Top 10 Film Adaptations of 2014

By Christine Torralba | 3 years ago
Top 10 Film Adaptations of 2014
Chinatown, London. Martin Freeman during filming of Sherlock. 6 March 2010. Wikimedia Commons/Fat Less.

For book lovers, 2014 was a year to look forward to, especially with all the different books that have been adapted into a movie. With a threshold of books still currently being developed into a movie and others in talks with production companies, booklovers have so much more to look forward to.

And as the year is about to close, it’s only logical explanation why it would be best to round up the top film adaptations of 2014. Here are the films that have made it to our list:

“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”

Released: Jan. 17, 2014

Chris Pine stars in “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” as the young CIA Analyst who attempts to stop a terrorist attempt to collapse the US economy. The movie is based on the characters created by Tom Clancy and stars Kevin Costner, Keira Knightely and Kenneth Branagh.


Released: March 18, 2014

Viewers got to see a different side to Kate Winslet as she co-starred in Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” trilogy. The movie tells of a future world where teens are divided into factions. It is their personalities that determine which faction they belong to.

“The Fault in Our Stars”

Released: May 16, 2014

John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars” is the much talked about love story of the year. With this bittersweet film, two teens prove that love conquers all things—even any sickness. The movie stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort.

“Edge of Tomorrow”

Released: June 6, 2014

Based on Japanese novel “All You Need is Kill” written by Hiroshi Sakurazaka and Yoshitoshi Abe, “Edge of Tomorrow” shows a mind-twisting post-apocalyptic world where Tom Cruise has to prevent aliens from eliminating human life by reliving his day in a time loop sequence. If the plot isn’t enough, the movie also stars Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton.

“Gone Girl”

Released: Oct. 3, 2014

Gillian Flynn’s literary thriller “Gone Girl” showcased the talent of Ben Affleck as investigators look for the truth behind his wife’s (Rosamund Pike) murder. With the immense success of the movie, it’s no longer a surprise why Flynn’s “Dark Places,” a second novel, is expected to release this year as well.

“A Walk Among the Tombstones”

Released: Sept. 19, 2014

Originally written by Lawrence Block, the movie features the story of a cop who turned into a private investigator. Played by Liam Neeson, it is his duty to find out the people behind his client’s kidnapping and murder. In the movie, Neeson gets to display his “particular set of skills” that are almost similar with “Taken.”

“The Maze Runner”

Released: Sept. 19, 2014

The year 2014 also welcomed the start of another trilogy series, something for fans to look forward to in the coming years, as James Dashner’s “The Maze Runner” trilogy series was adapted into a film. The movie shows a post-apocalyptic world where teenage boys struggle to discover the truth behind the maze they suddenly find themselves in with no memory of the past.

“Imitation Game”

Released: Nov. 21, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch has instantly become a household name due to his roles in the TV series and movies he has played this year. Cumberbatch plays the role of Turing in the second adaptation of “Imitation Game.”

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”

Released: Nov. 21, 2014

As one of the most anticipated films this year, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” continues the adventure of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) in the Capitol. The movie is based on the best-selling novel series written by Suzanne Collins. Other actors in the film include Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone and Sam Clafin.

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”

Released: Dec. 4, 2014

In the last part of the trilogy, Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman, sets course to reclaim Erebor in “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.” The book is the prequel to J.R.R. Tolkien’s spectacular “The Lord of the Rings.”

Which movie do you think is the best? Which film adaptation are you looking forward to in 2015? Let us know in the comments below!

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