Reading a book is a great way to escape the grind of daily life. As is watching a movie! So, it stands to reason that watching a movie or TV show based on a book is double the escape. That’s something many of us are looking for right now, so we’ve compiled a list of new things to watch based on books you’ve probably already loved reading. And if you haven’t yet had the chance to pick up any of these novels, there’s no time like the present!
The most perfect of Jane Austen’s perfect novels is once again a major motion picture. Starring Anya Taylor-Joy as Emma, Bill Nighy as Mr. Woodhouse, and Johnny Flynn as Mr. Knightley, this charming and funny adaptation is sure to delight Austen fans everywhere.
Now available on VOD
Philip Roth’s bestselling alternate-history novel tells the chilling story of what happens to one family when America elects a charismatic, isolationist president in aviation hero Charles Lindbergh. It is the basis for an HBO limited series starring Winona Ryder, Zoe Kazan, and John Turturro.
Airs Monday nights at 9 pm ET on HBO
Joan Didion’s puzzle-like novel features conspiracies, arms dealing, assassinations, and the crumbling of American democracy. It is the basis for a new film on Netflix starring Anne Hathaway, Willem Dafoe, Ben Affleck, and Rosie Perez.
Now available on Netflix
In this Booker Prize-winning novel by Peter Carey, the legendary outlaw Ned Kelly speaks for himself. The book is soon to be a major motion picture starring Russell Crowe, Charlie Hunnam, and George MacKay.
Available on VOD on April 24