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The Best Movies Based On Books

“What are the best Book Adaptation Movies?” We looked at 539 of the top Book Adaptation films, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 56 films, all appearing on 4 or more “Best Book Adaptation” movie lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 475+ movies, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



Top 56 Best Book Adaptation Movies Ever Made



56 .) A Clockwork Orange (1971) directed by Stanley Kubrick

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Classic FM
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Stylist

Demonic gang-leader Alex goes on the spree of rape, mugging and murder with his pack of “droogs”. But he’s a boy who also likes Beethoven’s Ninth and a bit of “the old in-out, in-out”. He later finds himself at the mercy of the state and its brainwashing experiment designed to take violence off the streets.



55 .) Apollo 13 (1995) directed by Ron Howard

Apollo 13 (1995)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Buzzfeed
  • List Challenges
  • Stylist
  • The Movie Blog

The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from Earth, the astronauts work furiously with the ground crew to avert tragedy.



54 .) Atonement (2007) directed by Joe Wright

Atonement (2007)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • RD
  • Stylist

As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister’s lover of a crime he did not commit.



53 .) Babe (1995) directed by Chris Noonan

Babe (1995)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Buzzfeed
  • List Challenges
  • Stylist
  • The Movie Blog

Babe is a little pig who doesn’t quite know his place in the world. With a bunch of odd friends, like Ferdinand the duck who thinks he is a rooster and Fly the dog he calls mom, Babe realizes that he has the makings to become the greatest sheep pig of all time, and Farmer Hogget knows it. With the help of the sheep dogs Babe learns that a pig can be anything that he wants to be.



52 .) Blade Runner (1982) directed by Ridley Scott

Blade Runner (1982)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Buzzfeed
  • List Challenges
  • Stylist
  • The Movie Blog

In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.



51 .) Brokeback Mountain (2005) directed by Ang Lee

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Newsday
  • Short List
  • Stylist
  • The Guardian

Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of ’63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.



50 .) Doctor Zhivago (1965) directed by David Lean

Doctor Zhivago (1965)

Lists It Appears On:

  • List Challenges
  • Short List
  • Stylist
  • Telegraph

Doctor Zhivago is the filmed adapation of the Russian novel by Boris Pasternak from director David Lean that was an international success and today deemed a classic. Omar Sharif and Julie Christie play two protagonists who in fact love each other yet because of their current situation cannot find a way be together.



49 .) Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) directed by Amy Heckerling

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Buzzfeed
  • List Challenges
  • Mental Floss
  • The Movie Blog

Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, Linda Barrett and Mike Damone, respectively. The center of the film is held by Jeff Spicoli, a perpetually stoned surfer dude who faces off with the resolute Mr. Hand, who is convinced that everyone is on dope.



48 .) Girl, Interrupted (1999) directed by James Mangold

Girl, Interrupted (1999)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Stylist
  • The Movie Blog

Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen’s prescribed “short rest” from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice’s Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line between normal and crazy. Susanna soon realizes how hard it is to get out once she has been committed, and she ultimately has to choose between the world of people who belong inside or the difficult world of reality outside.



47 .) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) directed by Mike Newell

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • The Movie Blog

Harry starts his fourth year at Hogwarts, competes in the treacherous Triwizard Tournament and faces the evil Lord Voldemort. Ron and Hermione help Harry manage the pressure – but Voldemort lurks, awaiting his chance to destroy Harry and all that he stands for.



46 .) Jurassic Park (1993) directed by Steven Spielberg

Jurassic Park (1993)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Ranker
  • RD
  • Stylist

A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park and help calm anxious investors. However, the park is anything but amusing as the security systems go off-line and the dinosaurs escape.



45 .) Million Dollar Baby (2004) directed by Clint Eastwood

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Stylist
  • The Movie Blog

Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn’t prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie’s determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.



44 .) One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) directed by Milos Forman

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • Short List
  • Stylist
  • The Guardian

While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy, inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.



43 .) Planet of the Apes (1968) directed by Franklin J. Schaffner

Planet of the Apes (1968)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Buzzfeed
  • List Challenges
  • The Guardian
  • The Movie Blog

An U.S. Spaceship lands on a desolate planet, stranding astronaut Taylor in a world dominated by apes, 2000 years into the future, who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist.



42 .) Pride and Prejudice (1980) directed by Cyril Coke

Pride and Prejudice (1980)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Common Sense Media
  • List Challenges
  • Newsday
  • The Movie Blog

The arrival of a young, well-off, eligible man named Mr. Bingley sends the Bennet household–with five girls of a marrying age–into a tizzy. But it’s the introduction of Mr. Bingley’s friend, Mr. Darcy, that sets in motion the fate of Elizabeth Bennet, resolved only after a labyrinth of social and personal complexities.



41 .) Psycho (1960) directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Psycho (1960)

Lists It Appears On:

  • List Challenges
  • Mental Floss
  • Ranker
  • The Movie Blog

When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother. The place seems quirky, but fine… until Marion decides to take a shower.



40 .) Sense and Sensibility (1995) directed by Ang Lee

Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Classic FM
  • List Challenges
  • Short List
  • Stylist

Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. Two daughters are the titular opposites.



39 .) Stand by Me (1986) directed by Rob Reiner

Stand by Me (1986)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • The Movie Blog

After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.



