Tag: based-on-novel

The Mouse That Roared (1959) 7

The Mouse That Roared (1959)

The Duchy of Grand Fenwick, the smallest country in the world, is nestled in the French Alps. Being as isolated as it is, its life is a throwback to olden days. It is a happy, peace-loving country. Its economy solely res...

Those Swell Yakuza (1988) 6.1
Midnight Eagle (2007) 4.6

Midnight Eagle (2007)

As the Americans run Japan they also reserve the right to fly aeroplanes with nuclear weapons on board over the skies of the country. The Japanese mountains are often referred to as the Alps and it is here that a secreti...

Victoria (1979) 5.6

Victoria (1979)

The tragic romance between the son of a miller and a landlord's daughter.::Ulf Kjell Gür...

House on Fire (1986) 6.9

House on Fire (1986)

In the 50s, the complicated life of a popular writer who must share his life with his family, his numerous mistresses and his work. Adapted from autobiographical story by Kazuo Dan, who published it a few months before h...

The Battery (2007) 6.3

The Battery (2007)

Takumi Harada and his family moves to Okayama during spring break before his entry to Junior High School. On the baseball field, Takumi has enormous confidence in his ability as a pitcher, but socially he is a loner....

Bonchi (1960) 7.3

Bonchi (1960)

Kikuji is the scion of an Osaka merchant family whose traditional power is matrilineal. Instructed by his overbearing mother and grandmother to give them an heiress for the family business, he stands by helplessly as his...

Tengoku ni ichiban chikai shima (1984) 5.8

Tengoku ni ichiban chikai shima (1984)

A high school girl travels to the island of New Caledonia and has magical adventures....

Island (2011) 5.8

Island (2011)

Based on 'Jane Rogers' acclaimed novel, "Island" is a tale of yearning and retribution. Abandoned at birth, Nikki Black has spent most of her life in care sustained only by fairy-stories. Incapable of love, fearful and d...

Il Postino (1994) 7.7

Il Postino (1994)

Pablo Neruda, the famous Chilean poet, is exiled to a small island for political reasons. On the island, the unemployed son of a poor fisherman is hired as an extra postman due to the huge increase in mail that this caus...

Summer with Monika (1953) 7.5

Summer with Monika (1953)

Harry Lund is a nineteen-year-old man who meets Monika, a romantic, reckless and rebellious seventeen-year-old, and they fall in love. They leave their families and jobs in their small town, Harry gets his father's boat ...

The Green Room (1978) 7

The Green Room (1978)

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 the room, he renovates a little...

The American Friend (1977) 7.4

The American Friend (1977)

Tom Ripley has a sweet deal with an art forger. The forger creates the paintings; Tom sells them. But another criminal business associate wants Tom to go in for an even riskier enterprise: murder. Tom suggests his associ...

Back to Back, Face to Face (1994) 8

Back to Back, Face to Face (1994)

Wang Shuangli is Deputy Director of the local Cultural Centre, and hopes to be appointed Director. However Old Ma is brought in from the country and installed as Director. This starts a long train of events with Wang's c...

The Garden of Eden (2008) 5.3

The Garden of Eden (2008)

Set in the jazz age years, prior to the depression, the story follows a successful young American writer, David Bourne, and his beautiful new wife, Catherine, on their extended honeymoon in Europe. Catherine soon becomes...

Poppy Shakespeare (2008) (TV) 7.2

Poppy Shakespeare (2008) (TV)

N has been a day patient at north London's Dorothy Fish day hospital for 13 years - her ambition is never to leave. Then she meets glamourous new patient Poppy Shakespeare, an ad agency receptionist convinced she's not m...

Once Upon a River (2019) 6.2

Once Upon a River (2019)

Margo Crane's odyssey on the Stark River introduces her to a world filled with wonders and dangers.::Anonymous...

Purely Belter (2000) 6.7

Purely Belter (2000)

Two teenage boys will do anything to get money to buy season tickets for their local team.::Anonymous...

Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets (2021) 6.8

Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets (2021)

In the emotionally charged, wild and humorous world of sixteen year old James Whitman, we see his struggle to overcome anxiety and depression by seeking advice from Dr. Bird - an imaginary pigeon therapist - in the wake ...

Closed Diary (2007) 6.7

Closed Diary (2007)

Kae Horii (Erika Sawajiri) moves into her new flat in an undisclosed area of Kyoto. While unpacking her belongings, she discovers a hidden compartment behind a inconspicuous mirror. In that compartment, Kae finds a noteb...

