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, touching, sincere, exciting and realistic films and TV shows about / with friendship, love, romance, love and romance, based on a novel, flashback, school, murder, husband wife relationship and little girl plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Animation genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as based on novel: Little Women (2019), Anne with an E (2017), Little Fires Everywhere (2020), All the Bright Places (2020), Jumanji: The Next Level (2019), The Snowman (2017), The Princess and the Pilot (2011), Dracula (2020), Normal People (2020), Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash (2016).

List of based on novel movies

The Guernsey Literary and 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: romantic, sincere, touching, uplifting
Plot: nazi occupation, female writer, letter, friendship, reading a book, island, fiance fiancee relationship, world war two, love, german soldier, hunger, book ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1946
Place: london
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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: sentimental, melancholic, romantic, inspirational, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: sister sister relationship, writers, sibling relationship, sister, love, friendship, women's rights, generosity, intrigue, romance, rivalry, jealousy ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, new york, paris france, massachusetts
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My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! (2020)
Genre: Animation
Country: Japan
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: captivating, light, unusual plot structure, entertaining
Plot: dating, female villain, past life, school, romance, memories, video game, obsessive quest, aristocrat, villain played by lead actor
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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: sincere, compassionate, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, family relations, orphan, children's home, school, parents and children, society, child's point of view, imaginary, adventure, teen romance, small town ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
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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, psychological, social, pink cinema
Audience: chick flick
Plot: parents and children, teenage sexuality, social differences, female artist, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, wealthy family, conflict, strong female character, lgbt teen, racial tension, single parent ...
Time: year 1997, 1990s, 90s
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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, sentimental, touching, romantic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: teenager, interracial romance, love affair, destiny, friendship, hopes, couple relations, love and romance, reunion, couples, fall in love, youth ...
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, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jungle, adventure, adventurer, magic, friendship, violence, surrealism, virtuality, quest, strongman, fight, map ...
Time: year 2019, 2010s
Place: new hampshire
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The Snowman (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, China, Sweden, Japan
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
Plot: serial killer, snowman, police investigation, missing woman, winter, snow, murder, clue, police detective, missing person, decapitation, blood ...
Time: year 1989, 2000s, year 2006, 2010s, year 1945 ...
Place: norway, oslo norway
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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: serious, sincere, exciting, captivating, romantic
Plot: fall in love, love, friendship, princess, air battle, pilot, fictional war, pretty girl, freedom, bonding, fighter pilot, marriage proposal ...
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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: captivating, exciting, romantic, enigmatic
Plot: magic, monster, dark fantasy, dungeon, goddess, harem, travel, romance, magical sword, battles, mythology, happiness ...
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Dracula (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: Transylvania, 1897. The blood-drinking Count Dracula is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, bloody, brutal, bleak
Plot: vampire, dracula, vampire human love, nun, immortality, undead, vampire hunter, based on a novel, male female relationship, modern day adaptation, captive, studying ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, contemporary, 1890s
Place: transylvania
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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, thought provoking, social ...
Plot: university, coming of age, star crossed lovers, school, secret relationship, love story, social misfits, male nudity, female nudity, small town, couple relations, social differences ...
Place: ireland
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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, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: parallel world, struggle for survival, friendship, memory loss, team, adventure, video game, protection, monster, magical, battles, survival ...
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Toradora! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: It’s Ryuji’s first day as a junior in high school and it seems as if things are looking up. He gets to sit in between his only friend, Yusaku, and, more importantly, the girl he’s secretly crushing on, Minori Kushieda. But just when he thinks ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, shoujo, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, love and romance, teenage life, high school, school, youth, romance, wooing, slice of life, unrequited love, high school life ...
Place: japan, asia
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The Bookshop (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in an small English town in 1959, the story of a woman who decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop, a decision which becomes a political minefield.
Style: tense, sincere, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: shopkeeper, bookstore, small town, storekeeper, literature, narrow mindedness, widow, society, rivalry, platonic relationship, independent woman, furnace ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: germany
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Gabriel's Inferno (2020)
Genre: Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 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: romantic, affectionate, sentimental, surprise ending
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love at first sight, first sex, dark past, submissive woman, old love, male female relationship, love affair, love, love story, power relations, romance, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, emotional, romantic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, young couple, fall in love, youth, illness, obstacle, attraction, friendship, falling in love, dark secret, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: After having descended upon this world, the gods have created guilds where adventurers can test their mettle. These guilds, known as "familia," grant adventurers the chance to explore, gather, hunt, or simply enjoy themselves. The Sword ...
Style: captivating, exciting, humorous, absurd
Plot: crimes, friendship, rivalry, danger, escapades, adventure, adaptation, violence, society, youth, destiny, sword ...
