Favorite Books that have been made into Movies

-This post isn’t sponsored by anyone. It’s all just my humble opinion.-

One of my New Year’s Resolutions (well, really my only solid resolution) is to read more classics. I minored in English and have read an embarrassing few classics. I’ve seen a lot of the movie versions, but I haven’t read them. So in honor of that goal I wanted to share some movies based on books that I’ve actually read and that I actually liked both versions*. For each item, I’ve included a link to goodreads and to imdb so you can learn more about the book or movie.

Life of Pi (goodreads | imdb)

Hunger Games trilogy (goodreads | imdb)

Harry Potter –all of them– (goodreads | imdb)

Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea (goodreads | imdb)

The Help (goodreads | imdb)

The Notebook (goodreads | imdb) Though I think the best part of the movie was the home renovation…

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (goodreads | imdb)

A Town Like Alice (goodreads | imdb)

The Book Thief (goodreads | imdb)

The Giver (goodreads | imdb) One of my favorite books of all time!

The Secret Life of Bees (goodreads | imdb)

A Walk to Remember (goodreads | imdb)

The Secret Garden (goodreads | imdb)

Bridge to Terabithia (goodreads | imdb)

The Maze Runner (goodreads | imdb)

Divergent (goodreads | imdb)

The Glass Castle (goodreads | imdb)

Austenland (goodreads | imdb)

Unbroken (goodreads | imdb)

And here are some where I’ve liked the movie and need to read the book:

Gone with the Wind (goodreads | imdb)

Pride and Prejudice (I know, I know) (goodreads | imdb – so many versions of this-)

All of The Lord of the Rings (goodreads | imdb)

Les Miserables (goodreads | imdb) But really, everyone needs to see the play…

The Princess Bride (goodreads | imdb)

The Great Gatsby (goodreads | imdb)

A Man Called Ove (goodreads | imdb)

Little Women (I’ve read about half of the book…) (goodreads | imdb)

Little Men (goodreads | imdb)

The Jungle Book (goodreads | imdb) (or the cartoon version)

A Little Princess (goodreads | imdb)

Freedom Writers (goodreads | imdb)

Pollyanna (goodreads | imdb)

…the list goes on…

*If you want to know others that I’ve read or seen and didn’t like, go ahead and ask me. I try to keep my public comments positive but there are things out there I don’t recommend. 😉


One thought on “Favorite Books that have been made into Movies

  1. Some of my favorite movies are on here. Some I have seen the movie before reading the book. I have the Harry Potter movies and at some point while watching the films, I ended up reading the books. Les Misérables I have read the book, watched the movie musical and the stage show. Some movies I had no idea were books for the longest time.


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