Aisuru (1997) 6.4

Aisuru (1997)

Two young people meet by chance and fall in love but the woman is diagnosed with leprosy and sent away to a remote mountain sanitorium....

Sweet Rain: Accuracy of Death (2008) 7

Sweet Rain: Accuracy of Death (2008)

As the rain falls gently on the streets of Tokyo, Death emerges from the supernatural realm to decide whether or not a chosen individual will die in seven days time as scheduled. Chiba is the Grim Reaper. Precisely one w...

The Natural (1984) 7.5

The Natural (1984)

An unknown middle-aged batter named Roy Hobbs with a mysterious past appears out of nowhere to take a losing 1930s baseball team to the top of the league in this magical sports fantasy. With the aid of a bat cut from a l...

That Night (1992) 6.7

That Night (1992)

Alice, a ten-year-old girl, looks up to her 17-year-old, wild neighbor across the street. She leads a three-person cheering section as the teenager, named Sheryl, falls in love and has forbidden liaisons with a young man...

Cop-Out (1967) 5.8

Cop-Out (1967)

John Sawyer, once an eminent barrister, has slid into a life of cynicism and drunkenness since his wife left him. When his daughter's boyfriend is accused of murder, Sawyer decides to try to pull himself together and def...

Malina (1991) 6.4

Malina (1991)

A female writer and her relationships with two different men, one joyous and one introverted.::Thomas William...

Chilsu and Mansu (1988) 6.8

Chilsu and Mansu (1988)

A painter quits his job and looks to an old acquaintance for work and a place to stay.::Anonymous-733...

The Discarnates (1988) 7

The Discarnates (1988)

Harada is a successful scenario writer, and his best buddy has just announced an intention to propose to Harada's ex-wife. Recovering from the shock, Harada indulges in melancholy, mainly on his failure as a husband and ...

Dead Run (2005) 7

Dead Run (2005)

Shuji and his older brother Shuichi live in a sad resort town that has a virtual wall in its middle. Looking to rise him above his surroundings Shuji meets and interacts with a priest with a past, a pretty hostess, a tro...

Soulless (2012) 6.4

Soulless (2012)

It's a story of 29-year-old top-manager Max who is really sure he is absolutely successful. All his life is around earning and spending money. But one day he meet a girl who is from another, real, world. And his own worl...

Damnation Alley (1977) 5.3

Damnation Alley (1977)

A small group of survivors at a military installation who survived World War 3 attempt to drive across the desolate wasteland to where they hope more survivors are living. Hopefully their specially built vehicles will pr...

Play it, Boogie-Woogie (1981) 6.1
Street Angel (1928) 7.4

Street Angel (1928)

In Naples, where prostitutes can pay their rent, Angela is sentenced to a year in the workhouse when she tries to steal(while streetwalking) to pay for medicine for her dying mother. She escapes and is hidden by a circus...

The Looking Glass War (1970) 5.9

The Looking Glass War (1970)

During the Cold War, the British Intelligence receives a blurred photograph from East Germany taken from Hamburg and Director LeClerc (Sir Ralph Richardson) believes they are missiles. Their agent, Taylor King (Timothy W...

The Runaway (2000) (TV) 6.3

The Runaway (2000) (TV)

In a Dixie small-town, the late sheriff was quite content to preside over a truly segregated community. There the rich brothers, Harlan and Mason Davis, are lords. His successor, Word War II veteran Frank Richards, has a...

Moby Dick (1956) 7.3

Moby Dick (1956)

This classic story by Herman Melville revolves around Captain Ahab and his obsession with a huge whale, Moby Dick. The whale caused the loss of Ahab's leg years before, leaving Ahab to stomp the boards of his ship on a p...

Fools’ Parade (1971) 6.5

Fools’ Parade (1971)

When a trio of ex-convicts led by Mattie Appleyard is released from prison, they hope to open a general store using money Mattie has saved during his 40-year sentence. This attempt is met with great resistance from a cor...

Friendly Persuasion (1956) 7.4

Friendly Persuasion (1956)

The story of a family of Quakers in Indiana in 1862. Their religous sect is strongly opposed to violence and war. It's not easy for them to meet the rules of their religion in everyday life but when Southern troops pass ...

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) 6.6

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With ...

Billy Liar (1963) 7.4

Billy Liar (1963)

Billy (Tom Courtenay), a young British clerk in a gloomy North Country undertaker's office, is bombarded daily by the propaganda of the media that all things are for the asking. This transparently-false doctrine, coupled...