38 .) The Color Purple (1985) directed by Steven Spielberg

The Color Purple (1985)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IPPL
  • List Challenges
  • Stylist
  • The Movie Blog

An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie’s abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing “Mister” Albert Johnson, things go from bad to worse, leaving Celie to find companionship anywhere she can. She perseveres, holding on to her dream of one day being reunited with her sister in Africa. Based on the novel by Alice Walker.



37 .) The English Patient (1996) directed by Anthony Minghella

The English Patient (1996)

Lists It Appears On:

  • List Challenges
  • RD
  • Stylist
  • The Movie Blog

In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of love, betrayal, and politics.



36 .) The Firm (1993) directed by Sydney Pollack

The Firm (1993)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Stylist
  • The Movie Blog

Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by ‘The Firm’ and made an offer he doesn’t refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the more sinister side of his company. Then, two Associates are murdered. The FBI contact him, asking him for information and suddenly his life is ruined. He has a choice – work with the FBI, or stay with the Firm. Either way he will lose his life as he knows it. Mitch figures the only way out is to follow his own plan… ×



35 .) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) directed by Niels Arden Oplev

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Newsday
  • Short List
  • Stylist

Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson’s novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for the magazine Millennium, loses a libel case brought by corrupt Swedish industrialist Hans-Erik Wennerström. Nevertheless, he is hired by Henrik Vanger in order to solve a cold case, the disappearance of Vanger’s niece



34 .) The Hunt for Red October (1990) directed by John McTiernan

The Hunt for Red October (1990)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • The Movie Blog

A new, technologically-superior Soviet sub, the Red October, is heading for the U.S. coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius. The American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack. A lone CIA analyst has a different idea: he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it — because the entire Russian naval and air commands are trying to find him, too.



33 .) The Last of the Mohicans (1992) directed by Michael Mann

The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Stylist
  • The Movie Blog

As the British and French soldiers battle for control of the American colonies in the 18th century, the settlers and native Americans are forced to take sides. Cora and her sister Alice unwittingly walk into trouble but are reluctantly saved by Hawkeye, an orphaned settler adopted by the last of the Mohicans.



32 .) The Thing (1982) directed by John Carpenter

The Thing (1982)

Lists It Appears On:

  • List Challenges
  • List Challenges
  • Mental Floss
  • The Movie Blog

Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.



31 .) The Wizard of Oz (1939) directed by Victor Fleming

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Common Sense Media
  • IMDB 2
  • Ranker
  • Stylist

Young Dorothy finds herself in a magical world where she makes friends with a lion, a scarecrow and a tin man as they make their way along the yellow brick road to talk with the Wizard and ask for the things they miss most in their lives. The Wicked Witch of the West is the only thing that could stop them.



30 .) Where The Wild Things Are (2009) directed by Spike Jonze

Where The Wild Things Are (2009)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Common Sense Media
  • Newsday
  • Stylist
  • Yard Barker

Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts – Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander – crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.



29 .) Wuthering Heights (1939) directed by William Wyler

Wuthering Heights (1939)

Lists It Appears On:

  • List Challenges
  • Short List
  • Telegraph
  • The Movie Blog

The Earnshaws are Yorkshire farmers during the early 19th Century. One day, Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city, bringing with him a ragged little boy called Heathcliff. Earnshaw’s son, Hindley, resents the child, but Heathcliff becomes companion and soulmate to Hindley’s sister, Catherine. After her parents die, Cathy and Heathcliff grow up wild and free on the Moors and despite the continued enmity between Hindley and Heathcliff they’re happy – until Cathy meets Edgar Linton, the son of a wealthy neighbor. ×



28 .) Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) directed by Sharon Maguire

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Newsday
  • Stylist
  • The Movie Blog

A chaotic Bridget Jones meets a snobbish lawyer, and he soon enters her world of imperfections.



27 .) Field of Dreams (1989) directed by Phil Alden Robinson

Field of Dreams (1989)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Buzzfeed
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • RD
  • The Movie Blog

Ray Kinsella is an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice’s directions don’t stop – even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play.



26 .) Goodfellas (1990) directed by Martin Scorsese

Goodfellas (1990)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Buzzfeed
  • IMDB
  • Ranker
  • Stylist
  • The Movie Blog

The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.



25 .) L.A. Confidential (1997) directed by Curtis Hanson

L.A. Confidential (1997)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Short List
  • Stylist
  • The Movie Blog

Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.



24 .) Misery (1990) directed by Rob Reiner

Misery (1990)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • Screen Rant
  • The Movie Blog

Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the “number one fan” of Paul’s heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her mercy.



23 .) No Country for Old Men (2007) directed by Ethan Coen

No Country for Old Men (2007)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Short List
  • Telegraph
  • The Movie Blog

Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the violent pursuit of money and justice collide.



22 .) The Green Mile (1999) directed by Frank Darabont

The Green Mile (1999)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • Stylist
  • The Movie Blog

A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people’s ailments. When the cell block’s head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey’s miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man’s execution.



21 .) The Notebook (2004) directed by Nick Cassavetes

The Notebook (2004)

Lists It Appears On:

  • List Challenges
  • Newsday
  • RD
  • Stylist
  • The Movie Blog

An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer’s. From a faded notebook, the old man’s words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately reunited, seven years later, after they have taken different paths.



