OSCAR WILDE'S FILMOGRAPHY

by Maximilliann | created - 21 Feb 2015 | updated - 31 Mar 2015 | Public

The best versions of novels and plays of Oscar Wilde and his biographies on screen.

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1. Wilde (1997)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

The turmoil in poet/playwright Oscar Wilde's life after he discovers his homosexuality.

Director: Brian Gilbert | Stars: Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Vanessa Redgrave, Jennifer Ehle

Votes: 13,946 | Gross: $2.16M

3. The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960)

PG | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

At the height of his fame, Oscar Wilde angers the Marquis of Queensberry by having what is (correctly) believed to be a romantic relationship with Queensberry's son Lord Alfred Douglas ("... See full summary »

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Peter Finch, Yvonne Mitchell, James Mason, Nigel Patrick

Votes: 735

4. Oscar Wilde (1960)

Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, Drama

Playwright Oscar Wilde's homosexuality is exposed when he brings a libel action against his lover's father, leading to his own prosecution.

Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Robert Morley, Phyllis Calvert, Ralph Richardson, John Neville

Votes: 414

5. Dorian Gray (2009)

R | 112 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty eternally, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Ben Barnes, Colin Firth, Rebecca Hall, John Hollingworth

Votes: 58,380

6. Pact with the Devil (2003)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

A modern retelling of the Oscar Wilde novel.

Director: Allan A. Goldstein | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Ethan Erickson, Victoria Sanchez, Ron Lea

Votes: 582

7. The Sins of Dorian Gray (1983 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama, Horror

In this version of Oscar Wilde's tale, Dorian Gray is an actress who, desperate to become a worldwide star, makes a deal that switches her soul to her image on film, then proceeds to sleep ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Maylam | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Belinda Bauer, Joseph Bottoms, Olga Karlatos

Votes: 145

8. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1973 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 111 min | Drama, Horror

In Victorian London, a beautiful young man is given a portrait of himself by an admiring artist. Soon after this, he treats a young woman cruelly and then notices that his portrait seems to... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Charles Aidman, William Beckley, Shane Briant, Nigel Davenport

Votes: 342

9. Dorian Gray (1970)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty eternally, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Director: Massimo Dallamano | Stars: Helmut Berger, Richard Todd, Herbert Lom, Marie Liljedahl

Votes: 730

10. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Director: Albert Lewin | Stars: George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield, Donna Reed, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 10,852

11. The Canterville Ghost (1997 TV Movie)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

An American millionaire moves into an historic and imposing mansion, which comes complete with its very own eccentric ghost.

Director: Crispin Reece | Stars: Ian Richardson, Celia Imrie, Sarah-Jane Potts, Rolf Saxon

Votes: 169

12. The Canterville Ghost (1996 TV Movie)

PG | 92 min | Family, Drama, Fantasy

When a teenaged girl moves to England with her brothers and parents into the ancient Canterville Hall, she's not at all happy. Especially as there's a ghost and a mysterious re-appearing ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,924

13. 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: 665

14. 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 Dassein, Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Charles Laughton, Robert Young, Margaret O'Brien, William Gargan

Votes: 2,259

15. Salomé (2013)

R | 81 min | Drama

The Biblical story of Salomé, a girl who agrees to perform the "dance of the seven veils" in return for John the Baptist's head on a silver platter.

Director: Al Pacino | Stars: Kevin Anderson, Jessica Chastain, Ralph Guzzo, Roxanne Hart

Votes: 1,496

16. Wilde Salomé (2011)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Drama

65 Metascore

A tale of lust, greed and one woman's scorn.

Director: Al Pacino | Stars: Al Pacino, Jessica Chastain, Kevin Anderson, Estelle Parsons

Votes: 759

17. Salome's Last Dance (1988)

R | 89 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Guy Fawkes Day, 1892. Oscar Wilde goes to a performance of his controversial, banned play 'Salome'. The 'theatre' is a brothel and the players prostitutes.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Stratford Johns, Nickolas Grace, Douglas Hodge

Votes: 1,292 | Gross: $0.33M

18. Salomé (1922)

Not Rated | 72 min | Biography, Drama, History

Salome, the daughter of Herodias, seduces her step-father/uncle Herod, governor of Judea, with a salacious dance. In return, he promises her the head of the prophet John the Baptist.

Directors: Charles Bryant, Alla Nazimova | Stars: Alla Nazimova, Nigel De Brulier, Mitchell Lewis, Rose Dione

Votes: 753

19. The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.

Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Frances O'Connor, Reese Witherspoon

Votes: 21,202 | Gross: $8.38M

20. The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

When Algernon discovers that his friend, Ernest, has created a fictional brother for whenever he needs a reason to escape dull country life, Algernon poses as the brother, resulting in ever increasing confusion.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Richard Wattis, Michael Denison, Walter Hudd

Votes: 4,792

21. An Ideal Husband (II) (1999)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

Rising politician Robert Chiltern once sold secret information and is now being blackmailed by Laura Evely. She has proof and it will damage his career and marriage severely. Chiltern calls in the help of his friend Arthur Goring.

Director: William P. Cartlidge | Stars: James Wilby, Sadie Frost, Jonathan Firth, Trevyn McDowell

Votes: 149

22. An Ideal Husband (I) (1999)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

67 Metascore

London 1895: Cabinet minister, Sir Chiltern, and bachelor, Lord Goring, are victims of scheming women.

Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore, Peter Vaughan, Minnie Driver

Votes: 14,568 | Gross: $18.54M

23. An Ideal Husband (1947)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy

A prominent politician is preparing to expose a financial scandal. But then a woman who has invested heavily in the shady venture threatens to uncover a damaging secret in the politician's ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Paulette Goddard, Michael Wilding, Diana Wynyard, Hugh Williams

Votes: 526

24. Lady Windermere's Fan (2014)

96 min | Drama

Lady Windermere, discovers that her husband may be having an affair with another woman. She confronts her husband but he instead invites the other woman, Mrs Erlynne, to his wife's birthday... See full summary »

Directors: Allen Evenson, Joseph Henson, Juan Illzaturri, Kathryn Inda, Sergio Contreras, Steven Reyes, Dakota Sixkiller, Jose Zamarripa | Stars: Sarah Navratil, Jonathan Le Billon, Julia Farino, Garret Replogle

Votes: 23

25. A Good Woman (2004)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

53 Metascore

While retaining her secret identity, the illustrious Mrs. Erlynne (Helen Hunt) saves Lady Windemere (Scarlett Johansson) from making a grand social faux-pas with the scoundrelly Lord Darlington (Stephen Campbell Moore).

Director: Mike Barker | Stars: Helen Hunt, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Wilkinson, Milena Vukotic

Votes: 10,948 | Gross: $0.22M

26. The Fan (1949)

89 min | Comedy, Romance

Lord Windermere appears to all -including to his young wife Margaret - as the perfect husband. But their happy marriage is placed at risk when Lord Windermere starts spending his afternoons... See full summary »

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Madeleine Carroll, George Sanders, Richard Greene

Votes: 506

27. Lady Windermere's Fan (1925)

Approved | 120 min | Comedy

A society woman believes her husband is having an affair, a misconception which may have dire personal consequences for all involved.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Irene Rich, May McAvoy, Bert Lytell, Ronald Colman

Votes: 915



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