Some Bookish Film Adaptations

  1. Dracula (1931)
    Book it was based on: Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897)
  2. The Thin Man (1934)
    Book it was based on: Dashiell Hammett's the Thin Man (1934) [Originally published in Redbook in December 1933]
  3. The 39 Steps (1935)
    Book it was based on: John Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915)
  4. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    Book it was based on: L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz (1900)
  5. Gone with the Wind (1939)
    Book it was based on: Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind (1936)
  6. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
    Book it was based on: John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath (1939)
  7. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
    Book it was based on: Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon (1929)
  8. To Have and Have Not (1944)
    Book it was based on: Ernest Hemingway's To Have and Have Not (1937)
  9. The Big Sleep (1946)
    Book it was based on: Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep (1939)
  10. Great Expectations (1946)
    Book it was based on: Charles Dickens' Great Expectations (1861)
  11. The Three Musketeers (1948)
    Book it was based on: Alexandre Dumas's The Three Musketeers/Los Trois Mousquetaires (1844)
  12. I Am a Camera (1955)/Cabaret (1972)
    Book it was based on: Christopher Isherwood's The Berlin Stories (1945)
  13. East of Eden (1955)
    Book it was based on: John Steinbeck's East of Eden (1952)
  14. Psycho (1960)
    Book it was based on: Robert Bloch's Psycho (1959)
  15. The Parent Trap (1961)
    Book it was based on: Erick Kästner's Lottie and Lisa [Das Doppelte Lottchen] (1949)
  16. 101 Dalmatians (1961)
    Book it was based on: Dodie Smith's The One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1956)
  17. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
    Book it was based on: Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird (1960)
  18. James Bond series (1962-2015)
    Book it was based on: Ian Fleming's James Bond series
  19. Lolita (1962)
    Book it was based on: Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita (1955)
  20. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
    Book it was based on: Henry Farrell's What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1960)
  21. Mary Poppins (1964)
    Book it was based on: P.L. Travers' Mary Poppins (1934)
  22. The Graduate (1967)
    Book it was based on: Charles Webb's The Graduate (1963)
  23. Valley of the Dolls (1967)
    Book it was based on: Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls (1966)
  24. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
    Book it was based on: Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961)
  25. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
    Book it was based on: Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964)
  26. The Godfather (1972)
    Book it was based on: Mario Puzo's The Godfather (1969)
  27. Charlotte's Web (1973)
    Book it was based on: E.B. White's Charlotte's Web (1952)
  28. The Exorcist (1973)
    Book it was based on: William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist (1971)
  29. The Great Gatsby (1974)
    Book it was based on: F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby (1925)
  30. The Stepford Wives (1975)
    Book it was based on: Ira Levin's The Stepford Wives (1972)
  31. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
    Book it was based on: Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962)
  32. Carrie (1976)
    Book it was based on: Stephen King's Carrie (1974)
  33. The Shining (1980)
    Book it was based on: Stephen King's The Shining (1977)
  34. Blade Runner (1982)
    Book it was based on: Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968)
  35. The Outsiders (1983)
    Book it was based on: S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders (1967)
  36. Heartburn (1986)
    Book it was based on: Nora Ephron's Heartburn (1983)
  37. The Color Purple (1985)
    Book it was based on: Alice Walker's The Color Purple (1982)
  38. The Princess Bride (1987)
    Book it was based on: William Goldman's The Princess Bride (1973)
  39. Die Hard (1988)
    Book it was based on: Roderick Thorp's Nothing Lasts Forever (1979)
  40. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
    Book it was based on: Gary K. Wolf's Who Censored Roger Rabbit? (1981)
  41. Field of Dreams (1989)
    Book it was based on: W.P. Kinsella's Shoeless Joe (1982)
  42. Mermaids (1990)
    Book it was based on: Patty Dann's Mermaids (1986)
  43. Misery (1990)
    Book it was based on: Stephen King's Misery (1987)
  44. Silence of the Lambs (1991)
    Book it was based on: Thomas Harris's The Silence of the Lambs (1988)
  45. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
    Book it was based on: Fannie Flagg's Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (1987)
  46. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
    Book it was based on: Anne Fine's Madame Doubtfire (1987)
  47. Jurassic Park (1993)
    Book it was based on: Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park (1990)
  48. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    Novella it was based on: Stephen King's Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption (1982)
  49. Forrest Gump (1994)
    Book it was based on: Winston Groom's Forrest Gump (1986)
  50. Clueless (1995)
    Book it was based on: Jane Austen's Emma (1815)
  51. Sense and Sensibility (1995)
    Book it was based on: Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility (1811)
