 TV Movie)

85 min | Drama, Family, War

6.9
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Molly is a girl living in the year 1944 and WWII has brought many changes to Molly's life. An English girl comes to live with Molly's family to escape the bombings. They slowly become good friends.

Writers: Anna Sandor, Valerie Tripp | Director: Joyce Chopra | Stars: Maya Ritter, David Aaron Baker, Tory Green, Sarah Manninen

15. Great Expectations (2013)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama

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This stunning adaptation of Dickens' classic tale was captured live from the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End. Although Great Expectations has been adapted for film on two separate ... See full summary »

Writers: Jo Clifford, Charles Dickens | Director: Graham McLaren | Stars: Jack Ellis, Christopher Ellison, Paula Wilcox, Paul Nivison

16. A Christmas Carol (1938)

Passed | 69 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

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On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as Scrooge ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Dickens, Hugo Butler | Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart, Terry Kilburn

17. David Copperfield (2000 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

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Writers: Charles Dickens, John Goldsmith | Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Hugh Dancy, Michael Richards, Eileen Atkins, Anthony Andrews

18. A Tale of Two Cities (1980 TV Movie)

162 min | Drama, History, Romance

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An ex-aristocrat from France and an alcoholic English lawyer find themselves crossing paths and in love with the same woman during the French Revolution.

Writers: Charles Dickens, John Gay | Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Chris Sarandon, Peter Cushing, Kenneth More, Barry Morse

19. Our Mutual Friend (1998 TV Mini-Series)

350 min | Drama

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Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London.

Stars: Paul McGann, Keeley Hawes, Dominic Mafham, David Bradley

20. Little Dorrit (1988)

G | 357 min | Drama, Romance

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Arthur Clennam returns to London after working abroad for many years with his now deceased father. Almost at once he becomes involved in the problems of his mother's seamstress Amy Dorrit ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Dickens, Christine Edzard | Director: Christine Edzard | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Max Wall

21. Martin Chuzzlewit (1994 TV Mini-Series)

385 min | Drama

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Stars: Emma Chambers, Julia Sawalha, Keith Allen, Philip Franks

22. Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House (1985 TV Mini-Series)

391 min | Drama, Crime

7.4
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The great case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce drags on, an obsession to all involved. Then a question of inheritance becomes a question of murder.

Stars: Diana Rigg, Denholm Elliott, Suzanne Burden, Jonathan Moore

23. A Tale of Two Cities (1989 TV Mini-Series)

188 min | Drama, History, Romance

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Stars: James Wilby, Xavier Deluc, Serena Gordon, John Mills

24. Sand Castles (2014)

93 min | Drama

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In rural Indiana, Noah and his impoverished family wrestle with the mysterious return of his now mute sister Lauren, who was kidnapped and held captive for over a decade.

Writers: Jordon Hodges, Bugs Moran | Director: Clenet Verdi-Rose | Stars: Jordon Hodges, Anne Winters, Randy Spence, Saxon Trainor

25. Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairy Tale (2003 TV Movie)

174 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.0
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A fictionalized account of the young life of Hans Christian Andersen, a young man with a penchant for storytelling but struggles to find his place in the world and gain the affection of the... See full summary »

Writers: Hans Christian Andersen, Kit Hesketh-Harvey | Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Kieran Bew, Emily Hamilton, Flora Montgomery, James Fox

26. David Copperfield (1935)

Passed | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

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When David's father dies, his mother remarries. His new stepfather Murdstone has a mean and cruel view on how to raise a child. When David's mother dies from grief, Murdstone sends David to... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Dickens, Hugh Walpole, Howard Estabrook | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Frank Lawton, Edna May Oliver, Elizabeth Allan

27. House of the Damned (1963)

Approved | 62 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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An architect and his wife are staying in an empty castle in California. They are joined by an unhappily married lawyer and his wife. Things start getting strange when they spot a half man/... See full summary »

Writer: Harry Spalding | Director: Maury Dexter | Stars: Ron Foster, Merry Anders, Richard Crane, Erika Peters

28. David Copperfield (1969 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

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The legendary novel by Charles Dickens comes to life in this colorful interpretation directed by Delbert Mann.

Writers: Charles Dickens, Jack Pulman | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Cyril Cusack, Edith Evans, Pamela Franklin

29. A Tale of Two Cities (1958)

117 min | Drama, History, Romance

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During the French Revolution, French national Lucie Manette meets and falls in love with Englishman Charles Darnay. He is however hiding his true identity as a member of the French ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Dickens, T.E.B. Clarke | Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Dorothy Tutin, Cecil Parker, Stephen Murray

30. Hard Times (1994– )

100 min | Drama

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Stars: Harriet Walter, Bill Paterson, Alan Bates, Beatie Edney

31. Great Expectations (1989 TV Mini-Series)

303 min | Drama

7.4
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Phillip Pirrip, known as Pip, meets a convict or two in a graveyard and sets into motion a series of events that lead him from a comfortable life in his brother-in-law's forge to a ... See full summary »

Stars: Jean Simmons, John Rhys-Davies, Ray McAnally, Anthony Calf

32. Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962 TV Movie)

G | 53 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Dickens, Barbara Chain | Director: Abe Levitow | Stars: Jim Backus, Morey Amsterdam, Jack Cassidy, Royal Dano

33. Oliver Twist (1985 TV Mini-Series)

360 min | Drama

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In a storm, in a workhouse, to a nameless woman, young Oliver Twist is born into parish care where he's overworked and underfed. As he grows older his adventures take him from the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Rodska, Eric Porter, Lysette Anthony, Michael Attwell

34. Oliver Twist (1933)

80 min | Drama

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An orphan boy in 1830's London is abused in a workhouse, then falls into the clutches of a gang of thieves.

