Book movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant book movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out weird, visually appealing, serious, interesting, atmospheric and cult film films and TV shows about / with book, mentor, adaptation, storytelling, catastrophe, dialogue, runaway, literature, destiny and death plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
book movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as book: The Outsiders (1983), The Babadook (2014), The Book Thief (2013), The Book of Eli (2010), Fahrenheit 451 (1966), The NeverEnding Story (1984), Inkheart (2008), The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017), The Ninth Gate (1999), The Jane Austen Book Club (2007).

List of book movies

The Outsiders (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two poor greasers, Johnny, and Ponyboy are assaulted by a vicious gang, the socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events.
Style: sentimental, stylized, sexy, intense, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, juvenile delinquent, teenager, gang, street gang, runaway, friendship, rivalry, brother brother relationship, small town, dysfunctional family, class differences ...
Time: 60s, future, 80s, 20th century, 50s
Place: oklahoma, usa
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The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Style: psychological, scary, macabre, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, supernatural, nightmare, ghost, single mother, insanity, dysfunctional family, fear, isolation, sleeping, family in danger, nightmare comes true ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, chick flick
Plot: world war two, holocaust, jewish, nazi, war, adoption, childhood, human spirit, nazi germany, life is a bitch, against humanity, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1939, year 1938 ...
Place: germany, europe
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The Book of Eli (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
Style: futuristic, serious, heroic, biblical, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, lone hero, desert, religion, protector, faith, dystopic future, chaos, future dystopia, bible ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, san francisco
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Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the future, the government maintains control of public opinion by outlawing literature and maintaining a group of enforcers, known as "firemen", to perform the necessary book burnings. Fireman Montag begins to question the morality of ...
Style: atmospheric, futuristic, thought provoking, tense, stylized ...
Plot: distopia, totalitarianism, future dystopia, fighting the system, social decay, justice, resistance, secrets, lone hero, dystopic future, culture clash, rebellion ...
Time: future, near future, 60s
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The NeverEnding Story (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, light, surreal, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, chick flick, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, adventure, imaginary kingdom, imagination, good versus evil, child protagonist, magic, oracle, fantasy world, heroic mission, evil force, horse ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, future
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Inkheart (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, UK, USA, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The adventures of a father and his young daughter, in their search for a long lost book that will help reunite a missing, close relative.
Style: touching, exciting, fairy tale, dark fantasy, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night, pre-teens ...
Plot: adventure, wizards, fictional reality, adventurer, young heroes, family, family relations, parents and children, fantasy becomes reality, writers, father daughter relationship, supernatural ...
Time: middle ages
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The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 1843, Dickens was a literary rock star, but struggling financially after the slow sales of his previous novel, Martin Chuzzlewit. Seized with the vision of a story that would fire the hearts of humanity, Dickens pitched his publishers A Christmas ...
Style: motivational, feel good, thought provoking, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: christmas, victorian england, writers, father son relationship, debt, publisher, inspiration, charles dickens, poverty, writer's block, friend, sleeping ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, future, year 1943
Place: england, london, turkey, new york
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The Ninth Gate (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An all-expenses-paid international search for a rare copy of the book, 'The Nine Gates of the Shadow Kingdom' brings an unscrupulous book dealer deep into a world of murder, double-dealing and satanic worship.
Style: gothic, dark, satanic, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: occult, supernatural, devil, investigation, collector, obsession, chase, secret society, curses spells and rituals, mystery, murder, satanism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, spain, europe, south of france ...
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The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen. As they delve into Austen's literature, the club members find themselves dealing with life experiences that parallel the themes of the books they are reading.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: literature, friendship, infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, crumbling marriage, family relations, loneliness, love, happy ending, multiple storylines, breakup ...
Time: 21st century, 19th century, contemporary
Place: england, california, usa
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama
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, emotional, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, friendship, first love, adolescence, youth, teenage girl, shyness, high school life, suicide, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, year 1991, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
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The Pagemaster (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Tyler knows a lot about accidents. So much so, he is scared to do anything that might endanger him, like riding his bike, or climbing into his treehouse. While in an old library, he is mystically transported into the unknown world of books, and he ...
Style: melancholic, touching, feel good, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, adventure, mischievous children, wizards, dragon, imagination, parallel universe, children, magic wand, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
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The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.
Style: touching, romantic, sincere, uplifting, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: world war two, writers, german occupation, marriage proposal, letter, nazi occupation, friendship, fiance fiancee relationship, strong female character, german soldier, female writer, unwed mother ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, year 1941, year 1946
Place: london
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Goosebumps (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After moving to a small town, Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets next door neighbor Hannah, the daughter of bestselling Goosebumps series author R.L. Stine. When Zach unintentionally unleashes real monsters from their manuscripts and ...
Style: exciting, humorous, scary, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, horror for children
Plot: monster, good versus evil, adventure, werewolf, magic, ventriloquist dummy, youth, family, high school, praying mantis, destiny, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: connecticut, maryland, usa
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The Babysitter (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Cole stays up past his bedtime, he discovers that his hot babysitter is part of a Satanic cult that will stop at nothing to keep him quiet.
