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Alraune (1928 film)

Alraune is a 1928 German silent science fiction horror film directed by Henrik Galeen and starring Brigitte Helm in which a prostitute is artificially inseminated with the semen of a hanged man. The story is based upon the legend of Alraune. In t ...

                                               

The Kite Runner (film)

The Kite Runner is a 2007 American drama film directed by Marc Forster from a screenplay by David Benioff and based on the 2003 novel of the same name by Khaled Hosseini. It tells the story of Amir, a well-to-do boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan dist ...

                                               

The Bible: In the Beginning.

The Bible: In the Beginning. is a 1966 American-Italian religious epic film produced by Dino De Laurentiis and directed by John Huston. It recounts the first 22 chapters of the biblical Book of Genesis, covering the stories from Adam and Eve to t ...

                                               

Slaughterhouse-Five (film)

Slaughterhouse-Five is a 1972 science fiction film based on Kurt Vonneguts novel of the same name about a writer who tells a story in random order of how he was a soldier in World War II and was abducted by aliens. The screenplay is by Stephen Ge ...

                                               

Valmont (film)

Valmont is a 1989 French-American drama film directed by Milos Forman and starring Colin Firth, Annette Bening, and Meg Tilly. Based on the 1782 French novel Les Liaisons dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos, and adapted for the screen by Jean-Clau ...

                                               

The Merchant of Venice (2004 film)

The Merchant of Venice is a 2004 romantic drama film based on Shakespeares play of the same name. It is the first full-length sound film in English of Shakespeares play - other versions are videotaped productions which were made for television, i ...

                                               

Wierna rzeka (1936 film)

Franciszek Brodniewicz Jozef Wegrzyn Barbara Orwid Jadwiga Andrzejewska Jerzy Rygier Amelia Rotter-Jarninska Jerzy Leszczynski Kazimierz Junosza-Stepowski Jozef Orwid Stanislaw Sielanski Zygmunt Chmielewski Mieczyslaw Cybulski

                                               

Thieves Like Us (film)

Thieves Like Us is a 1974 American neo-noir crime road film directed by Robert Altman and starring Keith Carradine and Shelley Duvall. The film was based on the novel Thieves Like Us by Edward Anderson, which was also the source material for the ...

                                               

Firestarter (film)

Firestarter is a 1984 American science fiction horror film based on Stephen Kings 1980 novel of the same name. The plot concerns a young girl who develops pyrokinesis and the secret government agency known as the Shop which seeks to control her. ...

                                               

L'Argent (1983 film)

Largent is a 1983 French drama film written and directed by Robert Bresson. The film is loosely inspired by the first part of Leo Tolstoys novella The Forged Coupon. It was Bressons last film and won the Directors Prize at the 1983 Cannes Film Fe ...

                                               

Dick Tracy (1990 film)

Dick Tracy is a 1990 American action crime film based on the 1930s comic strip character of the same name created by Chester Gould. Warren Beatty produced, directed, and starred in the film, whose supporting roles include Al Pacino, Madonna, Glen ...

                                               

Dolores Claiborne (film)

Dolores Claiborne is a 1995 American psychological thriller drama film directed by Taylor Hackford and starring Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and David Strathairn. It is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. The plot focuses o ...

                                               

Burning Secret

Burning Secret is a 1988 drama film, based on the short story Brennendes Geheimnis by Stefan Zweig, about an American diplomats son who befriends a mysterious baron while staying at an Austrian spa during the 1920s. This symbol-filled story, film ...

                                               

Bobby Deerfield

Bobby Deerfield is a 1977 American romantic drama film directed by Sydney Pollack, and stars Al Pacino and Marthe Keller. Based on Erich Maria Remarques 1961 novel Heaven Has No Favorites, the film is about a famous American race car driver on th ...

                                               

The Golden Bowl (film)

The Golden Bowl is a 2000 drama film directed by James Ivory. The screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala is based on the 1904 novel of the same name by Henry James, who considered the work his masterpiece.

                                               

The Sun Also Rises (1957 film)

The Sun Also Rises is a 1957 film adaptation of the Ernest Hemingway novel of the same name directed by Henry King. The screenplay was written by Peter Viertel and it starred Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer and Errol Flynn. Much of it was f ...

                                               

Iphigenia (film)

Iphigenia is a 1977 Greek film directed by Michael Cacoyannis, based on the Greek myth of Iphigenia, the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra who was ordered by the goddess Artemis to be sacrificed. Cacoyannis adapted the film, the third in his ...

