Most Popular "Modern Day Adaptation" Titles
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1. Apocalypse Now (1979)
R | 153 min | Drama, War
During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.
Votes: 474,362 | Gross: $78.80M
4. Cruel Intentions (1999)
R | 97 min | Drama, Romance
Two vicious step-siblings of an elite Manhattan prep school make a wager: to deflower the new headmaster's daughter before the start of term.
Votes: 153,790 | Gross: $38.20M
5. Clueless (1995)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.
Votes: 131,193 | Gross: $56.63M
6. She's the Man (2006)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguised as him, and proceeds to fall for one of his soccer teammates, and soon learns she's not the only one with romantic troubles.
Votes: 121,936 | Gross: $2.33M
7. West Side Story (1961)
Unrated | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Musical
Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
Votes: 75,849 | Gross: $43.65M
8. Beastly (2011)
PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A modern-day take on the "Beauty and the Beast" tale where a New York teen is transformed into a hideous monster in order to find true love.
Votes: 66,738 | Gross: $27.85M
9. My Own Private Idaho (1991)
R | 104 min | Drama
Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way.
Votes: 38,724 | Gross: $6.40M
10. Roxanne (1987)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Romance
Based on the play "Cyrano de Bergerac", large nosed C.D. Bales falls for the beautiful Roxanne while she falls for his personality but another man's looks.
Votes: 33,885 | Gross: $40.05M
11. Great Expectations (1998)
R | 111 min | Drama, Romance
Modernization of Charles Dickens classic story finds the hapless Finn as a painter in New York pursuing his unrequited and haughty childhood love.
Votes: 44,281 | Gross: $26.33M
12. Alice (2009– )
240 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Everything you know about Alice's adventures in Wonderland is about to be turned upside down in this modern-day miniseries event. Stars Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton and Tim Curry.
13. Freeway (1996)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A twisted take on 'Little Red Riding Hood' with a teenage juvenile delinquent on the run from a social worker traveling to her grandmother's house and being hounded by a charming, but sadistic, serial killer/pedophile.
15. Pola X (1999)
Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Romance
A young writer becomes intrigued with a mysterious dark-haired woman who claims to be his long-lost sister and he begin an unusual relationship with her prompting a downward spiral involving his domineering mother and lovely fiancée
Votes: 3,626 | Gross: $0.17M
18. O (2001)
R | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
An update of Shakespeare's 'Othello' with a young cast, set in an upper class prep school, & centered around basketball player Odin.
Votes: 17,585 | Gross: $16.02M
21. Haider (2014)
160 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A young man returns to Kashmir after his father's disappearance to confront his uncle - the man he suspects of playing a role in his father's fate.
Votes: 40,111 | Gross: $0.90M
22. Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013)
150 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Young love leads to a bloody clan war in this adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'.
Votes: 13,793 | Gross: $2.63M
26. La belle noiseuse (1991)
Unrated | 238 min | Drama
The former famous painter Frenhofer revisits an abandoned project using the girlfriend of a young visiting artist. Questions about truth, life, and artistic limits are explored.
Votes: 4,974 | Gross: $0.41M
27. Hamlet (2009 TV Movie)
180 min | Drama
The RSC puts a modern spin on Shakespeare's Hamlet in this filmed-for-television version of their stage production. The Prince of Denmark seeks vengeance after his father is murdered and his mother marries the murderer.
30. Love's Labour's Lost (2000)
PG | 93 min | Romance, Comedy, Musical
An update of the classic Shakespeare story, director Kenneth Branagh shot this movie like a classic 30s musical. The film tells the story of four best friends who swear off love.
Votes: 3,915 | Gross: $0.28M
31. Omkara (2006)
155 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A politically-minded enforcer's misguided trust in his lieutenant leads him to suspect his wife of infidelity in this adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Othello'.
Votes: 14,179 | Gross: $0.79M
34. Frankenstein (2004 TV Movie)
88 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
Two hundred years after Mary Shelley's novel the brilliant but mad Doctor has sustained his creature and himself over two centuries through genetic experimentation. In present-day America ... See full summary »
35. What the Peeper Saw (1972)
R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
A wealthy author's second wife begins to suspect that her 12 year old stepson may have murdered his mother, who mysteriously died in a bathtub accident.
37. I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
Approved | 69 min | Fantasy, Horror
A Canadian nurse is hired to care for the wife of a sugar plantation owner, who has been acting strangely, on a Caribbean island.
38. 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.
Votes: 6,180 | Gross: $0.89M
39. Tempest (1982)
PG | 140 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A sobering mid-life crisis fuels dissatisfaction in Philip Dimitrius, to the extent where the successful architect trades his marriage and career in for a spiritual exile on a remote Greek ... See full summary »
40. In a Dark Place (2006)
R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller
The disturbed arts teacher, Anna Veigh, is hired by Mr. Laing as a governess to raise Flora and her brother Miles. Anna believes that the ghosts of the former governess, Miss Jessel, and ... See full summary »
41. Les liaisons dangereuses (1959)
106 min | Drama, Romance
Juliette Merteuil and Valmont is a sophisticated couple, always looking for fun and excitement. Both have sexual affairs with others and share their experiences with one another. But there ... See full summary »
42. Edward II (1991)
R | 87 min | Drama, History, Romance
In this Derek Jarman version of Christopher Marlowe's Elizabethan drama, in modern costumes and settings, Plantagenet king Edward II hands the power-craving nobility the perfect excuse by ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,944 | Gross: $0.69M
43. Scotland, Pa. (2001)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime
A modernized retelling of "MacBeth" set in 1970s suburban Pennsylvania. Joe McBeth, an unambitious hamburger stand employee, is driven to success by his scheming wife.
Votes: 3,952 | Gross: $0.38M
44. The Idiot (1951)
166 min | Drama, Romance
A Japanese veteran, driven partially mad from the war, travels to the snowy island of Kameda where he soon enters a love triangle with his best friend and a disgraced woman.
45. A Midsummer Night's Rave (2002)
R | 85 min | Drama
William Shakespeare's classic tale of love and mischief "A midsummer night's dream" is re-imagined with Club kids at a rave in a L.A. warehouse. Love potions and drug deals gone bad, it's a high-energy, drug-fueled drama.
46. China Girl (1987)
R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A modern day Romeo & Juliet story is told in New York when an Italian boy and a Chinese girl become lovers, causing a tragic conflict between ethnic gangs.
Votes: 1,160 | Gross: $1.26M
47. The Honey Pot (1967)
Not Rated | 150 min | Comedy, Crime
Inspired by a performance of his favorite play, "Volpone," 20th-century millionaire Cecil Fox devises an intricate plan to trick three of his former mistresses into believing he is dying. ... See full summary »
48. Spec Ops: The Line (2012 Video Game)
M | Action, Adventure, Drama
Set in modern day Dubai, massive sandstorms have buried the city. As Capt. Martin Walker, you're sent in to find any survivors and learn what happened to the original rescue and evacuation team led by Lt. Colonel John Konrad.
49. La belle endormie (2010 TV Movie)
Unrated | 82 min | Drama
A young princess is the subject of a tug-of-war among witches, as each struggles to find the suitable antidote to a death sentence inculcated by an evil sister.
Votes: 581 | Gross: $0.03M
50. Othello (2001 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
Shakespeare's Othello retold in modern London; racial tension in the police force collides with jealousy and revenge. An officer suspects his new bride of infidelity.