What are some books that are going to be made into movies?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    101 Dalmations by Dodie Smith

    Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

    Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

    Alive by Peirs Paul Read

    All the President's Men by Carl Bernstein

    All's Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

    Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

    Anna and the King by Margaret Landon (novel: Anna and the King of Siam)

    Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

    Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

    Apocalypse Now by Joseph Conrad (book: Heart of Darkness)

    Battle Field Earth by L. Ron Hubbard

    Beloved by Toni Morrison

    Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace

    The Bicentennial Man by Isaac Asimov (Book also known as "The Positronic Man")

    Billy Bathgate by E.L. Doctrow

    The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander

    The Black Stallion by Walter Farley

    The Blade Runner by Philip K. Dick (novel: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?)

    The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver

    The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe

    Born Free by Joy Adamson

    Born on the 4th of July by Ron Kovic

    Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

    Bridge Over the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle

    Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller

    The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk

    Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini

    Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

    Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

    Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy

    A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr

    A Clockwork Orange by Antony Burgess

    The Color Purple by Alice Walker

    A Cry in the Night by John Bryson

    Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

    Dances with Wolves by Michael Blake

    Dangerous Minds by Louanne Johnson (book: My Posse Don't Do Homework)

    The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard

    Deliverance by James Dickey

    Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

    The Dirty Dozen by E.M. Nathanson

    Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

    Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

    A Dog Named Skip by Willie Morris

    Donny Brasco by Joseph D. Pistone

    Dr. Strangelove by Peter George

    Dracula by Bram Stoker

    Dune by Frank Herbert

    The Eiger Sanction by Trevanian

    Election by Tom Perrotta

    The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

    Exodus by Leon Uris

    The Exocist by William Peter Blatty

    Extreme Measures by Michael Palmer

    Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

    The Falcon and the Snowman by Robert Lindsey

    Field of Dreams by W.P. Kinsella (book: Shoeless Joe)

    The First Wives Club by Olivia Goldsmith

    Flight of the Intruder by Stephen Coonts

    Forest Gump by Winston Groom

    Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

    Freak Friday by Mary Rodgers

    The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles

    From Here to Eternity by James Jones

    The General's Daughter by Nelson DeMille

    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir by R.A. Dick

    The Ghost and the Darkness by Col. Patterson (book: The Man Eaters of Tsavo)

    Girl Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

    Goodfellas by Nicholas Pileggi

    Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

    Gorillas in the Mist by Diane Fossey

    Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith

    The Graduate by Charles Webb

    The Great Escape by Paul Brickhill

    The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald

    Guns of Navarone by Alistair MacLean

    Hanging Up by Delia Ephron

    Heartburn by Nora Ephron

    Heidi by Johanna Spyri

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

    How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llwellyn

    How to Make an American Quilt by Whitney Otto

    The Hurricane by Rubin "Hurricane" Carter

    The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

    Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

    The Iron Giant by Ted Hughes (book: The Iron Man)

    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

    Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg

    The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

    Just Cause by John Katzenbach

    Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

    Kiss the Girls by James Patterson

    The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

    Laura by Vera Caspary

    Lawrence of Arabia by T.E. Lawrence (book: The 7 Pillars of Wisdom)

    Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

    The Lord of Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

    Lost Horizon by James Hilton

    The Love Letter by Cathleen Schine

    Love Story by Erich Segal

    Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

    MASH by Richard Hooker

    Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks

    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

    Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford

    Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordoff

    My Left Foot by Christy Brown

    The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

    Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat

    The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

    A Night to Remember by Walter Lord

    O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

    Old Yeller by Fred Gipson

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

    Ordinary People by Judith Guest

    Out of Africa by IsakDinesen (aka Karen Blixen)

    Out of Sight by Elmore Leonard

    The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

    The Parent Trap by Erich Kastner

    Patton by Ladislas Farago

    A Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger

    Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

    The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

    Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

    Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

    Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher

    The Postman by David Brin

    Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

    Primal Fear by William Diehl

    Primary Colors by Anonymous

    The Princess Bride by William Goldman

    The Relic by Robert Preston

    Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

    Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Wiggin

    Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

    A River Runs Through It by Norman MacLean

    Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin

    Run Silent, Run Deep by Edward L. Beach

    The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy

    Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally

    The Secret of NIMH by Robert O'Brien (book also known as: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh)

    She-Devil by Fay Weldon (book: The Lives and Loves of a She-devil)

