8 film-to-book adaptations that I would love to “see”
I’ve read many posts about book-to-film adaptations but not a lot about film-to-book ones.
I do love it when bloggers write about a specific book that they would love to see on the big or small screen! And these posts, are honestly really great! For someone like me who loves film and television, these types of posts are actually one of my favorites to read.
So, I decided to switch it around and do the opposite; talk about some of the movies that I would love to “see” as novels. Of course, I don’t think this will ever happen but still…
Okay now… let’s begin!
If you haven’t watched any of these movies, I’ll leave a link to the trailer for each one of them.
P.S: In this list, you will also find TV series and not only movies
The 8 film-to-book adaptations that I would love to “see” are:
Genre: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Synopsis: “A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.”.
A movie about a dream within a dream within a dream? The film-to-book adaptation that I would 100% read
I would love to read what goes on inside the mind of the protagonist (Dom Cobb, aka Leonardo DiCaprio). Especially knowing about the plot, it would be amazing to imagine and create a world that’s different from what is shown in the movie.
film-to-book adaptation #2: How to get Away with murder
Genre: Legal drama, Thriller, Mystery
Synopsis: “A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives”.
Annalise Keating is one of my favorite tv characters ever. I would love for the adaptation to be written with different POVs (from Annalise and her students).
3. Stuck in Love
Trailer (with an actor I’m 100% sure PJO fans will recognize)
Genres: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Synopsis: “An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year”.
A movie about writers turned into a young adult novel about writers. Where do I sign the petition for this adaptation?
Just by watching the trailer I want to pretend I have nothing to do and watch it! I can’t believe it’s no longer on Netflix 😭 It would definitely be a roller coaster of emotions like in the movie.
4. The Edge of Seventeen
Genres: Coming-of-age story, Comedy, Drama
Synopsis: “High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother”.
If you haven’t watched this movie you are missing out on the perfect coming of age story that finally shows the life of a teen who is not ‘perfect’ or stereotypical.
The protagonist is so funny and relatable that reading her thoughts on a book would be great 😂
It’s honestly, the blend between comedy and drama.
Genres: Science Fiction, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Synopsis: “A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world”.
It would be such a good science fiction novel! And the plot twist would be as unexpected as it is in the movie. It would be a page turner and I feel like I would cry reading the ending…
6. Love, Rosie
Genres: Romance, Romantic Comedy, Comedy
Synopsis: “Rosie and Alex have been best friends since they were 5, so they couldn’t possibly be right for one another…or could they? When it comes to love, life and making the right choices, these two are their own worst enemies”.
This movie is actually one of my favorite rom-coms. I would love to read a novel based on this movie with two perspectives: the one from Alex and the one from Rosie. It would also be a totally different experience reading a book like this instead of watching it.
Genres: Crime Fiction, apolitical Thriller, Drama
Synopsis: “A contemporary thriller featuring the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch of London’s Metropolitan Police Service”.
Tbh, I would like to see a different ending 🙃 . Bodyguard is a Netflix mini-series that has 6 episodes in total and would be so interesting to read as a thriller too!
film-to-book adaptation #8: To the Bone
Synopsis: “A young woman, dealing with anorexia, meets an unconventional doctor who challenges her to face her condition and embrace life”.
This story is beautiful! I remember watching it with a friend and thinking that it would be boring. It was the total opposite!
It talks about important issues but not in a boring way and you can empathize with many characters.
I think than an adaptation for the novel could be written with a format like in the book Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, or like The Martian by Andy Weir. You know what I mean? A format where there are handwritten notes as if the protagonist were writing something on their journal or explaining something in a simpler way.
This was SO much more difficult than what I initially expected!
A lot of movies that I like are actually based on books….smh.
Like, I wanted to include Brooklyn but turns out it was a book first and then a movie! Did you know about this?!
Also, I was expecting for this list to be so long but can’t think of any more titles. When I thought about fantasy movies that I liked, the ones that only came into my mind where the ones that were first books and THEN movies.
Can you think of other film-to-book adaptations that you would love to “see”?
Have you watched all of these films? If so, which one is your favorite?
Talking about film-to-book adaptations…, do you have a favorite one?