Last year, we had a couple of movies that were adapted from bestselling novels. The Girl On The Train spurred a thriller movie starring Emily Blunt and Fifty Shades Of Grey was created to bring your BDSM fantasies to theatres. Hollywood has many times taken inspiration from books and turned them into big hits for audiences who prefer watching rather than reading. Series like Harry Potter, Twilight, The Chronicles Of Narnia and Lord Of The Rings are just some of the examples of book-to-big-screen adaptations.
This year, too, we have a record number of books being turned into scripts and marketed to audiences in a totally visual way. Pick your favorite and watch it in theatres as they realise. Trust, some of these are really good.
Fifty Shades Darker
Now you know where to take your significant other over the Valentine’s weekend! E L James’ bestselling erotic novels about the relationship between boss and intern, dominator and submissive is back again – Read more about Fifty Shades Darker.
Starring: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, among others
The Sense Of An Ending
Based on the shortlisted Man Booker Prize book by Julian Barnes, it tells of a man living a completely normal, contented life before an ex-lover comes in to shake things up.
Starring: Michelle Dockery, Jim Broadbent, among others
The Zookeeper’s Wife
A true story written on the life of Antonina Zabinski in Warsaw during World War 2, the bestselling biography was written by Diane Ackerman. The Zabinskis owned a zoo and helped shelter over 300 Jews within the animal cages against the Nazis. Read more about The Zookeeper’s Wife.
Starring: Jessica Chastain, among others
Written by R J Patinkin, the book follows the story of a boy who has a rare facial deformity. After being homeschooled for a while, he must transition to public school. The movie is going to pull on your heartstrings because it stars the Room child actor.
Starring: Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, among others
The Lost City Of Z
The biographical work by David Grann based on the true life events of explorer, Percy Fawcett. It follows his exploration into the deep of the Amazon, and the mystery shrouding his demise.
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, among others
Nicola Yoon’s novel tells the tale of a young girl confined to her home because of a debilitating disease. She ultimately ends up falling in love with her neighbor as they begin to communicate through email.
Starring: Amandla Stenberg, among others
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
The fourth adaptation in the series, the original books were written by Jeff Kinney. This time, we are taken on an adventure when Greg urges his family to go meet his grandfather on a road trip, but he actually wants to attend a gaming convention nearby.
Starring: Jason Drucker, among others
The funny story written by Dave Pilkey about two school boys who are bored and end up turning their Principal into an imaginary superhero, just for fun. The animated movie is going to be a thrill!
Starring: Kevin Hart, Nick Kroll, Kristen Schaal, among others
Stephen King writes some seriously scary stories. This one is about a clown called Pennywise who terrifies the children in Maine, until a group of them decide to fight back.
Starring: Bill Skarsgård, among others
The Mountain Between Us
The riveting tale by Charles Martin is about a plane that crash lands and ultimate survival of those that last.
Starring: Kate Winslet, Idris Elba, among others
The Jason Matthews thriller about a honey pot Russian who is planted to gain information from a CIA agent.
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Irons, among others
Murder On The Orient
One of Agatha Christie’s most famous novels is getting its second adaptation on the big screen. We once again get to follow Belgian sleuthe, Hercule Poirot.
Starring: Dame Judi Dench, Daisy Ridley, Johnny Depp, among others