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Recent Popular Adaptations   (Total Adaptations: 68)


12 Strong (2018)

War drama inspired by true events based on the book “Horse Soldiers” by Doug Stanton. The story is based after the September 11 attacks on and follows Captain Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth) and his small band of U.S. Special Forces soldiers (Michal Shannon, Michael Pena, and Trevante Rhodes) as they are sent into Afghanistan to hunt down the Taliban terrorists and their Al Qaeda brethren for orchestrating and executing the attack on the United States in 2001.

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Adrift (2018)

Romantic drama based on true events adapted from the novel “Red Sky in Mourning: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea” by Tami Oldham Ashcraft and Susea McGearhart. The story centers on two lovers, Tami Oldham (Shailene Woodley) and Richard Sharp (Sam Claflin), who set out to sea and gets caught in one of the most devastating hurricanes in history.

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The Aftermath (2019)

Period drama based upon a novel of the same name by Rhidian Brook. The story is set in postwar Germany in 1946 and follows a British colonel, Lewis Morgan (Jason Clarke) and his wife, Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley),  ho are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German, Stefan Lubert (Alexander Skarsgård), who previously owned the house. The cast also includes Alexander Scheer, Fionn O’Shea, Kate Phillips and Jannik Schümann.

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Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

Sci-fi action based on Yukito Kishiro’s Battle Angel Alita manga in which the story is set in a dystopian future and follows cyborg, Alita (Rosa Salazar), who is found by scientist, Dr. Dyson Ido (Christoph Waltz), and decides to repair her and take her under his wings. She cannot remember who she is, or where she came from. Dr. Ido however discovers the truth. She is the one being who can break the cycle of death and destruction. But to accomplish her true purpose, she must fight and kill. The cast also includes Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, Keean Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez,

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Annihilation (2018)

Sci-fi drama based on the book of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer. The story centers on an expedition made up of a biologist (Natalie Portman), an anthropologist (Gina Rodriguez), a psychologist (Jennifer Jason Leigh), and a surveyor (Tessa Thompson), who sign up for a dangerous, secret expedition into an environmental disaster zone where the laws of nature don’t apply. The cast also includes Oscar Isaac and David Gyasi.

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Artemis Fowl (2019)

Sci-fi fantasy adventure directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on Eoin Colfer’s novel of the same name. The story follows Artemis Fowl II (Ferdia Shaw), a young Irish criminal mastermind, who kidnaps the fairy LEPrecon officer, Holly Short (Lara McDonnell), for ransom to fund the search for his missing father. The cast also includes Nonso Anozie, Hong Chau, Josh Gad, Judi Dench, Miranda Raison and Tamara Smart.

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Beautiful Boy (2018)

Bio-drama based on the memoir of the same name by David Sheff and “Tweak” by his son Nic Sheff. The story follows the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years. The cast includes Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan, Kaitlyn Dever, Andre Royo, Timothy Hutton, LisaGay Hamilton, Amy Forsyth and Christian Convery.

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The Best of Enemies (2019)

Drama based on the book “The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South” by Osha Gray Davidson. The story follows civil rights activist, Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson), in Durham, North Carolina, who battles with the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) leader C. P. Ellis (Sam Rockwell) for a decade until 1971, when the two agree to co-chair a two-week community meeting to deal with a court-ordered school desegregation decree, which changes both of their lives. The cast also includes Babou Ceesay, Anne Heche, Wes Bentley, Bruce McGill, John Gallagher Jr., and Nick Searcy.

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Bird Box (2018)

Post-apocalyptic horror based on the novel of the same name by Josh Malerman. As a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, in order to survive, a mother, Malorie (Sandra Bullock), must flee with her two children blindfolded down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. The cast also includes Sarah Paulson, Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, Machine Gun Kelly, BD Wong and John Malkovich.

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BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Crime comedy-drama directed by Spike Lee based on the memoir “Black Klansman” by Ron Stallworth. The story follows Stallworth (John David Washington), an African-American police officer in Colorado Springs, Colorado, who works under cover to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan in 1978. Stallworth and his partner, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), risk their lives to penetrate the KKK at its highest levels. The cast also includes Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, Jasper Pääkkönen, Corey Hawkins, Paul Walter Hauser, and Harry Belafonte.