    Shadowlands by William Nicholson

    Shane by Jack Schaefer

    Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

    A Simple Plan by Scott B. Smith

    Sleepers by Lorenzo Carcaterra

    Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

    Smila's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg

    Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

    Sophie's Choice by William Styron

    Spartacus by Howard Fast

    Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein

    Stuart Little by E.B. White

    The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

    Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

    The 39 Steps by John Buchan

    To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee

    Tom's Midnight Garden by Phillipa Pearce

    Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre by Bernard Traven

    True Crime by Andrew Klavan

    Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

    The Untouchables by Oscar Fraley

    Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

    Watership Down by Richard Down

    What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson

    What the Deaf Man Heard by G.D. Gearino

    Whatever Happened to Baby Jane by Henry Farrell

    Who Has Seen the Wind by W.O. Mitchell

    The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham

    Wings of the Doves by Henry James

    The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike

    The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

    The Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon

    Jane Austen



    Pride and Prejudice

    Sense and Sensibility

    Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Little Lord Fauntleroy

    The Little Princess

    The Secret Garden

    James M. Cain

    Double Indemnity

    Mildred Pierce

    The Postman Always Rings Twice

    Raymond Chandler

    The Big Sleep

    The Lady in the Lake

    Agatha Christie

    Death on the Nile

    Evil under the Sun

    Murder on the Orient Express

    Ten Little Indians (aka And Then There Were None)

    The Mirror Crack'd

    Tom Clancy

    The Hunt for Red October

    Patriot Games

    Clear and Present Danger

    Arthur C. Clarke



    Robin Cook



    Virus (book: Outbreak) NOTE: This book is marginally included on this list. Premise was used, not entire storyline

    Michael Crichton

    The Andromeda Strain




    The Great Train Robbery

    Jurassic Park

    The Lost World


    The Terminal Man

    The 13th Warrior (novel: The Eaters of the Dead)

    Roald Dahl

    James and the Giant Peach


    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (book: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)

    Charles Dickens

    Christmas Carol

    Great Expectations

    Oliver Twist

    Alexandre Dumas

    The Count of Monte Cristo

    The Man in the Iron Mask

    The Three Musketeers

    Ian Fleming's James Bond

    Casino Royale

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    Diamonds are Forever

    Dr. No

    From Russia with Love


    Live and Let Die (made as Licence to Kill)


    On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    The Man With the Golden Gun

    The Spy Who Loved Me


    You Only Live Twice

    E.M. Forester

    Howard's End

    A Passage to India

    A Room With a View

    Graham Greene

    The End of the Affair

    The Third Man

    John Grisham

    The Client

    The Chamber

    The Firm

    The Gingerbread Man (short story)

    The Pelican Brief

    A Time to Kill

    Dashiell Hammett

    The Maltese Falcon

    The Thin Man

    Victor Hugo

    Hunchback of Notre Dame

    Les Miserables

    John Irving

    Cider House Rules

    The Hotel New Hampshire

    The World According to Garp

    A Prayer for Owen Meany (made as "Simon Birch")

    Stephen King

    Apt Pupil


    Cat's Eye



    Delores Caliborne


    The Green Mile


    Lawnmower Man


    Needful Things

    Pet Cemetery

    The Running Man (as Richard Bachman)

    Salem's Lot

    Shawshank Redemption

    The Shining


    The Stand

    Stand By Me

    Thinner (as Richard Bachman)g

    John Le Carre

    Little Drummer Girl

    The Russia House

    The Spy Who Came in From the Cold

    Jack London

    The Call of the Wild

    The Sea Wolf

    White Fang

    Robert Ludlum

    The Bourne Identity

    The Holcroft Covenant

    The Osterman Weekend

    George MacDonald

    The Princess and the Goblin

    W. Somerset Maugham

    Of Human Bondage

    The Razor's Edge

    Larry McMurtry

    Terms of Endearment

    George Orwell


    Animal Farm

    John Steinbeck

    East of Eden

    The Grapes of Wrath

    Of Mice and Men

    Jules Verne

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    Around the World in 80 Days

    H.G. Wells

    The Invisible Man

    The Island of Dr. Moreau

    The Time Machine

    E.B. White

    Charlotte's Web

    Stuart Little

    Leonard Wibberley

    The Mouse on the Moon

    The Mouse that Roared

  • Hyphen
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Firstly, the OP asked for books that are GOING to be made into movies, not a compendium of every movie based on a book ever.

    Secondly, why on earth would you copy paste the entire list into your answer? Put some thought into it. Read the question, give a constructive answer, then say somethign to the effect that a full list of all book-to-movie titles is [link here].

    Pasting a thousand line long answer makes you look like an idiot and gets your question a thumbs down,

    As for the original question:

    Some upcoming book to movies are:

    Harry Potter 6

    Harry Potter 7 into 2 movies

    The Hobbit into 2 movies

    About 4 different Stephen King books

    Lots of comic book adaptations

    Im sure there are many many more, but those are the only ones I am really interested in at this point.

