Adaptation movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant adaptation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, suspense, exciting, visually appealing, feel good and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with adaptation, mentor, destiny, catastrophe, friendship, storytelling, survival, chase, death and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as adaptation: Return to Treasure Island (1989), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Rising of The Shield Hero (2018), The Crimson Rivers (2018), The Help (2011), 365 Days (2020), The Nanny Diaries (2007), Catch Me If You Can (2002), The Theory of Everything (2014), Ferdinand (2017).

List of adaptation movies

Return to Treasure Island (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Musical
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A USSR-made adaptation of the famous Robert Louis Stevenson's book that combines animated sequences with live action parts. This is Part 1.
Style: feel good, captivating, humorous, entertaining, dark humor ...
Plot: adaptation, pirate, island, treasure, 2d animation, mystery, uptight character, journey, redemption, greed, rivalry, sea ...
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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: "Rimuru Tempest" is the new name of a slime in a fantasy world taken by a former 37-year-old human Satou Mikami after he is killed by a passing robber. Broken free from ordinary, stale past life, his fresh adventure in a fantasy world as a ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, sincere, humorous
Plot: adventure, friendship, reincarnation, danger, fantasy world, parallel world, death, murder, heroes, dragon, violence, adaptation ...
Place: japan
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: touching, clever, captivating, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, false accusation, prison escape, freedom, prison life, life is a bitch, life sentence, criminal heroes, hopes, plot twist, corruption ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: usa, mexico, pacific ocean, maine
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The Rising of The Shield Hero (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Iwatani Naofumi was summoned into a parallel world along with 3 other people to become the world's Heroes. Each of the heroes respectively equipped with their own legendary equipment when summoned, Naofumi received the Legendary Shield as his ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, feel good, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: betrayal, danger, society, friendship, heroes, rivalry, vengeance, dishonesty, youth, dragon, adaptation, fantasy world ...
Place: japan
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The Crimson Rivers (2018)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Old-school police detective Pierre Niemans and his former student Camille Delaunay tackle complex, brutal murder cases.
Style: enigmatic, suspenseful, psychological, captivating
Plot: adaptation, serial killer, police detective, discovering a dead body, partners, relationships, blood, murder investigation, police, murder, religious sect
Place: france
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 8.0
 418K
The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, uplifting, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, maid, friendship, master and servant, civil rights, interracial relations, storytelling, writers, racial issues, racial segregation, blacks and whites, discrimination ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa, united states
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 3.3
 26K
365 Days (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Laura, in order to save her relationship from falling apart, goes to Sicily, where she meets Massimo. A dangerous man, the head of a mafia family, kidnaps her and gives 365 days to love him.
Style: sexy, erotic, disturbing, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mature, sex, sex scene, abduction, cunnilingus, sexual abuse, sexual relations, strong sexual content, couple relations, male nudity, erotica, mob boss ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sicily, italy, warsaw poland
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The Nanny Diaries (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A college graduate goes to work as a nanny for a rich New York family. Ensconced in their home, she has to juggle their dysfunction, a new romance, and the spoiled brat in her charge.
Style: sentimental, humorous, emotional, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: nanny, mischievous children, family relations, little boy, parents and children, obnoxious boss, love and romance, social differences, relationship vs career, adaptation, lifestyle, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, harlem, harvard university ...
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Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not ...
Style: clever, captivating, exciting, intense, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: master criminal, adventure, prodigy, con artists, justice, fbi, crime, deception, crimes, rise and fall, creativity, cat and mouse ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, california, florida, europe, new york ...
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The Theory of Everything (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, USA
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, disability, supportive spouse, life is a bitch, human spirit, fall in love, religion versus science, against the odds, adaptation, life turned upside down, love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: oxford university, england
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 6.7
 46K
Ferdinand (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ferdinand, a little bull, prefers sitting quietly under a cork tree just smelling the flowers versus jumping around, snorting, and butting heads with other bulls. As Ferdinand grows big and strong, his temperament remains mellow, but one day five ...
Style: touching, exciting, stylized, humorous
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, talking animals, animals, countryside, bull, pacifist, kindness, adaptation, girl, farm, escape, dog ...
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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 4.3
 24K
Cell (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a strange signal pulsates through all cell phone networks worldwide, it starts a murderous epidemic of epic proportions when users become bloodthirsty creatures, and a group of people in New England are among the survivors to deal with the ...
Style: ambiguous ending, scary, twist ending, melancholic, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: apocalypse, violence, murder, airport, cell phone, suicide, virus, zombie, adaptation, stephen king, survival, on the road ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston, new england, maine
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In Another World With My Smartphone (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: After dying as a result of God's mistake, the main character finds himself in a parallel world, where he begins his second life. His only possessions are the body that God gave back to him and a smartphone that works even in this new world. As ...
Style: entertaining, exciting, captivating, light
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: harem, love, romance, travel, obsessive quest, life after death, friends, danger, parallel world, fantasy world, life & death, super strength ...
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 8.2
 35K
Castlevania (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: A dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepe himself. Inspired by the classic video game series.
Style: atmospheric, bloody, disturbing, bleak, apocalyptic
Plot: vampire, dark fantasy, vampire hunter, medieval, dracula, demon, computer game, magic, adaptation, clan, plague
Time: middle ages
Place: romania
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A Dog's Purpose (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A dog goes on quest to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes with multiple owners.
