Based on Books

by dionnesharp19 | created - 01 May 2012 | updated - 10 months ago | Public

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1. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1905)

Short, Crime, Drama

The millionaire's child is kidnapped. Sherlock Holmes after many thrilling adventures and narrow escapes rescues the child.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, H. Kyrle Bellew, J. Barney Sherry

Votes: 19

2. Brideshead Revisited (1981)

659 min | Drama, Romance

Two young men meet at Oxford. Charles Ryder, though of no family or money, becomes friends with Sebastian Flyte when Sebastian throws up in his college room through an open window. He then ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Irons, Diana Quick, Roger Milner, Phoebe Nicholls

Votes: 5,374

3. Brideshead Revisited (2008)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

A poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War.

Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Matthew Goode, Patrick Malahide, Hayley Atwell, Thomas Morrison

Votes: 10,866 | Gross: $6.41M

4. The Call of the Wild (1972)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Family

A house dog is abducted and brought to the north as a sled dog.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Charlton Heston, Michèle Mercier, Raimund Harmstorf, George Eastman

Votes: 1,275

5. Call of the Wild (1992 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 97 min | Adventure, Drama

A young boy heads off to the Yukon after hearing tales about the Gold Rush, and he forms an unwavering friendship with a heroic Alsatian dog called Buck.

Director: Michael Toshiyuki Uno | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Gordon Tootoosis, Duncan Fraser, Richard Newman

Votes: 308

6. Call of the Wild (2000– )

60 min | Adventure, Family

The story is about the life of a dog which was stolen from his home in California and sold into service as a sled dog in Alaska.

Stars: Nick Mancuso, Shane Meier, Rachel Hayward, Kathleen Duborg

Votes: 132

8. Call of the Wild (1935)

Approved | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

During the Klondike Gold Rush, a traveler purchases a dog to lead the way toward the treasure, but reconsiders his journey when he finds a jilted married woman.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Jack Oakie, Reginald Owen

Votes: 1,469

9. The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon (1997 TV Movie)

PG | 91 min | Adventure

Jack London's classic story from 1903 about Buck, a dog kidnapped from his home in California and taken to the Yukon where he is mistreated until a prospector discovers him and relates to ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Svatek | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Bronwen Booth, Charles Edwin Powell, Burke Lawrence

Votes: 697

10. The Call of the Wild (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 99 min | Adventure

A prospector, a trapper and their sled dog battle the Klondike elements on their journey to get to the gold country.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: John Beck, Jim Bohan, Dennis Burkley, Billy Green Bush

Votes: 61

11. The Call of the Wild (1908)

16 min | Short, Action

George Redfeather, the hero of this subject, returns from Carlisle, where he not only graduated with high honors, but was also the star of the college football team. At a reception given in... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Charles Inslee, Harry Solter, Florence Lawrence, George Gebhardt

Votes: 23

12. A Question of Faith (1979)

97 min | Biography, Drama

The last days of famous Russian author Leo Tolstoy which are paralleled with one of his last stories - The Death of Ivan Ilyich - about a man who is happy with his life until he finds out he's sick and is about to die.

Director: Colin Nears | Stars: Harry Andrews, Alan Dobie, Clifford Abrahams, David Cole

Votes: 7

13. Elmer Gantry (1960)

Approved | 146 min | Drama

A fast-talking traveling salesman with a charming, loquacious manner convinces a sincere evangelist that he can be an effective preacher for her cause.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Arthur Kennedy, Dean Jagger

Votes: 8,816 | Gross: $11.34M

15. The Age of Innocence (1934)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Romance

An engaged attorney and a divorcee fall for each other in 1870s Manhattan.

Director: Philip Moeller | Stars: Irene Dunne, John Boles, Lionel Atwill, Helen Westley

Votes: 281

17. Ethan Frome (1993)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Romance

A new pastor arrives in a stark Vermont village and is intrigued by crippled, misshapen Ethan Frome living on an isolated, hardscrabble farm with his sickly wife Zeena.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Liam Neeson, Patricia Arquette, Gil Rood, Tate Donovan

Votes: 1,835 | Gross: $0.30M

18. Passion's Way (1999 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

Set in early 1900s France, a widow renews a former romantic interest, until it is discovered that he has had a past fling with one of her new employees, a nanny. This sets the two women ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Allan Ackerman | Stars: Sela Ward, Timothy Dalton, Alicia Witt, Jamie Glover

Votes: 137

19. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Edith Wharton: Looking Back (1981)

60 min | Music

Noted American author Edith Wharton, in her later years, returns home and reminisces about her life. This was part of a PBS Great Performances trilogy, which also included dramatizations of... See full summary »

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Stephen Collins, John Cullum, John McMartin, Kathleen Widdoes

Votes: 7

20. The Game Is Over (1966)

98 min | Drama

Renee Saccard is a pampered, selfish young wife of a middle-aged Parisian businessman who falls in love with her stepson but is driven to the point of madness when her husband tricks the ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Jane Fonda, Michel Piccoli, Peter McEnery, Tina Aumont

Votes: 446

21. Lorna Doone (1922)

Passed | 70 min | Drama, Romance

In 17th-century England, an outlaw clan kidnaps a young girl, who grows up among them. The farm boy who met her just before the kidnapping eventually rescues her, and they fall in love.

