7 Thriller Movies Based on Books

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) - Prime Video

This popular mystery thriller is based on the eponymous novel from 2005 written by Stieg Larsson, a Swedish novelist. The movie and book focus on the systemic abuse of women in Sweden due to government misconduct.

7 Khoon Maaf (2011) - Netflix

Based on a short story by Ruskin Bond named Susanna’s Seven Husbands (2011), this thriller film came about when Vishal Bharadwaj requested Ruskin Bond to rework the story so that it could be made into a film script.

Gone Girl (2014) - Prime Video

This thriller movie is based on Gillian Flynn's 2012 novel of the same name. Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike play Nicholas and Amy Dunne, the couple whose love is questioned by cops and the media when Amy suddenly disappears one day.

Raazi (2018) - Prime Video

This spy thriller film is an adaptation of Harinder Sikka’s novel Calling Sehmat (2008). It is a true account of how a RAW agent infiltrated a military officer’s family in Pakistan as a bride to relay information. The movie stars Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, and Jaideep Ahlawat in crucial roles.

The Woman in the Window (2021) - Netflix

This psychological thriller is based on A.J. Finn's 2018 novel. The movie has a robust cast of characters, including Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, and Amy Adams.

Jaane Jaan (2023) - Netflix

A socially awkward math teacher, a cop, a single mother and her abusive ex-husband…the perfect set of characters for a murder mystery, right? Jaane Jaan, a cosy crime thriller, is based on The Devotion of Suspect X (2005) by Keigo Higashino.

Murder Mubarak (2024) - Netflix

This murder mystery thriller is based on Club You To Death (2013) by Anuja Chauhan. It’s about a country club frequented by elite couples and the cream of society that starts crumbling when a murder occurs, and the facade of perfection and elegance slowly fades away.

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