From Crazy Rich Asians to Mary, Queen of Scots, here are our top picks for best book-to-big screen adaptations.
Crazy Rich Asians
This best-selling book doesn't have a 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating for no reason. The rom-com based on Kevin Kwan's novel follows the story of an Asian-American woman who finds out her boyfriend's family are one of the wealthiest in Singapore. With a talented cast, including the likes of Constance Wu, Henry Golding and Gemma Chan, and a witty script, this film is shaping up to be one of 2018's best.
Fifty Shades Freed
Fifty Shades fans won't want to miss the third and final instalment of this erotic fiction series. In the final film, starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, Christian and Ana's newlywed bliss is interrupted by Ana's former boss, Jack Hyde, who is determined to get revenge on her after she got him fired. Plus, on top of that storyline is a bunch of racy sex scenes which 50 Shades book fans are sure to be familiar with...
The Darkest Minds
This YA-sci-fi novel has been coined the new Hunger Games and it's hard not to see why, with a kick-a*s female character leading the way in a dystopian world. Hollywood up-and-comer Amandla Stenberg plays Ruby, a girl with special powers who teams up with other runaways to stop the government from taking over.
A heartbreaking coming-of-age memoir about a boy who's the son of a strict Baptist preacher who is forced to go to gay conversion therapy. The powerful film stars Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton and Lucas Hedges. Bring tissues.
Ladies In Black
Madeleine St John’s book The Women in Black inspired the all-Aussie cast and crew in the film Ladies In Black. Set in the summer of '59, a young, impressionable schoolgirl named Lisa starts working at Sydney department store, Goodes, where she meets her vivacious co-workers AKA the 'ladies in black'. Together, Magda, Patty and Fay guide Lisa into adulthood by schooling her on European migration and women's liberation.
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