Books-to-Films 2019/2020

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1. Death on the Nile (2020)

Crime, Drama, Mystery | Post-production

While on vacation on the Nile, Hercule Poirot must investigate the murder of a young heiress.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Kenneth Branagh

2. Wicked (II)

Fantasy, Musical, Romance | Pre-production

The story of how a green-skinned woman framed by the Wizard of Oz becomes the Wicked Witch of the West; feature film based on the Broadway musical.

Director: Stephen Daldry

3. Doctor Sleep (2019)

R | 152 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

59 Metascore

Years following the events of The Shining (1980), a now-adult Dan Torrance must protect a young girl with similar powers from a cult known as The True Knot, who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.

Director: Mike Flanagan | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 116,446

4. The Rosie Project

Romance | Announced

An unlucky-in-love university professor creates an elaborate questionnaire in an effort to find a wife and meets an unconventional woman who doesn't match any of his "requirements", but might be the perfect woman for him.

Director: Ben Taylor | Star: Ryan Reynolds

5. Artemis Fowl (2020)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

31 Metascore

Artemis Fowl, a young criminal prodigy, hunts down a secret society of fairies to find his missing father.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, Tamara Smart

Votes: 16,197

6. The Goldfinch (2019)

R | 149 min | Drama

40 Metascore

A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Director: John Crowley | Stars: Oakes Fegley, Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 13,686 | Gross: $5.33M

7. Pet Sematary (2019)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

57 Metascore

Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home.

Directors: Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer | Stars: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow, Jeté Laurence

Votes: 75,654 | Gross: $54.72M

8. Catch-22 (2019)

TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Limited series adaptation of the classic Joseph Heller novel. Follows Captain John Yossarian and airmen in World War II.

Stars: Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler, Daniel David Stewart, Rafi Gavron

Votes: 13,549

9. Dolittle (2020)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

26 Metascore

A physician who can talk to animals embarks on an adventure to find a legendary island with a young apprentice and a crew of strange pets.

Director: Stephen Gaghan | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 38,104 | Gross: $77.05M

10. Little Women (2019)

PG | 135 min | Drama, Romance

91 Metascore

Jo March reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters - four young women, each determined to live life on her own terms.

Director: Greta Gerwig | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen

Votes: 118,483 | Gross: $108.10M

11. Native Son (2019)

TV-MA | 104 min | Drama

63 Metascore

A young African-American living in Chicago enters into a seductive new world of money and power after he is hired as a chauffeur for an affluent businessman.

Director: Rashid Johnson | Stars: Ashton Sanders, Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson, KiKi Layne

Votes: 1,887

12. Chaos Walking (2021)

Adventure, Sci-Fi | Post-production

A dystopian world where there are no women and all living creatures can hear each others' thoughts in a stream of images, words, and sounds called Noise.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Tom Holland, Mads Mikkelsen, Daisy Ridley, Nick Jonas

13. Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

51 Metascore

A loving mom becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Her leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Emma Nelson, Kristen Wiig

Votes: 14,300 | Gross: $9.20M

14. Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (2019)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Everything about the town of Beacon Heights seems perfect, but in the aftermath of the town's first murder, behind every Perfectionist hides secrets, lies and much needed alibies.

Stars: Sasha Pieterse, Janel Parrish, Sofia Carson, Sydney Park

Votes: 3,464

15. The Call of the Wild (2020)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

47 Metascore

A sled dog struggles for survival in the wilds of the Yukon.

Director: Chris Sanders | Stars: Harrison Ford, Omar Sy, Cara Gee, Dan Stevens

Votes: 27,849 | Gross: $62.34M

16. Dragon Rider (2020)

Animation, Adventure, Family

A young silver dragon teams up with a mountain spirit and an orphaned boy on a journey through the Himalayas in search for the Rim of Heaven.

Director: Tomer Eshed | Stars: Felicity Jones, Freddie Highmore, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Patrick Stewart

17. Clifford the Big Red Dog (2019– )

TV-Y | Animation

An animated TV series based on the popular children's book series 'Clifford the Big Red Dog'.

