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1. The Turning (2019)

Drama, Horror | Post-production

A young governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after the deaths of their parents. A modern take on Henry James' novella "The Turn of the Screw".

Director: Floria Sigismondi | Stars: Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince, Mark Huberman

2. What Maisie Knew (2012)

R | 99 min | Drama

7.5
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74 Metascore

In New York City, a young girl is caught in the middle of her parents' bitter custody battle.

Directors: Scott McGehee, David Siegel | Stars: Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgård, Steve Coogan, Joanna Vanderham

Votes: 24,281 | Gross: $1.07M

3. The Innocents (1961)

Not Rated | 100 min | Horror

7.9
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A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave

Votes: 22,123

4. The Portrait of a Lady (1996)

PG-13 | 144 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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61 Metascore

An American girl inherits a fortune and falls into a misguided relationship with a gentleman confidence artist whose true nature, including a barbed and covetous disposition, turns her life into a nightmare.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Nicole Kidman, John Malkovich, Barbara Hershey, Martin Donovan

Votes: 9,574 | Gross: $3.69M

5. Masterpiece Classic (1971– )

Drama, Romance

8.5
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An anthology drama series featuring primarily British productions.

Stars: Alistair Cooke, John Neville, Robert Robinson, John Standing

Votes: 326

6. The Heiress (1949)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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A young naive woman falls for a handsome young man who her emotionally abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins

Votes: 11,123

7. The Wings of the Dove (1997)

R | 102 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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73 Metascore

An impoverished woman who has been forced to choose between a privileged life with her wealthy aunt and her journalist lover, befriends an American heiress. When she discovers the heiress is attracted to her own lover and is dying, she sees a chance to have both the privileged life she cannot give up and the lover she cannot live without.

Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roache, Alex Jennings, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 9,499 | Gross: $13.72M

8. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson

Votes: 162

9. Great Performances (1971– )

Music

7.8
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"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. David Woods brought stunning charm, humor, and time to this Moss Hart masterpiece. ... See full summary »

Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 466

10. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 229

11. The Nightcomers (1971)

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.1
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Prequel to Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw", focusing on groundskeeper Peter Quint's slow corruption of the virtuous governess Miss Jessel and the children she looks after.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Marlon Brando, Stephanie Beacham, Thora Hird, Harry Andrews

Votes: 1,551

12. The Aspern Papers (2018)

Drama | Post-production

A young writer tries to obtain romance letters a poet sent to his mistress.

Director: Julien Landais | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, Lois Robbins

13. The Golden Bowl (2000)

R | 130 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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62 Metascore

A man marries an heiress for her money even though he is actually in love with her friend.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Uma Thurman, Jeremy Northam, Kate Beckinsale, James Fox

Votes: 3,953 | Gross: $3.04M

14. The Turn of the Screw (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.5
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A naive and sexually repressed young governess is haunted by the ghosts of previous occupants of a mansion.

Director: Tim Fywell | Stars: Michelle Dockery, Eva Sayer, Josef Lindsay, Dan Stevens

Votes: 792

15. The Bostonians (1984)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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59 Metascore

A Boston feminist and a conservative Southern lawyer contend for the heart and mind of a beautiful and bright girl unsure of her future.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Tandy, Madeleine Potter

Votes: 1,575 | Gross: $1.01M

16. La tutora (2016)

114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.2
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Mona picks up her first job tutoring two orphaned children living in a derelict house in the country. Her obsession with trying to educate these two nearly feral children blind her to the fact they have other plans for her.

Director: Iván Noel | Stars: Malena Alonso, Cristina Maresca, Julio Mendez, Romina Pinto

Votes: 99

17. Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)

Unrated | 193 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives preempted by a strange boudoir melodrama that plays itself out in a hallucinatory parallel reality.

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Juliet Berto, Dominique Labourier, Bulle Ogier, Marie-France Pisier

Votes: 3,829 | Gross: $0.03M

18. Daisy Miller (1974)

G | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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In this comedy of manners, Frederick Winterbourne tries to figure out the bright and bubbly Daisy Miller, only to be helped and hindered by false judgments from their fellow friends.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Barry Brown, Cloris Leachman, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 920

19. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received eighteen Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year run... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brinson, Paul Branson, Mary Sinclair

Votes: 176

20. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Vaughn Taylor, Ed Herlihy, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 108

21. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 92

22. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

8.0
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 57

23. In a Dark Place (2006)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

4.4
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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 »

Director: Donato Rotunno | Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Tara Fitzgerald, Christian Olson, Gabrielle Adam

Votes: 2,222

24. The Green Room (1978)

PG | 94 min | Drama

7.2
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A French little town, at the end of the twenties. Julien Davenne is a journalist whose wife Julie died a decade ago. He gathered in the green room all Julie's objects. When a fire destroys ... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: François Truffaut, Nathalie Baye, Jean Dasté, Patrick Maléon

Votes: 2,220

25. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 36

26. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Live drama series that was one of the best television shows ever shown. Over two hundred live plays, covering all aspects of society, were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Hans Conried, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 94

27. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network television. Dramatic and comedy shows were presented, featuring many of... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Weston, Jack Kelly, George N. Neise

Votes: 125

28. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a thirty-minute weekly show, but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to sixty minutes, and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 76

29. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.9
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts, to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Helen Hayes, Martin Gabel

Votes: 116

30. Washington Square (1997)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Catherine Sloper has found the man of her dreams in Morris Townsend, but her plans to marry him are strongly opposed by her father, who believes Townsend is only interested in his daughter ... See full summary »

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Albert Finney, Maggie Smith, Ben Chaplin

Votes: 2,903 | Gross: $1.71M

31. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Monthly anthology series featuring televised versions of plays.

