Artwork of Emily Blunt in the movie Girl on the Train.

Emily Blunt is Rachel Watson in the movie adaptation of the best-selling novel The Girl on the Train.

We’re obsessed with Emily Blunt and watch just about all of her movies. From The Devil Wears Prada and The Young Victoria, to Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and Sicario, Emily shows off her range when it comes to acting.

Next year, she’ll be stepping into some very big shoes; Julie Andrews’ shoes to be precise, with the remake of Mary Poppins. We’ve seen the trailer, and it looks exquisite!

This weekend, we get to see her as Rachel in the movie The Girl on the Train, based on the novel of the same name by Paula Hawkins.

STREAM: The Girl on the Train, Sunday 29 October at 20:05 on M-Net.

Before tuning in for the movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat, we want to share with you some of our favourite books, that found their way on the silver screen.

Harry Potter
In 1997, our literary world changed with the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Since this release, author JK Rowling wrote six more books set in the magical world of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

When the movies were released, our minds were blown. The attention to detail was so intricate, the actors looked exactly as JK described them and seeing the magical world come to life on the big screen, was beyond our wildest dreams.

The Help
“You is kind, you is smart, you is important.” These words by Viola Davis in the 2011 movie still resonate with us today.

With its all-star cast, The Help also starred Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain. The novel by Kathryn Stockett, is set in the 1960s during the civil rights movement, where a journalist (portrayed by Emma Stone) decides to write a book on white families, from the perspective of their domestic workers.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Reading the Stieg Larsson trilogy had us on the edge of our seats. And when it was time to watch the movie, we couldn’t sit still, with the non-stop action.

With Daniel Craig in the lead, Rooney Mara completely embodied the role of Lisbeth Salander, and her Academy Award nomination for Best Actress was well deserved.

Romeo & Juliet
From the pen of William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet is one of the most well-known romance stories of all time, even though it ends in tragedy.

In 1996, Baz Luhrmann directed a game-changing movie, when he brought this classic to the silver screen as a musical. With the elaborate costumes, perfect soundtrack and the well-known storyline, we can watch Romeo & Juliet, over, and over, and over again.

WATCH: Romeo & Juliet on 20 November at 19:00 on M-Net Movies Bucket List.

Matilda
Matilda is a delightful movie, directed by Danny DeVito, who also stars in the role as Matilda’s father, Mr Wormwood, also known as one half of the worst parents on TV.

Matilda is a genius, and what she lacks in love from her parents and brother, she finds in books and from her school teacher Miss Honey.

Matilda was written by Roald Dahl, and seeing this childhood classic on the silver screen was flawless, with its lessons on love, the importance of books and friendship.

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