The Best Film Adaptations Written by the Author of the Original Source Materialby teriekwilliams-48053 | created - 25 Mar 2018 | updated - 2 days ago | Public
This is a list of film adaptations written by the author of the original source material.
2015 Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/ac2RmQiMEO8/?ref_=po_ti
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1. The Two Popes (2019)
PG-13 | 125 min | Drama
Behind Vatican walls, the conservative Pope Benedict and the liberal future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church.
Screenplay by Anthony McCarten based on McCarten's 2017 play The Pope
2. Ready Player One (2018)
PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When the creator of a virtual reality called the OASIS dies, he makes a posthumous challenge to all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune and control of his world.
Votes: 317,426 | Gross: $137.69M
Screenplay by Ernest Cline based on Cline's 2011 novel of the same name
3. Last Flag Flying (2017)
R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, War
Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.
Votes: 19,794 | Gross: $0.97M
4. Wonderstruck (2017)
PG | 116 min | Drama, Mystery
Tells the tale of two children separated by fifty years. In 1927, Rose searches for the actress whose life she chronicles in her scrapbook; in 1977, Ben runs away from home to find his father.
Votes: 8,438 | Gross: $1.03M
5. Fences (2016)
PG-13 | 139 min | Drama
A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.
Votes: 89,228 | Gross: $57.64M
6. Moonlight (I) (2016)
R | 111 min | Drama
A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.
Votes: 236,465 | Gross: $27.85M
Tarell Alvin McCraney
7. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
PG-13 | 132 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.
Votes: 375,362 | Gross: $234.04M
8. Blood Father (2016)
R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 17-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.
9. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.
Votes: 114,822 | Gross: $6.74M
10. Room (I) (2015)
R | 118 min | Drama, Thriller
Held captive for 7 years in an enclosed space, a woman and her young son finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.
Votes: 327,229 | Gross: $14.68M
11. Whiplash (2014)
R | 106 min | Drama, Music
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.
Votes: 636,611 | Gross: $13.09M
12. Gone Girl (2014)
R | 149 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Votes: 779,900 | Gross: $167.77M
13. The Drop (2014)
R | 106 min | Crime, Drama
Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Votes: 134,454 | Gross: $10.72M
14. The Way He Looks (2014)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance
Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel.
Votes: 20,712 | Gross: $0.10M
15. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.
Votes: 143,382 | Gross: $13.76M
16. Short Term 12 (2013)
R | 96 min | Drama
A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend.
Votes: 74,840 | Gross: $1.01M
Destin Daniel Cretton
17. August: Osage County (2013)
R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama
A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Votes: 80,391 | Gross: $37.74M
18. Filth (I) (2013)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A corrupt, junkie cop with bipolar disorder attempts to manipulate his way through a promotion in order to win back his wife and daughter while also fighting his own inner demons.
Votes: 95,122 | Gross: $0.03M
19. Tom at the Farm (2013)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A grieving man meets his lover's family, who were not aware of their son's sexual orientation.
Michel Marc Bouchard
20. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
PG-13 | 103 min | Drama
An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.
Votes: 428,634 | Gross: $17.74M
21. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
PG-13 | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.
Votes: 77,983 | Gross: $12.80M
22. Les Misérables (2012)
PG-13 | 158 min | Drama, History, Musical
In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.
Votes: 290,115 | Gross: $148.81M
Claude-Michel Schönberg (musical version)
23. Savages (2012)
R | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.
Votes: 116,760 | Gross: $47.38M
24. The Ides of March (2011)
R | 101 min | Drama, Thriller
An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.
Votes: 208,784 | Gross: $40.96M
25. Bernie (2011)
PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
In small-town Texas, an affable mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when she starts to become controlling, he goes to great lengths to separate himself from her grasp.
Votes: 54,344 | Gross: $9.20M
26. Killer Joe (2011)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When a debt puts a young man's life in danger, he turns to putting a hit out on his evil mother in order to collect the insurance.
Votes: 68,685 | Gross: $1.99M
27. The Sunset Limited (2011 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 91 min | Drama
Through a chance encounter, two men of opposing ideologies deliberate spiritual, philosophical, and profound matters in a New York City apartment.
28. Carnage (2011)
R | 80 min | Comedy, Drama
Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the discussion into chaos.
Votes: 112,963 | Gross: $2.55M
29. The Grey (2011)
R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After their plane crashes in Alaska, six oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step.
Votes: 231,116 | Gross: $51.58M
Ian MacKenzie Jeffers
30. The Ghost Writer (2010)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A ghost writer, hired to complete the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister, uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.
Votes: 149,819 | Gross: $15.54M
31. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.
Votes: 176,530 | Gross: $6.39M
32. District 9 (2009)
R | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Violence ensues after an extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth finds a kindred spirit in a government agent exposed to their biotechnology.
Votes: 611,459 | Gross: $115.65M
33. In the Loop (2009)
Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy
A political satire about a group of skeptical American and British operatives attempting to prevent a war between two countries.
Votes: 51,796 | Gross: $2.38M
34. Doubt (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Mystery
A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student.
Votes: 115,187 | Gross: $33.42M
John Patrick Shanley
35. Frost/Nixon (2008)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 97,871 | Gross: $18.59M
36. The Informers (2008)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
One week in L.A. in 1983, featuring movie executives, rock stars, a vampire and other morally challenged characters in adventures laced with sex, drugs and violence.
Votes: 15,493 | Gross: $0.30M
Bret Easton Ellis
37. Little Children (2006)
R | 136 min | Drama, Romance
The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations in suburban Massachusetts.
Votes: 101,576 | Gross: $5.46M
38. Bug (2006)
R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller
An unhinged war veteran holes up with a lonely woman in a spooky Oklahoma motel room. The line between reality and delusion is blurred as they discover a bug infestation.
Votes: 31,605 | Gross: $7.01M
39. Cashback (2006)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After a painful breakup, Ben develops insomnia. To kill time, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket, where his artistic imagination runs wild.
Votes: 80,304 | Gross: $0.02M
40. Sin City (2005)
R | 124 min | Crime, Thriller
A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption.
Votes: 720,478 | Gross: $74.10M
41. Closer (I) (2004)
R | 104 min | Drama, Romance
The relationships of two couples become complicated and deceitful when the man from one couple meets the woman of the other.
Votes: 192,761 | Gross: $33.99M
42. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After finding love, Bridget Jones questions if she really has everything she's dreamed of having.
Votes: 98,225 | Gross: $40.23M
43. Layer Cake (2004)
R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A successful cocaine dealer gets two tough assignments from his boss on the eve of his planned early retirement.
Votes: 156,289 | Gross: $2.34M
J. J. Connolly
44. 25th Hour (2002)
R | 135 min | Drama
Cornered by the DEA, convicted New York drug dealer Montgomery Brogan reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing a seven-year jail term.
Votes: 163,850 | Gross: $13.06M
45. Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.
Votes: 210,290 | Gross: $71.54M
46. Ghost World (2001)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama
With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.
Votes: 107,931 | Gross: $6.22M
47. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
R | 102 min | Drama
The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep.
Votes: 713,465 | Gross: $3.64M
Hubert Selby, Jr.
48. The Cider House Rules (1999)
PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Romance