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, touching, romantic, sincere, serious and psychological films and TV shows about / with friendship, love and romance, romance, family relations, violence, love, society, murder, couple relations and flashback plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Action genres shot in USA, Japan, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as based on novel: Little Fires Everywhere (2020), All the Bright Places (2020), Jumanji: The Next Level (2019), The Snowman (2017), Anne with an E (2017), The Princess and the Pilot (2011), Dracula (2020), Little Women (2019), Normal People (2020), Toradora! (2008).

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, letter, female writer, friendship, island, reading a book, fiance fiancee relationship, world war two, love, writers, nazi, book ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1946
Place: london
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Little Fires Everywhere (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 463 min.
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, pink cinema
Audience: chick flick
Plot: parents and children, social differences, teenage sexuality, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, female artist, conflict, wealthy family, strong female character, lgbt teen, racial tension, single parent ...
Time: 1990s, year 1997, 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, love and romance, couple relations, hopes, friendship, 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: breathtaking, funny, captivating, surprise ending, colourful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, jungle, adventurer, magic, violence, friendship, surrealism, virtuality, quest, fight, rescue, strongman ...
Time: year 2019, 2010s
Place: new hampshire
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The Snowman (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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, police investigation, missing woman, winter, police detective, snowman, snow, murder, clue, missing person, decapitation, blood ...
Time: year 1989, 2010s, year 2006, 2000s, year 1945 ...
Place: norway, oslo norway
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Anne with an E (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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, touching, compassionate, realistic
Plot: family relations, friendship, orphan, parents and children, society, children's home, child's point of view, imaginary, adventure, small town, school, teen romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
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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, friendship, princess, air battle, pilot, fictional war, pretty girl, freedom, bonding, love, fighter pilot, marriage proposal ...
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My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! (2020)
Genre: Animation
Country: Japan
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, school, romance, memories, obsessive quest, video game, female villain, past life, aristocrat, villain played by lead actor
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Dracula (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 270 min.
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, bleak, bloody, brutal
Plot: vampire, dracula, vampire human love, nun, immortality, based on a novel, undead, male female relationship, convent, modern day adaptation, studying, captive ...
Time: 19th century, contemporary, victorian era, 1890s
Place: transylvania
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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, sweet, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: writers, sibling relationship, sister sister relationship, sister, women's rights, generosity, friendship, love, intrigue, relationships, rivalry, jealousy ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, new york, paris france, massachusetts
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Normal People (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland
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, psychological, touching, social ...
Plot: coming of age, star crossed lovers, university, school, secret relationship, love story, female nudity, male nudity, small town, couple relations, social misfits, social differences ...
Place: ireland
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Toradora! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, love and romance, teenage life, high school, romance, school, youth, 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, small town, storekeeper, narrow mindedness, literature, bookstore, widow, society, rivalry, furnace, independent woman, platonic relationship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: germany
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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, couple relations, young couple, fall in love, youth, illness, attraction, obstacle, 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.
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.
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: bloody, brutal, erotic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: goblin, fantasy world, mentor, priestess, murder, violence, young girl, blood, sexuality, blood splatter, blood spatter, torture ...
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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.
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, enigmatic, romantic
Plot: monster, goddess, dark fantasy, magic, romance, dungeon, harem, mythology, magical sword, battles, happiness, travel ...
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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, survival, psychopath, 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, sincere, feel good, light
Plot: journey, based on a novel, obsessive quest, dream, 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.
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: love, stalinism, 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, family in danger, wealthy family, family, blood, danger ...
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365 Days (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Laura, in order to save her relationship from falling apart, goes to Sicily, where she meets Massimo. A dangerous man, the head of a mafia family, kidnaps her and gives 365 days to love him.
Style: sexy, erotic, captivating, sexual, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sex scene, mature, abduction, erotica, sex, male nudity, cunnilingus, sexual abuse, passion, sexual relations, oral sex, mafia ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sicily, italy, warsaw poland
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Sword Master (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Weary of the bloodshed and violence from the martial arts world, a powerful swordsman banishes himself to the humble life a vagrant, wandering the fringes of society. But his violent past refuses to let him go quietly. The master swordsman must ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, stylized, humorous, psychotronic ...
Plot: chinese, swordsman, martial arts, violence, master warrior, flirting, warrior, prostitute, illness, journey, buddha, supernatural ability ...
Place: china
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Dickensian (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dickensian intertwines the realm of fictional characters in Charles Dickens’ novels—including Scrooge, Fagin and Miss Havisham—in half-hour episodes, as their lives intertwine in 19th century London. The Old Curiosity Shop sits next door to ...
Style: captivating, stylized, atmospheric, serious
Plot: charles dickens, murder, crimes, investigation, police, family relations, period piece
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 1840s, victorian era
Place: england, london
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Colette (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Arnost Lustig was one of the world's most renowned literary authors of our times. Lustig's novel 'A girl from Antwerp' upon which our film Colette is based, draws on the author's personal Nazi Concentration Camp experience ...
Style: captivating, psychological, touching, tense
Plot: holocaust, auschwitz, concentration camp, prisoner, world war two, doctor, sex scene, execution, love and romance, couples, danger, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: canada, prague
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The Origin of Violence (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A French teacher makes a startling discovery while on a trip to Buchenwald.
Style: psychological, touching, disturbing, exciting, romantic ...
Plot: family secret, teacher, secret, nazi, fight, concentration camp, rivalry, fear, father son relationship, accusation, family relations, restaurant ...
Place: germany, france
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Habermann (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, Czech Republic, Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A story set in a small village in Sudetenland between 1937 and 1945. "Habermann" is based on true events.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, complex, suspense ...
Plot: anti semitism, husband wife relationship, employer employee relationship, illegitimate son, wedding party, violence, mayor, brother brother relationship, nun, execution, nazi soldier, retribution ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe
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Sentimental Destinies (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In late nineteenth century Charante, Protestant minister Jean Barnery causes local disquiet when he arranges a separation from his obsessive wife...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, gloomy
Plot: family business, factory, love affair, forbidden love, social differences, society, tragic love, fall in love, infidelity, couples, crumbling marriage, romance ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 1900s, 30s ...
Place: switzerland, europe, france, paris france
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Chanel Solitaire (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story about the life and loves of an amazing woman-Coco Chanel- who rose from the bottom with no family or financial support and became one of the most legendary of all our creative icons.
Style: factual, inspirational, talky, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: businesswoman, historical figure, fashion designer, dressmaker, fashion show, fashion, orphanage, mistress, illegitimate child, transformation, relationship vs career, fashion model ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
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The Brown Girls (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 480 min.
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, saga, realistic
Plot: love affair, romance, culture clash, couple relations, family life, strong female presence, society, parents and children, siblings relations, village, bittersweet, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: middle east, israel
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