The Book Life | Top Five Bookish Movies Every Book Lover Needs To Watch

In today’s book post, I have decided to compile a list of movies I absolutely adored beyond measure. They all focus on a bookish theme in some form or another. As much as I love to read a lot, there always time to enjoy a good movie and unwind. I hope you enjoy the list I have put together. Many of these movies I have seen more than once! ♥


I would like everyone to pay special attention to movie #1 on our list titled The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society. I have placed this one on the very top of the list for a reason. It is easily my current favorite movie on earth at the moment. It has everything that I love. The movie is filled with drama, love, books, writing, history, and everything my heart desires. It has all the feels! The main character, whose name is Juliet is everything I admire and strive to be. She is serious goals! Thanks for reading and please leave any bookish movies you know of in the comments below! Now without further adieu, here is the list of bookish movies I love:


#1 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

London, 1946. Juliet (Lily James), a charismatic and free-spirited writer receives a letter from a member of a mysterious literary club started in Nazi-occupied Guernsey. Her curiosity piqued, Juliet decides to visit the island. There she meets the delightfully eccentric members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, including Dawsey (Michiel Huisman), the rugged and intriguing farmer who wrote her the letter. As the secrets from their wartime past unfold, Juliet’s growing attachment to the island, the book club and her affection for Dawsey will change the course of her life forever.

#2 The Book Thief 

Based on the beloved international bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the story of an extraordinary, spirited young girl sent to live with a foster family in WWII Germany. Intrigued by the only book she brought with her, she begins collecting books as she finds them. With the help of her new parents and a secret guest under the stairs, she learns to read and creates a magical world that inspires them all.
Based on the beloved international bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the story of an extraordinary, spirited young girl sent to live with a foster family in WWII Germany. Intrigued by the only book she brought with her, she begins collecting books as she finds them. With the help of her new parents and a secret guest under the stairs, she learns to read and creates a magical world that inspires them all.


#3 The Reader

When he falls ill on his way home from school, 15 year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. The two begin an unexpected and passionate affair only for Hanna to suddenly and inexplicably disappear. Eight years later, Michael, now a young law student observing Nazi war trials, meets his former lover again, under very different circumstances. Hanna is on trial for a hideous crime, and as she refuses to defend herself, Michael gradually realizes his boyhood love may be guarding a secret she considers to be more shameful than murder.


#4 The Dead Poet’s Society 

 Keating (Robin Williams) introduces his students to poetry, and his free-thinking attitude and the liberating philosophies of the authors he introduces to his class have a profound effect on his students, especially Todd (Ethan Hawke), who would like to be a writer; Neil ( Robert Sean Leonard), who dreams of being an actor, despite the objections of his father; Knox (Josh Charles), a hopeless romantic; Steven (Allelon Ruggiero), an intellectual who learns to use his heart as well as his head; Charlie (Gale Hansen), who begins to lose his blasé attitude; unconventional Gerard (James Waterston); and practical Richard (Dylan Kussman). Dead Poets Society was nominated for four Academy Awards.


#5 Beauty & The Beast ( 2017 ) 

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar (R) winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe (R) nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award (R) winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts. Directed by Oscar (R) winner Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film, “Beauty and the Beast” is produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman, with eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken.


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44 thoughts on “The Book Life | Top Five Bookish Movies Every Book Lover Needs To Watch

  1. Interesting post! The only movie on this list that I’ve seen is number two. For this list, I’d add the Aurora Teagarden Mysteries series! Since Aurora is a librarian, I figured it would be a good suggestion.

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  2. The Dead Poet’s Society is one of my favorite movies of all time! I can’t remember if I watched it for the first time in MS/HS but it broke my heart and I fell in love with it. The passion of the students, the sadness and pain some of them go through, and the big incident… I cried SO hard! Robin Williams ❤️

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    • The first time I watched it I think was in middle school and just couldn’t appreciate it back then. When Robin passed away I decided to watch a movie of his because he was one of kind and my favorite. So watched Dead Poets society and just fell in love. Such a good movie and great acting !

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  3. Thank you for introducing the film that made your #1 spot into my life. The actor who plays Dawsey was in The Haunting Of Hill House on Netflix and I have this weird thing for him and didn’t know he was in other things and yeah gonna shut up now lol, Great post btw! Dead Poets Society looks incredible too.

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  4. I just recently watched the Dead Poets Society for the first time (yes, I know I’m way late). It is such a beautiful movie! In fact, all these movies are great (I haven’t seen The Reader, but the rest are some of my favorites).

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  5. What a great list! The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society has been on my to-watch list for a while. Unfortunately it isn’t available on Dutch Netflix, but fingers crossed it might be added at some point.

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