I’m not someone who goes to movies often or even watches movies often. I spend most of my Netflix time watching series, but if any of the below books were to be made in a movie, I’d go. Not only that, I’d drag everyone I know with me to go see it.
I don’t want to list all the popular book adaptations I haven’t seen, because that would just get embarrassing, but a couple I adored are Wonder, The Hunger Games… emh, do you see my problem?
Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
Yes, I’m aware of how often I talk about this series but damn, this would be an epic movie. Illuminae follows two characters (a hacker and a pilot) as they travel through space in a huge space ship with a shady AI system and thousands of other people. Their ship is chased by another (evil) ship, and they just try to survive. I think this book (and the rest of the series) has so much potential for a movie series. The books are already really visual, but just imagine it on a big screen! Epic battles, hackering, explosions, space ships, and even an amazing romance!
It Only Happens in The Movies by Holly Bourne
This is quite something different, but It Only Happens in the Movies would make an excellent movie as well. It’s a book about a girl researching sexism in movies and is also a love story. But it’s not the conventional love story, it takes all the (harmful/sexist) tropes from romcoms and shatters them. I adored this book and I think it could be an eye-opening, funny and relatable movie.
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe is about well, quite literally, the loneliest girl in the universe. It’s about a girl called Romy with anxiety, who is up in a space ship all alone floating through space. Her only way of communicating with anyone is via a computer connection that takes literally years to send and return messages from and to earth. It’s part cutesy romance/contemporary, part thriller and I think it would make a great movie. Think: Passengers but then at least 10 times better.
A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab
It’s no secret I adore this series, but I also think they would make excellent movies or tv series. It is about four different versions of London (basically parallels), and about a magician who can travel between them. I think the setting would give it such an awesome visual aspect, with the four London’s having a different style and atmosphere. There’s also a little romance but not much and there is a lot of plot so you can really make something out of it.
Geekerella by Ashley Poston
Disney Channel Original movies were my guilty pleasure in my teens (with that I mean when I was 17-18), and Geekerella would make such an excellent Disney Channel Original movie. Geekerella is a cinderella retelling but then super geeky and it’s so much fun. I love the story and the enemies-to-lovers trope (that reminds me a lot of that Disney movie Starstruck that I have probably seen way too many times), and the characters are so geeky and adorable. It would just have that awesome “a little cliche but feel-good” vibe Disney Channel Original movies have.