Most Popular Classic Literature Movies and TV Shows
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1. Dead Poets Society (1989)
PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama
English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.
Votes: 392,143 | Gross: $95.86M
2. The Pagemaster (1994)
G | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A cowardly boy, who buries himself in accident statistics, enters a library to escape a storm, only to be transformed into an animated illustration by the Pagemaster. He has to work through obstacles from classic books to return to real-life.
Votes: 20,012 | Gross: $13.67M
4. Othello (1995)
R | 123 min | Drama, Romance
The Moorish General Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his Lieutenant Michael Cassio, when in reality, it is all part of the scheme of a bitter Ensign named Iago.
Votes: 8,745 | Gross: $2.11M
5. Dev.D (2009)
Not Rated | 144 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After breaking up with his childhood sweetheart, a young man finds solace in drugs. Meanwhile, a teenage girl is caught in the world of prostitution. Will they be destroyed, or will they find redemption?
Votes: 27,052 | Gross: $0.01M
8. Calvin Klein: Obsession (1990)
1 min | Short, Romance
A series of 4 commercials for Calvin Klein's fragrance Obsession, based on 4 classic novels, that aim to illustrate the feeling of being romantically obsessed with someone.
11. Ballet Shoes (1975)
Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Family
Pauline, Petrova, and Posy Fossil live with Sylvia Brown, their guardian. Money is tight and as the story opens, three boarders - a garage owner, a retired English professor, and a dance ... See full summary »
12. Madame Bovary (1934)
101 min | Drama
Soon after the death of his first wife (whose dowry was inadequate), Charles Bovary, a country doctor in Normandy, marries Emma Rouault, who is well-endowed in every sense. In her new home,... See full summary »
82 min | Documentary, Biography, History
It is our national novel. Reading to Kill a Mockingbird is something we all have in common. Harper Lee's first and only novel turns 50 this summer and the author hasn't given an interview ... See full summary »
Votes: 304 | Gross: $0.03M
15. No Shame (2001)
116 min | Comedy, Drama
A movie script is presented to Isabel. After reading it she realizes it's based on an old love affair she had with movie director Mario Fabra, the author of the script.
16. Posthumous Memories (2001)
101 min | Comedy, Drama
Free adaptation of Machado de Assis's classic. The narrator is a rich dead man, who tells us about his life and times, making fun of both.
17. Letters of a Portuguese Nun (2014)
75 min | Drama, History, Romance
An actress is about to play the part of Mariana Alcoforado, a young nun from the convent of Beja who was writing five letters to her French lover, the officer De Chamilly. The actress, ... See full summary »
18. Notes from the New World (2011)
99 min | Action, Crime, Drama
"Notes From The New World" is a contemporary retelling of Dostoyevsky's novella which unfolds in Los Angeles where dreams and harsh realities collide. It is a place where almost everyone ... See full summary »
19. Mein Leben - Marcel Reich-Ranicki (2009 TV Movie)
90 min | Biography, Drama
In 1929, the 9 year old Polish Jew Marcel Reich-Ranicki is sent by his artistic mother to Berlin to study. Marcel loves the German literature and music, but in October 1938 the Nazis deport... See full summary »
24. Faust (2008)
Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Short
A depressed FAUST makes a deal with Mephisto, the devil's servant, to obtain more power and glory, including the power to seduce a maiden. Faust grows powerful, but the consequences of his act has deadly, unintended ramifications.
26. Ocharovannyy strannik (1990)
Between passengers of the steamship there is a dispute on, whether that there are in Russia righteous persons? Nobody wants to tell about the life. And only one priest, though warns that he "the big sinner", decides to tell the history.
Not Rated | 112 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
A young female paranormalist is pursued by a man claiming to be the devil in human form.
28. Nous, princesses de Clèves (2011)
69 min | Documentary
Has 1558 anything in common with 2009 ? Have nobles of King Henri III's court anything to do with today's young people from poor neighborhoods, most of whom immigrants'children ? Is there ... See full summary »
Documentary | Post-production
SOMEONE -- OR SOMETHING -- DID NOT WANT THIS MOVIE TO BE MADE... It had the hallmarks of a thriller: betrayal and abandonment. Lies and innuendo. Colleagues caught up in a mysterious ... See full summary »
30. You're in Trouble (2007)
Unrated | 84 min | Comedy
Kelly, Kim, and Carrie are lesbian house thieves who trick guys into robbing for them. Their neighbor, Jack, finds out about the robberies and blackmails them. In an unrelated incident, ... See full summary »
31. Corso: The Last Beat (2009)
Following Beat Poet Gregory Corso - literary compatriot of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs -- throughout Europe, discovering his past, and facing his death.
35. Tri goda (1968 TV Movie)
60 min | Drama, Romance
Mr. Laptev is a wealthy intellectual, who falls in love with young Julia. She is not in love, but she uses their marriage to upgrade her life. Laptev suffers without a mutual love, but ... See full summary »
36. The Blessing of Prometheus (2000)
20 min | Short, Fantasy, Thriller
The Blessing of Prometheus is a retelling of the Prometheus fire legend and the tale of Admetus and Alcestis. Prometheus gave the gift of fire to mankind, but fire was only to be used by ... See full summary »