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 suspense, captivating, thought provoking, touching, atmospheric and serious films and TV shows about / with death, love, coming of age, friendship, teenager, adaptation, blood, father son relationship, courage and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as based on novel: Bridgerton (2020), Gabriel's Inferno (2020), Little Women (2019), Anne with an E (2017), Me Before You (2016), Jane Eyre (2011), All the Bright Places (2020), The Shining (1980), Gone Girl (2014), Gerald's Game (2017).

List of based on novel movies

Bridgerton (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, 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, captivating, romantic, light, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: society, love, love story, love and romance, couple relations, aristocracy, eligible bachelor, marriage, family, sex scene, relationships, wooing ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, georgian era
Place: england, london
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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, captivating, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dark past, male teacher female student affair, female student, love story, love at first sight, first sex, romance, fall in love, university professor, submissive woman, male female relationship, guilt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: romantic, sentimental, melancholic, inspirational, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, family outing
Plot: love, sisters, generosity, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, friendship, coming of age, writers, sister sister relationship, women's rights, publisher, sister ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: new york, france, paris france, usa, massachusetts
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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, sincere, touching, realistic, sad ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: orphan, child's point of view, friendship, teenage life, small town, family relations, school, coming of age, adventure, parents and children, children's home, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: canada
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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, teens, date night
Plot: disability, love, romance, love story, love and romance, fall in love, handicapped, quadriplegic, caregiver, euthanasia, death, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, usa, switzerland, mallorca ...
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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: touching, gothic, atmospheric, captivating, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: love, forbidden love, love and romance, romance, social differences, fall in love, unlikely couple, young woman, older man younger woman relationship, family secret, power of love, estate ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 70s, edwardian era, 1840s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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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: romantic, sweet, uplifting, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: teenager, love and romance, teen romance, true love, interracial romance, coming of age, love affair, teenage crush, traumatic experience, destiny, psychological trauma, love story ...
Time: contemporary
Place: indiana
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The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
Style: psychological, suspense, scary, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: isolation, hotel, ghost, insanity, supernatural, snow, imaginary friend, haunted house, father son relationship, evil, psychopath, winter ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1920s, 70s
Place: colorado, denver colorado, usa, florida, miami ...
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Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, suspense, twist ending, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: twists and turns, mystery, infidelity, murder mystery, adultery, investigation, missing person, femme fatale, manipulation, police investigation, missing wife, disappearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2012
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, missouri, st. louis missouri
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Gerald's Game (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When her husband's sex game goes wrong, Jessie (who is handcuffed to a bed in a remote lake house) faces warped visions, dark secrets and a dire choice.
Style: psychological, suspense, disturbing, rough, exciting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: childhood trauma, survival, hallucination, childhood memory, alone, mind game, split personality, psychological trauma, symbolism, child abuse, eclipse, perseverance ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: new orleans, alabama
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Les Misérables (2012)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.
Style: epic, emotional, inspirational, harsh, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: rebellion, redemption, corpse, parole, army, prostitute, revolution, father daughter relationship, suicide, dying man, fall in love, convict ...
Time: 19th century, future, victorian era, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, london, europe
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The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As the English and French soldiers battle for control of the American colonies in the 18th century, the settlers and native Americans are forced to take sides. Cora and her sister Alice unwittingly walk into trouble but are reluctantly saved by ...
Style: epic, exciting, sexy, visually appealing, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: native american, indians, army, wilderness, native americans, freedom, colonial america, american indian, american history, adventure, war, colonialism ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, middle ages, 1930s
Place: england, usa
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War & Peace (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 380 min.
TV show
Story: Sumptuous BBC mini-series following the fortunes and the rise and fall of five aristocratic families in the waning days of imperial Russia.
Style: captivating, epic, stylized, serious, emotional ...
Plot: imperial russia, society, napoleonic wars, inheritance, love story, love and romance, wartime life, illegitimate son, courage, aristocracy, fall in love, family ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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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, dark fantasy
Audience: teen drama
Plot: friendship, magic, prophecy, travel, child protagonist, conspiracy, children, church, journey, grownups, talking animals, supernatural ...
Time: future, 2010s, 2020s
Place: london, united kingdom, norway
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Dune (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure ...
