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.
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Recent Popular Adaptations
Romantic drama sequel based on the novel of the same name by Anna Todd’s second book of the After series. We follow Tessa and Hardin (Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin) after the tumultuous beginning to their relationship. When a bombshell revelation is dropped about the origins of their relationship, and Hardin’s mysterious past, Tessa questions if Hardin is really the deep, thoughtful guy she fell in love, or has he been a stranger all along? The cast also includes Dylan Sprouse, Shane Paul McGhie, Candice King, Khadijha Red Thunder, Inanna Sarkis, Samuel Larsen, and Selma Blair.
All the Bright Places (2020)
Romantic drama based on the novel of the same name by Jennifer Niven. The story centers on Violet Markey (Elle Fanning) and Theodore Finch (Justice Smith), who meet and change each other’s lives forever. As they struggle with the emotional and physical scars of their past, they come together, discovering that even the smallest places and moments can mean something. The cast also includes Alexandra Shipp, Keegan-Michael Key, Luke Wilson, and Kelli O’Hara.
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.
A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting (2020)
Family fantasy based on the book series of the same name by Joe Ballarini, who also wrote the screenplay. The story centers on high schooler Kelly Ferguson (Tamara Smart), who is recruited by a secret society of babysitters that protect kids with special powers from monsters, and embarks on a mission to save the boy she’s been babysitting, Jacob Zellman (Ian Ho), on Halloween from the Boogeyman (Tom Felton) and his monsters. The cast also includes Oona Laurence, Troy Leigh-Anne Johnson, Lynn Masako Cheng, Ty Consiglio, Indya Moore, Alessio Scalzotto, and Tamsen McDonough.
Black Beauty (2020)
Disney+ drama based on the novel of the same name by Anna Sewell. In this modern retelling, the story follows a wild horse, Black Beauty, who is rounded up and brought to Birtwick Stables, where she meets spirited teenager Jo Green (Mackenzie Foy). Black Beauty and Jo forge an unbreakable bond which keeps them connected for a lifetime. The film is narrated by Black Beauty who is being voice by Kate Winslet. The cast also includes Claire Forlani, Iain Glen, and Fern Deacon.
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, Cynthia Erivo, Nick Jonas, and David Oyelowo.
Chemical Hearts (2020)
Teen romantic drama based on the novel “Our Chemical Hearts” by Krystal Sutherland. The story follows Henry Page (Austin Abrams), a teenage student who considers himself a hopeless romantic but has never fallen in love. Austin aspires to be editor of the high school newspaper and lives happily focused on his studies to enter a good university, until Grace Town (Lili Reinhart) enters his class. His new partner is not exactly the girl of his dreams, but little by little he falls in love with her when the two children chosen to edit the institute newspaper.
Crime drama based on the novel of the same name by Nico Walker. The story follows Army medic, Cherry (Tom Holland), who suffers from PTSD and becomes addicted to drugs and starts robbing banks to pay for the addiction. The cast also includes Ciara Bravo, Kelli Berglund, Thomas Lennon, Jack Reynor, Michael Rispoli, Jeff Wahlberg, and Michael Gandolfini.
Drama based upon the novel “Fly a Little Higher: How God Answered a Mom’s Small Prayer in a Big Way” by Laura Sobiech. The based on true events story centers on musically gifted seventeen year-old, Zach Sobiech (Fin Argus), who lives with a rare form of bone cancer. We follow his senior year as he navigates the complexities of love, friendship, family, and leaving behind a musical legacy. The cast also includes Sabrina Carpenter, Madison Iseman, Neve Campbell, Tom Everett Scott, and Lil Rel Howery.
Disney’s live-action crime comedy prequel based on the character Cruella de Vil, introduced in the novel “The Hundred and One Dalmatians” by Dodie Smith. The story centers on young fashion designer Estella de Vil (Emma Stone) in 1970’s London, who becomes obsessed with dogs skins, especially Dalmatians, until she eventually becomes a ruthless and terrifying legend known as Cruella. The cast also includes Emma Thompson, Mark Strong, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, Emily Beecham, and Kirby Howell-Baptiste.
Mystery thriller directed by Kenneth Branagh based on the novel of the same name by Agatha Christie. While on holiday in Egypt, world-renowned detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) sets out to find the murderer of a young heiress, Linnet Ridgeway Doyle (Gal Gadot), linked to a mysterious love triangle. The cast also includes Armie Hammer, Emma Mackey, Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Rose Leslie, Sophie Okonedo, and Letitia Wright.
Thriller drama based on the novel of the same name by Donald Ray Pollock. Set in Ohio between the end of World War II and the beginning of the Vietnam War, the story follows various disturbed people who suffer from the damages of the post-war, and crime. The cast includes Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Bill Skarsgård, Riley Keough, Jason Clarke, Sebastian Stan, Haley Bennett, Eliza Scanlen, and Mia Wasikowska.
Historical period drama based on the novel of the same name by John Preston. Inspired by true events which follows archaeologist Basil Brown (Ralph Fiennes), and wealthy widow, Edith Pretty (Carey Mulligan), who discover an ancient Anglo-Saxon burial site while the country is on the brink of World War II. The cast also includes Lily James, Johnny Flynn, Ben Chaplin, and Ken Stott.
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.
Sci-fi adventure based on the novel of the same name by Frank Herbert. The story centers on the son of a noble family, Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), who is entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy. The cast also includes Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem.
Romantic comedy based on the novel of the same name by Jane Austen. The story centers on handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse (Anya Taylor-Joy), who is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along. The cast includes Johnny Flynn, Bill Nighy, Mia Goth, Miranda Hart, Josh O’Connor, and Callum Turner.
Mystery drama based on the book series of the same name by Nancy Springer. The story centers on Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown), Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes (Henry Cavill and Sam Claflin) rebellious teen sister. On the morning of her 16th birthday, Enola wakes to find that her mother, Eudoria Holmes (Helena Bonham Carter), has disappeared, leaving behind an odd assortment of gifts, but no apparent clue as to where she’s gone or why. As her brothers decide to send her off to finishing school, she instead sets off to find her mother on her own, becoming a super-sleuth in her own right.
Flora & Ulysses (2021)
Superhero comedy based on the children’s novel of the same name by Kate DiCamillo. The story centers on a girl named Flora (Matilda Lawler), who is an avid comic book fan and a self-avowed cynic, whose parents have recently separated. After rescuing a squirrel she names Ulysses, Flora is amazed to discover he possesses unique superhero powers. The cast also includes Alyson Hannigan, Ben Schwartz, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, and Danny Pudi.
Horror slasher comedy loosely based on the book “Freaky Friday” by Mary Rodgers. The story centers on seventeen-year-old Millie Kessler (Kathryn Newton), who after swapping bodies with a deranged serial killer, The Butcher (Vince Vaughn), discovers she has less than 24 hours before the change becomes permanent. The cast also includes. The cast also includes Kathryn Newton, Vince Vaughn, Uriah Shelton, Alan Ruck, Katie Finneran, Celeste O’Connor, and Misha Osherovich.
French Exit (2021)
Comedy drama based on the novel of the same name by Patrick deWitt, who also wrote the screenplay. The story follows widowed New York socialite heiress Frances Price (Michelle Pfeiffer), and her aimless son, Malcolm (Lucas Hedges), who move to Paris after she spends the last of her husband’s inheritance. The cast also includes Michelle Pfeiffer, Lucas Hedges, Valerie Mahaffey, Danielle Macdonald, and Imogen Poots.
The Glorias (2020)
Bio-drama based on the book “My Life on the Road” by Gloria Steinem. The story of Gloria Steinem (Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander), from her childhood to her leading role in the women’s liberation movement. The cast also includes Timothy Hutton, Lorraine Toussaint, Janelle Monáe, Bette Midler, and Lorraine Toussaint.
