Based on play movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant based on play movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, captivating, serious, semi serious and stylized films and TV shows about / with love and romance, friendship, couples, culture clash, family relations, vengeance, friends, greed, husband wife relationship and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as based on play: The Dresser (2015), Run for Your Wife (2012), Sleuth (1972), The Merchant of Venice (2004), Sabrina (1995), The Vagina Monologues (2002), Macbeth (2006), Match (2014), One Night in Istanbul (2014), You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (2012).

List of based on play movies

 6.8
 3K
The Dresser (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: One fateful night in a small English regional theatre during World War II a troupe of touring actors stage a production of Shakespeares King Lear. Bombs are falling, sirens are wailing, the curtain is up in an hour but the actor/manager Sir who is ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching
Plot: golden years, world war two, aging, friendship, boss and employee, elderly, actor's life, showbiz, personal assistant, illness, theatre production, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: england, london
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Run for Your Wife (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: John Smith has been happily involved in a bigamous marriage for five years. He lives with Stephanie in Finsbury and Michelle in Stockwell. Fortunately, for John, he's a taxi driver which involves varying shift work! Simple? Well, when John ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, feel good, sex comedy
Plot: couples, disorder, love triangle, love and romance, dishonesty, nothing goes right, infidelity, comedy of errors, life turned upside down, farce, taxi driver, heist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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 8.0
 46K
Sleuth (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A mystery novelist devises an insurance scam with his wife’s lover - but things aren’t exactly as they seem.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: mystery, extramarital affair, riddles and clues, robbery, mind game, insurance, search, rivalry, infidelity, twists & turns, dishonesty, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london
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The Merchant of Venice (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In 16th century Venice, when a merchant must default on a large loan from an abused Jewish moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the bitterly vengeful creditor demands a gruesome payment instead.
Style: tense, talky, melancholic, sexy, stylized ...
Plot: love and romance, friends, jewish, prejudice, loan, social decay, life is a bitch, trial, friendship, religious intolerance, uninhibited rivalry, court ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1930s, 18th century
Place: venice, europe, italy, england
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 6.3
 38K
Sabrina (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush: a carefree playboy, but not before his business-focused brother has something to say about it.
Style: feel good, sentimental, romantic, sweet, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: cinderella story, love triangle, millionaire, romance, fall in love, family relations, workaholic, love and romance, couple relations, brother brother relationship, unrequited love, forbidden love ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, long island, new york
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The Vagina Monologues (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: This controversial work, created and performed by Eve Ensler, debuted off-off-Broadway in 1996 and soon rode a wave of national acclaim. Now, the intimacy of Ensler's original show has been lovingly brought to the screen. Capturing her unique ...
Style: thought provoking, semi serious, witty, humorous, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual dysfunction, society, gender, introspection, couples, feminism, satire, artists and showbiz, battle of the sexes, profanity, sexual relations, performer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 4.6
 2K
Macbeth (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Macbeth, loyal to his crime boss, Duncan, is told by witches that he will one day take over. Driven by their prophecy, he and his wife plot to kill Duncan, and takes the leadership of the gang for himself. Maintaining his power will require more ...
Style: stylized, clever, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: murder, betrayal, gang, vengeance, social decay, haunted by the past, dishonesty, rivalry, rise and fall, drug dealing, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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 6.7
 2K
Match (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Seattle couple travel to New York to interview colorful former dancer Tobi for research on a dissertation about dance. But soon, common niceties and social graces erode when the questions turn personal and the true nature of the interview is ...
Style: captivating, humorous, feel good, light, serious ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, dancer's life, couples, teachers and students, aging, couple relations, power relations, dancing, friendship, gays and lesbians, suitcase, camaraderie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s, year 1988, 60s ...
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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One Night in Istanbul (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two down on their luck Liverpool cabbies, Tommy and Gerry, strike an unusual deal with a local gangster to take their sons on a trip of a lifetime, to watch their beloved football team play in the European Cup Final in Istanbul. Hoping to use the ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, tense, melancholic ...
Plot: sport, nothing goes right, soccer, culture clash, friends, comedy of errors, disorder, soccer fan
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, liverpool, turkey, istanbul turkey
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You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From beyond the grave, celebrated playwright Antoine d'Anthac gathers together all his friends who have appeared over the years in his play "Eurydice." These actors watch a recording of the work performed by a young acting company, La ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: friendship, actor's life, friends, countryside, tragic love, reunion, village, artists and showbiz, estate, love, broken heart, unrequited love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
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 6.8
 1K
Marius (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Marius" takes place in Marseilles' Old Port, at the La Marine Bar, owned by César and his son Marius. Marius' biggest dream is to embark on one of the boats passing by his dad's bar and to set off to a faraway land. Fanny, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: seaport, obsession, romance, hopes, follow your dream, couples, lovers apart, unfulfilled love, couple relations, unfulfillment, self sacrifice, working class ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: france, south of france
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Mickybo and Me (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film tells the story of two boys who become friends at the start of the Troubles in 1970. The boys share an obsession with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, with the consequence that they run away to Australia.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: kids in trouble, mischievous children, youth, friendship, society, obsession, political unrest, friends, religions or cults, state affairs, wannabe, ira ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, belfast
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All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Anthea is 25, single, hates her job – and all her friends are leaving Brisbane. Should she follow the herd to Sydney or London? Is there anything worth staying for now that her best friend Michael finally has a girlfriend? This film tells a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, sexual ...
Plot: friendship, romance, adolescence vs adulthood, starting over, looking for love, hopes, sexual relations, singleness, office, midlife crisis, unfulfilled love, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, london, england
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 7.0
 408
Adopt a Sailor (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Adopt A Sailor is about Patricia and Richard, a successful and hip couple from New York City who inadvertently "adopt a sailor" during Fleet Week in New York City and the young man form Turkey Scratch, Arkansas who changes their lives ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, touching, cynical ...