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Boy Erased (2018)

Drama written and directed by Joel Edgerton based on the memoirs of the same name by Garrard Conley. The story centers on Garrard Conley (Lucas Hedges), the son of a Baptist preacher, who is outed to his parents, Marshall and Nancy Conley (Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe), ) at age 19. He is then forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program. It is within the program that Garrard comes into conflict with its head therapist, Victor Sykes (Joel Edgerton).

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Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

Bio-comedy drama based on Lee Israel’s memoir of the same name in which the story follows celebrity biographer, Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy), who after she is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend, Jack (Richard E. Grant), who recently completed a prison sentence for armed robbery.

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Chaos Walking (2019)

Sci-fi thriller directed by Doug Liman based on the novel “The Knife of Never Letting Go”, the first novel of the Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness. The story follows Todd Hewitt (Tom Holland) who lives on the distant planet of New World, has been brought up to believe that the Spackle released a germ that killed all the women and unleashed Noise on the remaining men. After discovering a patch of silence out in the swamp he soon discovers the source of the silence: a girl, named Viola Eade (Daisy Ridley). The cast also includes Mads Mikkelsen, Demián Bichir, Kurt Sutter, Nick Jonas and David Oyelowo.

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Christopher Robin (2018)

Disney’s live-action fantasy inspired by A. A. Milne’s book “Winnie-the-Pooh”. The story centers on Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor), the little boy from the Winnie-the-Pooh stories, who is now all grown up and has lost all sense of imagination. Pooh (Jim Cummings) and his friends re-enter Christopher’s life to help him find it again and rediscover the joys of life. The cast also includes Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Mark Gatiss, Chris O’Dowd, Nick Mohammed, Brad Garrett, Peter Capaldi, Sophie Okonedo and Toby Jones.

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City of Lies (2019)

Bio-crime thriller directed by Brad Furman based on the book “LAbyrinth” by Randall Sullivan. The story follows former LAPD detective, Russell Poole (Johnny Depp), who is working the murder cases of rappers Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. A reporter, “Jack” Jackson (Forest Whitaker), teams up with Poole after nearly two decades to find out the truth. The cast also includes Rockmond Dunbar, Neil Brown Jr., Xander Berkeley, Shea Whigham, Wynn Everett, Toby Huss and Louis Herthum.

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Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

Comedy based on Kevin Kwan’s novel of the same name. The story follows Rachel Chu (Constance Wu), an American-born Chinese economics professor, who travels to her boyfriend Nick’s (Henry Golding) hometown of Singapore for his best friend’s wedding. She then soon discovers Nick is vastly wealthy and he’s perhaps the most eligible bachelor in Asia, and every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down. The cast also includes Gemma Chan, Awkwafina, Michelle Yeoh, Ken Jeong and Chris Pang.

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The Darkest Minds (2018)

Sci-fi thriller based on the young adult novel of same name by Alexandra Bracken. The story is set in the future, after a disease kills 98% of America’s children, the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. 16 year-old Ruby Daly (Amandla Stenberg), escapes her camp and joins a group of other teens on the run from the government. The cast also includes Harris Dickinson, Mandy Moore, Patrick Gibson, Skylan Brooks, Miya Cech, Gwendoline Christie and Golden Brooks.

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A Dog’s Journey (2019)

Family drama sequel based on the book of the same name by W. Bruce Cameron in which the story follows the next chapter. The story is told from the dog, Bailey’s (Josh Gad) perspective, as he finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets. The cast also includes Dennis Quaid, Marg Helgenberger, Betty Gilpin, Henry Lau and Kathryn Prescott.

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A Dog’s Way Home (2019)

Family drama based on the book “A Dog’s Purpose” by W. Bruce Cameron. The story follows the adventure of Bella (Bryce Dallas Howard), a dog who embarks on a 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her owner, Lucas (Jonah Hauer-King), who is an aspiring medical student. The cast also includes Ashley Judd, Edward James Olmos, Alexandra Shipp, Wes Studi, Chris Bauer and Barry Watson.

