Title Matching "IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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60 Metascore

In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.

Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Frances O'Connor, Reese Witherspoon

Votes: 23,655 | Gross: $8.38M

2. The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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When Algernon discovers that his friend, Ernest, has created a fictional brother for whenever he needs a reason to escape dull country life, Algernon poses as the brother, resulting in ever increasing confusion.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Richard Wattis, Michael Denison, Walter Hudd

Votes: 5,767

3. The Importance of Being Earnest (2018)

165 min | Comedy

7.7
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Why would the same man call himself "John" in the country and "Ernest" in the town?

Director: Michael Fentiman | Stars: Fehinti Balogun, Fiona Button, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Stella Gonet

Votes: 39

4. The Importance of Being Earnest on Stage (2015)

170 min | Comedy

8.3
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In 1890's England, two friends use the pseudonym, Earnest, for their on-the-down-low activities, add in love and a strange coincidence and things get very funny.

Director: Adrian Noble | Stars: David Suchet, Emily Barber, Michael Benz, Philip Cumbus

Votes: 116

5. The Importance of Being Earnest (1988 TV Movie)

110 min | Comedy

7.3
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Algernon "Algy" Moncrieff (Rupert Frazer) and Jack Worthing (Paul McGann) discover that they have been "Bunberrying", that is, assuming different identities in order to enjoy themselves in ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Burge | Stars: John Woodnutt, Rupert Frazer, Paul McGann, Joan Plowright

Votes: 271

6. The Importance of Being Earnest (2011 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy

7.7
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In 1890s London rakish Algy runs into friend Jack who's in town to propose to Algy's cousin Gwendolen. Algy discovers Jack has a brother 'Ernest' and a ward called Cecily. While Jack deals ... See full summary »

Directors: Brian Bedford, David Stern | Stars: Brian Bedford, Amanda Leigh Cobb, Santino Fontana, David Furr

Votes: 43

7. The Importance of Being Earnest (I) (2021)

Comedy

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Director: Mina Anwar | Stars: Mina Anwar, Paul Chahidi, Divina De Campo, Hugh Dennis

8. The Importance of Being Earnest (1946 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy

8.4
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In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.

Stars: Alban Blakelock, Stringer Davis, Robert Eddison, David Horne

Votes: 18

9. The Importance of Being Earnest (1992)

G | 123 min | Comedy

7.4
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An all-black version of Oscar Wilde's play.

Director: Kurt Baker | Stars: Obba Babatundé, Wren T. Brown, Chris Calloway, Lanei Chapman

Votes: 15

10. The Importance of Being Earnest (1992 TV Movie)

130 min | Comedy

8.7
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Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff have taken to bending the truth in order to add a dash of excitement to their lives. Jack has invented an imaginary brother, Ernest, whom he uses as an ... See full summary »

Director: Virginia Lumsden | Stars: Gordon Chater, Andrew Tighe, Jonathan Biggins, Ruth Cracknell

Votes: 23

11. The Importance of Being Earnest (2019 TV Movie)

90 min | Musical

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Act I

Algernon Moncrieff is playing the piano offstage while his manservant, Lane, lays out afternoon tea for his master's two expected guests: his aunt, Lady Augusta Bracknell, and her ... See full synopsis »

Director: Julien Chavaz | Stars: Ed Ballard, Steven Beard, Timur Bekbosunov, Vincent Casagrande

12. The Importance of Being Earnest (1938 TV Movie)

75 min | Comedy

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In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.

Stars: Vivienne Bennett, Reginald Brooke, Barbara Everest, Mario Francelli

13. The Importance of Being Earnest

Not Rated | Comedy | Announced

In 1890s London rakish Algy runs into friend Jack who's in town to propose to Algy's cousin Gwendolen. Algy discovers Jack has a brother 'Ernest' and a ward called Cecily. While Jack deals ... See full summary »

Director: Charis Orchard | Stars: Madeleine Dunbar, Sam Bompas, Joanna Phillips, Harry Parr

15. The Importance of Being Earnest (1937 TV Movie)

40 min | Comedy

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In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.

Stars: John Abbott, Geoffrey Clarke, Sylvia Coleridge, Mario Francelli

16. The Importance of Being Earnest (II) (2021)

120 min | Romance

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Director: Adam Kinneen | Stars: Leo MacNeill, Max Brennan, Jay Robinson, Ellie Denton

17. The Importance of Being Earnest (1949 TV Movie)

105 min | Drama

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The same man calls himself "Jack" in town and "Ernest" in the country - but why?

Stars: William Fox, Deering Wells, Anthony Ireland, Edith Evans

18. Importance of Being Earnest: East Meets West

Comedy | Announced

Oscar Wilde's tale of marriage and manners with a modern twist: Lady Bracknell as a formidable and demanding Chinese mother.

Director: Tracy D. Smith | Star: Robin Nielsen

19. The Importance of Being Earnest (1932)

92 min

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The earliest filmed version of Oscar Wilde's play "The Importance of Being Earnest".

Director: Franz Wenzler | Stars: Charlotte Ander, Georg Alexander, Harald Paulsen, Adele Sandrock

20. Being Earnest is Not for the Faint-Hearted (2019)

30 min | Short, Romance

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A young man is using an alias to meet a young girl. Chaos ensues when he have to explain who he really is.

Director: Timmy D'Arnay | Stars: Timmy D'Arnay, Emeraude Suzanne

21. The Importance of Being Earnest (1957 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Comedy

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In 1890s London rakish Algy runs into friend Jack who's in town to propose to Algy's cousin Gwendolen. Algy discovers Jack has a brother 'Ernest' and a ward called Cecily. While Jack deals ... See full summary »

Director: Paul O'Loughlin | Stars: James Condon, Margo Lee, Neva Carr-Glynn, Richard Meikle

22. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: The Importance of Being Earnest (1974)

100 min | Drama

8.9
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In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.

