Book Movies

List of the best movies from books selected by visitors to our site: Mortdecai, The Snare, Tokyo Fiancée, Headwinds, The Notebook, Violeta Went to Heaven, The Blue Room, In the Fog, Long Live Freedom, Set Fire to the Stars.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Mortdecai (2015)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersSpy, Special agents, Friends
PlotLove, Robbery, Abduction, Passion, Pursuit
PlaceEngland, London
StyleExciting, By books, Fancy, For men, Disturbing

Art dealer, Charles Mortdecai, searches for a stolen painting rumored to contain a secret code that gains access to hidden Nazi gold.

The Snare (2017)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersFamily, Scammers, Architects
PlotLove, Investigation, Jealousy, Divorce, Missing people
PlaceUSA, New York, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, By books, Fascinating

Three friends head to the seafront for a drunken weekend, only to be imprisoned on the top floor of their holiday apartment by a malevolent paranormal force.

Tokyo Fiancée (2014)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryFrance, Japan
CharactersRobots, Teachers, Students
PlotLove, On real events, Tsunami, Cars, Earthquake
PlaceVillage, Aircraft, Nature, Japan, Party
StyleRomantic, By books, Touching, Serious

A Japanophile young Belgian woman in Tokyo falls into a whirlwind romance with a Francophile Japanese student, in this charming and tender tale of young love and cultural discovery.

Headwinds (2011)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, detective
CountryFrance, Belgium
PlotFight, Missing people
PlaceSchool, France, Beach
StylePsychological problems, Action, By books, Gloomy, Touching

Sarah tells Paul that she wants out of their marriage; the next day she disappears. A year later and Paul along with their children return to his childhood town to start anew after the loss of his wife and their mother.

The Notebook (2013)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, military
CountryHungary, Germany, Austria, France
CharactersTeens, Twins
TimeWorld War II
StyleBy books, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

In a village on the Hungarian border, two young brothers grow up during war time with their cruel grandmother and must learn every trick of evil to survive in the absurd world of adults.

Violeta Went to Heaven (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryChile, Argentina, Brazil
PlotMusic, Snow
StyleTo cry, Soulful, By books, Touching, Serious

A portrait of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra filled with her musical work, her memories, her loves and her hopes.

The Blue Room (2014)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, crime
PlaceCourt, France, Beach
StyleBy books, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A man and a woman, secretly in love, alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings. At least the man seemed to believe they were nothing. Now under investigation by the police and the courts, what is he accused of?

In the Fog (2012)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia, Germany, Netherlands, Latvia, Belarus
PlotWar, Survival, Death, False accusations
PlaceRussia, Forest
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, By books, Fascinating, Gloomy

Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces an impossible moral choice.

Long Live Freedom (2013)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama
PlotDepression, Political
PlaceItaly, France
StyleBy books, Smart, Tense

The elections are approaching and the largest opposition party in the country do not look good. Its leader, Enrico Oliveri can not stand the pressure and disappears. Fearing a scandal, the eminence grise of the party had brought into play the twin brother of the politician. Even if looks like two drops of water with his brother Giovanni may have a different personality. His ideas are innovative and direct approach to get the party in the polls ...

Set Fire to the Stars (2014)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersWriters, Poets
PlotOn real events
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleTo cry, Soulful, By books, Atmospheric, Gloomy

An aspiring poet in 1950s New York has his ordered world shaken when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hell raising hero, Dylan Thomas.

Odd Thomas (2013)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
PlotSkirmishes, Superpowers, Supernatural, Life after death, Chase
PlaceUSA, Small cities, Los Angeles
StyleRomantic, By books, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.

