Novels Turned Movies Pt. 1

Now's the perfect time to compare books with their movie adaptations. Below is a list of classic and adult novels turned movies. You might be surprised on how many of your favorite movies actually started out as books.

Classic Novels Turned Movies

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird
Based on To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Secret Garden
Based on The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Based on Dracula by Bram Stoker

The Great Gatsby
Based on The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Gone with the Wind
Based on Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

The Scarlet Letter
Based on The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Little Women
Based on Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Last of the Mohicans
Based on The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

The Taming of the Shrew
Based on The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

Old Yeller
Based on Old Yeller by Fred Gipson

Where the Red Fern Grows
Based on Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

Of Mice and Men
Based on Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

The Color Purple
Based on The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Robinson Crusoe
Based on Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Adult Novels Turned Movies

12 years a slave

The Green Mile
Based on The Green Mile by Stephen King

Angels & Demons
Based on Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

The Secret Life of Bees
Based on The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Kidd

The Godfather
Based on The Godfather by Mario Puzo

Girl with a Pearl Earring
Based on Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

Confessions of a Shopaholic
Based on Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Everything is Illuminated
Based on Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Foer

About a Boy
Based on About a Boy by Nick Hornby

Based on Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

The Help
Based on The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Notebook
Based on The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

The Time Traveler's Wife
Based on The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

The Goldfinch
Based on The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Twelve Years a Slave
Based on Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

Water for Elephants
Based on Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

The Da Vinci Code
Based on The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Memoirs of a Geisha
Based on Memoirs fo a Geisha by Arthur Golden

The Devil Wears Prada
Based on The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

Think Like a Man
Based on Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey

Based on Push by Sapphire

Devil in a Blue Dress
Based on Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

A Walk to Remember
Based on A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

Friday Night Lights
Based on Friday Night Lights: a town, a team and a dream by H.G. Bissinger

White Oleander
Based on White Oleander by Janet Fitch

The Runaway Jury
Based on The Runaway Jury by John Grisham

The Bourne Identity
Based on The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Based on The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells

Pet Sematary
Based on Pet Sematary by Stephen King

World War Z
Based on World War Z by Max Brooks

P.S. I Love You
Based on P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Based on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

The Pursuit of Happyness
Based on The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner

How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Based on How Stella Got Her Groove Back by Terry McMillan

My Sister's Keeper
Based on My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Kite Runner
Based on Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Call Me by Your Name
Based on Call Me by Your Name by Andre Aciman

Like Water for Chocolate
Based on Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

The Great Santini
Based on The Great Santini by Pat Conroy

I Love You, Beth Cooper
Based on I Love You, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle

Warm Bodies
Based on Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Ready Player One
Based on Ready Player One by Ernest Cline