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TOP 10 movies tagged as adaptation directed by original author: Last Letter (2020), The Fish Child (2009), Arion (1986), One Night at Dinner (1969), House of Games (1987), The Romantics (2010), An Ordinary Execution (2010), Birds in Peru (1968), Secret Friends (1991), Your Name (2016).

List of adaptation directed by original author movies

 7.0
 431
Last Letter (2020)
Genre: Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: It is only at their sister's and mother's funeral when a woman meets her niece after many years. The niece is now a grown girl. The sister takes on the task of informing the deceased's friends of the death while the daughter cannot ...
Style: adaptation directed by original author
Plot: pet dog, asian girl, dog, east asian girl, love, schoolgirl uniform, illustrator, schoolgirl, memory, japanese teenager, japanese schoolgirl, japanese girl ...
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The Fish Child (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina, France, Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A desperate love story between two young girls of extremely different social backgrounds who, unable to find a place for their love in the world they live in, are pushed to commit a crime.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, surreal, captivating, serious ...
Plot: murder, legend, women in prison, crimes, youth, haunted by the past, love affair, gender, uncover truth, parents and children, couple relations, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, paraguay, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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 6.5
 244
Arion (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story follows Arion, a young man kidnapped by Hades as a child and raised to believe that his mother was blinded by Zeus and that killing the ruler of Mount Olympus will cure her.
Style: adaptation directed by original author
Plot: greek god, teenager, fight, blood, nipples, sword, falling in love, swordsman, maturity, ship, female nudity, coming of age ...
Place: ancient greece
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One Night at Dinner (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A liberal-thinking author watches his wife as she attempts to seduce his best friend at a dinner party. She ends up taking on another man as well, and the writer has an affair with the another dinner guest. Soon the three men and two women are ...
Style: adaptation directed by original author
Plot: one female two males threesome, infidelity, playing footsie, menage a trois, husband wife relationship, press conference, actor, nudity (full frontal - brief), writers, cuckold, cuckolded husband, foot massage ...
Place: italy
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 7.3
 21K
House of Games (1987)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, clever, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, gambling, cheating, psychiatrist, crimes, crime, betrayal, cons and scams, cards, love affair, mind game, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, seattle, washington state, seattle washington
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 5.1
 12K
The Romantics (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Seven close friends reunite for the wedding of two of their friends. Problems arise because the bride and the maid of honor have had a long rivalry over the groom.
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, love triangle, youth, rivalry, best friends, love and romance, romance, friendship, reunion, ex boyfriend, true love, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
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An Ordinary Execution (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During the last days of Stalin's reign, a doctor (Marina Hands) tries to go unnoticed in a society of mutual dread where a neighbour or colleague might "denounce" you to the authorities at any moment.But tales of her healing touch ...
Style: emotional, serious, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: head of state, power relations, doctors and patients, moral dilemma, state affairs, society, life is a bitch, dictator, josef stalin, suffering, illness, distopia ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952
Place: ussr, russia, soviet union
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 5.0
 145
Birds in Peru (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman, unsatisfied by her husband, searches for sex in the brothels of a seaside town.
Style: adaptation directed by original author
Plot: chauffeur, depression, vulture, female orgasm, surrealism, sailor, nymphomaniac, obsession, beach, self destruction, brothel madam, sex scene ...
Place: peru
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Secret Friends (1991)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: As an express train hurtles towards its destination, John (Alan Bates) a man whose sanity hangs by a thread, attempts to uncover his possible role in a brutal murder and the identity of the victim. The balance of his mind is strained to the limits ...
Style: adaptation directed by original author
Plot: prostitute, businessman, hotel, bible, amnesia, friend, husband wife relationship, murder, call girl, illustrator, father son relationship, oppression ...
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 8.4
 191K
Your Name (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must ...
Style: romantic, touching, surprise ending, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, body swapping, time travel, school, love, girl, star crossed lovers, supernatural, schoolgirl, boy, destiny, friendship ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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 5.8
 544
Ruben Guthrie (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An Australian film about a hard-partying Sydney ad man who seeks to start a new chapter in his life.
Style: ambiguous ending, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: gay, lgbt, swimming pool, beach, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, champagne, support group, crying woman, father, alcoholics anonymous, man crying, alcoholic ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
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The Ninth Configuration (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Col. Vincent Kane is a military psychiatrist who takes charge of an army mental hospital situated in a secluded castle. Among Kane's many eccentric patients is Capt. Billy Cutshaw, a troubled astronaut in the midst of an existential crisis. ...
Style: cult film, psychological, surreal, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: vietnam war, astronaut, mental illness, gang, murder, absurdism, psychosis, mental institution, post traumatic stress disorder, crucifix, army, castle ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: vietnam, asia
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The Hottest State (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young actor from Texas tries to make it in New York while struggling in his relationship with a beautiful singer/songwriter.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: musician, sexuality, actor, love affair, young lovers, youth, romance, couple relations, fall in love, lifestyle, actor's life, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, connecticut ...
