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The Best Book To Film Adaptations Of 2020

Updated December 21, 2020 318 votes 48 voters57 items

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 Space1
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    Color Out of Space

    Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson

    Directed byRichard Stanley

    Color Out of Space is a 2020 horror film directed by Richard Stanley, based on the short story... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Invisible Man2
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    The Invisible Man

    Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen

    Directed byLeigh Whannell

    The Invisible Man is a 2020 American science fiction psychological horror film directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Three Christs3
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    Three Christs

    Richard Gere, Julianna Margulies

    Directed byJon Avnet

    Three Christs is an American drama film directed by Jon Avnet, based on the book The Three... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • All the Bright Places4
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    All the Bright Places

    Elle Fanning, Justice Smith

    Directed byBrett Haley

    All the Bright Places is a 2020 American drama romance film directed by Brett Haley, based on... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Turning5
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    The Turning

    Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard

    Directed byFloria Sigismondi

    The Turning is a 2020 American supernatural horror film directed by Floria Sigismondi, based... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Rhythm Section6
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    The Rhythm Section

    Blake Lively, Jude Law

    Directed byReed Morano

    The Rhythm Section is a 2020 British-American action thriller film directed by Reed Morano,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Call of the Wild7
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    The Call of the Wild

    Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens

    Directed byChris Sanders

    The Call of the Wild is a 2020 American live-action CGI-animated adventure film directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • Dolittle8
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    Dolittle

    Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas

    Directed byStephen Gaghan

    Dolittle (a.k.a. The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle) is a 2020 American fantasy comedy adventure... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • The Midnight Sky9
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    The Midnight Sky

    George Clooney, Felicity Jones

    Directed byGeorge Clooney

    The Midnight Sky is a 2020 American science fiction film directed by George Clooney, based on... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Secret Garden10
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    The Secret Garden

    Colin Firth, Maeve Dermody

    Directed byMarc Munden

    The Secret Garden is a 2020 fantasy film directed by Marc Munden, based on the novel of the... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Radioactive11
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    Radioactive

    Rosamund Pike, Sam Riley

    Directed byMarjane Satrapi

    Radioactive is a 2020 biographical film directed by Marjane Satrapi, based on the graphic... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Witches12
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    The Witches

    Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    The Witches is a 2020 American dark fantasy horror comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • I Still Believe13
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    I Still Believe

    KJ Apa, Britt Robertson

    Directed byAndrew Erwin, John Erwin

    I Still Believe is 2020 Christian biographical drama film directed by the Erwin Brothers and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Informer14
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    The Informer

    Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike

    Directed byAndrea Di Stefano

    The Informer is a 2020 British film directed by Andrea Di Stefano, based on the novel Three... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The One and Only Ivan15
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    The One and Only Ivan

    Sam Rockwell, Brooklynn Prince

    Directed byThea Sharrock

    The One and Only Ivan is a 2020 American fantasy film directed by Thea Sharrock, based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • Gretel & Hansel: A Grim Fairy Tale16
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    Gretel & Hansel: A Grim Fairy Tale

    Sophia Lillis, Sam Leakey

    Directed byOz Perkins

    Gretel & Hansel: A Grim Fairy Tale is a 2020 American supernatural horror film directed by Oz... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Personal History of David Copperfield17

    Directed byArmando Iannucci

    The Personal History of David Copperfield is a 2020 British-American comedy-drama film... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • Wendy18
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    Wendy

    Shay Walker, Tommie Lynn Milazzo

    Directed byBenh Zeitlin

    Wendy is a 2020 American fantasy drama film directed by Behn Zeitlin based on J.M. Barrie's... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • Emma.19
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    Emma.

    Anya Taylor-Joy, Josh O'Connor

    Directed byAutumn de Wilde

    Emma. is a 2020 British comedy-drama film directed by Autumn de Wilde, based on the 1815 novel... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • Let Him Go20
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    Let Him Go

    Kevin Costner, Diane Lane

    Directed byThomas Bezucha

    Let Him Go is a 2020 American drama film directed by Thomas Bezucha. A retired sheriff and his... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • First Cow21
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    First Cow

    John Magaro, Orion Lee

    Directed byKelly Reichardt

    First Cow is an 2020 American drama film directed by Kelly Reichardt, based on the novel The... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Hillbilly Elegy22
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    Hillbilly Elegy

    Amy Adams, Haley Bennett

    Directed byRon Howard

    Hillbilly Elegy is a 2020 film directed by Ron Howard and based on the memoir of the same name... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Lost Girls23
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    Lost Girls

    Thomasin McKenzie, Dean Winters

    Directed byLiz Garbus

    Lost Girls is a 2020 American drama mystery film directed by Liz Garbus. Mari Gilbert (Amy... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Rebecca24
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    Rebecca

    Lily James, Armie Hammer

    Directed byBen Wheatley

    Rebecca is a 2020 British American drama film directed by Ben Wheatly. A woman finds herself... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Boys in the Band25
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    The Boys in the Band

    Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto

    Directed byJoe Mantello

    The Boys in the Band is a 2020 American film directed by Joe Mantello. A group of gay friends... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button