Popcorn & pages: 5 YA movies coming to screens this year


We love movie adaptations, and we’re lucky enough to have at least 5 YA movies coming to the big screen this year! Love ’em or hate ’em, YA movies always give us something to talk about.

The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave takes place in an apocalyptic world, where Cassie is fleeing from creatures who only look human. She wants to save her brother, but to do that, she’ll have to trust somebody – but in this world, it’s safer to trust nobody.

The movie stars Chloë Grace Moretz as Cassie and released on January 22.


In Allegiant, the third movie based on Veronica Roth’s Divergent series, the faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered – fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready.

The film stars Shailene Woodley as Tris and Theo James as Four. It releases on March 18.

A Monster Calls

Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window – something ancient and wild, not the monster that’s been haunting his dreams. But the monster at his window wants something dangerous: the truth.

A Monster Calls, based on Patrick Ness’s novel, will release on October 14.

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them will take place 70 years before the Harry Potter books and films begin, with Newt Scamander traveling the world to document and reclaim magical creature. Eddie Redmayne will play Newt Scamander.

Only two people of color have been cast – Gemma Chan and Carmen Ejogo, both in roles that have yet to be named and who don’t appear in the trailer – despite Newt Scamander’s initial description from Rowling as “swarthy.”

The Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them movie adaptation, the first of a trilogy of films, is scheduled to release in theaters on November 18.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

In Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Jacob abandons his family and goes wandering around a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the children were more than just peculiar – they were dangerous, gifted with special skills, and possibly – impossibly – still alive.

Directed by Tim Burton and releasing on December 25, little about the film is known – there isn’t even a movie trailer available yet!

What film are you most excited for? Sound off in the comments below!


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