Every Movie Based on a Book in 2017 (So Far)

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Every Movie Based on a Book in 2017 (So Far)

Twenty-five movies based on books have already been released in the U.S. this year. Tackling everything from horror to fairy tales to history, these adaptations prove that filmmakers are enthralled by stories rooted in literature. Whether or not audiences are equally as captivated varies wildly, as billion dollar-grossing behemoths (Beauty and the Beast) are listed alongside box-office flops (Rock Dog…we hadn’t heard of it either.)

Check out the titles below to view every English-language movie released since January that was based on a book or a comic series.

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Screen Shot 2017-04-28 at 12.33.29 PM.png The Bye Bye Man

Based on: The chapter “The Bridge to Body Island” in The President’s Vampire by Robert Damon Schneck

Directed by: Stacy Title

Starring: Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Doug Jones

Release Date: January 13th

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Screen Shot 2017-04-28 at 2.05.39 PM.png Sophie and the Rising Sun

Based on: Sophie and the Rising Sun by August Trobaugh

Directed by: Maggie Greenwald

Starring: Julianne Nicholson, Takashi Yamaguchi, Margo Martindale

Release Date: January 25th

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Screen Shot 2017-04-28 at 2.08.11 PM.png A Dog’s Purpose

Based on: A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

Directed by: Lasse Hallström

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad, Britt Robertson

Release Date: January 27th

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Screen Shot 2017-04-28 at 2.12.47 PM.png iBoy

Based on: iBoy by Kevin Brooks

Directed by: Adam Randall

Starring: Bill Milner, Maisie Williams

Release Date: January 27th

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Screen Shot 2017-04-28 at 2.20.43 PM.png I Am Not Your Negro

Based on: Remember This House (unfinished manuscript) by James Baldwin

Directed by: Raoul Peck

Narrated by:   Samuel L. Jackson  

Release Date: February 3rd

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Screen Shot 2017-04-28 at 2.15.38 PM.png Rings

Based on: Ring by Koji Suzuki

Directed by: F. Javier Gutiérrez

Starring: Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe

Release Date: February 3rd

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Screen Shot 2017-04-28 at 2.23.55 PM.png Fifty Shades Darker

Based on: Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James

Directed by: James Foley

Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan

Release Date: February 10th

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Screen Shot 2017-04-28 at 2.22.38 PM.png The Lego Batman Movie

Based on: Characters from DC Comics 

Directed by: Chris McKay

Starring: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis 

Release Date: February 10th

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Screen Shot 2017-04-28 at 2.28.28 PM.png A United Kingdom

Based on: Colour Bar by Susan Williams

Directed by: Amma Asante

Starring: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike

Release Date: February 17th

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Screen Shot 2017-04-28 at 2.34.48 PM.png The Girl with All the Gifts

Based on: The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

Directed by: Colm McCarthy

Starring: Gemma Arterton, Glen Close, Sennia Nanua

Release Date: February 24th

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Screen Shot 2017-04-28 at 2.31.56 PM.png Rock Dog

Based on: Tibetan Rock Dog by Zheng Jun

Directed by: Ash Brannon

Starring: Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard

Release Date: February 24th

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Screen Shot 2017-04-28 at 2.42.26 PM.png Before I Fall

Based on: Before I Fall

Directed by: Ry Russo-Young

Starring:Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Logan Miller

Release Date: March 3rd

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