Top Five Bookish Movies Every Book Lover Needs To Watch

In today’s book post, I have decided to compile a list of movies I absolutely adored beyond measure. They all focus on a bookish theme in some form or another. As much as I love to read a lot, there always time to enjoy a good movie and unwind. I hope you enjoy the list I have put together.

Many of these movies I have seen more than once! ♥

I would like everyone to pay special attention to movie #1 on our list titled The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society. I have placed this one on the very top of the list for a reason. It is easily my current favorite movie on earth. It has everything that I love as reader and movie goer.

The movie is filled with drama, love, books, writing, history, and everything my heart desires. It has all the feels! The main character, whose name is Juliet is everything I admire and strive to be. She is serious goals! The book this movie is based off, I have recently read also, and is definitely worth picking up. The emotions, drama, and history cannot be matched.

Thanks for reading and please leave any bookish movies you know of in the comments below that I may have left out! What are your favorites?



#1 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

London, 1946. Juliet (Lily James), a charismatic and free-spirited writer receives a letter from a member of a mysterious literary club started in Nazi-occupied Guernsey. Her curiosity piqued, Juliet decides to visit.

There she meets the delightfully eccentric members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, including Dawsey (Michiel Huisman), the rugged and intriguing farmer who wrote her the letter. As the secrets from their wartime past unfold, Juliet’s growing attachment to the island, the book club and her affection will change the course of her life.

Rating:NR
Genre:Drama
Directed By:Mike Newell
Written By:Thomas Bezucha, Don Roos
Runtime: 123 minutes
Studio: Netflix



#2 The Book Thief

Based on the beloved international bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the story of an extraordinary, spirited young girl sent to live with a foster family in WWII Germany. Intrigued by the only book she brought with her, she begins collecting books as she finds them. With the help of her new parents and a secret guest under the stairs, she learns to read and creates a magical world that inspires them all.

Based on the beloved international bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the story of an extraordinary, spirited young girl sent to live with a foster family in WWII Germany. Intrigued by the only book she brought with her, she begins collecting books as she finds them. With the help of her new parents and a secret guest under the stairs, she learns to read and creates a magical world that inspires them all.

Rating:PG-13
Genre:Drama
Directed By:Brian Percival
Written By:Michael Petroni
Runtime: 130 minutes
Studio: 20th Century Fox



#3 The Reader

When he falls ill on his way home from school, 15 year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. The two begin an unexpected and passionate affair only for Hanna to suddenly and inexplicably disappear. Eight years later, Michael, now a young law student observing Nazi war trials, meets his former lover again, under very different circumstances. Hanna is on trial for a hideous crime, and as she refuses to defend herself, Michael gradually realizes his boyhood love may be guarding a secret she considers to be more shameful than murder.

Rating:R (for some scenes of sexuality and nudity)
Genre:Drama, Romance
Directed By:Stephen Daldry
Written By:David Hare
Runtime: 123 minutes
Studio: MGM



#4 The Dead Poet’s Society

Keating (Robin Williams) introduces his students to poetry, and his free-thinking attitude and the liberating philosophies of the authors he introduces to his class have a profound effect on his students, especially Todd (Ethan Hawke), who would like to be a writer.

Neil ( Robert Sean Leonard), who dreams of being an actor, despite the objections of his father; Knox (Josh Charles), a hopeless romantic; Steven (Allelon Ruggiero), an intellectual who learns to use his heart as well as his head; Charlie (Gale Hansen), who begins to lose his blasé attitude.

Unconventional Gerard (James Waterston); and practical Richard (Dylan Kussman). Dead Poets Society was nominated for four Academy Awards.

Rating:PG
Genre:Drama
Directed By:Peter Weir
Written By:Tom Schulman
Runtime: 128 minutes
Studio: Buena Vista Pictures



#5 Beauty & The Beast ( 2017 )

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle.

Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar (R) winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe (R) nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord.

Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award (R) winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts. Directed by Oscar (R) winner Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film, “Beauty and the Beast” is produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman, with eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken.

Rating:PG
Genre:Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Romance
Directed By:Bill Condon
Written By: Evan Spiliotopoulos, Stephen Chbosky
Runtime:129 minutes
Studio:Walt Disney Pictures



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