Based on novel movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant based on novel movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, romantic, suspense, touching, sentimental and psychological films and TV shows about / with friendship, love, family relations, love and romance, romance, magic, death, based on a novel, couple relations and flashback plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as based on novel: Gabriel's Inferno (2020), Anne with an E (2017), Little Women (2019), The Untamed (2019), Bridgerton (2020), Rebecca (2020), Me Before You (2016), In Search for Captain Grant (1986), Little Fires Everywhere (2020), Violet Evergarden (2018).

List of based on novel movies

Gabriel's Inferno (2020)
Genre: Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An intriguing and sinful exploration of seduction, forbidden love, and redemption, Gabriel's Inferno is a captivating and wildly passionate tale of one man's escape from his own personal hell as he tries to earn the impossible--forgiveness ...
Style: affectionate, romantic, sentimental, surprise ending
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love at first sight, dark past, love story, submissive woman, male female relationship, love affair, love, old love, female student, university professor, first sex, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 8.7
 43K
Anne with an E (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood ...
Style: compassionate, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: friendship, orphan, family relations, child's point of view, small town, parents and children, teen romance, adventure, imaginary, school, society, teenage life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
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 7.8
 162K
Little Women (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.
Style: melancholic, sentimental, romantic, sweet, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: writers, sister sister relationship, women's rights, sister, generosity, sibling relationship, love, friendship, rivalry, intrigue, jealousy, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: new york, paris france, massachusetts, usa
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 9.0
 5K
The Untamed (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: China
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: In a land dominated by the mighty Wen clan, a young man named Wei Wuxian strikes up an unconventional friendship with justice-loving Lan Wangji. When the duo unexpectedly stumbles across evidence implicating the Wen clan’s chief in a plot to bring ...
Style: yaoi, unusual plot structure, suspense, captivating, visually appealing
Plot: martial artist, homosexual subtext, magical power, heroes, reincarnation, chinese, exorcist, young man, talent, death, magic, fantasy world ...
Place: ancient china, china
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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: sincere, touching, uplifting, romantic
Plot: reading a book, nazi occupation, female writer, writers, letter, world war two, german occupation, fiance fiancee relationship, friendship, love, strong female character, marriage proposal ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1946, post world war two
Place: london
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 7.3
 84K
Bridgerton (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Wealth, lust, and betrayal set in the backdrop of Regency era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.
Style: sexy, romantic, light, captivating, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love story, society, love and romance, love, aristocracy, marriage, eligible bachelor, family, sex scene, black man white woman relationship, sister sister relationship, relationships ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, london
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 6.0
 36K
Rebecca (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: After a whirlwind romance with a wealthy widower, a naïve bride moves to his family estate but can't escape the haunting shadow of his late wife.
Style: enigmatic, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: estate, incestuous relationship, mystery, aristocrat, husband wife relationship, obsession, haunted by the past, housekeeper, dark past, investigation, widower, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: cornwall, monte carlo, england, french riviera
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 7.4
 224K
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, man in a wheelchair, euthanasia, quadriplegic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
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In Search for Captain Grant (1986)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Soviet Union, Bulgaria
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
Story: Lord and Lady Glenarvan found a bottle in the ocean. this bottle contained a letter from captain Grant that he and 2 of his sailors had survived a disaster in sea and need help. Unfortunately, the letter was damaged by water, and only latitude is ...
Style: sincere, intense, exciting, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: travel, sea, ship, adventurer, journey, obsessive quest, ship captain
Time: 19th century
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Little Fires Everywhere (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 463 min.
TV show
Story: The intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. Explore the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in ...
Style: suspense, social, psychological, captivating, pink cinema
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, parents and children, female protagonist, conflict, strong female character, teenage sexuality, social differences, wealthy family, racial tension, female artist, lgbt teen, single parent ...
Time: year 1997, 1990s, 90s
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Violet Evergarden (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The war is over, and Violet Evergarden needs a job. Scarred and emotionless, she takes a job as a letter writer to understand herself and her past.
Style: touching, melancholic, serious, reflective, harsh ...
Plot: love, female protagonist, loss of loved one, typewriter, war, letter, romance, slice of life, travel, weapons, orphan, self fulfillment ...
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 6.4
 6K
Nancy Drew (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Young Nancy Drew makes plans to leave her hometown for college after high school graduation, but finds herself drawn into a supernatural murder mystery.
Style: captivating, enigmatic, bleak, tense, non-linear ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, teenager, danger, friendship, paranormal, murder, interracial, love and romance, mystery, secrets, supernatural ...
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All the Bright Places (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of Violet Markey and Theodore Finch, who meet and change each other’s lives forever. As they struggle with the emotional and physical scars of their past, they come together, discovering that even the smallest places and moments can mean ...
Style: uplifting, sweet, touching, sentimental, romantic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: interracial romance, teenager, love affair, destiny, youth, friendship, reunion, couple relations, couples, fall in love, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: indiana
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Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Spencer returns to the world of Jumanji, prompting his friends, his grandfather and his grandfather’s friend to enter a different and more dangerous version to save him.
Style: funny, breathtaking, captivating, surprise ending, colourful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jungle, adventure, adventurer, body swapping, superhuman powers, magic, female martial artist, quest, violence, friendship, teamwork, surrealism ...
Time: year 2019, 2010s
Place: new hampshire
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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Bell Cranell is a rookie adventurer and the sole member of his dirt-poor guild founded by the petite goddess Hestia. Adventurers come from far and wide looking to strike it big in the massive labyrinth known as Dungeon, located beneath the city of ...
