Let us see the list of best books available in Amazon, which are transformed into movies post 2017. Some of these movies were even nominated to OSCARS as well. The purpose of this list is to provide a comprehensive list of books and the movies, which were transformed as a direct movie or adaptations.
Sounds Interesting…!! So, let us jump in to check the list.
“3 Seconds” is a story of an undercover operative in Swedish police force, who finds himself in a dangerous mission of his life, where he must infiltrate into Sweden’s most infamous maximum prison, when a drug deal, he is involved goes wrong. In this prison, he will come across with a detective who is charged with investigating the drug dealing related killing.
Movie Title: The Informer
Released On: 2019/2020
Director: Andrea Di Stefano
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
“The Informer” movie, released on 30th August 2019 in UK and is scheduled for limited release in US on 31st July 2020. It stars Joel Kinnaman in the main title role, alongside Rosamund Pike, Ana de Armas & Clive Owen.
When sixteen-year-old Paul Getty was kidnapped, the news exploded worldwide. But his grandfather, J. Paul Getty, the richest living American, refused to pay the ransom, oblivious to his sufferings. And as the days dragged painfully on, it was Paul’s distraught but determined mother Gail who was left to negotiate with his captors…
Movie Title: All the Money in the World
Released On: 2017/2018
Director: Ridley Scott
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
“All the Money in the World” is a American-British crime thriller film, released on 25 Dec 2017 in US and 05 Jan 2018 in UK. It stars Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg and Romain Duris in main characters.
This story is a first: a teenager’s addiction from the parent’s point of view – a real-time chronicle of the shocking descent into substance abuse and the gradual emergence into hope. Beautiful Boy is a fiercely candid memoir that brings immediacy to the emotional rollercoaster of loving a child who seems beyond help. Read the other side of Nic Sheff’s bestselling memoir, Tweak.
Movie Title: Beautiful Boy
Released On: 2018
Director: Felix van Groeningen
Rotten Tomatoes: 69%
“Beautiful Boy”, had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2018, and was theatrically released in the United States on October 12, 2018, by Amazon Studios. The film received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised the performances of Carell and Chalamet. For his work, Chalamet earned nominations at the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, BAFTA Awards and Critics’ Choice Awards, among others.
In First Man, Hansen explores the life of Neil Armstrong. Based on over 50 hours of interviews with the intensely private Armstrong, who also gave Hansen exclusive access to private documents and family sources, this “magnificent panorama of the second half of the American twentieth century” (Publishers Weekly, Starred Review) is an unparalleled biography of an American icon.
Movie Title: First Man
Released On: 2018
Director: Damien Chazelle
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
“First Man”, had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on August 29, 2018, and was theatrically released in the United States on October 12, 2018, by Universal Pictures. The film received critical praise, particularly regarding the direction, Gosling and Foy’s performances, musical score, and the Moon landing sequence, although its choice to not depict the planting of the U.S. flag on the lunar surface led critics and politicians from both major American political parties to debate the film’s stance on patriotism.
In Molly’s Game, she takes you through her adventures running an exclusive private poker game catering to Hollywood royalty like Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Affleck, athletes, billionaires, politicians and financial titans. With rich detail, Molly describes a world of glamour, privilege and secrecy in which she made millions, lived the high life and fearlessly took on the Russian and Italian mobs – until she met the one adversary she could not outsmart: the United States government.
Movie Title: Molly’s Game
Released On: 2017
Director: Aaron Sorkin
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
“Molly’s Game”, directed by Aaron Sorkin, premiered on September 8, 2017, at the Toronto International Film Festival, and began a limited theatrical release in the United States on December 25, 2017, by STXfilms, before expanding wide on January 5, 2018. The movie stars Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera and others.
From the day the Boss Baby arrived in a taxi, life would never be the same for his older brother, Tim. Sure, the Boss Baby had Tim’s parents wrapped around his chubby, little finger, but Tim knew the truth…this was no ordinary baby. He held meetings! He could talk! And he was on a top-secret mission to stop Puppy Co. from coming out with the cutest puppy of all time and causing Baby Corp to go out of business!
Movie Title: The Boss Baby
Released On: 2017
Director: Tom McGrath
Rotten Tomatoes: 53%
“The Boss Baby” premiered at the Miami International Film Festival on March 12, 2017, and was released on March 31. Upon release, the film received mixed reviews from critics and grossed $528 million worldwide against its $125 million budget. The film received Best Animated Feature nominations at the Academy Awards, Annie Awards, and Golden Globes (losing all to Coco). The movie stars Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow and Miles Bakshi.
Hailed by The Huffington Post as “possibly the most important piece of literature ever printed,” The Disaster Artist is the hilarious, behind-the-scenes story of a deliciously awful cinematic phenomenon as well as the story of an odd and inspiring Hollywood friendship. Greg Sestero, Tommy’s costar, recounts the film’s bizarre journey to infamy, explaining how the movie’s many nonsensical scenes and bits of dialogue came to be and unraveling the mystery of Tommy Wiseau himself. But more than just a riotously funny story about cinematic hubris, “The Disaster Artist is one of the most honest books about friendship I’ve read in years” (Los Angeles Times).
Movie Title: The Disaster Artist
Released On: 2017
Director: James Franco
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
“The Disaster Artist” directed by James Franco, released on December 01, 2017 and was distributed by A24 in US and Warner Bros in international market. This movie stars brothers James and Dave Franco as Wiseau and Sestero, respectively, alongside a star cast of Alison Brie, Ari Graynor, Josh Hutcherson, Jacki Weaver and Seth Rogen.
The Shape of Water is a New York Times Best-selling Novel from the visionary authors Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus. The Shape of Water a story about an orphan mute girl Elisa Esposito, who is struggling with her existence as a janitor working the graveyard shift at Baltimore’s Occam Aerospace Research Center, If not for Zelda, a protective co-worker, and a loving neighbour Giles, Elisa does not know she had make it through the day.
Movie Title: The Shape of Water
Released On: 2017
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
“The Shape of Water” directed by the author Guillermo del Toro, himself, was initially screened as a part of the main competition in the 74th Venice International Film Festival, where it premiered on August 31, 2017 and was awarded the Golden Lion for best film. It was also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. Beginning with a limited release on Dec 01, 2017, expanded worldwide on Dec 23, 2017. Movie stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg and Octavia Spencer.
“The Woman in the Window” is a story of Anna fox been ten long months since she has last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house like a ghost, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside. Anna’s lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits day after day, watching her neighbours. When the Russells move in, Anna is instantly drawn to them. A picture-perfect family of three, they are an echo of the life that was once hers.
Movie Title: The Woman in the window
Released On: 2020*
Director: Joe Wright
IMDB: Not Available
Rotten Tomatoes: Not Available
“The Woman in the window” directed by Joe Wright, was originally scheduled to be released on October 4, 2019, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The movie stars Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Wyatt Russel and others.
“Wonder” is a children’s novel by Raquel Jaramillo, under the pen name of R.J. Palacio, who wrote this book after an accident where her son noticed a girl with a severe facial difference and started to cry. Fearing he would react badly, Palacio attempted to remove her son from the situation so as not to upset the girl and her family but ended up worsening the situation
“Wonder” directed by Stephen Chbosky, was released in US on Nov 17, 2017 by Lionsgate. At the 90th Academy Awards, the film was nominated for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.
Disclaimer: The above list is as obvious in the alphabetical order and are clearly my own opinion. If you think, I have missed out any of the best books in this list, please let me know in the comments below.