Based on book movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant based on book movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, visually appealing, weird, stylized, melancholic and feel good films and TV shows about / with dialogue, destiny, adaptation, catastrophe, mentor, storytelling, runaway, transformation, fantasy world and beautiful scenery plots mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as based on book: Seventh Son (2014), The Secret of Moonacre (2008), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996), Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013), Dear John (2010), Carrie (2013), 11.22.63 (2016), The Last Kingdom (2015), Alice in Wonderland (2010), The little prince (2015).

List of based on book movies

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Poland, Slovenia, Czech Republic, UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: One year after their incredible adventures in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Peter, Edmund, Lucy and Susan Pevensie return to Narnia to aid a young prince whose life has been threatened by the evil King Miraz. Now, with the help of a colorful ...
Style: feel good, epic, exciting, serious, saga ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, prince, fantasy world, witch, good versus evil, queen, parallel world, king, centaur, talking animals, lion, sibling relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: london
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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Accident prone teenager, Percy discovers he's actually a demi-God, the son of Poseidon, and he is needed when Zeus' lightning is stolen. Percy must master his new found skills in order to prevent a war between the Gods that could devastate ...
Style: exciting, epic, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: superhuman powers, adventure, legends and myths, young heroes, greek mythology, best friends, heroes, monster, demi god, teenage life, good versus evil, half breed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, nashville tennessee ...
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.
Style: feel good, fairy tale, stylized, colourful, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: childhood, fantasy world, imaginary, children, candy, social differences, family, contests and competitions, chocolate, adventure, cooking and food, family relations ...
Place: india, switzerland, bavaria, denver colorado, new delhi ...
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 5.5
 73K
Seventh Son (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Canada, China
Duration: 102 min.
Story: John Gregory, who is a seventh son of a seventh son and also the local spook, has protected the country from witches, boggarts, ghouls and all manner of things that go bump in the night. However John is not young anymore, and has been seeking an ...
Style: dark fantasy, exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: sword and sorcery, supernatural ability, magic, good versus evil, adventure, witch, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, chosen one, knight, demon ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
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The Secret of Moonacre (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Hungary, UK, France, Australia, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When 13 year old Maria Merryweather's father dies, leaving her orphaned and homeless, she is forced to leave her luxurious London life to go and live with Sir Benjamin, an eccentric uncle she didn't know she had, at the mysterious Moonacre ...
Style: feel good, captivating, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, young heroes, family relations, adventure, orphan, imaginary, teenage life, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, in the woods, youth, estate ...
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The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A shipwrecked sailor stumbles upon a mysterious island and is shocked to discover that a brilliant scientist and his lab assistant have found a way to combine human and animal DNA with horrific results.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, dangerous animal, genetics, survival, experiment, mutant, chaos and mayhem, island, rebellion, transformation, experiment gone awry, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2010s, year 2010
Place: pacific ocean
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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In their quest to confront the ultimate evil, Percy and his friends battle swarms of mythical creatures to find the mythical Golden Fleece and to stop an ancient evil from rising.
Style: exciting, stylized, epic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: mythology, young heroes, superhuman powers, fantasy world, demi god, adventure, friendship, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, artifact, legends and myths, greek mythology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.3
 142K
Dear John (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sergeant John Tyree is home on a 2 week leave from Germany. He meets Savannah after he dives into the ocean to retrieve Savannah's purse that had fallen off the pier. John falls in love with Savannah who is a student on spring break helping ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: romance, love and romance, love, couple relations, couples, soldier, true love, fall in love, love affair, young lovers, military life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: usa, north carolina
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 5.9
 135K
Carrie (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: telekinesis, prom, bullying, high school, humiliation, supernatural ability, social misfits, supernatural, stephen king, teenage life, graphic violence, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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 8.2
 76K
11.22.63 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An English teacher travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but discovers he is attached to the life he has made in a bygone era.
Style: exciting, stylized, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time traveler, assassination, altering history, kennedy assassination, time, twists & turns, surveillance, stephen king, murder, historical event ...
Time: 20th century, future, 1960s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, dallas texas
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The Last Kingdom (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A show of heroic deeds and epic battles with a thematic depth that embraces politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty and our universal search for identity. Combining real historical figures and events with fictional characters, it is the ...
Style: captivating, realistic, epic, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: king, battles, kingdom, danger, castle, rivalry, viking, escapades, political unrest, kidnapping, vengeance, heroes ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: england, europe
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Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting ...
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, surreal, colourful, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, escape from reality, adventure, good versus evil, talking animals, magic, evil queen, imaginary, queen, imagination, journey ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s, 1870s
Place: china, london
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The little prince (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Canada, Italy, USA, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the best-seller book 'The Little Prince', the movie tells the story of a little girl that lives with resignation in a world where efficiency and work are the only dogmas. Everything will change when accidentally she discovers her ...
Style: fairy tale, stylized, colourful, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, imaginary, little boy, friends, philosophy, life philosophy, little girl, surrealism, prince, self discovery, escapades, imaginary kingdom ...
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, high school, friendship, adolescence, first love, high school life, suicide, teenager, teenagers, hopes ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
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The Theory of Everything (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, compassionate, factual ...