20 .) The Shining (1980) directed by Stanley Kubrick

The Shining (1980)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • Short List
  • Stylist
  • Telegraph
  • The Movie Blog

Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren’t prepared for the madness that lurks within.



19 .) Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) directed by Mel Stuart

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • The Movie Blog
  • Yard Barker

Eccentric candy man Willy Wonka prompts a worldwide frenzy when he announces that golden tickets hidden inside five of his delicious candy bars will admit their lucky holders into his top-secret confectionary. But does Wonka have an agenda hidden amid a world of Oompa Loompas and chocolate rivers?



18 .) Gone With The Wind (1939) directed by Victor Fleming

Gone With The Wind (1939)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IPPL
  • List Challenges
  • Newsday
  • Ranker
  • Short List
  • Stylist

The spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner is forced to use every means at her disposal to claw her way out of poverty, following Maj. Gen. William Sherman’s destructive “March to the Sea,” during the American Civil War.



17 .) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) directed by Chris Columbus

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Common Sense Media
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • Stylist

Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle’s house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he’s a powerful wizard – with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound powers with the help of the school’s kindly headmaster, Harry uncovers the truth about his parents’ deaths – and about the villain who’s to blame.



16 .) Jaws (1975) directed by Steven Spielberg

Jaws (1975)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • RD
  • Screen Rant
  • Stylist

An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.



15 .) Schindler’s List (1993) directed by Steven Spielberg

Schindler's List (1993)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Classic FM
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • Stylist
  • Telegraph
  • The Movie Blog

The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.



14 .) The Godfather (1972) directed by Francis Ford Coppola

The Godfather (1972)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Newsday
  • Ranker
  • Screen Rant
  • Short List
  • Stylist
  • The Movie Blog

Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.



13 .) To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) directed by Robert Mulligan

To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Classic FM
  • Newsday
  • Ranker
  • Short List
  • Stylist
  • Telegraph

Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson against fabricated rape charges, the trial and tangent events expose the children to evils of racism and stereotyping.



12 .) Trainspotting (1996) directed by Danny Boyle

Trainspotting (1996)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Classic FM
  • List Challenges
  • Short List
  • Stylist
  • Telegraph
  • The Movie Blog

Mark Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.



11 .) The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) directed by Andrew Adamson

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Common Sense Media
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • Stylist
  • The Movie Blog

Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, the they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the wise and magnificent lion, Aslan, the children lead Narnia into a spectacular, climactic battle to be free of the Witch’s glacial powers forever.



10 .) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) directed by Peter Jackson

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Classic FM
  • IMDB
  • IPPL
  • List Challenges
  • Newsday
  • Ranker
  • Telegraph

Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.



9 .) The Princess Bride (1987) directed by Rob Reiner

The Princess Bride (1987)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Common Sense Media
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • RD
  • Stylist
  • The Movie Blog

In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death can’t stop these true lovebirds from triumphing.



8 .) The Silence of the Lambs (1991) directed by Jonathan Demme

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • Short List
  • Stylist
  • Telegraph
  • The Movie Blog

From Thomas Harris’ novel, director Jonathan Demme explodes and reconstructs a classic genre, laying a foundation of emotional and political commitment beneath a perfectly constructed psychological thriller. Fourteen years after her controversial role in Taxi Driver, Jodie Foster finally makes the transformation from helpless victim to rescuing hero in this dark, gender-bending fairy tale of an American obsession: serial murder.



7 .) Charlotte’s Web (2006) directed by Gary Winick

Charlotte's Web (2006)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Common Sense Media
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • List Challenges
  • Newsday
  • Stylist
  • The Movie Blog
  • Yard Barker

Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.



6 .) Die Hard (1988) directed by John McTiernan

Die Hard (1988)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Buzzfeed
  • List Challenges
  • Mental Floss
  • Ranker
  • RD
  • Screen Rant
  • Stylist
  • The Movie Blog

NYPD cop John McClane’s plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when, minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking McClane sets out to single-handedly rescue the hostages and bring the bad guys down.



5 .) Fight Club (1999) directed by David Fincher

Fight Club (1999)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Classic FM
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • RD
  • Screen Rant
  • Short List
  • Stylist

A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground “fight clubs” forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.



4 .) Forrest Gump (1994) directed by Robert Zemeckis

Forrest Gump (1994)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Buzzfeed
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Newsday
  • Ranker
  • RD
  • Screen Rant
  • Stylist
  • The Movie Blog

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events—in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. But despite all he has achieved, his one true love eludes him.



3 .) The Shawshank Redemption (1994) directed by Frank Darabont

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Classic FM
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Newsday
  • Ranker
  • RD
  • Screen Rant
  • Stylist
  • The Movie Blog

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates – including an older prisoner named Red – for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.



2 .) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) directed by Peter Jackson

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Classic FM
  • IMDB
  • IPPL
  • List Challenges
  • Newsday
  • Ranker
  • Ranker
  • Stylist
  • Telegraph
  • The Movie Blog

Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring arrives at its final destination: Mt. Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed.



1 .) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) directed by Peter Jackson

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Classic FM
  • IMDB
  • IPPL
  • List Challenges
  • Newsday
  • Ranker
  • Ranker
  • Telegraph
  • The Movie Blog
  • The Movie Blog

Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron’s forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord’s realm.



