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Top 10 Movies Based on Books

Nov 06, 2012

Before lots of your favorite movies hit the big screen, they were best-selling books. Check out the Top 10 Movies Based on Books!

No.10: Matilda

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!

MatildaMatilda 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 OzThe 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.

About a BoyTwo 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. FoxFantastic 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 DiaryBridget 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.

The Devil Wears PradaAnne 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. 

The Lord of the RingsFans 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 GamesThe Hunger Games was the first book in a trilogy by Suzanne Collins
 

No.2: Twilight

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.

TwilightTwilight 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 PotterHarry Potter was a best-selling book series and movie series
 

Have Your Say

What's your favorite movie based on a book? Let us know in the comments section below!

 

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What's your fave movie series based on a book series?

  • The Harry Potter series
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Twilight
  • The Chronicles of Narnia

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