Here is a list of 10 best movies for book lovers you should watch. They include romcoms, dramas, historical fictions and fantasies, and have books as props in one form or another. According to me these are some essential movies for bookworms.
List of 10 Best Movies For Book Lovers | Essential Movies For Bookworms:
Dead Poets’ Society
This movie follows a bunch of students who study in a prestigious academy which values discipline and conventional learning. But when an ex student John Keating comes back to teach Literature, traditional learning is challenged. He adheres to no norms, teaches unconventionally and makes his students fall in love with poetry, literature and life. Now, the students re-form a society that travels to deserted places on the campus and reads poetry. This movie will make you fall with love with not just Keating and Neil but also with books and literature.
This movie follows Suzy and Sam as they run away together, with Suzy’s suitcase filled to the brim with her library books. This movie is an ode to childhood, longing, the power of books and love, and the perfect watch for bibliophiles. It’s a 2012 coming of age film, with strong nostalgic and bookish qualities.
The Book Thief
This movie is an adaptation of Markus Zusak’s landmark novel of the same name, which is set in Germany during the Second World War. It follows Liesel, an orphan as she comes to the Huberman family and eventually ends up harbouring a fugitive in their basement. What’s in it for book lovers? Liesel is a book thief who regularly steals books from her mayor’s library to fulfill her literary needs. A warm watch even otherwise, the book element takes the movie to a whole new level.
Midnight in Paris
A literary movie with strong touches of fantasy, this follows a present day writer who is struggling with a writer’s block. But then he is magically transported to 1920s Paris, where he meets prolific writers like Hemmingway, Fitzgerald, Stein and Zelda. Here he finds inspiration and meaning, and so will readers who’re interested in lives of creative minds who have produced work that is loved till date.
Jane Austen Book Club
This movie focuses on a book club and its members as they read all of Austen’s six highly influential novels. Devouring her cozy and beautiful literature, these members begin finding parallels between their own life and the books. This is perfect for all classics fans, and also an engaging watch.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Like ‘The Book Thief’, this is also a romantic historical fiction movie based on a book of the same name. It follows a London writer who corresponds via letters with people in a small town who used to be under German occupation during the WW2. These people had formed the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society at the time, and when the writer travels there, a past unfolds with tender, innocent beauty. This book has a strong basis in books and all book addicts are sure to adore it.
They Came Together
This novel is a satire on romcoms so it’s essentially an anti love story. But it’s stilla gorgeous film, and in a scene Joel and Molly bond over the fact that they both adore fiction books. Although it may seem insignificant in the larger scheme of events, that one scene makes it all worthwhile for booklovers.
Come on, this one literally has the word ‘book’ in the title! This is a historical fiction novel set in post-war Europe, and follows the middle aged widow Florence as she opens her own bookshop in Suffolk. This is a movie that will shatter a book lover’s heart but in a good way. And booklovers are so used to having their heart broken by fictional characters anyway, aren’t they?
You’ve Got Mail
This movie, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, follows two bookshop owners who correspond via letters with each other. Here they discover that they have similar literary tastes and begin falling in love. In real life, however, they hate each other whenever they bump into each other. This is a beautiful romance with books at the backdrop, making it perfect for booklovers.
84 Charing Cross Road
This movie is based on a book of the same name, and follows an author in the 1970s promoting her book. She lands at the doorstep of a quaint bookshop with which she had maintained correspondence since twenty years. The bookshop has now closed down, so she reminisces the letters and their contents, ruminating on Yorkshire Pudding and monarchy.