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This is a list of films that are based on books about crime. Films are listed according to the decade in which the depicted crime occurred, rather than by the film's date of release.

This page includes "crimes" where the "criminal" was later exonerated. This page includes suicides or other deaths which have been deemed to be suspicious by some and have therefore become the subject of conspiracy theories.

For further crimes that arise as a consequence of war, see List of films based on war books.

12th century

England

Frequently filmed: A Morbid Taste for Bones and sequels

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 One Corpse Too Many * 1994 ? UK One Corpse Too Many "Ellis Peters" 1979 Novel
  • * TV movie

Japan

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Rashomon
1950 Akira Kurosawa Japan "In a Grove" Ry?nosuke Akutagawa 1922 Story

14th century

Italy

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 The Name of the Rose 1986 Jean-Jacques Annaud Germany, France, Italy The Name of the Rose
Il nome della rosa
Umberto Eco 1980 Novel

16th century

England

Anne Boleyn adultery and treason

1536

Thomas More case

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 A Man for All Seasons 1966 Fred Zinnemann UK A Man For All Seasons Robert Bolt 1960 Play

Scotland

Sawney Bean legend

17th century

USA

Frequently filmed: The Scarlet Letter

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
n The Scarlet Letter 1926 Victor Sjöström USA The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne 1850 Novel

Salem witch trials

1692-1693

Frequently filmed: The Crucible
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Les Sorcières de Salem ? 1957 Raymond Rouleau France &
East Germany
The Crucible [1][2] Arthur Miller 1953 Play
2 The Crucible 1996 Nicholas Hytner USA The Crucible Arthur Miller 1953 Play

18th century

France

Frequently filmed: Le Bossu

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Le Bossu aka On Guard 1997 Philippe de Broca France, Italy, Germany Le Bossu Paul Féval 1858 Novel

Affair of the Diamond Necklace

1785

Great Britain

Frequently filmed: Doctor Syn and sequels

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Doctor Syn 1937 Roy William Neill UK Doctor Syn: A Tale of the Romney Marsh Russell Thorndike 1915 Novel

Frequently filmed: Moll Flanders

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type

Württemberg

Joseph Süß Oppenheimer case

1737

Bulletin ... upcoming film: Jew Suss: Rise and Fall by Oskar Roehler
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Jew Suss 1934 Michael Balcon UK Jud Süß Lion Feuchtwanger 1925 Novel
2 Jud Süß 1940 Veit Harlan Nazi Germany Jud Süß Lion Feuchtwanger 1925 Novel
2 Jud Süß Wilhelm Hauff 1827 Novella

19th century

Australia

For bushrangers, see List of films based on westerns.

Brazil

For cangaceiros, see List of films based on westerns.

Canada

For Mounties, see List of films based on westerns.

France

Corsica

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Vendetta 1950 Howard Hughes (producer) USA Colomba Prosper Mérimée 1840 Novella

Eugène François Vidocq and la Sûreté

Dreyfus Affair

See List of films based on war books -- peace.

Joseph Vacher case

1894-1897

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Judge and the Assassin
Le juge et l'assassin
1976 Bertrand Tavernier France Le juge et l'assassin Henri Garet &
René Tavernier
1976 Non-fiction - - -
1 Vacher l'éventreur et les crimes sadiques Alexandre Lacassagne 1899 Non-fiction - - -

India

Suppression of the Thugs

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 The Deceivers 1988 Nicholas Meyer India & UK The Deceivers John Masters 1952 Novel

Russia

Frequently filmed: The Winter Queen and sequels

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Azazel *
?
2002 Aleksandr Adabashyan Russia The Winter Queen
?
"Boris Akunin" 1998 Novel
  • * TV miniseries

UK

Twice filmed: Gas Light

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type

Wreckers

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Jamaica Inn 1939 Alfred Hitchcock UK Jamaica Inn Daphne du Maurier 1936 Novel

Cato Street Conspiracy

February 1820

Burke and Hare case

1827-1828

Twice filmed: "The Body Snatcher"
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type

Great Gold Robbery of 1855

15 May 1855

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 The First Great Train Robbery
aka The Great Train Robbery
1979 Michael Crichton UK The Great Train Robbery Michael Crichton 1975 Novel