Writers: Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Meehan | Director: William J. Cowen | Stars: Dickie Moore, Irving Pichel, William 'Stage' Boyd, Doris Lloyd

35. Great Expectations (1981 TV Mini-Series)

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Gerry Sundquist, Tim Munro, Derek Francis, Colin Jeavons

36. Great Expectations (1934)

100 min | Drama, Romance

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9 year old 'Pip' Pirrip, an orphan living with relatives, aids and befriends an escaped convict on the moors, an act that will have a profound effect on his life.

Writers: Charles Dickens, Gladys Unger | Director: Stuart Walker | Stars: Henry Hull, Phillips Holmes, Jane Wyatt, Florence Reed

37. The Pickwick Papers (1952)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

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The Pickwick Club sends Mr. Pickwick and a group of friends to travel across England and to report back on the interesting things they find. In the course of their travels, they repeatedly ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Dickens, Noel Langley | Director: Noel Langley | Stars: James Hayter, James Donald, Nigel Patrick, Joyce Grenfell

38. The Old Curiosity Shop (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | Drama

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When young Nell Trent's grandfather loses the investment money of wharf owner Daniel Quilp with cards, Quilp develops an everlasting urge to get him put in the madhouse. Nell and her grandfather flee the city.

Writers: Charles Dickens, John Goldsmith | Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Alan Barry, Adam Blackwood, Tom Courtenay, Brian de Salvo

39. Oliver Twist (1974)

91 min | Animation, Family

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Writers: Charles Dickens, Ben Starr | Director: Hal Sutherland | Stars: Josh Albee, Philip L. Clarke, Cathleen Cordell, Michael Evans

40. Great Expectations (1974 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

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Charles Dickens' classic tale of Pip, a poor orphan who befriends an escaped convict and who grows up in the company of a bitter old woman, Miss Havisham, and her haughty young ward, ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Dickens, Sherman Yellen | Director: Joseph Hardy | Stars: Michael York, Sarah Miles, James Mason, Margaret Leighton

41. Nicholas Nickleby (1977 TV Mini-Series)

330 min | Drama

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After the death of his father, Nicholas Nickleby along with his sister Kate and their mother find themselves in difficult conditions. They relocate to London in the hope that Uncle Ralph ... See full summary »

Stars: Nigel Havers, Peter Bourke, Derek Godfrey, Robert James

42. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1947)

Approved | 108 min | Drama

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Nineteenth century England. When Nicholas Nickleby's father dies and leaves his family destitute, his uncle, the greedy moneylender, Ralph Nickleby, finds Nicholas a job teaching in a ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Dickens, John Dighton | Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Derek Bond, Cedric Hardwicke, Mary Merrall, Sally Ann Howes

43. David Copperfield (1974 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | Drama

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Stars: Patience Collier, David Troughton, Ian Hogg, David Yelland

44. David Copperfield (1993 TV Movie)

92 min | Family, Animation

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An animated version of the classic David Copperfield story. Filled with music, color, and anthropomorphic versions of the classic characters.

Writers: Charles Dickens, Judith Reeves-Stevens, Garfield Reeves-Stevens | Director: Don Arioli | Stars: Sheena Easton, Kelly LeBrock, Julian Lennon, Howie Mandel

45. Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935)

87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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An opium-addicted choirmaster develops an obsession for a beautiful young girl and will not stop short of murder in order to have her.

Writers: Leopold Atlas, John L. Balderston, Charles Dickens, Bradley King, Gladys Unger | Director: Stuart Walker | Stars: Claude Rains, Douglass Montgomery, Heather Angel, David Manners

46. Micawber (2001– )

195 min | Comedy, Drama

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David Jason stars as Mr. Micawber in this gentle comedy set in Victorian England and inspired by a character from Charles Dickens' novel 'David Copperfield'.

Stars: David Jason, Annabelle Apsion, Lucinda Dryzek, Andrew Quigley

47. The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1993)

112 min | Drama, Mystery

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Writers: Charles Dickens, Timothy Forder | Director: Timothy Forder | Stars: Gareth Arnold, Gemma Craven, Michelle Evans, Barry Evans

48. David Copperfield (1966– )

25 min

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Stars: Ian McKellen, Tina Packer, Flora Robson, George Benson

49. David Copperfield (2009 TV Movie)

200 min | Drama

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Writers: Francesco Arlanch, Francesco Balletta, Salvatore Basile, Charles Dickens | Director: Ambrogio Lo Giudice | Stars: Giorgio Pasotti, Maya Sansa, Gianmarco Tognazzi, Stefano Dionisi

50. David Copperfield (1986 TV Mini-Series)

30 min | Drama

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A TV mini-series adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic, following the life of young Copperfield as he grows up under the care of the cruel Murdstones, travels to London where he meets ... See full summary »

Stars: Colin Hurley, Brenda Bruce, Simon Callow, Jeremy Brudenell