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Madge Bellamy, John Bowers, Frank Keenan, Jack McDonald

Votes: 228

23. Lorna Doone (1934)

90 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

High drama, set in the English moorland of the 1600's. John Ridd wants revenge on the criminal Doone family, but falls in love with the daughter of the family, Lorna.

Director: Basil Dean | Stars: Victoria Hopper, John Loder, Margaret Lockwood, Roy Emerton

Votes: 55

24. Lorna Doone (1951)

88 min | Drama, Romance

Set in 17th century Scotland, a young woman falls in love with a humble villager whose community suffers under the rule of her despotic landowning family.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Barbara Hale, Richard Greene, Carl Benton Reid, William Bishop

Votes: 135

26. Lorna Doone (1911)

Drama, Romance, Short

Lorna Dugal, the little daughter of an English nobleman, is carried off by her father's enemies, the Doones, when she is five years old. Sire Ensor Doone had been banished from court, and ... See full summary »

Director: Theodore Marston | Stars: Gladys Hulette, Frank Hall Crane, Marguerite Snow, William Garwood

27. Lorna Doone (1912)

Drama, Romance

Yeoman loves outlaw's daughter, who is stolen heiress.

Director: Wilfred Noy | Star: Dorothy Bellew

29. Lorna Doone (1920)

Adventure, Drama, Romance

A yeoman loves an outlaw's daughter who is really a stolen heiress.

Director: Horace Lisle Lucoque | Stars: Dennis Wyndham, Bertie Gordon, Roy Raymond, George Bellamy

30. Lorna Doone (2000 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Romance

Against a backdrop of political and religious upheaval, a farmer falls in love with the "queen" of the notorious Doone clan --a family that he has sworn vengeance on.

Director: Mike Barker | Stars: Neil Finnighan, Jack Baverstock, Trevor Cooper, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 1,551

31. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: A Midwife's Tale (1998)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A docudrama adaptation of Ulrich's Pulitzer-winning book, which was based on thousands of entries in the journal of Martha Ballard, a Maine midwife, in the late 1700's and early 1800's. The... See full summary »

Director: Richard P. Rogers | Stars: Ron Tough, Ruth Anderson, Jim Belding, Wallace Brown

Votes: 66

32. Midwives (2001 TV Movie)

92 min | Drama, Crime

A midwife in rural Vermont is wrongly accused of murder in the death of one of her patients by the woman's husband.

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Peter Coyote, Terry Kinney, Alison Pill

Votes: 357

33. Gal Young Un (1979)

105 min | Drama

Gal Young 'Un centers on a spinster woman who lives alone in the woods of north Florida until she is swept off her feet by an opportunistic bootlegger. He marries her for her place and her ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Nunez | Stars: Dana Preu, David Peck, J. Smith-Cameron, Gene Densmore

Votes: 109

34. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Director: Albert Lewin | Stars: George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield, Donna Reed, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 9,984

35. The Picture of Dorian Gray (2005)

90 min | Drama, Horror

A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Director: Dave Rosenbaum | Stars: Josh Duhamel, Branden Waugh, Rainer Judd, Darby Stanchfield

Votes: 466

36. The Picture of Dorian Gray (2007)

Mystery, Thriller

A contemporary adaptation of Oscar Wilde classic tale of vanity.

Director: Duncan Roy | Stars: David Gallagher, Noah Segan, Christian Camargo, Aleksa Palladino

Votes: 300

37. The Macomber Affair (1947)

Approved | 89 min | Adventure

Robert Wilson leads safaris on the Kenyan savanna. On this occasion, he takes Mr. and Mrs. Macomber out to hunt buffalo. The obnoxious ways of Margaret Macomber make the three of them get ... See full summary »

Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: Gregory Peck, Joan Bennett, Robert Preston, Reginald Denny

Votes: 678

38. So Big! (1932)

Unrated | 81 min | Drama, Romance

Following the death of Selena's father, she's offered a job as a teacher in a small town and a new chapter of her life begins.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Dickie Moore, Bette Davis

Votes: 1,087

39. So Big (1953)

Approved | 101 min | Drama, Romance, Western

After the death of her father and the loss of his fortune, Selina takes a job teaching school in the Dutch community of New Holland. She stays with the Pools and teaches young Roelf piano. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Jane Wyman, Sterling Hayden, Nancy Olson, Steve Forrest

Votes: 497

40. Tender Is the Night (1962)

Approved | 142 min | Drama

A Psychiatrist and his life with a patient he helped to recover.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Jason Robards, Joan Fontaine, Tom Ewell

Votes: 538

41. The Beautiful and Damned (1922)

70 min | Drama

Gloria, the daughter in a wealthy family, has finally spent most of her father's money. She marries Tony, whose as much of a reckless spendthrift as she is, and they continue indulging ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Clarence Burton, Louise Fazenda, Kenneth Harlan, Kathleen Key

Votes: 10

42. The Winter of Our Discontent (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

This story tells those self-denials of an honest man what necessary to reach his object of life.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Teri Garr, Tuesday Weld, Michael V. Gazzo

Votes: 97

43. Beryl Markham: A Shadow on the Sun (1988 TV Movie)

192 min | Drama

The singular life of Beryl Markham - renowned aviatrix, author and adventurer - is depicted. Raised by her father in colonial East Africa, Beryl hunted with the Maasai, bred thoroughbred ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Stefanie Powers, Claire Bloom, Peter Bowles, Brian Cox

Votes: 62