Adaptations The Best Book To Film Adaptations of 2019  

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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 from recent years. Other examples of books that are movies from this year 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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tazocarry added Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly
Alita: Battle Angel is a 2019 American science fiction action film directed by Robert Rodriguez, based on the manga by Yukito Kishiro. After being revived by Dr. Dyson Ido (Christoph Waltz), ...more
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Ashley Bratcher, Brooks Ryan, Robia Scott
Unplanned is a 2019 American Christian drama film written and directed by Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon, based on the memoir of Abby Johnson. After one of the youngest Planned Parenthood ...more
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Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton, Jake Choi
The Sun Is Also a Star is a 2019 American drama film directed by Ry Russo-Young, based on the young adult novel written by Nicola Yoon. A teenager (Yara Shahidi) finds love at a difficult time ...more
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Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, Clive Owen
Ophelia is a 2018 British-American historical romantic drama film directed by Claire McCarthy, based on the Shakespearean character of the same name and the novel by Lisa Klein. As a rebellious ...more
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Tiya Sircar, Brittany Drisdelle, Chad Connell
Good Sam is a 2019 American drama film directed by Kate Melville. A curious reporter finds love while pursuing the story of a mysterious figure who's leaving bags of cash for strangers around ...more
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Chiwetel Ejiofor, Noma Dumezweni, Joseph Marcell
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a 2019 British drama film directed by and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor. A boy in Malawi helps his village by building a wind turbine after reading about them in a ...more
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Hannah Murray, Sosie Bacon, Marianne Rendón
Charlie Says is a 2018 American biographical drama film directed by Mary Harron. A graduate student begins visiting three female followers of the notorious killer Charles Manson to aide them in ...more
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Taissa Farmiga, Alexandra Daddario, Crispin Glover
We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a 2018 American mystery thriller film directed by Stacie Passon, based on the novel by Shirley Jackson. After experiencing a family tragedy, Merricat ...more
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Alfre Woodard, Blair Underwood, Adam Beach
Juanita is a 2019 American drama film, directed by Clark Johnson, based on the novel Dancing on the Edge of the Roof by Sheila Williams. Fed up with her deadbeat grown kids and marginal urban ...more
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Geoffrey Rush, Jai Courtney, Finn Little
Storm Boy is a 2019 Australian drama family film directed by Shawn Seet, based on the novella by Coline Thiele. A successful retired businessman and grandfather, Michael Kingley (Geoffrey Rush) ...more
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Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese
Transit is a 2018 German drama film written and directed by Christian Petzold, based on the novel by Anna Seghers. A man (Franz Rogowski) flees France after the Nazi invasion and assumes the ...more
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Ashton Sanders, Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson
Native Son is a 2019 American drama film directed by Rashid Johnson, based on the novel by Richard Wright. A young African-American living in Chicago enters into a seductive new world of money ...more
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Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow
Pet Sematary is a 2019 American supernatural horror film directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, based on the novel by Stephen King. When his toddler son is killed in an auto accident, ...more
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Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated action fantasy film directed by Dean DeBlois. As Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) fulfills his dream of creating a ...more
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Kiernan Shipka, Stanley Tucci, Miranda Otto
The Silence is a 2019 American-German horror film directed by John R. Leonetti based on the novel by Tim Lebbon. A deaf teen (Kiernan Shipka) and her family try to escape terrifying creatures by ...more
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Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, Diane Kruger
JT LeRoy (a.k.a. Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy) is a 2019 biographical film directed by Justin Kelly based on the memoir by Savannah Knoop. A young woman named Savannah Knoop (Kristen Stewart) ...more
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Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, Shane Paul McGhie
After is a 2019 new adult romance film directed by Jenny Gage, based on the novel by Anna Todd. A dedicated student, Tessa Young (Josephine Langford), enters her first semester in college where ...more
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Chrissy Metz, Josh Lucas, Topher Grace
Breakthrough is a 2019 American Christian drama film directed by Roxann Dawson, based on the novel by Joyce Smith with Ginger Kolbaba, which was inspired by true events. In early 2015, teenager ...more