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Goblin Slayer (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A young priestess has formed her first adventuring party, but almost immediately they find themselves in distress. It's the Goblin Slayer who comes to their rescue—a man who's dedicated his life to the extermination of all goblins, by ...
Style: brutal, bloody, erotic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: goblin, priestess, murder, fantasy world, violence, young girl, mentor, sexuality, blood, rape, demon, blood spatter ...
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Into the Labyrinth (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The anomalous heat wave overwhelms everything, forcing everyone to reverse the pace of life: only during the hours of darkness it is possible to work, move, survive. And it is precisely in the middle of the night that Samantha emerges from the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic, scary
Plot: kidnapping, danger, private detective, investigation, psychopath, survival, amnesia, masked man, crimes, teenage life, female protagonist, captivity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, India, Belgium, Singapore, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of Ajatashatru Oghash Rathod, a fakir who tricks his local village in Rajasthan, India into believing his possesses special powers and into paying him to fly to Paris to buy a bed of nails from an Ikea store.
Style: captivating, touching, feel good, sincere, light
Plot: journey, based on a novel, dream, obsessive quest, beggar, hindu, talent, self discovery, love and romance, cons and scams, singing in a car
Place: paris france
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The Children of Arbat Street (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 705 min.
TV show
Story: Children of the Arbat is a 16-part television serial based on the Children of the Arbat trilogy by Anatoly Rybakov. It aired on the Channel One network in Russia in 2004. The series closely follows the plot of Rybakov's trilogy. Set in the ...
Plot: stalinism, love, josef stalin
Time: 1930s
Place: soviet union, moscow russia
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Broil (2020)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A listless grand-daughter, Chance Sinclair, is sentenced to live with her draconian grand-father, August after a violent incident at school and begins to question the source of her families immense wealth and power. When Chance's scheming Mom, ...
Style: mysterious, light, dark, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: demon, murder, ancient mystery, family history, out of body experience, tyranny, tyrant, wealthy family, family, blood, danger, soul transference ...
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The Outsider (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When an insidious supernatural force edges its way into a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a young boy, it leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe in.
Style: scary, mysterious, exciting, sad
Plot: supernatural, police investigation, stephen king, murder, small town, private detective, falsely accused, mysterious event, child murder, mysticism, lawyer, bereavement ...
Place: usa, georgia
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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A story set in 19th century China and centered on the lifelong friendship between two girls who develop their own secret code as a way to contend with the rigid cultural norms imposed on women.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: friendship, relationship vs career, family relations, couples, female friendship, based on a novel, fan, tradition, best friends, friends, strong female presence
Time: 19th century
Place: china, asia
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Piranhas (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Six boys race on their scooters through the narrow streets of their Sanità neighbourhood in Naples. They are fearless daredevils, desperate to make money like their role models, and wear designer clothes and the latest sneakers. These 15-year-olds ...
Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: mafia, criminal, coming of age, camorra, gang, hooliganism, self discovery, rivalry, society, social decay, lifestyle, fist fighting ...
Time: 21st century
Place: naples italy
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The Last Thing He Wanted (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: At the turning point of the Iran-Contra affair, Elena McMahon, a fearless investigative journalist covering the 1984 US presidential campaign, puts herself in danger when she abandons her assigned task in order to fulfill the last wish of her ailing ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting
Plot: investigative journalism, government conspiracy, father daughter relationship, arms dealer, secret agenda, true crime, money, reporter, suspicion, female director, co worker co worker relationship, deception ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: costa rica
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Under the North Star (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 193 min.
Story: Perustuu Väinö Linnan samannimiseen romaanitrilogiaan, joka on yksi suomalaisen kirjallisuuden tärkeimmistä teoksista.
Style: family saga, epic, captivating, serious
Plot: class differences, trial, rebel, husband wife relationship, revolution, war crime, class conflict, brother brother relationship, socialism, socialist, revenge, working class ...
Time: 1890s, 1910s, 1900s, turn of the century
Place: finland
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Half Past Ten (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: An alcoholic married man discovers he has fallen out of love with his moody wife.
Style: erotic, homoerotic, talky, romantic, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, alcoholic, cheating, relationship problems, forbidden love, criminal, alcohol, nightclub, tenderness, bisexuality, suicide, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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Someone I Loved (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: One night, Pierre decides to reveal his painful secret to his daughter-in-law, who's just been abandoned by her husband. Pierre's secret is about his secret love to Mathilde, the woman he left to instead follow an easier path in life.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: unfulfilled love, love affair, haunted by the past, romance, couples, breakup, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, love and romance, unfulfillment, road not taken ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: france, montreal, hong kong
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