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 6.8
 1K
Zoot Suit (1981)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Part fact and part fiction, Zoot Suit is the film version of Luis Valdez's critically acclaimed play, based on the actual Sleepy Lagoon murder case and the zoot suit riots of 1940s Los Angeles. Henry Reyna is the leader of a group of ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: racism, murder, interracial relations, mexican american, false accusation, prison life, human spirit, uncover truth, law enforcement, legal action, heroes, crimes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 6.7
 1K
Venus Wars (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The new frontier of Venus has degenerated into a dystopia ravaged by the civil war between Ishtar and Aphrodia. Bubbly reporter Susan Sommers arrives in the capitol of Aphrodia just before it's captured by Ishtar. She falls in with a bunch of ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious, adaptation directed by original author
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reporter, invasion, technology gone awry, battles, chaos, intrigue, journalism, a.i., life is a bitch, space and aliens, space wars, apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century
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Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Writer, ex-con and 40-something bottle-baby Tim Madden, who is prone to black-outs, awakens from a two-week bender to discover a pool of blood in his car.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, amnesia, alcohol abuse, chief of police, police chief, memory loss, crimes, investigation, drug abuse, manipulations, mind game, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: massachusetts
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That Championship Season (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: It started as a friendly meeting between 4 old buddies with their basketball coach and ended up in revealing the truth about their relationship. The meeting forces the five men to reveal their true identity, to be honest with each other for the ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: reunion, coach, basketball, haunted by the past, friendship, buddies, contests and competitions, ambition, introspection, sport team, friends, secret ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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 7.3
 8K
Going Places (1974)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Two whimsical, aimless thugs harass and assault women, steal, murder, and alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble. They take whatever the bourgeois characters value: whether it's cars, peace of mind, or daughters. ...
Style: talky, humorous, witty, offbeat, clever ...
Plot: strong sexual content, explicit sex, on the road, release from prison, bisexuality, menage a trois, crime, criminal heroes, couples, friends, friendship, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, spain
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A Real Young Girl (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bored and restless, Alice spends much of her time lusting after Jim, a local sawmill worker. When not lusting after him, Alice fills the hours with such pursuits as writing her name on a mirror with vaginal secretions and wandering the fields with ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, disturbing, controversial ...
Plot: taboo sex, animal sex, puberty, coming of age, eroticism, parents and children, family relations, sexual relations, teenage love, lifestyle, obsession, parent child relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: france, europe
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 8.0
 737K
Sin City (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, dark, surreal, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, dark hero, vengeance, crimes, justice, distopia, social decay, crime, torture, tough heroes, gory, anti hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 80s ...
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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two minor characters from the play, "Hamlet" stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.
Style: witty, talky, clever, humorous, tragicomedy ...
Plot: destiny, existentialism, prince, actor, backstage, tennis, experiment, mad, disorder, actress, palaces castles and temples, quibbling ...
Time: 17th century
Place: europe, denmark, england
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 5.7
 281
Pursuit (1972)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: What begins as a routine investigation quickly escalates into a heartstopping race to save millions from certain death in this taut and gripping thriller. Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park, ER) "makes an impressive directorial debut" (The ...
Style: suspense, psychotronic, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: nerve gas, terrorist, bomb, countdown, threat, politics, count down
Place: san diego california
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 8.0
 88K
Persepolis (2007)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, Family, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, adult animation, rough ...
Plot: revolution, muslim, freedom, society, life is a bitch, depression, rebellion, self discovery, politics, coming of age, childhood, oppression ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: iran, middle east, france, paris france, tehran iran ...
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Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, hitchhiker, domestic violence, couple relations, love affair, human nature, parents and children, starting over, life is a bitch, couples, destructive relationship, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new york state, haiti, harvard university ...
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 6.6
 3K
Oleanna (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A two character movie, involving a college professor, John, who is confronted by a female student, Carol, who is failing his course. The two spend a long time talking to each other, during which time John says a few things that can be taken the ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: sexual harassment, dishonesty, teachers and students, false accusation, campus, manipulation, police investigation, existentialism, revenge, violent, life is a bitch, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
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 6.6
 20K
Nightbreed (1990)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled young man is drawn to a mythical place called Midian where a variety of monsters are hiding from humanity.
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, dark fantasy, serial killer, supernatural, murder, afterlife, escape, heroic mission, obsessive quest, social misfits, insanity, psychiatrist ...
Time: 1990s, 80s, 90s
Place: canada
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A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father and go to Hawaii. Trouble is he has no money. Along the way he ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, school, friendship, family relations, looking for sex, fall in love, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, high school life, lifestyle, rise to the top, best friends ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, hawaii, new jersey, california
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 5.7
 6K
Maybe Baby (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Hugh Laurie (Sam) and Joely Richardson (Lucy) star as an irresistible couple who seem to have everything - good looks, successful careers, matching motorbikes and an enthusiastic love life. The only thing they lack is the one thing that they really ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, infertility, couple relations, babies and infants, family relations, romance, fall in love, thirtysomething life, love and romance, crumbling marriage, writers, wanting a baby ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: london, england, britain
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Meet the Browns (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A single mother living in inner city Chicago, Brenda has been struggling for years to make ends meet and keep her three kids off the street.But when she's laid off with no warning, she starts losing hope for the first time - until a letter ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, not serious, realistic, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: family gatherings, death in the family, single parent, family relations, reunion, family life, eccentric family, siblings relations, parents and children, small town life, male female relationship, unemployment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, georgia, united states
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 7.5
 121K
Doubt (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 1964, a Catholic school nun questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse. He denies the charges, and much of the film's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and ...
Style: serious, sincere, suspense, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: pedophile, clergy, nun, guilt, school, teacher, life is a bitch, priest, suspicion, african american, gossip, sexual abuse ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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