Style: suspense, exciting, slasher, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teenager, bully, murder, dark humor, accidental suicide, sacrifice, satanic ritual, satanic cult, home invasion, corpse, hanging, stalking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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The Dark Half (1993)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Thad Beaumont is the author of a highly successful series of violent pulp thrillers written under the pseudonym of ‘George Stark’, but when he decides to ‘kill-off’ his alter-ego in a mock ceremony, it precipitates a string of sadistic ...
Style: scary, disturbing, psychological, slasher, rough ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, twins, blackmail, life philosophy, lookalikes, supernatural ability, investigation, alter ego, writers, zombie, serial killer ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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Ghostwriter (2019)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: When a ghost haunts a neighborhood bookstore and starts releasing fictional characters into the real world, four kids must team up to solve an exciting mystery surrounding the ghost’s unfinished business.
Style: mysterious, captivating, entertaining, fairy tale
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, bookstore, friends, mystery, boy, adventure, grandparent and grandchild, magic, high school life, paranormal phenomena, fantasy world, talking animals ...
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A Discovery of Witches (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 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.
Style: stylized, romantic, captivating, scenic, enigmatic ...
Plot: witch, vampire, magic, supernatural, vampire human love, love and romance, magical, witchcraft, magical power, romance, impossible love, interspecies romance ...
Place: britain, london, united kingdom
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The End of the Tour (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'
Style: philosophical, meditative, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: loneliness, journalism, writers, suicide, friendship, death, depression, writer's life, mentor, honest, character study, media ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: usa, minnesota, illinois, minneapolis minnesota, new york
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The Neverending Story III (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.
Style: feel good, entertaining, humorous, unusual plot structure, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, adventure, dragon, good versus evil, bullying, imaginary kingdom, youth, family, childhood, heroes, escapades, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
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Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, thought provoking, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: mental illness, coming of age, suicide, female protagonist, suicide attempt, psychiatrist, insanity, psychiatric ward, psychology, friendship, borderline personality disorder, mental institution ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
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Night Train to Lisbon (2013)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, Germany, Portugal
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Raimund Gregorius, having saved a beautiful Portuguese woman from leaping to her death, stumbles upon a mesmerizing book by a Portuguese author, which compels him to suddenly abandon the boring life he has led for years and to embark on an ...
Style: atmospheric, intense, philosophical, talky, serious ...
Plot: dictatorship, resistance, mystery, self discovery, friendship, revolution, suicide attempt, poet, obsessive quest, investigation, train travel, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, 70s, 20th century, contemporary, year 1974
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal, england, europe, spain ...
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous ...
Style: dark fantasy, epic, scenic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: magic, harry potter, witch, magical, wizards, boarding school, wizards and magicians, chosen one, bravery, young heroes, friendship, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, year 1998, year 1997
Place: london, europe, england
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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, fairy tale, enigmatic, gothic, bleak ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, adventure, children, death in the family, steampunk, child in peril, happy ending, young heroes, siblings relations, dishonesty, destiny, loss of mother ...
Time: 1940s, victorian era
Place: peru
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84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a humorous script-reader in her New York apartment sees an ad in the Saturday Review of Literature for a bookstore in London that does mail order, she begins a very special correspondence and friendship with Frank Doel, the bookseller who works ...
Style: romantic, touching, sexy, sincere, affectionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: correspondence, friendship, death, bookstore, writers, marriage, post war, dentist, longing, pen pal, love, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, london, england, usa, europe
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The Colour of Magic (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
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Story: As Rincewind involuntarily becomes a guide to the naive tourist Twoflower, they find themselves forced to flee the city of Ankh-Morpork to escape a terrible fire, and begin on a journey across the Disc. Unknown to them, their journey & fate ...
Style: exciting, humorous, light, funny, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, magic, heroes, heroic mission, wizards, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, tourist, alternate dimension, dragon, unlikely hero ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
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Misery (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, insanity, psychopath, kidnapping, female psychopath, snow, loneliness, obsessed fan, rage, hostage, mentally unstable, manic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: colorado, usa
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Fahrenheit 451 (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In an oppressive future, a 'fireman' whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task.
Style: futuristic, surprise ending, captivating, tense, psychotronic ...
Plot: partners, society, crimes, firefighter, resistance, fighting the system, childhood memory, couple relations, redemption, murder, meaning of life, fire ...
Time: near future, future
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
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The Lord of the Rings (1978)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Spain
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth.
Style: atmospheric, scenic, serious, epic, exciting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, mission, wizards and magicians, obsessive quest, heroes, wizards, witchcraft, elf, friendship, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: prehistory, 70s, prehistoric times
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Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: mind bending, futuristic, thought provoking, philosophical, cerebral ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: time travel, space travel, father daughter relationship, nasa, astronaut, distopia, survival, space station, end of the world, scientist, science, adventure ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
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