You know that old saying, the book is always better than the movie?
Well, the movie version of John’s Green wildly popular romance drama The Fault in Our Stars took in $48 million opening weekend, leaving some to wonder if the movie actually is better than the book.
From Lois Lowry’s classic The Giver to Gillian Flynn’s domestic thriller Gone Girl, there are several movie adaptations coming this year that may give their respective books a run for their money.
Check out the list of movies based on popular books coming out this year below, and let us know which film you’re most looking forward to!
1. The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais
Release Date: August 8
Stars: Helen Mirren, Charlotte Le Bon, Manish Dayal
IMDB Description: The Kadam family moves to France and opens an eatery across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant run by Madame Mallory. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own escalate to all-out war between the two establishments.
2. The Giver by Lois Lowry
Release Date: August 15
Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgard, Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes
IMDB Description: In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the “real” world.
3. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Release Date: August 22
Stars: Chloe Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Liana Liberato
IMDB Description: Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined.
4. This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
Release Date: September 12
Stars: Rose Byrne, Abigail Spencer, Adam Driver
IMDB Description: When their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens.
5. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Release Date: September 19
Stars: Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dylan O’Brien, Will Poulter
IMDB Description: A group of boys, with no memories of their past lives, must escape a massive maze infested with deadly creatures.
6. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Release Date: October 3
Stars:Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris
IMDB Description: With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent.
7. The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
Release Date: October 17
Stars: Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden, Liana Liberato
IMDB Description: A pair of former high-school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.
8. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Release Date: December 25
Stars: Jack O’Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Jai Gleeson, Jai Courtney
IMDB Description: A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.
Which movie are you most excited to see? Tell us about it in the comments below!
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