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The Best Book To Film Adaptations Of 2018  

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Of all the best movies based on books 2018 had to offer, which one do you think topped them all? Some of the greatest books and novels of all time have been turned into movies, and some of the best film franchises have even been based on books (i.e. Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, etc.). The 2018 book to film adaptations alone have added quite the array of flicks to the ever-expanding list of books to movies, but what film did it best?

Whether they follow fictional stories or are actually based on non-fiction works, the books to movies 2018 brought to the table span a range of genres—from the racially-charged BlacKkKlansman to the romantic drama Disobedience. Other books that are movies include Ready Player One, Annihilation, and Crazy Rich Asians, among many others.

Check out the list of book to movie adaptations from 2018 and vote up the films you think were best. If you are looking for more, be sure to check out the list of best book to film adaptations of 2019

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Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan
Crazy Rich Asians is a 2018 American film directed by Jon M. Chu, based on the novel by Kevin Kwan. American-born Chinese economics professor Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) accompanies her boyfriend ...more
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Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp
Love, Simon is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Greg Berlanti, based on the novel by Becky Albertalli. Simon (Nick Robinson), a 17-year-old closeted gay high school student, is ...more
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John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier
BlacKkKlansman is a 2018 American crime drama film directed by Spike Lee, based on the book by Ron Stallworth. An African American detective (John David Washington) in Colorado Springs, Colorado ...more
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Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Anthony Mackie
The Hate U Give is a 2018 American drama thriller film directed by George Tillman Jr., based on the novel by Angie Thomas. Constantly switching between the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where ...more
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Lana Condor, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart
To All the Boys I've Loved Before is a 2018 American teen romance film directed by Susan Johnson, based on the 2014 novel by Jenny Han. Lara Jean Song Covey (Lana Condor) writes private love ...more
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Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn
Ready Player One is a 2018 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the novel by Ernest Cline. Teenager Wade Owen Watts (Tye Sheridan), who frequents the ...more
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Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez
Annihilation is a 2018 science fantasy action horror film directed by Alex Garland, based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer. A biologist (Natalie Portman) signs up for a dangerous, secret ...more
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Ben Foster, Thomasin McKenzie, Jeff Kober
Leave No Trace is a 2018 American film directed by Debra Granik, based on the book My Abandonment by Peter Rock. A father (Ben Foster) and his 13 year-old daughter (Thomasin McKenzie) are living ...more
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Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, Sam Neill
Peter Rabbit is a 2018 3D live-action/CGI animated adventure comedy film directed by Will Gluck, based on the stories by Beatrix Potter. Peter Rabbit's (James Corden) feud with Mr. McGregor ...more
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Amy Boal added Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, Ed Oxenbould
Wildlife is a 2018 American drama directed by Paul Dano. Set in 1960, a boy (Ed Oxenbould) watches his parents' (Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal) marriage fall apart after they move to ...more
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Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola
Disobedience is a 2017 British-Irish-American drama film directed by Sebastián Lelio, based on the novel by Noami Alderman. A woman (Rachel Weisz) returns to her Orthodox Jewish home ...more
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Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Mark Gatiss
Christopher Robin is a 2018 American comedy-drama adventure film directed by Marc Forster, inspired by A. A. Milne's book. All grown up with no sense of imagination, Christopher Robin (Ewan ...more
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Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster
Maze Runner: The Death Cure is a 2018 American dystopian science-fiction action thriller film directed by Wes Ball. In the conclusion to the Maze Runner trilogy, Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) leads his ...more
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Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving
Mortal Engines is a 2018 post-apocalyptic adventure film directed by Christian Rivers, based on the novel by Philip Reeve. In a future where gigantic moving cities roam the Earth, a disfigured ...more
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Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney
Beautiful Boy is a 2018 American biographical drama film directed by Felix Van Groeningen, based on the books by David and Nic Sheff. The film chronicles meth addiction and recovery through the ...more
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Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding
A Simple Favor is a 2018 American mystery thriller film directed by Paul Feig, based on the novel by Darcey Bell. Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy vlogger, seeks to uncover the truth behind ...more
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Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe, John Benjamin Hickey
Forever My Girl is a 2018 romantic drama film directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf. After being gone for a decade, a country star (Alex Roe) returns home to the love (Jessica Rothe) he left behind.
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Kiki Layne, Stephan James, Colman Domingo
If Beale Street Could Talk is a 2018 American drama film directed by Barry Jenkins, based on the novel by James Baldwin. A woman in Harlem (Kiki Layne) desperately scrambles to prove her ...more
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Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead
The Children Act is a 2017 drama film directed by Richard Eyre, based on the novel by Ian McEwan. As her marriage crumbles, a judge (Emma Thompson) must decide a case involving a teenage boy who ...more
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Evan Rosado, Raúl Castillo, Sheila Vand
We the Animals is a 2018 drama film directed by Jeremiah Zagar, based on the novel by Justin Torres. Manny (Isaiah Kristian), Joel (Josiah Gabriel), and Jonah (Evan Rosado) tear their way ...more
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Julianne Moore, Christopher Lambert, Ken Watanabe
Bel Canto is a 2018 hostage drama film directed by Paul Weitz, based on the novel by Ann Patchett. A world-renown opera singer (Julianne Moore) becomes trapped in a hostage situation when she's ...more
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Ben Mendelsohn, Edie Falco, Thomas Mann
The Land of Steady Habits is a 2018 American film directed by Nicole Holofcener, based on the novel by Ted Thompson. Into his mid fifties and newly retired, Anders Hill (Ben Mendelsohn) decides ...more
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Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke, Chris O'Dowd
Juliet, Naked is a 2018 British-American comedy-drama film directed by Jesse Peretz, based on the novel by Nick Hornby. Things get messy when Annie (Rose Byrne) starts an unlikely romance with ...more
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Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason, Sylvia Hoeks
The Girl in the Spider's Web is a 2018 American-Swedish crime thriller film directed by Fede Álvarez, based on the novel by David Lagercrantz. Computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Claire ...more
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Donald Sutherland, Helen Mirren, Kirsty Mitchell
The Leisure Seeker is a 2017 Italian-French road movie directed by Paolo Virzì, based on the novel by Michael Zadoorian. A runaway couple (Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren) embark on a ...more