149 Best Books Made Into Movies


I’ve found this excellent list of the 149 bests books that were made into movies.

My favorite on this list is Rebecca.  Book by Daphne DuMaurier, movie by Alfred Hitchcock. 

How many of these have you read?  How many of these have you seen?

(If you can’t tell – I absolutely LOVE the ‘book versus movie’ debate!)

1 Gone With the Wind
2 The Godfather
3 Gone Girl
4 The Host
5 The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
6 Gump and Co. (movie – Forrest Gump)
7 Last of the Mohicans
8 Twilight
9 Pride and Prejudice
10 Lord of the Rings
11 The Hobbit
12 The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
13 Harry Potter
14 The Help
15 The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
16 Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen
17 The Time Traveler’s Wife
18 The Giver (Lois Lowry)
19 The Notebook
20 Stardust
21 Bag of Bones
22 The Shining (Stephen King)
23 The Princess Bride
24 The Fault in Our Stars
25 Wicked
26 The Maze Runner (James Dashner)
27 The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
28 Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
29 Game of Thrones
30 Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman
31 Confessions of a Shopaholic
32 Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
33 Atonement (Ian Mcewan)
34 Warm Bodies (Isaac Marion)
35 Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
36 Jurassic Park (Michael Crichton)
37 A Walk to Remember (Novel)
38 Bridget Jones’s Diary (Helen Fielding)
39 Eat Pray Love (Elizabeth Gilbert)
40 Ella Enchanted
41 Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
42 Beautiful Creatures (Kami Garcia)
43 Holes
44 Secret Life of Bees
45 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
46 Jane Eyre
47 Eaters of the Dead
48 Life of Pi
49 The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
50 Divergent
51 Beastly (Alex Flinn)
52 Romeo and Juliet
53 Enders Game
54 Frankenstein
55 Dracula
56 Fight Club
57 The Devil Wears Prada
58 The Silver Linings Playbook
59 Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
60 The Bone Collector
61 Serena
62 Interview With the Vampire
63 I Am Number Four
64 The Secret Garden
65 Matilda
66 The Stand
67 One for the Money
68 The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
69 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
70 Bridge to Terabithia
71 Breakfast at Tiffany’s
72 The Bad Beginning
73 The Nod That Says I’m a Bad-Ass and I Recognise That You Too, Are a Bad-Ass
74 The Golden Compass
75 Anna Karenina
76 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
77 The City of Ember
78 Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
79 The Outsiders
80 1984 (George Orwell)
81 Along Came a Spider
82 Inkheart
83 The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
84 Roots
85 Carrie
86 The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo
87 The Other Boleyn Girl
88 The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (John Boyne)
89 P.S. I Love You
90 The Chronicles of Narnia
91 The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
92 The Count of Monte Cristo
93 Where the Heart Is (Novel)
94 The Virgin Suicides (Jeffrey Eugenides)
95 The Black Dahlia
96 A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
97 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
98 Shutter Island
99 It (Stephen King)
100 Girl Interupted
101 Wild
102 Misery
103 Horns
104 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
105 World War Z
106 The Time Machine (H.G. Wells)
107 The Stepford Wives
108 Safe Haven
109 Colorado Kid
110 Nights in Rodanthe
111 Message in a Bottle
112 Like Water for Chocolate
113 Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
114 Cold Mountain
115 This Is Where I Leave You
116 Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
117 The Jane Austen Book Club
118 Perfume (Patrick Suskind)
119 Silence of the Lambs
120 A Time to Kill
121 In Her Shoes (Novel)
122 Joy Luck Club
123 The Hours (Michael Cunningham)
124 The Crucible
125 Bourne Supremacy
126 Girl With a Pearl Earring (Tracy Chevalier)
127 Rebecca
128 Austenland
129 I Am Legend
130 Dark Places
131 Rosemary’s Baby
132 12 Years a Slave (Solomon Northrup)
133 Flowers in the Attic
134 American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)
135 Winters Tale
136 Unbroken
137 The Haunting of Hill House (Shirley Jackson)
138 The Woman in Black
139 The Client (John Grisham)
140 Clan of the Cave Bear
141 The Martian
142 The Witches of Eastwick
143 The War of the Worlds
144 Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
145 The World According to Garp
146 The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas
147 Beloved, by Toni Morrison
148 Witches of East End Series
149 The Bridges of Madison County (Robert James Waller)

 

Do you agree?  Disagree?  Is this list missing anything??

Let me know in the comments!

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