List of plays made into feature films


List of plays made into feature films

This is a list of plays that have been made into feature films. The title of the work is followed by the work's author, the title of the film, and the year of the film. If a film has an alternate title based on geographical distribution, the title listed will be that of the widest distribution area.

*"8 femmes", Robert Thomas - "8 Women", 2002
*"The 24th Day", Tony Piccirillo - "The 24th Day", 2004
*"1776", Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards - "1776", 1972
*"Abe Lincoln in Illinois", Robert E. Sherwood - "Abe Lincoln in Illinois", 1940
*"Abie's Irish Rose", Anne Nichols - "Abie's Irish Rose", 1928
*"The Admirable Crichton", J. M. Barrie - "The Admirable Crichton", 1957
*"Agnes of God", John Pielmeier - "Agnes of God", 1985
*"Alfie", Bill Naughton (radio play) - "Alfie", 1966, 2004
*"Amadeus", Peter Shaffer - "Amadeus", 1984
*"American Buffalo", David Mamet - "American Buffalo", 1996
*"Anastasia", Marcelle Maurette - "Anastasia", 1956, 1997
*"Angel Street", Patrick Hamilton - "Gaslight", 1940, 1944
*"Annie", Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin, and Thomas Meehan - "Annie", 1982, 1999, "", 1995
*"Annie Get Your Gun", Herbert and Dorothy Fields - "Annie Get Your Gun", 1950, 1956, 1967
*"Another Country", Julian Mitchell - "Another Country", 1984
*"Arsenic and Old Lace", Joseph Kesselring - "Arsenic and Old Lace", 1944
*"As Is", William M. Hoffman - "As Is", 1986
*"Assunta Spina", Salvatore di Giacomo - "Assunta Spina", 1915
*"Bad Girl", Viña Delmar - "Bad Girl", 1931
*"Bar Girls", Lauran Hoffman - "Bar Girls", 1994
*"Barefoot in the Park", Neil Simon - "Barefoot in the Park", 1967
*"Barstool Words", Josh Ben Friedman - "Barstool Words", 2006
*"Beautiful Thing", Jonathan Harvey - "Beautiful Thing", 1995
*"Becket or The Honor of God", Jean Anouilh - "Becket", 1964
*"Becky Sharp", Langdon Mitchell - "Becky Sharp", 1935
*"The Beggar's Opera", John Gay - "The Beggar's Opera", 1953
*"The Big Knife", Clifford Odets - "The Big Knife", 1955
*"Blithe Spirit", Noel Coward - "Blithe Spirit", 1945
*"Blue Denim", James Leo Herlihy - "Blue Denim", 1959
*"Born Yesterday", Garson Kanin - "Born Yesterday", 1950, 1993
*"The Boys in the Band", Mart Crowley - "The Boys in the Band", 1970
*"", Kenneth G. Ross - "Breaker Morant", 1980
*"Brighton Beach Memoirs", Neil Simon - "Brighton Beach Memoirs", 1986
*"A Bronx Tale", Chazz Palminteri - "A Bronx Tale", 1993
*"The Browning Version", Terence Rattigan - "The Browning Version", 1951, 1955, 1985, 1994
*"Bug", Tracy Letts - "Bug", 2007
*"Bus Stop" and "People in the Wind", William Inge - "Bus Stop", 1956
*"Butterflies Are Free", Leonard Gershe - "Butterflies Are Free", 1972
*"Chicago", Maurine Dallas Watkins - "Chicago", 2002
*"Closer", Patrick Marber - "Closer", 2004
*"La Dame aux Camélias (The Lady of the Camellias)", Alexandre Dumas, fils - "Camille", 1915, 1917, 1921, 1926, 1936, 1984 ; "Camille 2000", 1969 ; "La Dame aux Camélias", 1910, 1934, 1953, 1980 ; "Damen med kameliorna", 1925 ; "Kameliadamen", 1907 ; "La Mujer de las camelias", 1954 ; "La Signora delle Camelie", 1915
*"Day of Atonement", Samson Raphaelson - "The Jazz Singer", 1927
*"Desk Set", William Marchant - "Desk Set", 1957
*"A Doll's House", Henrik Ibsen - "A Doll's House", 1918, 1922, 1943, 1959, 1973 (two versions), 1992
*"Dracula", Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston - "Dracula", 1931, 1979
*"Goodbye Again" (play), George Haight and Allan Scott - "Goodbye Again", 1933

*"Happy Birthday, Wanda June", Kurt Vonnegut - "Happy Birthday, Wanda June", 1971
*"Holiday", Philip Barry - "Holiday", 1930
*"How to Marry a Millionaire", Akins, Eunson & Albert - "How to Marry a Millionaire", 1953
*"Idioglossia", Mark Handley - "Nell", 1994
*"Indiscreet", Norman Krasna - "Indiscreet", 1958
*"Life During Wartime", Keith Reddin - "The Alarmist", 1997
*"The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore", Tennessee Williams - "Boom!", 1968
*"'night, Mother", Marsha Norman - "'night, Mother", 1986
*"Ofoti", John Wheatcroft - "The Boy Who Loved Trolls, 1984
*"L'Oiseau Bleu (The Blue Bird)", Maurice Maeterlinck - "The Blue Bird", 1910, 1918, 1940, 1970, 1976
*"Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up", J. M. Barrie - "Peter Pan", 1924, 1953, 2003
*"Prelude to a Kiss", Craig Lucas - "Prelude to a Kiss", 1992
*"The Rocky Horror Show", Richard O'Brien - "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"
*"Rope's End", Patrick Hamilton - "Rope", 1948
*"Seventh Heaven", Austin Strong - "Seventh Heaven", 1927, 1937
*"Sexual Perversity in Chicago", David Mamet - "About Last Night", 1986
*"Still Life", Noel Coward - "Brief Encounter", 1945
*"They Might Be Giants", James Goldman - "They Might Be Giants", 1971
* Various works, Kurt Vonnegut - "Between Time and Timbuktu", 1972

ee also

*List of films based on stage plays or musicals
*For a list of adaptations of Shakespeare plays, see Shakespeare on screen or .


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