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The Girl with all the Gifts

M. R. Carey wrote the book and screenplay for this zombie-fuelled post-apocalyptic tale. Tense, clever and constantly surprising.

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Steven Spielberg took Roald Dahl's classic tale to the big screen with the help of Mark Rylance.

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Me Before You

As with Room, the writer of the novel, Jojo Moyes, also wrote the screenplay. The film starred Sam Claflin as Will and the mother of dragons herself, Emilia Clarke as Lou. Thea Sharrock directed.

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The writer of the novel, Emma Donoghue, wrote the screenplay for the adaptation, which starred Brie Larson as Ma and Jacob Tremblay as Jack. Lenny Abrahamson directed.

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Mockingjay (Part 2)

The adaptation of Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins boasted an all-star cast - including Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson - and not just one but two films. Mockingjay Part 2 was directed by Francis Lawrence.

The Martian

The Martian by Andy Weir. The film is directed by Ridley Scott, written by Drew Goddard and stars Matt Damon as Mark Watney. Other cast members include Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Jeff Bridges.

Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)

Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. The film is directed by Thomas Vinterberg and stars Carey Mulligan as Bathsheba alongside her three suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), Mr Boldwood (Michael Sheen) and Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge).

Fifty Shades of Grey

Based on the book by EL James, the film is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan.

Testament of Youth

Based on Vera Brittain's memoir, the film is directed by James Kent and stars Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Hayley Atwell and Dominic West.

Men, Women & Children

Based on Chad Kultgen's novel, the film adaptation is directed by Jason Reitman and stars Kaitlyn Dever, Rosemarie DeWitt and Ansel Elgort.

Gone Girl

Based on Gillian Flynn's novel (and with a screenplay by Flynn too), the film adaptation is directed by David Fincher and stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike.

Before I Go To Sleep

Based on SJ Watson's novel, the Rowan Joffe film adaptation stars Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman and Mark Strong.

The Book Thief

Based on Markus Zusak's incredible novel, this adaptation stars Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson.

The Fault in Our Stars

Based on John Green's novel, the film adaptation stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort.

The Great Gatsby

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