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The Best Book To Film Adaptations of 2019

Updated January 24, 2020 1.4k votes 707 voters 1.7k views29 items

List RulesVote up your favorite movies that are based on fiction and non fiction literature that were released in 2019. Sorry, no comic books.

UPDATE: Check out the top adaptations of 2020!

Of all the best movies based on books in 2019 which one do you think deserves to be at the top of the list? We are here to determine the best film adaptations of 2019. This can include novels, short stories, or works of non-fiction. It makes sense that filmmakers continue to look to books for inspiration.

Books have produced some of the most successful and best film franchises. The How to Train Your Dragon franchise is a prime example. Other examples of books that are movies from 2019 include the HBO movie Native Son and the Netflix horror film The Silence. There are also films based on memoirs such as Unplanned, JT LeRoy, and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile coming out in 2019.

Check out the list of book to movie adaptations from 2019 and vote up your favorite movies.

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  • 1
    Unplanned is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Book To Film Adaptations of 2019
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    Unplanned

    Ashley Bratcher, Brooks Ryan

    Released2019

    Directed byChuck Konselman, Cary Solomon

    Unplanned is a 2019 American Christian drama film written and directed by Chuck Konzelman and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Jojo Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Book To Film Adaptations of 2019
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    Jojo Rabbit

    Roman Griffin, Scarlett Johansson

    Released2019

    Directed byTaika Waititi

    Jojo Rabbit is a 2019 dark comedy drama film directed by Taika Waititi, based on the book... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Scary Stories to Tell in the D is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Book To Film Adaptations of 2019
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    Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

    Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza

    Released2019

    Directed byAndré Øvredal

    Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a 2019 American horror film directed by André Øvredal,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Book To Film Adaptations of 2019
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    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Noma Dumezweni

    Released2019

    Directed byChiwetel Ejiofor

    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a 2019 British drama film directed by and starring Chiwetel... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 5
    Good Sam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Book To Film Adaptations of 2019
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    Good Sam

    Tiya Sircar, Brittany Drisdelle

    Released2019

    Directed byKate Melville

    Good Sam is a 2019 American drama film directed by Kate Melville. A curious reporter finds... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Juanita is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Book To Film Adaptations of 2019
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    Juanita

    Alfre Woodard, Blair Underwood

    Released2019

    Directed byClark Johnson

    Juanita is a 2019 American drama film, directed by Clark Johnson, based on the novel Dancing... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 7
    Charlie Says is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Book To Film Adaptations of 2019
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    Charlie Says

    Hannah Murray, Sosie Bacon

    Released2018

    Directed byMary Harron

    Charlie Says is a 2018 American biographical drama film directed by Mary Harron. A graduate... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 8
    Pet Sematary is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Book To Film Adaptations of 2019
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    Pet Sematary

    Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz

    Released2019

    Directed byKevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer

    Pet Sematary is a 2019 American supernatural horror film directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    JT LeRoy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Book To Film Adaptations of 2019
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    JT LeRoy

    Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart

    Released2019

    Directed byJustin Kelly

    JT LeRoy (a.k.a. Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy) is a 2019 biographical film directed by Justin... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Storm Boy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Book To Film Adaptations of 2019
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    Storm Boy

    Geoffrey Rush, Jai Courtney

    Released2019

    Directed byShawn Seet

    Storm Boy is a 2019 Australian drama family film directed by Shawn Seet, based on the novella... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Native Son is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Book To Film Adaptations of 2019
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    Native Son

    Ashton Sanders, Margaret Qualley

    Released2019

    Directed byRashid Johnson

    Native Son is a 2019 American drama film directed by Rashid Johnson, based on the novel by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Breakthrough is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Book To Film Adaptations of 2019
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    Breakthrough

    Chrissy Metz, Josh Lucas

    Released2019

    Directed byRoxann Dawson

    Breakthrough is a 2019 American Christian drama film directed by Roxann Dawson, based on the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 13
    The Sun Is Also a Star is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Book To Film Adaptations of 2019
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    The Sun Is Also a Star

    Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton

    Released2019

    Directed byRy Russo-Young

    The Sun Is Also a Star is a 2019 American drama film directed by Ry Russo-Young, based on the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 14
    Little Women is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Book To Film Adaptations of 2019
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    Little Women

    Saoirse Ronan, Laura Dern

    Released2019

    Directed byGreta Gerwig

    Little Women is a 2019 American drama film directed by Greta Gerwig, based on the novel by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    After is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Book To Film Adaptations of 2019
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    After

    Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin

    Released2019

    Directed byJenny Gage

    After is a 2019 new adult romance film directed by Jenny Gage, based on the novel by Anna... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Irishman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Book To Film Adaptations of 2019
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    The Irishman

    Robert De Niro, Al Pacino

    Released2019

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    The Irishman is a 2019 American epic biographical crime film directed by Martin Scorsese and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    We Have Always Lived in the Ca is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Book To Film Adaptations of 2019
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    We Have Always Lived in the Castle

    Taissa Farmiga, Alexandra Daddario

    Released2019

    Directed byStacie Passon

    We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a 2018 American mystery thriller film directed by Stacie... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 18
    The Good Liar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Book To Film Adaptations of 2019
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    The Good Liar

    Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen

    Released2019

    Directed byBill Condon

    The Good Liar is a 2019 American thriller film directed by Bill Condon, based on the novel by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Just Mercy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Book To Film Adaptations of 2019
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    Just Mercy

    Brie Larson, Michael B. Jordan

    Released2019

    Directed byDestin Daniel Cretton

    Just Mercy is a 2019 American biographical drama film directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, based... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Song of Names is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Book To Film Adaptations of 2019
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    The Song of Names

    Clive Owen, Tim Roth

    Released2019

    Directed byFrançois Girard

    The Song of Names is a 2019 international drama film directed by François Girard, based on the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    A Million Little Pieces is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Book To Film Adaptations of 2019
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    A Million Little Pieces

    Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton

    Released2019

    Directed bySam Taylor-Johnson

    A Million Little Pieces is a 2019 American drama film directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, based on... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Transit is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Book To Film Adaptations of 2019
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    Transit

    Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer

    Released2019

    Directed byChristian Petzold

    Transit is a 2018 German drama film written and directed by Christian Petzold, based on the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Official Secrets is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Book To Film Adaptations of 2019
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    Official Secrets

    Keira Knightley, Matt Smith

    Released2019

    Directed byGavin Hood

    Official Secrets is a 2019 American-British political thriller directed by Gavin Hood, based... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Goldfinch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Book To Film Adaptations of 2019
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    The Goldfinch

    Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman

    Released2019

    Directed byJohn Crowley

    The Goldfinch is a 2019 American drama film directed by John Crowley, based on the novel by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Earthquake Bird is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Book To Film Adaptations of 2019
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    Earthquake Bird

    Alicia Vikander, Riley Keough

    Released2019

    Directed byWash Westmoreland

    Earthquake Bird is a 2019 American mystery film directed by Wash Westmoreland, based on the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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