2021 had so many exciting things to offer to us. From the pandemic to everything else we survived it all. But the most anticipating part of 2021 was the movies and TV shows. What was the cherry on the top was some of these Shows and Movies were adapted from books. Although some tanked and many more are yet to be release, some did a good job. We bring you a list of best to worst book adaptations in 2021.
Best To Worst Book Adaptations In 2021
IMDb Rating: 8.4
Author:- Frank Herbert
This movie was one of the most anticipated movie of 2021. Backed with a stellar star cast, it surely didn’t disappoint. This novel is set in the future on a far away planet. The movie adaptation did really well unlike the previous adaptations. The star cast includes Timothee Chalamet, Jason Momoa and Rebecca Ferguson
Shadow And Bone
IMDb rating: 7.7
Author: Leigh Bardugo
This book is set in the universe of “Grishaverse”. People have loved both the books and series alike. If you are someone who likes Money Heist this pick is for you. There has many elements in this book that make up a heist. It stars Ben Barnes, Jesse Mei Li and Freddy Carter. Season two of this show is in the works and will be released on Netflix.
Guantánamo Diary (The Mauritanian)
IMDb Rating: 7.5
Author: Mohamedou Ould Salahi
A legal drama film based on the real life story of the author. He was held for fourteen years in the Guantanamo concentration camp. The film has Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim and Shailene Woodley in lead roles.
Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief (Lupin)
IMDb Rating: 7.5
Author: Maurice LeBlanc
This book is considered the Sherlock of france. The lead is a man who learns to be a thief through studying the author’s novels. The show is called Lupin and was released on Netflix. The making of a second season is in talks. The actors are Omar Sy, Ludivine Sagnier and Herve Pierre. This is a thrilling series and was loved by many.
The Underground Railroad
IMDb Rating: 7.4
Author:- Colson Whitehead
The director of this show is an Oscar winning director, and the book is the winner of a Pulitzer award. This is of the alternate history genre. It has actors Thuso Mbedu, Chase Dillon and Joel Edgerton. This story is about a woman’s journey of breaking free from slavery.
Behind Her Eyes
IMDb Rating: 7.2
Author:- Sarah Pinborough
This book is a psychological thriller. And now is turned into a six part mini series by Netflix. The actors are Simona Brown, Eve Hewson and Tom Bateman in lead roles. The adaptation was nicely done.
IMDb Rating: 7.1
Author: John Preston
Based on a real story this book will keep you wanting for more. Although the movie was not able to portray the story well, it was a hit among the fans. It has Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James in lead roles.
IMDb Rating: 6.6
Author:- Nico Walker
This is a semi autobiography, written by the author when he was serving prison for bank robbery. The film stars Tom Holland, Forrest Goodluck and Bill. The was okay when it comes to telling the story on big screens. The actors did a fairly good job but the direction was not great.
IMDb Rating:- 6.4
Author:- Eleanor Catton
The book which is a Booker prize winner has a six-episode adaptation. The story follows Anna and Emery as they go around and fall in love. But are separated by many twists in their life. The stars Eve Hanson, Eva Green and Himesh Patel.
Those Who Wish Me Dead
IMDb Rating:- 6
Author:- Michael Kortya
Although the book was widely appreciated, the movie did not do well. Starring Angelina Jolie, this movie could not grab the audiences attention as they had high expectations.
IMDb Rating:- 5.5
Author:- D. Eric Maikranz
Based on the novel written by D. Eric Maikranz, Infinite was an utter disappointment of viewers. Although the movie starring actors like Mark Wahlberg, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dylan O’Brien, Sophie Cookson. It didn’t played well for viewers.
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