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Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (2018)

Bio-drama based upon the memoir of the same name by John Callahan. The story follows Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix), who after an all-night bender ends in a catastrophic car accident and becomes paralyzed. In his journey back from rock bottom, his honesty and wicked sense of humor turn out to be his saving grace, as he makes friends with an oddball AA group, finds that love is not beyond his reach, and develops a talent for drawing irreverent and sometimes shocking cartoons. The cast also includes Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black and Mark Webber.

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Fifty Shades Freed (2018)

Erotic romance based on the novel of same name by E. L. James. The story continues to follow Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan), in which they have now married, but Christian’s past comes back to haunt Anastasia. The cast also includes Kim Basinger, Arielle Kebbel, Brant Daugherty, Luke Grimes, Max Martini, Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Rita Ora, Marcia Gay Harden and Tyler Hoechlin.

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First Man (2018)

Bio-drama directed by Damien Chazelle based on the book “First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong” by James R. Hansen. The story centers on the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling), and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. The cast also includes Claire Foy, Corey Stoll, Kyle Chandler, Jason Clarke, Shea Whigham, Christopher Abbott and Jon Bernthal.

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Five Feet Apart (2019)

Teen romantic drama based on the book of the same name by Rachael Lippincott, Tobias Iaconis and Mikki Daughtry. The story follows two teenagers Stella (Haley Lu Richardson) and Wil (Cole Sprouse), who both have cystic fibrosis. Stella’s life is full of routines, boundaries and self-contro, all of which get put to the test when she meets Will. As their connection intensifies, so does the temptation to throw the rules out the window and embrace that attraction.

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The Front Runner (2018)

Dark comedy bio-drama based on the book “All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid”, written by Matt Bai. The story chronicles the rise of American Senator Gary Hart (Hugh Jackman), a Democratic presidential candidate in 1988, and his subsequent fall from grace when media reports surfaced of his extramarital affair with Donna Rice (Sara Paxton). The cast also includes Vera Farmiga, J. K. Simmons, Alfred Molina and Kevin Pollak.

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The Girl in the Spider’s Web (2018)

Crime thriller sequel based on the novel of the same name by David Lagercrantz. The story continues to follow young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Claire Foy) and journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Sverrir Gudnason), who encounter a web of spies, cybercriminals and government corruption. The cast also includes Sylvia Hoeks, Claes Bang, LaKeith Stanfield, Cameron Britton and Stephen Merchant.

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The Grinch (2018)

Animated comedy based on Based on the book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” by Dr. Seuss. The story follows a grumpy Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) as he plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

Period drama based on the novel of the same name by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Following the end of World War II, London writer Juliet Ashton (Lily James) is looking for inspiration for her next book when she forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island after receiving a letter. She becomes drawn into the world of the man, Dawsey Adams (Michiel Huisman), who wrote to her and his friends under Nazi occupation and she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war. The cast also includes Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay, Glen Powell, Katherine Parkinson and Penelope Wilton.

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The Hate U Give (2018)

Crime drama based on the novel of the same name by Angie Thomas. The story centers on Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg), a prep school student who witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood, Khalil (Algee Smith), best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, she must find her voice and decide to stand up for what’s right, which could upend her community and endanger her life. The cast also includes Regina Hall, Anthony Mackie, KJ Apa, Russell Hornsby, Sabrina Carpenter, Issa Rae, Lamar Johnson and Common.

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Hold the Dark (2018)

Thriller based on the novel of the same name by William Giraldi. The story follows retired naturalist and wolf expert Russell Core (Jeffrey Wright), who after the deaths of three children suspected to be by wolves, is hired by the parents, Medora and Vernon Sloane (Riley Keough and Alexander Skarsgård), of a missing six-year-old boy to track down and locate their son in the Alaskan wilderness.

