Tag Archives: based on the book

Damascus Cover (2018) Rated R

A spy falls in love while working on an undercover mission in Syria. Based on the book by Howard Kaplan. Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Olivia Thirlby, and John Hurt. As a spy thriller, this film is poorly written. Jonathan Rhys Meyers … Continue reading

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Secret of Giving (1999) Rated PG

A single mother struggles to raise her son and keep her ranch during the Christmas season. Based on the book Christmas in Calico by Jack Curtis. Starring  Reba McEntire, Thomas Ian Griffith, and Ronny Cox. This made for TV movie is … Continue reading

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The Christmas Train (2017) Rated TV-G

Inspired by his father, a journalist takes a train ride cross country where he meets other passengers. Based on the book by David Baldacci. Starring Dermot Mulroney, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, and Danny Glover. This film has everything you can imagine for a … Continue reading

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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009) Rated PG

A scientist is regarded a failure until he invents a machine that drops food from the sky. Based on the book by Judi and Ron Barrett. Starring Bill Hader, Anna Faris, and James Caan. This film does a wonderful job making … Continue reading

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Every Day (2018) Rated PG-13

A teenager falls in love with someone who transforms into a different person every day. Based on the book by David Levithan. Starring Angourie Rice, Justice Smith, and Jeni Ross. This film has so many plot holes it isn’t even funny. … Continue reading

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Annihilation (2018) Rated R

A biologist heads off on a secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply. Based on the book series, The Southern Reach, by Jeff VanderMeer. Starring Natalie Portman, Benedict Wong, and Sonoya Mizuno. The film has fantastic cinematography; its visual … Continue reading

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When Calls the Heart (2013) Rated TV-G

City girl, Elizabeth Thatcher leaves the comfort of her home to become a school teacher on the frontier, based on the book by Janette Oke. Starring Maggie Grace, Stephen Amell, and Poppy Drayton. This movie inspired the series of the same … Continue reading

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Cedar Cove (Hallmark) Rated NR

Based on the book series by Debbie Macomber, Cedar Cove follows the life of Judge Olivia Lockhart in the town of Cedar Cove. Starring Andie MacDowell, Dylan Neal, and Sarah Smyth. This is a wonderful series that highlights the ups and downs … Continue reading

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Molly’s Game (2017) Rated R

The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high stakes poker games. Based on the book, Molly’s Game: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes Underground Poker Game … Continue reading

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Patrick Melrose (2018) Rated TV-MA

Following the death of his father, Patrick Melrose tries to overcome his addictions and demons that stem from his abusive father and indifferent mother. Based on the book by Edward St Aubyn. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Sebastian Maltz. … Continue reading

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