Book-based films Watchlistby magnum98 | created - 11 Sep 2018 | updated - 6 months ago | Public
A watchlist of films based on books I´ve read.
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1. The Old Man and the Sea (1958)
Not Rated | 86 min | Adventure, Drama
An old Cuban fisherman's dry spell is broken when he hooks a gigantic fish that drags him out to sea. Based on Ernest Hemingway's story.
2. Lord of the Flies (1963)
Not Rated | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Lost on an island, young survivors of a plane crash eventually revert to savagery despite the few rational boys' attempts to prevent that.
4. 2010: Moby Dick (2010 Video)
Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A modern adaptation of the classic novel of the captain of a high tech submarine and his obsessive quest to destroy the enormousprehistoric whale that maimed him.
5. Moby Dick (1930)
Passed | 80 min | Adventure, Drama
In this extremely loose adaptation of Melville's classic novel, Ahab is revealed initially not as a bitter and vengeful madman, but as a bit of a lovable scamp. Ashore in New Bedford, he ... See full summary »
7. 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.
8. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938)
Passed | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral and witnessing a murder.
9. Tom Sawyer (1973)
G | 103 min | Adventure, Musical, Family
Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral, and witnessing a murder.
11. Dune (1984)
PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A Duke's son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father's evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor's rule.
Votes: 113,042 | Gross: $30.93M
13. Dune (2020)
Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi | Post-production
Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel, about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.
14. The Great Gatsby (2013)
PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Romance
A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby.
Votes: 440,203 | Gross: $144.84M
17. Fahrenheit 451 (2018)
TV-14 | 100 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a terrifying care-free future, a young man, Guy Montag, whose job as a fireman is to burn all books, questions his actions after meeting a young woman...and begins to rebel against society.
18. The Three Musketeers (1973)
PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure
A young swordsman comes to Paris and faces villains, romance, adventure and intrigue with three Musketeer friends.
Votes: 14,431 | Gross: $22.02M
19. The Three Musketeers (1993)
PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
France, 1625: Young d'Artagnan heads to Paris to join the Musketeers but the evil cardinal's disbanded them - save 3. He meets the 3, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, and joins them on their quest to save the king and country.
Votes: 47,294 | Gross: $53.90M
20. The Three Musketeers (2011)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
The hot-headed young D'Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.
Votes: 99,123 | Gross: $20.38M
21. The Musketeers (2014–2016)
TV-14 | 55 min | Adventure, Drama
Set on the streets of 17th-century Paris, "The Musketeers" gives a contemporary take on the classic story about a group of highly trained soldiers and bodyguards assigned to protect King and country.
22. The Hobbit (1977 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
A homebody hobbit in Middle Earth gets talked into joining a quest with a group of dwarves to recover their treasure from a dragon.
23. The Dunwich Horror (1970)
R | 90 min | Horror
Wilbur Whateley travels to the Arkham Miskatonic University to borrow the legendary Necronomicon. But, little does anyone know, Whateley isn't quite human...
24. The Call of Cthulhu (2005)
Not Rated | 47 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
While sorting the affairs of his late Uncle, a man accidentally stumbles across a series of dark secrets connected to an ancient horror waiting to be freed.
25. Dagon (2001)
R | 98 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
A boating accident runs a young man and woman ashore in a decrepit Spanish fishing town which they discover is in the grips of an ancient sea god and its monstrous half human offspring.