The 6 Best YA Adaptions You Should Check

Posted 2018/01/30 2165 0

The YA adaption trend seems to be ending soon, before it happens, let's take a look back at these movies!

 

1. The Chocolate War (1988)

Jerry (Ilan Mitchell-Smith), a new student at an elite Roman Catholic prep school, must face the freshman hazing practices handed down by the Vigils, a group of powerful students. When teacher Brother Leon (John Glover) pushes the students to sell chocolates for a fundraiser, the head of the Vigils, Archie (Wally Ward), gets Jerry to reject selling for 10 days. However, Jerry decides to keep up the refusal past the original time frame, which pits him against the Vigils and the school staff.

 

2. Lord of the Flies (1990)

In this updated take on William Golding's classic novel, a group of American military schoolboys become marooned on a remote island after a plane crash. While initially cooperative, after the discovery of a "beast," the boys split into two warring camps, one headed by the liberal-minded Ralph (Balthazar Getty), the other by the militaristic Jack (Chris Furrh). Their society begins to descend into violence, and boys soon learn there's a thin line between society and savagery.

 

3. The Bumblebee Flies Anyway (1999)

When Barney Snow (Elijah Wood) finds himself in a hospital, he is confused about how he arrived there, since he has few memories. Believing that he is suffering amnesia from an accident, he tries to regain some of his past. Meanwhile, he befriends other patients, who are all young people with terminal illnesses, including Mazzo (Joseph Perrino). When Barney meets Mazzo's sister, Cassie (Rachael Leigh Cook), they fall for each other, making Barney even more desperate to leave the hospital.

 

4. Youth in Revolt (2009)

As a fan of Albert Camus and Jean-Luc Godard, teenage Nick Twisp (Michael Cera) is definitely out of his element when his mother and her boyfriend move the family to a trailer park. When a pretty neighbor named Sheeni (Portia Doubleday) plays records by French crooners, it's love at first sight for frustrated and inexperienced Nick. Learning that she is dating someone, Nick launches a hilarious quest to find his way into Sheeni's heart, and bed.

 

5. Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)

Ellie Linton (Caitlin Stasey), a teen from an Australian coastal town, leads her friends (Rachel Hurd-Wood, Lincoln Lewis) on an excursion to a camp deep in the woods, dubbed "Hell." Upon their return, the youths find that their town has been overrun by an enemy army, and their friends and family have been imprisoned. When the hostile invaders become alerted to their presence, Ellie and her friends band together to escape, and strike back against, this mysterious enemy.

 

6. Beautiful Creatures (2013)

In the small town of Gatlin, S.C., teenage Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich) sees his static world shaken by the arrival of Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert), the niece of town patriarch Macon Ravenwood (Jeremy Irons). Immediately, Ethan feels drawn to Lena, even though destruction seems to surround her, and she has supernatural powers that are beyond her control. Worse still, a curse looms for Lena at the approach of her 16th birthday, a time when the forces of either light or dark will claim her.