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The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)

Fantasy horror based on the novel of the same name by John Bellairs and illustrated by Edward Gorey. The story follows young orphan Lewis (Owen Vaccaro), who goes to live with his uncle Jonathan (Jack Black), who is a warlock. Lewis then enters into the world of magic and sorcery when he has to aids his uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world. The cast also includes Cate Blanchett, Kyle MacLachlan, Colleen Camp, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Vanessa Anne Williams and Sunny Suljic.

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Hunter Killer (2018)

Action thriller based on the novel “Firing Point” by Don Keith and George Wallace. The story follows an untested American submarine captain teams, headed by Captain Joe Glass (Gerard Butler), with U.S. Navy Seals who are set to rescue the Russian president (Alexander Diachenko), who has been kidnapped by a rogue general. The cast also includes Gary Oldman, Common, Linda Cardellini and Michael Nyqvist.

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If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

Drama directed by Barry Jenkins based on the novel of the same name by James Baldwin. The story centers on a young woman, Tish (Kiki Layne), in Harlem who desperately scrambles to prove her fiancé, Alonzo ‘Fonny’ Hunt (Stephan James), innocent of a crime while carrying their first child. The cast also includes Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach, Dave Franco, Diego Luna, Pedro Pascal, Ed Skrein, Brian Tyree Henry and Regina King.

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I Kill Giants (2018)

Fantasy thriller based on the graphic novel of the same by Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura. The story centers on teenager Barbara Thorson (Madison Wolfe), a loner who struggles through life by escaping into a fantasy life of magic and monsters and lives with her . her older sister, Karen (Imogen Poots). At school, psychologist, Mrs. Mollé (Zoe Saldana), takes an interest in Barbara’s increasingly worrisome behaviour. As she deals with loss and bullying, Barbara’s imagined life begins spilling into her real one and she becomes obsessed with what she sees as her quest: killing giants. It’s only when she’s forced to face the truth and overcome her fears that Barbara is able to confront her demons.

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The Irishman (2019)

Bio-crime drama directed by Martin Scorsese based on the “I Heard You Paint Houses” by Charles Brandt. The story centers on mob hitman Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro), who recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino). The cast also includes Joe Pesci, Anna Paquin, Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano and Harvey Keitel.

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Juliet, Naked (2018)

Comedy-drama based on Nick Hornby’s novel of the same name. The story centers on Annie (Rose Byrne), who is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan (Chris O’Dowd), an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke). When the acoustic demo of Tucker’s hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, its leads to an unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter. The case also includes Jimmy O. Yang and Megan Dodds.

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Kursk (2018)

Drama based on the book “A Time to Die: The Untold Story of the Kursk Tragedy” by acclaimed journalist Robert Moore. The story follows the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster and the governmental negligence that followed. As the sailors fight for survival, their families desperately battle political obstacles and impossible odds to save them. The cast includes Matthias Schoenaerts, Colin Firth, Léa Seydoux, Peter Simonischek, Max von Sydow and Michael Nyqvist.

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Leave No Trace (2018)

Drama film based on the book “My Abandonment” by Peter Rock. The story follows Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), who have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered by a small mistake and they are discovered by the authorities, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland.

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The Little Stranger (2018)

Supernatural period horror based on the novel of same name by Sarah Waters. The story is set in the summer of 1947 and follows Dr. Faraday (Domhnall Gleeson), who meets a woman and her children at Hundreds Hall, a facility where his mother once worked. When Faraday learns that something ominous haunts the family, the family’s story becomes entwined with his own. The cast also includes Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter, Charlotte Rampling and Liv Hill.

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Love, Simon (2018)

Comedy drama based on the novel “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli. The story centers on Simon Spier (Nick Robinson), a 17-year-old closeted gay high school student forced to balance his friends, his family, his email pen pal Blue, and the boy threatening to reveal his true sexuality to the whole school. The cast also includes Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Miles Heizer, Keiynan Lonsdale, Logan Miller, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel and Tony Hale.

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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)

Adventure comedy directed and co-written by Terry Gilliam loosely based on the novel “Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes. The story centers on disillusioned advertising executive, Toby (Adam Driver), who becomes pulled into a world of time jumping fantasy when a Spanish cobbler (Jonathan Pryce) believes him to be Sancho Panza. He gradually becomes unable to tell dreams from reality.