Whitechapel murders

1888-1891 (Jack the Ripper)

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Pandora's Box
Die Büchse der Pandora
1929 Georg Wilhelm Pabst Germany Pandora's Box Frank Wedekind 1904 Play
1 Earth Spirit Frank Wedekind 1895 Play
n From Hell 2001 Hughes brothers USA From Hell Alan Moore 1991-1996 Graphic novel
n Murder by Decree 1979 Bob Clark Canada & UK The Ripper File Elwyn Jones & John Lloyd 197? Non-fiction
Frequently filmed: The Lodger
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type

USA

For outlaws and lawmen, see List of films based on westerns.

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type

Frequently filmed: "The Tell-Tale Heart"

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 The Tell-Tale Heart [5] ? 1953 Ted Parmelee USA "The Tell-Tale Heart" Edgar Allan Poe 1843 Story
  • ? Animated film

Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

14 April 1865
See List of films based on war books -- 1775-1898.
See also Assassinations in fiction.

Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

24 February 1868

Lizzie Borden case

4 August 1892

1900s

USA

Chester Gillette case

11 July 1906

Twice filmed: An American Tragedy

The novel was the subject of an unproduced 1930 screenplay by Sergei Eisenstein.

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type

1910s

France

Henri Désiré Landru case

1914-1918

UK

Doctor Crippen case

after 31 January 1910

1920s

France

Frequently filmed: L'Affaire Crainquebille

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Crainquebille
Crainquebille
1922 Jacques Feyder France Crainquebille Anatole France [6] 1903 Play
1 L'Affaire Crainquebille Anatole France 1901 Story

Germany

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Pandora's Box
Die Büchse der Pandora
1929 Georg Wilhelm Pabst Germany Pandora's Box Frank Wedekind 1904 Play
1 Earth Spirit Frank Wedekind 1895 Play

Peter Kürten case

1929

USA

Bobby Franks murder

21 May 1924 (Leopold and Loeb)

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Rope 1948 Alfred Hitchcock USA Rope Patrick Hamilton 1929 Play
2 Compulsion 1959 Richard Fleischer USA Compulsion Meyer Levin 1957 Play
2 Compulsion Meyer Levin 1956 Novel

Death of Thomas Ince

19 November 1924

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 The Cat's Meow 2001 Peter Bogdanovich UK & Germany The Cat's Meow Steven Peros 19 Play

Scopes Monkey Trial

1925

Frequently filmed: Inherit the Wind
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Inherit the Wind 1960 Stanley Kramer USA Inherit the Wind Jerome Lawrence & Robert Edwin Lee 1955 Play

Al Capone era

1925-1931

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
n Scarface [7] 1932 Howard Hawks USA Scarface Armitage Trail 1930 [8]¤ Novel
n Road to Perdition 2002 Sam Mendes USA Road to Perdition Max Allan Collins 1998 Graphic novel
n Legends of the Fall 1994 Edward Zwick USA Legends of the Fall Jim Harrison 1979 Novella
St. Valentine's Day Massacre

14 February 1929

Ruth Snyder case

20 March 1927

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Double Indemnity 1944 Billy Wilder USA Double Indemnity James M. Cain 1936/
1943
Novel

1930s

Algeria

Frequently filmed: Pépé le Moko

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Pépé le Moko 1937 Julien Duvivier France Pépé le Moko "Ashelbé" 193? Novel

France

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Judas Was a Woman
La Bête humaine
1938 Jean Renoir France La Bête Humaine Émile Zola 1890 Novel

Papin Sisters case

2 February 1933

Twice filmed: A Judgement in Stone
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 A Judgement in Stone 1986 Ousama Rawi Canada & UK A Judgement in Stone Ruth Rendell 1977 Novel
2 La Cérémonie
La Cérémonie
1995 Claude Chabrol France & Germany A Judgement in Stone Ruth Rendell 1977 Novel

Japan

Sada Abe case

18 May 1936

USA

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 The Petrified Forest 1936 Archie Mayo USA The Petrified Forest Robert E. Sherwood 1935 Play
n Paper Moon 1973 Peter Bogdanovich USA Addie Pray Joe David Brown 1971 Novel
n Brother Orchid 1940 Lloyd Bacon USA "Brother Orchid" (?) Richard Connell 1938 Story

Scottsboro Boys case

23 April 1931

Lindbergh kidnapping

1 March 1932

Frequently filmed: Murder on the Orient Express
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Murder on the Orient Express 1974 Sidney Lumet UK Murder on the Orient Express Agatha Christie 1934 Novel

William D. Lundy murder

[informative page deleted over copyright violations] [10]
9 December 1932

1940s

Austria

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 The Third Man 1949 Carol Reed UK The Third Man Graham Greene 1950 Novella

Bahamas

Sir Harry Oakes murder

7 July 1943

Canada

Edwin Alonzo Boyd era

1949-1952 (Boyd Gang)

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 The Life and Times of Edwin Alonzo Boyd * 1982 Les Rose Canada The Boyd Gang Marjorie Lamb &
Barry Pearson
1976 Non-fiction
  • * TV movie

France

Doctor Petiot case

before 31 October 1944

Italy

Salvatore Giuliano era

Portella della Ginestra massacre

1 May 1947

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 The Sicilian 1987 Michael Cimino USA The Sicilian Mario Puzo 1984 Novel

Pleasure Island

Frequently filmed: The Adventures of Pinocchio
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Pinocchio ? ? [7] 1940 Walt Disney (producer) USA The Adventures of Pinocchio Carlo Collodi 1883 Children's book
  • ? A young innocent is deceived by swindlers and sold into slavery.
  • ? Animated film

Kenya

Happy Valley murder

1941

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 White Mischief 1987 Michael Radford UK White Mischief: The Murder of Lord Erroll James Fox 197? Non-fiction

Newfoundland

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Young Triffie 2007 Mary Walsh Canada Young Triffie's Been Made Away With Ray Guy 1985 Play

USA

Sleepy Lagoon murder

2 August 1942

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Zoot Suit 1981 Luis Valdez USA Zoot Suit Luis Valdez 1979 Play

Black Dahlia murder

c. 15 January 1947

West Germany

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 The Good German 2006 Steven Soderbergh USA The Good German Joseph Kanon 2001 Novel

1950s

Canada

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 I Confess 1953 Alfred Hitchcock USA Nos deux consciences "Paul Anthelme" 1902 Play

France

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Irma la Douce 1963 Billy Wilder USA Irma la douce Alexandre Breffort 1956 Musical

UK

Stone of Scone theft

25 December 1950 (Christmas Day robbery of a church)

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Stone of Destiny 2008 Charles Martin Smith UK & Canada No Stone Unturned: The Story of the Stone of Destiny aka Taking of the Stone of Destiny Ian R. Hamilton 1952 Memoir

Ruth Ellis case

1955

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Pierrepoint 1995 Adrian Shergold UK Executioner: Pierrepoint Albert Pierrepoint 1974 Memoir

USA

Great Brink's Robbery

17 January 1950

Coleman Peterson case

31 July 1952

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Anatomy of a Murder 1959 Otto Preminger USA Anatomy of a Murder "Robert Traver" 1958 Novel

Ed Gein case

1957

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 The Silence of the Lambs 1991 Jonathan Demme USA The Silence of the Lambs Thomas Harris 1988 Novel
Frequently filmed: Psycho
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Psycho 1960 Alfred Hitchcock USA Psycho Robert Bloch 1959 Novel

Suicide of George Reeves

16 June 1959

Clutter Family murders

15 November 1959

1960s

Argentina

San Fernando bank robbery

1965 [12]

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Burnt Money ?
Plata quemada
2000 Marcelo Piñeyro Argentina, France, Spain, Uruguay Money to Burn
Plata quemada
Ricardo Piglia 1997 Novel
  • ? The robbery took place in Argentina; the pursuit ended in Uruguay.

France

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
n La Horse ?
La Horse
1970 Pierre Granier-Deferre France La Horse Michel Lambesc 196? Novel
  • ? The film was remade for television in 2005 as Joseph.[13]

Sweden

Frequently filmed: Roseanna and sequels

Turkey

Topkap? Museum

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Topkapi 1964 Jules Dassin USA The Light of Day Eric Ambler 1962 Novel

UK

It is hoped that readers of this page (maybe even you) will contribute films like Get Carter.

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
n Loot 1970 Silvio Narizzano UK Loot Joe Orton 1965 Play

Profumo Affair

1963

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Scandal [15] 1989 Michael Caton-Jones UK Scandal (uncredited) Christine Keeler (uncredited) 1989 Memoir

Uruguay

San Fernando bank robbery getaway

1965

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Burnt Money ?
Plata quemada
2000 Marcelo Piñeyro Argentina, France, Spain, Uruguay Money to Burn
Plata quemada
Ricardo Piglia 1997 Novel
  • ? The robbery took place in Argentina; the pursuit ended in Uruguay.

USA

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Fitzwilly 1967 Delbert Mann USA A Garden of Cucumbers Poyntz Tyler 1960 Novel

Clarence Earl Gideon case

3 June 1961

Ian James Campbell murder

9 March 1963

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 The Onion Field 1979 Harold Becker USA The Onion Field Joseph Wambaugh 1973 Non-fiction

Boston Strangler case

1962-1964

Assassination of John F. Kennedy

22 November 1963

Bulletin ... film currently in development: Reclaiming History
  • ? Lane is credited as screenwriter, rather than as author.
  • ? Bugliosi's preparation for the televised "trial" of deceased defendant Oswald became the book Reclaiming History.
  • ? The authors are credited as technical advisors on JFK.
  • ? Prouty's book has an introduction by Oliver Stone.
  • * TV special
  • ** TV miniseries
  • ? Documentary
  • + Dramatized documentary[19]

See also Assassinations in fiction.

Kitty Genovese murder

13 March 1964

Sylvia Likens murder

26 October 1965

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 The Girl Next Door 2007 Gregory Wilson USA The Girl Next Door Jack Ketchum 2005 Novel

Richard Speck case

13 July 1966

Tate-LaBianca murders

1969 (Manson Family)

Zodiac case

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Zodiac 2007 David Fincher USA Zodiac Robert Graysmith 1986 Non-fiction

1970s

Canada

Helen Betty Osborne murder

13 November 1971

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Conspiracy of Silence * 1991 Francis Mankiewicz Canada Conspiracy of Silence Lisa Priest 1989 [20]¤ Non-fiction
  • * TV movie

Guyana

Jonestown Massacre

18 November 1978

Italy

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Don't Look Now 1973 Nicolas Roeg UK & Italy "Don't Look Now" from
Not After Midnight
Daphne du Maurier 1971 Story

Sweden

Norrmalmstorg bank robbery

23-28 August 1973 (Stockholm syndrome)

UK

Bulletin ... film now in production: Straw Dogs by Rod Lurie

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Straw Dogs 1971 Sam Peckinpah USA The Siege of Trencher's Farm Gordon Williams 197? Novel
n The Wicker Man 1973 Robin Hardy UK The Ritual David Pinner 1967 Novel

Baker Street bank robbery

11 September 1971

What if ...

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 A Clockwork Orange 1971 Stanley Kubrick UK A Clockwork Orange ? Anthony Burgess 1962 Novel
  • ? The earliest editions of the novel did not contain a glossary, or any indication that the slang was based on Russian.

USA

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type

England

  • ? The film, shot in Bennington, Vermont, involves a "bank in a remote town in New England".[22]
    "Catamount" is an infrequently used term for a cougar, but here refers to the fictitious town.

Jeffrey MacDonald case

17 February 1970

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Fatal Vision ** 1984 David Greene USA Fatal Vision Joe McGinniss 1983 Non-fiction
  • ** TV miniseries

Knapp Commission on NYPD corruption

1970-1972

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Serpico 1973 Sidney Lumet USA Serpico: The Cop Who Defied the System Peter Maas 1973? Non-fiction

Watergate burglary

17 June 1972

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 All the President's Men 1976 Alan J. Pakula USA All the President's Men Carl Bernstein & Bob Woodward 1974 Memoir
2 Blind Ambition * 1979 George Schaefer USA Blind Ambition: The White House Years John Dean with Taylor Branch 1976 Memoir
3 Nixon 1995 Oliver Stone USA The Final Days Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein 1976 Non-fiction
3 Richard Nixon: The Shaping of His Character [23] (uncredited) Fawn Brodie (uncredited) 1981 Non-fiction
3 Nixon: the Education of a Politician 1913-62 [23] (uncredited) Stephen Ambrose (uncredited) 1991 Non-fiction
3 Nixon: the Triumph of a Politician 1962-72 [23] (uncredited) Stephen Ambrose (uncredited) 1991 Non-fiction
3 Nixon: Ruin and Recovery 1973-90 [23] (uncredited) Stephen Ambrose (uncredited) 1991 Non-fiction
3 Nixon: A Life [23] (uncredited) Jonathan Aitken (uncredited) 1996 Non-fiction
3 "The Second Coming" [24] (uncredited) W.B. Yeats [25] (uncredited) 1920 Poem
  • * TV movie

Gay Brooklyn bank robbery

22 August 1972 [26]

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Dog Day Afternoon [27] 1975 Sidney Lumet USA "The Boys in the Bank" P.F. Kluge 1972 Article

Ted Bundy case

1974-1978

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 The Deliberate Stranger * 1986 Marvin J. Chomsky USA Bundy: The Deliberate Stranger Richard W. Larsen 1980 Non-fiction
  • * TV movie

Frank Lucas case

before 1975

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 American Gangster 2007 Ridley Scott USA "The Return of Superfly" Mark Jacobson 197? Article

Martha Moxley murder

31 October 1975

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Murder in Greenwich * 2002 Tom McLoughlin USA Murder in Greenwich: Who Killed Martha Moxley? Mark Fuhrman 1998 Non-fiction
  • * TV movie

Hillside Strangler case

1977-1978

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 The Case of the Hillside Stranglers * 1989 Steve Gethers USA Two of a Kind: The Story of the Hillside Stranglers Darcy O'Brien 1985 Non-fiction
  • * TV movie

Bob Crane murder

29 June 1978

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Auto Focus 2002 Paul Schrader USA The Murder of Bob Crane: Who Killed the Star of Hogan's Heroes? Robert Graysmith 199? Biography

What if ...

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 The Night Stalker * 1972 John Llewellyn Moxey USA The Kolchak Papers aka The Night Stalker Jeff Rice [28] 197? Novel
  • * TV movie

1980s

Australia

Azaria Chamberlain disappearance

17 August 1980 (dingo baby abduction)

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Evil Angels (aka A Cry in the Dark[29]) 1988 Fred Schepisi Australia and USA Evil Angels [30] John Bryson 1985 Non-fiction

Canada

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 The Suicide Murders * 1985 Graham Parker Canada The Suicide Murders Howard Engel 1980 Novel
  • * TV movie

Colin Thatcher case

21 January 1983

Montreal Massacre

6 December 1989

France

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Le Choc
Le Choc
1982 Robin Davis France The Prone Gunman
La Position du tireur couché
Jean-Patrick Manchette 1982 ? Novel

Roberto Succo case

1980s

India

Bhopal disaster

3 December 1984

Phoolan Devi case

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Bandit Queen 1994 Shekhar Kapur India India's Bandit Queen: The True Story of Phoolan Devi Mala Sen 1993? Non-fiction

Iran

Soraya M. case

1986

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 The Stoning of Soraya M.
? ?.
2008 Cyrus Nowrasteh USA The Stoning of Soraya M.
La Femme lapidée
Freidoune Sahebjam 1990 Novel

Mexico

Enrique Camarena murder

9 February 1985

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Drug Wars: The Camarena Story ** 1990 Brian Gibson USA Desperados Elaine Shannon 198? Non-fiction
1 "Desperados" Elaine Shannon 198? Article
  • ** TV miniseries

Soviet Union

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Gorky Park 1983 Michael Apted USA Gorky Park Martin Cruz Smith 1981 Novel

Andrei Chikatilo case

1978-1990

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Citizen X * 1995 Chris Gerolmo USA The Killer Department Robert Cullen 1993 Non-fiction
  • * TV movie
What if ...
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Evilenko ? 2004 David Grieco Italy The Communist Who Ate Children David Grieco 199? Novel
  • ? In this version, the murderer, renamed Evilenko, has psychic powers.