War drama directed by Aaron Schneider based on the novel “The Good Shepherd” by C. S. Forester. Inspired by true events, the story follows US Navy Commander Ernest Krause (Tom Hanks), who has to lead an Allied convoy being stalked by German U-boat wolf packs. The cast also includes Elisabeth Shue, Stephen Graham, and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo.
Drama based on the memoir of the same name written by JD Vance. The story is an exploration of the American Dream and three generations of an Appalachian family as told by its youngest member, JD Vance (Gabriel Basso), a Yale Law student forced to return to his hometown. The cast includes Glenn Close, Amy Adams, Haley Bennett, Freida Pinto, Bo Hopkins, and Owen Asztalos.
Psychological horror directed by Charlie Kaufman based on the novel of the same name by Iain Reid. The story centers on a young woman (Jessie Buckley), who even though is full of misgivings, travels with her new boyfriend, Jake (Jesse Plemons), to his parents’ secluded farm. Upon arriving, she comes to question everything she thought she knew about him, and herself. The cast also includes Toni Collette and David Thewlis.
Intrigo: Dear Agnes (2020)
Thriller based on the book trilogy of the same name by Håkan Nesser. The story follows Agnes (Carla Juri), who after the death of her husband is desperate for money. When she runs into her old friend, Henny (Gemma Chan), who is enraged at her unfaithful spouse, Peter (Jamie Sives), Henny makes Agnes a shocking offer, money to live a better life, if she will murder Peter.
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.
The Last Vermeer (2020)
Period drama based on book “The Man Who Made Vermeers” by Jonathan Lopez. The story follows Joseph Piller (Claes Bang), a Dutch Jew, who after World War II is assigned the task of investigating renowned Dutch artist Han van Meegeren (Guy Pearce) who is accused of selling a valuable painting to the Nazis. But, despite mounting evidence, Piller, with the aid of his assistant, Minna Holberg (Vicky Krieps), becomes increasingly convinced of Han’s innocence and finds himself in the unlikely position of fighting to save his life
Drama based on the novel of the same name by Larry Watson. The story centers on retired sheriff George Blackledge (Kevin Costner) and his wife Margaret (Diane Lane), who are grieving over the death of their son. They set out to find their only grandson, and have to fight to rescue him from a dangerous off-grid family. The cast also includes Lesley Manville, Will Brittain, Jeffrey Donovan, Kayli Carter, and Booboo Stewart.
Romantic fantasy based on a short story of the same name by The Map of Tiny Perfect Things. The story follows two teens, Mark and Margaret (Kyle Allen and Kathryn Newton), who live the same day repeatedly, enabling them to create the titular map. The cast also includes Jermaine Harris, Anna Mikami, Josh Hamilton, Cleo Fraser, and Jorja Fox.
Marry Me (2021)
Romantic comedy based upon the graphic novel of the same name by Bobby Crosby. The story centers on pop superstar Kat Valdez (Jennifer Lopez), who finds out moments before her wedding, before an audience of their fans, that her rock-star fiancé Bastian (Maluma) cheated on her. So in an impulsive moment she marries a random guy, divorced high-school math teacher Charlie Gilbert (Owen Wilson), from the crowd instead. The cast includes Sarah Silverman, John Bradley, Michelle Buteau, and Chloe Coleman.
Legal drama based on the memoir “Guantanamo Diary” by Mohamedou Ould Slahi. The story centers on Mohamedou Ould Salahi (Tahar Rahim), a detainee at the US military’s Guantanamo Bay detention center, who is held without charges for over a decade and seeks help from a defense attorney, Nancy Hollander (Jodi Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley), for his release. The cast also includes Benedict Cumberbatch, and Zachary Levi.