Stars: Hannah Levinson, Adam Sanders, Jenna Weir, Niko Ceci

Votes: 49

18. The Woman in the Window

R | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Completed

An agoraphobic woman living alone in New York begins spying on her new neighbors, only to witness a disturbing act of violence.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Amy Adams, Anthony Mackie, Fred Hechinger, Wyatt Russell

19. It Chapter Two (2019)

R | 169 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

58 Metascore

Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.

Director: Andy Muschietti | Stars: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa

Votes: 189,100 | Gross: $211.59M

20. Batman: Hush (2019 Video)

PG-13 | 81 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

When threads from Batman's past begin to unravel, the race is on for him to crack Hush's deadly game. Strange alliances will form and shattering secrets will be revealed when Hush's silence is finally broken.

Director: Justin Copeland | Stars: Jason O'Mara, Jennifer Morrison, Stuart Allan, Sachie Alessio

Votes: 11,639

21. Good Omens (2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A tale of the bungling of Armageddon features an angel, a demon, an eleven-year-old Antichrist, and a doom-saying witch.

Stars: David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Frances McDormand, Sam Taylor Buck

Votes: 52,607

22. V.C. Andrews' Heaven (2019 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 88 min | Drama, Thriller

High school girl Heavenl is the eldest of five of Luke and Sarah, they live in the backwoods outside of the small town of Winnerow, West Virginia. She is the academically driven gifted one.... See full summary »

Director: Paul Shapiro | Stars: Annalise Basso, Chris McNally, Julie Benz, James Rittinger

Votes: 493

23. All the Bright Places (2020)

TV-MA | 107 min | Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

The story of Violet and Theodore, who meet and change each other's lives forever. As they struggle with the emotional and physical scars of their past, they discover that even the smallest places and moments can mean something.

Director: Brett Haley | Stars: Elle Fanning, Justice Smith, Alexandra Shipp, Kelli O'Hara

Votes: 16,550

24. The Umbrella Academy (2019– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A family of former child heroes, now grown apart, must reunite to continue to protect the world.

Stars: Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman

Votes: 112,893

25. The Aftermath (II) (2019)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, War

43 Metascore

Post World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German who previously owned the house.

Director: James Kent | Stars: Keira Knightley, Ned Wills, Pandora Colin, Jason Clarke

Votes: 15,867 | Gross: $1.62M

26. The Kitchen (2019)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

35 Metascore

The wives of New York gangsters in Hell's Kitchen in the 1970s continue to operate their husbands' rackets after they're locked up in prison.

Director: Andrea Berloff | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss, Domhnall Gleeson

Votes: 13,433 | Gross: $12.05M

27. The Nightingale (2021)

Drama, History, War | Pre-production

The lives of two sisters living in France are torn apart at the onset of World War II. Based on Kristin Hannah's novel 'The Nightingale'.

Director: Mélanie Laurent | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning

28. Virgin River (2019– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance

After seeing an ad for a midwife, a recently widowed big-city nurse moves to the redwood forests of northern California, where she meets an intriguing man.

Stars: Colin Lawrence, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Grayson Maxwell Gurnsey, Martin Henderson

Votes: 10,116

29. The Bell Jar

Comedy, Drama | Announced

A young woman finds her life spiraling out of control as she struggles with mental illness.

Star: Dakota Fanning

30. The Irishman (2019)

R | 209 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

An old man recalls his time painting houses for his friend, Jimmy Hoffa, through the 1950-70s.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 301,127 | Gross: $7.00M

31. The Turning (2020)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

35 Metascore

A young governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after their parents' deaths. A modern take on Henry James' novella "The Turn of the Screw."

Director: Floria Sigismondi | Stars: Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince, Barbara Marten

Votes: 7,260

32. Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

R | 144 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

60 Metascore

In 1950s New York, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend.

Director: Edward Norton | Stars: Edward Norton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 33,328

33. The Sun Is Also a Star (2019)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance

52 Metascore

A hopeless romantic ambivalent about his future in medical school falls for a hard-luck young woman who doesn't believe in love.

