Cinema and literature are two types of art that they feed very well. Some of the best films in history like “The Godfather” or “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” are based on great novels. Nowadays, it is possible to find many book-based series and movies among the best movies and series from any streaming content platform.
These are some of the best series and movies based on books that can be seen on major content platforms.
– “Game of Thrones” (HBO): One of the most acclaimed series by audiences and critics. “Game of Thrones” is based on the saga “A Song of Ice and Fire” by the writer George RR Martin. This fantasy saga begins with the struggle for power between the Lannisters and the Baratheon when a silent threat makes its way in the frozen north.
– “Scarlet Witch and Vision” (Disney +): In this case it’s not a book but a series of comics, in this case two characters that are part of Marvel’s “The Avengers”. The series was one of the most watched that year and opens the doors to the new Marvel universe.
– “Perpetual Channel” (Netflix): Based on the short novel “Rita Hayworth and the Redemption of Shawshank” by Stephen King, it leaves the author’s usual horror to tell a human story of salvation. Nominated for 7 Academy Awards and voted best movie of all time on IMDb, one of those movies everyone should watch.
– “The Handmaid’s Tale” (HBO and Amazon Prime Video): Based on the novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood, this series, hidden under the name Gilead, shows us the United States, where a religious sect has taken power. There the women have become servants, but freedom always spreads.
– “The Street” (Amazon Prime Video): Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by writer Cormac McCarthy, it tells the journey of a father and son through a dead world in search of the sea. In this post-apocalyptic world, other people and their unpredictable behavior are the main threat.
– “The Curse of Hill House” and “The Curse of Bly Manor” (Netflix): Each season of this series is based on a haunted house novel. The first season is based on the novel “The Curse of Hill House” by the American author Shirley Jackson, the second season is based on “Another Turn of the Screw” by Henry James.
– “The Godfather” (Amazon Prime Video): A cinema classic based on the novel of the same name by Mario Puzzo. It’s about the story of the Corleone New York Mafia family. The film, designed as a trilogy, tells the story of the family’s “godparents”, starting with Vitto Corleone through to Michael, his son, and the power struggles.
– «The Witcher» (Netflix): This series is based on the book saga of the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, whose connecting thread is the character Geralt de Rivia, one of the last remaining magicians. The story presents us with a fantasy world whose kingdoms are constantly at war. In this world, Geralt seeks a way to make a living by killing the monsters that populate the streets and forests, unable to escape the fate that haunts him.
– “Bran Stoker’s Dracula” (Netflix): Based on the most famous vampire novel there is, it tells the well-known story of Count Dracula, a relentless vampire who will pursue young Mina who will seek the invaluable help of old Dr. Van Helsing has. The film, with actors of the height of Keanu Reeves or Gary Oldman.
– “Big Little Lies” (HBO): Based on the novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty, it is one of the rare examples of audiovisual adaptations that surpass the original work. One of the hallmarks of the film is its narrative elegance, which gradually increases the tension up to a final chapter of the first season, which is considered to be one of the best in television history.