Book Adaptations: Childrens

A list of films that are adaptations of Childrens books, released from 2000 onwards.
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1.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)
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Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he's forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids. (95 mins.)
 
2.
Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
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The life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins, and as he transforms his apartment into a winter wonderland, his professional side starts to unravel. (94 mins.)
Director: Mark Waters
 
3.
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
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Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror. (108 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
4.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
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The Pevensie siblings return to Narnia, where they are enlisted to once again help ward off an evil king and restore the rightful heir to the land's throne, Prince Caspian. (150 mins.)
Director: Andrew Adamson
 
5.
Flipped (2010)
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Two eighth-graders start to have feelings for each other despite being total opposites. (90 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
6.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)
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Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world. (113 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
7.
Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
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Yearning for escape and adventure, a young boy runs away from home and sails to an island filled with creatures that take him in as their king. (101 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
 
8.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
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A local scientist is often regarded as a failure until he invents a machine that can make food fall from the sky. But little does he know, that things are about to take a turn for the worst. (90 mins.)
 
9.
Coraline (2009)
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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
 
10.
The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
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Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures. (96 mins.)
Director: Mark Waters
 
11.
Inkheart (2008)
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A young girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook's hero. (106 mins.)
Director: Iain Softley
 
12.
City of Ember (2008)
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For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing ... and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. (90 mins.)
Director: Gil Kenan
 
13.
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
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A preteen's life turns upside down when he befriends the new girl in school and they imagine a whole new fantasy world to escape reality. (96 mins.)
Director: Gabor Csupo
 
14.
The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007)
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A boy's life is turned upside down when he learns that he is the last of a group of immortal warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the dark. (99 mins.)
 
15.
The Golden Compass (2007)
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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
 
16.
Charlotte's Web (2006)
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Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen. (97 mins.)
Director: Gary Winick
 
17.
Oliver Twist (2005)
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An adaptation of the classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master. (130 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
18.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
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A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker. (115 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
19.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
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Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion. (143 mins.)
Director: Andrew Adamson
 
20.
Ella Enchanted (2004)
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Ella is under a spell to be constantly obedient, a fact she must hide from her new step-family in order to protect the prince of the land, her friend for whom she's falling. (96 mins.)
Director: Tommy O'Haver
 
21.
The Polar Express (2004)
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A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. (100 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
22.
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
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When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle. (119 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
23.
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
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When a massive fire kills their parents, three children are delivered to the custody of cousin and stage actor Count Olaf, who is secretly plotting to steal their parents' vast fortune. (108 mins.)
Director: Brad Silberling
 
24.
The Cat in the Hat (2003)
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Two bored children have their lives turned upside down when a talking cat comes to visit them. (82 mins.)
Director: Bo Welch
 
25.
Holes (2003)
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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
 
26.
Tuck Everlasting (2002)
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A young woman meets and falls in love with a young man who is part of a family of immortals. (90 mins.)
Director: Jay Russell
 
27.
The Princess Diaries (2001)
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Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her 16th year. (111 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
 
28.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
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On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans on ruining the Christmas holiday for all of the citizens of the town. (104 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
29.
Night at the Museum (2006)
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A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc. (108 mins.)
Director: Shawn Levy
 
30.
Shrek (2001)
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After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, Shrek agrees to rescue Princess Fiona for a villainous lord in order to get his land back. (90 mins.)
 
31.
The Lorax (2012)
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A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. (86 mins.)
 
32.
Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
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Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists. (86 mins.)
 
33.
Stuart Little (1999)
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The Little family adopt a charming young mouse named Stuart, but the family cat wants rid of him. (84 mins.)
Director: Rob Minkoff
 
34.
Rise of the Guardians (2012)
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When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world. (97 mins.)
Director: Peter Ramsey
 
35.
Epic (2013)
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A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group of characters in order to save their world -- and ours. (102 mins.)
Director: Chris Wedge
 
36.
Jumanji (1995)
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When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game. (104 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
 
37.
Hugo (2011)
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In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. (126 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
38.
Hotel for Dogs (2009)
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Two kids secretly take in stray dogs at a vacant hotel. (100 mins.)
 
39.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)
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The adventures of a teenager who is fresh out and in elementary, where he has to learn the consequences and responsibility to survive the year. (94 mins.)
 
40.
Curious George (2006)
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The Man in the Yellow Hat is an oddball museum employee who looks after his pet monkey - an inquisitive and wonderful creature whose enthusiasm often gets the best of him. (86 mins.)
 
41.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
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Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. However, he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother and sister - who all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. (81 mins.)
Director: Miguel Arteta
 
42.
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
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A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed. (98 mins.)
 
43.
The Tale of Despereaux (2008)
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When you are so small, even for a mouse, the world can be a dangerous place, but when your heart is brave, nothing can stand against your dreams. (93 mins.)
 
44.
Peter Pan (2003)
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The Darling family children receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Never Land where an ongoing war with the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place. (113 mins.)
Director: P.J. Hogan
 
45.
Nim's Island (2008)
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A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading. (96 mins.)
 
46.
The Water Horse (2007)
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A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend. (112 mins.)
Director: Jay Russell
 
47.
The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
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On his ninth birthday a boy receives many presents. Two of them first seem to be less important: an... (96 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
 
48.
My Dog Skip (2000)
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A shy boy grows up in 1940s Mississippi with the help of his beloved dog, Skip. (95 mins.)
Director: Jay Russell
 
49.
Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)
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A mischievous dog befriends a lonely young girl in a new town and helps her make new friends. (106 mins.)
Director: Wayne Wang
 
50.
Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)
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Two young brothers are drawn into an intergalactic adventure when their house is hurled through the depths of space by the magical board game they are playing. (101 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
 
51.
Ramona and Beezus (2010)
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An adventurous young girl uses her imagination to escape her reality, that is quickly spinning out of reach. (103 mins.)
Director: Elizabeth Allen
 
52.
Nancy Drew (2007)
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Teen detective Nancy Drew accompanies her father on a business trip to Los Angeles, where she happens upon clues to a murder mystery involving a movie star. (99 mins.)
Director: Andrew Fleming
 
53.
The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
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The Clock family are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family's residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered. (94 mins.)
 
54.
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011)
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Third grader Judy Moody sets out to have the most thrilling summer of her life. (91 mins.)
Director: John Schultz
 
55.
How to Eat Fried Worms (2006)
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During the first day of his new school year, a fifth grade boy squares off against a bully and winds up accepting a dare that could change the balance of power within the class. (98 mins.)
Director: Bob Dolman
 
56.
Hoot (2006)
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A young man (Lerman) moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls. (91 mins.)
Director: Wil Shriner
 
57.
A Monster Calls (2016)
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A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mother's terminal illness. (108 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bayona