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 visually appealing, serious, entertaining, stylized, exciting and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with mentor, destiny, dialogue, adaptation, catastrophe, beautiful scenery, storytelling, fantasy world, transformation and runaway plots mostly in Adventure, Fantasy and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as based on book: Alice in Wonderland (2010), Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013), Emma. (2020), Seventh Son (2014), Rise of the Guardians (2012), Jane Eyre (2011), The Theory of Everything (2014), Dear John (2010), Me Before You (2016), Divergent (2014).

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: epic, exciting, fairy tale, feel good, saga ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, prince, witch, good versus evil, talking animals, queen, sword fight, parallel world, centaur, king, adventure ...
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, humorous, epic, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, mythology, legends and myths, greek mythology, teenage life, monster, young heroes, superhuman powers, demi god, heroes, best friends, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, empire state building manhattan new york city, tennessee, usa, taj mahal ...
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, UK
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, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: childhood, children, fantasy world, chocolate, adventure, social differences, contests and competitions, family, magic, candy, factory, mysterious character ...
Time: 2000s
Place: bavaria, germany, england, switzerland, india ...
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Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
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, gothic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, imaginary kingdom, escape from reality, imagination, magic, good versus evil, talking animals, journey, magical, youth, queen ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: london, china
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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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, fairy tale, stylized, epic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: mythology, adventure, young heroes, fantasy world, legends and myths, superhuman powers, greek mythology, heroic mission, friendship, demi god, imaginary kingdom, artifact ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, friendship, first love, youth, adolescence, teenage love, high school life, shyness, suicide, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, year 1991, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, exciting, scenic, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: friendship, sword fight, good versus evil, adventure, sword and sorcery, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, mythology, medieval, journey, wizards, heroic mission ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
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Emma. (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, China
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In 1800s England, a well-meaning but selfish young woman meddles in the love lives of her friends.
Style: captivating, feel good, humorous, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: romance, estate, opposites attract, english countryside, female protagonist, looking for love, love and romance, male female relationship, prejudice, matchmaking, wedding, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, future, victorian era
Place: yorkshire, england
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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, fairy tale, scenic, epic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: magic, sword and sorcery, good versus evil, witch, supernatural, adventure, supernatural ability, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, chosen one, demon, monster ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
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Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
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: touching, exciting, witty, fairy tale, colourful ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, girls' night
Plot: holiday, dreams, good versus evil, christmas, adventure, childhood, fairy, belief, save the world, santa claus, friendship, legends and myths ...
Place: new york, st. petersburg russia
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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: gothic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: love, forbidden love, social differences, fall in love, romance, love and romance, unlikely couple, young woman, older man younger woman relationship, estate, power of love, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 70s, 1840s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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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: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, compassionate, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: genius, disability, love, prodigy, against the odds, cambridge university, handicapped, fall in love, husband wife relationship, supportive spouse, physical disability, physicist ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 90s, 80s
Place: oxford university, england, united kingdom
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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, emotional, touching, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, love, love and romance, true love, young love, couples, love story, soldier, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: north carolina, south carolina, usa
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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: romantic, touching, emotional, sentimental, tear jerker ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: love, romance, disability, love story, fall in love, love and romance, handicapped, caregiver, quadriplegic, euthanasia, loneliness, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, usa, mallorca, switzerland ...
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Divergent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In a world divided into factions based on personality types, Tris learns that she's been classified as Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, survival, rebellion, chosen one, heroine, society, youth, choice, teenage life, training, heroes ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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Carrie (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
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: suspense, scary, suspenseful, rough, slasher ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: bullying, prom, high school, telekinesis, humiliation, supernatural ability, social misfits, mother daughter relationship, supernatural, teacher, revenge, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, touching, sweet, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, girls' night
Plot: adventure, philosophy, life philosophy, little boy, friends, surrealism, little girl, self discovery, social differences, escapades, imaginary kingdom, mentor ...
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A Room with a View (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperon Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy's life forever but, once ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, scenic, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, love triangle, male nudity, romance, travel, female protagonist, nude bathing, looking for love, fall in love, piano, couples, hotel ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, edwardian era, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: italy, england, florence, london, europe
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Forrest Gump (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: inspirational, touching, feel good, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: mentally challenged, life philosophy, love, human spirit, destiny, philosophy, journey, rise to the top, life, vietnam war, courage, selflessness ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china, alabama ...
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A Time to Kill (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, lawyer, court, murder, justice, small town, rape, courtroom, revenge, legal, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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Defending Jacob (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 402 min.
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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, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, murder investigation, husband wife relationship, death, false accusation of murder, parents and children, murder, investigation, father son relationship, family relations, assistant district attorney, uncover truth ...
Time: 2020s
Place: massachusetts
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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune. This movie is extremely alarming, an expression which here means "a ...
Style: atmospheric, gothic, exciting, enigmatic, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, adventure, children, death in the family, steampunk, happy ending, young heroes, siblings relations, dishonesty, inheritance, child in peril, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, victorian era
Place: peru
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Matilda (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 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: fairy tale, feel good, humorous, touching, psychological ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: school, mischievous children, adventure, supernatural ability, young heroes, parents and children, children, telekinesis, adoption, teachers and students, child prodigy, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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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, captivating, enigmatic, thought provoking, psychotronic ...
Plot: post apocalypse, distopia, mind reading, wilderness, fantasy world, adventure, attempted escape, distant planet, space colony, swamp, teenager, outer space ...
Time: 23rd century
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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, exciting, mind bending, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: conspiracy, adventure, christianity, holy grail, ancient mystery, mystery, investigation, riddles and clues, treasure hunt, uncover truth, secrets, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1st century
Place: vatican, paris france, holy land, london, europe ...
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The Hunger Games (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, disturbing, futuristic, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing
Plot: survival, death, contests and competitions, youth, rivalry, future dystopia, female protagonist, young heroes, against the odds, killings, heroes, society ...
Time: future
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Twilight (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When Bella Swan moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest to live with her father, she starts school and meets the reclusive Edward Cullen, a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire. Despite Edward's repeated ...
Style: romantic, sexy, touching, sentimental, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night, teen drama
Plot: vampire, supernatural, teenager, vampire human love, love and romance, supernatural romance, forbidden love, teenage love, fall in love, dangerous attraction, immortality, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington state, phoenix arizona, washington d.c., usa, arizona
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for another magic-filled year. Harry comes face to face with danger yet again, this time in the form of escaped convict, Sirius Black – and turns to sympathetic Professor Lupin for help.
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, fairy tale, entertaining, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: magic, harry potter, witch, magical, adventure, friendship, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, time travel, young heroes, chosen one, fantasy world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 1994, year 1993
Place: england, europe
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.
Style: epic, breathtaking, captivating, dark fantasy, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: dragon, adventure, fantasy world, wizards, imaginary kingdom, elf, creature, magical, adventurer, mythology, obsessive quest, warrior ...
Time: 2010s, prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, battles, dragon, imaginary kingdom, elf, fantasy world, sword and sorcery, wizards, adventurer, epic battle, knight, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 2010s
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