Misery. Poster of the 1990 movie and cover of the 1987 book
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Misery
Stephen King, 1987
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Rob Reiner, 1990

Famed novelist Paul Sheldon is the author of a successful series of Victorian romance novels featuring a character named Misery Chastain. Wanting to focus on more serious stories, he writes a manuscript for a new novel that he hopes will launch his post-Misery career. Soon after, Annie reads the latest Misery novel, discovers that Misery dies at the end of the book, and flies into a rage.


Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. Poster of the 2023 movie and cover of the 1970 book
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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
Judy Blume, 1970
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Kelly Fremon Craig, 2023

The movie follows Margaret Simon, a sixth-grader, as she navigates the challenges of moving from New York City to the suburbs of New Jersey and her journey to find her religious identity, as her parents have different religious backgrounds, one Christian and the other Jewish.


Fried Green Tomatoes. Poster of the 1991 movie and cover of the 1987 book, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Fannie Flagg, 1987
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Jon Avnet, 1991

Evelyn Couch, a timid, unhappy housewife in her 40s, meets elderly Ninny Threadgoode in an Anderson, Alabama, nursing home where Evelyn’s husband Ed’s Aunt Vesta who has dementia is also staying. Over several encounters with Evelyn, Ninny tells her the story of the now abandoned town of Whistle Stop, and the people who lived there.


The Blind Side. Poster of the 2009 movie and cover of the 2006 book
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The Blind Side
Michael Lewis, 2006
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John Lee Hancock, 2009

Michael has been in foster care with different families in Oslo, Tennessee, due to his mother’s drug addiction. Every time he is placed in a new home, he runs away. His friend’s father, on whose couch Mike had been sleeping, asks Burt Cotton, the coach of Wingate Christian School, to help enroll his son and Mike.


Richard Jewell. Poster of the 2019 movie and cover of the 2019 book, The Suspect
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The Suspect
Kent Alexander, Kevin Salwen, 2019
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Clint Eastwood, 2019

In 1986, Richard Jewell works as an office supply clerk in a small public law firm, where he builds a rapport with attorney Watson Bryant. In early 1996, he’s working as a security guard at Piedmont College, but is fired after multiple complaints of acting beyond his jurisdiction. After foiling a bomb attack at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Richard is an instant hero, however when the FBI leaks to the media that he is a suspect in the bombing his life becomes a nightmare.


Richard Jewell. Poster of the 2019 movie and cover of the 1997 book, American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell
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American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell
Marie Brenner, 1997
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Clint Eastwood, 2019

In 1986, Richard Jewell works as an office supply clerk in a small public law firm, where he builds a rapport with attorney Watson Bryant. In early 1996, he’s working as a security guard at Piedmont College, but is fired after multiple complaints of acting beyond his jurisdiction. After foiling a bomb attack at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Richard is an instant hero, however when the FBI leaks to the media that he is a suspect in the bombing his life becomes a nightmare.


Dolores Claiborne. Poster of the 1995 movie and cover of the 1992 book
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Dolores Claiborne
Stephen King, 1992
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Taylor Hackford, 1995

In 1995, Dolores Claiborne works as a domestic servant on Little Tall Island in Maine. Dolores has a struggle with her elderly, paralyzed employer, Vera Donovan, in her mansion. Vera falls down the staircase and Dolores ransacks the kitchen. She is caught by a mailman, who sees her standing over Vera with a rolling pin, apparently intending to kill her.


Revolutionary Road. Poster of the 2008 movie and cover of the 1961 book
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Revolutionary Road
Richard Yates, 1961
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Sam Mendes, 2008

In 1948, Frank Wheeler meets April at a party. Frank later secures a sales position with Knox Machines, and he and April marry. Meanwhile, Helen has asked April if they will meet her son, John, who had been in an insane asylum. She thinks the younger couple may be able to help her son with his condition.


Alice. Poster of the 2009 TV series and cover of the 1871 book, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There
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Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There
Lewis Carroll, 1871
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Nick Willing, 2009

Alice Hamilton is a judo sensei living with her mother Carol. Her father disappeared when she was ten, and she has spent much of her life looking for him. She invites her new boyfriend Jack Chase to dinner, but is shocked when he gives her a valuable-looking ring as a gift. Jack abruptly leaves, Alice following only to witness Jack being abducted by several men.


Alice. Poster of the 2009 TV series and cover of the 1865 book, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll, 1865
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Nick Willing, 2009

Alice Hamilton is a judo sensei living with her mother Carol. Her father disappeared when she was ten, and she has spent much of her life looking for him. She invites her new boyfriend Jack Chase to dinner, but is shocked when he gives her a valuable-looking ring as a gift. Jack abruptly leaves, Alice following only to witness Jack being abducted by several men.


About Schmidt. Poster of the 2002 movie and cover of the 1996 book
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About Schmidt
Louis Begley, 1996
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Alexander Payne, 2002

Warren Schmidt is retiring from his position as an actuary with Woodmen of the World, a life insurance company in Omaha, Nebraska. He soon receives an information package with a photo of his foster child, a small Tanzanian boy named Ndugu Umbo, to whom he relates his life in a series of candid, rambling letters.


P.S. I Love You. Poster of the 2007 movie and cover of the 2004 book
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P.S. I Love You
Cecelia Ahern, 2004
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Richard LaGravenese, 2007

Holly and Gerry are a married couple who live on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. One winter, Gerry dies of a brain tumor, and Holly realizes how much he meant to her as well as how insignificant their arguments and differences were. She doesn’t want to live anymore without him.