Great Films Based on Books

List of the Month
Novembro 2023 (see all)
Descrição
Book lovers often have very strong opinions about how their favorite stories ought to be adapted, when being made into films. Our List of the Month this November is devoted to films that got it right—films that were successfully adapted from books, or that even improved upon their books. Each participant may vote on ten films. Please only downvote titles if they are not films, or if they are films not adapted from a book.
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2,057 membros
15 críticas
½ 4.5
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669 membros
5 críticas
½ 4.4
32 Members
brewergirl, tardis, rosalita, bcmiller, TeresaInTexas, charl08, raidergirl3, lizzy50usa, perennialreader, BonnieJune54, Bluewolf0411, kdabra4, ahef1963, pwhite98270, MaryMeg, Laura1124, Hope_H, Tatoosh, mrswebster, DeborahJ2016, SandyAMcPherson, DonnaGriffin, AndrewGrannell, baughga, clunardelli, beatlegrrl, SoulMedicine, bstar1019, dianehewson, StillLearning123, NiniScripsit, vcast
Explicações
NiniScripsit: To those who have seen this film, no explanation is needed. For those who have not, watch it. Brilliant, groundbreaking, remarkable. And you get to watch Gregory Peck in one of his best roles.
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1,024 membros
10 críticas
½ 4.4
33 Members
timspalding, brewergirl, lorax, rosalita, cornerhouse, Parthurbook, mzonderm, raidergirl3, sunqueen, konallis, atozgrl, RBeffa, AnnieMod, igorken, tina1969, MaskedMumbler, Bluewolf0411, Tess_W, kdabra4, ahef1963, AbigailAdams26, verncox, DeborahJ2016, SandyAMcPherson, DonnaGriffin, AndrewGrannell, clunardelli, Bubu1969, Tosta, RunLonger, SoulMedicine, dianehewson, NiniScripsit
Explicações
Parthurbook: Masterclass: How to make an epic film from a short story (Stephen King).
NiniScripsit: Stephen King's novella, "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" transformed into a movie epic so good that it deserves multiple viewings. So many uplifting, soaring moments, so many realistic portrayals of the brutality of an archaic system, so many touching portrayals of flawed humanity. A true, totally American, classic.
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1,363 membros
11 críticas
½ 4.3
28 Members
tardis, anglemark, bcmiller, TeresaInTexas, pitjrw, mldg, bjappleg8, lizzy50usa, atozgrl, tina1969, BonnieJune54, Bluewolf0411, Tess_W, ahef1963, MaryMeg, AbigailAdams26, verncox, Hope_H, dianeham, SF_fan_mae, beehappy, DeborahJ2016, DonnaGriffin, AndrewGrannell, tklay30, RunLonger, SoulMedicine, StillLearning123,
Explicações
anglemark: Based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
verncox: This Musical is a good way to make up for making cuts to a good narrative.
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846 membros
14 críticas
½ 4.4
26 Members
cornerhouse, bcmiller, jillmwo, cpg, charl08, epaterson, cbl_tn, merrystar, atozgrl, katemcangus, noveltea, al.vick, ahef1963, AbigailAdams26, verncox, beehappy, mrswebster, DeborahJ2016, barefootsong, AndrewGrannell, GinaHMM, LetGoAndBreathe, loulourevisited, slimikin, SoulMedicine, dianehewson
Explicações
beehappy: Based on Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
mrswebster: Book still more, but never could have read these books without meeting and learning to love these characters through the visual story. Each role so wonderfully acted by each artist.
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1,018 membros
6 críticas
4.2
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472 membros
2 críticas
4.2
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708 membros
4 críticas
4.2
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13 Members
grizzly.anderson, Cecrow, FAMeulstee, atozgrl, oceancat, MaskedMumbler, vwinsloe, al.vick, pwhite98270, Michael.Rimmer, barefootsong, baughga, RunLonger
Explicações
Cecrow: Most accurate to vote for whole trilogy.
vwinsloe: Each installment of the trilogy was a masterpiece.
