Today we decided to prepare a compilation of book adaptations for you to watch during the quarantine. Hit the link in bio to read more about these movies. Also, visit @prabook to read more about those amazing books.

Fight Club

Fight Club is a 1999 American film directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, and Helena Bonham Carter. It is based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk.

A depressed man (Edward Norton) suffering from insomnia attends support groups in an attempt to subdue his emotional state and relieve his insomniac state. There he meets Marla (Helena Bonham Carter) who like him attends these sessions though she is neither a victim nor a survivor. His life changes when he meets Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) on a flight home.

Due to unusual circumstances with his own condo, the insomniac moves in with Tyler, who lives in a large dilapidated house in an otherwise abandoned part of town. After a bit of spontaneous roughhousing with Tyler in a bar parking lot, the insomniac finds it becomes a ritual between the two of them, which helps him cope with the other more difficult aspects of his life.

Together the two men spiral out of control and engage in competitive rivalry for love and power. When the narrator is exposed to the hidden agenda of Tyler’s fight club, he must accept the awful truth that Tyler may not be who he says he is.

American Psycho

American Psycho is a 2000 satirical psychological horror film co-written and directed by Mary Harron, based on Bret Easton Ellis‘s 1991 novel of the same name. It stars Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Josh Lucas, Chloë Sevigny, Samantha Mathis, Cara Seymour, Justin Theroux, Guinevere Turner, and Reese Witherspoon.

Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), a wealthy New York City investment banking executive, is handsome, well-educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street and lives a second life as a gruesome serial killer by night.

He is a psychotic killer who rapes, murders, and dismembers both strangers and acquaintances without provocation or purpose. He enjoys flaunting his wealth similarly to his coworkers-through his credit card. One fateful night, as he sees his associate named Allen (Jared Leto) showing off his business card, he is filled with jealousy. He is so jealous, in fact, that he kills a man and his dog. He also kills Allen, staging it to look like he ran from the country the moment he gets the chance to.

Based on the controversial novel, the film offers a sharp satire to the dark side of yuppie culture in the ’80s, while setting forth a vision that is both terrifying and chilling.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a 2009 Swedish crime thriller film based on the novel of the same name by Swedish author/journalist Stieg Larsson. It is the first book in the trilogy known as the Millennium series, published in Sweden in 2005.

Disgraced financial reporter Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) finds a chance to redeem his honor. He accepts an offer from Henrik Vanger (Sven-Bertil Taube) to write the Vanger family history. An old industrial family, the Vangers have their share of skeletons in their closet.

But what he really wants Blomkvist to do is to find out what happened to his niece Harriet (Ewa Fröling), who went missing 40 years ago. Blomkvist, at first, is not interested, till the man offers to help him clear his name.

Mikael takes on the task and moves into a small cottage on the Vanger estate. He begins to decipher some of the clues Harriet has left behind and decides to get an assistant, computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace), the woman who did the very thorough background check on him for Vanger. Together, they learn of some of the Vangers deep, violent secrets.

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