USA

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
n Scarface 1983 Brian De Palma USA Scarface (uncredited) Armitage Trail (uncredited) 1930 [8] Novel
n The Local Stigmatic 1990/
2007
Al Pacino [31][32] (uncredited) &
David Wheeler
USA The Local Stigmatic Heathcote Williams 196? Play
n Die Hard 1988 John McTiernan USA Nothing Lasts Forever Roderick Thorp 1979 Novel

Doctor Tarnower murder

10 March 1980 (Scarsdale Diet author death)

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Mrs. Harris * 2005 Phyllis Nagy USA Very Much a Lady: The Untold Story of Jean Harris
and Dr. Herman Tarnower
[33]
Shana Alexander 1983 Non-fiction
  • * TV movie

John Lennon murder

8 December 1980

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Chapter 27 2005 J. P. Schaefer USA Let Me Take You Down Jack Jones 200? Non-fiction
1 Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John Lennon (uncredited) Robert Rosen (uncredited) 2000 Non-fiction

See also Assassinations in fiction.

Lawrencia "Bambi" Bembenek case

28 May 1981

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story *
aka Woman on Trial: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story
1993 Sandor Stern Canada & USA Woman on Trial Lawrencia Bembenek 1992 Memoir
  • * TV movie

Henry Lee Lucas case

before 11 June 1983

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 1986 John McNaughton USA Lucas Report (uncredited) Jim Mattox, Texas Attorney General (office of) (uncredited) 1986 Report

Alan Berg murder

18 June 1984

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Talk Radio 1988 Oliver Stone USA Talk Radio Eric Bogosian 1987 Play
1 Talked to Death: The Life and Murder of Alan Berg Stephen Singular 198? Non-fiction

See also Assassinations in fiction.

Exxon Valdez disaster

23 March 1989

West Germany

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Buffalo Soldiers 2001 Gregor Jordan USA Buffalo Soldiers Robert O'Connor 1993 Novel

1990s

Australia

Belgium

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 The Memory of a Killer
De zaak Alzheimer
2003 Erik Van Looy Belgium De zaak Alzheimer Jef Geeraerts 1985 Novel

Canada

Paul Bernardo case

up to 1992

France

India

Bombay bombings of 1993

12 March 1993

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Black Friday 2004 Anurag Kashyap India Black Friday - The True Story of the Bombay Bomb Blasts S. Hussain Zaidi 199? Non-fiction

Singapore

Barings Bank collapse

1995

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Rogue Trader 1999 James Dearden UK Rogue Trader: How I Brought Down Barings Bank
and Shook the Financial World
Nick Leeson 199? Memoir

Spain

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Nadie conoce a nadie ? 1999 Mateo Gil Spain El que apaga la luz Juan Bonilla 1994 Novel (?)
  • ? A crossword puzzle writer becomes involved in a bizarre mystery in Seville.

UK

James Bulger murder

12 February 1993

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Basis
1 Boy A ? 2007 John Crowley UK Boy A Jonathan Trigell 2004 Novel -
  • ? The principal connection to the Bulger case appears to be the youthfulness of the convicted boys.

USA

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
n Night Falls on Manhattan 1997 Sidney Lumet USA Tainted Evidence Robert Daley 1997 ? Novel

Suicide of Vince Foster

20 July 1993

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Primary Colors 1998 Mike Nichols USA Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics "Anonymous"
(Joe Klein)
1996 Novel

Vietnam

2000s

Aruba

Natalee Holloway disappearance

30 May 2005

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Natalee Holloway* 2009 Mikael Salomon USA Loving Natalee: A Mother's Testament of Hope and Faith Beth Holloway 2007 Non-fiction
  • * TV movie

Brazil

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 City of God
Cidade de Deus
2002 Fernando Meirelles & Kátia Lund Brazil City of God
Cidade de Deus
Paulo Lins 1997 Novel

Italy

Mexico

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Trade 2007 Marco Kreuzpaintner Germany "The Girls Next Door" Peter Landesman 2004 Article

South Korea

Hwaseong serial murders

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Memories of Murder 2003 Bong Joon-ho South Korea Memories of Murder Shim Sung-bo 1996 Play

USA

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Sin City ? 2005 Frank Miller & Robert Rodriguez USA The Hard Goodbye Frank Miller 1991-1992 Graphic novel
n Reversible Errors ** 2004 Mike Robe USA Reversible Errors Scott Turow 2002 Novel
  • ? Decade when story occurs is presumed.
  • ** TV miniseries

Valerie Plame exposure

14 July 2003

Bulletin ... upcoming film: Fair Game by Doug Liman
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Fair Game 2010 Doug Liman USA Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House Valerie Plame Wilson 2007 Memoir

Political crimes

For political prisoners, see List of films based on civics books.

