Interested in finding out which upcoming new movies are based on books? Start browsing our list of current movie adaptations, it may even encourage you to decide on the next book you want to add to you reading list.
Take note that this is by no means a definitive list and will be regularly updated as and when new movies are being announced. Also, if you click on the text links and images below you will be taken to Amazon to provide more detail on the book.
Recent Popular Adaptations
Coming of age comedy drama based on the novel of the same name by Judy Blume. The story follows sixth-grader Margaret (Abby Ryder Fortson) who moves from New York City to the suburbs of New Jersey and has to navigates new friends, feelings, and the beginning of adolescence. The cast also includes Rachel McAdams, Benny Safdie, and Kathy Bates.
Fantasy spy action thriller based on the novel of the same name by first-time author Elly Conway. The story centers on Elly Conway (Bryce Dallas Howard), a best-selling author who discovers that her popular spy stories that feature secret agent Argylle (Henry Cavill), have somehow began reflecting reality. The cast also includes Sam Rockwell, Henry Cavill, John Cena, Dua Lipa, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, and Samuel L. Jackson.
The Beanie Bubble (2023)
Bio-comedy drama based on the book “The Great Beanie Baby Bubble” by Zac Bissonnette. The story follows frustrated toy salesman Ty Warner (Zach Galifianakis), whose collaboration with three women turned his stuffed animals into a defining ’90s trend. The cast also includes Elizabeth Banks, Sarah Snook, and Geraldine Viswanathan.
Drama inspired by the photo-book of the same name by Danny Lyon. The story follows the rise of a Midwestern motorcycle club through the lives of its members as the club evolves over the course of a decade from a gathering place for local outsiders into a more sinister gang, threatening the original group’s unique way of life. The cast includes Tom Hardy, Jodie Comer, Austin Butler, Michael Shannon, Mike Faist, Norman Reedus, and Boyd Holbrook.
Supernatural horror based on the short story of the same name by Stephen King. The story follows teenager Sadie Harper (Sophie Thatcher) and her little sister Sawyer (Vivien Lyra Blair), who still reeling from the tragic death of their mother, find themselves plagued by a sadistic presence in their house and struggle to get their grieving father, Will (Chris Messina), to pay attention before it is too late.
Butcher’s Crossing (2023)
Western drama based on the novel of the same name by John Williams. The story follows Will Andrews (Fred Hechinger) who has left Harvard to find adventure. He teams up with Miller (Nicolas Cage), a mysterious frontiersman offering an unprecedented number of buffalo pelts in a secluded valley. Their crew must survive an arduous journey where the harsh elements will test everyone’s resolve, leaving their sanity on a knife’s edge.
Children of the Corn (2023)
Supernatural slasher based on Stephen King’s short story of the same name. The story follows twelve-year-old Eden (Kate Moyer), who after being possessed by a spirit in a dying cornfield, recruits the other children in her small town to rise up and take control, killing anyone who opposes her. A bright high schooler who won’t go along with the plan is the town’s only hope of survival.
Musical period drama adapted from the novel of the same name by Alice Walker. The story follows Celie (Fantasia Barrino), a Black Southern woman in the early 20th century who is abused by her father and husband. The cast also includes Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, Taraji P. Henson, H.E.R, and Halle Bailey.
Desperation Road (2023)
Noir thriller based on the novel of the same name by Michael Farris Smith. Set in a small Mississippi town, the story follows a woman (Willa Fitzgerald) and her young daughter who are caught in the crossfire when whiskey, guns, and the desire for revenge violently intersect. The cast also includes Mel Gibson and Garrett Hedlund.
Drama based on the book of the same name by Pauls Toutonghi. Inspired by a true story in which after a young man, Fielding Marshall (John Berchtold), and his beloved dog, Gonker, are separated on the Appalachian Trail, he and his father, John (Rob Lowe), must begin a desperate search to find him before it’s too late.
Bio-comedy drama based on the book “The Antisocial Network” by Ben Mezrich. Based on a true story that follows a group of rag-tag amateur investors from the Reddit page, Wall Street Bets, who band together in a David-vs-Goliath GameStop short squeeze that crushes one of the biggest hedge funds on Wall Street and upends the establishment. The cast includes Paul Dano, Pete Davidson, Vincent D’Onofrio, America Ferrera, Nick Offerman, Anthony Ramos, Sebastian Stan, Shailene Woodley, and Seth Rogen.