Plot: genius, prodigy, against the odds, disability, supportive spouse, cambridge university, life is a bitch, love, fall in love, adaptation, human spirit, religion versus science ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1990s, 80s ...
Place: oxford university, england, united kingdom
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Defending Jacob (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 402 min.
TV show
Story: A family’s lives are irreparably disrupted when the 14-year-old son is accused of murdering a fellow classmate.
Style: suspense, serious, social, captivating
Plot: police investigation, murder investigation, death, husband wife relationship, false accusation of murder, investigation, parents and children, suspect, murder, father son relationship, mysterious villain, family relations ...
Time: 2020s
Place: massachusetts
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 6.7
 39K
Emma. (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In 1800s England, a well-meaning but selfish young woman meddles in the love lives of her friends.
Style: captivating, humorous, entertaining, feel good, sweet
Audience: date night
Plot: jane austen, estate, matchmaking, opposites attract, english countryside, looking for love, romance, servant, prejudice, friendship, female protagonist, matchmaker ...
Time: 19th century
Place: yorkshire, england
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Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and ...
Style: emotional, captivating, touching, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, childhood, imaginary, loss of friend, escape from reality, teenage boy, magical, classmate, friends, loneliness, social misfits, imagination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.9
 134K
Matilda (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An extraordinarily intelligent young girl from a cruel and uncaring family discovers she possesses telekinetic powers and is sent off to a school headed by a tyrannical principal.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, fairy tale, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: school, telekinesis, eccentric family, young heroes, child abuse, adventure, supernatural ability, parents and children, little girl, teachers and students, mischievous children, child prodigy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.
Style: exciting, touching, witty, fairy tale, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: fairy, good versus evil, christmas, childhood, adventure, legends and myths, holiday, belief, santa claus, imaginary, friendship, dreams ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, new york, saint petersburg
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Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In Colombia just after the Great War, an old man falls from a ladder; dying, he professes great love for his wife. After the funeral, a man calls on the widow - she dismisses him angrily. Flash back more than 50 years to the day Florentino Ariza, a ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: letter, impossible love, love triangle, funeral, diary, romance, virginity, power of love, looking for love, love affair, love and romance, love letter ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, 1890s, turn of the century ...
Place: colombia, caribbean, paris france, latin america
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 6.8
 2K
Windstorm (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: While spending the summer at her grandmother's farm, a girl (Hanna Höppner) discovers a talent for communicating with horses and tries to tame a fierce stallion.
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: horse, horse riding, youth, animal training, teenage girl, teenage life, self discovery, farm, family, disobey, hopes, stallion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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The Dresden Files (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A Chicago-based wizard works as a private investigator.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: magic, magical, supernatural, wizards and magicians, investigation, private detective, wizards, mystery, imaginary, crimes, crime, paranormal activity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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Sharpe's Rifles (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
TV show
Story: During the Peninsular War in Spain against the French, Sergeant Richard Sharpe saves the life of Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington and is promoted to Lieutenant. In order to pay the troops Wellesley needs a money draft from the banker ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: napoleonic wars, battles, military, adventure, war, wartime life, escapades, british army, military life, soldier, promotion, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: portugal
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 5.7
 23K
Chaos Walking (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Luxembourg
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two unlikely companions embark on a perilous adventure through the badlands of an unexplored planet as they try to escape a dangerous and disorienting reality, where all inner thoughts are seen and heard by everyone.
Style: unusual plot structure, enigmatic, captivating, psychotronic, thought provoking
Plot: post apocalypse, distopia, wilderness, adventure, attempted escape, fantasy world, surrealism, colonialism, inside the mind, teenage boy, jealousy, gay ...
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 7.4
 218K
Me Before You (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds ...
Style: touching, romantic, emotional, sentimental, tear jerker ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, love and romance, fall in love, love story, love, wheelchair, handicapped, caregiver, disability, euthanasia, quadriplegic, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
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The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Malta, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor, Robert Langdon and cryptographer, Sophie Neve must untangle a deadly web of deceit involving the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
Style: twists and turns, clever, exciting, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: riddles and clues, ancient mystery, conspiracy, holy grail, adventure, christianity, uncover truth, investigation, religions or cults, secret society, secrets, symbolism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1st century
Place: vatican, paris france, holy land, france, europe ...
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 7.4
 18K
Ben X (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Harassed by bullies because of his mild autism, teen Ben (Greg Timmermans) finds refuge in an online computer game, which leads him to his virtual dream girl, Scarlite (Laura Verlinden). Together, the odd couple seeks revenge against Ben's ...
Style: psychological, serious, stylized, emotional, touching ...
Plot: autism, communication problem, escape from reality, antisocial behavior, misfit, asperger's syndrome, virtual reality, computer game, computers and web, lifestyle, videotaping, suicide attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, brussels belgium, brussels
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 8.3
 27K
Poldark (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ...
Style: captivating, family saga, realistic, saga, serious
Plot: countryside, estate, love and romance, family relations, society, love affair, social differences, master and servant, rich and poor, romance, poverty, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, georgian era, 1790s
Place: england, cornwall
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 7.3
 83K
Jane Eyre (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close ...
Style: touching, gothic, captivating, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: unlikely couple, social differences, fall in love, forbidden love, power of love, couple relations, romance, estate, love and romance, master and servant, young woman, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1840s, 70s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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