Jules Verne Films Based on his BookS

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Films based on Jules Verne books

Jules Gabriel Verne (8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright. Verne was born in the seaport of Nantes, where he was trained to follow in his father's footsteps as a lawyer, but quit the profession early in life to write for magazines and the stage. His collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages extraordinaires, a widely popular series of scrupulously researched adventure novels including Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Verne is generally considered a major literary author in France and most of Europe, where he has had a wide influence on the literary avant-garde and on surrealism. His reputation is markedly different in Anglophone regions, where he has often been labeled a writer of genre fiction or children's books, largely because of the highly abridged and altered translations in which his novels are often reprinted. Verne has been the second most-translated author in the world since 1979, ranking between Agatha Christie and William Shakespeare. He has sometimes been called the "Father of Science Fiction", a title that has also been given to H. G. Wells and Hugo Gernsback.

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1. The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze (1963)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy

Phileas Fogg III, great grandson of the original Phileas Fogg, accepts a bet to duplicate his great grandfather's famous trip around the world in response to a challenge made by Randolph ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Maurer | Stars: Joe DeRita, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Jay Sheffield

Votes: 597 | Gross: $2.18M

2. Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Family

57 Metascore

On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.

Director: Eric Brevig | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem, Seth Meyers

Votes: 105,564 | Gross: $101.70M

3. The Conquest of the Pole (1912)

Not Rated | 33 min | Short, Adventure, Horror

Aboard the futuristic flying machine of his own invention, Professor Mabouloff and his team of intercultural explorers set off on yet another impossible expedition to North Pole's vast landscapes. What wonders await the bold adventurers?

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Fernande Albany

Votes: 726

4. In Search of the Castaways (1962)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

In 19th century England, young Mary Grant and her brother, Robert, embark on a dangerous quest to find their missing father, a sea captain who vanished somewhere along the Chilean coast.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Hayley Mills, Maurice Chevalier, George Sanders, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 2,555 | Gross: $21.75M

5. Capt. Grant's Family (1936)

83 min | Adventure, Family

The son and daughter of a lost-at-sea captain recruit help to find him on the basis of an incomplete note found in a bottle, and encounter adventures in Patagonia, Australia, and New Zealand...

Directors: Vladimir Vaynshtok, David Gutman | Stars: Nikolay Cherkasov, Yakov Segel, Olga Bazanova, David Gutman

Votes: 231

6. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Action, Adventure

A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet

Votes: 39,320

7. Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

PG | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

49 Metascore

To win a bet, an eccentric British inventor beside his Chinese valet and an aspiring French artist, embarks on a trip full of adventures and dangers around the world in exactly eighty days.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Jim Broadbent, Kathy Bates

Votes: 79,495 | Gross: $24.01M

8. The Light at the Edge of the World (1971)

GP | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

A ruthless pirate captures the keeper of a lighthouse, in the most southern city in Argentina. His goal is obvious and horrific. He plans to control the lighthouses signals in a way that the passing ships will be crushed on the rocks.

Director: Kevin Billington | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Yul Brynner, Samantha Eggar, Jean-Claude Drouot

Votes: 1,094

9. The Deadly Invention (1958)

Unrated | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

An evil millionaire named Artigas plans to use a super-explosive device to conquer the world from his headquarters inside an enormous volcano.

Director: Karel Zeman | Stars: Lubor Tokos, Arnost Navrátil, Miroslav Holub, Frantisek Slégr

Votes: 1,569

10. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

G | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

83 Metascore

A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre

Votes: 26,296 | Gross: $28.20M

11. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

When the Earth is threatened by a burning Van Allen Radiation Belt, U.S. Navy Admiral Harriman Nelson plans to shoot a nuclear missile at the Belt, using his experimental atomic submarine, the Seaview.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden, Peter Lorre

Votes: 5,132

12. Master of the World (1961)

Not Rated | 102 min | Sci-Fi, Adventure

In 1868, an American scientist and his team become hostages of fanatical pacifist Robur who uses his airship Albatross to destroy military targets on Earth.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Vincent Price, Charles Bronson, Henry Hull, Mary Webster

Votes: 2,537

13. Mysterious Island (1951)

Approved | 252 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Union prisoners use a balloon to escape a Southern prison camp near the end of the Civil War and end up marooned on a mysterious volcanic island with very unusual inhabitants.

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: Richard Crane, Marshall Reed, Karen Randle, Ralph Hodges

Votes: 150

14. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

G | 175 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.

Directors: Michael Anderson, John Farrow | Stars: David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine, Robert Newton

Votes: 22,408 | Gross: $42.00M

15. Mysterious Island (1961)

Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

During the Civil War a group of Union soldiers and two Confederates escape the stockade using a hot air balloon and end up on a strange Pacific island.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan, Gary Merrill

Votes: 5,836

16. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

G | 132 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

An Edinburgh professor and assorted colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: James Mason, Pat Boone, Arlene Dahl, Diane Baker

Votes: 14,140 | Gross: $10.00M

17. Around the World Under the Sea (I) (1966)

G | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The crew of a five-man submarine travels the world oceans, planting sensors on the ocean floor to warn scientists of any impending earthquakes.

