Must-Watch Movies Of 2021 That Are Adapted From Books


While some people love to read books, some love to watch its onscreen adaption instead. Whether you are a book lover or a cinema fan, prepare yourself for a whole lot of your favorite books are becoming movies and premiering in 2021.

1. The Knife Of Never Letting, Go By Patrick Ness

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The Knife Of Never Letting Go‘ by Patrick Ness is adapted into the movie, Chaos Walking. It is directed by Doug Liman and is all set to release on March 5.

The story revolves around a world where all living creatures can hear one another’s thoughts and all women of Prentisstown(a fictional town) have died of some noise germ, leaving behind only men.

Todd, a boy, believes his town is hiding dangerous secrets, and after discovering a patch of silence out in the swamp, his surrogate parents immediately tell him that he has to run, leaving him with only a map of the New World, a message, and many unanswered questions.

He soon discovers the source of the silence: a girl. Who is she and how is she alive? Tom Holland & Daisy Ridley are playing the lead role in this movie.  If you want to read this book before the movie releases, click here.

2. Without Remorse, By Tom Clancy

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Get ready for some action! ‘Without Remorse‘ is adapted into a movie of the same name and is directed by Stefano Sollima. Paramount originally held the rights to the movie, but due to COVID-19, the movie will be released on Amazon Prime in February 2021.

The movie is based on a former Navy SEAL turned CIA operative, John Clark, who seeks revenge after his girlfriend is killed by a Baltimore drug lord.  If you want to read this book before the movie releases, click here.

3. The Dig By, John Preston

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The Dig‘ is a novel by John Preston that has been adapted into a movie starring Lily James, Ralph Fiennes, and Carey Mulligan. The story depicts an excavator and his team discovers a wooden ship from the dark ages while digging up a burial ground on a woman’s estate. The movie is directed by Simon Stone.  If you want to read this book before the movie releases, click here.

4. The Quiet Boy, By Nick Antosca

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The book is made into a movie Antlers, whose story is set in a small Oregon town where a mysterious creature escapes from its confines to wreak bloody havoc. The original release date of this movie was April 17, 2020, but was postponed due to COVID-19 to February 21, 2021.

5. Cherry, By Nico Walker

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Cherry‘ by Nico Walker has been adapted into a movie by the Russo Brothers— Anthony Russo & Joe Russo, starring Tom Holland. The movie will first premiere in theatres on February 26, 2021, and then premieres globally on Apple TV+ on March 12, 2021. The movie is about the journey of a young man from Ohio who meets the love of his life, only to risk losing her through a series of bad decisions and challenging circumstances in life.

The novel is based partially on a true story.  If you want to read this book before the movie releases, click here.

6. Two Kisses For Maddy, By Matt Logelin

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The memoir ‘Two Kisses for Maddy‘ is being adapted into a movie called ‘Fatherhood’, starring Kevin Hart. The story is about a single father who brings up his baby girl all after the unexpected death of his wife who died a day after their daughter’s birth.

The movie is set to release on April 16, 2021.  If you want to read this book before the movie releases, click here.

7. The Tale Of Peter Rabbit, By Beatrix Potter

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‘The Tale Of The Mischievous Peter Rabbit’ has long been a favorite for young readers. Sony Pictures is releasing Peter Rabbit 2, the sequel to the 2018 movie on Jan 15, 2021. The film stars Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, and James Corden.

The story line of the movie is about Peter who can’t seem to shake his reputation for mischief among the other rabbits. Once he adventures out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where mischief is appreciated, but soon his family come to bring him home.If you want to read this book before the movie releases, click here.

8. The Reincarnationist Papers, By D. Eric Maikranz

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The sci-fi book series by D. Eric Maikranz is now turned into a movie named ‘Infinite’ starring Mark Wahlberg, Dylan O’Brien, and Chiwetel Ejiofor and directed by Antoine Fuqua. The release date of this movie is May 28, 2021.  The movie depicts the hallucinations of a schizophrenic which are later revealed to be memories from past lives where he obtained talents that he still has to this day. If you want to read this book before the movie releases, click here.

9. 101 Dalmatians, By Dodie Smith 

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Yes, ‘101 Dalmations‘ is actually a novel by Dodie Smith and is made into a movie in 1996 of the same name. And yes, there’s a new movie coming up. But this time, it’s a bit different. Named Cruella, it’ll star Emma Stone and Emma Thompson, and the story follows the life of Cruella de Vil.

The movie is set to release on May 28, 2021.  If you want to read this book before the movie releases, click here.

10. Fear Street By, R. L. Stine

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The ‘Fear Street‘ book series by R.L. Stine is headed for a feature adaptation as a movie trilogy. The movie series is set to be released on Netflix in 2021. But each movie will be released one month apart during summer. The horror series involves teenagers getting caught up in horrific plots.  If you want to read this book before the movie releases, click here.

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