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522 membros
3 críticas
½ 4.5
14 Members
rosalita, anglemark, grizzly.anderson, paradoxosalpha, CarltonC, rhbouchard, mrbudyhed, vwinsloe, Bluewolf0411, Michael.Rimmer, Laura1124, dianeham, timetunnel, loulourevisited,mzonderm ,
Explicações
paradoxosalpha: Based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
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490 membros
7 críticas
3.8
14 Members
cornerhouse, TeresaInTexas, lizzy50usa, katemcangus, AbigailAdams26, mrswebster, barefootsong, DonnaGriffin, AndrewGrannell, clunardelli, GinaHMM, loulourevisited, slimikin, bstar1019,ahef1963 ,NiniScripsit
Explicações
NiniScripsit: This version strayed so far from the book, that I was severely disappointed. When a book is iconic to literally generations of women it should be respected and not re-worked at the director's/writer's whim.
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255 membros
5 críticas
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12 Members
tardis, rosalita, bcmiller, Parthurbook, wolfepack, atozgrl, Laura1124, SandyAMcPherson, baughga, clunardelli, loulourevisited, StillLearning123
Explicações
Parthurbook: As ever, screenwriter William Goldman explaining the complexity of the Bernstein-Woodward source material with great economy. And holding attention when the audience knows the outcome before the start.
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493 membros
7 críticas
½ 4.5
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248 membros
1 crítica
4.2
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220 membros
5 críticas
4.1
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831 membros
11 críticas
4.2
11 Members
bcmiller, grizzly.anderson, barleywine, sturlington, mrbudyhed, vwinsloe, Michael.Rimmer, verncox, timetunnel, SF_fan_mae, v_RuneBerg,paradoxosalpha ,AndrewGrannell
Explicações
paradoxosalpha: The book and the (monumental) film were written simultaneously in conversation with one another. Both were based on the earlier Arthur C. Clarke story "The Sentinel," not a book--though the story was later included in a collection called The Sentinel.
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740 membros
7 críticas
4.1
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513 membros
5 críticas
4
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379 membros
4 críticas
3.9
8 Members
cornerhouse, Caramellunacy, paradoxosalpha, pitjrw, wolfepack, rhbouchard, katemcangus, Hope_H
Explicações
paradoxosalpha: Based on True Grit by Charles Portis
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1,380 membros
21 críticas
½ 4.4
9 Members
anglemark, mldg, terran, MaryMeg, Laura1124, verncox, Tatoosh, clunardelli, NiniScripsit
Explicações
anglemark: Based on The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp
NiniScripsit: A lovely fairy tale based on real people and events. Although the book details a very different reality, Messrs. Rodgers and Hammerstein crafted such beautiful music and (although Lehman's screenplay strayed a little too far from Lindsay and Crouses libretto) the script told such a charming story that the film has become a beloved icon. And Julie Andrews is singing...what more is there to say?
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565 membros
10 críticas
½ 4.3
7 Members
rosalita, bcmiller, Parthurbook, terran, rhbouchard, MaskedMumbler, verncox
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Parthurbook: The madness of the Ken Kesey book echoed in the madness of the movie
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86 membros
2 críticas
½ 4.4
7 Members
jillmwo, epaterson, cbl_tn, BonnieJune54, noveltea, ManWithAnAgenda, NiniScripsit
Explicações
NiniScripsit: A lovely, sweet and charming movie that manages in its quiet way to show the deep and blossoming friendship of disparate women and the, it is hoped, education of their sometimes obdurate men. Both the book and the film should be enjoyed again and again.
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571 membros
7 críticas
4.2
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686 membros
9 críticas
½ 4.4
8 Members
anglemark, bjappleg8, jannon, monadz, SF_fan_mae, SandyAMcPherson, ManWithAnAgenda, loulourevisited, ,oceancat
Explicações
anglemark: Based on Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
: Changed too many things from the book.
oceancat: love miyazaki but yeah this is too different from the book
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866 membros
5 críticas
4.2
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277 membros
6 críticas
½ 4.3
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472 membros
2 críticas
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7 Members
rhbouchard, al.vick, Dayclear, mrswebster, AndrewGrannell, Bubu1969, jpahl,bcmiller ,wolfepack
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al.vick: based on the book, but SOOO much better.
mrswebster: DITTO to al.vick!