Sci-fi drama directed by George Clooney, based on the novel “Good Morning, Midnight” by Lily Brooks-Dalton. The story centers on Augustine (George Clooney), a scientist in the Arctic, as he tries to prevent the spaceship of Aether, which is humanity’s last hope and future, from returning to Earth. The cast also includes Felicity Jones, Kyle Chandler, David Oyelowo, Demián Bichir, and Tiffany Boone.
Comedy drama directed by Amy Poehler based on the novel of the same name by Jennifer Mathieu. The story centers on shy teenager Vivian (Hadley Robinson), who after feeling fed up with the sexist and toxic status quo at her high school, finds inspiration from her mother’s (Amy Poehler) rebellious past and anonymously publishes a zine that sparks a school-wide, coming of rage revolution. The cast also includes Alycia Pascual-Pena, Nico Hiraga, Josephine Langford, Lauren Tsai, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Ike Barinholtz, and Marcia Gay Harden.
My Salinger Year (2020)
Drama based upon the memoir of the same name by Joanna Rakoff. Set in 1990s New York, the story centers on Joanna (Margaret Qualley), who dreams of being an author but finds it to be a difficult path. So she takes a job as an assistant to J.D. Salinger’s literary agent, Margaret (Sigourney Weaver). While her eccentric and old-fashioned boss tasks her to process Salinger’s voluminous fan mail, she struggles to find her own voice. The cast also includes Douglas Booth, Seána Kerslake, Colm Feore, and Brían F. O’Byrne.
Western drama based on the novel of the same name by Paulette Jiles. The story centers on widowed Civil War veteran Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Tom Hanks), who travels town to town announcing the news of the world to the local population. When he comes upon an orphan girl, Johanna Leonberger (Helena Zengel), who has been raised by the Kiowa tribe, he agrees to deliver her to her aunt and uncle against her will. They travel hundreds of miles and face grave dangers as they search for a place that either can call home. The cast also includes Michael Covino, Fred Hechinger, Neil Sandilands, Thomas Francis Murphy, Mare Winningham, and Elizabeth Marvel.
Drama based on the book “Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century” by Jessica Bruder. The story follows Fern (Frances McDormand), who, after losing everything during the recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad. The cast includes David Strathairn, Linda May, Charlene Swankie, and Bob Wells.
Mysterious thriller directed by M. Night Shyamalan inspired by the graphic novel “Sandcastle” by Pierre Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters. The story centers on a family that are on a tropical holiday, who after discovering a secluded beach it starts to cause them to age rapidly. The cast includes Gael García Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Rufus Sewell, Ken Leung, Alex Wolff, Thomasin McKenzie, and Eliza Scanlen.
Fantasy comedy based on the children’s novel of the same name by Katherine Applegate. The story follows a gorilla named Ivan (Sam Rockwell) who lives in a cage in a suburban shopping mall with an aging elephant named Stella (Angelina Jolie), and a dog named Bob (Danny DeVito) with no recollection of how they got there. When a baby elephant named Ruby (Brooklynn Prince) shows up, Ivan starts to care for her as well and question his captivity. The cast also includes Bryan Cranston, Ramón Rodríguez, Ariana Greenblatt, and Helen Mirren.
The Outpost (2020)
War drama based on the book “The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor” by Jake Tapper about the Battle of Kamdesh. The true story follows a small team of US soldiers, who battle against hundreds of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. The cast includes Orlando Bloom, Scott Eastwood, Caleb Landry Jones, Milo Gibson, Jack Kesy, and Will Attenborough.
Penguin Bloom (2021)
Drama based on the book of the same name by Bradley Trevor Greive. The story centers on a photographer, Cameron Bloom (Andrew Lincoln), whose family find hope and solace in an injured Magpie chick while struggling to adjust to his wife’s, Sam (Naomi Watts), paralysis. The bird’s arrival is a welcome distraction for the Bloom family, eventually making a profound difference in the family’s life.
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.
