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The Best Book To Film Adaptations Of 2020

List RulesVote up your favorite movies that are based on fiction and non fiction literature that have been release this year. Sorry, no comic books.

Ever read a good book and think it would make a great film? The best 2020 movies based on books tend to answer that question. With so many great adaptations coming out this year it's hard to pick the  best adaptation of 2020 but that's where you can help. Your votes will determine the best adaptation to come out in 2020.

This year's new films based on books and short stories span across all genres. The Rhythm Section is an action thriller starring Blake Lively and Nic Cage takes the lead in the science fiction horror film, Color Out of Space. But which of these movies based on books are your favorites? Be sure to vote them to the top of the list. Then be sure to check back as upcoming 2020 adaptations are released.

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    Color Out of Space

    Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson
    51
    14

    Directed byRichard Stanley

    After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism that infects their minds and bodies, transforming
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    The Invisible Man

    Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen
    37
    19

    Directed byLeigh Whannell

    After staging his own suicide, a crazed scientist uses his power to become invisible to stalk and terrorize his ex-girlfriend. When the police refuse to believe her story, she decides to take matters
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    Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill
    14
    3

    Directed byHarry Bradbeer

    Enola Holmes is a 2020 mystery film directed by Harry Bradbeer, based on the book series of the same name by Nancy Springer. The younger sister of Sherlock Holmes, Enola (Millie Bobby Brown), embarks  ...more
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    Three Christs

    Richard Gere, Julianna Margulies
    20
    10

    Directed byJon Avnet

    Three Christs is an American drama film directed by Jon Avnet, based on the book The Three Christs of Ypsilanti by Milton Rokeach. It follows Dr. Alan Stone, who is treating three paranoid  ...more
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    All the Bright Places

    Elle Fanning, Justice Smith
    14
    10

    Directed byBrett Haley

    All the Bright Places is a 2020 American drama romance film directed by Brett Haley, based on the novel by Jennifer Niven. As they struggle with the emotional and physical scars of their past,  ...more
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  • 6
    Harrison Ford, Omar Sy
    14
    10

    Directed byChristopher Sanders

    Buck is a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life gets turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon in the  ...more
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    The Secret Garden

    Colin Firth, Maeve Dermody
    8
    3

    Directed byMarc Munden

    The Secret Garden is a 2020 fantasy film directed by Marc Munden, based on the novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett. An orphaned girl, Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx) is sent to live with  ...more
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  • 8
    Lily James, Armie Hammer
    7
    1

    Directed byBen Wheatley

    Rebecca is a 2020 British American drama film directed by Ben Wheatly. A woman finds herself living in the shadow of her wealthy husband's previous wife.  ...more
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  • 9
    Grace VanderWaal, Giancarlo Esposito
    5
    0

    Directed byJulia Hart

    Stargirl is a 2020 American drama film directed by Julia Hart, based on the novel of the same name by Jerry Spinelli. Leo Borlock (Graham Verchere) is a shy teen who tries to blend in with others at  ...more
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  • 10
    Sam Rockwell, Brooklynn Prince
    6
    1

    Directed byThea Sharrock

    The One and Only Ivan is a 2020 American fantasy film directed by Thea Sharrock, based on the children's novel by K. A. Applegate. A gorilla named Ivan (Sam Rockwell) tries to piece together his past  ...more
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  • 11
    Thomasin McKenzie, Dean Winters
    6
    1

    Directed byLiz Garbus

    Lost Girls is a 2020 American drama mystery film directed by Liz Garbus. Mari Gilbert (Amy Ryan) relentlessly drives law enforcement agents to search for her missing daughter and, in the process,  ...more
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  • 12
    Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard
    14
    14

    Directed byFloria Sigismondi

    The Turning is a 2020 American supernatural horror film directed by Floria Sigismondi, based on the novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. A young woman (Mackenzie Davis) hired to nanny two  ...more
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    Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel
    6
    3

    Directed byPaul Greengrass

    News of the World is a 2020 American western drama film directed by Paul Greengrass, based on the 2016 novel by Paulette Jiles. A widowed Civil War veteran (Tom Hanks) agrees to deliver a girl  ...more
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  • 14
    Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman
    6
    3

    Directed byGeorge C. Wolfe

    Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is a 2020 American drama film directed by George C. Wolfe, based on the 1982 play by August Wilson. During a recording session, tensions rise between "Mother of the Blues,"  ...more
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  • 15
    Robert Downey, Antonio Banderas
    23
    27

    Directed byStephen Gaghan

    Dr. John Dolittle lives in solitude behind the high walls of his lush manor in 19th-century England. His only companionship comes from an array of exotic animals that he speaks to on a daily basis.  ...more
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    Beanie Feldstein, Cleo
    6
    3

    Directed byCoky Giedroyc

    How to Build a Girl is a 2020 comedy film directed by Coky Giedroyc, based on the novel of the same name by Caitlin Moran. Starting out as a teenager living with her working-class family, Johanna  ...more
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    Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander
    5
    3

    Directed byJulie Taymor

    The Glorias is a 2020 American biographical film directed by Julie Taymor, based upon My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem. Gloria Steinem (Julianne Moore) grows up in Ohio during the 1940s to  ...more
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  • 18
    Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike
    4
    1

    Directed byAndrea Di Stefano

    The Informer is a 2020 British film directed by Andrea Di Stefano, based on the novel Three Seconds by Roslund/Hellström. Working undercover for crooked FBI handlers to infiltrate the Polish mob's  ...more
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  • 19
    Blake Lively, Jude Law
    7
    6

    Directed byReed Morano

    The Rhythm Section is a 2020 British-American action thriller film directed by Reed Morano, based on the novel by Mark Burnell. A woman (Blake Lively) seeks revenge against those who orchestrated a  ...more
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    Kevin Bacon, Amanda Seyfried
    6
    4

    Directed byDavid Koepp

    You Should Have Left is a 2020 American psychological horror film directed by David Koepp. Theo Conroy (Kevin Bacon) and his family book a vacation home that happens to be haunted and wears down  ...more
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    Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto
    5
    4

    Directed byJoe Mantello

    The Boys in the Band is a 2020 American film directed by Joe Mantello. A group of gay friends who reunite to celebrate a birthday but when the host’s potentially closeted college roommate shows up  ...more
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  • 22
    John Magaro, Orion Lee
    4
    3

    Directed byKelly Reichardt

    First Cow is an 2020 American drama film directed by Kelly Reichardt, based on the novel The Half Life by Jonathan Raymond. A cook (John Magaro) travels west to join up with fur trappers but team up  ...more
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  • 23

    The Midnight Sky

    George Clooney, Felicity Jones
    4
    3

    Directed byGeorge Clooney

    The Midnight Sky is a 2020 American science fiction film directed by George Clooney, based on the novel Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton. In a post-apocalyptic world, Augustine (George  ...more
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  • 24
    Frances McDormand, Gay DeForest
    4
    3

    Directed byChloé Zhao

    Nomadland is a 2020 American drama film directed by Chloé Zhao, based on the 2017 non-fiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder. After losing everything  ...more
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  • 25
    Mackenzie Foy, Kate Winslet
    4
    3

    Directed byAshley Avis

    Black Beauty is a 2020 drama film directed by Ashley Avis, based on the 1877 novel of the same name by Anna Sewell. A wild horse and a teenage girl forge an unbreakable bond which keeps them  ...more
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