There's no denying that when it comes to book adaptations, sometimes you're better off reading the original novel.
That said, there are a bunch out there that are definitely worth a watch and what better way to celebrate your love of literature than dedicating your Netflix binge to the joys of the written word?
(Apart from maybe, you know, reading a book.)
Whether you're looking for a gripping romance or a thought-provoking drama, we've got you covered...
The Siege of Jadotville
Besieged by overwhelming enemy forces, Irish Soldiers on a UN
peacekeeping mission in Africa valiantly defend their outpost in this
true story. The film is based on the book Siege at Jadotville:The Irish Army’s Forgotten Battle by Declan Power.
The Little Prince
When an overscheduled girl befriends an eccentric aviator, he
regales her with tales about the adventures of an unusual boy who
lives on an asteroid.
Beasts of No Nation
When civil war tears his family apart, a young West African boy is
forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters and transform into a
His marriage is crumbling when one day, Nick comes home to find his
wife has vanished. And as the police turn up the heat, shocking
truths come to light.
Olympic track star Louis Zamperini becomes a pilot during World
War II and endures a brutal struggle for survival when he is captured
by the Japanese.
On a fateful Labour Day weekend, giving a lift to a bloodied man
turns into a life-changing event for a divorced single mother and her
The Kite Runner
A privileged Afghan man living in the United States returns to his
war-ravaged homeland to try and repay a debt to a loyal childhood
The youthful love between two English adolescents becomes an
obsessive passion that wreaks havoc as the pair navigates adult life.
The Big Short
A group of wily opportunists make a fortune off of the U.S.
economic crash by sniffing out the situation in advance and betting
against the banks.
In this action-packed drama, based on an extraordinary true story,
four brothers protect more than 1,000 Jewish refugees during World
When a mysterious woman arrives in a small North Carolina town,
she begins a new life but remains haunted by a terrifying secret.
Eat Pray Love
After deciding to reshape her life after divorce, Liz travels
around the world in search of good food, spirituality and true love.
When Bella Swan moves in with her father, she starts school and
meets Edward, a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a