9 Recent Book Adaptations That Are Better Than the Books (Yes, We Said It)

Love books? Love movies? Which do you like to read first? The book or the adaptation? Here are some of the most recent book-to-screen adaptations for you to enjoy.

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Lily Gladstone, Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio in “Killers of the Flower Moon,".
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro star in this Martin Scorsese-directed film about the mysterious killings of members of the Osage Nation in 1920s Oklahoma. It’s a dark and suspenseful story that will keep you on the edge of your seat. It’s based on David Grann’s nonfiction book of the same name.

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Brie Larson in "Lessons in Chemistry," now streaming on Apple TV+.
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This delightful comedy stars Brie Larson as Elizabeth Zott, a brilliant but overlooked chemist who decides to take her talents to the airwaves in the 1960s. It’s a fun and heartwarming story about finding your voice and standing up for what you believe in. This show is on Apple TV.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.
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This prequel to the Hunger Games trilogy takes us back to the days of the Second Dark Days when Snow was just a young man. It’s a dark and suspenseful story that will give you a new perspective on the world of Panem.

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND (2023) Julia Roberts as Amanda.
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This gripping drama stars Julia Roberts and Mahershala Ali as two families who are forced to evacuate their homes during a mysterious power outage. It’s a timely and thought-provoking story about race, class, and the perils of technology. This film will be debuted

Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

Black Cake.
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In present-day California, Eleanor Bennett’s death leaves behind a puzzling inheritance for her two children, Byron and Benny: a black cake, made from a family recipe with a long history, and a voice recording. As they unravel the secrets of the cake, they also learn more about their family story and identity. The show, on Hulu, focuses on two different timelines is a family drama wrapped in a murder mystery.

The Changeling by Victor Lavalle

LaKeith Stanfield in "The Changeling," now streaming on Apple TV+.
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This dark and suspenseful novel stars Kiele Sanchez as a mother who believes her son has been replaced by a changeling. It’s a chilling story that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading it. The book was made into a TV series by Apple TV.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.
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This poignant coming-of-age story stars Max Pelayo and Reese Gonzales as two teenagers who form an unexpected bond during the summer of 1987. It’s a tender and heartwarming story about friendship, love, and self-discovery. It was made into a film in 2023.

The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

The Other Black Girl.
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This suspenseful thriller stars Ella Hunt as Nella Rogers, a young Black woman who is the only Black employee at a prestigious publishing house. When another Black woman is hired, Nella hopes to finally have a friend and ally. But things quickly take a dark turn when a series of unsettling events begin to unfold. The book was adapted into a series by Hulu.

Foe by Iain Reid

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This psychological thriller is set in the near future and is about a married couple living on a remote farm whose lives are thrown into turmoil when a stranger arrives. Amazon MGM Studios turned this into a film Starring Paul Mescal and Saoirse Ronan.

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See. Kata Sarbo as Helga in episode 102 of All the Light We Cannot See.


This beautiful novel tells the story of two young people from different worlds who are brought together by the horrors of World War II. It’s a moving and unforgettable story about love, loss, and resilience. Netflix turned this into a mini-series.

11 Amazing Shows on Netflix You Haven’t Watched Yet

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Do you feel like you’ve watched everything on Netflix? Streaming providers have an amazing selection, but sometimes, finding something new to watch can be a struggle.

If you are looking for the best shows on Netflix, here are some of the top picks to check out.

11 Amazing Shows on Netflix You Haven’t Watched Yet

12 Movie Plot Holes That Actually Have Perfectly Good Explanations

Jim Carrey in The Truman Show (1998),
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Friends (and strangers) trying to sound smart by pointing out a movie mistake that isn’t really a mistake? We found the best answers to “What infamous movie plot hole has an explanation that you’re tired of explaining?” with these 12 movie plot holes that actually have perfectly good explanations.

You might learn something too!

12 Movie Plot Holes That Actually Have Perfectly Good Explanations

These Might Be the 12 Greatest Episodes of a TV Show Ever Made

Breaking Bad _ Season 5, Episode 10.
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There are some great series out there, but what about great TV show episodes? While the whole run may or may not be amazing, these fan suggestions for the 12 greatest episodes of a TV show ever made certainly are!

These Might Be the 12 Greatest Episodes of a TV Show Ever Made

12 Films Where Nothing Really Happens

FEBRUARY 4, 2006 - BERLIN: Axel Werner, Michael Rothmann in the theater play "Waiting for Godot" (by Samuel Beckett, directed by George Tabori), Berliner Ensemble, Berlin.
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I saw someone say they walked out of Oppenheimer because it was just a bunch of talking (I loved it, by the way), but it got me thinking: what film can be summed up as “nothing really happens” – and that most people actually agree with?

12 Films Where Nothing Really Happens

12 Amazing Underrated TV Shows You Need to Watch Next

Toby Schmitz (as Jack Rackham) - eps. 401.
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Maybe you’ve run out of things to watch (it happens, no judgment), or you just want something that’s a little off the beaten path. Either way, you’re in luck! We’ve found some underrated TV shows for you to add to your “watch next.”

12 Amazing Underrated TV Shows You Need to Watch Next

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