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1. Tom Sawyer (1973)

G | 103 min | Adventure, Musical, Family

6.4
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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.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Johnny Whitaker, Celeste Holm, Warren Oates, Jeff East

Votes: 1,867

2. The Adventures of Mark Twain (1985)

G | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.4
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Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher and Huck Finn join Mark Twain on his airship to meet Halley's Comet.

Director: Will Vinton | Stars: James Whitmore, Michele Mariana, Gary Krug, Chris Ritchie

Votes: 2,343 | Gross: $0.85M

3. Riverworld (2010 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 178 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

4.9
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Welcome to Riverworld, a place of strange, watery beauty and the current abode of a fascinating cast of the recently (and not-so-recently) dead. It certainly isn't Heaven, but it just might be Hell.

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Tahmoh Penikett, Mark Deklin, Peter Wingfield, Jeananne Goossen

Votes: 2,144

4. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938)

Passed | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.1
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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.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Tommy Kelly, Jackie Moran, Ann Gillis, May Robson

Votes: 1,600

5. Crossed Swords (1977)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Poor boy Tom Canty (Mark Lester) and Edward, Prince of Wales (Mark Lester) exchange identities, but events force the pair to experience each other's lives as well.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Mark Lester, Ernest Borgnine

Votes: 1,473

6. The Prince and the Pauper (1990)

G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.1
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A poor boy and a prince exchange identities and lives while the villainous Captain of the Guard plots to take advantage of this.

Director: George Scribner | Stars: Wayne Allwine, Bill Farmer, Arthur Burghardt, Tony Anselmo

Votes: 2,592

7. The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne (2000– )

Horror, Sci-Fi, Adventure

7.0
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The fantastic steampunk adventures of the future science fiction writer and his friends, the Foggs and Passepartout.

Stars: Francesca Hunt, Michel Courtemanche, Chris Demetral, Michael Praed

Votes: 250

8. Tom Sawyer (2000 Video)

G | 89 min | Animation, Family, Musical

6.0
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An animated, musical version of Mark Twain's classic novel about the adventures of Tom Sawyer, along with his friends Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher. While spending most of his days avoiding ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Sabella, Phil Mendez | Stars: Rhett Akins, Mark Wills, Lee Ann Womack, Hynden Walch

Votes: 282

9. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939)

Passed | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.9
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To avoid his abusive father, a rambunctious boy rafts the Mississippi River with a slave, encountering many wild characters.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Walter Connolly, William Frawley, Rex Ingram

Votes: 1,038

10. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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A singing mechanic from 1912 finds himself in Arthurian Britain.

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

Votes: 2,030

11. The Prince and the Pauper (2000 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Family

6.6
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The King and a poor boy swap places.

Director: Giles Foster | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Alan Bates, Jonathan Hyde, Jonathan Timmins

Votes: 665

12. Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn (1982 TV Movie)

120 min | Adventure, Family

6.9
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The adventures and misadventures of Tom and Huck on the Mississippi River in Missouri with their involvement when they fall in with a gang of con artists, take up with a ragtag circus, help... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Patrick Creadon, Anthony Michael Hall, Anthony James, Allyn Ann McLerie

Votes: 73

13. Mark Twain (2001 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 212 min | Documentary, Biography

8.4
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A biographical film about the acclaimed American humourist and author.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Keith David, Kevin Conway, Philip Bosco, Blythe Danner

Votes: 752

14. The Private History of a Campaign That Failed (1981 TV Movie)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Mark Twain tale of cowardly Confederate soldiers.

Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: Joseph Adams, Gary McCleery, Roy Cockrum, Harry Crosby

Votes: 34

15. The Mysterious Stranger (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Family, Fantasy, Mystery

6.3
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A young printer's apprentice imagines himself back in the days of Guttenberg, helping him to print the Bible. The next thing he knows he has conjured up a young spirit from the future who ... See full summary »

Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: Chris Makepeace, Bernhard Wicki, Herbert Fux, Christoph Waltz

Votes: 149

16. The Modern Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1998)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.7
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Tom Sawyer and his side-kick Chuck try to earn tokens for a community rec center. But you know Tom, he always has a trick or two up his sleeve.

