Favorite Movie Based on a Novel by H.G. Wellsby jalapenoman | created - 06 Oct 2013 | updated - 06 Oct 2013 | Public
What is your favorite movie based upon a novel by H.G. Wells? (Note: this list does not include loose adaptations like all of the various movies with invisible men.)
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2. The Time Machine (2002)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.
Votes: 114,291 | Gross: $56.68M
4. War of the Worlds (2005)
PG-13 | 116 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival in this sci-fi action film.
Votes: 394,706 | Gross: $234.28M
6. Island of Lost Souls (1932)
Not Rated | 70 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
An obsessed scientist conducts profane experiments in evolution, eventually establishing himself as the self-styled demigod to a race of mutated, half-human abominations.
9. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)
PG | 99 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
A shipwrecked survivor discovers a remote island owned by a crazed scientist who is carrying out sinister experiments on the island's inhabitants.
Votes: 5,216 | Gross: $8.00M
10. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
PG-13 | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
After being rescued and brought to an island, a man discovers that its inhabitants are experimental animals being turned into strange-looking humans, all of it the work of a visionary doctor.
Votes: 29,571 | Gross: $27.66M
11. The Food of the Gods (1976)
PG | 88 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
A group of friends travel to a remote Canadian island to hunt, only to be attacked by giant killer animals which have populated the place.
13. Things to Come (1936)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War
The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel.
14. The Shape of Things to Come (1979)
PG | 98 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Some time in the future, man has set up colonies on the Moon, when Earth becomes uninhabitable. A madman decides to destroy the Moon colonies with his robots and automated ships, and only three people and their robot dog can stop him.
17. First Men in the Moon (1964)
Not Rated | 103 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
When a spaceship lands on the moon, it is hailed as a new accomplishment, before it becomes clear that a Victorian party completed the journey in 1899, leading investigators to that mission's last survivor.
18. The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936)
Unrated | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy
An ordinary man suddenly finds that anything he says comes true. Or at least, almost anything.
20. The History of Mr. Polly (1949)
Approved | 95 min | Drama
Quiet and somewhat direction-less, Alfred Polly uses the money he inherits from his father to marry and to set up shop in a small town. His heart is in neither of these enterprises and he ... See full summary »
22. The Remarkable Mr. Kipps (1941)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Drama
Kipps the draper's apprentice falls in love with a girl above his station. When he unexpectedly inherits a fortune, he thinks his dream has come true. But money can't make him a gentleman, or bring him the girl he really wants...
23. Half a Sixpence (1967)
Not Rated | 143 min | Musical
Arthur Kipps, an orphan apprenticed to a tyrannical owner of a mercantile, has a sudden abrupt change of life when his wealthy grandfather dies and leaves him a pile of money.
25. The Passionate Friends (1949)
Approved | 95 min | Drama
The Passionate Friends were in love when young, but separated, and she married an older man. Then Mary Justin (Ann Todd) meets Steven Stratton (Trevor Howard) again and they have one last ... See full summary »