Style: dark fantasy, exciting, captivating, enigmatic, romantic ...
Plot: magic, goddess, monster, magical sword, travel, dungeon, battles, mythology, harem, romance, creature, happiness ...
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 5.1
 61K
The Snowman (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Sweden
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous looking snowman.
Style: serious, surprise ending, melancholic, suspense, neo noir
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, snow, snowman, murder, missing woman, police detective, clue, missing person, drunkenness, suicide by drowning, corpse ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, 2000s, year 1989, year 2006 ...
Place: norway, oslo norway
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Close to the Horizon (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jessica knows exactly what her life is supposed to look like and where it takes her. But then she meets Danny. He has a complicated past and could confuse all their plans. Jessica has to decide.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, romantic, emotional
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, young couple, couple relations, fall in love, illness, youth, obstacle, attraction, friendship, falling in love, dark secret, court ...
Time: contemporary
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Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: When Haruhito awakens, he's in the dark. He doesn't know where he is, why is he here, and where he came from. Around him there are several men and women who have the same circumstances. Haruhito and his companions find themselves in a ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, magic, adventure, parallel world, monster, survival, struggle for survival, magical, teamwork, memory loss, team, battles ...
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The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me? (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Shingo Ichinomiya, a 25-year-old man working at a firm company, while thinking of tomorrow's busy working day, goes to sleep. However, when he woke up, he found himself in a room unknown to him and realized that he is inside a 6-years-old body, ...
Style: psychological, whimsical, captivating, enigmatic
Plot: fantasy world, child, aristocracy, new life, puzzle, wizards and magicians, relocation, magical power, life turned upside down, supernatural ability, supernatural power, wizards ...
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My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: After hitting her head particularly hard one day, Duke Claes' daughter, Katarina, suddenly recalls all the memories of her past life: that of a teenage Japanese girl. Just before her untimely death, this girl recalls playing an otome game... ...
Style: manga, parody, humorous, captivating, romantic ...
Plot: memories, reincarnation, romance, game, love, noble, heiress, villainess, past life, adventure, computers and web, life ...
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Boogiepop and Others (2019)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: There is an urban legend that tells of a shinigami that can release people from the pain they are suffering. This "Angel of Death" has a name—Boogiepop. And the legends are true. Boogiepop is real. When a rash of disappearances involving ...
Style: seinen, psychological, contemplative, scary, captivating ...
Plot: high school, supernatural, alter ego, murderer, ogre, urban legend, angel of death, monster, high school student, grim reaper, chase, death ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
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Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 57 min.
Story: A gang of sharp witted street kids save Sherlock Holmes from an accusation of murder and help to foil an audacious robbery.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense
Plot: sherlock holmes, accused of murder, street kid, murder investigation, crime investigation, private detective, murder mystery, homicide detective, uncover truth, private investigation, crime solving, sleuth ...
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The Princess and the Pilot (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The war between the Levamme Empire and the Amatsukami Imperium has been raging for years. In the midst of this struggle, the prince of the Levamme Empire declares his love for Juana del Moral and vows to end the war in one year, as part of his ...
Style: sincere, romantic, captivating, exciting, serious
Plot: fall in love, freedom, love, friendship, air battle, fictional war, pilot, princess, bonding, pretty girl, fighter pilot, marriage proposal ...
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 8.5
 47K
Normal People (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 339 min.
TV show
Story: Marianne and Connell weave in and out of each other’s lives in this exploration of sex, power and the desire to love and be loved. Adaptation of Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel.
Style: affectionate, romantic, touching, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: star crossed lovers, secret relationship, university, coming of age, small town, school, love story, social misfits, male nudity, female nudity, couple relations, social differences ...
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
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Looking for Alaska (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 426 min.
TV show
Story: A new arrival at a boarding school falls in love with a beguiling female student.
Style: touching, sweet, twists and turns, suspenseful, romantic ...
Plot: teenager, couple relations, youth, fall in love, love affair, love, friendship, mystery, riddles and clues, boarding school, search, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 149K
Altered Carbon (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After 250 years on ice, a prisoner returns to life in a new body with one chance to win his freedom: by solving a mind-bending murder.
Style: futuristic, exciting, captivating, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, investigation, murder, virtual reality, resistance fighter, twists & turns, adventure, artificial intelligence, consciousness, female nudity, multiple storylines, danger ...
Time: distant future, future
Place: san francisco
Is relevant ?
 5.3
 4K
The Watch (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
TV show
Story: A group of misfit cops rise up from decades of helplessness to save their corrupt city from catastrophe. Inspired by the characters created by Sir Terry Pratchett’s famous “Discworld” novels.
Style: captivating, semi serious, tense, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: werewolf, police officer, supernatural, magical, security guard, serial killer, vampire, survival, monster, witch, supernatural power, mentor ...
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 5K
Howards End (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
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: sentimental, romantic, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: class differences, social class, wealthy family, sister, house, class system, love affair, love and romance, family, couples, couple relations, society ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england
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His Dark Materials (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lyra is an orphan who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious ...
Style: atmospheric, suspense, enigmatic, dark
Plot: child protagonist, magic, parallel universe, arctic, friendship, children, prophecy, travel, science, orphan, alternate universe, church ...
Place: united kingdom, norway
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: touching, heartbreaking, emotional, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, jewish, against humanity, childhood, friendship, war, nazism, gas chamber, atrocity, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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