                                               

Knights of the Teutonic Order (film)

Knights of the Teutonic Order is a 1960 Polish film directed by Aleksander Ford based on the novel of the same name by Henryk Sienkiewicz. The plot is situated in the late-14th century and early-15th century Poland and centers on the Polish–Lithu ...

                                               

Madame Sousatzka

Madame Sousatzka is a 1988 British drama film directed by John Schlesinger, with a screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. It is based upon the novel of the same name by Bernice Rubens.

                                               

Misery (film)

Misery is a 1990 American psychological horror film directed by Rob Reiner based on Stephen Kings 1987 novel of the same name, starring James Caan, Kathy Bates, Lauren Bacall, Richard Farnsworth and Frances Sternhagen about a psychotic fan who ho ...

                                               

The Sea of Grass (film)

The Sea of Grass is a 1947 Western drama film set in the American Southwest. It was directed by Elia Kazan and based on the 1936 novel of the same name by Conrad Richter. The film stars Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, and Melvyn Douglas. Kazan ...

                                               

Mary (1931 film)

Mary is a UK-German co-production film, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and is the German language version of Hitchcocks Murder!, shot simultaneously on the same sets with German speaking actors. The film is based on the book Enter Sir John by Clem ...

                                               

Stephen King's Desperation

Stephen Kings Desperation is a 2006 American horror television film based on Stephen Kings novel of the same name. King himself wrote the teleplay. The film was directed by frequent King collaborator Mick Garris and stars Ron Perlman, Tom Skerrit ...

                                               

Gorky Park (film)

Gorky Park is a 1983 American mystery thriller film based on the novel Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith. The film was directed by Michael Apted. Dennis Potter won a 1984 Edgar Award for his screenplay for the film. The main stars of the film are W ...

                                               

The Ashes (film)

The Ashes is a 1965 Polish drama film directed by Andrzej Wajda, referencing the classic Stefan Zeromski epic novel of Polish Literature of the same name. It was entered into the 1966 Cannes Film Festival.

                                               

Message in a Bottle (film)

Message in a Bottle is a 1999 American romantic drama film directed by Luis Mandoki and based on Nicholas Sparks 1998 novel of the same name. It stars Kevin Costner, Robin Wright and Paul Newman, and was filmed in Maine, Chicago and Wilmington, N ...

                                               

Body Snatchers (1993 film)

Body Snatchers is a 1993 American science fiction horror film directed by Abel Ferrara and starring Gabrielle Anwar, Billy Wirth, Terry Kinney, Meg Tilly, Christine Elise, R. Lee Ermey and Forest Whitaker. It is loosely based on the 1955 novel Th ...

                                               

Abduction of the Wizard

Abduction of the Wizard is a 1989 Soviet science fiction film directed by Viktor Kobzev and based on the novel of the same name by Kir Bulychev.

                                               

The Inspector General (1933 film)

The Inspector General is a 1933 Czech historical comedy film directed by Martin Fric and starring Vlasta Burian, Jaroslav Marvan and Vaclav Tregl. It is an adaptation of the 1836 play The Inspector General by Nikolai Gogol. The director Martin Fr ...

                                               

Jealousy (disambiguation)

Jealousy 1942 film, an Italian film Jealousy 1922 film, a Polish silent film Jealousy 1931 film, a British drama film Jealousy 1999 film, a Spanish drama film Jealousy 1945 film, an American drama film Jealousy 1923 film, a Swedish silent film by ...

                                               

Wedding in Malinovka

Wedding in Malinovka is a 1967 Soviet musical comedy film directed by Andrei Tutyshkin based on an operetta by Boris Aleksandrov adapted by Leonid Yukhvid. The film is about a Ukrainian village during the time of the Russian Civil War. With power ...

                                               

Radio Free Albemuth (film)

Radio Free Albemuth is a 2010 American film adaptation of the dystopian novel Radio Free Albemuth by author Philip K. Dick, which was written in 1976 and published posthumously in 1985. The film is written, directed, and produced by John Alan Sim ...

                                               

Heart of Darkness (1993 film)

Heart of Darkness is a 1993 television adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s famous novella written by Benedict Fitzgerald, directed by Nicolas Roeg, and starring Tim Roth, John Malkovich, Isaach De Bankole and James Fox. The show is the third screen ada ...

