Here Are Five of the Best 2021 Book-Adaptation Movies

People who are looking for upcoming movies based on books can look forward to several titles. While such movies don’t always meet the expectations of the long-time readers of their respective books, they are always fun to watch and can increase one’s motivation to finish a certain book. Some also like to compare the two products and draw conclusions.

A still from the movie The White Tiger2021 Has Produced Many Good Book-adaptation Movies for the Fans

There are many seriously good book-to-film adaptations coming to the big screen in 2021 and an unprecedented amount of movies based on stage musicals. These include In The Heights, Cyrano, West Side Story, and many others. Here are some of the book adaptations that will keep the hearths of bookworms around the world warm throughout 2021.

The White Tiger

A still from the movie The White Tiger
This is a Ramin Bahrani’s adaptation that received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. The book it is based on has won the Booker Prize, and that makes it one of the most decorated adaptations this year. Priyanka Chopra was involved in this one as a producer and stars as one of the main characters.

The Dig

A still from the movie The Dig
This Simon Stone movie is based on the true story of the excavation of Sutton Hoo in 1939. This is a medieval ship that was found underneath the home of an ordinary woman. It is soothing and the perfect choice for a rainy afternoon.


One of the promotional posters for the movie Dune
Dune is one of the classic book series that many have read, and many more claim they have. That is probably due to the huge volume of books. Now that this science fiction gem has been adapted again, fans hope it will be better than its predecessor back in 1984. However things turn out, it is certainly worth checking out now when it is fresh.


Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga in the Passing
This movie is Rebecca Hall’s directorial debut and an adaptation of Nella Larson’s book of the same name. Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga star in the film, which is about a black woman living her life as a white person. Fans recommend that enthusiasts should read the book first, but it can’t hurt to do things the other way around.


Angelina Jolie as Thena in the Eternals
While this movie is not a novel adaptation but rather one of a comic book, it is definitely a breath of fresh air. Eternals by fantasy author Neil Gaiman is pretty great and easy to get sucked into. The movie by director Chloé Zhao will definitely please the Marvel fans, especially considering the cast. Some of the stars entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe include Angelina Jolie, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, and Salma Hayek.