X-Men. Poster of the 2000 movie and cover of the book novelization
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X-Men
Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith, 2000
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Bryan Singer, 2000

In Nazi-occupied Poland, in 1944, young Erik Lehnsherr is separated from his parents upon entrance into the Auschwitz concentration camp. In Meridian, Mississippi, 17-year-old Marie D’Ancanto accidentally puts her boyfriend into a coma after she kisses him, because her mutant ability absorbs the power and life force of others.


X2: X-Men United. Poster of the 2003 movie and cover of the book novelization
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X-Men 2
Chris Claremont, 2003
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Bryan Singer, 2003

At the White House, brainwashed teleporting mutant Nightcrawler attacks the President of the United States. Later, Logan returns to Professor Xavier’s school for mutants, and Xavier tracks Nightcrawler using Cerebro. Stryker’s forces invade the school and abduct some of the students.


GoldenEye. Poster of the 1995 movie and cover of the 1993 book, Casino Royale
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Casino Royale
Ian Fleming, 1993
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Martin Campbell, 1995

In 1986, MI6 agents James Bond and Alec Trevelyan infiltrate a Soviet chemical weapons facility in Arkhangelsk. Returning to London, Bond oversees MI6 staff monitoring an incident in Severnaya, Siberia, after the stolen helicopter turns up at a radar facility there.


GoldenEye. Poster of the 1995 movie and cover of the book novelization
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GoldenEye
John Gardner, 1995
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Martin Campbell, 1995

In 1986, MI6 agents James Bond and Alec Trevelyan infiltrate a Soviet chemical weapons facility in Arkhangelsk. Returning to London, Bond oversees MI6 staff monitoring an incident in Severnaya, Siberia, after the stolen helicopter turns up at a radar facility there.


Hemlock Grove. Poster of the 2013 TV series and cover of the 2012 book
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Hemlock Grove
Brian McGreevy, 2012
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Brian McGreevy, Lee Shipman, 2013-2015

The series is set in the town of Hemlock Grove, Pennsylvania. The town is a mixture of extreme wealth and poverty, as the closing of the town’s steel mill many years earlier caused many to lose their jobs. The town’s main sources of employment are now the Godfrey Institute for Biomedical Technologies and Hemlock Acres Hospital.


The Wackness. Poster of the 2008 movie and cover of the book novelization
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The Wackness
Dale Phillips, 2008
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Jonathan Levine, 2008

Set in New York in the sweltering summer of 1994, this is the story of a troubled teenage drug dealer who trades pot for therapy sessions with a drug-addled psychiatrist. However, things get more complicated when he falls for one of his classmates, who just happens to be the doctor’s daughter.


X-Men: The Last Stand. Poster of the 2006 movie and cover of the book novelization
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X-Men 3: The Last Stand
Chris Claremont, 2006
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Brett Ratner, 2006

In 1986, Professor Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr meet young Jean Grey at her parents’ house to invite her to join their school, the X-Mansion. In the present, Worthington Labs announces it has developed an inoculation to suppress the X-gene that gives mutants their abilities and offer the cure to any mutant who wants it.


The Wolverine. Poster of the 2013 movie and cover of the 1982 comic book, Wolverine
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Wolverine
Roy Thomas, Len Wein, John Romita Sr., 1982
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James Mangold, 2013

In August 1945, Logan is held in a Japanese POW camp near Nagasaki. Ichirō, who is dying of cancer, wants Logan to accompany Yukio to Japan so that he may repay his life debt. Wolverine gets embroiled in a conspiracy involving yakuza and mutants.


Redeeming Love. Poster of the 2022 movie and cover of the 1991 book
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Redeeming Love
Francine Rivers, 1991
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D.J. Caruso, 2022

Sold into prostitution as a child, Angel knows nothing but betrayal. Redeeming Love is a powerful retelling of the biblical book of Hosea against the backdrop of the California Gold Rush of 1850. It shows there is no brokenness love can’t heal.


Don't Say a Word. Poster of the 2001 movie and cover of the 1990 book
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Don't Say a Word
Andrew Klavan, 1990
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Gary Fleder, 2001

In 1991, a gang of thieves steal a rare $10-million gem, but, in the process, two of the gang double-cross their leader, Patrick Koster and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, on the day before Thanksgiving, prominent private practice Manhattan child psychiatrist, Dr. Nathan R. Conrad, is invited by his friend and former colleague, Dr. Louis Sachs, to examine a disturbed young lady named Elisabeth Burrows at the state sanatorium.


Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. Poster of the 2013 movie and cover of the 1812 book, Hansel and Gretel
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Hansel and Gretel
Jacob Grimm, Wilhem Grimm, 1812
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Tommy Wirkola, 2013

Abandoned by their father in a forest, young Hansel and Gretel enter a gingerbread house and are captured by a cannibalistic witch. The witch forces Hansel to continuously eat sweets to fatten him up and enslaves Gretel. The siblings outsmart her and incinerate her in the oven. He needs a shot of insulin every few hours or he will die.


Lord of Illusions. Poster of the 1995 movie and cover of the 1985 book, The Last Illusion
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The Last Illusion
Clive Barker, 1985
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Clive Barker, 1995

In the Mojave Desert in 1982, a man named William Nix, also calling himself “The Puritan”, has gathered a cult of disciples in an old house. Nix wields real magic and plans to sacrifice a girl, telling his followers he will save the world and grant them wisdom. A group of former cult members, arrive to stop him.