Atlas Shrugged: Part II (2012)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
PlotPolitical, Uprising
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, By books, Philosophical, Fascinating

The global economy is on the brink of collapse. Brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continue to mysteriously disappear. Unemployment has risen to 24%. Gas is now $42 per gallon. Dagny Taggart, Vice President in Charge of Operations for Taggart Transcontinental, has discovered what may very well be the answer to the mounting energy crisis - found abandoned amongst ruins, a miraculous motor that could seemingly power the World. But, the motor is dead... there is no one left to decipher its secret... and, someone is watching. It’s a race against the clock to find the inventor and stop the destroyer before the motor of the World is stopped for good. A motor that would power the World. A World whose motor would be stopped. Who is John Galt?

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, Canada, Mexico
CharactersZombie, Maniacs, Teens, Monsters, Spiders
PlotPrison Break, Investigation, Friendship, Death, Supernatural
PlaceSchool, Psychiatric hospitals, Small cities
StyleBy books, Tense, Depressive, For a group of friends, Disturbing

Mill Valley, Pennsylvania, Halloween night, 1968. After playing a joke on a school bully, Sarah and her friends decide to sneak into a supposedly haunted house that once belonged to the powerful Bellows family, unleashing dark forces that they will be unable to control.

Student (2012)
Markimdb: 5.6
StyleAction, By books, Fancy, Depressive, Serious

A roughly faithful adaptation of Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment," set in Almaty by Kazakh filmmaker Darezhan Omirbayev A stark, Bressonian tale of a young man who commits an almost random act of murder.

Dead in 5 Heartbeats (2013)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, drama, adventure, crime
CharactersBikers, Friends, Losers
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Fascinating, Heavy

Adapted from the successful novel, Dead in 5 Heartbeats, by Ralph "Sonny" Barger with Keith and Kent Zimmerman. The story follows the Infidelz MC's former President, Patch Kinkade, who has left his personal demons behind for the calm of desert life. When war erupts between his brothers he left behind and the rival Hooligans, Patch rides back into town to either make peace or do battle.

Dampfnudelblues (2013)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, crime
StyleBy books, Fascinating

Franz, the local police officer in a tiny Bavarian village has to investigate in a case involving a disliked school principal that appears to have committed suicide...

The Well Digger's Daughter (2011)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersSoldier, Sisters, Maids, Single mothers
PlotFirst love, Cheating
PlaceTrains, France
TimeWorld War II
StyleUnexpected ending, To cry, Soulful, By books, Touching

It's the beginning of the WWII. South of France. Patricia, 18, is the oldest daughter of a well-digger, Pascal, who considers her a princess because of her moral qualities. She's kind, devoted. One day, she briefly meets a young man, Jacques, the son of Mazel, owner of the shop where her father buy his material. He's handsome and teasing. Her father's friend, Felipe, would love to marry her, and he invites her to an aviation show. She accepts his invitation only because she knows Jacques is a pilot and will be there. Soon, she'll carry his child, and he'll be gone, and the family will have to deal with this out-of-wedlock pregnancy...

Top Dog (2014)
Markimdb: 5
Genredrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlaceEngland, London
StyleAction, By books, Heavy, Serious, For men

Hooligan boss Billy Evans has it all - a successful business, a beautiful family and respect on the terraces. But when he clashes with gangster Mickey over a backstreet proetection racket, Billy soon finds himself out of his depth as they look to finally settle the question - who is Top Dog?

Woman in Gold (2015)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersJews, Lawyers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Adventure, Money, Art
TimeWorld War II
StyleSoulful, By books, Fascinating, Serious

Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she believes rightfully belongs to her family. She did so not just to regain what was rightfully hers, but also to obtain some measure of justice for the death, destruction, and massive art theft perpetrated by the Nazis.

Me Before You (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersDisabled people, Nurses
PlotLove, Loneliness, Depression
PlaceSea, Small cities
StyleRomantic, Sad ones, To cry, Cute, By books

A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds apart and trapped together by circumstance, the two get off to a rocky start. But the girl becomes determined to prove to the man that life is worth living and as they embark on a series of adventures together, each finds their world changing in ways neither of them could begin to imagine.