Sci-fi adventure sequel, the second of a two-part adaptation of the novel “Dune” by Frank Herbert. The story continues the journey of Paul Atreide (Timothée Chalamet) as he unites with Chani (Zendaya) and the Fremen while seeking revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future that only he can predict. The cast also includes Rebecca Ferguson, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Christopher Walken, Léa Seydoux, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsgård, and Dave Bautista.
The End We Start From (2023)
Drama based on the novel of the same name by Megan Hunter. The story centers on a new mother (Jodie Comer), who after an ecological crisis, she and her baby abandon their home in flooded London and flee northwards. The cast also includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Fry, Katherine Waterston, Gina McKee, Nina Sosanya, and Mark Strong.
Bio drama based on the biography “Enzo Ferrari: The Man and the Machine” by Brock Yates. The story centers on automotive mogul Enzo Ferrari (Adam Driver), whose family redefined the idea of the high-powered Italian sports car and practically spawned the concept of Formula One racing. The cast also includes Penélope Cruz, Shailene Woodley, Sarah Gordon, Gabriel Leone, Jack O’Connell, and Patrick Dempsey.
Flamin’ Hot (2023)
Bio-comedy drama based on the memoir “A Boy, a Burrito and a Cookie: From Janitor to Executive” by Richard Montanez. The story centers on Richard Montanez (Jesse Garcia), the son of a Mexican immigrant, a janitor at Frito Lay who claimed to to be the mastermind behind the creation of the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. The cast also includes Annie Gonzalez, Dennis Haysbert, and Tony Shalhoub.
Sci-fi thriller based on the novel of the same name by Iain Reid. The story centers on couple Hen and Junior (Paul Mescal and Saoirse Ronan), whose quiet life at their farm is thrown into turmoil when an uninvited stranger, Terrance (Aaron Pierre), shows up at their door with a startling proposal.
Happiness For Beginners (2023)
Romance comedy drama based on the novel of the same name by Katherine Center. The story centers on Helen (Ellie Kemper), who has always lived her life as far from the edge as possible. Finding herself newly divorced and a little lost, Helen decides she needs a reset and signs up for the survival course “Adventure of a Lifetime” hiking the Appalachian Trail with a group of strangers. From the beginning, Helen’s plan to be the best hiker is tested and she finds more than just herself in the wilderness. The cast also includes Luke Grimes, Nico Santos, Blythe Danner, Ben Cook, Shayvawn Webster, Esteban Benito, Gus Birney and Julia Shiplett.
Horror thriller based on “Hallowe’en Party” by Agatha Christie. The story follows a retired Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) living in exile in Venice. However, when Poirot reluctantly attends a séance, and one of the guests is murdered, it is up to the former detective to once again uncover the killer. The cast also includes Jamie Dornan, Tina Fey, Kelly Reilly, and Michelle Yeoh.
Dystopian action adventure prequel based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins. Set years before the events of the Hunger Games trilogy. The story centers on 18 year-old Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth), who is the last hope for his fading lineage. He sees a chance for a change in his fortunes when he is chosen to be a mentor for the Tenth Hunger Games, only to have his elation dashed when he is assigned to mentor the girl tribute, Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler), from impoverished District 12. The cast also includes Peter Dinklage, Hunter Schafer, Josh Andrés Rivera, Jason Schwartzman, and Viola Davis.
Noir action thriller based on the graphic novel series of the same name written by Alexis Nolent and illustrated by Luc Jacamon. The story follows a killer (Michael Fassbender) who is solitary, cold, methodical, and unencumbered by scruples or regrets, waiting in the shadows, watching for his next target. Yet, the longer he waits, the more he thinks he’s losing his mind, if not his cool.
Western crime drama based on the non-fiction book “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann. The story centers on the members of the Osage tribe in northeastern Oklahoma who are murdered under mysterious circumstances in the 1920s, sparking a major FBI investigation involving J. Edgar Hoover. The cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Jesse Plemons, Lily Gladstone, Robert De Niro, Brendan Fraser, and John Lithgow.
