Bookish Things to Watch on Netflix

If you have Netflix, or any other streaming site for that matter, you know the pain of the endless scroll. All of the shows roll into one and you come to the conclusion that there is nothing to watch. You give up and end up watching The Office for the millionth time, but let’s be honest, it never gets old. 

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When you’re tired of the endless scroll and want something good to watch, here’s a list of Netflix shows based on books! 

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1) The Little Prince based on The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry  

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Beatifully adapted to the screen, The Little Prince is a heart-wrenching tale of growing up, imagination, and bravery. 

2) Sleepy Hollow based on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving 

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A bloody, macabre, Tim Burton rendition of the classic tale by Irving. Ichabod Crane played by Johnny Depp adds the perfect amount of awkward and spooky. 

3) Beasts of No Nation based on Uzodinma Iweala’s, Beasts of No Nation

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The heart-breaking story of child soldiers in West Africa will bring you to tears with a sickenly-amazing performance by Idris Elba. 

4) Stardust based on Stardust by Neil Gaiman 

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Love, magic, and a coming of age tale all rolled into one. Stardust will take you on a clever and brilliant journey. 

5) Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day based on the book by Winifred Watson

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This comedy follows Miss Pettigrew, a nanny turned ‘social secretary’ who opens up and discovers herself. 

6) Home based on the book, The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex 

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This adventure is heart-warming and filled with life lessons. Tip goes on a journey to save her mom who has been abducted by aliens with the help of a Boov alien named Oh. 

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7) A Series of Unfortunate Events based on the series by Lemony Snicket 

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The movie version of this featuring Jim Carrey, which packed the first three books into one, didn’t do so well. Hopefully the Netflix versions does the series some justice! 



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