The Beach (2000) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Beach

Danny Boyle, 2000

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The Beach
Alex Garland, 1996

The Beach is a movie directed by Danny Boyle in 2000 and based on the book of the same name by Alex Garland, first published in 1996. The movie features Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton, Virginie Ledoyen, Guillaume Canet, Robert Carlyle, Hélène de Fougerolles, and others.

What users say

“The movie is better than the book”

But the book is worth reading.

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RATING

6.7

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Beach (Danny Boyle, 2000)

7.8

/ 10

Book Cover: The Beach (Alex Garland, 1996)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of The Beach, the 1996 book by Alex Garland.

The Beach

Read by: Michael Page

Storyline

Richard, a young American seeking adventure in Bangkok, stays in a drab travelers’ hotel in Khao San Road where he meets a young French couple, Françoise and Étienne, and he immediately becomes attracted to Françoise. Daffy explains that he and other travelers settled there in secret several years earlier, but difficulties arose and he chose to leave. Daffy commits suicide, leaving Richard a map to the island.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Beach, the 2000 movie by Danny Boyle

Year

2000

Minutes

119

Movie Rate

6.70

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Beach

Country: USA

Year: 2000

Length: 1h59m

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Cover of The Beach, the 1996 book by Alex Garland

Year

1996

Pages

436

Book Rate

7.86

S: Goodreads

Book

The Beach

Country: UK

First published in: 1996

Length: 436 pages

Genre: Fiction

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User polls & recommendations

Which is better?

Poster of The Beach, the 2000 movie by Danny Boyle

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Cover of The Beach, the 1996 book by Alex Garland

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IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of The Beach, the 2000 movie by Danny Boyle

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Yes

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7 votes

3 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of The Beach, the 1996 book by Alex Garland

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7 votes

3 votes

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