Accurate Adaptations of English Novels (18-20th century)by dlc-11364 | created - 9 months ago | updated - 9 months ago | Public
The most accurate adaptations of each novel I know of. If there's a more faithful alternative, please let me know.
Virginia Woolf James Joyce D.H. Lawrence Joseph Conrad William James Thomas Hardy George Eliot Charles Dickens Emily and Charlotte Bronte Jane Austen Walter Scott Laurence Sterne Henry Fielding Samuel Richardson Jonathan Swift Daniel Defoe
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1. Orlando (1992)
PG-13 | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy
Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that. The film follows him as he moves through several centuries of British ... See full summary »
Votes: 12,563 | Gross: $5.29M
2. To the Lighthouse (1983 TV Movie)
115 min | Drama
A faithful dramatization of Virginia Woolf's novel. A lecturer, his family, the spinster Aunt Lily, an old friend, and a student, Charles Tansley, spend a summer in an isolated house in ... See full summary »
3. Mrs Dalloway (1997)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance
In 1923 London, socialite Clarissa Dalloway's (Vanessa Redgrave's) well-planned party is overshadowed by the return of an old suitor she had known thirty-three years earlier.
Votes: 3,337 | Gross: $3.26M
4. Ulysses (1967)
Not Rated | 123 min | Drama
James Joyce's masterpiece incarnated: The story of two seperated Dublin wanderers, Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus, struggling to control their personal lives.
5. The Virgin and the Gypsy (1970)
R | 95 min | Drama, Romance
The story, adapted from a novella by D.H.Lawrence, tells how the daughter of a staid Rector in the north of England, rebels against her family by having a relationship with a gypsy, and how "the voice of the water" triumphs in the end.
6. The Rocking Horse Winner (1949)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy
A young boy receives a rocking horse for Christmas and soon learns that he is able to pick the winning horse at the races.
8. Sons and Lovers (1960)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama
In the early twentieth century, an artistically talented young man living in an English coal mining town is inhibited by his domineering and emotionally manipulative mother.
9. The Secret Agent (1996)
R | 95 min | Drama, Thriller
London of the late 19th century is a haven for political exiles of all sorts - refugees, partisans, anarchists. Verloc has made his living spying for the Russian government, an agent ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,140 | Gross: $0.11M
10. Nostromo (1996– )
In an unstable South American country, capable Nostromo, a person of trust and a legend among his shipmates, is ordered to secure a shipment of silver and stop any revolutionaries who might... See full summary »
11. Lord Jim (1965)
Not Rated | 154 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
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.
12. Washington Square (1997)
PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
Votes: 3,034 | Gross: $1.71M
13. The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
PG-13 | 144 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 10,206 | Gross: $3.69M
14. Daisy Miller (1974)
G | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
15. Jude (1996)
R | 123 min | Drama, Romance
A stonemason steadfastly pursues a cousin he loves. However their love is troubled as he is married to a woman who tricked him into marriage and she is married to a man she does not love.
Votes: 9,560 | Gross: $0.41M
17. The Mayor of Casterbridge (2003 TV Movie)
196 min | Drama
At a country fair, young hay-trusser Michael Henchard quarrels with his wife Susan, and in a drunken fit decides to auction off his wife and baby to a sailor for five guineas. The next day,... See full summary »
18. The Return of the Native (1994 TV Movie)
PG | 101 min | Drama
Reddleman Diggory Venn drives slowly across the heath, carrying a hidden passenger in the back of his van. When darkness falls, the country folk light bonfires on the hills, emphasizing the pagan spirit of the heath and its denizens.
19. Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)
PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Romance
In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor.
Votes: 41,802 | Gross: $12.23M
20. Under the Greenwood Tree (2005 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 93 min | Drama, Romance
In this lighthearted romance from Victorian novelist Thomas Hardy, the beautiful new village school teacher is pursued by three suitors: a working-class man, a landowner, and the vicar.
22. Middlemarch (1994)
375 min | Drama, History, Romance
This Masterpiece Theatre production, set at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution, chronicles the life, loves, foibles, and politics of the fictional English town of Middlemarch. Adapted ... See full summary »
23. The Mill on the Floss (1997 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama
Lawyer Wakem takes away the mill on the river Floss from Edward Tulliver, whose ancestors owned it for 300 years, and becomes the worst enemy of Tulliver's family. When Edward's daughter, ... See full summary »
25. Wuthering Heights (1998 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Romance
Mistreated foundling Heathcliff and his stepsister Catherine fall in love, but when she marries a wealthy man, he becomes obsessed with getting revenge, even well into the next generation.
26. Persuasion (2007 TV Movie)
93 min | Drama, Romance
Royal Navy captain Wentworth was haughtily turned down eight years ago as suitor of pompous baronet Sir Walter Elliot's daughter Anne, despite true love. Now he visits their former seaside ... See full summary »
28. Sense and Sensibility (1995)
PG | 136 min | Drama, Romance
Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites.
Votes: 94,082 | Gross: $43.18M
29. Mansfield Park (1983– )
261 min | Drama, Romance
Impoverished Fanny Price is sent to live with her more affluent uncle and aunt. The arrival of new neighbors brings a chance for romance to Fanny and her cousins.
31. Rob Roy (1995)
R | 139 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
In 1713 Scotland, Rob Roy MacGregor is wronged by a nobleman and his nephew, becomes an outlaw in search of revenge while fleeing the Redcoats, and faces charges of being a Jacobite.
Votes: 38,880 | Gross: $31.60M
32. Ivanhoe (1982 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 142 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Wilfred of Ivanhoe, a worthy and noble knight, the champion of justice returns to England after the holy wars. He finds England under the reign of Prince John and his henchmen and finds ... See full summary »
33. Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005)
R | 94 min | Comedy
Director Michael Winterbottom (Northam) attempts to shoot the adaptation of Laurence Sterne's essentially unfilmable novel, "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman."
Votes: 12,035 | Gross: $1.25M
35. Mistress Pamela (1973)
R | 91 min | Drama
Loosely bases on Samuel Richardson's novel Pamela or Virtue Rewarded, this is the story of Pamela who goes to work in the kitchen of Lord Devenish who is determined to rape her.
39. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996 TV Movie)
Unrated | 54 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Story of a woman who merely wished to be a loving wife but always had to live the life of crime.