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326 membros
5 críticas
½ 4.4
5 Members
cbl_tn, merrystar, kac522, barefootsong, JulieStielstra
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JulieStielstra: The best Austen adaptation ever - excellent acting, honest and vivid production values, the perfect mix of wit and heartfelt.
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299 membros
3 críticas
4.2
7 Members
lizzy50usa, konallis, perennialreader, pwhite98270, MaryMeg, Tatoosh, tklay30,bcmiller
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lizzy50usa: Based on the book by C.S. Forester
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714 membros
8 críticas
4.1
6 Members
librookian, paradoxosalpha, terran, igorken, MaskedMumbler, mrbudyhed
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paradoxosalpha: Based on Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
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1,299 membros
10 críticas
½ 4.5
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409 membros
8 críticas
4
6 Members
RBeffa, oceancat, mrbudyhed, megbmore, timetunnel, StillLearning123
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timetunnel: Based on the short story "Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang
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176 membros
3 críticas
½ 4.4
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581 membros
9 críticas
4
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497 membros
4 críticas
3.9
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326 membros
2 críticas
4
5 Members
Parthurbook, terran, al.vick, Tatoosh, loulourevisited
Explicações
Parthurbook: The scale of the mission reflected in the scale of the Tom Wolfe book reflected in the scale of the movie.
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332 membros
2 críticas
4
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595 membros
8 críticas
4.2
6 Members
lorax, tardis, charl08, atozgrl, Tatoosh, SF_fan_mae,StillLearning123
Explicações
StillLearning123 : Clicked by mistake! It’s a great movie!
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339 membros
2 críticas
3.9
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186 membros
6 críticas
4
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236 membros
3 críticas
3.1
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322 membros
4 críticas
4.2
5 Members
tardis, oceancat, barefootsong, ManWithAnAgenda, JulieStielstra
Explicações
JulieStielstra: Charming, emotional, honest; wonderful performances by all the kid actors. A childhood favorite unsullied by cuteness, visually lovely.
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47,025 membros
284 críticas
½ 4.5
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274 membros
3 críticas
½ 4.3
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1,000 membros
12 críticas
4.1
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133 membros
3 críticas
4.2
5 Members
tardis, Michael.Rimmer, Laura1124, EGBERTINA, NiniScripsit
Explicações
NiniScripsit: A true classic. Funny, witty and sophisticated in a way that movies, sadly, might never be again. And the brilliant pairing of Myrna Loy and William Powell is one of the most magical in film history. Nick and Nora are the best. Do read the book (I mean, Dashiell Hammet, c'mon); do see the movie. Both can't be beat.
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379 membros
5 críticas
4.2
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420 membros
4 críticas
3.9
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528 membros
6 críticas
4.1
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662 membros
9 críticas
4.2
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112 membros
5 críticas
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4 Members
jillmwo, sunqueen, kdabra4, NiniScripsit
Explicações
NiniScripsit: One of the great melodramas of all time, and one of the best love stories in American film. The superb acting, brilliant script and brilliant casting make an unbeatable combination. The cigarette scene alone has become a trope. And the ending is one of the best ever on film..."Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the Moon. We have the stars."
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297 membros
6 críticas
4.1
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302 membros
3 críticas
3.9
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85 membros
3 críticas
3.9
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62 membros
2 críticas
½ 3.7
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210 membros
4 críticas
½ 4.3
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133 membros
5 críticas
3.9
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130 membros
1 crítica
4.2
3 Members
anglemark, pitjrw, EMS_24
Explicações
anglemark: Based on Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
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505 membros
3 críticas
4.2
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150 membros
½ 3.7
3 Members
Parthurbook, epaterson, LuckyMick
Explicações
Parthurbook: The meta quality of having Christopher Plummer playing Kipling - the author of the story - adds to the atmosphere of two stars (Connery and Caine) at the top of their game.