Horror thriller based on the novel “The Cabin at the End of the World” by Paul G. Tremblay. The story follows a young girl, Wen (Kristen Cui), and her parents, Eric and Andrew (Ben Aldridge and Jonathan Groff), who while vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake, are taken hostage by armed strangers who demand that the family make a choice to avert the apocalypse. The cast also includes, Dave Bautista, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Abby Quinn, and Rupert Grint.
Landscape with Invisible Hand (2023)
Sci-fi drama based on the novel of the same name by M. T. Anderson. The story follows two teens, Adam Campbell and Chloe Marsh (Asante Blackk and Kylie Rogers), who hatch a risky plan to save their families when an occupying alien species bureaucratic rule and advanced technology leaves most of Earth impoverished and unemployed. The cast also includes Tiffany Haddish, Josh Hamilton, and Michael Gandolfini.
Supernatural horror based on the chapter “The Captain’s Log”, from Bram Stoker novel “Dracula”. The story centers on the merchant ship Demeter as Dracula’s unholy presence dooms the crew as it sails from Carpathia to London. The cast includes Corey Hawkins, Aisling Franciosi, Liam Cunningham, David Dastmalchian, and Javier Botet.
A Little White Lie (2023)
Comedy based on novel “Shriver” by Chris Belden. The story follows Shriver (Michael Shannon), a down-on-his-luck handyman who has never read a book in his life, but is mistaken for a famous reclusive writer. With nothing to lose, he accepts an invitation to attend a college literary festival and finds himself surrounded by adoring fans and an English professor, Simone Cleary (Kate Hudson), who captures his heart. Shriver must do whatever it takes for his shot at love. The cast also includes Zach Braff, Kate Linder, Aja Naomi King, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and Don Johnson.
Love at First Sight (2023)
Romantic drama based on the novel “The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight” by Jennifer E Smith. The story centers on Hadley and Oliver (Haley Lu Richardson and Ben Hardy), who begin to fall for each other on their flight from New York to London. The probability of ever finding each other again seems impossible, but love, and London, may have a way of defying the odds. The cast also includes Jameela Jamil, Rob Delaney, Dexter Fletcher, and Sally Phillips.
Animated fantasy adventure based on the novel of the same name by Kate DiCamillo. The story centers on young Peter (Noah Jupe), who sets out to find his missing sister, Adel (Pixie Davies). He asks a fortune teller if she is still alive and she advises him to find a magician with an elephant. Peter must then complete three difficult tasks, also giving hope to his entire town along the way. The cast also includes Benedict Wong, Brian Tyree Henry, Aasif Mandvi, Cree Summer, Lorraine Toussaint, Mandy Patinkin, Miranda Richardson, and Dawn French.
Crime thriller based on the novel “The Black-Eyed Blonde” by John Banville. Set in late 1930’s which follows Detective Phillip Marlowe (Liam Neeson), who becomes embroiled in an investigation with a wealthy family in Bay City, California after a glamorous heiress, Clare Cavendish (Diane Kruger), hires him to find her former lover. The cast also includes Jessica Lange, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Alan Cumming, and Danny Huston.
The Marsh King’s Daughter (2023)
Psychological thriller based on the novel of the same name by Karen Dionne. The story centers on Helena (Daisy Ridley), whose seemingly ordinary life hides a dark and dangerous truth, her estranged father is the infamous Marsh King (Ben Mendelsohn), the man who kept her and her mother captive in the wilderness for years. When her father escapes from prison, Helena must confront her past. Knowing that he will hunt for her and her family, Helena must find the strength to face her demons and outmaneuver the man who taught her everything she knows about surviving in the wild. The cast also includes Garrett Hedlund, Caren Pistorius, Brooklynn Prince, and Gil Birmingham.
Action adventure horror sequel based on the novel “The Trench” by Steve Alten. The story follows Jonas (Jason Statham), as he and action star Wu Jing lead an underwater journey to the bottom of the ocean to investigate new creatures, before taking on a trio of sharks at a tourist destination at sea level. The cast also includes Shuya Sophia Cai, Page Kennedy, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Skyler Samuels, Sienna Guillory, and Cliff Curtis.
