Movies Based on Books That I Have Read

Here is a list of movies based on books that I have both read the book AND watched the movie. For series, I'll just list one of the movies in the series. I'm missing quite a few in this list; I'll have to add them later.
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1.
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice? (129 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
“ Rather embarrassingly, I didn't read this until after watching the movie. ” - karink
 
2.
Wonder Boys (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in. (107 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
“ This is a rare example of where I actually liked the movie better than the book. The book is quite good, but I don't feel like you're missing anything by just watching the movie. ” - karink
 
3.
High Fidelity (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress. (113 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ Great book, great movie. Slightly different feel to them, since the book takes place in England (and they make a lot of fun of Americans); whereas the movie takes place in the US. ” - karink
 
4.
Atonement (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. (123 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
“ Tried to read the book before watching the movie, but could only get through the first 30 pages. Watched the movie, then tried reading the book again (once you get past the first 50 or so pages, the book is amazing). I think I lost a little bit of the effect because I knew the ending/twist, but knowing that made me notice a lot of the intricacies/details throughout that make this an amazing work of literature. Book is a must read. ” - karink
 
5.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry. (142 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
“ Arguably the best movie of the series (at least of the 3 in the series that I've watched -- I know, I know). Should I even admit that I've only read up to book 4? ” - karink
 
6.
Fight Club (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more. (139 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Read the book after watching the movie; ended up searching high and low for a used copy with a particularly good forward by Chuck Palahniuk. His non-fiction stories are almost (if not more so) fantastically disturbing and fascinating at the same time. ” - karink
 
7.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed. (112 mins.)
Director: Julian Schnabel
“ Amazing amazing amazing book. Equally impactful movie, but holding the book that Jean-Dominique Bauby wrote in such a laborious way is incredibly powerful. ” - karink
 
8.
Julie & Julia (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book. (118 mins.)
Director: Nora Ephron
“ When I heard they were making a movie out of this book, I bought the book. It's a fun, quick read (probably pretty similar to Julie Powell's blog). The movie was pretty enjoyable too. ” - karink
 
9.
The Hours (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives. (110 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
“ As Liz Lemon says "Why did they call this movie The Hours when it feels so much longer? They should have called it 'The Weeks'!" The book is actually quite good and well-written; the movie lost a bit of that in translation and yes, does feel quite long. ” - karink
 
10.
Twilight (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire. (122 mins.)
“ I admit, I did read the first book in the Twilight series, and I've seen all three movies to date. I did not, however, continue reading the series. Instead, I read Lucy Kinsley's comic detailing the rest of the series. (Spoilers, of course.) ” - karink
 
11.
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary. (97 mins.)
Director: Sharon Maguire
“ A staple of the chick-lit genre. Book is great, movie is a guilty pleasure. (Don't read/watch the second in the series though, awful.) ” - karink
 
12.
The Client (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young boy who witnessed the suicide of a mafia lawyer hires an attorney to protect him when the District Attorney tries to use him to take down a mob family. (119 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ I do believe this is the only John Grisham book that I've ever read, but not the only movie based on his books that I've seen. I vaguely remember enjoying the book and the movie, but I'm hard pressed to remember any particular details (aside from the soda can incident). RIP Brad Renfro, though. ” - karink
 
13.
Jurassic Park (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. (127 mins.)
“ We watched this movie in the John Danz theater (now converted into a Barnes and Noble, I think), and I remember pulling my feet up off the floor when the raptor jumps up at Lex. It was also probably the most gruesome book that I'd ever read at that age. ” - karink
 
14.
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid-1970s. (97 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
“ The book is strange in that it is incredibly interesting to read, and yet when it's all over, you don't feel like anything happened (even though, as the title indicates, there are suicides). The movie is quite good, and quite a good adaptation. ” - karink
 
15.
The Shipping News (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An emotionally-beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life. (111 mins.)
“ Amazing book. Strange, but pretty decent, movie. Annie Proulx really does her research when she writes a book -- and it shows. Kevin Spacey was fantastic (although I didn't imagine him as Quoyle when I read the book), and Cate Blanchett was powerful as Petal. ” - karink
 
16.
Eat Pray Love (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to "find herself". (133 mins.)
Director: Ryan Murphy
“ I just recently finished reading this (wasn't that inspired to read it until I heard it was being made into a movie); the Italy section was my favorite (both in the movie and the book). Julia Roberts was fantastic in the movie, although I felt that some of the more important bits of the book were left out. And, as Josh Brolin said in his interview with us, Billy Crudup's character was amazingly well performed. ” - karink
 
17.
The Golden Compass (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization. (113 mins.)
Director: Chris Weitz
“ I read both The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife back in high school, before The Amber Spyglass was published. While I really enjoyed them, I had difficulty going back to read the third in the series, and I was rather disappointed with the movie of TGC. ” - karink
 
18.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart. (112 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
“ Loved the movie, read the first comic. I haven't been inspired to read the rest yet, but my friend Lance told me that he was reading them very slowly in order to be able to enjoy them longer (and was a little distraught when he was finished). ” - karink
 
