books into movies?!!!!?

what are some really good books that have been made into movies? newer ones are fine, but older prefered. thanks!

10 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Gosh, so many! Here are some of my favorites:

    - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

    - Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. (I like the one with JJ Feilds & Felicity Jones)

    - Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. (Both are GREAT!)

    - I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith.

    - Eat, Pray, Love by Liz Gilbert.

    - Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

    - The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. (Awful movie, but whatever)

    - Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. (I cried my eyeballs out)

    - In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner. (Great film!)

    - Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. (One of my favorite books)

    - The English Patient by... erm... forgot his name, sorry.

    - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

    - Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote.

    - Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates.

    - Tess of the D'urbervilles by Thomas Hardy.

    ... and, I ran out of steam. =)

    You can't leave out books like Harry Potter, Twilight and Narnia, of course, but I haven't read every book in those series so I'm not one to comment. ;)

  • 1 decade ago

    I generally find that no movie EVER beats reading the book and rarely do they get it right when they take the book and make a movie out of it...

    Gone with the Wind was one good one.

    Something of Value (about the Mau-Mau in South Africa)

    Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.

    Battle of Britain from the memoirs of C,S, Cunningham.

    The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Montserrat.

    There's probably more.

    Source(s): reading, public library.
  • maski
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Harry Potter


    A Wrinkle In Time

    It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

    Let Me In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

    Red by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner

    How to Train Your Dragon

    Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

    Tamara Drewe

    Secretariat by William Nack

    Fair Game : Book Name by Valerie Plame Wilson

    The Town : Book Name PRINCE OF THIEVES by Chuck Hogan

    The site (Link Below) has lots of books that were turned into movies.

    Hope I Helped :D

  • 1 decade ago

    To Kill A Mockingbird

    Little Women (3 times I think)

    Gone with the Wind

    Dr Zhivago

    Don Quixote -made into the musical Man of La Mancha

    Pride and Prejudice


    Moby Dick

    This is just a small list

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  • 1 decade ago


    2.Harry Potter

    3.The Godfather Trilogy.

    4.The Lord Of The Rings Triolgy.

    5.Da Vinci Code,Angels And Demons.

    6.Interview With The Vampire.

    7.Queen Of The Damned.

    8.Along Came A Spider.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Gone With the Wind


    Stand By Me

    Where the Heart Is

    Breathing Lessons

  • 1 decade ago

    Fight Club.

    Let the Right One in

    Sookie Stackhouse series (it was made into True Blood)

    Queen of the Damned

    The Lovely Bones (I personally didn't like the movie all that much, but I enjoyed the book)

  • I think the Maximum Ride series should definantly be made into a film, and I also think that the Percy Jackson movie was terrible. I think some books NEED to be made into films because the plot is so good e.g Harry Potter, but some books are ruined when they are made into films e.g Percy Jackson.

    I think Malory Towers should also be a film or tv series because it's so well written and is like a breath of fresh air after reading all the dark books that are the rage at the moment.

    :) x

  • 1 decade ago

    harry potter...obviously

    the time travelers wife..... epic book...the movie isnt so bad to be honest...but the book is way better anyway

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


    -Bridge to Teribithia

    -Lightning Thief (not sure if that is the title)

    that all i can think of right now

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