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


Anonymous on October 7, 2011


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


Based on short stories:

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


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


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


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


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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