Books to Movies/TV Shows Part II

by BatBanks | created - 28 Aug 2014 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

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1. David Copperfield (1935)

Passed | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Frank Lawton, Edna May Oliver, Elizabeth Allan

Votes: 3,590

2. David Copperfield (1970 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 120 min | Drama

The legendary novel by Charles Dickens comes to life in this colorful interpretation directed by Delbert Mann.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Cyril Cusack, Edith Evans, Pamela Franklin

Votes: 460

3. David Copperfield (1999– )

Unrated | 185 min | Drama

A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Trevor Eve, Michael Elphick, James Thornton

Votes: 3,920

4. David Copperfield (2000 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Hugh Dancy, Michael Richards, Eileen Atkins, Anthony Andrews

Votes: 978

5. The Westing Game (1997 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Family, Horror, Mystery

The tenants of the Sunset Towers must compete to learn who killed an eccentric millionaire and win a $20 million inheritance.

Director: Terence H. Winkless | Stars: Ray Walston, Ashley Peldon, Diane Ladd, Sally Kirkland

Votes: 532

6. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1948)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A singing mechanic from 1912 finds himself in Arthurian Britain.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Cedric Hardwicke, William Bendix

Votes: 2,066

7. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1989 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

After a horse accident, Karen wakes up to find herself in past Britain, close to Camelot, the famous castle of King Arthur.

Director: Mel Damski | Stars: Keshia Knight Pulliam, Jean Marsh, Rene Auberjonois, Emma Samms

Votes: 267

8. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: A Knight in Camelot (1998)

90 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A computer malfunction causes a science researcher to be sent back in time with her laptop, which she uses to amaze the court.

Director: Roger Young | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Michael York, Paloma Baeza, Simon Fenton

Votes: 1,961

9. Babar: The Movie (1989)

G | 70 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

In his spectacular film debut, young Babar, King of the Elephants, must save his homeland from certain destruction by Rataxes and his band of invading rhinos.

Director: Alan Bunce | Stars: Gordon Pinsent, Gavin Magrath, Elizabeth Hanna, Lisa Jai

Votes: 859 | Gross: $1.31M

10. Babar (1989–2002)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

The adventures of the King of the elephants, his family, and friends.

Stars: Richard Binsley, Lisa Jai, Corrine Koslo, Dan Hennessey

Votes: 4,361

11. Babar: King of the Elephants (1999)

G | 80 min | Family, Animation

Babar is a young elephant in the great forest. Whilst out with his mother a hunter kills his mother and he flees to escape the same fate. He eventually finds himself in a human city and ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond Jafelice | Stars: Philip Williams, Wayne Robson, Ellen-Ray Hennessy, Kristin Fairlie

Votes: 451 | Gross: $0.05M

12. We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)

G | 72 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A time traveling scientist goes back to prehistoric times and feeds dinosaurs a magic cereal that increases their intelligence - next they land in modern New York City for a series of comic adventures.

Directors: Phil Nibbelink, Simon Wells, Dick Zondag, Ralph Zondag | Stars: John Goodman, Charles Fleischer, Blaze Berdahl, Rhea Perlman

Votes: 13,009 | Gross: $9.32M

13. Valley of the Dolls (1967)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Music, Romance

49 Metascore

Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young women in show business.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Paul Burke, Sharon Tate

Votes: 7,077 | Gross: $44.43M

14. Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls (1981)

233 min | Drama

Updated version of the Jacqueline Susann best selling 1960's novel shows the lives of three very different women who come to New York City to achieve fame and fortune in show business and ... See full summary »

Stars: Catherine Hicks, Lisa Hartman, Veronica Hamel, David Birney

Votes: 149

15. The Twits

Animation, Comedy | Announced

A pair of wicked pranksters plan an elaborate heist along with their crew of highly-trained animals.

Director: Conrad Vernon

16. Crazy in Alabama (1999)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

46 Metascore

An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew back in Alabama has to deal with a racially-motivated murder involving a corrupt sheriff.

Director: Antonio Banderas | Stars: Melanie Griffith, David Morse, Lucas Black, Cathy Moriarty

Votes: 6,506 | Gross: $1.95M

17. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

80 Metascore

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.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carson

Votes: 42,700 | Gross: $17.57M

18. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1976 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

The story of conflicts, power plays and secrets in a wealthy Mississippi family.

Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Maureen Stapleton, Jack Hedley, Robert Wagner

Votes: 259

19. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 144 min | Drama

An alcoholic and femme fatale face troubles before a family reunion.

Director: Jack Hofsiss | Stars: Jessica Lange, Tommy Lee Jones, Rip Torn, Kim Stanley

Votes: 476

20. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama

48 Metascore

After years of mother-daughter tension, Siddalee receives a scrapbook detailing the wild adventures of the "Ya-Yas", her mother's girlhood friends.

Director: Callie Khouri | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, Fionnula Flanagan, James Garner

Votes: 17,620 | Gross: $69.60M

21. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)

R | 155 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

57 Metascore

A visiting city reporter's (John Cusack's) assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire (Kevin Spacey), whom he befriends.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: John Cusack, Kevin Spacey, Jack Thompson, Irma P. Hall

Votes: 35,775 | Gross: $25.08M

22. Pit and the Pendulum (1961)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

78 Metascore

In the sixteenth century, Francis Barnard travels to Spain to clarify the strange circumstances of his sister's death after she had married the son of a cruel Spanish Inquisitor.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Barbara Steele, John Kerr, Luana Anders

Votes: 11,925 | Gross: $4.36M

23. Timeline (2003)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

28 Metascore

A group of archaeologists become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve a friend. The group must survive in fourteenth century France before they can escape back to the twenty-first century.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Paul Walker, Gerard Butler, Billy Connolly, Frances O'Connor

Votes: 58,830 | Gross: $19.48M

24. Startime (1959–1961)
Episode: The Turn of the Screw (I) (1959)

75 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A governess put in charge of two young children begins to see the ghost of her dead predecessor.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Isobel Elsom, Laurinda Barrett, Hayward Morse

Votes: 72

25. The Innocents (1961)

Not Rated | 100 min | Horror

88 Metascore

A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave

Votes: 25,086 | Gross: $2.62M

26. The Turn of the Screw (1974 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 120 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

An English governess is hired to take care of two adorable orphans, who turn out to be not exactly what they seem to be.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Lynn Redgrave, Megs Jenkins, John Barron, Anthony Langdon

Votes: 216

27. Nightmare Classics (1989)
Episode: The Turn of the Screw (1989)

56 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A governess is hired to look after two neglected children, who show signs of having been corrupted by the insidious influence of the groom Peter Quint. Quint, although hanged for murder, ... See full summary »

Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Amy Irving, David Hemmings, Balthazar Getty, Micole Mercurio

Votes: 75

28. The Turn of the Screw (1992)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

A young woman is hired by a wealthy but sinister man to tutor his two children at the family's isolated estate. When the woman gets there, she finds that the two children are not quite what... See full summary »

Director: Rusty Lemorande | Stars: Patsy Kensit, Stéphane Audran, Julian Sands, Marianne Faithfull

Votes: 461

29. The Haunting of Helen Walker (1995 TV Movie)

Unrated | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

Television adaptation of the Henry James' classic novel "Turn of the Screw", with changes in location and character names. A live-in nanny discovers two children haunted by the spirits and ... See full summary »

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Valerie Bertinelli, Florence Hoath, Aled Roberts, Michael Gough

Votes: 296

30. The Turn of the Screw (1999 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A governess put in charge of two young children begins to see the ghost of her dead predecessor.

Director: Ben Bolt | Stars: Caroline Pegg, Jodhi May, Colin Firth, Pam Ferris

Votes: 818

31. Presence of Mind (1999)

TV-G | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Henry James' classic tale of terror, "The Turn of the Screw" receives yet another screen adaptation in this thriller shot in Spain. A young woman (Sadie Frost) is hired to serve as a ... See full summary »

Director: Antoni Aloy | Stars: Sadie Frost, Lauren Bacall, Ella Jones, Nilo Zimmerman

Votes: 508

32. In a Dark Place (2006)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

An art teacher is hired as nanny for 2 orphans, a boy and girl, at a huge, isolated country estate. The nanny starts seeing dead, former employees. Is she mad or is the estate haunted?

