Which bookish adaptation on Netflix should you watch tonight?

As book lovers, we know that the best TV series and movies are inspired by books. Whether it’s a novel or non-fiction, the book adaptations bring some of the most layered, colorful and exciting stories to the screen. And if you have a Netflix membership, you have a ton of great options at your fingertips. But which bookish adaptation on Netflix is ​​calling your name for your next watch? We only have the quiz to help you decide. Comedy and drama, contemporary and historical, action-packed and character-based, we have some great options for your viewing pleasure. So pop that popcorn, grab the remote, and tell your roommate there’s no need to argue about what to watch, because we have the answer.

The results of this quiz are mainly new content or shows and movies from the last few years. But if you get a result you’ve already seen, don’t worry! You can choose another bookish adaptation on Netflix from the full list of possible results below the quiz. Or have double the fun by repeating the quiz and selecting different answers! And keep an eye out for an upcoming release that we can’t wait to watch, Arrivinga new film based on the novel by Angie Thomas, due out on Netflix on September 23rd.

First Kill movie poster

First kill

It’s an enemy to lover story about a weird teen vampire and a weird teen vampire hunter! Do I need to say more? This fantasy series is based on a short story by VE Schwab (who is also an executive producer on the show) from the anthology Vampires never get old.

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A young mother escapes from an abusive relationship and dedicates herself to cleaning the house to take care of her daughter. It’s a powerful story based on the memoir Housekeeper by Stefania Land. And on the screen, you’ll see mother-daughter duo Andie MacDowell and Margaret Qualley, in real life, playing mother and daughter!

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Passing by

Based on the classic Harlem Renaissance novel Passing by by Nella Larsen, this film set in 1920s New York follows two black childhood friends who meet as adults, one of whom has spent years turning white. Don’t miss the stellar performances by Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga.

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This irreverent adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic Persuasion starring Dakota Johnson and Henry Golding is making big waves. Whether you appreciate the new version or hate the sight as you point out any inconsistency with the original text, you are sure to enjoy it.

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The gray man

This action movie based on Gray man Mark Greaney’s novels are star-studded with Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas and Chris Evans. There are rogue CIA agents, a dangerous worldwide chase and large explosions. What more could you want?

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Tidying up with Marie Kondo

We could all use a little organizational inspiration and author Marie Kondo is the perfect person to help! This series shows how tidying up your home can be joyful and uplifting. If you love it, check out Kondo’s books, included The magic of tidying up that changes your life.

Cover of the adaptation of You Don't Know Me

You do not know me

In this four-part series, a man on trial for murder fires his lawyer when a guilty verdict seems inevitable and instead uses his concluding arguments to tell the love story that changed everything. It is based on the novel You do not know me by Imran Mahmood.

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