Drug trade

For traffickers, see above.
For addicts, see List of films based on civics books.

Prisons

For punishment and prisons, see List of films based on civics books.

References

Notes

  1. ^ Recipient of the Tony Award in 1953.
  2. ^ Nominated for the Tony Award for Best Revival in 2002.
  3. ^ Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1964, but declined to accept.
  4. ^ Recipient of the World Fantasy Award in 1987.
  5. ^ Inducted into the US National Film Registry in 2001.
  6. ^ France was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1921.
  7. ^ a b Inducted into the US National Film Registry in 1994.
  8. ^ a b Publication details for this title have been confirmed by the catalogue of the US Library of Congress.
    Source: Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  9. ^ Recipient of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 1981.
  10. ^ Sources to employ if attempting to rewrite deleted article:
    "The Reward". Time magazine. August 27, 1945. Retrieved . 
    "$35,000 Going to Man Wrongfully Imprisoned". Associated Press in The Hartford Courant. July 23, 1965. Retrieved . 
    Center on Wrongful Convictions
  11. ^ Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1949.
  12. ^ Details about the 1965 robbery are difficult to find, but the event occurred in the Buenos Aires suburb called San Fernando.
    Source: Plata Quemada, en el umbral de la novela policiaca posmoderna, Carlos Luis Torres Gutiérrez, profesor de literatura, Pontificia Universidad Javierana, 1999. (in Spanish)
  13. ^ Source: French Wikipédia.
  14. ^ Recipient of the Edgar Award for Best Novel in 1971.
  15. ^ The film was later spoofed as The Man Who Knew Too Little, with Joanne Whalley-Kilmer playing a similar role in both films.
  16. ^ The film's opening credits include "Film and Research Sources". The first such source listed is the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy.
  17. ^ a b Recipient of the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime book in 2008.
  18. ^ Source: Lavington (q.v.), p. 169.
  19. ^ The opening credits state that "[c]ertain scenes have been recreated in the original locations by the actual participants."
    Although the film is essentially a compilation film of high quality, certain minor situations have been recreated, typically a person (a priest, a judge) travelling to his destination (the hospital, the airport). These scenes are seamlessly integrated.
  20. ^ Publication details for this title have been confirmed by the catalogue of Library and Archives Canada.
    Source: Library Search.
  21. ^ The IMDb describes the film as a Polish-West German production, which seems unlikely, especially for a film in angielski (English), according to Polish Wikipedia. The IMDb lists countries alphabetically by default, so this could be West German-Polish. A reasonable scenario is West German, with a noted Polish director hired for the production. Polish like2do.com resource says the film is an ameryka?sko-niemiecki film which fits the facts well and has therefore been used in the table.
  22. ^ Source: IMDb review by "John Seal", 2008.
  23. ^ a b c d e Source: Lavington (q.v.), p. 226.
  24. ^ The poem is recited by Richard Helms (Sam Waterston) in the extended version.
  25. ^ Yeats was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923.
  26. ^ Source: Dog day aftertaste, Eric Holm, Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, no. 10-11, 1976, pp. 3-4.
    It is unclear what the common name for the robbery was prior to the release of the film.
  27. ^ Inducted into the US National Film Registry in 2009.
  28. ^ Rice is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
  29. ^ "A Cry in the Dark (1988) - Release dates". IMDb.com. Retrieved . 
  30. ^ Recipient of the Allen Lane Award in 1985.
  31. ^ Source: Kamp and Levi (q.v.), p. 89.
  32. ^ Pacino is described as the director in the like2do.com resource article on the playwright Heathcote Williams.
  33. ^ Recipient of the Edgar Award for Best fact crime book in 1984.

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