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Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

Historical bio-drama based on the book “My Heart Is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots” by John Guy. The story follows Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan), Queen of France, who attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie), Queen of England, only to find herself condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution. The cast also includes Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, Martin Compston, Brendan Coyle, David Tennant and Guy Pearce.

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Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)

Dystopian action thriller sequel based on the final book of the same name in The Maze Runner trilogy. The story centers on Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) who leads his friends in the search for a cure to a virus that turns people into rampaging zombies. The cast also includes Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Barry Pepper, Will Poulter and Patricia Clarkson.

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The Meg (2018)

Action horror based on the book “Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror” by Steve Alten. The story follows former Naval captain and expert diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham), who is recruited for a deep-sea mission to rescue Chinese scientists under attack from the 70-foot white shark Carcharodon megalodon. The cast also includes Jessica McNamee, Li Bingbing, Winston Chao, Ruby Rose, Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis and Robert Taylor.

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Mortal Engines (2018)

Sci-fi action adventure based on novel of the same name by Philip Reeve. The story is set in a post-apocalyptic world thousands of years in the future after nuclear war has destroyed most of society as we know it. With almost no resources remaining, entire cities have been mounted on wheels and motorized, and prey on one another. Mobile cities battle each other over the world’s few remaining resources. The cast includes Robert Sheehan, Hera Hilmar, Hugo Weaving, Jihae, Leila George, Ronan Raftery, Stephen Lang, Patrick Malahide, Colin Salmon and Regé-Jean Page.

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Mowgli (2018)

Adventure fantasy directed by Andy Serkis based on “The Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling. The story follows young and adventurous human child Mowgli (Rohan Chand) who is raised by wolves and along the way meets Bagheera (Christian Bale), Baloo (Andy Serkis) and other animals while growing up in the jungle. He must face off against a menacing tiger, Shere Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch) as well as his own origins. The cast also includes Matthew Rhys, Freida Pinto, Tom Hollander and Cate Blanchett.

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Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (2019)

Mystery drama based on the book of the same name by Carolyn Keene. The story follows smart high schooler, Nancy Drew (Sophia Lillis), an outsider who struggles to fit into her new home. Nancy makes a couple of close friends who set out with her solve the mystery of the haunting of a local home. The cast also includes Zoe Renee, Mackenzie Graham, Laura Slade Wiggins, Sam Trammell, Linda Lavin and Andrea Anders.

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The Old Man and the Gun (2018)

Comedy crime based on the article in The New Yorker titled “The Old Man and the Gun”, by on David Grann, which was later collected in Grann’s book “The Devil and Sherlock Holmes”. The story is based on the true-life story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), a career criminal and prison escape artist. The cast also includes Sissy Spacek, Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Tika Sumpter, Tom Waits, Elisabeth Moss, Isiah Whitlock, Jr., Keith Carradine and Gene Jones.

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On Chesil Beach (2018)

Period drama adapted by Ian McEwan from his own novel of the same name. The story is set in England early 1960’s and it centers on a young couple, Florence and Edward (Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle), who destroy their marriage because of fear of intimate relations. The cast also includes Anne-Marie Duff, Adrian Scarborough, Emily Watson and Samuel West.

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Papillon (2018)

Bio-drama based on the books “Papillon” and “Banco” by Henri Charrière. The story follows tells French convict Henri Charrière (Charlie Hunnam), nicknamed “Papillon”, who was imprisoned in 1933 and escaped in 1941 with the help of another convict, counterfeiter Louis Dega (Rami Malek). The cast also includes Roland Møller, Tommy Flanagan, Eve Hewson, Michael Socha and Ian Beattie.

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Peter Rabbit (2018)

Live action animated comedy based on the stories of the character of the same name created by Beatrix Potter. The story centers on the mischievous and adventurous Peter Rabbit (James Corden) whose feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates as they rival for the affections of the animal lover, Bea (Rose Byrne), who lives next door. The cast also includes Rose Byrne, Margot Robbie, Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki and Sam Neill.

