Death on the Nile. Poster of the 2004 movie and cover of the 1937 book
Death on the Nile
Agatha Christie, 1937
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Andy Wilson, 2004

The peace and tranquility that was temporarily existent on the S.S. Karnak is destroyed after one of the passengers is found murdered. Renowned Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is entrusted with the important task of identifying which one of the passengers is the killer before they strike again.

The Remains of the Day. Poster of the 1993 movie and cover of the 1989 book
The Remains of the Day
Kazuo Ishiguro, 1989
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James Ivory, 1993

In 1958 post-war Britain, Stevens, the butler of Darlington Hall, receives a letter from Miss Kenton, a former colleague employed as the housekeeper some twenty years earlier, now separated from her husband. Stevens and Kenton occasionally butt heads, particularly when she observes that Stevens’s father is in failing health and no longer able to perform his duties, which Stevens stubbornly refuses to acknowledge.

A Question of Attribution. Poster of the 1991 movie and cover of the 1988 book
A Question of Attribution
Alan Bennett, 1988
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John Schlesinger, 1991

Sir Anthony Blunt, a 25-year Soviet operative who has been knighted and serving as the director of the Courtauld Institute, is frequently questioned and refuses to respond. He also offers his interrogator a conundrum in the form of a dubious Titian painting. Additionally, he restores artwork at Buckingham Palace, where he strikes up a fascinating dialogue with the Queen.

King Rat. Poster of the 1965 movie and cover of the 1962 book
King Rat
James Clavell, 1962
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Bryan Forbes, 1965

Taking place in a Japanese POW camp during World War II, this adaptation of the James Clavell novel follows an American corporal who orchestrates several lucrative schemes within the camp’s confines.

The Old Curiosity Shop. Poster of the 1995 movie and cover of the 1840 book
The Old Curiosity Shop
Charles Dickens, 1840
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Kevin Connor, 1995

Nell Trent lives with her grandfather, the proprietor of the Old Curiosity Shop. Grandfather has a disquieting secret, a gambling addiction fed by high-interest loans from the bully Daniel Quilp. The villainous Quilp wants to get possession of the shop, and Nell. In league with his lawyer Samson Brass and Samson’s sister Sally, Quilp seizes Grandfather’s assets.

Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980. Poster of the 2009 movie and cover of the 2001 book, Nineteen Eighty
Nineteen Eighty
David Peace, 2001
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James Marsh, 2009

The Ripper has tyrannized Yorkshire for six long years. Inspector Peter Hunter is brought from Manchester by the Ministry of Interior to conduct a review of the investigation thus far. Hunter is determined not to leave without results, even if he cannot trust anyone.

Patriot Games. Poster of the 1992 movie and cover of the 1987 book
Patriot Games
Tom Clancy, 1987
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Phillip Noyce, 1992

Retired CIA analyst Jack Ryan is on vacation with his family in London. While being transferred to HM Prison Albany on the Isle of Wight, Miller’s escort convoy is ambushed by his comrades, including O’Donnell, who execute the police officers and coordinate an escape.

Armadillo. Poster of the 2001 TV series and cover of the 1998 book
William Boyd, 1998
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Howard Davies, 2001

A man who collects ancient battle helmets leads a dual life as an insurance adjuster by day. He finds himself pursuing a woman trapped in an unhappy marriage.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Poster of the 2005 movie and cover of the 1964 book
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl, 1964
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Tim Burton, 2005

Charlie Bucket and his family live in poverty near the Wonka Factory. After overhearing that the final ticket was found in Russia, Charlie finds a ten-dollar note and purchases a Wonka Bar at a news shop.

The Double. Poster of the 2013 movie and cover of the 1846 book
The Double
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1846
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Richard Ayoade, 2013

Downtrodden Simon James has worked at his office for seven years, but he is ignored by his boss, named The Colonel, and colleagues. James asks Simon to take an aptitude test in his place and seduces their boss’s surly, rebellious daughter, Melanie, whom Simon was reluctantly hired to tutor.

Chillers. Poster of the 1990 TV series and cover of the 2001 book, The Selected Stories of Patricia Highsmith
The Selected Stories of Patricia Highsmith
Patricia Highsmith, 2001
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Mai Zetterling, Roger Andrieux, Maroun Bagdadi, John Berry, Robert Bierman, 1990

Each episode featured a different horror story, often with supernatural or macabre elements. The series draw inspiration from various horror genres, including ghost stories, psychological thrillers, and tales of the occult. Each standalone episode offers viewers a unique and chilling experience, exploring themes of fear, suspense, and the unknown.

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes. Poster of the 1984 movie and cover of the 1912 book, Tarzan of the Apes
Tarzan of the Apes
Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1912
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Hugh Hudson, 1984

John, Lord Clayton, the heir to the 6th Earldom of Greystoke, and his pregnant wife Alice are shipwrecked on the African coast. At age five, the boy learns how to swing a vine and is still trying to fit in with his ape family, then he fell into the mud and learns how to whistle.