Director: Andrew Marton | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Brian Kelly, Shirley Eaton, David McCallum

Votes: 526

18. Those Fantastic Flying Fools (1967)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

In Victorian England, an American showman uses a wealthy Frenchman's finances to build a German explosives expert's giant cannon designed to fire a people-filled projectile to the Moon but spies and saboteurs endanger the project.

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Burl Ives, Jimmy Clitheroe, Terry-Thomas, Graham Stark

Votes: 637

19. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

PG | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

41 Metascore

Sean Anderson partners with his mom's husband on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.

Director: Brad Peyton | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 84,651 | Gross: $103.86M

20. Valley of the Dragons (1961)

Approved | 82 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

In 1881, in Algeria, Michael Denning and Hector Servadac are fighting a duel when a comet brushing Earth takes the two men to the Moon where they discover a prehistoric civilization.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Cesare Danova, Sean McClory, Joan Staley, Danielle De Metz

Votes: 429

21. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1988)

PG | 100 min | Adventure

Young people exploring a cave in Hawaii fall into a hole, wind up in the lost city of Atlantis.

Directors: Rusty Lemorande, Albert Pyun | Stars: Nicola Cowper, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Paul Carafotes, Janie du Plessis

Votes: 951

22. Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Family

Set in the late 1870's - A woman hires an anthropologist/adventurer to track down her husband, who has disappeared while searching for an elusive passage to the center of the earth.

Director: T.J. Scott | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Victoria Pratt, Peter Fonda, Steven Grayhm

Votes: 1,514

23. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)

Passed | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A French professor and his daughter accompany Captain Nemo on an adventure aboard a submarine.

Director: Stuart Paton | Stars: Allen Holubar, Dan Hanlon, Edna Pendleton, Curtis Benton

Votes: 1,424 | Gross: $8.00M

24. The Outrageous Baron Munchausen (1962)

83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

The outrageous Baron Munchausen tells of his many adventures, from meeting the Man in the Moon to defeating a Turkish army all by himself.

Director: Karel Zeman | Stars: Milos Kopecký, Rudolf Jelínek, Jana Brejchová, Karel Höger

Votes: 1,560

25. Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008 Video)

PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A California research institute is performing a teleportation experiment to send their military research team to Stuttgart, Germany. But something goes wrong, and the team ends up at the ... See full summary »

Directors: Davey Jones, Scott Wheeler | Stars: Greg Evigan, Dedee Pfeiffer, Jennifer Dorogi, Sara Tomko

Votes: 713

26. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1997 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

In the 19th century, an expert marine biologist is hired by the government to determine what's sinking ships all over the ocean. His daughter follows him. They are intercepted by a mysterious captain Nemo and his incredible submarine.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Richard Crenna, Ben Cross, Julie Cox, Paul Gross

Votes: 735

27. Michel Strogoff (1926)

168 min | Adventure

In 1860s Russia, a young officer is sent on a mission to save his country from invaders.

Director: Viktor Tourjansky | Stars: Ivan Mozzhukhin, Nathalie Kovanko, Acho Chakatouny, Jeanne Brindeau

Votes: 89

28. The Soldier and the Lady (1937)

Passed | 85 min | Adventure, History, Romance

A Russian courier struggles to deliver a message to the troops fighting Tartar invaders.

Director: George Nichols Jr. | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Elizabeth Allan, Akim Tamiroff, Margot Grahame

Votes: 142

29. The Mysterious Island (1929)

Passed | 95 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

On a volcanic island near the kingdom of Hetvia rules Count Dakkar, a benevolent leader and scientist who has eliminated class distinction among the island's inhabitants. Dakkar, his ... See full summary »

Directors: Lucien Hubbard, Benjamin Christensen, Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Jacqueline Gadsdon, Lloyd Hughes, Montagu Love

Votes: 535 | Gross: $0.06M

30. From the Earth to the Moon (1958)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

In 1868, American inventor Victor Barbicane develops a powerful military explosive that he also uses as fuel for a moon-bound rocket manned by himself and a motley crew.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Joseph Cotten, George Sanders, Debra Paget, Don Dubbins

Votes: 1,328

31. Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

In 1862, the British commission inventor Fergusson to claim uncharted land in West Africa for Britain by flying his giant hot air balloon there.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Red Buttons, Fabian, Barbara Eden, Cedric Hardwicke

Votes: 1,032

32. Up to His Ears (1965)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Adventure

The farcical adventures of unhappy suicidal billionaire Arthur Lempereur.

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Ursula Andress, Maria Pacôme, Valérie Lagrange

Votes: 1,554



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