  • 1 decade ago

    For teens, I know that they're making Airborn (Kenneth Oppel) into a movie, and so is James Patterson's Maximum Ride first one, which is exciting. Also, Twilight is being filmed currently, by Stephenie Meyer.

  • 1 decade ago


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  • 1 decade ago

    Percy Jackson : The Lightning Thief by rick riordan

  • 1 decade ago

    i hear their going to make lovely bones into a movie.... that book is sooooooooooooooooooooo good and im not even into books all like that and i thaught it was great u should read it some time. its about a girl getting raped kidnapped and murdered and she tells u the story from her death (she went up to heaven and is telling u everythin that happened) her dad is the only one who can see her gohst....he sees her in mirrors and reflections

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    Allard, Harry. The Stupids Step Out. (Pic Bk A)

    The Stupid family and their dog Kitty have a fun-filled day doing ridiculous things.

    Bemelmans, Ludwig. Madeline. (Pic Bk B)

    Madeline, smallest and naughtiest of the twelve little charges of Miss Clavel, wakes up one night with an attack of appendicitis.

    Seuss, Dr. How the Grinch Stole Christmas. (Pic Bk S)

    The Grinch tries to stop Christmas from arriving by stealing all the presents and food from the village, but much to his surprise it comes anyway.

    Steig, William. Shrek. (Pic Bk S)

    Shrek, an ugly, disgusting monster who delights in horrifying people, follows his fortune to wed a princess even uglier than he is.


    Seuss, Dr. The Cat in the Hat. (ICR S)

    Two children sitting at home on a rainy day are visited by the Cat in the Hat who shows them some tricks and games.


    Van Allsburg, Chris. Jumanji. (IBT V2635ju)

    Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle adventure board game

    Van Allsburg, Chris. The Polar Express. (IBT V2635po)

    A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.

    Yolen, Jane. Merlin and the Dragons. (IBT Y784me)

    When young Arthur is troubled by dreams, Merlin tells him a story about a fatherless boy who himself dreamed about dragons and the defeat of the evil king Vortigern.


    Alcott, Louisa. Little Women. (AL19Lwm)

    The classic story of beloved matriarch Marmee March and her four daughters -- domestic Meg, headstrong Jo, sensitive Beth, and artistic Amy -- who grow to adulthood while their father is serving as a chaplain in the Union Army during the Civil War.

    Youth Services, Fresno County Public Library http://www.fresnolibrary.org/child/index.html

    December 2004

    Alexander, Lloyd. The Black Cauldron. (A1273bl)

    In a race against the evil Horned Toad, Taran must be the first to find the Black Cauldron, which the Horned Toad could use to destroy the world.

    Armstrong, William. Sounder. (Ar591s)

    A young ***** boy learns the pain of humiliation and anger when his father is given an unjust jail sentence for stealing a ham from a white man. Learning to read and to discover that things do not die but become a part of other things brings the youngster new hope.

    Babbitt, Natalie. Tuck Everlasting. (B1134tu)

    The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a ten-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret about a spring whose water prevents one from ever growing any older.

    Banks, Lynne Reid. The Indian in the Cupboard. (B2262in)

    A nine-year-old boy receives a plastic Indian, a cupboard, and a little key for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life in the cupboard and befriends him.

    Barrie, James M. Peter Pan. (B276pet)

    Peter Pan teaches Wendy and her brothers to fly to Never-Never Land, where they share some exciting adventures with Indians and pirates.

    Baum, Frank L. The Wizard of Oz. (B3277wi)

    After being transported by a cyclone to the Land of Oz, Dorothy and her dog are befriended by a scarecrow, a tin man, and a cowardly lion, who accompany her to the Emerald city to look for a wizard who can help Dorothy return home to Kansas.

    Burnett, Frances. A Little Princess. (B9347Lip)

    Sara Crewe, a pupil at Miss Minchin's London school, is left in poverty when her father dies but is later rescued by a mysterious benefactor.

    Burnett, Frances. The Secret Garden. (B9347se)

    A ten-year-old orphan comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors where she discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.

    Burnford, Shelia Every. The Incredible Journey. (B93496In)

    A young Labrador retriever, an old Bull terrier, and a Siamese cat undertake a 250-mile trek through the Canadian wilderness in order to return to their home.

    Carroll, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. (C2364aO)

    A little girl falls down a rabbit hold and discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters.

    Cleary, Beverly. The Mouse and the Motorcycle. (C583mo)

    A reckless young mouse named Ralph makes friends with a boy in room 215 of the Mountain View Inn and discovers the joys of motorcycling.