19.
The Accidental Tourist (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An emotionally distant writer of travel guides must carry on with his life after his son is killed and his marriage crumbles. (121 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
“ I remember reading the book, and I remember watching the movie, but I don't really remember much about either, except bits of plot and small details like the family never answering the phone. Probably worth another view, if not another read. ” - karink
 
20.
The Help (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. (146 mins.)
Director: Tate Taylor
“ Finished reading the book the day before I went to go see the movie, so I was intimately aware of what was changed in the adaptation. I can see why the changes were made in the movie, but the book paints a more complicated picture. ” - karink
 
21.
The Hedgehog (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Paloma is a serious and highly articulate but deeply bored 11-year-old who has decided to kill herself on her 12th birthday... (100 mins.)
Director: Mona Achache
“ The book is amazing -- highly recommended. It's marketed as YA, but there are very dense sections about philosophy that most teenagers I know wouldn't want to wade through. The movie is also quite good, and not nearly as dark as the plot summary makes it out to be. ” - karink
 
22.
Heart of Darkness (1993 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A trading company manager travels up an African river to find a missing outpost head and discovers the depth of evil in humanity's soul. (100 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
“ Read the book in high school, watched the movie. Re-read the book a few years back. Despite some of the standard complaints about it, there are some really amazing passages in there. ” - karink
 
23.
About a Boy (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A cynical, immature young man is taught how to act like a grown-up by a little boy. (101 mins.)
“ Good soundtrack (Badly Drawn Boy), pretty good movie. I don't remember the book that well, but I'd say it was worth the read. ” - karink
 
24.
Hamlet (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing. (242 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
“ Saw this at the Guild 45th with my parents, complete with intermission. We had Spot Bagels from the Wallingford School House. Read the play in high school. ” - karink
 
25.
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two minor characters from the play 'Hamlet' stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them. (117 mins.)
Director: Tom Stoppard
“ Gary Oldman and Tim Roth, awesome. ” - karink
 
26.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice. (129 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
 
27.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there's an adventure in everything. (100 mins.)
Director: Mel Stuart
“ Based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (I was a huge Roald Dahl fan as a kid). ” - karink
 
28.
The Witches (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse. (91 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
“ The movie is not great, but I would watch it over and over again because this was one of my favorite Roald Dahl books (the first one I ever read, in 3rd grade). ” - karink
 
29.
Coraline (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets. (100 mins.)
Director: Henry Selick
“ I wish I'd seen this in the theater in 3D because I hear it was fantastic. The movie was okay on DVD and the book was a little more creepy than I thought it'd be. ” - karink
 
30.
Something Borrowed (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Friendships are tested and secrets come to the surface when terminally single Rachel falls for Dex, her best friend Darcy's fiancé. (112 mins.)
Director: Luke Greenfield
“ I do not know why I read this book -- someone must have recommended it as a quick fun read. It was pretty quick (vacation-style read), the movie was kind of meh. ” - karink
 
31.
Pay It Forward (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him that chance. (123 mins.)
Director: Mimi Leder
“ It's been a while, but I seem to remember that in the book the character played by Kevin Spacey was black, and it was at least somewhat relevant to the plot, but I think they worked around it in the movie. ” - karink
 
32.
The Client (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young boy who witnessed the suicide of a mafia lawyer hires an attorney to protect him when the District Attorney tries to use him to take down a mob family. (119 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ Teeny tiny Brad Renfro! I think The Client was my favorite of the John Grisham book-turned-into-a-movie movies. ” - karink
 
33.
Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works. (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Webber
 
34.
In Her Shoes (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Strait-laced Rose breaks off relations with her party girl sister, Maggie, over an indiscretion involving Rose's boyfriend. The chilly atmosphere is broken with the arrival of Ella, the grandmother neither sister knew existed. (130 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
 
35.
Holes (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason. (117 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
“ I think I read this around the time when there was a big campaign going on like: "What if the whole world read the same book". The movie was okay. ” - karink
 
36.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Four best girlfriends hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions: they pass around a pair of secondhand jeans that fits each of their bodies perfectly. (119 mins.)
Director: Ken Kwapis
“ Yep. Silly, both book and movie. (And the sequel.) ” - karink
 
37.
Of Mice and Men (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams. (115 mins.)
Director: Gary Sinise
 
38.
James and the Giant Peach (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An orphan, who lives with his two cruel aunts, befriends anthropomorphic bugs who live inside a giant peach, and they embark on a journey to New York City. (79 mins.)
Director: Henry Selick
“ There are too many Roald Dahl books turned into movies, but yes. This is another one that I've read and seen. ” - karink
 
39.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world. (102 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chbosky
 
40.
Pitch Perfect (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition. (112 mins.)
Director: Jason Moore
 
41.
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation. (87 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
 
42.
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. (122 mins.)
 
43.
The Romantics (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Seven close friends reunite for the wedding of two of their friends. Problems arise because the bride and the maid of honor have had a long rivalry over the groom. (95 mins.)
 
44.
Gone Girl (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent. (149 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
45.
The Hunger Games (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death. (142 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
 
46.
Gossip Girl (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York can hide no secret from the ruthless blogger who is always watching. (42 mins.)
 
47.
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine. (109 mins.)
Director: David Frankel