Movies you didn't know were based on books!

Fresh City Life at Central is presenting The Bad Seed as a part of their film series this month and it made me think about other movies that I did not realize were based on books. Here are some others that I hadn't realized were inspired by novels:

 

Can you think of any movies that you later found out were books?

Written by Emily on September 30, 2011

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Anonymous on October 7, 2011

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Spider (with Ralph Fiennes)
The Shipping News
The Reader
Whale Rider

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Based on short stories:

E Annie Proulx's Brokeback Mountain
Stephen King's The Body (the movie is Stand by Me)

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good call,
how about Kiss of the Spider Woman, or total recall, the list could just go on and on!

Laurie. on October 12, 2011

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Fun blog post !  At dinner we came up with the following titles: Slumdog Millionaire (Q&A by Vikas Swarup),  Not Easily Broken (T.D. Jakes), and Precious (Push by Sapphire).

 

Bill Garry on November 30, 2013

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It will be interesting to find out the top 5 movies based books.

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This is a whole new can of worms Bill!
Top 5 worst page to screen translations
Top 5 grossing movies based on books
Top 5 award winning movies based on books...

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