It should come as no surprise that so many great films are based on books. From romantic masterpieces like The Notebook to historical classics like Gone with the Wind, so many great literature adaptations are just waiting to be watched!
Sometimes, the film is even better than the book, while other times they struggle to capture the true essence of our favorite reads. But in our humble opinion, enjoying both the source material and the adaptation is worth the time, as they usually add to each other rather than subtract. And there’s no better example than our list of Academy Award-winning films that come straight off the pages! Or our collection of the books behind great war movies that are certified Hollywood classics.
There's sure to be a film adaptation out there you’ll enjoy, and one coming soon to a theater near you! Whether you’re looking for the best or worst adaptations, this is the place for you. You’ll find endless movie recommendations, books to add to your TBR list, and more in the lists below.
Watch the trailer for the adaptation of Caroline Kepnes' psychological thriller, which hits the small screen this fall.
Celeste Ng's bestselling novel about trouble in suburbia is set to become a television series.
The adaptation of Ian McEwan's historical love story has us impatient for May.
Paramount TV has acquired the rights to the MaddAddam Trilogy, a dystopian series by "The Handmaid's Tale" author.
"Mudbound," "The Shape of Water," and "Call Me By Your Name" are just a few of the critically-acclaimed adaptations we can't stop thinking about.
Hollywood is making all of your bookish dreams come true.
The film adaptation of Jason Matthews' spy thriller is set to release on March 2, 2018.
The latest preview for the adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's classic story doesn't disappoint.
By Carolyn Cox
Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore is set to star in an upcoming adaptation of Steinem's "My Life on the Road."
Amazon's upcoming fantasy epic will feature brand new stories set before "The Fellowship of the Ring."
This Thanksgiving, a more grown-up Anne faces more grown-up challenges.
These creepy thriller classics are sure to send chills up and down your spine—no matter the weather outside.
The modern classic follows "The Handmaid's Tale" as the streaming network's next socially-resonant adaptation.
Elizabeth Banks and Margot Robbie are teaming up to adapt Robert Munsch's feminist fairy tale.
The adaptation of Jeff Vandermeer's sci-fi horror novel looks just as chilling and thought-provoking as its source material.
By Carolyn Cox
These books and their film adaptations still captivate audiences today.
The TV network has announced its upcoming adaptation of Curtis Sittenfeld’s New York Times bestseller.
Powerful, moving, and empathetic—these are the kinds of stories that your family will love and learn from.
Fans of "The Thin Man" and classic whodunits—mark your calendars for August 27th.
The bestselling historical novel will make its small screen debut this November.