The Beach (2000)
- Time: 119 min
- Genre: Adventure | Drama | Romance
- Director: Danny Boyle
- Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Virginie Ledoyen, Tilda Swinton
Garland’s novel centers on a young nicotine-addicted traveler named Richard, an avid pop-culture buff with a particular love for video games and Vietnam War movies. While at a hotel in Bangkok, he finds a map left by his strange, whacked-out neighbor, who just committed suicide. The map supposedly leads to a legendary island paradise where some other wayward souls have settled.