                                               

Stepan Razin (film)

Don Cossack Stepan Razin vowed to take revenge on the boyars for his tortured friends. Having headed the risen peasants, he becomes the leader of the whole army. From all over the Russian land flock to him humiliated and offended.

                                               

Tanya (disambiguation)

Tanya is an early work of Hasidic philosophy by Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi. Tanya may also refer to: Tanya name, a given name and list of people with the name Tanya 1940 film, a Soviet musical comedy by Grigori Aleksandrov Tanya Mortal Kombat, ...

                                               

Tom Jones (1963 film)

Tom Jones is a 1963 British adventure-comedy film, an adaptation of Henry Fieldings classic novel The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, starring Albert Finney as the titular hero. It was one of the most critically acclaimed and popular comedies ...

                                               

The Trojan Women (film)

The Trojan Women is a 1971 American-British-Greek drama film directed by Michael Cacoyannis and starring Katharine Hepburn and Vanessa Redgrave. The film was made with the minimum of changes to Edith Hamiltons translation of Euripides original pl ...

                                               

The Dark Tower (2017 film)

The Dark Tower is a 2017 American dark fantasy western film directed and co-written by Nikolaj Arcel. An adaptation and continuation of Stephen Kings novel series of the same name, the film stars Idris Elba as Roland Deschain, a gunslinger on a q ...

                                               

The Osterman Weekend (film)

The Osterman Weekend is a 1983 American suspense thriller film directed by Sam Peckinpah, based on the novel of the same name by Robert Ludlum. The film stars Rutger Hauer, John Hurt, Burt Lancaster, Dennis Hopper, Meg Foster, Helen Shaver, Chris ...

                                               

Damage (1992 film)

Damage is a 1992 British/French film directed by Louis Malle and starring Jeremy Irons, Juliette Binoche, Miranda Richardson, Rupert Graves, and Ian Bannen. Based on the novel Damage by Josephine Hart, the film is about a British politician who h ...

                                               

Excalibur (film)

Excalibur is a 1981 American epic historical fantasy film directed, produced, and co-written by John Boorman that retells the legend of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table, based on the 15th-century Arthurian romance Le Morte dArthur b ...

                                               

Remake

A remake is a production of a film, television series, video game, or similar form of entertainment that is based upon an earlier production. A remake tells the same story as the original but uses a different cast and may alter the theme or targe ...

                                               

Amok (disambiguation)

Running amok is a state of mind characterised by uncontrolled, murderous violence. Amok may also refer to: Amok novella, a 1922 novella by the Austrian author Stefan Zweig Amok, a villain in the Superman: The 10 Cent Adventure comic book Amok Ato ...

                                               

All of Me (1984 film)

All of Me is a 1984 American fantasy comedy film directed by Carl Reiner and starring Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin. This film is based on the unpublished novel Me Two by Edwin Davis.

                                               

Gabbar Singh (film)

Gabbar Singh is a 2012 Indian Telugu-language action comedy film produced by Bandla Ganesh under Parameswara Art Productions and directed by Harish Shankar. The lead actors include Pawan Kalyan and Shruti Haasan in lead roles alongside Kota Srini ...

                                               

The Day of the Jackal (film)

The Day of the Jackal is a 1973 British-French political thriller film directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Edward Fox and Michael Lonsdale. Based on the 1971 novel of the same name by Frederick Forsyth, the film is about a professional assass ...

                                               

Fathers' Day (1997 film)

Fathers Day is a 1997 American comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Nastassja Kinski. It is a remake of the 1983 French film Les Comperes. In the film, Collette Andrews Kinski e ...

                                               

Quarantine (disambiguation)

Quarantine is a medical term for the act of keeping an object in enforced isolation for a period of time to limit or prevent the spread of disease or infection. Quarantine may also refer to:

                                               

Sorcerer (film)

Sorcerer is a 1977 American adventure thriller film directed and produced by William Friedkin and starring Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, and Amidou. The second adaptation of Georges Arnauds 1950 French novel Le Salaire de la peur, ...

                                               

The Fly

The Fly 1958 film The Fly opera, 2008 opera by Howard Shore, based on the 1986 film The Fly 1986 film, remake of the 1958 film "The Fly" Mansfield, 1922 short story by Katherine Mansfield "The Fly" Langelaan, a 1957 short story by George Langelaa ...