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Based on the Book - Family Movies


A wrinkle in time

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him. Based on A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle.


WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters 5th grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Based on Wonder by R.J. Palacio.

Peter Rabbit

A rebellious rabbit tries to sneak into a farmer's vegetable garden. Based on The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter.


After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Based on The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf.

Swallows and Amazons

Four children (the Swallows) on holiday in the Lake District sail on their own to an island and start a war with rival children (the Amazons). In the meantime, a mysterious man on a houseboat accuses them of a crime they did not commit. Based on the book of the same name by Arthur Ransome.


When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game. Based on Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg.

Captain Underpants

Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants. Based on The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey.

Diary of a wimpy kid.

A Heffley family road trip to attend Meemaw's 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg's newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention. Based on The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney.

The boss baby

A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co. Based on Boss Baby by Marla Frazee.

Middle school

After his principal destroys his sketchbook, Rafe and his best friend Leo decide to "destroy his book" and break every rule in the school's Code of Conduct. Based on Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts.


An orphan little girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her to Giant Country, where they attempt to stop the man-eating giants that are invading the human world. Based on The BFG by Roald Dahl.

Alice through the looking glass

Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to help the Mad Hatter. Based on Alice Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.

The Jungle Book

After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and free spirited bear, Baloo. Based on The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling.

The Little Prince

A little girl lives in a very grown-up world with her mother, who tries to prepare her for it. Her neighbor, the Aviator, introduces the girl to an extraordinary world where anything is possible, the world of the Little Prince. Based on The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

The Jungle Book

After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and free spirited bear, Baloo. Based on The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling.

The Peanuts movie

Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home to win the love of his life. Based on the Peanuts cartoons by Charles M. Schultz.


A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven. Based on the book A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond.

The Boxtrolls

A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the book 'Here Be Monsters' by Alan Snow.

Ernest & Celestine

The story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine. Based on the book of the same name by Gabrielle Vincent.

Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Based on the book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst.

Room on the broom

The story of a kind witch who invites a surprising collection of animals to join her on her broom, much to the frustration of her cat. When the gang saves the witch from a fearsome dragon, she rewards them with a magnificent new broom which has room for everyone! Based on the picture book by Julia Donaldson.

The secret world of Arrietty

The Clock family are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family's residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered. Based on the book The Borrowers by Mary Norton.

The Gruffalo's child

A little Gruffalo ignores her father's warnings and tiptoes out into the snow in search of the Big Bad Mouse. Based on the book The Gruffalo's Child by Julia Donaldson.

The Tale of Despereaux

The tale of three unlikely heroes - a misfit mouse who prefers reading books to eating them, an unhappy rat who schemes to leave the darkness of the dungeon, and a bumbling servant girl with cauliflower ears - whose fates are intertwined with that of the castle's princess. Based on the book The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo.

The chronicles of Narnia. The lion, the witch and the wardrobe

Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion. Based on the book The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.

The Golden Compass

In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization. Based on the book The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman.

Hotel for Dogs

Two kids secretly take in stray dogs at a vacant hotel. Based on the book Hotel for Dogs by Lois Duncan.

Bridge to Terabithia

A preteen's life turns upside down when he befriends the new girl in school and they imagine a whole new fantasy world to escape reality. Based on the book Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson.

Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Based on the book Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling.