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Murder on the Orient Express

Poirot investigates the murder of a shady American businessman stabbed in his compartment on the Orient Express when it is blocked by a blizzard in Croatia. Based on Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie.

Love & friendship

Lady Susan Vernon takes up temporary residence at her in-laws' estate and, while there, is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica -- and herself too, naturally. Based on Jane Austen's novella "Lady Susan."

And then there were none

Ten strangers are invited to an island by a mysterious host, and start to get killed one by one. Could one of them be the killer? Based on the world's best-selling mystery, And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.

The hollow crown.

The Hollow Crown is a series of British television films featuring William Shakespeare's history plays: Henry VI Part I, Henry VI Part II, and Richard III.

Bleak House

A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th-century English legal system, based on Bleak House by Charles Dickens.

War & peace

As the Russian conflict with Napoleon reaches its peak, five aristocratic families face the possibility of their lives being changed forever. Based on War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.

Victor Frankenstein

Told from Igor's perspective, we see the troubled young assistant's dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man - and the legend - we know today. Loosely based on the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

Macbeth

Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself. Based on the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare.

Far from the madding crowd

In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. Based on the book Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy.

Great Gatsby

A Midwesterner becomes fascinated with his nouveau riche neighbor, who obsesses over his lost love. Based on the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

The three musketeers

The hot-headed young D'Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war. Based on the book The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas.

Wuthering Heights

A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy. Based on the book Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.

Anna Karenina

In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky. Based on the book Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.

Jane Eyre

A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret. Based on the book Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

All quiet on the western front

A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. Based on the book All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque.

A Christmas carol

A Victorian-era miser is taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions. Based on the book A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

Of mice and men

Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams. Based on the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.

A Clockwork orange

In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan. Based on the book A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess.

Rebecca

A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife. Based on the book Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier.

The Outsiders

The rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other. Based on the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.

To kill a mockingbird

Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice. Based on the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

Breakfast at Tiffany's

A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building. Based on the book Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote.

Gone with the wind

A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War. Based on the book Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.

Pride & prejudice

Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Based on the book Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.