For many years now, fans have been obsessed with remakes of their favorite books and novels. Fan favorites often get turned into feature films that see their own bout of success. These are some of the most successful stories seeing their vision realized on the big screen, with very positive results.

1A Dog’s Way Home by W. Bruce Cameron

The movie was initially released in January. It’s the story of a dog going through a 400-mile journey to find his owner. The film itself has excellent reviews, especially with an all-star cast, including Ashley Judd and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Watch the trailer here:

2Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

This is a touching story of two teenagers who suffer from cystic fibrosis and have to live through a challenging yet sweet romance. The movie is already nominated for two E! People’s Choice Awards and features Cole Sprouse as Will and Haley Lu Richardson as Stella.

Watch the trailer here:

3The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook

This sophisticated film tells the story of a young girl Rachel, played by Keira Knightley, who moves back to her hometown and deals with the aftermath of war. The movie was released in March 2019 and grossed over 9 million USD in the box office.

Check out the trailer here:

4The Dirt by Mötley Crüe

Released in March 2019, the movie follows the story of Mötley Crüe members rising from the streets of Hollywood to the heights of international fame in the 1980s. The young cast includes Pete Davidson, Machine Gun Kelly, and Iwan Rheon.

Watch the trailer here:

5Pet Sematary by Stephen King

Another one of Stephen king’s masterpieces brought back to life with this new adaptation released in April. It’s a classic thriller guaranteed to give you chills.

Watch the scary trailer here:

6The Best of Enemies by Osha Gray Davidson

Starring the talented Taraji P. Henson, the movie unwraps the true story of the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader.

Watch the trailer here:

7After by Anna Todd

The famous drama novel is now an award-winning movie as well! The film is about a young Tessa who enters her first semester of college. Her guarded world opens up when she meets Hardin Scott, a mysterious and brooding rebel who makes her question all she thought she knew about herself.

Play the trailer here:

8The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The teen drama released in May 2019 tells the story of two teenagers from two different worlds struggling to find each other.

Watch the movie trailer here:

9We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Featuring talented Alexandra Daddario, the movie is a pure thrill about two sisters and their uncle whose lives are turned upside-down by the arrival of a cousin with ulterior motives.

Watch the trailer here:

10Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is the most controversial, yet one of the most successful movie adaptation on this list. It’s a horror movie based on a 3-part children’s novel by Alvin Schwartz.

Watch the trailer:

11Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Former architect Bernadette Fox seems to have it all. But when Bernadette suddenly disappears without a trace, her concerned family sets off on an adventure to solve the mystery of where she might have gone. The cast includes incredible actors Cate Blanchette, Troian Bellisario, and Kristen Wiig.

Watch the trailer here:

12Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

This lovely movie adaptation tells the different stories of very different sisters living together after the civil war. The star-studded cast includes Meryl Streep, Saroise Ronan, Emma Watson, and Thimothée Chalamet.

Watch the trailer here: