Movies newly adaptated from books

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1. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Drama, Romance | Announced

A teenage girl misses her flight at JFK Airport and meets a young British guy who may turn out to be her true love.

Director: Dustin Lance Black

2. The Lost City of Z (2016)

PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

78 Metascore

A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared whilst searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

Director: James Gray | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland

Votes: 68,328 | Gross: $8.58M

3. Silence (I) (2016)

R | 161 min | Drama, History

79 Metascore

In the 17th century, two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor, who is rumored to have committed apostasy, and to propagate Catholicism.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano

Votes: 87,319 | Gross: $7.08M

4. The BFG (2016)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

66 Metascore

An orphan little girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her to Giant Country, where they attempt to stop the man-eating giants that are invading the human world.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement

Votes: 70,518 | Gross: $55.48M

5. A Monster Calls (2016)

PG-13 | 108 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

76 Metascore

A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mother's terminal illness.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell

Votes: 72,398 | Gross: $3.73M

6. The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)

R | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller

41 Metascore

A psychologist who begins working with a young boy who has suffered a near-fatal fall finds himself drawn into a mystery that tests the boundaries of fantasy and reality.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Jamie Dornan, Aiden Longworth, Sarah Gadon, Aaron Paul

Votes: 12,439

7. The Mountain Between Us (2017)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

Director: Hany Abu-Assad | Stars: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Beau Bridges, Dermot Mulroney

Votes: 58,620 | Gross: $30.35M

8. The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

57 Metascore

The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl, Timothy Radford

Votes: 33,052 | Gross: $17.45M

9. The Nightingale

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: Michelle MacLaren

10. Brain on Fire (2016)

PG-13 | 88 min | Biography, Drama

34 Metascore

A young, capable professional cannot explain her newly erratic behavior.

Director: Gerard Barrett | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Thomas Mann, Richard Armitage, Carrie-Anne Moss

Votes: 13,588

11. Queen of Katwe (2016)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

73 Metascore

A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Kabanza

Votes: 13,369 | Gross: $8.81M

12. Me Before You (2016)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of.

Director: Thea Sharrock | Stars: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance

Votes: 180,794 | Gross: $56.25M

13. The Girl on the Train (I) (2016)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

48 Metascore

A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.

Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux

Votes: 154,727 | Gross: $75.40M

14. The Circle (I) (2017)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

43 Metascore

A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover an agenda that will affect the lives of all of humanity.

Director: James Ponsoldt | Stars: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Ellar Coltrane

Votes: 74,602 | Gross: $20.48M

15. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)

R | 113 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

53 Metascore

19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks, the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Arturo Castro, Mason Lee

Votes: 19,420 | Gross: $1.72M

16. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

PG-13 | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

57 Metascore

When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench

Votes: 143,638 | Gross: $87.24M

17. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

PG-13 | 132 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

66 Metascore

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.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler

Votes: 373,310 | Gross: $234.04M

18. Arrival (II) (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

81 Metascore

A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 529,029 | Gross: $100.55M

19. Lion (2016)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama

69 Metascore

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Director: Garth Davis | Stars: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Sunny Pawar

Votes: 186,700 | Gross: $51.74M

20. Wilson (II)

Biography, Drama | Announced

A look at the role U.S. President Woodrow Wilson played in World War I.

21. Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

34 Metascore

Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to help the Mad Hatter.

Director: James Bobin | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway

Votes: 81,975 | Gross: $77.04M

22. Elle (I) (2016)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

89 Metascore

A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling

Votes: 55,683

23. A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

53 Metascore

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling

Votes: 36,252 | Gross: $100.48M

24. Americanah

Drama, Romance | Pre-production

A pair of young Nigerian immigrants face a life time of struggle while their relationship endures.

Star: Lupita Nyong'o

25. November Criminals (2017)

PG-13 | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

31 Metascore

After his friend is murdered, a Washington, D.C. teenager undertakes his own investigation of the crime.