Director: Ry Russo-Young | Stars: Yara Shahidi, Anais Lee, Charles Melton, John Leguizamo

Votes: 5,454 | Gross: $4.95M

34. The Rhythm Section (2020)

R | 109 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

45 Metascore

A woman seeks revenge against those who orchestrated a plane crash that killed her family.

Director: Reed Morano | Stars: Blake Lively, Richard Brake, Elly Curtis, David Duggan

Votes: 8,384

35. A Discovery of Witches (2018– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Diana Bishop, historian and witch, accesses Ashmole 782 and knows she must solve its mysteries. She is offered help by the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, but he's a vampire and witches should never trust vampires.

Stars: Gregg Chillin, Matthew Goode, Teresa Palmer, Valarie Pettiford

Votes: 23,530

36. The Devil All the Time (2020)

R | 138 min | Drama, Thriller | Completed

In the 1960s after World War II in Southern Ohio, bizarre, compelling and mentally disturbed people suffer from the war's psychological damages.

Director: Antonio Campos | Stars: Harry Melling, Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Riley Keough

37. Five Feet Apart (2019)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

A pair of teenagers with cystic fibrosis meet in a hospital and fall in love, though their disease means they must avoid close physical contact.

Director: Justin Baldoni | Stars: Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse, Moises Arias, Kimberly Hebert Gregory

Votes: 37,388 | Gross: $45.73M

38. Anthem of a Teenage Prophet (2018)

105 min | Drama

Anthem tells the story of Luke (Monaghan) a teenager who foresees the death of his new best friend Stan (MacNicoll), the most popular guy in school. When this premonition becomes reality, ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Hays | Stars: Cameron Monaghan, Grayson Gabriel, Peyton List, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 322

39. Ashes in the Snow (2018)

98 min | Drama, History, Romance

42 Metascore

In 1941, a 16-year-old aspiring artist and her family are deported to Siberia amidst Stalin's brutal dismantling of the Baltic region. One girl's passion for art and her never-ending hope will break the silence of history.

Director: Marius A. Markevicius | Stars: Bel Powley, Sophie Cookson, James Cosmo, Jonah Hauer-King

Votes: 5,073

40. A Dog's Way Home (2019)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

50 Metascore

A female dog travels four hundred miles in search of her owner throughout a Colorado wilderness.

Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Ashley Judd, Jonah Hauer-King, Edward James Olmos, Alexandra Shipp

Votes: 13,296 | Gross: $41.95M

41. The Passage (2019)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When a botched U.S. government experiment turns a group of death row inmates into highly infectious vampires, an orphan girl might be the only person able to stop the ensuing crisis.

Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Jamie McShane, Caroline Chikezie

Votes: 10,099

42. Breakthrough (I) (2019)

PG | 116 min | Biography, Drama

46 Metascore

When her 14-year-old son drowns in a lake, a faithful mother prays for him to come back from the brink of death and be healed.

Director: Roxann Dawson | Stars: Marcel Ruiz, Topher Grace, Sarah Constible, Dennis Haysbert

Votes: 7,624 | Gross: $40.71M

43. To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020)

TV-14 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

54 Metascore

Lara Jean and Peter have just taken their relationship from pretend to officially official when another recipient of one of her old love letters enters the picture.

Director: Michael Fimognari | Stars: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Jordan Fisher, Anna Cathcart

Votes: 20,461

44. We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

63 Metascore

Merricat, Constance and their Uncle Julian live in isolation after experiencing a family tragedy six years earlier. When cousin Charles arrives to steal the family fortune, he also threatens a dark secret they've been hiding.

Director: Stacie Passon | Stars: Taissa Farmiga, Alexandra Daddario, Crispin Glover, Sebastian Stan

Votes: 4,590 | Gross: $7.67M

45. NOS4A2 (2019– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Charlie Manx, a seductive immortal who feeds off the souls of children, has his whole world threatened when a young woman in New England discovers she has a dangerous gift.

