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 melancholic, serious, touching, atmospheric, interesting and clever films and TV shows about / with book, storytelling, mentor, adaptation, death, dialogue, catastrophe, runaway, destiny and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as book: The Book Thief (2013), After (2019), The Jane Austen Book Club (2007), The Ninth Gate (1999), Fahrenheit 451 (1966), Inkheart (2008), The Book of Eli (2010), The Babadook (2014), The NeverEnding Story (1984), Patient Seven (2016).

List of book movies

 7.6
 118K
The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, adoption, family secret, human spirit, nazi germany, book, life is a bitch, jewish, world war two, youth, childhood, against humanity ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1938 ...
Place: germany, europe
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 5.6
 7K
After (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young woman falls for a guy with a dark secret and the two embark on a rocky relationship.
Style: romantic, emotional, sexy, light
Audience: teens
Plot: college, fall in love, youth, opposites attract, couples, student, love, sex scene, boyfriend, virgin, book, young heroes ...
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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, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: book, friendship, love and romance, infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, literature, break-up, lesbian, teacher, computer genius, reconciliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: usa, california, england
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 6.7
 153K
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, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, collector, curses spells and rituals, devil, danger, occult, satanism, book, artifact, mystery, millionaire, destiny ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, new york, southern france, portugal ...
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 7.3
 38K
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: futuristic, stylized, intellectual, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: book, future dystopia, totalitarianism, resistance, book burning, social decay, rebellion, fighting the system, social activist, layoff, snitch, fall in love ...
Time: future, 1960s, near future
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 6.1
 68K
Inkheart (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, UK, USA
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: exciting, fairy tale, touching, stylized, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, adventurer, family, imaginary, parents and children, book, young heroes, disappearance, real world, fictional reality, eavesdropping, magic ...
Time: middle ages
Place: dungeon
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 6.9
 268K
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, rough, tense, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, chaos, lone wolves, christianity, warrior, future dystopia, brutality, danger, heroes, post apocalyptic, tough heroes ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, cross country, san francisco
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 6.8
 168K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror
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: scary, psychological, tense, bleak, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, supernatural, family in danger, nightmare, dysfunctional family, book, dealing with death, mental illness, nightmare comes true, deadly creature, single mother, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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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: feel good, touching, atmospheric, fairy tale, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, dragon, adventure, good versus evil, mythology, escapades, evil force, oracle, magic, giant, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: 80s
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Patient Seven (2016)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film centers on Dr. Marcus, a renowned psychiatrist who has selected 6 severe mentally ill and dangerous patients from the Spring Valley Mental Hospital to interview as part of research for his new book. As Dr. Marcus interviews each patient, ...
Style: brutal, macabre, enigmatic, psychological, twist ending
Plot: psychiatrist, mental patient, doctor, hallucination, mental institution, book, zombie apocalypse, anthology, interview, death, pistol, snow ...
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American Animals (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka, Eric Borsuk and Chas Allen are four friends who live an ordinary existence in Kentucky. After a visit to Transylvania University, Lipka comes up with the idea to steal the rarest and most valuable books from the ...
Style: based on true events, realistic, cynical, slang, talky
Plot: heist, disguise, library, university, unreliable narrator, book, theft, heist gone wrong, travel, arrest, buddies, partners ...
Time: 2000s
Place: kentucky, pennsylvania
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 6.8
 17K
Restless (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A powerful and emotional coming of age story, this remarkable tale is told with honesty and originality that will leave audiences moved. In the film, two outsiders, both shaped by the circumstances that have brought them together, forge a deep and ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, melancholic, psychological, touching ...
Plot: teenage love, terminal illness, ghost, funeral, book, fighting illness, death of parent, sadness, romance, pilot, teenage life, young people ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.1
 18K
Book Club (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading Fifty Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.
Style: humorous, light, romantic, ironic, melancholic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: female friendship, female protagonist, book, kiss, reading a book, dinner, rooftop, drinking, dating, widow, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.4
 116K
Capote (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.
Style: captivating, based on true events, intellectual, talky, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, murder, moral dilemma, lifestyle, crimes, manipulation, book, investigation, literature, death, friendship, character study ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 60s, 50s, 20th century ...
Place: kansas, usa, turkey, europe, alabama ...
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 5.9
 5K
Angel (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Belgium, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Edwardian England. A precocious girl from a poor background with aspirations to being a novelist finds herself swept to fame and fortune when her tasteless romances hit the best seller lists. Her life changes in unexpected ways when she encounters ...