Style: touching, sad, sentimental, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: dog, reincarnation, animals, police dog, human animal relationship, dog movie, life & death, transformation, happy ending, adaptation, talking animals, love ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 80s, 1960s, 1990s ...
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Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Steve Coogan, an arrogant actor with low self-esteem and a complicated love life, is playing the eponymous role in an adaptation of "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" being filmed at a stately home. He constantly spars ...
Style: humorous, talky, witty, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: filmmaking, adaptation, artists and showbiz, couples, showbiz, buddies, disorder, director, nothing goes right, couple relations, rehearsal, actor's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, london
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 7.3
 4K
Howards End (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The social and class divisions in early 20th century England through the intersection of three families - the wealthy Wilcoxes, the gentle and idealistic Schlegels and the lower-middle class Basts.
Style: romantic, sincere, captivating, sentimental, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: adaptation, class differences, wealthy family, middle class, sister, house, society, couples, love and romance, family, love, love affair ...
Time: 20th century
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 7.7
 18K
Mildred Pierce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 336 min.
Story: A newly divorced, uniquely independent woman struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family in Depression-era California.
Style: emotional, serious, clever, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: depression, family relations, single parent, divorced divorcee, lovers, tragic event, struggle, suffering, friendship, ambitious, divorce, social differences ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
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Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After Elle Woods, the eternally perky, fashionably adventurous, famously blonde Harvard Law grad gets fired by her law firm because of her opposition to animal testing, she takes her fight to Washington. As an aide for Congresswoman Victoria Rudd, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: fashion, fish out of water, blonde, ambition, chihuahua, politics, beauty salon, rivalry, fighting the system, workplace situations, adaptation, pink ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., boston, usa, harvard university, u.s. capitol building ...
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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, dramatic, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, mental illness, mentally unstable, romance, love, family drama, social misfits, bipolar disorder, troubled, fall in love, supportive parent, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania, baltimore, new jersey
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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, futuristic, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: future dystopia, survival, young heroes, against the odds, contests and competitions, youth, heroes, society, killings, death, trap, heroine ...
Time: future
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Childhood's End (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After peaceful aliens invade earth, humanity finds itself living in a utopia under the indirect rule of the aliens, but does this utopia come at a price?
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, space and aliens, spacecraft, world domination, demon, danger, utopia, alien invasion, dishonesty, humanity in peril, adaptation, technology ...
Time: near future, 21st century, future
Place: usa, israel
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National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and ...
Style: gothic
Plot: frankenstein, monster, stage play, adaptation, play, scientist, obsession, monster as victim, man with no name, live performance, ethics, theatre play ...
Time: 1810s
Place: geneva switzerland, swiss alps
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Blood and Chocolate (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Romania
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young teenage werewolf is torn between honoring her family's secret and her love for a man.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, gothic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: werewolf, unlikely couple, forbidden love, fall in love, love and romance, supernatural ability, transformation, romance, supernatural, interspecies romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, chocolate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, romania, arc de triomphe paris, bucharest, paris france ...
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 5.8
 3K
Castaway (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island. The young Lucy Irving takes a chance on contacting him and after a couple of meetings they decide to go ahead. Once on the ...
Style: sexy, serious, scenic, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adventure, desert island, island, sexy woman, friendship, survival, isolation, deserted island, couples, fish out of water, adaptation, love story ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: europe, england, london, australia, antarctica
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 6.3
 13K
The Goldfinch (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In a rush of panic, he steals 'The Goldfinch', a painting that eventually draws him into a world of crime.
Style: atmospheric, non-linear, exciting, psychological, enigmatic
Plot: tragic event, art, friendship, drugs, parent child relationship, museum, foster home, bombing, painting, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, father son relationship ...
Place: manhattan new york city, amsterdam, new york
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon ...
Style: exciting, captivating, humorous, absurd, disturbing ...
Plot: adventure, demon, friendship, murder, supernatural, danger, death, teamwork, mentor, violence, sword, destiny ...
Time: 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo
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The Asterisk War (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Invertia was a meteor storm that caused an unprecedented disaster during the 20th century. Because of this disaster, numerous cities around the world were destroyed. However, within the meteor, an unknown element called mana was discovered. It ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, exciting, tense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: harem, danger, rivalry, violence, friendship, escapades, destiny, adaptation, mentor, adventure, love and romance, couples ...
Time: future
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 6.6
 7K
Ophelia (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Ophelia comes of age as lady-in-waiting for Queen Gertrude, and her singular spirit captures Hamlet's affections. As lust and betrayal threaten the kingdom, Ophelia finds herself trapped between true love and controlling her own destiny.
Style: colourful, scenic, exciting, stylized, inspirational
Plot: imaginary kingdom, castle, love and romance, murder, prince, adaptation, king, storytelling, revenge, battle, battles, nature ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark
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The Huntress: Rune of the Dead (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When Runa’s father disappears on a viking journey she steps up as head of her family, but she is tormented by strange nightmares. One day when she is out hunting, she stumbles across a wounded warrior who carries news of her father, new that seem ...
Style: disturbing, scary, bleak, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adaptation, family in danger, fear, supernatural, nightmare, family problems, danger, trapped, family, parents and children, life is a bitch, evil ...
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