We are 4 weeks into lockdown and like us, you’re probably running out of things to watch. Here at SR Events we love to pick up a book but love to sit with our families and watch a great film too. So we have compiled a list of films that are related to books. Of course, there are the well-known films based on books, Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz, The Railway Children and all the marvel films (because comic books count as a book, right?!) There are also the films that you may not realise were based on a book like, Phantom of the Opera, The Green Mile and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. We have put together a list of films that we thought you might like to watch or read.

Little Women

Written by Louise May Alcott’s, this novel was turned into a film in 2019 and stared Saoirse Roana, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh & Eliza Scanlen. The story is based on 4 sisters and their paths during the civil war. When one sister develops a devastating illness, it brings the sisters back together from around the world.

The Great Gatsby

This Classic Novel, written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925 has had many film adaptations, most recent of which stars Leonardo di Caprio. Set in spring of 1922 in a fictional adaptation of New York City, a would-be writer Nick Carraway, played by Toby Maguire, moves in next door to a mysterious millionaire, Jay Gatsby, whose estate hosts parties to the socialites of New York.  When Gatsby befriends Nick and is introduced to his cousin Daisey and her husband, Nick is witness to a tragic love story. Directed by Baz Luhrmann, who also directed Moulin Rouge, this is a modern-day adaptation of the classic novel and is not one to miss.

The Social Network

The Social Network is based on the book, the Accidental Billionaire. Directed by David Fincher and staring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake, this film is a roller coaster of emotions. Starting in the dorm rooms of Harvard university you are taken on a journey of ups and downs. This is a unique film that will test your judgment of moral dilemmas.

Pet Sematary

Based on the book written by Stephen King, when a couple move from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children, they soon discover a mysterious cemetery hidden in a nearby woods by their new home. When something happens, they turn to their neighbours which starts a chain reaction of horrific incidents. The film adaptation directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer was released in 2019. If you love a horror film then this is a film and book for you.

The Blind Side

The Blind Side is based on the biography of Michael Ohar and Anne Tuohy from the projects of Memphis. When Anne Tuohy comes across a homeless Michael, she takes him into her family and they each find something they didn’t realise they where looking for. Together they see potential in Michael and guide him to become one of the best football players the school has ever seen.

By SR Events