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Recent Popular Adaptations (Total Adaptations: 65)
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.
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.
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,
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.
Comedy drama based on the novel of the same name by Garth Stein. The story centers on a family dog named Enzo (Kevin Costner), who evaluates his life through the lessons he has learned from his human owner, a race car driver named Denny Swift (Milo Ventimiglia). The cast also includes Amanda Seyfried, Kathy Baker, Martin Donovan and Gary Cole.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Can You Keep a Secret? (2019)
Romantic comedy directed by Elise Duran based on the novel of same name by Sophie Kinsella. The story centers on Emma Corrigan (Alexandra Daddario), who on a turbulent plane ride, thinking she’s about to die, spills her secrets to the handsome stranger, Jack Harper (Tyler Hoechlin), sitting next to her. At least, she thought he was a stranger, but then she find out later that he’s her company’s young and elusive CEO, and he knows every single humiliating detail about her. The cast also includes Sunita Mani, David Ebert, Kimiko Glenn, Laverne Cox and Judah Friedlander.
Musical fantasy based on the poetry collection “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T. S. Eliot. The story centers on a tribe of cats called the Jellicles, who must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life. The cast includes Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, Jason Derulo and Francesca Hayward.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Horror based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, written and directed by Mike Flanagan. Years following the events of “The Shining”, the story follows an adult Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor), who remains traumatized by the sinister events that occurred at the Overlook Hotel when he was a child and dealing with alcoholism like his father did. He soon finds a new purpose when he forms a psychic connection with Abra (Kyliegh Curran), a girl who shares his shining ability and tries to protect her from a cult known as The True Knot who prey on children with powers to remain immortal. The cast also includes Rebecca Ferguson, Cliff Curtis, Bruce Greenwood, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind and Carl Lumbly.
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.
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.
Family fantasy based on the character Doctor Dolittle created by Hugh Lofting in a series of his children’s books. The story centers on famed doctor and veterinarian, Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.), who turns to treating animals because of his love for all creatures. When Dolittle discovers he can communicate with the animals, he embarks on a fantastical adventure. The cast also includes Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Harry Collett, Jessie Buckley, Emma Thompson, Tom Holland, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, and Octavia Spencer.
Earthquake Bird (2019)
Mystery drama based on the novel of the same name by Susanna Jones. Set in the 1980s Tokyo, the story follows young ex-pat, Lucy Fly (Alicia Vikander), haunted by a painful past, who enters into an intense relationship with a troubled local photographer, Teiji (Naoki Kobayashi). Then Lucy’s imperturbable exterior begins to crack when a naive newcomer, Lily Bridges (Riley Keough), becomes entangled in their lives and ends up missing, suspected dead.
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.
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.
Drama adapted from the novel of the same name by Donna Tartt. The story centers on Theodore “Theo” Decker (Ansel Elgort), who as a child survives a terrorist bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, an attack that kills his mother. Confused, in the rubble of the tragedy, he steals a priceless piece of art known as The Goldfinch. From there, he tumbles through a series of adventures that finds him living in Las Vegas with his alcoholic father, and later, involved in art forgeries. The cast includes Oakes Fegley, Aneurin Barnard, Finn Wolfhard, Sarah Paulson, Luke Wilson, Jeffrey Wright and Nicole Kidman.
Thriller directed by Bill Condon based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Searle. The story centers on seasoned conman Roy Courtnay (Ian McKellen), who finds himself growing to care for the widow, Betty McLeish (Helen Mirren), he orchestrated his latest scheme against after meeting her online. The cast also includes Russell Tovey, Jim Carter, Mark Lewis Jones and Laurie Davidson.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the Tall Grass (2019)
Horror drama based on the novella of the same name by Stephen King and Joe Hill. The story follows siblings Becky and Cal (Laysla De Oliveira and Avery Whitte), who after hearing the cries of a young boy lost within a field of tall grass, they venture in to rescue him, only to become ensnared themselves by a sinister force that quickly disorients and separates them. Cut off from the world and unable to escape the field’s tightening grip, they soon discover that the only thing worse than getting lost is being found. The cast also includes Patrick Wilson, Harrison Gilbertson, Rachel Wilson, and Will Buie Jr.
Sci-fi horror based on the novel of the same name by H. G. Wells. The story centers on, Cecilia (Elisabeth Moss), who after her abusive ex-boyfriend commits suicide, begins to rebuild her life for the better. However, her sense of reality is put into question when she begins to suspect her former boyfriend is not actually dead as she had thought. The cast includes Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Storm Reid, Aldis Hodge, and Harriet Dyer.
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.
Supernatural horror sequel directed by Andy Muschietti based on the novel “It” by Stephen King. The story is set twenty-seven years after the events of 1989, which brings back together The Losers Club, who had long since gone their separate ways, as evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine. The cast includes James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Jay Ryan, Isaiah Mustafa, James Ransone and Andy Bean.
Dark comedy written and directed by Taika Waititi, based on the book “Caging Skies” by Christine Leunens. Set during World War II, an awkward young German boy, Jojo “Rabbit” Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis), whose only ally is his imaginary friend Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), has his naïve patriotism tested when he finds out his mother, Rosie (Scarlett Johansson), is hiding a Jewish girl, Elsa Korr (Thomasin McKenzie), in their home, upending his world views. The cast also includes Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allen and Sam Rockwell.
Bio-drama based on the memoir “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” by Bryan Stevenson. Based on a true story set against a backdrop of a corrupt judicial system which favors the death penalty and targets the poor, we follow world-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) as he recounts his experiences and details the case of a condemned death row prisoner, Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), whom he fought to free. The cast also includes Brie Larson, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Rob Morgan, Rafe Spall, and Tim Blake Nelson.
The Kitchen (2019)
Crime drama based on the graphic novel of the same name by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle. The story centers on the wives of Irish mobsters, Kathy Brennan (Melissa McCarthy), Ruby O’Carroll (Tiffany Haddish), and Claire Walsh (Elisabeth Moss), who take over organized crime operations in the 1970s in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood after the FBI arrests their husbands. The cast also includes Domhnall Gleeson, James Badge Dale, Brian d’Arcy James, Margo Martindale and Bill Camp.
Bio-drama directed by Steven Soderbergh based on the book “Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite” by Jake Bernstein. The story centers on Ellen Martin (Meryl Streep), who investigates an insurance fraud, chasing leads to a pair of Panama City law partners, Jürgen Mossack (Gary Oldman) and Ramón Fonseca (Antonio Banderas), exploiting the world’s financial system. The cast also includes Jeffrey Wright, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Cromwell, and Sharon Stone.
Period drama film written and directed by Greta Gerwig, based on the novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott. The story follows the March sisters: Jo (Saoirse Ronan), Meg (Emma Watson), Amy (Florence Pugh), and Beth (Eliza Scanlen), in post-Civil War America. The cast also includes Timothée Chalamet, Laura Dern, James Norton, Louis Garrel, Bob Odenkirk, Chris Cooper, Abby Quinn and Meryl Streep.
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.
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.
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.
Crime drama written and directed by Edward Norton based on the novel of the same name by Jonathan Lethem. Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, the story follows Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton), a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette’s Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna (Bruce Willis). The cast also includes Willem Dafoe, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Leslie Mann, and Bobby Cannavale.
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.
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.
Official Secrets (2019)
Political thriller directed by Gavin Hood based on the book “The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War” by Marcia and Thomas Mitchell. It tell the true story of British Intelligence whistleblower Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The cast also includes Matt Smith, Matthew Goode, Adam Bakri, Ralph Fiennes, Indira Varma, Conleth Hill and Tamsin Greig.
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.
Comedy drama based on the novel “David Copperfield” by Charles Dickens. The story follows orphan David Copperfiel (Dev Patel), from infancy to adulthood as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England. As David sets out to be a writer, in his quest for family, friendship, romance and status, the story of his life is the most seductive tale of all. The cast also includes Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw, Paul Whitehouse, Gwendoline Christie and Benedict Wong.
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.
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.
Bio-drama based on the graphic novel “Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Falloutby” Lauren Redniss. A story of the scientific and romantic passions of Marie (Rosamund Pike) and Pierre Curie (Sam Riley), and the reverberation of their discoveries throughout the 20th century.
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.
Bio-thriller drama based on the book “Mossad Exodus” by Gad Shimron. Based on true events, where a group of international agents and brave Ethiopians, who in the early 80s, used a deserted holiday retreat in Sudan as a front to smuggle thousands of refugees to Israel. The cast includes Chris Evans, Michael K. Williams, Michiel Huisman, Haley Bennett, Alessandro Nivola, Greg Kinnear and Ben Kingsley.
Action thriller based on his novel of the same name by Mark Burnell. The story centers on Stephanie Patrick (Blake Lively), a woman who seeks to uncover the truth behind a plane crash that killed her family, she was also meant to be on the flight. After she discovers that the crash was not accidental, she embarks on a mission to track down those responsible by assuming the identity of an assassin. The cast also includes Jude Law, Max Casella, and Sterling K. Brown.
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.
Family fantasy based on the novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The story follows young orphaned Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx), who after being sent to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven (Colin Firth), begins to uncover family secret through the exposure to a wondrous secret garden, lost in the grounds of Misselthwaite Manor. The cast also includes Julie Walters, Edan Hayhurst, Amir Wilson, Isis Davis, and Maeve Dermody.
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.
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.
Supernatural horror adapted from the 1898 horror novella “The Turn of the Screw” by Henry James. The story follows a young nanny, Kate (Mackenzie Davis), who is hired to take care of two orphans, Flora (Brooklynn Prince) and Miles (Finn Wolfhard), and she starts to believe that their country mansion is haunted.
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.
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.
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.
Psychological horror written and directed by Babak Anvari, based on the novella “The Visible Filth” by Nathan Ballingrud. The story follows a New Orleans bartender, Will (Armie Hammer), whose life begins to unravel after discovering a phone left behind at his bar that leads to a series of disturbing and inexplicable events. The cast also includes Dakota Johnson, Zazie Beetz, Karl Glusman, and Brad William Henke.
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.
Total Adaptations: 65