Films from Tony nominated playsby michaelh6 | created - 06 Jan 2014 | updated - 07 Jun 2014 | Public
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2. South Pacific (1958)
Approved | 157 min | Musical, Romance, War
On a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who's being courted for a dangerous military mission.
3. Guys and Dolls (1955)
Not Rated | 150 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
In New York, a gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other, and the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game.
Votes: 14,823 | Gross: $13.00M
4. The Four Poster (1952)
Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Adapted from the prize-winning Broadway play that featured two people and a four-poster bed, in which the couple enacts their marriage, from its day in 1897, until he dies, some time after ... See full summary »
6. The Rose Tattoo (1955)
Unrated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An Italian-American neighborhood in Louisiana is disturbed when truck driver Rosario Delle Rose is killed by police while smuggling. His buxom widow Serafina miscarries, then over a period ... See full summary »
10. Wonderful Town (1958 TV Movie)
120 min | Musical
Ruth Sherwood and her sister, Eileen arrive in New York from Ohio in the 1930s and find frustration, career hopes and romance in the city of their dreams.
11. The Pajama Game (1957)
Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
An Iowa pajama factory worker falls in love with an affable superintendent who had been hired by the factory's boss to help oppose the workers' demand for a pay raise.
12. Bus Stop (1956)
Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A naive but stubborn cowboy falls in love with a saloon singer and tries to take her away against her will to get married and live on his ranch in Montana.
13. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama
Brick Pollitt (Paul Newman), an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie (Dame Elizabeth Taylor). His reunion with his father, Big Daddy (Burl Ives), who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.
Votes: 43,188 | Gross: $17.57M
14. The Chalk Garden (1964)
Approved | 106 min | Drama, Mystery
An elderly woman hires a governess with a mysterious past to look after her disturbed and spoiled teenage granddaughter, who eventually understands the meaning of self-sacrifice, as an example of love, and grows into a better person.
15. Damn Yankees (1958)
Approved | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A frustrated fan of the hopeless Washington Senators makes a pact with the Devil to help the baseball team win the league pennant.
17. The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
Approved | 180 min | Biography, Drama, Family
During World War II, a teenage Jewish girl named Anne Frank and her family are forced into hiding in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.
Votes: 11,641 | Gross: $5.01M
18. Bells Are Ringing (1960)
Not Rated | 126 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A Brooklyn answering service operator becomes involved in the lives of her clients, including a struggling playwright with whom she begins to fall in love.
19. Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Not Rated | 174 min | Drama
At the end of a long and hot summer day, members of one family gather in a large house. Everyone has something painful and offensive to say, and their silence is even worse.
21. My Fair Lady (1964)
G | 170 min | Drama, Family, Musical
Snobbish phonetics Professor Henry Higgins agrees to a wager that he can make flower girl Eliza Doolittle presentable in high society.
Votes: 83,705 | Gross: $72.00M
22. Separate Tables (1958)
Approved | 100 min | Drama, Romance
The stories of several people are told as they stay at a seaside hotel in Bournemouth which features dining at "Separate Tables."
Votes: 6,467 | Gross: $7.40M
23. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960)
Approved | 124 min | Drama
In Oklahoma in the 1920s, Rubin Flood (Robert Preston) loses his job as a travelling salesman when the company goes bankrupt. This adds to his worries at home. His wife Cora (Dorothy ... See full summary »
26. Romanoff and Juliet (1961)
Approved | 103 min | Comedy
A tiny, otherwise inconsequential and powerless European country called Concordia holds the deciding vote in a crucial United Nations resolution. As the U.S. and Soviet Union try to ... See full summary »
27. Waltz of the Toreadors (1962)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy
This is the end of a glorious military career: General Leo Fitzjohn retires to his Sussex manor where he will write his memoirs. Unfortunately, his private life is a disaster: a confirmed ... See full summary »
28. West Side Story (1961)
Not Rated | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Musical
Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
Votes: 93,011 | Gross: $43.66M
29. Flower Drum Song (1961)
Approved | 133 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A young woman arrives in San Francisco's Chinatown from Hong Kong with the intention of marrying a rakish nightclub owner, unaware he is involved with one of his singers.
Votes: 2,438 | Gross: $10.90M
30. Sunrise at Campobello (1960)
Not Rated | 144 min | Biography, Drama
In 1921, unsuccessful vice-presidential candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt contracts poliomyelitis and, with the help of his wife Anna Eleanor Roosevelt and close friend Louis Howe, battles his newfound disability.
31. Two for the Seesaw (1962)
Approved | 119 min | Drama, Romance
Jerry Ryan is wandering aimlessly around New York, having given up his law career in Nebraska when his wife asked for a divorce. He meets up with Gittel Mosca, an impoverished dancer from ... See full summary »
32. The Visit (1964)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
An unwed pregnant teenager is run out of town and years later she returns there as a rich woman, raising the town's expectations with her generosity, but she's only out for revenge.
33. Gypsy (1962)
Approved | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.
Votes: 5,326 | Gross: $13.01M
35. Once Upon a Mattress (1964 TV Movie)
90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
The musical story of THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA, adapted from the 1959 Broadway hit, and featuring most of the original Broadway cast.
37. All the Way Home (1963)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama
In the early 1900's Tennessee, a loving family undergoes the shock of the father's sudden, accidental death. The widow and her young son must endure the heartache of life following the ... See full summary »
38. Becket (1964)
PG-13 | 148 min | Biography, Drama, History
King Henry II of England (Peter O'Toole) comes to terms with his affection for his close friend and confidant Thomas Becket (Richard Burton), who finds his true honor by observing God's divine will rather than the King's.
39. The Best Man (1964)
Approved | 102 min | Drama
The 2 front runners for their party's presidential nomination, one principled and the other ruthless, vie for the former President's endorsement.
40. Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
Approved | 112 min | Comedy, Musical
A rock singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his "farewell" television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he is drafted.
Votes: 7,232 | Gross: $13.13M
41. Irma la Douce (1963)
Not Rated | 147 min | Comedy, Romance
In Paris, a former policeman falls in love with a prostitute, and tries to get her out of that life by paying for all of her time.
Votes: 16,401 | Gross: $25.25M
42. Toys in the Attic (1963)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
Newlyweds Julian and Lily Berniers have been in Chicago on business before returning to their hometown, New Orleans, where they'll meet with Julian's older spinster sisters Anna and Carrie,... See full summary »
Approved | 121 min | Comedy, Musical
Armed with the titular manual, an ambitious window washer seeks to climb the corporate ladder.
Votes: 4,064 | Gross: $6.32M
44. A Man for All Seasons (1966)
G | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Sir Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarry.
Votes: 30,032 | Gross: $28.35M
45. The Night of the Iguana (1964)
Approved | 125 min | Drama