Top 10 Movies Based on Books
Before lots of your favorite movies hit the big screen, they were best-selling books. Check out the Top 10 Movies Based on Books!
The charming tale of a bookworm who discovers that the saying "mind over matter" applies to her most of all when she realizes she can move things through force of will!
Matilda turns her booksmarts into telekinetic power!
No.9: The Wizard of Oz
Based on a classic children's book, the 1939 classic brought this movie to life and swept audiences away (just like that tornado) with the introduction of color and a cast of colorful characters.
The Wizard of Oz introduced color to movie-watchers
No.8: About a Boy
Nick Hornby's best-selling novel became a big screen sensation, detailing the odd friendship between a bachelor on the hunt for love and a young boy.
Two unlikely friends find common ground in About a Boy
No.7: Fantastic Mr. Fox
Roald Dahl's classic tale of a wily fox and his friends thwarting the farmer authorities in order to stay alive recaptured audiences hearts in Director Wes Anderson's stop-motion animated film.
Fantastic Mr. Fox is all about a wily fox and his family and friends
No.6: Bridget Jones Diary
This best-selling book was even bigger on-screen, with Renee Zellwegger taking the lead as the lovable goof who can't seem to catch a break, Bridget Jones.
Bridget Jones was a character everyone could relate to
No.5: The Devil Wears Prada
This started out as a tell-all book about the internship from hell in the offices of Vogue Magazine, and ended up as an unforgettable film starring Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep.
Anne Hathaway plays an overworked intern in The Devil Wears Prada
No.4: Lord of the Rings
J.R.R. Tokien's epic fantasy series was adapted into an equally epic trio of movies directed by Peter Jackson that left even the most die-hard fans unable to complain.
Fans of the books waited a long time for the LTR to be adapted
No.3: The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins' dystopian teen series The Hunger Games caught on like wildfire, and the movie adaptation of the first novel portrayed the gritty future and the plight of the Tributes thrown into the annual games, starring Jennifer Lawrence as the unstoppable Katniss Everdeen.
The Hunger Games was the first book in a trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Stephenie Meyers book series threw readers into a world of unrequited love and supernatural creatures, and it was only a matter of time before it dominated the silver screen as well.
Twilight has the ultimate love triangle between a girl, a vampire and a werewolf
No.1: Harry Potter
Nothing can match the popularity of both the Harry Potter books and the movies, with audiences feeling like they have grown up alongside Harry, Ron and Hermione.
Harry Potter was a best-selling book series and movie series
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