Director: Sacha Gervasi | Stars: Ansel Elgort, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Strathairn, Catherine Keener

Votes: 6,967

26. American Pastoral (2016)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

43 Metascore

An All-American college star and his beauty queen wife watch their seemingly perfect life fall apart as their daughter joins the turmoil of '60s America.

Director: Ewan McGregor | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, Peter Riegert

Votes: 13,337 | Gross: $0.54M

27. A Book of Common Prayer

Drama | Pre-production

The story of two American women whose lives cross in a fictional Central American country on the verge of revolution.

Stars: Michelle Fairley, Vitoria Setta

28. The Psychopath Test

Comedy | Announced

A team of psychologists and psychiatrists try to determine if people who are considered psychopaths might be misdiagnosed.

29. The Light Between Oceans (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat.

Director: Derek Cianfrance | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Florence Clery

Votes: 47,343 | Gross: $12.55M

30. All the Bright Places (2019)

Drama, Romance | Post-production

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, Alexandra Shipp, Virginia Gardner, Luke Wilson

31. Allegiant (2016)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

33 Metascore

After the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Tris must escape with Four beyond the wall that encircles Chicago, to finally discover the shocking truth of the world around them.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jeff Daniels, Naomi Watts

Votes: 97,648 | Gross: $66.18M

32. Annihilation (2018)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

79 Metascore

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.

Director: Alex Garland | Stars: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Benedict Wong

Votes: 238,778 | Gross: $32.73M

33. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

51 Metascore

Two hard-partying brothers place an online ad to find the perfect dates for their sister's Hawaiian wedding. Hoping for a wild getaway, the boys instead find themselves out-hustled by an uncontrollable duo.

Director: Jake Szymanski | Stars: Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza

Votes: 76,511 | Gross: $46.01M

34. Ready Player One (2018)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

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.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe

Votes: 315,187 | Gross: $137.69M

35. Nocturnal Animals (2016)

R | 116 min | Drama, Thriller

67 Metascore

A wealthy art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband's novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale.

Director: Tom Ford | Stars: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Votes: 210,910 | Gross: $10.64M

36. The 5th Wave (2016)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

33 Metascore

Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.

Director: J Blakeson | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Matthew Zuk, Gabriela Lopez, Bailey Anne Borders

Votes: 92,194 | Gross: $34.91M

37. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan.

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Stars: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina

Votes: 46,766 | Gross: $23.05M

38. Facing the Wind

Drama | Announced

Bob Rowe is a model husband and father whose profound psychic unraveling leads him to commit an unimaginable act of violence and his subsequent search for redemption.

Director: Joe Berlinger

39. Born to Run

Adventure | Announced

The true story of the greatest race you've never seen.

Director: Sean Ellis | Star: Matthew McConaughey

40. East of Eden

Drama | Announced

In the farmlands of the Salinas Valley in California, successive generations of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons, are destined to reenact the fateful story of Cain and Abel.

Director: Gary Ross

41. King of Heists

Action, Biography, Drama | Announced

The true story of the biggest bank robbery in American history.

42. Brilliance (I)

Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced

A federal agent with a unique set of skills is drafted to hunt down a terrorist who is out to start a civil war.

43. Depth of Field (I)

Drama | Announced

A blind man sees the surrounding world for the first time, and is appalled at what he actually sees.

Stars: Alex Crawford, T J Carr

44. Struck by Genius

Drama | Announced

A man suffers a brain injury after being assaulted and develops an ability to solve complex math equations quickly during his recovery from the attack.

45. The Emperor's Children

Comedy | Announced

A comedy centered around three Brown University-educated people who are approaching the age of 30 in the months leading up to September 11.

Director: Lake Bell | Star: Jeff Bridges

46. 1984

Drama | Announced

A man struggles to keep his autonomy under an oppressive regime that monitors his every move.

Director: Paul Greengrass



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