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Pet Sematary (2019)

Supernatural horror adapted from the novel of the same name by Stephen King. The story follows Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), his wife, Rachel (Amy Seimetz), and their two children Gage and Ellie, move to a rural home where they are welcomed and enlightened about the eerie Pet Sematary located near their home. After the tragedy of their cat being killed by a truck, Louis resorts to burying it in the mysterious pet cemetery, which is definitely not as it seems, as it proves to the Creeds that sometimes, dead is better. The cast also includes John Lithgow, Jeté Laurence, Hugo Lavoie, Lucas Lavoie and Obssa Ahmed.

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The Professor and the Madman (2019)

Drama based on the book of the same name by Simon Winchester. The story centers on Professor James Murray (Mel Gibson), who begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid-19th century and receives over ten thousand entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor (Sean Penn). The cast also includes Ioan Gruffudd, Jeremy Irvine, Natalie Dormer, Steve Coogan and Jennifer Ehle.

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Ready Player One (2018)

Sci-fi adventure based on Ernest Cline’s novel of the same name directed by Steven Spielberg. The story is set in the near future and follows young outcast Wade Owen Watts (Tye Sheridan) who escapes from his bleak surroundings by playing a game called The Oasis, a globally networked virtual utopia where users can lead idyllic alternate lives. When the eccentric billionaire, James Halliday (Mark Rylance), who created the Oasis dies, he offers up his vast fortune as the prize in an elaborate treasure hunt. Wade gets in on the action and finds himself facing off against corporate foes who will go to any lengths to get the money, in both the real world and in The Oasis. The cast also includes Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg and T. J. Miller.

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Red Joan (2019)

Bio-drama thriller based on the novel of the same name by Jennie Rooney, which was inspired by the life of Melita Norwood, the KGB’s longest-serving British spy. The story centers on born Joan Stanley (Judi Dench and Sophie Cookson), a Soviet and communist party sympathizer, who becomes employed as a British government civil servant, and gets recruited by the KGB in the mid 1930s. She successfully transfers nuclear bomb secrets to the Soviet Union, which enables them to keep up with the west in the development of atomic weapons, and remains undetected as a spy for over a half a century. The cast also includes Tom Hughes, Tereza Srbova, Laurence Spellman, Robin Soans, Kevin Fuller, Simon Ludders and Ciarán Owens.

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Red Sparrow (2018)

Spy thriller based on the book of the same name by Jason Matthews. The story centers on ballerina, Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence), who is recruited to ‘Sparrow School’ a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. She is then assigned to seduce a first-tour CIA agent, Nathaniel Nash (Joel Edgerton), who handles the CIA’s most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two officers collide in a charged atmosphere of trade-craft, deception and inevitably forbidden passion that threatens not just their lives but of others as well. The cast also includes Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker and Jeremy Irons.

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

Horror based on the children’s book series of same name by Alvin Schwartz. The story follows a group of kids who face their fears in order to save their town from a series of macabre deaths. The cast includes Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Austin Abrams, Gabriel Rush, Austin Zajur, Natalie Ganzhorn and Dean Norris.

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A Simple Favor (2018)

Mystery thriller adapted from the novel of the same name by Darcey Bell. The story centers on three small-town characters: a mom blogger, Stephanie Ward (Anna Kendrick), her best friend Emily Nelson (Blake Lively), who disappears suddenly, and the Emil’s husband, Sean (Henry Golding). The story is filled with filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge. The cast also includes Rupert Friend, Joshua Satine, Linda Cardellini, Eric Johnson and Jean Smart.

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The Sisters Brothers (2018)

Dark comedy western based on the novel of the same name by Patrick deWitt. The story follows two infamous assassin brothers, Eli and Charlie Sisters (John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix), on the trail of a prospector, Hermann Kermit Warm (Riz Ahmed), who has stolen from their boss. The cast also includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Rutger Hauer, Carol Kane, Rebecca Root and Ian Reddington.

