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People often moan about the dearth of originality in Hollywood, but it’s really fine. Every year, some of the best movies are based on acclaimed books.

Sometimes the movies end up being better, but nothing can compare to the depth and storytelling of a good book. So before “The Glass Castle” or “Murder on the Orient Express” hit theaters this year, be sure to read the source material and be on top of the cultural conversation.

Just note that new movie release dates tend to be added or shuffled around throughout the year, so some of the dates here might change.

Keep reading to see the book-to-movie adaptations coming out this year.

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It’s been a long journey to the screen for Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” epic, and it’s finally almost here. The adaptation will star Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba.

Release date: August 4

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“The Glass Castle” is based on Jeannette Walls’s memoir about growing up in a drifter family with an overwhelming, charming, and sometimes abusive father. It has an excellent cast, including Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.

Release date: August 11

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“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” novelist wrote “Tulip Fever,” about a love affair between a painter and a wealthy wife in 17th-century Amsterdam.

Release date: August 25

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