9 Big Name 2023 Movies Based on Books

As people start returning to theaters, they will be delighted to know that many of the movies are based on popular books. That is why we decided to list 9 big name 2023 movies based on books that you should watch!

We all love a good book adaptation. When done right, it is a great experience seeing characters in your heading coming to life on the big screen. And this year has had some great adaptations. You can see the full list below!

9 Big Name 2023 Movies Based on Books

Killers of the Flower Moon

A movie that everyone is hyped for is Martin Scorsese’s latest film Killers of the Flower Moon. It is based on David Grann’s nonfiction book that tells the story of the murders of Oklahoma’s Osage people that took place about a century ago to gain the native’s oil wealth. The movie features Scorsese’s frequent collaborators Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro as well as Lily Gladstone.

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Killers of the Flower Moon directed by Martin Scorsese.


At this point, most people know about Oppenheimer which was directed by Christopher Nolan. It is about the creator of the atomic bomb and the consequences of making such a dangerous weapon. The movie is faithful to the book and is credited by breaking traditional biopic formats. The movie went on to make almost a billion dollars, something nobody could have anticipated.

The Color Purple

A classic novel that is going to be hitting the big screen around Christmas season is The Color Purple by Alice Walker. Some people may bet thinking that this movie has already been adapted in the past and you would be right. This movie will take a somewhat different approach will staying true to the novel.


These are the 9 big name 2023 movies based on books that you should check out. Some of them have hit the theaters already while we eagerly wait for the rest to be released. Which movies have you seen or want to see? Let us know in the comments below!

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