 


The 475+ Additional Best Book Adaptation Films



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57 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)   List Challenges
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58 A River Runs Through It (1992)   List Challenges
Stylist
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59 Ben-Hur (1959)   IPPL
List Challenges
Newsday
60 Brighton Rock (1947)   Short List
Stylist
Telegraph
61 Casino Royale (2006)   Classic FM
List Challenges
The Movie Blog
62 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)   Common Sense Media
Newsday
Stylist
63 Dances with Wolves (1990) Kevin Costner IMDB
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The Movie Blog
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  List Challenges
Screen Rant
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65 Empire of the Sun (1987)   Short List
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66 Frankenstein (1931) James Whale IMDB
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67 Friday Night Lights (2004)   List Challenges
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68 Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)   List Challenges
Stylist
The Movie Blog
69 Full Metal Jacket (1987)   List Challenges
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70 Great Expectations (1946)   Short List
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71 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) David Yates IMDB
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72 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) David Yates IMDB
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73 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) David Yates IMDB
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74 Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) Neil Jordan IMDB
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75 Jumanji (1995) Joe Johnston IMDB
IMDB 2
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76 Lolita (1962)   Short List
Stylist
The Guardian
77 Mary Poppins (1964) Robert Stevenson IMDB
IMDB 2
Yard Barker
78 Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)   Buzzfeed
Mental Floss
Stylist
79 Munich (2005)   List Challenges
Stylist
The Movie Blog
80 Of Mice and Men (1992)   List Challenges
Stylist
The Movie Blog
81 Once Upon a Time in America (1984)   List Challenges
Stylist
The Movie Blog
82 Ordinary People (1980)   Buzzfeed
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The Movie Blog
83 Scarface (1932)   List Challenges
List Challenges
The Movie Blog
84 Silver Linings Playbook (2012)   List Challenges
Mental Floss
Short List
85 Sophie’s Choice (1982)   List Challenges
Stylist
The Movie Blog
86 Terms of Endearment (1983)   Buzzfeed
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The Movie Blog
87 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) Andrew Adamson IMDB
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Newsday
88 The Da Vinci Code (2006) Ron Howard IMDB
Newsday
Paperback Swap
89 The Devil Wears Prada (2006)   Newsday
Paperback Swap
Stylist
90 The Fault in Our Stars   Common Sense Media
Newsday
RD
91 The Remains of the Day (1993)   Short List
Stylist
Telegraph
92 3:10 to Yuma (1957)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
93 9 1/2 Weeks (1986)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
94 A Beautiful Mind (2001)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
95 A Time to Kill (1996) Joel Schumacher IMDB
Stylist
96 Alice in Wonderland (2010) Tim Burton IMDB
Stylist
97 All Quiet on the Western Front   Short List
Telegraph
98 American Psycho (2000)   Short List
Stylist
99 Apocalypse Now (1979)   Stylist
Telegraph
100 Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)   List Challenges
Stylist
101 Capote (2005)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
102 Casino (1995)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
103 Children of Men (2006)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
104 Clueless   Mental Floss
RD
105 Das Boot (1981)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
106 Deliverance (1972) John Boorman IMDB
IMDB 2
107 Diggstown (1992)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
108 Divergent   Common Sense Media
Newsday
109 Dracula (1931)   List Challenges
Telegraph
110 Drive   Buzzfeed
Mental Floss
111 Drugstore Cowboy (1989)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
112 Ella Enchanted   Paperback Swap
RD
113 First Blood (1982)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
114 Goldfinger (1964)   List Challenges
Stylist
115 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) Chris Columbus IMDB
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116 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) David Yates IMDB
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117 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) Alfonso Cuarón IMDB
List Challenges
118 In the Name of the Father (1993)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
119 It (1990) Richard Thomas IMDB
Newsday
120 It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) Frank Capra IMDB 2
Stylist
121 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
122 Kiss of the Spider Woman   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
