Based on novella movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant based on novella movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, touching, humorous, clever and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with family relations, murder, death, friendship, storytelling, adaptation, loneliness, betrayal, boy and crying plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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based on novella movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as based on novella: The Marquise of O (1976), An American Christmas Carol (1979), A Christmas Carol (2009), Shades of Fern (1986), CrissCross (1992), You Should Have Left (2020), The Motive (2017), Barefoot (2017), In the Tall Grass (2019), The Turning (2020).

List of based on novella movies

The Marquise of O (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A German Marquise has to deal with a pregnancy she cannot explain and an infatuated Russian Count.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, rescue, life is a bitch, woman in danger, moral dilemma, introspection, destructive relationship, haunted by the past, jury, couples, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century
Place: italy, europe
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An American Christmas Carol (1979)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In Depression-era New England, a miserly businessman named Benedict Slade receives a long-overdue attitude adjustment one Christmas eve when he is visited by three ghostly figures who resemble three of the people whose possessions Slade had seized ...
Style: emotional, touching, atmospheric, serious
Plot: ghost, redemption, christmas, great depression, road not taken, coldhearted, reform, righting the wronged, power relations, bittersweet, self discovery, introspection ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: new england, usa
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A Christmas Carol (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, exciting, humorous, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, redemption, ghost, holiday, disney, greed, snow, regret, life changing experience, rich and poor, christmas eve, human nature ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, future ...
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.0
 104
Shades of Fern (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the only extensive prose work by the surrealist painter Josef Capek, Shades of Fern most resembles the philosophical fairy tales and fables of Josef’s older brother, the legendary Czech novelist and playwright Karel Capek. Two young ...
Style: homoerotic
Plot: poem, cemetery, death of protagonist, talking to the dead, crime and punishment, dangerous friend, priest, suicide, gun, teenage boy, murder, train ...
Time: quarry, 1920s
Place: central europe
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 5.8
 2K
CrissCross (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in 1969, a twelve-year-old grows up in Key West with his mother, who is paying the bills by stripping at the local topless bar. The boy finds out about her activities and tries to convince her to stop, to no avail. A local restaurant owner hires ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, monastery, single parent, parents and children, family problems, kids in trouble, restaurant, dysfunctional family, human spirit, crimes, youth, crime ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: asia, vietnam
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You Should Have Left (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In an effort to repair their relationship, a couple books a vacation in the countryside for themselves and their daughter. What starts as a perfect retreat begins to fall apart as one loses their grip on reality, and a sinister force tries to tear ...
Plot: missing child, time loop, nightmare, family life, jealous husband, countryside, drowning, adultery, father daughter relationship, murder, murderer, house ...
Place: wales
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 6.5
 5K
The Motive (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Álvaro is a poor man obsessed with the idea of writing 'high literature'. He starts provoking conflicts to write about them.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: aspiring writer, ambition, extramarital affair, adultery, neighbor, husband wife relationship, lie, employer employee relationship, fired from the job, rivalry, invitation, crying man ...
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 6.7
 705
Barefoot (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Denmark
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Story of a small boy is forced to move out of Prague during World War 2 to a small village of Slavonice where he meets the rest of his family. He needs to make new friends and get used to a new life which is immensely different from what this city ...
Style: touching, sentimental, suspenseful, sincere, suspense ...
Plot: social outcast, family relations, aunt nephew relationship, countryside, husband wife relationship, end of war, death, boy, child protagonist, world war two, secret, cemetery ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1944
Place: central europe
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In the Tall Grass (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After hearing a child screaming for help from the green depths of a vast field of tall grass, Becky, a pregnant woman, and Cal, her brother, park their car near a mysterious abandoned church and recklessly enter the field, discovering that they are ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychotronic, enigmatic, colourful
Plot: brother sister relationship, brother sister incest, time loop, pregnant woman, relocation, search, survival, foot chase, road trip, lost, countryside, chase ...
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 3.8
 10K
The Turning (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK, Ireland, India, Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after the deaths of their parents. A modern take on Henry James' novella "The Turn of the Screw".
Style: scary, gothic, suspense, bleak
Plot: haunted house, ghost, nanny, orphan, maze, female director, pond, tutor, swan, fish, tattoo, rape ...
Time: year 1994
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The Carmilla Movie (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It has been five years since Laura and Carmilla vanquished the apocalypse and Carmilla became a bonafide mortal human. They have settled in to a cozy apartment in downtown Toronto, Laura continues to hone her journalism skills while Carmilla adjusts ...
Style: tense, humorous, suspenseful, captivating, entertaining
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, vampire, female vampire, spell, magic, danger, supernatural, friendship, investigation, mystery, vengeful ghost ...
Time: contemporary, victorian england, victorian era
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Female Student (2005)
Country: Japan
Story: Billionaire Mr Sam is an experimental film maniac dreaming of making a true private SM movie. He holds a production meeting with SM novelist Eden and unemployed porn film director Justin who casts the actress Sally, a poor university student ...
Style: erotic
Plot: jail, bdsm, confined, bondage, captivity, enema, schoolgirl, jail cell, breasts, surveillance camera, erotica
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 5.8
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The Hook (1976)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An adulterous woman (Barbara Bouchet) and her lover (Bob Behling) plot to murder her husband Kostas (Günther Stoll) and make it look like a yachting accident. However, unknown to them, Kostas has hired a private detective to follow them and knows ...
Style: twist ending
Plot: police, cheating, sea, blackmail, sex, yacht, murder, betrayal, boat, female nudity, sailing, jealousy ...
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A Brief Excursion (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Croatia
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Stola has been spending his summer in the sweltering haze of festival parties. But one day, he runs into Roko, an old acquaintance, who is on a mission to discover medieval frescoes at a nearby monastery. Roko convinces Stola and a random group of ...
