Tag: based on short story

The Battle of the Sexes (1960) 6.7

The Battle of the Sexes (1960)

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Storyline:Man-eating businesswoman, Angela Barrows is sent by her US company to Edinburgh to investigate export opportunities. She meets businessman Robert MacPherson en route and he persuades her to help bring his co...

The Twilight Samurai (2002) 7.8

The Twilight Samurai (2002)

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Storyline:Seibei Iguchi leads a difficult life as a low ranking samurai at the turn of the nineteenth century. A widower with a meager income, Seibei struggles to take care of his two daughters and senile mother. New ...

The Shout (1978) 6.2

The Shout (1978)

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Storyline:A traveller by the name of Crossley, forces himself upon a musician and his wife in a lonely part of Devon, and uses the aboriginal magic he has learned to displace his host.User Reviews:

Color Out of Space (2019) 6.8

Color Out of Space (2019)

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Storyline:The Gardner family moves to a remote farmstead in rural New England to escape the hustle of the 21st century. They are busy adapting to their new life when a meteorite crashes into their front yard, melts in...

Graveyard Shift (1990) 4.9

Graveyard Shift (1990)

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Storyline:John Hall is a drifter who wanders into a small town in Maine. He needs a job and decides to seek employment at the community's top business: a large textile mill. He is hired to work the User Reviews:

The Acid House (1998) 6.5

The Acid House (1998)

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Storyline:THE ACID HOUSE is a surreal triptych adapted by User Reviews:

Cohen and Tate (1988) 7.0

Cohen and Tate (1988)

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Storyline:A boy kidnapped by two mismatched hitmen puts them at each other's throats while being driven to their employers, possibly to be killed. Cohen, an older professional becomes increasingly irritated with his p...

Testament (1983) 6.4

Testament (1983)

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Storyline:It is just another day in the small town of Hamlin until something disastrous happens. Suddenly, news breaks that a series of nuclear warheads has been dropped along the Eastern Seaboard and, more locally, i...

Casey’s Shadow (1978) 5.4

Casey’s Shadow (1978)

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Storyline:Casey's family raises and trains race horses, and their latest undersized foal named Casey's Shadow does not seem to have a lot going for it, but may turn out to be a champion.User Reviews:

The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things (2004) 5.8

The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)

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Storyline:Young Jeremiah lives in a stable environment with loving foster parents until the day his troubled mother, Sarah, returns to claim him. Jeremiah becomes swept up in his mother's dangerous world of drugs, see...

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962) 7.4

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)

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Storyline:A rebellious youth, sentenced to a boy's reformatory for robbing a bakery, rises through the ranks of the institution through his prowess as a long distance runner. During his solitary runs, reveries of his ...

Aimless Bullet (1961) 8.0

Aimless Bullet (1961)

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Storyline:Two brothers—Chul-ho, an accountant with a toothache and a pregnant wife, and Yong-ho, an unemployed ex-soldier wounded in battle—navigate life in post-war Korea.User Reviews:

Stranger on the Prowl (1952) 6.6

Stranger on the Prowl (1952)

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Storyline:A nameless, homeless and rejected man who is looking for a new life and a young boy from an impoverished family, who is forced to steal when he loses the milk money. These two come together in the same hidin...

In the Gloaming (TV Movie 1997) 7.3

In the Gloaming (TV Movie 1997)

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Storyline:Danny, dying of Aids, returns home for his last months. Always close to his mother, they share moments of openness that tend to shut out Danny's father and his sister. Written by Ron Kerrigan...

Mercy (2014) 5

Mercy (2014)

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Storyline:A single mom and her two boys help take care of their grandmother with mystical powers.User Reviews: Yesterday I was watching "The Town That Dreaded Sundown" and I couldn't believe the actors invol...

Sometimes They Come Back… Again (Video 1996) 3.9

Sometimes They Come Back… Again (Video 1996)

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Storyline:Jon Porter returns to his hometown after the sudden and bizarre death of his mother. He hopes to leave as soon as the funeral is over but it's too late. The sinister forces that caused his sister's brutal mu...

2 Jacks (2012) 4.8

2 Jacks (2012)

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Storyline:Jack Hussar is a legendary Hollywood director, whose persona commands respect and adoration from his fans. Can his son, Jack Jr. maintain his legacy?User Reviews: There is no question that not knowing the To...

1922 (2017) – IMDb 6.3

1922 (2017) – IMDb

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Storyline:Featuring shades of Edgar Allen Poe's ["A Tell-tale Heart" and] "The Black Cat", 1922, with a Bonny and Clyde sub-plot, based on the Stephen King novella of the same name, centers on simple but proud farmer,...

Border (2018) 7.1

Border (2018)

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Storyline:A customs officer who can smell fear develops an unusual attraction to a strange traveler while aiding a police investigation which will call into question her entire existence.User Reviews: Weird does not e...

Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995) 4.1

Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995)

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Storyline:Two young Gatlin residents are orphaned after the younger brother kills their father. So, the terror of Gatlin goes urban when the two boys are placed in the custody of two foster parents. The younger brothe...

Riding the Bullet (2004) 5.2

Riding the Bullet (2004)

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Storyline:A young man hitchhiking back home to visit his mother is picked up by a mysterious stranger. As the ride goes on, the young man uncovers a terrible secret about the stranger, and is given a choice by the str...

Forgetting the Girl (2012) 5.3

Forgetting the Girl (2012)

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Storyline:Haunted by a traumatic history, photographer Kevin Wolfe (Christopher Denham) struggles to systematically forget all his bad memories, but erasing his past threatens to consume his future. Kevin is obsessed ...

From Beyond (1986) 6.7

From Beyond (1986)

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Storyline:Dr. Edward Pretorius and his assistant, the physician Crawford Tillinghast, have developed the Resonator, a machine to stimulate the sixth sense through the pineal gland. When Crawford activates the apparatu...