123 Little Women (1994) Gillian Armstrong IMDB
Stylist
124 Lord of the Flies (1990)   List Challenges
Stylist
125 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
126 Matilda   Newsday
Yard Barker
127 Memento (2000)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
128 Minority Report (2002)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
129 Moby-Dick   Short List
Telegraph
130 Mystic River (2003)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
131 Othello (1965)   List Challenges
List Challenges
132 Out of Sight (1998)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
133 Patriot Games (1992)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
134 Pitch Perfect (2012)   Mental Floss
Screen Rant
135 Raging Bull (1980)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
136 Ragtime (1981)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
137 Rambo: First Blood   Buzzfeed
Mental Floss
138 Rebecca (1940)   List Challenges
Stylist
139 Red Dragon (2002) Brett Ratner IMDB
List Challenges
140 Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins… (1985)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
141 Romancing the Stone (1984)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
142 Secret Window (2004) David Koepp IMDB
IMDB 2
143 Shadowlands (1993)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
144 Shrek   Buzzfeed
Yard Barker
145 Sideways (2004)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
146 Stardust (2007)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
147 The 39 Steps   Short List
Telegraph
148 The Accidental Tourist (1988)   List Challenges
Stylist
149 The Age of Innocence (1993)   List Challenges
Short List
150
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
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The Movie Blog
151 The Big Sleep   Short List
Telegraph
152 The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
153 The Color of Money (1986)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
154 The Dead Zone (1983)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
155 The Fly (1986)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
156 The Graduate (1967)   Buzzfeed
Stylist
157 The Help   Newsday
RD
158 The Hours (2002)   Paperback Swap
Stylist
159 The Hunger Games   Common Sense Media
Newsday
160 The Iron Giant   Mental Floss
Yard Barker
161 The Joy Luck Club (1993)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
162 The Jungle Book (1967)   Common Sense Media
Stylist
163 The Kite Runner (2007)   Newsday
Stylist
164 The Lovely Bones (2009) Peter Jackson IMDB
Newsday
165 The Maltese Falcon   IPPL
Short List
166 The Mambo Kings (1992)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
167 The Martian   Common Sense Media
RD
168 The Natural (1984)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
169 The Perfect Storm (2000)   Paperback Swap
Stylist
170 The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
171 The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie   Short List
Telegraph
172 The Secret Life of Bees (2008) Gina Prince-Bythewood IMDB
Paperback Swap
173 The Secret of NIMH (1982)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
174 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants   Newsday
Paperback Swap
175 The Stepford Wives (1975) Bryan Forbes IMDB 2
Newsday
176 The Three Musketeers (1948)   List Challenges
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177 The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009) Robert Schwentke IMDB
Newsday
178 The Untouchables (1987)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
179 The Verdict (1982)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
180 The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
181 There Will Be Blood (2007) Paul Thomas Anderson IMDB 2
Mental Floss
182 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)   List Challenges
Short List
183 Wag the Dog (1997)   List Challenges
The Movie Blog
184 Warm Bodies (2013)   Common Sense Media
List Challenges
185 Water For Elephants (2011)   Newsday
Stylist
186 Who Framed Roger Rabbit   Buzzfeed
Mental Floss
187 101 Dalmatians   Buzzfeed
188 127 Hours   Newsday
189 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea   List Challenges
190 3:10 to Yuma (2007)   List Challenges
191 A Kestrel For A Knave   Short List
192 A Monster Calls   Common Sense Media
193 A Room with a View (1985)   Stylist
194 A Walk to Remember   Newsday
195 About a Boy   Common Sense Media
196 ACCIDENTAL TOURIST   The Movie Blog
197 Adaptation   The Guardian
198 Aladdin (1992)   List Challenges
199
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  Common Sense Media
200 Alice in Wonderland   Newsday
201 Alice in Wonderland (1951)   List Challenges
202 Alice in Wonderland (1985 TV Movie) Harry Harris IMDB 2
203 Alice Through the Looking Glass (1966 TV Movie) Alan Handley IMDB 2
204 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1972) William Sterling IMDB 2
205 Alive (1993) Frank Marshall IMDB
206 Along Came a Spider (2001) Lee Tamahori IMDB
207 American Pastoral   IPPL
208 American Sniper   Newsday
209 Angels & Demons (2009) Ron Howard IMDB
210 Anna Karenina   List Challenges
211 Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)   List Challenges
212 Assembly (2007)   List Challenges
213 Bambi   Yard Barker
214 Batman (1989) Tim Burton IMDB 2
215 Batman Begins (2005) Christopher Nolan IMDB 2
216 Batman Returns (1992) Tim Burton IMDB 2
217 Beaches (1988) Garry Marshall IMDB
218 Before I Fall   Common Sense Media
219 Ben-Hur (2016)   IPPL
220 Big Fish (2003) Tim Burton IMDB 2
221 Blow (2001)   Stylist
222 Born Free (1966)   Stylist
223 Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) Francis Ford Coppola IMDB
224 Bridge to Terabithia (2007) Gabor Csupo IMDB 2
225 Buffalo Soldiers (2001)   List Challenges
226 Call Me by Your Name   Newsday
227 Carrie (1976)   List Challenges
228 Children of Dune (2003– ) Alec Newman IMDB
229 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) Ken Hughes IMDB 2
230 Circle of Friends (1995)   Stylist
231 City of Life and Death (2009)   List Challenges
232 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs   Yard Barker
233 Cold Mountain (2003)   Stylist
234 Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)   Stylist
235 Coraline   Common Sense Media
236 Coriolanus (2011)   List Challenges
237 Count of Monte Cristo   IPPL
238 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon   Buzzfeed
239 Cruel Intentions   Mental Floss
240 Cujo (1983) Lewis Teague IMDB
241 DANGEROUS LIAISONS   Telegraph
242 Dark Water (2002) Hideo Nakata IMDB 2
243 Dark Water (2005) Walter Salles IMDB 2
244 Day Watch (2006) Timur Bekmambetov IMDB
245 Deadly Appearances (2000 TV Movie) George Bloomfield IMDB 2
246 Deadly Medicine (1991 TV Movie) Richard A. Colla IMDB 2
247 Dear Dumb Diary   Common Sense Media
248 Death Wish   Mental Floss
249 Defiance (I) (2008) Edward Zwick IMDB
250 Degree of Guilt (1995 TV Movie) Mike Robe IMDB 2
251 Diary of a Wimpy Kid   Common Sense Media
252 Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?   Short List
253 Don Quixote (1957)   List Challenges
254 Don’t Look Now   Short List
255 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)   List Challenges
256 Dr. No (1962)   List Challenges
257 Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!   Common Sense Media
258 Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat   Newsday
259 Dracula (1992)   List Challenges
260 Dreamcatcher (2003) Lawrence Kasdan IMDB 2
261 Dune (2000– ) William Hurt IMDB
262 Eat, Pray, Love   Newsday
263 Election   Buzzfeed
264 Emma (1996)   Stylist
265 Eragon (2006) Stefen Fangmeier IMDB
266 Every Day   Newsday
267 Everything, Everything   Common Sense Media
268 Extreme Measures (1996) Michael Apted IMDB
269 Fahrenheit 451 (1966)   List Challenges
270 Fantastic Mr. Fox   Yard Barker
271 Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)   IPPL
272 Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)   IPPL
273 Father of the Bride   Buzzfeed
274 Faust (1926)   List Challenges
275 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)   Stylist
276 FernGully: The Last Rainforest   Buzzfeed
277 Firestarter (1984) Mark L. Lester IMDB 2
278 Flowers in the Attic (1987) Jeffrey Bloom IMDB
279 For Your Eyes Only (1981)   List Challenges
280 Freaks (1932) Tod Browning IMDB 2
281 From Here to Eternity (1953) Fred Zinnemann IMDB
282 From Russia With Love (1963)   List Challenges
283 Gone Girl (2014)   Screen Rant
284 Gorillas in the Mist (1988) Michael Apted IMDB
285 Great Expectations (2013)   Common Sense Media
286 Great Gatsby (1974)   IPPL
287 Great Gatsby (2000)   IPPL
288 Great Performances (1971– ) Episode: Alice in Wonderland (1983) Kirk Browning IMDB 2
289 Green Zone (2010) Paul Greengrass IMDB
290 Hamlet (1948)   List Challenges
291 Hamlet (1964, Kozintsev)   List Challenges
292 Hamlet (1996 Film)   List Challenges
293 Hangman’s Curse (2003) Rafal Zielinski IMDB 2
294 Hannibal (2001) Ridley Scott IMDB
295 He’s Just Not That Into You   Newsday
296 Heart Of Darkness   Short List
297 Hidden Figures   RD
298 Holes   Newsday
299 Hook (1991) Steven Spielberg IMDB 2
300 How to Make an American Quilt (1995) Jocelyn Moorhouse IMDB
301 How to Train Your Dragon   Yard Barker
302 Hugo   Common Sense Media
303 I Am Legend (2007) Francis Lawrence IMDB
304 I Am Number Four (2011) D.J. Caruso IMDB
305 I’ve Been Waiting for You (1998 TV Movie) Christopher Leitch IMDB 2
306 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) Don Siegel IMDB 2
307 Ivansxtc   The Guardian
308 Jack Reacher (2012)   List Challenges
309 Jane Eyre (1996) Franco Zeffirelli IMDB
310 Jaws: The Revenge (1987) Joseph Sargent IMDB 2
311 Julie and Julia (2009)   Screen Rant
312 Karloff & Lugosi Horror Classics (1970)   IPPL
313 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword   IPPL
314 King Kong (2005) Peter Jackson IMDB 2
315 Kiss the Girls (1997) Gary Fleder IMDB
316 Last of the Mohicans (1936)   IPPL
317 Last of the Mohicans (1992)   IPPL
318 Lawrence of Arabia (1962)   List Challenges
319 Legends of the Fall (1994)   Stylist
320 Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) Brad Silberling IMDB 2
321 Les Miserables (1935)   List Challenges
322 Life of Pi (2012)   List Challenges
323 Little Children (2006) Todd Field IMDB
324 LORD OF THE FLIES (1963)   The Movie Blog
325 Lost and Found   Common Sense Media
326 Lust, Caution (2007)   List Challenges
327 Malcolm X (1992) Spike Lee IMDB
328 Man in the Attic (1953) Hugo Fregonese IMDB 2
329 Manhunter (1986)   List Challenges
330 Marie Antoinette (2006) Sofia Coppola IMDB 2
331 Marley & Me   Newsday
332 Mean Girls   Mental Floss