Director: Adam Weissman | Stars: Erik Estrada, Arte Johnson, Kaye Ballard, David L. Lander

Votes: 99

17. The Animated Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1998 Video)

Not Rated | 73 min | Animation, Musical, Family

4.6
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Join Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn on a series of exciting adventures that lead to mischief and mayhem wherever they go. No matter how hard they try, Tom and Huck just can't seem to stay ... See full summary »

Director: William R. Kowalchuk Jr. | Stars: Ross Malinger, Ryan Slater, Kirsten Dunst, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 115

18. Hal Holbrook: Mark Twain Tonight! (1967 TV Special)

78 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.3
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Recreating the one-man show he starred in on Broadway, 'Hal Holbrook' portrays Mark Twain as a 70-year old humorist who skewers politicians, newspapermen and so-called patriots in this 90 ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart | Star: Hal Holbrook

Votes: 162

19. Tom Sawyer (1917)

Unrated | 59 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Tom Sawyer, a young Missouri lad, finds fun and adventure with his pals Joe Harper and Huckleberry Finn, running away to hide out on Jackson's Island and pretending to be Mississippi River ... See full summary »

Director: William Desmond Taylor | Stars: Jack Pickford, George Hackathorne, Alice Marvin, Edythe Chapman

Votes: 130

20. The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (1980 TV Short)

Not Rated | 37 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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A mysterious stranger descends on the small town of Hadleyburg to teach its deceitful residents a lesson. Inspired by writer Mark Twain's short story.

Director: Ralph Rosenblum | Stars: Robert Preston, Tom Aldredge, Fred Gwynne, Frances Sternhagen

Votes: 41

21. Mark Twain and Me (1991 TV Movie)

93 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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Dorothy Quick, a young girl, befriends the famous writer, Samuel "Mark Twain" Clemans, during the final years of his life.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Jason Robards, Talia Shire, R.H. Thomson, Fiona Reid

Votes: 110

22. The Samurai That Night (2012)

119 min | Drama

6.0
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A widower sends daily reminders to the petty criminal who killed his wife in a traffic accident that on the anniversary of her death, he will kill him.

Director: Masaaki Akahori | Stars: Masato Sakai, Takayuki Yamada, Sakura Andô, Hirofumi Arai

Votes: 122

23. Mutiny on the Bounty (2011 TV Movie)

60 min | Adventure

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Stars: Mark Chinnery, Steve Ryan, Ivan Sontsev, Andrey Surcek

24. Will Ferrell: Mark Twain Prize (2011 TV Special)

90 min | Comedy

5.7
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A telecast of the October 23, 2011 awarding of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Will Ferrell (1967- ) in a ceremony in the concert hall at the Kennedy Center. With Ferrell and his... See full summary »

Stars: Billie Joe Armstrong, Edward Asner, Jack Black, Matthew Broderick

Votes: 20

25. Never the Twain (1974)

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A Manny Diez script adapted from a nudist stage play by Grinter and Youngman. Inspired by a real-life supernatural event involving actor Ed Trostle. While struggling through his performance... See full summary »

Director: Brad F. Grinter | Stars: Ed Trostle, Richard Webb, Kathy Weldon

Votes: 5

26. Pudd'nhead Wilson (1916)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

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A slave switches her light-skinned baby with her master's baby. The child grows up raised by whites.

Director: Frank Reicher | Stars: Theodore Roberts, Alan Hale, Thomas Meighan, Florence Dagmar

27. Tom Sawyer (1936)

76 min | Adventure

6.1
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About a merry, smart boy - Tom Soyer, that, testing, as him it seemed to, all facilities, to be good, decided nevertheless to go away from home and become a marine robber.

Directors: Lazar Frenkel, Gleb Zatvornitsky | Stars: Nikolai Katsovich, Leonid Kulakov, Konstantin Kulchitsky, Emiliya Milton

Votes: 27

28. Jump (2005)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary

8.3
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This is a documentary about the famous frog jumping contest inspired by the Mark Twain story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County."

Director: Justin Bookey

Votes: 25

29. On the Trail of Mark Twain (1998– )

Documentary

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Star: Peter Ustinov

30. Eve (III) (2013)

17 min | Short, Drama, Romance

8.7
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One man must decide between living a dream or the emptiness of reality.

Director: Leonardo Machado | Stars: O'ar Pali, Richard Winsor, Patrick Baladi, Alex Nathan-Woods

Votes: 7

31. The Main Stream (2002 TV Movie)

116 min | Documentary

6.6
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Humorist Roy Blount Jr. takes viewers on a journey down the Mississippi River, showcasing everything from areas with spectacularly beautiful scenery to ugly and dangerously polluted ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Weisberg | Stars: Roy Blount Jr., Garrison Keillor, Winona LaDuke, James Michael White

Votes: 23

32. Ravens on His Shoes (2010)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short

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Director: Michael Matewauk | Stars: Alexander Gonzalez, Swil Kanim, Michael Matewauk, Courtney Mingo

33. Jose Jiminez Discovers America (1968 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Actor/comedian Bill Dana, as his character Jose Jimenez, travels across the USA from coast to coast, seeing everything from fishing villages in Massachusetts to Pennsylania Dutch festivals ... See full summary »

Director: George Freedland | Star: Bill Dana

34. Mark Twain, American (1976)

G

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Mark Twain, the splendid, immoral, cigar smoking, wine drinking true American revolutionary, adapted for the screen and brilliantly performed by Ed Trostle.

Director: Robert Wilbor | Star: Ed Trostle

35. The Making of 'The Prince and the Pauper' (1978 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.4
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Documentary about the making of this film adaptation of Mark Twain's classic novel.

Star: Ilya Salkind

Votes: 5

36. Wishbone (1995–1998)
Episode: A Tail in Twain: Part One (1995)

TV-Y7 | Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.9
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Joe, Samantha, and David investigate the mysterious behavior of a man who is digging up a historical site in the local park; Wishbone experiences life as Tom Sawyer in Twain's classic novel.

Director: Ken Harrison | Stars: Larry Brantley, Jordan Wall, Christie Abbott, Adam Springfield

Votes: 18

37. Wishbone (1995–1998)
Episode: A Tail in Twain: Part Two (1995)

TV-Y7 | Adventure, Comedy, Family

9.3
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Joe, Samantha, and David seek help from Ellen (Joe's mother), and neighbor Wanda, who is leader of the local historical society, in the mystery of the man digging up the unknown grave in the park; Wishbone continues as Tom Sawyer.

Directors: Rick Duffield, Ken Harrison | Stars: Larry Brantley, Jordan Wall, Christie Abbott, Adam Springfield

Votes: 12

38. The American Future: A History (2008– )
Episode: American War (2008)

51 min | Documentary, History

6.6
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A look at how different the US attitude to war is from what outsiders assume it to be.

Director: Sam Hobkinson | Stars: Simon Schama, Richard Amaya, Larry Choate, David Plylar

Votes: 7

39. Culture Shock (2000– )
Episode: Born to Trouble: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (2000)

Documentary

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Director: Jill Janows | Stars: David Bradley, Jocelyn Chadwick, Shelly Fisher Fishkin, James Miller

40. Voyagers! (1982–1983)
Episode: Created Equal (1982)

49 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

7.4
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Arriving in ancient Rome, Phineas and Jeffrey must save the slave Spartacus so that he can lead the revolt in Capra. They also meet a young Sam Clemens and help Harriet Tubman escape.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Jon-Erik Hexum, Meeno Peluce, Ed Bakey, Leigh Hamilton

Votes: 43

41. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: Enter Mark Twain (1959)

TV-G | 60 min | Western

7.4
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The Cartwrights help Virginia City reporter Samuel Langhorne Clemens investigate suspected shady goings-on between a railroad company and a local judge.

Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

Votes: 82

42. Johnny Bravo (1997–2004)
Episode: Karma Krisis/A Star Is Bruised/The Prince and the Pinhead (1999)

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.3
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Karma Krisis: Johnny breaks a chain letter. A Star is Bruised: Johnny becomes the stuntman on an action film. The Prince and the Pinhead: Johnny trades places with his double.

Directors: Russell Calabrese, Kirk Tingblad | Stars: Jeff Bennett, Charlie Adler, Lori Alan, Larry Drake

Votes: 59

43. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Life on the Mississippi (1980)

Not Rated | 115 min | Music

8.2
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Most mid-19th-century Mississippi River boys dreamed of occupying that pinnacle of power and glamour, the pilot house of a riverboat. In a riot of local color, this film tells how, unlike ... See full summary »

Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: Robert Lansing, David Knell, James Keane, Donald Madden

Votes: 62

44. Project Twenty (1954–1970)
Episode: Mark Twain's America (1960)

Documentary

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Director: Donald B. Hyatt | Star: Howard Lindsay

45. Wishbone (1995–1998)
Episode: Picks of the Litter (1995)

TV-Y7 | Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.8
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In a recap of many of the episodes, Wishbone is one again everyone from Tom Sawyer to Oliver Twist. Wanda leaves a friend's dog with the Talbots, for them to dog-sit, and Wishbone tries to entertain her by re-telling his favorite stories.

Stars: Larry Brantley, Jordan Wall, Christie Abbott, Adam Springfield

Votes: 8

46. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Pudd'nhead Wilson (1984)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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A slave switches her light-skinned baby with her master's baby. The child grows up raised by whites.

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Lise Hilboldt, Ken Howard, James Pritchett, Dick Latessa

Votes: 59

47. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: The Innocents Abroad (1983)

88 min | Music

6.3
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Director: Luciano Salce | Stars: Craig Wasson, Brooke Adams, David Ogden Stiers, Gigi Proietti

Votes: 60

48. Wishbone (1995–1998)
Episode: The Prince and the Pooch (1995)

TV-Y7 | Adventure, Comedy, Family

9.2
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Wishbone and Joe live parallel stories of experiencing how the other half lives in this adaptation of 'The Prince and the Pauper'. Joe believes he'd be better at coaching than the coach, so he gets his shot to prove it.

Stars: Larry Brantley, Jordan Wall, Christie Abbott, Adam Springfield

Votes: 9



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