These October movies are based on books (well, the general release ones; movies part of the Indian Film Festival The Hague or Amsterdam Film Week are not included):
Michael Kohlhaas is based on the 18-th century novella, also titled Michael Kohlhaas, by Heinrich von Kleist.
Don Jon isn’t really based on a book, but we love Joseph-Gordon Levitt here and there’s no doubt more than just the title alone was borrowed from the legendary literary figure Don Juan, right?
La Vie d’Adèle, this year’s Palme D’Or winner at Cannes, is based on Julie Maroh’s graphic novel Le bleu est une couleur chaude – now translated into English as Blue is the Warmest Color.
What Maisie Knew is a modern-day retelling of Henry James’s 1897 novel What Maisie Knew.
Malavita, also known as The Family, is based on the originally French thriller Malavita (or The Family, or even Badfellas before there was talk of a movie, because why stick to one thing only) by Tonino Benacquista.
Thor: The Dark World, starring James Hunt, is of course based on Marvel hero created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Larrie Lieber. Graphic novels galore of this hero.
Bonus movies based on books:
Mr. Morgan’s Last Love is based on the French book La Douceur Assassine by Françoise Dorner.
Blood Ties is based also based on a French book: Les liens du sang by Bruno and Michel Papet.