Most Popular "Literary Adaptation" Titles
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PG-13 | 144 min | Adventure, Fantasy
Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.
2. Maleficent (2014)
PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Family
A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.
Writers: Linda Woolverton, Charles Perrault, Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi, Winston Hibler, Bill Peet, Ted Sears, Ralph Wright, Milt Banta | Director: Robert Stromberg | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville
3. Red Dragon (2002)
R | 124 min | Crime, Thriller
A retired FBI agent with psychological gifts is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer; aiding him is imprisoned criminal genius Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.
4. Planet of the Apes (2001)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
An Air Force astronaut crash lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.
5. The Road (I) (2009)
R | 111 min | Adventure, Drama
In a dangerous post-apocalyptic world, an ailing father defends his son as they slowly travel to the sea.
6. Jackie Brown (1997)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A flight attendant becomes a key figure in a plot between the police and an arms dealer.
7. The Big Bounce (2004)
PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime
A small-time con artist and a Hawaiian real estate developer's mischevious, enterprising mistress team up for a potential $200,000 score.
8. Manhunter (1986)
R | 119 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Former FBI profiler Will Graham returns to service to pursue a deranged serial murderer named "the Tooth Fairy" by the media.
9. Beauty and the Beast (2014)
112 min | Fantasy, Romance
An unexpected romance blooms after the the youngest daughter of a merchant who has fallen on hard times offers herself to the mysterious beast to which her father has become indebted.
10. Barry Lyndon (1975)
PG | 184 min | Adventure, Drama, History
An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England.
11. Hellraiser (1987)
R | 94 min | Horror
An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; demons are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.
12. Paths of Glory (1957)
Approved | 88 min | Drama, War
When soldiers in World War I refuse to continue with an impossible attack, their superior officers decide to make an example of them.
13. Out of Sight (1998)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
A career bank robber breaks out of jail and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a US Marshall he has kidnapped.
14. Nosferatu (1922)
Unrated | 81 min | Horror
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. Silent classic based on the story "Dracula."
15. 3:10 to Yuma (1957)
Approved | 92 min | Drama, Thriller, Western
Broke small-time rancher Dan Evans is hired by the stagecoach line to put big-time captured outlaw leader Ben Wade on the 3:10 train to Yuma but Wade's gang tries to free him.
17. Get Shorty (1995)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
A mobster travels to Hollywood to collect a debt and discovers that the movie business is much the same as his current job.
19. Oliver Twist (2005)
PG-13 | 130 min | Crime, Drama
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.
20. Viy (2014)
127 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
An 18th century English cartographer, Jonathan Green, sets out on a journey to map the uncharted lands of Transylvania, only to discover the dark secrets and dangerous creatures hidden in a cursed, fantastical Ukrainian forest.
21. Re-Animator (1985)
Unrated | 104 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.
22. Dracula (1931)
Approved | 85 min | Horror
The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.
23. Horror of Dracula (1958)
Approved | 82 min | Horror
Jonathan Harker begets the ire of Count Dracula after he accepts a job at the vampire's castle under false pretenses.
26. From Beyond (1986)
R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.
27. The Vanishing (1988)
Unrated | 107 min | Mystery, Thriller
Rex and Saskia, a young couple in love, are on vacation. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia is abducted. After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor.
28. Carrie (2002 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 132 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Carrie White is a lonely and painfully shy teen-age girl with telekinetic powers who is slowly pushed to the edge of insanity by frequent bullying from both her class-mates and her religious, abusive mother.
29. Killshot (2008)
R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Beautiful Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne are placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an "incident". Thinking they are at last safe, they are targeted by an experienced hit man and a psychopathic young upstart killer. The ensuing struggle will test Carmen to the limit.
30. The Tenant (1976)
R | 126 min | Thriller
A bureaucrat rents a Paris apartment where he finds himself drawn into a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia.
31. Dracula 3D (2012)
Not Rated | 110 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller
Asia Argento stars in horror legend Dario Argento's sexy spin on the classic tale about the sharp-toothed count who craves human blood.
32. Oliver Twist (1948)
Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
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 »
33. Dracula (1979)
R | 109 min | Horror, Romance
Romanticized adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 classic. Set in 1913 England, the bloodsucking, but handsome, charming and seductive, Count Dracula seeks an immortal bride.
34. Valdez Is Coming (1971)
PG-13 | 90 min | Western
A Mexican-American sheriff must resort to violence against a powerful rancher in order to get just compensation for the pregnant Indian widow of a wrongly killed black man.
35. The Monk (2011)
R | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Madrid, in the seventeenth century. Abandoned at the doorstep of a monastery, Ambrosio has been brought up by the Capucin Friars. After becoming a friar himself, he becomes an unrivaled ... See full summary »
36. Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama
Various stories of how crack cocaine has infiltrated the inner-city streets. Based on Buddy Giovinazzo's novel "Life is Hot in Cracktown".
37. Saawariya (2007)
PG | 142 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Two souls arrive in a small town, one on vacation, the other to meet a lover. They spend the most magical dream-like days of their lives in that town... with each other.
Horror | Announced
Follows the ill-fated crew aboard the merchant ship Demeter which carried Dracula's coffin from Transylvania to England only to arrive at port with no survivors aboard.
39. The Dunwich Horror (1970)
R | 90 min | Horror
Wilbur Whateley pops over to the Arkham Miskatonic University to borrow the legendary Necronomicon and Sandra Dee. But little does anyone know, Whateley isn't quite human...
40. Touch (1997)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When Juvenal, a presumed miracle worker, appears on the scene Bill Hill attempts to exploit him but his plans go astray with the untimely intervention of August Murray and the developing ... See full summary »
41. Stick (1985)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Ernest 'Stick' Stickley returns from prison, and very soon he gets involved with his old friend in a drug-running deal that goes sour. Hired by a rich investor, he tries to walk the line, ... See full summary »
43. Lord Jim (1965)
154 min | Adventure, Drama
After being discredited as a coward, a 19th century seaman (Peter O'Toole) lives for only one purpose: to redeem himself. Based on Joseph Conrad's novel written in 1900.
44. The Haunted Palace (1963)
Passed | 87 min | Horror
Charles Dexter Ward arrives at a small village to visit the house he inherited from his ancestor who died there 100 years ago.
45. Le Silence de la Mer (1949)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance, War
1941 in a small town in Nazi occupied France. Against the will of its elderly male and his adult niece residents, the Nazis commandeer a house for one of their officers, Lt. Werner von ... See full summary »
46. Screamers (1979)
R | 81 min | Action, Horror
Aquatic creatures threaten the existence of a mysterious island.
47. Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968)
R | 87 min | Horror
When his brother disappears, Robert Manning pays a visit to the remote country house he was last heard from. While his host is outwardly welcoming - and his niece more demonstrably so - ... See full summary »
48. Drácula (1931)
Unrated | 104 min | Horror
Centuries-old vampire Dracula preys upon the innocent Eva and her friends.
49. Marcel Proust's Time Regained (1999)
169 min | Drama, Romance, War
Marcel Proust (1871-1922) is on his deathbed. Looking at photographs brings memories of his childhood, his youth, his lovers, and the way the Great War put an end to a stratum of society. ... See full summary »
50. Anne and Muriel (1971)
120 min | Romance, Drama
At the beginning of the 20th century, Claude Roc, a young middle-class Frenchman meets in Paris Ann Brown, a young Englishwoman. They become friends and Ann invites him to spend holidays at... See full summary »