The Quarry (2020)
Mystery thriller directed by Scott Teems based on the novel of the same name by Damon Galgut. After murdering a traveling preacher, a fugitive drifter (Shea Whigham) travels to a small town and poses as the man he killed. Though the congregation loves the drifter’s sermons of forgiveness, the local police Chief Moore (Michael Shannon) is suspicious of the man. Soon a gruesome discovery at a local quarry forces the killer to fight for his freedom. The cast also includes Catalina Sandino Moreno, Bobby Soto, Bruno Bichir and Alvaro Martinez.
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.
Romantic thriller based on the novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier. A young newlywed, Mrs. de Winter (Lily James), arrives at her husband’s, Maxim de Winter (Armie Hammer), imposing family estate on a windswept English coast and finds herself battling the shadow of his first wife, Rebecca, whose legacy lives on in the house long after her death. The cast also includes Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Goodman-Hill, Keeley Hawes, Sam Riley, and Ann Dowd.
The Rhythm Section (2020)
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.
Romantic drama inspired by self-help book “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne. The story follows young widow Miranda Wells (Katie Holmes), who is struggling to get by when she meets a stranger, Bray Johnson (Josh Lucas), who subscribes to a philosophy of positive thinking. The cast also includes Jerry O’Connell and Celia Weston.
Bio-drama based on the novel of the same name by Susan Scarf Merrell. The story follows horror writer Shirley Jackson (Elisabeth Moss), who is on the precipice of writing her masterpiece when the arrival of newlywed, Fred and Rose Nemser (Logan Lerman and Odessa Young), upends her meticulous routine and heightens tensions in her already tempestuous relationship with her husband, Stanley Hyman (Michael Stuhlbarg). The couple, prone to ruthless barbs and copious afternoon cocktails, begins to toy mercilessly with the naïve young couple at their door.
Action comedy based on the novel “Wonderland” by Ace Atkins. The story centers on ex-cop Spenser (Mark Wahlberg), who teams up with his MMA fighter roommate, Hawk (Winston Duke), when two Boston Police officers are murdered to help him investigate and bring down the criminals. The cast also includes Post Malone, Alan Arkin, Iliza Shlesinger, Bokeem Woodbine, and Marc Maron.
Drama based on the novel of the same name by Jerry Spinelli. The story follows Leo Borlock (Graham Verchere), an unassuming high schooler who finds himself inexplicably drawn to the free-spirited new girl, Susan ‘Stargirl’ Caraway (Grace VanderWaal), whose unconventional ways change how they see themselves and their world. The cast also includes Giancarlo Esposito, Karan Brar, Darby Stanchfield, and Maximiliano Hernández.
Final instalment in the teen romantic comedy trilogy directed by Michael Fimognari based on the series of novels of the same name written by Jenny Han. We follow Lara Jean (Lana Condor) as she prepares for the end of high school and the start of adulthood as she faces a life-changing decision that will affect the future of her relationship with Peter (Noah Centineo). The cast also includes Jordan Fisher, Anna Cathcart, John Corbett, Janel Parrish, Madeleine Arthur, Emilija Baranac, Trezzo Mahoro, Holland Taylor, Sarayu Blue, and Ross Butler.
True History of the Kelly Gang (2020)
Bio-drama directed by Justin Kurzel based on the novel of the same name by Peter Carey. Set during the 1870s, the story centers on legendary outlaw Ned Kelly (George MacKay) as he leads a band of rebel warriors as they flee from authorities. The cast also includes Nicholas Hoult, Thomasin McKenzie, Charlie Hunnam, Russell Crowe, Essie Davis, Orlando Schwerdt, and Sean Keenan.
The United States Vs. Billie Holiday (2021)
Bio-drama based on the book “Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs” by Johann Hari. The story centers on the legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday (Andra Day) during the 1940s as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics in a growing effort to escalate and racialize the war on drugs. The cast includes Trevante Rhodes, Garrett Hedlund, Natasha Lyonne, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Evan Ross, and Dana Gourrier.