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Spinning Man (2018)

Thriller based on the novel of the same name by George Harrar in which the story follows Evan Birch (Guy Pearce), a professor and family man, known for having many affairs with students. When a female student named Joyce (Odeya Rush) goes missing, crucial evidence makes Evan the prime suspect in Joyce’s disappearance. The cast also includes Pierce Brosnan, Minnie Driver, Alexandra Shipp and Clark Gregg.

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Submergence (2018)

Romantic thriller based on the novel of same name by J. M. Ledgard in which the story revolves around two lovers, Danielle Flinders (Alicia Vikander) and James More (James McAvoy), separated by thousands of miles who think back to their intense romance as they navigate life-or-death situations, with her exploring the ocean floor in a submersible and he held captive by jihadists in Somalia. The cast also includes Alex Hafner, Celyn Jones, Darian Martin, Charlotte Rampling, Harvey Friedman and Audrey Quoturi.

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The Sun Is Also a Star (2019)

Drama based on the young adult novel of the same name written by Nicola Yoon. The story follows Natasha Kingsley (Yara Shahidi), who with her family has less than 24 hours before they are scheduled to be deported from New York to Jamaica. Further complications soon arise when Natasha meets and falls in love with Daniel Bae (Charles Melton), the son of Korean immigrants. Sparks immediately fly between these two strangers, who might never have met had fate not given them a little push. The story explores whether our lives are determined by fate or the random events of the universe.

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Where’d You Go, Bernadette (2019)

Comedy-drama  directed by Richard Linklater based on the book of the same name by Maria Semple. The story follows 15-year-old Bee, who after her after her anxiety-ridden mother, Bernadette (Cate Blanchett), Bee does everything she can to track her down, discovering her troubled past in the process. The cast also includes Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig, Judy Greer, Laurence Fishburne, Troian Bellisario and James Urbaniak.

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The White Crow (2019)

Bio-drama directed by Ralph Fiennes and the story is inspired by the book “Rudolf Nureyev: The Life” by Julie Kavanagh. Rudolf Nureyev (Oleg Ivanko), was the most famous ballet dancer in Russia during the 1950s. The story follows Nureyev’s dangerous defection from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961, despite KGB efforts to stop him. The cast also includes Ralph Fiennes and Louis Hofmann.

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Widows (2018)

Heist thriller directed by Steve McQueen based upon the book of the same name by Lynda La Plante. When four armed robbers are killed in a failed heist attempt, their widows Veronica (Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) have to step up to finish the job to pay the debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. The cast also includes Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Garret Dillahunt, Carrie Coon, Jacki Weaver, Jon Bernthal, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Robert Duvall and Liam Neeson.

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Wildlife (2018)

Drama directed and co-written by Paul Dano based on the novel of the same name by Richard Ford. The story follows teenager Joe (Ed Oxenbould), the only child of Jeanette and Jerry (Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal), a housewife and a golf pro, in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job and his sense of purpose, he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother’s struggle as she tries to keep her head above water.

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A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

Fantasy adventure directed by Ava DuVernay based on the novel of the same name by Madeleine L’Engle. The story centers on Meg Murry (Storm Reid), her brilliant brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe) and their friend Calvin (Levi Miller) as they travel through space and cross dimensions to find their missing scientist father, Dr. Alex Murry (Chris Pine), who discovered a new planet, with the help of a mysterious tesseract. The cast also includes Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peña, André Holland and Zach Galifianakis.

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The Yellow Birds (2018)

War drama and based on the novel of the same name by Kevin Powers. The story follows two young soldiers, Daniel Murphy (Tye Sheridan) and Brandon Bartle (Alden Ehrenreich), who navigate the terrors of the Iraq War under the command of the older, troubled Sergeant Sterling (Jack Huston). All the while, Bartle is tortured by a promise he made to Murphy’s mother, Maureen Murphy (Jennifer Aniston), before their deployment. The cast also includes Toni Collette and Jason Patric.

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You Were Never Really Here (2018)

Thriller based on the novella of the same name by Jonathan Ames, the story centers on tormented law enforcer, Joe (Joaquin Phoenix), who unleashes a storm of violence when he goes on a rescue mission to save a teenage girl, Nina (Ekaterina Samsonov) from a brothel.

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Total Adaptations: 68

 




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