Books I can't wait to see on film

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1. The Host (2013)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.9
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35 Metascore

When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.

Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Diane Kruger

Votes: 100,090 | Gross: $26.63M

2. The Giver (2014)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.5
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47 Metascore

In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift

Votes: 98,313 | Gross: $45.09M

3. The Eye of the World

Fantasy | Announced

An man who goes by the name of Rand al'Thor represents all that is good and battles against the forces of evil. Based on Robert Jordan's "The Wheel of Time" books.

4. Life of Pi (2012)

PG | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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79 Metascore

A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain, Tabu

Votes: 492,987 | Gross: $124.99M

5. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.9
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58 Metascore

A reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis

Votes: 688,452 | Gross: $303.00M

6. Shiver (I)

Fantasy, Romance, Thriller | Announced

A teenage werewolf falls for a girl, who helps him find a way to become human.

7. The NeverEnding Story

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | Announced

Bastian Balthazar Bux discovers a parallel world in a book. As he immerses himself in the story, his life becomes intertwined with the plot, in which a hero in the land of Fantasia must save the universe on behalf of an empress.

8. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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33 Metascore

When her mother disappears, Clary Fray learns that she descends from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons. She joins forces with others like her and heads into a dangerous alternate New York called the Shadow World.

Director: Harald Zwart | Stars: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Jemima West

Votes: 115,906 | Gross: $31.17M

9. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Horror, Romance

5.8
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45 Metascore

Five sisters in 19th century England must cope with the pressures to marry while protecting themselves from a growing population of zombies.

Director: Burr Steers | Stars: Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote

Votes: 39,269 | Gross: $10.91M

10. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

PG-13 | 161 min | Adventure, Fantasy

7.9
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66 Metascore

The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott

Votes: 533,241 | Gross: $258.37M

11. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

PG-13 | 144 min | Adventure, Fantasy

7.4
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59 Metascore

Bilbo and company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 405,632 | Gross: $255.12M

12. Tiger's Curse

Fantasy | Announced

Kelsey Hayes gets sucked into a 300-year-old Indian curse when she encounters a mysterious white tiger named Ren at a local circus. Finding herself halfway around the world she comes face-to-face with dark forces and spellbinding magic.

13. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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64 Metascore

Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 349,262 | Gross: $337.14M

14. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.5
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65 Metascore

As the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts, Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against President Snow, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 221,455 | Gross: $281.72M

15. Divergent (2014)

PG-13 | 139 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.7
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48 Metascore

In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.

Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney

Votes: 376,247 | Gross: $150.95M

16. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

PG-13 | 146 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

7.5
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76 Metascore

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 544,004 | Gross: $424.67M

17. Delirium (II) (2013)

76 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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An heir to a shipping fortune wakes up with amnesia. He discovers that his sister has been kidnapped, his father is unwilling to pay the ransom, and Interpol and the Russian mob after him.

Director: Lee Roy Kunz | Stars: Isaac Bauman, Cru Ennis, Lydia Hearst, Chris Kalhoon

Votes: 46

18. Legend (I)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Announced

Set in a future where North America is split into two warring nations, Day and June are on opposite sides of the battle who uncover a hidden truth about their respective leaders.

19. Paranormalcy

Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery | Announced

Paranormalcy is the story of Evie, a teenage girl who tracks and tags supernatural creatures for an international agency, IPCA. She falls in love with a paranormal boy called Lend, and they... See full summary »

20. Vampire Academy (2014)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

5.5
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31 Metascore

Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, half human-half vampire, a guardian of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discreetly within our world. Her calling is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky, Gabriel Byrne

Votes: 46,078 | Gross: $7.79M

21. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician's Nephew

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Announced

The next installment of C.S. Lewis's "Chronicles of Narnia" series.

22. Before I Fall (2017)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Mystery

6.4
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58 Metascore

February 12 is just another day in Sam's charmed life, until it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day over and over, Sam untangles the mystery around her death and discovers everything she's losing.

Director: Ry Russo-Young | Stars: Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Cynthy Wu, Medalion Rahimi

Votes: 27,463 | Gross: $12.23M

23. Blood Red Road

Drama | Announced

Saba is living a life of isolation with her father, her twin brother Lugh and her sister Emmi. She never once questions what is outside the boundaries of her home until one day, a group of ... See full summary »

24. Darkfever

Fantasy | Announced

An American woman searching for her sister's killer in Ireland becomes involved in a world of vampires and other fantastic creatures.

25. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair

Adventure, Fantasy | Announced

Jill Pole, Eustace Scrubb, and Puddleglum the Marsh-wiggle set off on a journey to the land north of Narnia in order to rescue King Caspian's missing son, Rilian.

Director: Joe Johnston

26. Fallen (II) (2016)

PG-13 | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

5.5
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47 Metascore

A young girl finds herself in a reform school after therapy since she was blamed for the death of a young boy. At the school she finds herself drawn to a fellow student, unaware that he is an angel, and has loved her for thousands of years.

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Hermione Corfield, Lola Kirke, Addison Timlin, Joely Richardson

Votes: 8,616

27. Forgotten

Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | Announced

London Lane has her memory is erased at 4:33 every night, enabling her to remember only events from her future. Problems arise when she meets a boy and she can't find him in her future memories.

28. The Maze Runner (2014)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.8
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57 Metascore

Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape.

Director: Wes Ball | Stars: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Votes: 352,819 | Gross: $102.43M

29. Outlander

Drama, Fantasy, Romance | Announced

A British nurse visiting Scotland in 1945 stumbles upon a time portal that transports her to the 18th Century.

30. Wicked

Fantasy, Romance | Announced

A woman who learns she is a descendant from a line of powerful witches.

31. Wicked Lovely

Fantasy, Romance | Announced

A teenage girl is pursued by a faerie king in hopes that she can save him and his fae from eternal winter.

32. Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Fantasy | Announced

A young art student embarks an an unusual family quest where she encounters unexpected. ethereal spirits.

Director: Michael Gracey

33. Gone (I)

Action | Announced

After the strange disappearance of anyone over the age of 14 and being cut off from the outside world, a large group of kids are forced to survive, receiving strange supernatural powers in the process.

34. The Dark Tower (2017)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.7
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34 Metascore

The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

Director: Nikolaj Arcel | Stars: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Dennis Haysbert

Votes: 77,384 | Gross: $50.70M

35. Blood Red Road

Drama | Announced

Saba is living a life of isolation with her father, her twin brother Lugh and her sister Emmi. She never once questions what is outside the boundaries of her home until one day, a group of ... See full summary »

36. Chaos Walking (2019)

Sci-Fi | Post-production

A dystopian world where there are no women and all living creatures can hear each others' thoughts in a stream of images, words, and sounds called Noise.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland, Mads Mikkelsen, Nick Jonas

37. Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

R | 125 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

4.1
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46 Metascore

Literature student Anastasia Steele's life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey.

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson | Stars: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle, Eloise Mumford

Votes: 255,163 | Gross: $166.17M

38. The Lost Symbol

Mystery, Thriller | Announced

A mystery involving the Freemasons brings Robert Langdon back to the capital city of United States.

39. The Selection (2012 TV Movie)

Drama, Romance

7.5
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Many years in the future, a poor girl is selected in a lottery to be the queen of a war-torn nation.

Director: Mark Piznarski | Stars: Merritt Patterson, Aimee Teegarden, William Moseley, Steve Bacic

Votes: 224

40. Matched

Romance, Sci-Fi | Announced

In a future society, officials choose your job, your spouse, and when you die. After a young girl (Cassia) is "matched" with her best friend (Xander), things go crazy and Cassia must choose between love and order.