4 Brilliant Book-Movie Adaptations To Watch On Netflix After The Gray Man

Thriller with Ryan Gosling The gray man recently arrived on Netflix and, as the service’s most expensive film yet, is expected to be one of July’s biggest streaming hits. Based on the best-selling eponymous novel by Mark Greaney and written, produced and directed by the Russo Brothers (Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame), The gray man sees a “dark CIA agent [who] uncovers damning agency secrets” tracked by a psychopathic former colleague (Chris Evans). As an action sequence cost $40 million and took an entire month to shoot (as reported by the New York Times), the all-new blockbuster promises lots of fun, fast-paced action.

The gray man is in good company when it comes to book-to-movie adaptations on Netflix, though, and if you’re looking for some inspiration on what to watch next, these four great suggestions are definitely worth adding to your watch list…

Worth (2020)

Peak Michael Keaton leads a star-studded cast in this necessary and well-told Netflix drama inspired by attorney Kenneth Feinberg What is life worth?an incredible memoir of his appointment as Administrator of the Federal 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund just days after 9/11, 2001. The unprecedented fund was created to compensate families who lost loved ones in the attack, but has been criticized by many for its apparent protection. companies rather than people, as they were about victims raising their right to sue airlines and other potentially responsible companies. The penalty Sensitively and effectively tells the true story of the months that followed and how the enduring process affected Feinberg and the many families for the rest of their lives.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)

Another must-see film on Netflix based on a book that tells a true story, this adaptation of a memoir by William Kamkwamba marks the directorial debut of Chiwetel Ejiofor, in which he also stars. The boy who follows a 14-year-old boy named Kamkwamba living in a small village in Malawi, Africa, who is forced to drop out of school but, soon after and inspired by a science book he finds in a library, creates a wind turbine hoping to save his people from starvation. A remarkable story and portrait of rural African life that is painfully sad but above all hopeful and inspiring.

Into the Wild (2007)

One of the best movies on Netflix, period. Sean Penn writes and directs this cult classic based on Jon Krakauer’s widely acclaimed, international 1996 non-fiction bestseller about Christopher McCandless, a law school hopeful turned wandering adventurer who roamed North America in the wild. wild of Alaska in the early 90s. . In nature is a beautiful and moving journey of self-discovery and character study interpreted with seriousness by Emile Hirsch. And we dare you not to head straight for Eddie Vedder’s compassionate acoustic soundtrack on your streaming service of choice afterwards, too.

The Old Guard (2020)

If your adrenaline is still high after watching The gray man and who are looking for a film of the same ilk to sustain themselves, you could do much worse than spend two hours in the company of Charlize Theron in this adaptation of the eponymous graphic novel by Greg Rucka. Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball, Beyond the Lights), The old guard follows Andy (Theron) as the leader of a tight-knit underground group of mercenaries with the shared superpower of instant regeneration and the inability to die, and it’s refreshing and grounded for a superhero movie.

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