Comedy drama based on the novel of the same name by Ted Caplan and Jenni Hendricks. The story centers on Veronica (Haley Lu Richardson), a Missouri teen who is shocked to discover she is pregnant, and who sets off on a road trip with her ex-best friend, Bailey (Barbie Ferreira), in hopes of getting an abortion so that she can continue to pursue her Ivy League college dreams.
Waiting for the Barbarians (2020)
Drama based on the novel of the same name by J. M. Coetzee. The story follows an unnamed magistrate (Mark Rylance), of an isolated frontier settlement on the border of an unnamed empire, who begins to question his loyalty to the empire. The cast also includes Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson, Gana Bayarsaikhan and Greta Scacchi.
The War with Grandpa (2020)
Family comedy based upon the novel of the same name by Robert Kimmel Smith. The story centers on Peter (Oakes Fegley) and his recently widowed grandfather Ed (Robert De Niro) who moves in with his family, forcing Peter to give up his bedroom. So Peter decides to declare war in an attempt to get his room back. The cast also includes Uma Thurman, Christopher Walken, Jane Seymour, Rob Riggle, and Cheech Marin.
Romantic drama written and directed by John Patrick Shanley, based on his own play “Outside Mullingar”. The story follows Anthony and Rosemary (Jamie Dornan and Emily Blunt), who are star-crossed lovers in rural Ireland, whose families are caught up in a feud over a hotly contested patch of land that separates their two farms, and Anthony’s father, Tony (Christopher Walken), threatens to give their farm over to an American nephew, Adam (Jon Hamm).
Animated comedy based on the book of same name by Lois Lowry. Convinced they’d be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The siblings then embark on their own high-flying adventure to adapt their old-fashioned values to the contemporary world as they try to find the true meaning of family. The cast includes Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Alessia Cara, Terry Crews, Martin Short, Jane Krakowski, and Ricky Gervais.
Fantasy comedy based on Roald Dahl’s book of the same name. The story is set in 1960s Alabama, and follows a young orphaned boy (Jahzir Bruno), who stumbles across a conference of witches, while staying with his grandmother (Octavia Spencer) at a hotel, and gets transformed into a mouse by the Grand High Witch (Anne Hathaway). The cast also includes Stanley Tucci, Chris Rock, Kristin Chenoweth, and Codie-Lei Eastick.
Mystery thriller directed by Joe Wright based on the novel of the same name by A. J. Finn. The story centers on Dr. Anna Fox (Amy Adams), a psychologist who ends up in the middle of a crime scene while spying on her new neighbors, Alistair and Jane Russell (Gary Oldman and Julianne Moore), leaving her to determine whether or not to alert the cops. The cast also includes Anthony Mackie, Fred Hechinger, Wyatt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
The World to Come (2021)
Period romantic drama based on the short story of the same name by Jim Shepard. Set somewhere along the mid-19th century American East Coast, we follow Abigail (Katherine Waterston), who lives on a rural farm with her husband Dyer (Casey Affleck). When Abigail meets Tallie (Vanessa Kirby), an emotionally frank and free spirted newcomer renting a neighboring farm with her husband, Finney (Christopher Abbott), the two strike up a tentative relationship, filling a void in their lives which neither knew existed.
Yes Day (2021)
Family comedy based on the children’s book of the same name by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld. The story follows parents Allison and Carlos (Jennifer Garner and Édgar Ramírez), who always feel like they have to say no to their kids and co-workers, so they decide to give their three kids a yes day, where for twenty-four hours the kids make the rules.
Psychological horror based on the novel of the same name by Daniel Kehlmann. The story follows screenwriter Theo Conroy (Kevin Bacon), who travels to a remote modern house in the Welsh countryside with his wife, Susanna (Amanda Seyfried), and daughter, Ella (Avery Essex), so that he can write the sequel to his hit movie, but a severe case of writer’s block sends him spiraling into a mental breakdown.