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564 membros
6 críticas
3.9
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162 membros
1 crítica
3.8
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169 membros
1 crítica
4.1
3 Members
librookian, mrbudyhed, beehappy
Explicações
beehappy: Based on the graphic novel by Daniel Clowes
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378 membros
5 críticas
4.1
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220 membros
1 crítica
4.2
3 Members
Aquila, librookian, EMS_24
Explicações
EMS_24: Based on the book by Peter Hedges with the same title
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17 membros
1 crítica
4.1
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47 membros
2 críticas
3.8
3 Members
RBeffa, Kintra, MaryMeg
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536 membros
8 críticas
3.8
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184 membros
4 críticas
½ 4.4
4 Members
librookian, paradoxosalpha, FAMeulstee, thalassa_thalassa,bcmiller
Explicações
paradoxosalpha: Based on Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
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134 membros
3 críticas
4.1
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399 membros
1 crítica
4
3 Members
hipdeep, al.vick, ManWithAnAgenda
Explicações
hipdeep: Based on stories from A.A. Milne's "Winnie-the-Pooh" and "The House At Pooh Corner."
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267 membros
3 críticas
4
3 Members
librookian, Tatoosh, SandraArdnas
Explicações
SandraArdnas: One of those rare 'much better than the book' adaptations. Adapted from Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard
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286 membros
5 críticas
4
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165 membros
1 crítica
4.2
3 Members
hipdeep, EGBERTINA, NiniScripsit
Explicações
NiniScripsit: I'm surprised that more members didn't vote for this. It's a wonderful, truly hilarious madcap kind of film purportedly based on Patrick Dennis's real-life aunt (he liked to deny it), albeit with embellishments. Rosalind Russell is, well, Rosalind Russell; brilliant as usual. Mame Dennis is eccentric, charming, flamboyant and slightly nuts. The movie is so full of loony situations, insane frivolity and lovely, touching moments that, just like the book, you can't help but be entertained. And the screenplay is by Comden and Green; how good can you get? There are so many iconic lines, but the best, much-quoted (and the one I've kept with me as a touchstone since I read the book at 12 years old) is "Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death." As an affirmation of life in all its weird, wonderful glories this movie can't be beat. I devoutly wish that Mame Dennis was my aunt. She's exuberance personified. What a character!
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27 membros
1 crítica
4.2
3 Members
amanda4242, kac522, JulieStielstra
Explicações
JulieStielstra: Faithful and honorable adaptation; delightful to watch those two golden boys Firth and Branagh finding their excellence.
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147 membros
3 críticas
½ 3.7
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114 membros
1 crítica
½ 4.6
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415 membros
4 críticas
½ 4.3
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773 membros
17 críticas
½ 4.5
85
148 membros
2 críticas
3.9
3 Members
Parthurbook, FAMeulstee, v_RuneBerg
Explicações
Parthurbook: An outstanding central performance in a film that captures the existential mood of its source Jerzy Kozinsky novel.
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60 membros
1 crítica
½ 3.7
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278 membros
2 críticas
4.2
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412 membros
4 críticas
4
89
915 membros
3 críticas
4
3 Members
anglemark, terran, igorken
Explicações
anglemark: Based on The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
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459 membros
5 críticas
4
3 Members
Parthurbook, EMS_24, ManWithAnAgenda
Explicações
Parthurbook: Only director Luhrmann makes Shakespeare this sexy.
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212 membros
6 críticas
3.9
92
108 membros
6 críticas
½ 4.4
93
63 membros
2 críticas
4
2 Members
tklay30, EGBERTINA
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258 membros
5 críticas
½ 4.4
2 Members
konallis, MaryMeg
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38 membros
2.8
2 Members
paradoxosalpha, ManWithAnAgenda
Explicações
paradoxosalpha: Based on Tideland by Mitch Cullin
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881 membros
7 críticas
3.9
2 Members
oceancat, Tatoosh
Explicações
oceancat: an amazing movie and then they never made more, sob. at least we have the book series
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121 membros
2 críticas
3.9
2 Members
amanda4242, gsc55
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358 membros
6 críticas
4.2
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343 membros
8 críticas
½ 4.4
100
348 membros
10 críticas
4.2
2 Members
tklay30, Yuki-Onna