Director: Donato Rotunno | Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Tara Fitzgerald, Christian Olson, Gabrielle Adam

Votes: 2,405

33. The Turn of the Screw (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A naive and sexually repressed young governess is haunted by the ghosts of previous occupants of a mansion.

Director: Tim Fywell | Stars: Michelle Dockery, Eva Sayer, Josef Lindsay, Dan Stevens

Votes: 1,022

34. The Turning (2020)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

35 Metascore

A young governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after their parents' deaths. A modern take on Henry James' novella "The Turn of the Screw."

Director: Floria Sigismondi | Stars: Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince, Barbara Marten

Votes: 3,293

35. Animal Farm (1954)

Approved | 72 min | Animation, Drama

A successful farmyard revolution by the resident animals vs. the farmer goes horribly wrong as the victors create a new tyranny among themselves.

Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas | Stars: Gordon Heath, Maurice Denham

Votes: 14,330

36. Animal Farm (1999 TV Movie)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

The animals of a farm successfully revolt against its human owner, only to slide into a more brutal tyranny amongst themselves.

Director: John Stephenson | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Ian Holm, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Julia Ormond

Votes: 5,521

37. Comanche Moon (2008)

TV-14 | 360 min | Drama, Western

The adventures and love lives of young Texas Rangers Woodrow Call and Augustus McRae leading up to their retirement to the city of Lonesome Dove.

Stars: Steve Zahn, Ryan Merriman, Keith Robinson, Wes Studi

Votes: 2,705

38. Wayside (2005–2008)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Follow the comically-absurd tales of students on the top floor of Wayside, a quirky grammar school that was accidentally built 30-stories high.

Stars: Mark Rendall, Kedar Brown, Denise Oliver, Lisa Ng

Votes: 396

39. The Ruby in the Smoke (2006 TV Movie)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In Victorian England, a young woman searches for a priceless ruby and uncovers even greater mysteries.

Director: Brian Percival | Stars: Billie Piper, Matt Smith, Sian Thomas, Kay Lyon

Votes: 685

40. The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

57 Metascore

In 1964, a teenage girl in search of the truth about her mother runs away to a small town in South Carolina and finds a family of independent women who can connect her to her past.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys

Votes: 23,348 | Gross: $37.77M

41. Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991 TV Movie)

G | 98 min | Drama, Family, Romance

A single New England woman responds to an advertisement by a Midwestern widower in which he asks for a bride to help him raise his two children.

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, Lexi Randall, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska

Votes: 1,914

42. The Canterville Ghost (1944)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy

The descendent of a ghost imprisoned for cowardice hopes to free the spirit by displaying courage when under duress.

Directors: Jules Dassin, Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Charles Laughton, Robert Young, Margaret O'Brien, William Gargan

Votes: 2,350

43. The Canterville Ghost (1985 TV Movie)

56 min | Family, Fantasy, Drama

The poor ghost of Sir Simon Canterville has been roaming his castle searching in vain for a brave descendant who will release him from the Canterville curse by performing a brave deed. An ... See full summary »

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Richard Kiley, Jenny Beck, Shelley Fabares, Barry Van Dyke

Votes: 101

44. The Canterville Ghost (1986 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A girl befriends a mischievous English ghost trying to scare her family (his descendants) back to America.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: John Gielgud, Ted Wass, Andrea Marcovicci, Alyssa Milano

Votes: 684

45. The Canterville Ghost (1996 TV Movie)

PG | 92 min | Family, Drama, Fantasy

When an American family moves into a haunted mansion in England, the family's teenage daughter could be the key in fulfilling a prophecy and finally set the house's ghost free.

Director: Syd Macartney | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Neve Campbell, Joan Sims, Donald Sinden

Votes: 2,041

46. The Canterville Ghost

Animation | Pre-production

An American family moves in to the Canterville Chase, a London mansion that has been haunted by the ghost Sir Simon De Canterville for 300 years.

Director: Kim Burdon | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Hugh Laurie, Imelda Staunton, Miranda Hart

47. Moby Dick (1956)

Not Rated | 116 min | Adventure, Drama