    Cleary, Beverly. Ralph S. Mouse. (C583ral)

    The further adventures of a motorcycle-riding mouse who goes to school and becomes the instigator of an investigation of rodents and the peacemaker for two lonely boys. Youth Services, Fresno County Public Library http://www.fresnolibrary.org/child/index.html

    December 2004

    Colfer, Eion. Artemis Fowl. (C6804eo-ar)

    When a 12-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.

    Collodi, Carlo. Pinocchio. (C6984pi)

    Presents the adventures Pinocchio, a mischievous wooden puppet, who wants more than anything else to become a real boy.

    Cottrell Boyce, Frank. Millions. (C8297fr-mi)

    After their mother dies, two brothers find a huge amount of money. There’s just one problem – they have only seventeen days to spend all the money before it becomes worthless.

    Dahl, Roald. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. (D1375c)

    Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.

    Dahl, Roald. James and the Giant Peach. (D1375ja)

    Wonderful adventures abound after James escapes from his fearful aunts by rolling away inside a giant peach.

    Dahl, Roald. Matilda. (D1375ma)

    Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.

    Dahl, Roald. The Witches. (D1375wi)

    A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who is an expert on witches, together foil a witches' plot to destroy the world's children by turning them into mice.

    DiCamillo, Kate. Because of Winn-Dixie. (D5473be)

    Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.

    Farley, Walter. The Black Stallion. (F2295bL)

    Pulled to a desert island by a wild black stallion he has freed during shipwreck at sea, and then rescued by a southbound freighter, a seventeen-year-old boy befriends the horse, trains him by night, and rides him to victory in a match race.

    Fine, Anne. Alias, Madame Doubtfire. (F4937al)

    Miranda's three children thoroughly enjoy their huge, overdressed baby sitter/cleaning woman who is actually their father in disguise, and they dread the day when their mother discovers Madame Doubtfire is really her ex-husband.

    Fitzhugh, Louise. Harriet the Spy. (F5784Lo-ha)

    Harriet's ambition to become a writer motivates her to write down in a secret notebook everything she sees, which causes her to get into big trouble when her notebook is found and read out loud by her classmates.

    Gipson, Fred. Old Yeller. (G44404ol)

    The story of a boy and his dog in the Texas hill country of the 1860s.

    Youth Services, Fresno County Public Library http://www.fresnolibrary.org/child/index.html

    December 2004

    Grahame, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows. (7609wH)

    The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside -- Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger.

    Hamilton, Virginia. The House of Dies Drear. (H1812ho)

    A family of five moves into an enormous house once used as a hiding place for runaway slaves. Mysterious sounds and events are discoveries of secret passageways make the family believe they are in grave danger.

    Holm, Anne. I Am David (also published as North to Freedom). (H73an-i)

    After escaping from an Eastern European concentration camp where he has spent most of his life, a twelve-year-old boy struggles to cope with an entirely strange world as he flees northward to freedom in Denmark.

    Holt, Kimberly Willis. My Louisiana Sky. (H7425my)

    Growing up in Saitter, Louisiana, in the 1950s, twelve-year-old Tiger Ann struggles with her feelings about her stern, but loving grandmother, her mentally slow parents, and her good friend and neighbor, Jesse.

    Howe, Deborah. Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery. (H8383bu)

    Though scoffed at by Harold the Dog, Chester the Cat tries to warn his human family that their foundling baby bunny must be a vampire.

    Irving, Washington. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. (Ir85Le)

    A superstitious schoolmaster, in love with a wealthy farmer's daughter, has a terrifying encounter with a headless horseman.

    King-Smith, Dick. Babe: the Gallant Pig. (K6175b)

    A piglet destined for eventual butchering arrives at the farmyard, is adopted by an old sheep dog, and discovers a special secret to success.

    Kipling, Rudyard. The Jungle Book. (K628juk)

    Presents the adventures of Mowgli, a boy reared by a pack of wolves, and the wild animals of the jungle. Also includes other short stories set in India.

    Levine, Gail Carson. Ella Enchanted. (L57862eL)

    In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.

    Lewis, C. S. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. (L5855c-Liw)

    Four English school children enter the magic land of Narnia through the back of a wardrobe and assist Aslan, the golden lion, in defeating the White Witch who has cursed the land with eternal winter.

    Lindgren, Astrid. Pippi Longstocking. (L6436pi)

    Escapades of a lucky little girl who lives with a horse and a monkey -- but without any parents -- at the edge of a Swedish village.

    Lofting, Hugh. The Story of Doctor Dolittle. (L8277st)

    The adventures of a kind-hearted doctor, who is fond of animals and understands their language, as he travels to Africa with some of his favor

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