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10 Best Novel-based movies for a true movie buff!5 min read

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Novels are as addictive as the movie based on them. Yet, the best novel based movie is that one which does justice to the story and has it’s own essence as well. That’s exactly what I searched for in movies to ensure that your weekends turn great. These movies are loved by the audience since they were released. They continue to be the viewer’s choice even now after several years. These are the best novel based movies that will make you forget about everything and get lost in the drama one of its kind.

1. Forest Gump

IMDB: 8.8

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Writers: Winston Groom  

Stars: Tom HanksRobin WrightGary Sinise

Romance and comedy blends in perfect amount in the movie Forest Gump. This epic has been loved by the audience for years. It still continues to entertain many more upcoming generations. An innocent soul living in Alabama is the protagonist of the story. The movie has a gripping story to keep you glued to the story. It’s about the ways this protagonist influences many important historical events in the history of the USA in his attempt to get back his lost love.

Trailer: Forrest Gump

2. Fight Club (1999)

IMDB: 8.8

Director: David Fincher

Writers: Chuck Palahniuk 

Stars: Brad PittEdward NortonMeat Loaf

This is a popular movie that has a huge fan following. It’s one of the best addition in the category of novel based movies. It’s a story of a person suffering from insomnia who crosses path with a soap salesman. These two gentlemen seem to have nothing to lose. They come together to create a ‘Fight Club’. They just have no idea how big this venture is! It is more than just recreational stuff. Also, you just can’t afford to see the sweet-bitter bond between the protagonist and the unusual character of Marla Singer.

Trailer: Fight Club

3. The silence of the lambs (1991)

IMDB: 8.6

Director: Jonathan Demme

Writers: Thomas Harris 

Stars: Jodie FosterAnthony HopkinsLawrence A. Bonney

This thriller is an epic drama that will fiddle with your adrenaline rush. This classic is just too addictive to not stay glued to the screen. This novel-based movie has been much loved. The protagonist, i.e., an F. B. I. cadet has no other option but to collaborate with a cunning cannibal killer. This help is demanded to track another deadly killer. This deadly killer is too violent and weird. He is skinning his victims and the situation is going to turn scary as hell.

Trailer: The Silence of the Lambs

4. Gone Girl (2014)

IMDB: 8.1

Director: David Fincher

Writers: Gillian Flynn 

Stars: Ben AffleckRosamund PikeNeil Patrick Harris

As always, Ben Affleck is slaying in the lead role in this dramatic novel based movie. But the really spiced up character is Rosamund Pike. The couple suffers a hard time in their relationship. But the media manages to bring the mess into the limelight when the wife disappears. The whole movie will make you doubt the innocence of Ben Affleck and the climax will leave you stunned. In a nutshell, it’s a movie full of unexpected twists to become your good pastime!

Trailer: Gone Girl

5. The Notebook (2004)

IMDB: 7.8

Director: Nick Cassavetes

Writers: Jeremy Leven 

Stars: Gena RowlandsJames GarnerRachel McAdams

This love story is just epic! It’s one of the most loved novel based movies. No matter if you are a fan of seeing romantic encounters on the screen or not, this movie will make you hold your breath and wish for the union of true lovers. It’s about a young poor fella who is badly in love with a rich girl. It’s a story where letting your lover live on their terms is not enough. The status difference peeps and they have to part their ways. Will they meet again? Or it’s just another unrequited love story?

Trailer: The Noteboon

6. Haider (2014)

IMDB: 8.1

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj

Writers: William Shakespeare 

Stars: Shahid KapoorTabuShraddha Kapoor

William Shakespeare’s epic has been poured into a movie and the result got titled ‘Haider’. You can’t afford to miss this classic novel based movie. It’s about a son in search of his missing father. Things get complex due to Kashmir being a place of secrets and mysteries. He wishes to get some answers from his uncle. But soon he starts suspecting him being the reason for all the tragedies going on in his life.

Trailer: Haider

7. Lootera (2013)

IMDB: 7.3

Director: Vikramaditya Motwane

Writers: O. Henry 

Stars: Ranveer SinghSonakshi SinhaBarun Chanda

It’s a love story cum mystery that will make you lose track of time. It’s the plot from the 1950s. An archaeologist carrying the luggage of a secret and mischievous past falls for the only daughter of a Bengali Zamindar. Their love brings them together but the secret is going to drive them apart. How will it end? Will they ever be able to find a way to get back to each other?

Trailer: Lootera

8. Parineeta (2005)

IMDB: 7.2

Director: Pradeep Sarkar

Writers: Saratchandra Chatterjee 

Stars: Vidya BalanSaif Ali KhanSanjay Dutt

Lolita and Shekar are the protagonists of the story. It’s about friendship, love, romance, and luck playing the role at the same time. But one more character enters in between. That’s when you will get moved by the way story takes turn. Things get ugly in between. The status and expectations of his father of Shekar take troll. But his heart still admires Lolita’s soul!

Trailer: Parineeta

9. Maqbool (2003)

IMDB: 8.1

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj

Writers: Abbas Tyrewala 

Stars: Irrfan KhanTabuPankaj Kapur

‘Macbeth’, one of the most loved classics by William Shakespear has gifted story to this beautiful novel based movie. The tragedies are simply one of its kind. It’s the best example to justify that box office collection can never be the indicator of the movie’s entertainment index. Mumbai’s underworld spices up the story. You won’t be able to stop in between once you start watching this unusual movie.

Trailer: Maqbool

10. Raazi (2018)

IMDB: 7.8

Director: Meghna Gulzar

Writers: Harinder S. Sikka 

Stars: Alia BhattVicky KaushalRajit Kapoor

Alia Bhatt slays in this much-loved novel based movie. Her character hails from Kashmir. She marries a Pakistani officer to spy on Pakistan’s internal affairs. It’s about the unique sacrifice of whole life for your country. With the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971 situation taking troll, she gives up her everything to help her country to gauge the threat to motherland.

Trailer: Raazi

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