From Hollywood, London, Cannes, and Bollywood
The Curious Case of Beanjamin Button (2008)****
A life lived backwards is not nearly as wonderful as a box of fresh jelly beans.
Who Wants to Bean a Millionaire? (2008)****
Released in the U.S. as Slumdog Millionaire, this rags-to-riches tale ends on a happy note. Not a film for the kiddies, however.
Fried Green Beans (1992)*****
Sweet, heretofore untold tale of Mrs. Green Beans during hard times in hot, sultry, rural Georgia.
Beanfire of the Vanities (1990)**
Tough-as-nails lawman, Beanie Fyfe breaks down after backing squad car into Aunt Bean's kitchen, starting fire that engulfs house, two apple pies and a peach cobbler.
The Unbearable Lightness of Bean (1988)*
Documentary on Harry Hubeani spends too much time trying to disprove feats of levitation.
The Importance of Bean Earnest Goes to Camp (1987)*
Awful, twisted remake of the original classic.
The Clan of the Cave Bean (1986)***
Rollicking tales of bean tasting in prehistoric times - thought to have inspired the Canterbury Tales.
Freebie and the Bean (1974)***
Above all... It's a love story?
Bean-Heath, The Planet of the Apes (1970)***
Apes, tired of discriminatory behavior by humans, hijack space shuttle, blast off to find their own place in the solar system. They unwittingly crash in England and claim Bean-Heath for their capitol. Zany ending includes cameos by members of the Royal Family.
Cute tale of dog who goes bonkers on sugar high after wolfing down five pounds of jelly beans.
Beany & Clyde (1967)**
'50's TV puppet teams up with '30's bank robber.
Of Human Beandage (1964)**
Based on the classic Somerset Maugham novel of a young doctor and his obsessive quest for jelly beans.
The Days of Beans and Roses (1962)****
Wrenching story of beanoholics - superb acting.
Bean Hur (1959)****
Spectacular screen version of popular book about a hard-driving charioteer.
Beanjour Tristesse (1958)***
Foreign film with enigmatic title: "Bean jar. Tisk-tisk".
The Importance of Bean Earnest (1952)*****
Based on Oscar Wilde's terrific play which some have called "The most perfect British comedy since the Reformation".
Bedtime for Beanzo (1951)**
Silly comedy about a chimp and a future U.S. president.
The African Bean (1951)****
Sweet tale of romance between prim missionary lady and coarse boat captain on a dangerous river voyage to escape from jelly bean pirates.
The Song of Beanadette (1943)***
86-year-old spinster wins sixty-five million beans in Illinois Lottery and buys recording studio.
Bean Geste (1939)****
Falsely-accused brothers flee to join French Foreign Legion, instead form the Beangal Lancers, establish a small vineyard near Calcutta and sell a popular rose'.
Mutiny on the Beanty (1935)*****
English ship sent to collect jelly bean plants from South Pacific islands runs into rough seas for Capt. Bligh when he learns Christian is a spy for the Beaneluxe Countries.
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