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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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  • 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
  • 2

    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
  • Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill
    15
    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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  • 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
  • Thomasin McKenzie, Dean Winters
    5
    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
  • Sam Rockwell, Brooklynn Prince
    5
    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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  • 7

    The Invisible Man

    Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen
    37
    18

    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
  • 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
  • 9

    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
  • 10

    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
  • Emily Blunt, Jamie Dornan
    3
    1

    Directed byJohn Patrick Shanley

    Wild Mountain Thyme is a 2020 Irish-American drama film directed by John Patrick Shanley, based on his play Outside Mullingar. Family tensions surface when the patriarch threatens to give their farm  ...more
  • Guy Pearce, Claes Bang
    3
    1

    Directed byDan Friedkin

    The Last Vermeer is a 2020 American war drama film directed by Dan Friedkin, based on the book The Man Who Made Vermeers by Jonathan Lopez. Dutch folk hero Han van Meegeren (Guy Pearce) swindles  ...more
  • Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman
    3
    1

    Directed byYuval Adler

    The Secrets We Keep is a 2020 American dramatic thriller directed by Yuval Adler. Maja (Noomi Rapace) is a young woman attempting to rebuild her life with her husband in a post WWII suburban America  ...more
  • Luca Marinelli, Jessica Cressy
    3
    1

    Directed byPietro Marcello

    Martin Eden is a 2019 Italian-French historical romance drama film directed by Pietro Marcello and is based on the 1909 novel of the same name by Jack London.  ...more
  • Daniel Radcliffe, Ian Hart
    3
    1

    Directed byFrancis Annan

    Escape From Pretoria is a 2020 American thriller film directed by Francis Annan and is based on the real-life prison break of two political captives, Tim Jenkin (Daniel Radcliffe) and Stephen Lee  ...more
  • 16

    Radioactive

    Rosamund Pike, Sam Riley
    3
    1

    Directed byMarjane Satrapi

    Radioactive is a 2020 biographical film directed by Marjane Satrapi, based on the graphic novel by Lauren Redniss. A story of the scientific and romantic passions of Marie (Rosamund Pike) and Pierre  ...more
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 20

    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
  • 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
  • Beanie Feldstein, Cleo
    5
    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
  • 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
  • Federico Ielapi, Roberto Benigni
    4
    3

    Directed byMatteo Garrone

    Pinocchio is a 2019 Italian fantasy film directed by Matteo Garrone, based on the 1883 novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. An old woodcarver's puppet creation magically comes to life  ...more
  • 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