  52. Jumunji (1995)
    Book it was based on: Chris Van Allsburg's Jumunji (1981)
  53. Matilda (1996)
    Book it was based on: Roald Dahl's Matilda (1988)
  54. James and the Giant Peach (1996)
    Book it was based on: Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach (1961)
  55. Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
    Book it was based on: Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina (1992)
  56. Fight Club (1999)
    Book it was based on: Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club (1996)
  57. The Cider House Rules (1999)
    Book it was based on: John Irving's The Cider House Rules (1985)
  58. Cruel Intentions (1999)
    Book it was based on: Pierre Choderlos de Laclos's Les Liaisons dangereuses (1782)
  59. American Psycho (2000)
    Book it was based on: Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho (1991)
  60. High Fidelity (2000)
    Book it was based on: Nick Hornsby's High Fidelity (1995)
  61. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
    Book it was based on: Hubert Selby, Jr.'s Requiem for a Dream (1978)
  62. The Princess Diaries (2001)
    Book it was based on: Meg Cabot's The Princess Diaries (2000)
  63. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-2003)
    Book it was based on: J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings series
  64. the Harry Potter franchise (2001-2011)
    Book it was based on: J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series
  65. How to Deal (2003)
    Books it was based on: @sarahdessen's That Summer (1996) and Someone Like You (1998)
  66. Big Fish (2003)
    Book it was based on: Daniel Wallace's Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions (1998)
  67. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
    Book it was based on: Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (1999-2006)
  68. Friday Night Lights (2004)
    Book it was based on: H.G. Bissinger's Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream (1990)
  69. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
    Book it was based on: Ann Brashares' The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2001)
  70. The Prestige (2006)
    Book it was based on: Christopher Priest's The Prestige (1995)
  71. No Country for Old Men (2007)
    Book it was based on: Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men (2005)
  72. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)
    Book it was based on: Rachel Cohen and David Levithan's Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2006)
  73. The Lovely Bones (2009)
    Book it was based on: Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones (2002)
  74. The Blind Side (2009)
    Book it was based on: Michael Lewis's The Blind Side: Evolution of Game (2006)
  75. Coraline (2009)
    Book it was based on: Neil Gaiman's Coraline (2002)
  76. Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightening Thief (2010)/ Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Sea of Monsters (2013)
    Book it was based on: Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series
  77. It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
    Book it was based on: Ned Vizzini's It's Kind of a Funny Story (2006)
  78. Eat Pray Love (2010)
    Book it was based on: Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat Pray Love (2006)
  79. Silver Linings Playbook (2011)
    Book it was based on: Matthew Quick's The Silver Linings Playbook (2008)
  80. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
    Book it was based on: Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo [Män som hatar kvinnor] (2005)
  81. The Help (2011)
    Book it was based on: Kathryn Stockett's The Help (2009)
  82. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
    Book it was based on: Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower (1998)
  83. The Hunger Games franchise (2012-2015)
    Book it was based on: Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games series
  84. Life of Pi (2012)
    Book it was based on: Yann Martel's Life of PI (2001)
  85. Rise of the Guardians (2012)
    Books it was based on: William Joyce's The Guardians of Childhood
  86. Pitch Perfect (2012)
    Book it was based on: Mickey Rapkin's Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate a Cappella Glory
  87. The Book Thief (2013)
    Book it was based on: Markus Zusak's The Book Thief (2005)
  88. The Spectacular Now (2013)
    Book it was based on: Tim Tharp's The Spectacular Now (2013)
  89. Warm Bodies (2013)
    Book it was based on: Isaac Marion's Warm Bodies (2010)
  90. If I Stay (2014)
    Book it was based on: Gayle Forman's If I Stay (2009)
  91. Divergent (2014)
    Book it was based on: Veronica Roth's Divergent (2011)
  92. The Giver (2014)
    Book it was based on: Lois Lowry's The Giver (1993)
  93. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
    Book it was based on: John Green's The Fault in Our Stars (2012)
  94. Gone Girl (2014)
    Book it was based on: Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl (2012)
  95. The Maze Runner (2014)
    Book it was based on: James Dashner's The Maze Runner (2009)
  96. Wild (2014)
    Book it was based on: Cheryl Strayed's Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (2012)
  97. The D.U.F.F. (2015)
    Book it was based on: Kody Keplinger's The D.U.F.F. (2011)
  98. Jessica Darling's It List (2016)
    Book it was based on: Megan McCafferty's Jessica Darling's It List #1 (2013)
  99. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
    Book it was based on: Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2011)