Style: clever, witty, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, writer's life, estate, social differences, rise to the top, ambition, unfulfillment, family relations, couple relations, love, rise and fall, society ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
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Whisper of the Heart (1995)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Shizuku lives a simple life, dominated by her love for stories and writing. One day she notices that all the library books she has have been previously checked out by the same person: 'Seiji Amasawa'. Curious as to who he is, Shizuku meets ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, realistic, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: cat, teenage love, love, first love, coming of age, follow your dream, education, book, imagination, high school, library, writing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, japan, tokyo, europe, asia
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 5.2
 13K
Dark Crimes (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Poland, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Polish detective becomes suspicious of a controversial author when the incidents described in his unpublished novel resemble the inner workings of an unsolved murder.
Style: melancholic, captivating, bleak, enigmatic
Plot: murder investigation, book, writers, police detective, violence, death, locked in a cage, rivalry, sexual abuse, man crying, violent sex, rape ...
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The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, clever ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, love and romance, first love, fall in love, coping, youth, dealing with death, fighting illness, human relationship, teenage life, dying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
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 6.1
 93K
Sphere (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The OSSA discovers a spacecraft thought to be at least 300 years old at the bottom of the ocean. Immediately following the discovery, they decide to send a team down to the depths of the ocean to study the space craft.They are the best of best, ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: paranoia, psychologist, first contact, adventure, danger, survival, supernatural, ocean or sea, imagination, alien, book, group of strangers ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
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 6.3
 69K
Goosebumps (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, 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: humorous, exciting, scary, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, werewolf, teenagers, small town, escapades, ventriloquist dummy, monster, fantasy world, family, magic, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: maryland, usa
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 5.9
 14K
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, psychological, disturbing, tense, serious ...
Plot: murder, book, alter ego, ghost, brain tumor, sparrow, razor, blackmail, supernatural, deadly, dishonesty, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.3
 46K
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: tense, exciting, dark humor, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: corpse, lesbian kiss, characters killed one by one, villainess, teenager, police officer killed, sacrifice, book, blood, murder, satanic ritual, accidental suicide ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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The Door in the Floor (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Alternately tragic and comic, an exploration of the complexities of love in both its brightest and darkest corners. Adapted from John Irving's best-selling novel A Widow for One Year, the film is set in the privileged beach community of East ...
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: book, fainting, infidelity, innocence, beach, assistant, summer, writer's life, cheating wife, dysfunctional family, suburbs, death in the family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.6
 15K
Genius (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: New York in the 1920s. Max Perkins, literary editor at Scribner’s Sons is the first to sign such subsequent literary greats as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. When a sprawling, chaotic 1,000-page manuscript by an unknown writer named ...
Style: intellectual, melancholic, talky, inspirational, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: novelist, book, genius, writers, eccentricity, creativity, unlikely friendships, destiny, obsession, mentor, writer's life, life philosophy ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
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The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Once again, Bastian is transported to the world of Fantasia which he recently managed to save from destruction. However, the land is now being destroyed by an evil sorceress, Xayide, so he must join up with Atreyu and face the Emptiness once more.
Style: stylized, semi serious, serious, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, good versus evil, book, invisibility, empress, friendship, sorceress, giant, dragon, reading, adventure, family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young but bright former window cleaner rises to the top of his company by following the advice of a book about ruthless advancement in business.
Style: witty, stylized, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: business, advertising, office, book, rise to the top, love and romance, cons and scams, workplace situations, couple relations, overnight success, unsupportive coworkers, working the system ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: usa, new york
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The Book of Henry (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Naomi Watts stars as Susan, a single mother of two, working as a waitress in a small town. Her son, Henry, is an 11-year-old genius who not only manages the family finances but acts as emotional support for his mother and younger brother. When Henry ...
Style: emotional, sad, serious, captivating, touching
Plot: suicide, boy genius, brain tumor, single mother, death of brother, child custody, bullying, stepfather, school principal, precocious child, brother brother relationship, small town ...
Place: new york state
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 7.6
 22K
Mr. Church (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A unique friendship develops when a little girl and her dying mother inherit a cook - Mr. Church. What begins as an arrangement that should only last six months, instead spans fifteen years.
Style: sentimental, compassionate, emotional, melancholic, sad ...
Plot: friendship, family, life philosophy, relationships, book, cooking, family bonds, terminal illness, destiny, cook, idealism, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s
Place: usa
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 7.6
 86K
The Hurricane (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
Style: touching, thought provoking, factual, inspirational, sincere ...
Plot: prison, boxing, false accusation, racism, courtroom, friendship, freedom, prison life, fighting the system, injustice, prejudice, discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: new jersey, toronto ontario canada, canada
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 7.2
 67K
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, serious, atmospheric, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gang, friendship, small town, murder, machismo, juvenile delinquency, book, street gang, juvenile delinquent, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa
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