10 English Movies Based On Novels You Can Watch In Quarantine

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Watching a 2-hour film can never offer you the same experience of reading a 200-page novel. However, if you still wish to watch some movies that are based on best-selling novels, here is a list of some 10 films you can watch in your quarantine.

 1. Little Women

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The story revolves around the lives of four sisters growing up during and after the Civil War. With their father off fighting the war, the girls face the hardships and constraints of poverty and social expectations.

Author | Louisa May Alcott

Starring | Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Meryl Streep

IMDb Rating | 7.9/10

 

2. To Kill a Mockingbird

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The story is told by the little six-year-old girl Jean Louise Finch nicknamed Scout. She is a rebellious girl who has tomboy tendencies. The storyline is based in Maycomb, a small town in Alabama in the 1930s where Scout lives with her elder brother Jem, and her father, Atticus, who is widowed.

Author | Harper Lee

Starring | Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford

IMDb Rating | 8.2/10

 

3. The Help

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An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids’ point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

Author | Kathryn Stockett

Starring | Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard

IMDb Rating | 8.2/10

 

4. Life of Pi

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After deciding to sell their zoo in India and move to Canada, Santosh and Gita Patel board a freighter with their sons and a few remaining animals. Tragedy strikes when a terrible storm sinks the ship, leaving the Patels’ teenage son, Pi as the only human survivor along with a fearsome Bengal tiger on a lifeboat.

Author | Yann Martel

Starring | Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Rafe Spall, Tabu, Adil Hussain

IMDb Rating | 7.9/10

 

5. Forrest Gump

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The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate and other historical events unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75, whose only desire is to be reunited with his childhood sweetheart.

Author | Winston Groom

Starring | Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise

IMDb Rating | 8.8/10

 

6. Persepolis

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This is an adult animated film based upon the Marjane Satrapi autobiographical graphic novel of the same name. The story follows a young girl as she comes of age against the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution.

Author | Marjane Satrapi

Starring | Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands

IMDb Rating | 8/10

 

7. Schindler’s List

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In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.

Author | Thomas Keneally

Starring | Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

IMDb Rating | 8.9/10

 

8. No Country for Old Men

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Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

Author | Cormac McCarthy

Starring | Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin

IMDb Rating | 8.1/10

 

9. Wonder Boys

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A college professor tries to overcome his writer’s block and finish his novel while dealing with divorce, his affair with the chancellor’s wife, a thieving student and his expectant publisher.

Author | Michael Chabon

Starring | Tobey Maguire, Michael Douglas, Katie Holmes

IMDb Rating | 7.3/10

 

10. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

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In order to escape the prison labour, McMurphy, a prisoner, fakes insanity and is shifted to the special ward for the mentally unstable. In this ward, he must rise up against a cruel nurse, Ratched.

Author | Ken Kesey

Starring | Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Will Sampson

IMDb Rating | 8.7/10

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