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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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