Director: James MacTaggart | Stars: Coral Browne, Michael Jayston, Julian Holloway, Gemma Jones

Votes: 20

23. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: The Importance of Being Earnest (1985)

TV-G | 114 min | Drama, Music, Musical

8.6
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In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.

Directors: Michael Attenborough, Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: Wendy Hiller, Gary Bond, Jeremy Clyde, Gabrielle Drake

Votes: 82

24. Dawson's Creek (1998–2003)
Episode: The Importance of Not Being Too Earnest (2002)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance

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Joey's worst nightmare comes true when she accidentally sends a very personal e-mail she wrote for Dawson to the entire student body. The next morning, Joey's e-mail is the topic of ... See full summary »

Director: Joanna Kerns | Stars: James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams, Joshua Jackson

Votes: 199

25. Masterpiece Playhouse (1950– )
Episode: The Importance of Being Earnest (1950)

60 min | Drama

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In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.

Director: William Corrigan | Stars: Brook Byron, Hurd Hatfield, Margaret Lindsay, Margaret Phillips

26. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)
Episode: The Importance of Being Earnest (1964)

90 min | Drama

7.5
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In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.

Director: Bill Bain | Stars: Patrick Macnee, William Redmond, Ian Carmichael, Pamela Brown

Votes: 19

27. VH1 Cast Party (2002)
Episode: The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

21 min

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Stars: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth

28. The Essentials (2001– )
Episode: The Importance of Being Earnest (2007)

Documentary, Talk-Show

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Hosts Osborne and Fisher discuss and introduce The Importance of Being Earnest (1952), adapted from Oscar Wilde's play.

Stars: Robert Osborne, Carrie Fisher

29. NET Playhouse (1964–1972)
Episode: The Importance of Being Earnest (1964)

Biography, Drama, History

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In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.

Director: Bill Bain | Stars: Patrick Macnee, William Redmond, Ian Carmichael, Pamela Brown

30. Acting for a Cause (2020– )
Episode: The Importance of Being Earnest (2020)

PG | 120 min | Drama

7.6
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Jack and Algernon pretend to be named Earnest in order to charm Gwendolen and Cecily, respectively into marrying them. All while Lady Bracknell threatens their potential pairings by ... See full summary »

Director: Brando Crawford | Stars: Brando Crawford, Justice Smith, Auli'i Cravalho, Alex Wolff

Votes: 8

31. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)
Episode: The Importance of Being Earnest (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

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In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.

Director: Ronald Marriott | Stars: Tony Britton, Madeleine Christie, Michael Denison, Richard Goolden

32. Forum for Philosophy Podcast (2008– )
The Importance of Not Being Earnest (2021 Podcast Episode)

Talk-Show

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33. Startime (1959–1960)
Episode: The Importance of Being Earnest (II) (1960)

Drama

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In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.

Stars: Edith Evans, Edward Mulhare, Toby Robins, Patrick Macnee

34. Big Brother Jake (1990–1994)
Episode: The Importance of Being Earnest (1993)

Comedy, Family

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Stars: Jake Steinfeld, Barbara Meek, Ben Siegler, Josiah Trager

35. A-Books (2021– )
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (2021 Podcast Episode)

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36. Awesome Audiobooks (2021– )
The Importance Of Being Earnest (2021 Podcast Episode)

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38. The Rialto Report (2013– )
Nina Hartley: The Importance Of Being (With) Earnest - Podcast 47 (2015 Podcast Episode)

Documentary

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Stars: April Hall, Nina Hartley

40. Front Row (2020– )
Kayo Chingonyi; Joyce DiDonato; The Importance of Being Earnest reviewed (2021 Podcast Episode)

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41. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: The Importance of Being Earnest (1947)

Drama

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In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.

Stars: Michael Blair, Sylvia Davis, Ed Herlihy, Margaret Phillips

42. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)
Episode: The Importance of Being Earnest (1957)

Drama, Horror, Mystery

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The formidable Lady Bracknell is quite willing that Algernon shall marry Cecily and her fortune. Jack, however, as Cecily's guardian, refuses his consent unless Lady Bracknell permits his marriage to Gwendolyn.

Director: Alan Cooke | Stars: John Conte, Hermione Gingold, Roberta Haynes, Roger Moore

43. Overdue (2013– )
Ep 029 - The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde (2013 Podcast Episode)

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44. Cinema & Spice (2011– )
Episode: The Importance of Being Earnest (2011)

Documentary, Short

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Natasha and Julianna make scones, tea sandwiches and bellinis before having friends over to watch The Importance of Being Earnest.

Directors: Natasha Feldman, Julianna Strickland | Stars: Natasha Feldman, Julianna Strickland

45. Theatre Night (1985–1990)
Episode: The Importance of Being Earnest (1988)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

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46. Folio (1955–1959)
Episode: The Importance of Being Earnest (1956)

Drama, Musical

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In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.

Director: Andrew Allan | Stars: Lloyd Bochner, Elizabeth Cole, John Hardinge, Eric House

47. At the Movies (1986–2010)
Episode: The Sum of All Fears/Enough/The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

TV-PG | Talk-Show

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Stars: Roger Ebert, Richard Roeper

48. Conflict (1966–1969)
Episode: The Importance of Being Earnest (1966)

Drama

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In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.

Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: John Gielgud, Keith Barron, Michael Finlayson, Barry Justice


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