333 Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)   Stylist
334 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) Clint Eastwood IMDB
335 Millions   Common Sense Media
336 Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children   Common Sense Media
337 Mudbound   Newsday
338 Murder on the Orient Express (1974)   IPPL
339 Murder on the Orient Express (2018)   IPPL
340 My Cousin Rachel   IPPL
341 My Side of the Mountain (1969)   Common Sense Media
342 My Sister’s Keeper   Newsday
343 Naked Lunch (1991) David Cronenberg IMDB
344 Nanking (2007 – Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman)   List Challenges
345 Nanny McPhee (2005) Kirk Jones IMDB 2
346 National Velvet (1944) Clarence Brown IMDB
347 Never Cry Wolf (1983) Carroll Ballard IMDB
348 Nicky Deuce   Common Sense Media
349 Night Watch (2004) Timur Bekmambetov IMDB
350 NightScream (1997 TV Movie) Noel Nosseck IMDB 2
351 Nim’s Island (2008) Jennifer Flackett IMDB 2
352 No Way Out   List Challenges
353 Nosferatu (1922)   List Challenges
354 Oliver   List Challenges
355 One for the Money   Newsday
356 One Missed Call (2003) Takashi Miike IMDB 2
357 One Missed Call 2 (2005) Renpei Tsukamoto IMDB 2
358 One Missed Call Final (2006) Manabu Asô IMDB 2
359 Out of Africa (1985)   Stylist
360 Paddington   Common Sense Media
361 Paper Towns   Newsday
362 Paranoiac (1963) Freddie Francis IMDB 2
363 Perfect Alibi (1995) Kevin Meyer IMDB 2
364 Pet Sematary (1989) Mary Lambert IMDB 2
365 Peter Pan (1960 TV Movie) Vincent J. Donehue IMDB 2
366 Peter Pan (2003) P.J. Hogan IMDB 2
367 Phantoms (1998) Joe Chappelle IMDB
368 Pinocchio (1976 TV Movie) Ron Field IMDB 2
369 Precious (2009)   Stylist
370 Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1989) Warwick Davis IMDB 2
371 QUIZ SHOW   The Movie Blog
372 Quiz Show (1994)   List Challenges
373 Race to Witch Mountain (2009) Andy Fickman IMDB 2
374 Rasen (1998) Jôji Iida IMDB 2
375 Requiem For A Dream   Short List
376 Revolutionary Road (2008)   Stylist
377 Ring (1999) Dong-bin Kim IMDB 2
378 Ringu (1998) Hideo Nakata IMDB 2
379 Ringu 0 (2000) Norio Tsuruta IMDB 2
380 Ringu 2 (1999) Hideo Nakata IMDB 2
381 Robin and Marian (1976)   List Challenges
382 Romeo + Juliet (1996)   List Challenges
383 Romeo and Juliet (1968)   List Challenges
384 Room with a View   IPPL
385 Rosemary’s Baby (1968)   List Challenges
386 Rum Punch   Short List
387 Scandal (1989)   List Challenges
388 Scrooge (Brian Desmond Hurst)   List Challenges
389 Seabiscuit   Paperback Swap
390 Shining   List Challenges
391 Shrek 2 (2004) Andrew Adamson IMDB 2
392 Shrek Forever After (2010) Mike Mitchell IMDB 2
393 Shrek the Third (2007) Chris Miller IMDB 2
394 Silence of the Lambs (1991)   Screen Rant
395 Simon Birch (1998) Mark Steven Johnson IMDB 2
396 Sleepers (1996) Barry Levinson IMDB
397 Sleeping Beauty (1959)   List Challenges
398 Sleeping with the Enemy (1991) Joseph Ruben IMDB 2
399 Sleepy Hollow (1999)   List Challenges
400 Slumdog Millionaire   Mental Floss
401 Snow White and the Seven Dwarves   List Challenges
402 Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) Jack Clayton IMDB 2
403 Stellaluna   Common Sense Media
404 Stick Man   Common Sense Media
405 Stuart Little   Common Sense Media
406 Superman Returns (2006) Bryan Singer IMDB 2
407 Tarzan (1999)   List Challenges
408 Tess of the D’Urbervilles (1924)   Stylist
409 The 101 Dalmatians   Yard Barker
410 The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)   List Challenges
411 The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)   List Challenges
412 The Amityville Horror (1979) Stuart Rosenberg IMDB 2
413 The BFG   Common Sense Media
414 The Birds   Buzzfeed
415 The Black Stallion (1979) Carroll Ballard IMDB
416 The Body   Short List
417 The Bone Collector (1999) Phillip Noyce IMDB
418 The Book of Negroes   Common Sense Media
419 The Book Thief   Common Sense Media
420 The Bourne Identity (2002)   List Challenges
421 The Bourne Supremacy (2004)   List Challenges
422 The Boxcar Children   Common Sense Media
423 The Brave Little Toaster   Buzzfeed
424 THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI   The Movie Blog
425 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)   List Challenges
426 The Bridges of Madison County   Newsday
427 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) Michael Apted IMDB
428 The Conformist   The Guardian
429 The Constant Gardener (2005)   Stylist
430 The Count of Monte Cristo   List Challenges
431 The Dark Knight (2008) Christopher Nolan IMDB 2
432 THE DAY OF THE JACKAL   Telegraph
433 The Descendants (2011) Alexander Payne IMDB 2
434 The Devil’s Arithmetic (1999 TV Movie) Donna Deitch IMDB 2
435 The Dirty Dozen (1967) Robert Aldrich IMDB
436 The Exorcist (1973)   Stylist
437 The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)   List Challenges
438 The Fallen Idol   The Guardian
439 The Fly (1958)   List Challenges
440 The Four Feathers (2002) Shekhar Kapur IMDB
441 The French Connection   Buzzfeed
442 The Ghost and the Darkness (1996) Stephen Hopkins IMDB
443 The Girl on the Train   RD
444 The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (2009)   List Challenges
445 The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009) Daniel Alfredson IMDB
446 The Giver   Common Sense Media
447 The Glass Castle   Newsday
448 The Grapes Of Wrath   IPPL
449 The Great Escape (1963) John Sturges IMDB