Plot: festival, summer vacation, hiking, forest, smoking pot, trip, drinking, skinny dipping, drinking alcohol, male objectification, field trip, travel
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 8.1
 365K
Stand by Me (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: coming of age, childhood, friendship, adventure, youth, coming-of-age, teenager, loyalty, innocence, friends, young kid, young heroes ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1959, 80s
Place: oregon, usa, normandy
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 7.2
 6K
Blood Ties (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Blood Ties is a Canadian television series based on the Blood Books by Tanya Huff; the show was created by Peter Mohan. It is set in Toronto, Canada and has a similar premise to an earlier series also set in Toronto, Forever Knight, in which a ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: vampire, vampire human love, love and romance, love triangle, danger, private detective, investigation, immortality, crimes, romancing partners, supernatural, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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 5.3
 134
Grand Star (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, France
TV show
Story: Grand Star, called La Compagnie des Glaces in France is a Canadian French Belgian Co-production science fiction television series playing on Space and A-Channel as of September 2007. Set in an apocalyptic future 100 years after a cataclysmic ...
Plot: monopoly, evil corporation, prospector, ice age, post apocalypse, outpost, genocide, train
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Goodbye, Columbus (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Jewish man and a jewish woman meet and while attracted to each other find that their worlds are very different. She is the archetypical Jewish-American-Princess, very emotionally involved with her parents world and the world they have created for ...
Style: humorous, sexy, sexual, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: couples, family relations, satire, romance, humble, against the odds, social differences, society, opposites attract, young lovers, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, tahiti, boston, arizona ...
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Notes from Underground (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Adapted from Dostoevsky's novella, Henry Czerny plays the narrator, Underground Man. Filled with self-hatred, he keeps a video diary where he discusses his own shortcomings and what he thinks is wrong in contemporary society. His bitterness ...
Style: psychological, bleak, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, twins, society, life is a bitch, social misfits, master and servant, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, misfit, couples, mate swapping, social decay ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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The Blue Umbrella (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: India
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young Biniya lives a poor lifestyle in a small village in the mountainous and snowy region of Himachal Pradesh in India along with her widowed mom and wrestler brother. She entertains various tourists, and while doing so with some tourists from ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: generosity, obsession, village, family relations, parents and children, family life, dishonesty, husband wife relationship, compassion, friendship, mountain, wrestling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
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Pete 'n' Tillie (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Unassuming and single thirty-three year old Tillie Shlain is at that phase of her life of being known as a soon to be spinster if she doesn't marry soon. She isn't looking forward to meeting the latest in a long string of blind dates, his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, contemplative, talky, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, breakup, nurse, leukemia, marriage, hospital, death of son, battle of the sexes, one more chance, family problems, couples, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: san francisco
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 7.6
 35K
Haven (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: FBI agent Audrey Parker arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine to solve a murder and soon discovers the town's many secrets—which also hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, small town, female protagonist, fbi, investigation, surprising revelation, danger, special agents, paranormal activity, small town life, paranormal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
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Youth Without Youth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Romania, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A love story wrapped in a mystery. Set in Europe before WWII, professor of language and philosophy Dominic Matei is struck by lightning and ages backwards from 70 to 40 in a week, attracting the world and the Nazis. While on the run, the professor ...
Style: atmospheric, philosophical, stylized, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: danger, supernatural, suicidal, imaginary, aging, elderly, love affair, supernatural ability, fountain of youth, new identity, secret identity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 1930s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: romania, india, europe, asia, nepal ...
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: clever, captivating, touching, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, prison escape, false accusation, freedom, prison life, plot twist, life is a bitch, life sentence, stephen king, criminal heroes, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: usa, mexico, maine, pacific ocean
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First Name: Carmen (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The protagonist is Carmen X, a female member of a terrorist gang. She asks her uncle Jean, a washed-up film director if she can borrow his beachside house to make a film with some friends, but they are in fact planning to rob a bank. During the ...
Style: atmospheric, clever, suspenseful, psychological, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, gang, bank, terrorism, filmmaking, robbery, hostage, money, blood, terrorist, eroticism, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
Style: clever, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, crime, murder mystery, investigation, whodunit, murder, riddles and clues, murder investigation, multiple suspects, who done it, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london
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From 180 & Taller (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Administrator of a Fitness-Club Kostya thinks that having a woman taller than 180sm by a man's side is a symbol of his prosperity and success. But he can only dream of having a 180sm beauty by his side. One day he decides to go on a date with ...
Style: twists and turns, feel good, humorous, light, entertaining ...
Plot: male female relationship, dating, fitness gym, intercourse, escapades, misfit, twists & turns, stereotypes, women, dialogue, family relations, love and romance ...
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A Month by the Lake (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: For 16 years Miss Bentley has been spending April at an elegant hillside villa on Lake Como. This year, 1937, her London society artist father has recently died and the only other English-speaking guests are brash Americans. Then Major Wilshaw ...
Style: sexy, witty, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, resort, family relations, nanny, romance, social differences, true love, couple relations, self discovery, twentysomething life, looking for sex ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, pre world war two
Place: italy, switzerland, europe, venice
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 7.1
 282K
The Mist (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten ...
Style: bleak, bad ending, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, monster, apocalypse, stephen king, fog, fear, trapped, deadly creature, creature, chaos and mayhem, tentacle, alternate dimension ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
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Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Great Depression hits home for nine year old Kit Kittredge when her dad loses his business and leaves to find work. Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin stars as Kit, leading a splendid cast in the first ever "American Girl" theatrical movie. ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, family, family life, follow your dream, journalism, youth, power relations, parents and children, children, mother daughter relationship, school ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1934
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, chicago illinois, ireland ...
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