Now that the Holiday season is coming to a close, the time is nigh for some relaxation, personal reflection, and more amazing adaptations.
With the beginning of a whole new year, and decade, fantasy lovers have much reason to rejoice. Two films are bringing some fantastical adventures to Netflix: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. For all you Twilight fans out there, all four movies will be out on Hulu to start the year as well.
Shine bright like a Vampire | Image via Tenor
To the delight of horror fans, Bram Stoker’s Dracula is making a comeback with a new Netflix Original Series, to be released early this month, and for younger fans of horror and the supernatural, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is back with its 3rd season. To no surprise, Stephen King is receiving attention yet again with two of his haunting adaptations, Cujo and Pet Sematary on Hulu.
Joy and childlike memories can be found with the streaming release of the classic Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Once more we can relive the wonderful vocals and acting prowess from the great Gene Wilder. Smile brightly with this adorable and fun film for the whole family!
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Sadly, not all is happy, and sometimes a new beginning means saying goodbye. Starting January 3rd, fans of Anne With An E must bid farewell to the lovable freckled redhead, Anne.
When any series comes to a close, there can be a process of letting go and this is especially the case with inspiring and heartfelt shows like Anne With An E — but such is life. Thanks to these beloved shows, we have been able to take a break from the rough battles of reality!
So that being said, let’s take 2020 by storm, with some amazing books and book adaptations to support us along the way.
There’s even more streaming to look forward to this January! Check-out the full adaptation list below.
Every new release has been put into categories and include the Netflix and Hulu release dates to boot! Click on the titles or where it says “book” or “novel” to either the watch film/show trailer or to purchase the original book!
Watch These Battles of Epic Proportions and more January 1st on Netflix | Image via Gyfcat
- Beowulf (2007 Film) – based on the Old English epic poem of the same name *Fun Fact: author Neil Gaiman helped to write the screenplay* (January 1st, Hulu)
- Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (2010 Animated Film) – based on the novel Guardians of Ga’Hoole by Kathryn Lasky (January 1st, Netflix)
- The Golden Compass (2007 Film) – based on the novel Northern Lights, the first novel in Philip Pullman’s trilogy His Dark Materials (January 1st, Hulu)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002 Film) & The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003 Film) – based on the trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien (January 1st, Netflix)
- The Neverending Story (1984 Film) & The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1991 Film) – based on the book The Neverending Story by Michael Ende (January 1st, Hulu)
- The Twilight Saga films: Twilight (2008 Film), New Moon (2009 Film), Eclipse (2010 Film), Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011 Film), Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012 Film) – based on the popular book series by Stephenie Meyer (January 1st, Hulu)
Witness The Horror of the zombie cat in Pet Sematary | Image via KnowYourMeme
- Cujo (1983 Film) – based on the Stephen King novel (January 1st, Hulu)
- Pet Sematary (1989 Film) & Pet Sematary II (1992 Film) – based on the Stephen King novel Pet Sematary (January 1st, Hulu)
- The Ring (2002 Film) – American adaptation, originally based off the book Ring by Koji Suzuki (January 1st, Netflix)
- Dracula (2020 Netflix Original Series) – based on the novel by Bram Stoker (January 4th, Netflix)
Fans are saying goodbye to the beautiful cinnamon roll Anne January 3rd on Netflix | Image via Giphy
- City of God (2002 film) – based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Paulo Lins (January 1st, Netflix)
- Finding Neverland (2004 Film) – based on the semi-autobiographical play The Man Who Was Peter Pan, which is based on the life of writer J. M. Barrie (January 1st, Hulu)
- Julie & Julia (2009 film) – based on the two books Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell and My Life In France by Julia Child (January 1st, Netflix)
- Anne With An E (Final Season) – based on the novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery (January 3rd, Netflix)
- Patriot Games (1992 film) – based on the spy novel by Tom Clancy (January 1st, Netflix)
Morgan Freeman is on the case in the thrilling film Kiss the Girls | Image via Giphy
- Kiss the Girls (1997 film) – based on the best-selling novel by James Paterson (January 1st, Netflix)
- 21 (2008 film) – inspired by real-life events, but also based on the book Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich (January 1st, Netflix)
The lovely and, at times, frightening Sabrina Spellman is coming back to put a spell on you January 24th | Image via Giphy
- I Want A Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown (2003 TV Special), Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (1986 TV Special), & A Charlie Brown Valentine (2002 TV Special) – based on the Comics by Charles Schulz (January 1st, Hulu)
- Ghost Rider (2007 live-action film) – based on the Marvel Comics’ series (January 1st, Netflix)
- Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac (Anime Season 4 and 5) – based on the manga written and illustrated by Masami Kurumada (January 1st, Netflix)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (1990 live-action film) – based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comics Series (January 1st, Netflix)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991 live-action film) – based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comics Series (January 1st, Netflix)
- Gotham (Final Season) – inspired by the Batman Comic Series from DC Comics (January 4th, Hulu)
- The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Season 3) – based on the comic series by
Can’t you just hear his beautiful voice? Gene Wilder, you’ll forever bring joy to us all | Image via imgur
- Babe (1995 Film) – based on the book The Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith (January 1st, Hulu)
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005 film) & Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971 Film) – based on the Roald Dahl beloved classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (January 1st, Netflix)
- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968 film) – loosely based on the Ian Flemming novel Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car *Fun Fact: author Roald Dahl helped to write the script for the film* (January 1st, Netflix)
- Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas (2009 Animated Film) – based on the beloved classic Curious George series written by H. A. Rey and Margret Rey with illustrations by Alan J (January 1st, Hulu)
- Sherlock Gnomes (2018 Animated Film) – inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic character Sherlock Holmes (January 4th, Hulu)
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