Animated sci-fi fantasy based on graphic novel of the same name by ND Stevenson. The story follows Ballister Boldheart (Riz Ahmed), a knight in a futuristic medieval world, who after being framed for a crime he didn’t commit, the only one who can help him prove his innocence is Nimona (Chloë Grace Moretz), a mischievous teen with a taste for mayhem, who also happens to be a shapeshifting creature Ballister has been sworn to destroy.
Bio-sports drama based on the autobiography “Find a Way” by Diana Nyad. Tells the rue story of athlete Diana Nyad (Annette Bening) who, at the age of 60, and with the help of her best friend and coach, Bonnie Stoll (Jodie Foster), commits to achieving her life-long dream, a110 mile open ocean swim from Cuba to Florida.
One True Loves (2023)
Romantic comedy adapted from the novel of the same name by Taylor Jenkins Reid. The story follows Emma (Phillipa Soo), who is married to her high school sweetheart, Jesse (Luke Bracey). However, when Jesse disappears in a helicopter crash, Emma is destroyed and moves back to Massachusetts in an effort to mend her life back together. Four years later, Emma runs into her old best friend, Sam (Simu Liu), who has always been secretly in love with her, and they become inseparable. Newly engaged, it feels like Emma’s second chance at happiness is finally here. Until an unexpected phone call changes her world forever again. Jesse is alive! Completely torn, Emma must now choose between a husband and a fiancé.
Bio-drama based on the book “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer” by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin. Based on the story of theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy), who is credited with being the “father of the atomic bomb” for his role in the Manhattan Project, the World War II undertaking that developed the first nuclear weapons. The ensemble cast includes Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Rami Malek, Kenneth Branagh, and Gary Oldman.
Drama based on the novel “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” by Isabel Wilkerson. The story turns Isabel Wilkerson (Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor) into a real character and follows her as she grapples with a personal tragedy and sets herself on the path to write the book, finding beauty and bravery along the way. The cast also includes Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga, Audra McDonald, Nick Offerman, Blair Underwood, and Connie Nielsen.
Crime drama based on the book of the same name by Evan Hughes. The story follows Liza Drake (Emily Blunt), a single mom who after losing her job, and struggling to raise her daughter (Chloe Coleman), takes a job out of desperation working at a failing pharmaceutical startup where she soon finds herself at the center of a criminal conspiracy with deadly consequences. The cast also includes Chris Evans, Andy García, Catherine O’Hara, Jay Duplass, Brian d’Arcy James, and Chloe Coleman.
The Perfect Find (2023)
Romantic comedy based on the book of the same name by Tia Williams. The story centers on Jenna (Gabrielle Union) whose fashion editor’s career comeback hits a snag when she learns Eric (Keith Powers), the charming young stranger she kissed at a party is her new coworker, and her boss’s son. The cast also includes Gina Torres, La La Anthony, and Aisha Hinds.
Perfect Addiction (2023)
Romantic action sports drama based on the book of the same name by Claudia Tan. The story follows MMA trainer Sienna Lane (Kiana Madeira) who discovers that her boyfriend, Jax (Matthew Noszka), the MMA underground champion, has been cheating on her with her own sister. She sets out to get revenge by training the one man capable of dethroning him, his arch-nemesis Kayden Williams (Ross Butler).
Live-action fantasy adventure based on the novel “Peter and Wendy” by J.M. Barrie. The story follows a young girl, Wendy (Ever Anderson), who, defying her parents wishes to attend boarding school, travels with her two younger brothers, John and Michael (Joshua Pickering and Jacobi Jupe), to the magical Neverland. There, she meets Peter Pan (Alexander Molony), a boy who refuses to grow up, a tiny fairy, Tinker Bell (Yara Shahidi), and an evil pirate captain, Captain Hook (Jude Law), and they soon find themselves on a thrilling and dangerous adventure far, far away from their family and the comforts of home.
Sci-fi romance based on the novel of the same name by Alasdair Gray. The story follows the fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter (Emma Stone), a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe). Under Baxter’s protection, Bella is eager to learn and see more of the world. Bella then runs off with debauched lawyer, Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo) on an adventure across the continents.
Supernatural horror based on the memoirs “An Exorcist Tells His Story” and “An Exorcist: More Stories” by Gabriele Amorth. Inspired by the real files of Father Gabriele Amorth (Russell Crowe), Chief Exorcist of the Vatican, the story follows Amorth and his experiences battling Satan and demons that had clutched people in their evil.
The Portable Door (2023)
Fantasy drama adapted from the first book of the same name by Tom Holt from his book series. The story follows Paul Carpenter (Patrick Gibson) and Sophie Pettingel (Sophie Wilde), interns who begin working at the mysterious London firm J.W. Wells & Co., and become increasingly aware that their employers are anything but conventional, including CEO Humphrey Wells (Christoph Waltz), and middle manager Dennis Tanner (Sam Neill), disrupting the world of magic by bringing modern corporate strategy to ancient magical practices.
Bio-drama based on the memoir “Elvis and Me” by Priscilla Presley and Sandra Harmon. The story follows the relationship between Priscilla (Cailee Spaeny) and Elvis Presley (Jacob Elordi) and their long courtship and turbulent marriage, from a German army base to his dream-world estate at Graceland.
Rare Objects (2023)
Drama based on the book of the same name by Kathleen Tessaro. The story follows young woman, Benita (Julie Mayorga), who seeks to rebuild her life when she takes work at a New York City antique shop. The cast also includes Katie Holmes, Alan Cumming, Derek Luke, and Saundra Santiago.
Red, White, & Royal Blue (2023)
Romantic comedy based on the novel of the same name by Casey McQuiston. The story follows Alex (Taylor Zakhar Perez), the president’s son, and Britain’s Prince Henry (Nicholas Galitzine), whose long-running feud threatens to drive a wedge in US-British relations. When the rivals are forced into a staged truce, their icy relationship begins to thaw and the friction between them sparks something deeper than they ever expected. The cast also includes Uma Thurman, Clifton Collins Jr., Stephen Fry, Sarah Shahi, and Ellie Bamber.
Historical action drama based on the “The Saxon Stories” by Bernard Cornwell. The movie serves as the finale to the tv series The Last Kingdom. The story follows Uhtred of Bebbanburg (Alexander Dreymon) and his comrades as they adventure once again across the kingdom attempting to form a united England in the wake of King Edward’s death. The cast also includes Harry Gilby, Mark Rowley, and Arnas Fedaravicius.
Sitting in Bars with Cake (2023)
Drama based on the book of the same name by Audrey Shulman. Inspired by true events, the story follows best friends Jane (Yara Shahidi) and Corinne (Odessa A’zion) navigating life in LA in their twenties. Corinne, the ultimate extrovert, convinces her shy home baker best friend Jane to commit to a year of baking cakes and bringing them to bars, with the goal of meeting people and developing confidence, known as “cakebarring”. However, during their year of “cakebarring”, Corinne receives a life-altering diagnosis, and the pair face a challenge unlike anything they’ve experienced before. The cast also includes Ron Livingston and Bette Midler.
You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah (2023)
Comedy drama based on the novel of the same name by Fiona Rosenbloom. The story follows BFFs Stacy and Lydia (Sunny Sandler and Samantha Lorraine), who’ve always dreamed about having epic bat mitzvahs. But things start to go comically awry when a popular boy and middle school drama threatens their friendship and their rite of passage. The case also includes Adam Sandler, Idina Menzel, Jackie Sandler, Sadie Sandler, and Luis Guzmán.
War drama based on the graphic novel of the same name by R. J. Palacio. Spin-off sequel and prequel to the film Wonder (2017), the story follows Julian Albans (Bryce Gheisar), who has left Beecher Prep for good, and he is visited by his grandmother (Helen Mirren) from Paris, who tells him stories of her childhood as a young Jewish girl, Sara (Ariella Glaser), in Nazi-occupied France during World War II, while being hidden from the Nazis by a distant classmate and his parents. The cast also includes Gillian Anderson, and Orlando Schwerdt.