450 The Great Gilly Hopkins   Common Sense Media
451 The Gruffalo   Common Sense Media
452 THE HARRY POTTER SERIES   Telegraph
453 The Hate U Give   Common Sense Media
454 THE HEIRESS   Telegraph
455 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005) Garth Jennings IMDB
456 The Hobbit   Newsday
457 The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug   List Challenges
458 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)   List Challenges
459 The Horse Whisperer   Paperback Swap
460 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (I) (1923) Wallace Worsley IMDB 2
461 The Hunt for the BTK Killer (2005 TV Movie) Stephen Kay IMDB 2
462 The Invisible Man (1933)   List Challenges
463 The Jungle Book (2016)   Common Sense Media
464 The Jungle Book 2 (2003) Steve Trenbirth IMDB 2
465 The Last King of Scotland (2006)   Stylist
466 THE LEOPARD   Telegraph
467 The Life of Pi (2012)   Classic FM
468 The Little Mermaid (1989)   List Challenges
469 The Little Vampire (2000) Uli Edel IMDB 2
470 The Long Goodbye   The Guardian
471 The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) Steven Spielberg IMDB
472 The Maze Runner   Newsday
473 The Mermaid Chair (2006 TV Movie) Steven Schachter IMDB 2
474 The Mist (2007) Frank Darabont IMDB
475 The Mists of Avalon (2001– ) Anjelica Huston IMDB
476 The Name of the Rose (1986) Jean-Jacques Annaud IMDB
477 The Namesake   Common Sense Media
478 The Nanny Diaries   Newsday
479 The Note (2007 TV Movie) Douglas Barr IMDB 2
480 The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)   Stylist
481 The Parent Trap   Mental Floss
482 The Pelican Brief (1993) Alan J. Pakula IMDB
483 The Perks of Being a Wallflower   Common Sense Media
484 The Phantom of the Opera (1962) Terence Fisher IMDB 2
485 The Phantom of the Opera (1989) Dwight H. Little IMDB 2
486 The Pianist (2002)   Stylist
487 The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)   List Challenges
488 The Polar Express   Common Sense Media
489 The Prince and the Surfer (1999) Arye Gross IMDB 2
490 The Quiet American (2002)   Stylist
491 The Railway Children (1970)   Stylist
492 The Reader (2008)   Stylist
493 The Relic (1997) Peter Hyams IMDB
494 The Ring Two (2005) Hideo Nakata IMDB 2
495 The Ruins (2008) Carter Smith IMDB
496 The Rum Diary   Newsday
497 The Russia House (1990)   List Challenges
498 The Secret Garden   Common Sense Media
499 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty   Common Sense Media
500 The Secret World of Arrietty   Yard Barker
501 The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) Wes Craven IMDB 2
502 The Sheep-Pig   Short List
503 The Silver Chair (1990) David Thwaites IMDB 2
504 The Social Network (2010)   Stylist
505 The Spiderwick Chronicles   Common Sense Media
506 The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (Ritt)   List Challenges
507 The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)   List Challenges
508 The Stand (1994) Gary Sinise IMDB
509 The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)   Stylist
510 The Town   Mental Floss
511 The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) Chris Weitz IMDB 2
512 The Virgin Suicides (1999)   Stylist
513 The Whistle Blower (1986)   List Challenges
514 The Wicker Man (1973) Robin Hardy IMDB 2
515 Think Like A Man   Newsday
516 Thunderball (1965)   List Challenges
517 Tiger Eyes   Common Sense Media
518 Topaz (1969)   List Challenges
519 Total Recall (1990)   List Challenges
520 True Grit   Short List
521 Tuck Everlasting   Newsday
522 Twilight   Newsday
523 Twitches (2005 TV Movie) Stuart Gillard IMDB 2
524 Twitches Too (2007 TV Movie) Stuart Gillard IMDB 2
525 Unbroken   Common Sense Media
526 Victor Frankenstein (2015)   IPPL
527 Walk the Line (2005) James Mangold IMDB 2
528 War of the Worlds (2005) Steven Spielberg IMDB
529 We Need to Talk About Kevin   The Guardian
530 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) Robert Aldrich IMDB 2
531 When Calls the Heart   Common Sense Media
532 Where the Heart Is (2000) Matt Williams IMDB
533 White Oleander (2002) Peter Kosminsky IMDB
534 Wiseguy   Short List
535 World War Z (2013)   List Challenges
536 Wuthering Heights (1992)   Stylist
537 You Only Live Twice (1967)   List Challenges
538 Young Frankenstein (1974) Mel Brooks IMDB 2
539 Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005) Jon Favreau IMDB 2

 


19 Best Book Adaptation Film Sources/Lists



Source Article
Buzzfeed 25 Famous Movies That You Might Not Know Were Based On Books
Classic FM The Greatest Movie Adaptations of Books
Common Sense Media Movies Based on Books
IMDB Best Movies Adapted From Books
IMDB 2 Top Movies Based on Books
IPPL Great Movies: Popular Movies Based on Classic Novels
List Challenges Top 200 Movies Based on Books
Mental Floss 20 Movies You Might Not Know Were Based on Books
Newsday Books turned into movies
Paperback Swap List of 333 Books Made Into Movies
Ranker Best Movies Based on Books
RD Hit Movies That Were Books First
Screen Rant 12 Movies Better Than The Books They’re Based On
Short List The 40 best book-to-film adaptations ever
Stylist Best films based on books
Telegraph 25 best book to film adaptations
The Guardian Top 10 movie adaptations
The Movie Blog Top 100 Movies Based On Books
Yard Barker 15 greatest movies based on children’s books

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