There are many successful movies that are based on books. Sometimes it can be challenging to fit a novel’s plot and characters in a movie. But some screenwriters and movie directors have managed the impossible: to bring to life our favorite characters from books. All these movies based on books are perfect to watch with your family or friends. They comprise the action from the novel so well they will transport you directly into the action. Classics, modern or children’s books, they all take over the screen and welcome you to take a glimpse into their world.
Some of them are still available to watch. And some are a must if you are a movie lover. You have to admit that certain books would not have had such an impact if it wasn’t for the movies to support them. With the help of the right actors and proper screenplay, great emblematic movies have been created.
Here are some of the most successful movies based on books:
Book “Pride and Prejudice” written by Jane Austen
This is one of the classics. Everyone who enjoys reading has gone through this book at least once. Although there are many film versions, the one starring Kiera Knightley is the most realistic approach. The story focuses on love and bad first impressions. It shows once again that love can turn enemies into lovers.
Book “Gone Girl” written by Gillian Flynn
The plot is covered in mystery and complicated issues. The movie directed by David Fincher is a thriller about a husband whose wife goes missing. He becomes a suspect but the ending of the movie has everyone in awe. It takes you through all emotions such as love, manipulation, misogyny, and marriage. The production manages to follow the book’s action very well and it is a must-watch.
Book “A Simple Favor: A Novel” written by Darcey Bell
There is nothing simple neither about the book nor the movie. The production features Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick. In a very complicated but dynamic way, they manage to keep you on the edge as you try to figure out what is going on in this movie. Mystery, suspense, and family issues are the key elements of both movie and book.
Which one is your favorite?
Book “The Color Purple” written by Alice Walker
Both the book and the movie tell the story of Celie- played by Whoopi Goldberg. The action portrays the 20th-century society problems that Black women had to face. Through a 40-year time frame, the story goes through domestic violence, poverty, and racism.
Book “The Godfather” written by Mario Puzo
Another classic production in the movie industry. The action focuses around a crime and has amazing performances, quotable lines, and not-so-typical characters. The movie has become a landmark in American cinema. All the elements, from the storyline to its symbolism and history have made it a great production that has passed the test of time.
Book “The Harry Potter” series written by J.K. Rowling
An international phenomenon. That’s how these books and movies can be explained. They have taken by storm the cinema industry and people of all ages have been welcomed into the Wizarding World. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint became everyone’s favorite trio with their friendship, humor, and magic.
All these successful movies based on books are just some of many great productions. No matter you are a book lover or a movie enthusiast, they definitely should be on your list. From classic stories to modern plots, a good movie will always stay with you even after the final line has been said.