Elizabeth Entenman
February 28, 2018 8:10 am

We don’t know about you, but we think movies based on books are somehow better than other movies. There’s no logic behind it; we just feel closer to stories knowing that they came from books. What can we say? We’re bibliophiles. As you look ahead to what’s hitting the box office in March 2018, there are some books becoming movies you don’t want to miss.

These movies are the cream of the crop not only for March but for 2018 as a whole. A Wrinkle in Time is (almost) finally here, everyone. We’re just days away from Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Oprah uniting on the big screen at the same time. And we’re even closer to finally getting to see Red Sparrow, starring our favorite truth-teller Jennifer Lawrence. Oh yes, it’s going to be a great month for the silver screen. So if you want to get a head start on the stories, check out these books that inspired them.

Here are five books becoming movies in March!

1Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews, in theaters March 2nd

Imagine a movie where J-Law is a former ballerina. Or one where she’s a spy. How about one where she speaks with a Russian accent? Well, it’s your lucky day. Because her new movie, Red Sparrow, has all three. Jennifer Lawrence plays a dancer who, after getting injured, turns to a life of espionage.

2Death Wish by Brian Garfield, in theaters March 2nd

March 2nd brings not one but two high-intensity films. Death Wish stars Bruce Willis as Dr. Paul Kersey, a man who becomes a vigilante after his wife is murdered and his daughter is attacked. Basically, it’s peak Bruce Willis. Also, not the first time he’s played a character named Paul. (#neverforget that he was “the man” on Friends.)

3A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, in theaters March 9th

It was a dark and stormy night, and we could barely contain our excitement about A Wrinkle in Time. The wait for this imaginative movie about tessering through time is FINALLY almost over. Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Oprah are the supernatural fairy godmothers of your dreams.

4Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, in theaters March 16th

We can’t wait to see Becky Albertalli’s book come to life. The movie, simply called Love, Simon, tells the story of a teenager who hasn’t come out to his family or friends yet. But he’s forced to when one of his classmates finds out that he’s gay.

5Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, in theaters March 29th

If you think virtual reality is just a fad, think again. In Ready Player One, Wade escapes everyday life by entering the OASIS, the VR world within his headset. But soon, it becomes more real than he ever expected.