Top 10 book-to-movie adaptions on Netflix
1- Ready Player One
In the year 2045, the real world has become a hard world. The only time that Wade Watts really feels alive is when he escapes to the OASIS, a virtual universe where most of humanity spends its days. In the OASIS, you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone. The only limits are your own imagination. The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric designer James Halliday, who leaves his immense fortune and total control of the Oasis to the winner of a three-part competition he designed to find a worthy heir.
2- The Witcher
The Witcher is an American fantasy drama television series. It is based on the book series. The Witcher follows the story of Geralt of Rivia, a lone monster hunter, who struggles to find his place in a world where people are often more evil than the monsters and beasts. But when fate drives him towards a powerful sorceress and a young princess with a special gift, the three must learn to navigate independently on the ever more violent continent.
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3- The Hunger Games
In a dystopian future, the nation of Panem is divided into 12 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, brutal survival for a past rebellion, the television games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, while the inhabitants of Panem are forced to watch. When the young sister of 16-year-old Katniss Prim is selected as the female representative of District 12, Katniss plans to take her place as a volunteer. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, will face larger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained all their lives for this purpose.
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4- The Lord of The Rings
An old Ring that has been lost for centuries has been found, and by a strange twist of fate ends up with a little Hobbit named Frodo. Gandalf discovers that the Ring is the One Ring of the Dark Lord Sauron, Frodo must make an epic journey to destroy it. However, he does not go alone. He is joined by Gandalf, Legolas the elf, Gimli the dwarf, Aragorn, Boromir, and his three Hobbit friends Merry, Pippin, and Samwise. Through mountains, snow, darkness, forests and rivers the fellowship faces evil. Their quest to destroy the One Ring is the only hope to end the reign of the Dark Lord Sauron.
You know what is perfect for your weekend? A LOTR marathon! Invite your friends and start your LOTR movie night.
The story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously thrown back in time to 1743, where she is immediately confronted in an unknown world with the past in which her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate relationship is ignited that tears Claire's heart apart between two enormously different men in two different lives.
These series are perfect for couples. There is some action, some romance and time-travelling (everyone likes time-travelling). So start your date night with Outlander now!
6- The Big Friendly Giant
Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant. Naturally frightened at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-meter giant is actually very gentle and charming. As their friendship grows, Sophie's presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other giants. After a trip to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince Queen Elizabeth to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all.
The PEGI-rated movie is perfect for children to watch, but you can also read the book version to them. You can enjoy the eBook (9,99 euro on Play Store). Top-up their Play Store wallet safely with a Google Play Gift Code.
In this modernised version of the Conan Doyle characters, using his detective skills, Sherlock Holmes lives in London at the beginning of the 21st century and behaves conceitedly towards Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard, because he is actually less confident. Dr Watson is now a fairly young veteran of the Afghan War, less adorable and more active.
Come on, who doesn’t love the wits and humour of Benedict Cumberbatch? This is a must-see, like, right now!
In a futuristic dystopia where society is divided into five factions, each representing a different virtue, teenagers must decide whether they want to stay in their faction or switch to another one for the rest of their lives. Tris Prior makes a choice that surprises everyone. Tris and her peers then have to go through a very competitive initiation process in order to live up to the choice they've made. They have to undergo extreme physical and intense psychological tests, which transform them all. But Tris has a secret that she is Divergent, which means she doesn't fit into one group. If anyone knew, it would mean certain death.
Divergent is part of the trilogy and also available as eBook in the Google Play Store.
Bella Swan has always been a little different. Bella didn't give a damn about adapting to the trendy girls at her Arizona high school. Her mother remarries and Bella chooses to live with her father in the rainy town of Forks in Washington. She doesn't expect much to change. But something does change when she meets the mysterious and dazzling Edward Cullen. Because Edward isn't like every boy she's ever met. He's not like anybody she's ever met. He's intelligent and witty, and he seems to look right into her soul. In no time at all, they're dragged into a passionate and decidedly unorthodox romance, unorthodox because Edward really isn't like the other boys. He can run faster than a mountain lion. He can stop a moving car with his bare hands. He hasn't aged since 1918. Like all vampires, he's immortal.
10- The Terminal
Victor Navorski reaches the JFK airport from a politically unstable country. Due to the fall of his government, his papers are no longer valid at the airport, and therefore he is forced to stay at the airport until the war has cooled down. He makes the airport his home and develops a friendship with the people who work there until he can leave.
This movie is a classical must-see. Tom Hanks plays as the witty Victor, one of the most legendary and loveable characters ever played. Check the movie at Netflix right away.