Stars: Charles Gray, Eric Porter, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud

Votes: 80

32. I'll Never Forget You (1951)

90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.2
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A scientist obsessed with the past transports himself back in time to 18th-century London, where he falls in love with a beautiful young woman.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Tyrone Power, Ann Blyth, Michael Rennie, Dennis Price

Votes: 623

33. The Turn of the Screw (1999 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.0
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A governess put in charge of two young children begins to see the ghost of her dead predecessor.

Director: Ben Bolt | Stars: Caroline Pegg, Jodhi May, Colin Firth, Pam Ferris

Votes: 793

34. The Lost Moment (1947)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.0
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An publisher insinuates himself into the mouldering mansion of the centenarian lover of a renowned but long-dead poet in order to find his lost love letters.

Director: Martin Gabel | Stars: Robert Cummings, Susan Hayward, Agnes Moorehead, Joan Lorring

Votes: 749

35. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.1
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A daily anthology show, featuring original material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

Stars: John Conte, Johnny Crawford, Sarah Churchill, Joan Elan

Votes: 65

36. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, et cetera during its eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 66

37. Presence of Mind (1999)

TV-G | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.7
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Henry James' classic tale of terror, "The Turn of the Screw" receives yet another screen adaptation in this thriller shot in Spain. A young woman (Sadie Frost) is hired to serve as a ... See full summary »

Director: Antoni Aloy | Stars: Sadie Frost, Lauren Bacall, Ella Jones, Nilo Zimmerman

Votes: 459

38. The Californians (2005)

PG | 87 min | Drama

4.9
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Slick, smug developer Gavin Ransom has a dream: make millions by blanketing the coastal hills of northern California with flamboyant, mini mansions. His sister Olive a raving ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Parker | Stars: Noah Wyle, Illeana Douglas, Kate Mara, Cloris Leachman

Votes: 322

39. Historias para no dormir (1964–1968)

Horror, Sci-Fi, Crime

8.0
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Stars: Narciso Ibáñez Menta, Estanis González, Lola Lemos, Pedro Sempson

Votes: 101

40. The Turn of the Screw (1974 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.4
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An English governess is hired to take care of two adorable orphans, who turn out to be not exactly what they seem to be.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Lynn Redgrave, Megs Jenkins, John Barron, Anthony Langdon

Votes: 159

41. Startime (I) (1959–1961)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.2
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The Ford Motor Company sponsored this hour-long program which rotated between variety shows, dramatic productions, and musical comedies. One of the offerings was turned into a regular series, Sing Along with Mitch (1961).

Stars: Dean Martin, Alice Backes, Jack Albertson, Marian Anderson

Votes: 119

42. The Haunting of Helen Walker (1995 TV Movie)

Unrated | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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TV remake of the Henry James' classic tale "Turn of the Screw", with changes in location and character names. A live in nanny discovers two children haunted by the spirits and deeds of ... See full summary »

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Valerie Bertinelli, Florence Hoath, Aled Roberts, Michael Gough

Votes: 267

43. The Turn of the Screw (1992)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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A young woman is hired by a wealthy but sinister man to tutor his two children at the family's isolated estate. When the woman gets there, she finds that the two children are not quite what... See full summary »

Director: Rusty Lemorande | Stars: Patsy Kensit, Stéphane Audran, Julian Sands, Marianne Faithfull

Votes: 437

44. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

Stars: Walter Matthau, David White, Constance Ford, Gene Lyons

Votes: 48

45. Au théâtre ce soir (1966–1990)

Comedy

7.9
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Stars: Edward Sanderson, Robert Manuel, Bernard Durand, Jacques Ardouin

Votes: 35

46. Festival (1960– )

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Gillie Fenwick, Eric House, Gerard Parkes, Douglas Rain

47. Estudio 1 (1965–1984)

Drama

7.8
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Stars: Ana María Vidal, Fernando Delgado, José Bódalo, Luisa Sala

Votes: 29

48. BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Stars: Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, John Bennett

Votes: 44

49. The Europeans (1979)

90 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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It's the mid-nineteenth century. Adult siblings Felix Young and Eugenia Munster were born and raised in Europe and have a somewhat bohemian lifestyle reflective of their travels throughout ... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Lee Remick, Robin Ellis, Wesley Addy, Tim Choate

Votes: 687

50. Les ailes de la colombe (1981)

95 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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A mature lady approaches a young actor and offers him a great amount of money to get acquainted with her lonely daughter, who suffers of an incurable illness. Eventually a true romance ... See full summary »

Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Dominique Sanda, Michele Placido, Loleh Bellon

Votes: 69