Stars: Ashleigh Cummings, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Jahkara Smith, Ebon Moss-Bachrach

Votes: 6,410

46. Can You Keep a Secret? (2019)

94 min | Comedy, Romance

35 Metascore

Thinking they're about to crash, Emma spills her secrets to a stranger on a plane. At least, she thought he was a stranger...Until she later meets Jack, her company's young CEO, who now knows every humiliating detail about her. Based on the blockbuster NYT bestseller.

Director: Elise Duran | Stars: Alexandra Daddario, Tyler Hoechlin, Kimiko Glenn, Laverne Cox

Votes: 7,666 | Gross: $0.03M

47. Let It Snow (2019)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

51 Metascore

In a small town on Christmas Eve, a snowstorm brings together a group of young people.

Director: Luke Snellin | Stars: Isabela Merced, Shameik Moore, Odeya Rush, Liv Hewson

Votes: 15,492

48. Dune (I) (2020)

Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi | Post-production

Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel, about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Timothée Chalamet

49. Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (2020)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A retired forensic criminologist teams up with an ambitious young detective to help capture some of the most dangerous criminals in America.

Stars: Russell Hornsby, Arielle Kebbel, Roslyn Ruff, Ramses Jimenez

Votes: 3,626

50. The Dark Tower (TV Movie)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

TV pilot based on Stephen King's 'Dark Tower' series.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Michael Rooker, Elaine Cassidy, Jasper Pääkkönen, Jerome Flynn

51. Arsene Lupin

Crime, Drama, Mystery | Filming

TV series based on the early 20th century French detective novels by Maurice Leblanc about a gentleman thief named Arsene Lupin.

Stars: Vincent Londez, Shirine Boutella, Nicole Garcia, Antoine Gouy

52. The Last Kids on Earth (2019– )

TV-Y7-FV | Animation, Short, Adventure

Young teenager Jack Sullivan and a group of friends live in a decked-out tree house, playing video games, eating candy, and fighting zombies in the aftermath of a monster apocalypse.

Stars: Nick Wolfhard, Montse Hernandez, Garland Whitt, Charles Demers

Votes: 598

53. The Name of the Rose (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

In 1327, an enlightened friar and his young apprentice investigate a series of mysterious deaths at an abbey risking the wrath of a powerful Inquisitor. Television adaptation of Umberto Eco's novel 'The Name of the Rose'.

Stars: John Turturro, Rupert Everett, Damian Hardung, Fabrizio Bentivoglio

Votes: 2,762

54. Locke & Key (2020– )

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

After their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances, the three Locke siblings and their mother move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, which they discover is full of magical keys that may be connected to their father's death.

Stars: Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones, Jackson Robert Scott

Votes: 34,891

55. The Witches

PG | Adventure, Comedy, Family | Completed

Based on Roald Dahl's 1983 classic book 'The Witches', the story tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven year old boy who has a run in with some real life witches!

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Chris Rock

56. Looking for Alaska (2019– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Romance

A new arrival at a boarding school falls in love with a beguiling female student.

Stars: Charlie Plummer, Kristine Froseth, Denny Love, Jay Lee

Votes: 6,104

57. The Stand (2020– )

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | Active

After the world is in ruins, due to a man-made plague, a battle of Biblical proportions ensues between the survivors.

Stars: James Marsden, Jovan Adepo, Whoopi Goldberg, Amber Heard

58. Daisy Jones & The Six

Drama, Music | Pre-production

Following the rise of Daisy Jones and The Six' rock band through the '70s LA music scene on their quest for worldwide icon status.

Stars: Sebastian Chacon, Riley Keough, Nabiyah Be, Sam Claflin

59. One Of Us Is Lying

Crime, Drama | Pre-production

A brain, an athlete, a princess, a criminal, and a "basket case" walk into detention - but only the first four make it out alive.

Stars: Zenia Marshall, JayR Tinaco, Andre Anthony, Hugo Ateo

60. Green Eggs and Ham (2019– )

TV-Y7 | 26 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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