Plot: couple relations, friends, couples, family problems, unsupportive spouse, love and romance, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, city life, relationship problems, husband wife relationship, sailor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 4.7
 994
Asylum Seekers (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Six people on the verge of a breakdown decide to check themselves into an insane asylum, only to discover there is just room for one.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, surreal, surprise ending ...
Plot: contests and competitions, dark humor, mental institution, art, surrealism, eccentricity, alternate reality, mental breakdown, contest
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
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Bollywood Queen (2002)
Genre: Musical, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A cross cultural romance set in London's East End about a young girl of Indian heritage.
Style: semi serious, realistic, stylized, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: interracial relations, forbidden love, fall in love, culture clash, couples, society, romance, lifestyle, love and romance, social differences, teenage love, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: india, london, england, united kingdom, europe ...
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Madea Goes to Jail (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Madea returns in another hilarious story in which she gets sent to the big house. But regardless of the circumstances, she gives her trademark advice and wisdom to her friends and family as they learn the importance of letting go, moving on, and ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, light
Plot: prison, love and romance, family relations, captivity, reunion, golden years, goofy hero, family gatherings, eccentric family, jail, retribution, christian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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Your Life in 65 (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Sunday, three young friends read the obituary of a schoolmate with whom long ago they lost contact. They go to the morgue and realize that they are wrong: that burial is not that of their fellow student. From this, the confusion and random weave a ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, romantic ...
Plot: friendship, partners, friends, love affair, twentysomething life, couples, mistaken identity, love and romance, buddies, gender, gay friend, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain, barcelona
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A Blind River (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Seong-chan, aka Lucas Fedora, rejects his girlfriend's proposal to get married and start a family of their own and leaves her to return to Korea and find his biological mother. He checks into a run down motel owned by two widows who have demons ...
Style: emotional, tense, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: adoption, haunted by the past, introspection, self discovery, disorder, parents and children, fish out of water, hotel, obsessive quest, misfit, family relations, knife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
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 7.3
 526
Peter Pan (2000)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Broadway musical adaptation of the fabled children's story.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, exciting, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: pirate, adventurer, young heroes, good versus evil, adventure, heroes, adolescence vs adulthood, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, escapades, rivalry, youth ...
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 6.2
 219
Hamlet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: To be or not to be, etc.
Style: psychological, stylized, atmospheric, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, ghost, betrayal, tragic love, tragic hero, intrigue, dishonesty, rivalry, vengeance, parents and children, uncover truth, conspiracy ...
Time: 90s
Place: southern usa
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 5.4
 8K
The Tempest (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An adaptation of the play by William Shakespeare. Prospera (a female version of Shakespeare's Prospero) is the usurped ruler of Milan who has been banished to a mysterious island with her daughter. Using her magical powers, she draws her ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, surreal, captivating, serious ...
Plot: sorceress, island, storm, spirit, wizards and magicians, family relations, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, betrayal, danger, escapades, isolation ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
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 8.2
 3K
Hamlet (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: David Tennant stars in a film of the Royal Shakespeare Company's award-winning production of Shakespeare's great play. Director Gregory Doran's modern-dress production was hailed by the critics as thrilling, fast-moving and, in parts, ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: royal court, betrayal, revenge, murder, rivalry, tragic hero, queen, stepfather stepson relationship, royal family, state affairs, intrigue, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
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 7.1
 426
Tosca (2001)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK, Germany
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Benoit Jacquot's acclaimed 2002 film of Puccini's opera stars Angela Gheorghiu in the title role, with Roberto Alagna, Ruggero Raimondi and the Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, under Antonio Pappano.
Style: emotional, stylized, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: opera, tragic love, love and romance, tragic hero, couples, unfulfilled love, manipulation, concert, unfulfillment, dishonesty, manipulations, curses spells and rituals
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
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American Buffalo (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three inner-city losers plan a robbery of a valuable coin in a seedy second-hand junk shop.
Style: talky, bleak, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: betrayal, rainstorm, gun, trust, robbery, revenge, poker game, loyalty, coin, antique dealer, broken glass, station wagon ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Mike Nichols’ film from Edward Albee's play brought new themes to the film industry. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton have never been more brilliant together as they portray an experienced married couple who love each other yet verbally ...
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, rough, talky ...
Plot: guest, confession, battle of the sexes, domestic violence, adultery, humiliation, alcohol, one night, alcohol abuse, crumbling marriage, couples, family secret ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa
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 7.5
 11K
Noises Off... (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A travelling theater group has so much action going on behind-the-scenes it almost ruins the performances.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, funny, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: backstage, actor's life, theater, nothing goes right, showbiz, workplace situations, disorder, love and romance, farce, theatre play, artists and showbiz, play within film ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, new york, manhattan new york city, london
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Lost in Yonkers (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the summer of 1942 two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother Kurnitz and their childlike aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, family relations, loan, romance, youth, on the run, love and romance, bittersweet, family problems ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: new york, usa
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 6.8
 20K
Quartet (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The directorial debut of Dustin Hoffman, Quartet is a high-drama comedy about temperamental divas and old grudges, passion and pride, romance and Rigoletto. At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, humorous, twists and turns ...
Plot: retired, elderly, retirement home life, retirement home, musician, aging, opera, reconciliation, concert, rehearsal, human spirit, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, paris france
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 7.4
 14K
Richard III (1995)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Shakespeare's Play transplanted into a 1930s setting.
Style: talky, atmospheric, stylized, witty, clever ...
Plot: royal family, betrayal, manipulation, murder, ambition, battles, politics, dictatorship, political intrigue, corrupted ruler, intrigue, anti heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, germany, new york
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