Style: epic, suspense, captivating, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: desert, alien planet, space opera, survival, messiah, destiny, prophecy, spy, space wars, distopia, premonition, empire ...
Time: future, distant future, 2020s, contemporary
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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, social, psychological ...
Plot: star crossed lovers, university, coming of age, secret relationship, love story, school, sex scene, romance, social misfits, nudity (full frontal - brief), couple relations, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
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American Gods (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel about an ex-con who becomes the traveling partner of a conman who turns out to be one of the older gods trying to recruit troops to battle the upstart deities.
Style: tense, psychedelic, serious, erotic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, legends and myths, ex convict, mystery, mysterious character, death, travel, road trip, deception, supernatural power, deity ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2020s, 2010s
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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK, Malta
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Genius Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American tycoon aboard the Orient Express train.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, artsy, twist ending, dramatic ...
Plot: investigation, murder mystery, train, whodunit, vengeance, murder, snow, private detective, crimes, justice, conspiracy, suspect ...
Time: 1930s, year 1934, 1920s, pre world war two, post world war one
Place: alps, venice, jerusalem, istanbul turkey, mediterranean sea ...
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Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, thought provoking, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: twists and turns, imaginary friend, psychology, fight, plot twist, self destructing, fighting the system, split personality, insanity, losing-it hero, schizophrenia, against the rules ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: delaware, usa
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Belgravia (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A tale of secrets and scandals set in 1840s London. When the Trenchards accept an invitation to the now legendary ball hosted by the Duchess of Richmond on the fateful evening of the Battle of Waterloo, it sets in motion a series of events that will ...
Style: captivating, romantic, sincere, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: high society, aristocracy, estate, family secret, twists and turns, merchant, life, aristocrat, family, family life, conflict, kindness ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, future, 1840s
Place: london, england
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Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: clever, witty, captivating, exciting, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sherlock holmes, investigation, mastermind, murder mystery, private detective, friendship, partners, british, riddles and clues, mind game, intelligence, talented ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, england, scotland yard, europe
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To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected ...
Style: touching, enigmatic, compassionate, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing
Plot: lawyer, racism, courtroom drama, courtroom, small town, rape, single father, poverty, legal, childhood, father daughter relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 1930s, year 1932, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
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Shadow and Bone (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A teenage orphan who grows up in the land of Ravka. Her entire life changes after unexpectedly harnessing a power she never knew she had to save her best friend.
Style: disturbing, mysterious, captivating, unusual plot structure, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: magic, power, young woman, supernatural, magical, magician, black magic, crew, showdown, adventure, conspiracy, evil plot ...
Time: future, 19th century
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Infinite (2021)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Evan McCauley has skills he never learned and memories of places he has never visited. Self-medicated and on the brink of a mental breakdown, a secret group that call themselves “Infinites” come to his rescue, revealing that his memories are ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, futuristic, spiritual ...
Plot: russian roulette, reincarnation, final battle, destruction, past life, schizophrenia, weapons, final showdown, struggle, secret, megalomaniac, female mercenary ...
Time: year 1985, 2020s, 80s
Place: mexico city, usa, himalaya, north america, london ...
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Summer of 85 (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: What do you dream of when you're 16 years old and in a seaside resort in Normandy in the 1980s? A best friend? A lifelong teen pact? Scooting off on adventures on a boat or a motorbike? Living life at breakneck speed? No. You dream of death. ...
Style: sincere, touching, thought provoking, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, summer, lgbt, teenager, lgbt teen, death, teenage boy, friendship, accidental death, death of friend, gay teenager, teenage protagonist ...
Time: year 1985, 80s
Place: normandy, france
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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, fairy tale, feel good, saga, christian film ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: fantasy world, sword fight, talking animals, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, queen, witch, prince, adventure, family, centaur, wizards ...
Time: 1940s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: london
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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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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: sexy, romantic, emotional, light, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: love, opposites attract, teenager, teen romance, fall in love, college, teenage love, youth, teenage boy, high school hunk, couples, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, 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: sad, emotional, touching, heartbreaking, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, jewish, war, childhood, nazi, friendship, boy, military, gas chamber, german ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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Jaws (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.
Style: scary, suspense, tense, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, animal attack, ocean, shark attack, monster, beach, dangerous animal, fear, survival, killer shark, creature feature, great white shark ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new york state, new england, new york ...
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