Top Movies Based on Booksby hiddenagenda1 | created - 16 Mar 2011 | updated - 10 Feb 2012 | Public
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1. Alice in Wonderland (1985 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 187 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Alice is in Looking Glass Land, where she meets many Looking Glass creatures and attempts to avoid the Jabberwocky, a monster that appears due to her being afraid.
2. The Descendants (2011)
R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama
A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.
Votes: 222,445 | Gross: $82.58M
3. The Prince and the Surfer (1999)
PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
The classic Twain story "The Prince and the Pauper" gets a modern slant when Prince Edward of Gelfland switches places with southern California surfer Cash Canty. Both discover a new world ... See full summary »
4. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well.
Votes: 348,471 | Gross: $2.08M
5. Hook (1991)
PG | 142 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.
Votes: 211,681 | Gross: $119.65M
6. Jumanji (1995)
PG | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
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.
Votes: 265,583 | Gross: $100.48M
7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
PG | 152 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
An orphaned boy enrolls in a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world.
Votes: 562,462 | Gross: $317.58M
8. Peter Pan (1960 TV Movie)
100 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
In this magical tale about the boy who refuses to grow up, Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of Wendy, Michael, and John Darling.
9. Pinocchio (1976 TV Movie)
73 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical
A television musical adaptation of Carlo Collodi's popular fairy tale.
10. Simon Birch (1998)
PG | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A young boy with stunted growth is convinced that God has a great purpose for him.
Votes: 19,699 | Gross: $18.25M
11. One Missed Call 2 (2005)
R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery
A Japanese restaurant cook/owner dies after answering his daughter's cellphone. Other people are getting strange, same ringtone calls as well and dying painfully. It happened in Taiwan as well. Can the police stop it if it's a ghost?
12. The Phantom of the Opera (1989)
R | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Music
A young soprano becomes the obsession of a horribly disfigured composer, who has plans for those who oppose him or the young singer.
Votes: 3,373 | Gross: $3.95M
13. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
14. One Missed Call (2003)
R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery
People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, foretelling their deaths.
15. Ringu 2 (1999)
Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Reiko takes Yoichi into hiding when her son begins to display frightening powers. Meanwhile, Mai Takano and the authorities begin a desperate search for them, as the mysterious Ring curse spreads...
16. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical
A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.
Votes: 158,816 | Gross: $4.00M
17. Ringu 0 (2000)
Not Rated | 99 min | Horror, Thriller
In this prequel to Ring, a young Sadako becomes an actress in hopes of escaping her troubled past. But strange visions and terrifying powers begin to manifest...
18. Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
PG | 95 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
In a small American town, a diabolical circus and its demonic proprietor prey on the townsfolk.
Votes: 7,539 | Gross: $8.40M
19. Peter Pan (2003)
PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 61,005 | Gross: $48.46M
20. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972)
G | 95 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Alice (Fiona Fullerton) falls down a rabbit hole and into a magical dream world populated by surreal characters and bewildering adventures. It's a journey of self-discovery for Alice as she... See full summary »
21. Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Chief Brody's widow believes that her family is deliberately being targeted by another shark in search of revenge.
Votes: 36,767 | Gross: $20.76M
22. Batman Returns (1992)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy
When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda.
Votes: 250,135 | Gross: $162.83M
23. Paranoiac (1963)
Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Loosely based on Josephine Tey's "Brat Farrar;" a man long believed dead returns to the family estate to claim his inheritance.
24. The Silver Chair (1990– )
Unrated | 30 min | Fantasy, Family, Adventure
Eustace, along with a new companion named Jill Pole, is brought back to Narnia. The pair are told by Aslan they must search for King Caspian's missing son, Prince Rilian.
25. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
G | 144 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land.
26. Nanny McPhee (2005)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A governess uses magic to rein in the behavior of seven ne'er-do-well children in her charge.
Votes: 60,873 | Gross: $47.14M
27. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (I) (1923)
Passed | 133 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
In fifteenth century Paris, the brother of the archdeacon plots with the gypsy king to foment a peasant revolt. Meanwhile, a freakish hunchback falls in love with the gypsy queen.
Votes: 4,227 | Gross: $2.22M
28. King Kong (2005)
PG-13 | 187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.
Votes: 363,095 | Gross: $218.08M
29. The Phantom of the Opera (1962)
Unrated | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Music
Terror strikes the London Opera House as a new opera is disrupted by the actions of a deformed specter of the show's past who has an obsession with one of the production's chorus girl.
30. Freaks (1932)
Not Rated | 64 min | Drama, Horror
A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.
31. Alice Through the Looking Glass (1966 TV Movie)
Unrated | 72 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical
A made-for-television musical following the further adventures of Alice in Wonderland. This time, she's transported to a magical world through a large looking glass with the help of a ... See full summary »
32. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.
33. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
PG-13 | 157 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A young wizard finds himself competing in a hazardous tournament between rival schools of magic, but he is distracted by recurring nightmares.
Votes: 481,984 | Gross: $290.01M
34. Firestarter (1984)
R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A couple who participated in a potent medical experiment gain telekinetic ability and then have a child who is pyrokinetic.
Votes: 26,662 | Gross: $15.10M
35. The Little Vampire (2000)
PG | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A lonely American boy living in Scotland makes a new best friend, a fellow nine year-old who happens to be a vampire.
Votes: 8,739 | Gross: $13.56M
36. Twitches (2005 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Two teen witches who were separated at birth and were adopted by two different families meet on their 21st birthday and must use their powers to save the world in which they were born, where their birth mother still lives.
37. Twitches Too (2007 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 83 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
After using their powers to battle the forces of darkness, the sisters settle down to lead normal lives. However, the discovery that their biological father may not be dead, but residing in New York, causes confusion for the pair.
38. The Dark Knight (2008)
PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham. The Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.
Votes: 2,031,821 | Gross: $534.86M
PG | 143 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 336,439 | Gross: $291.71M
40. Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
PG | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
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.
Votes: 130,153 | Gross: $82.27M
41. Dark Water (2005)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A mother and daughter, still wounded from a bitter custody dispute, hole up in a run-down apartment building. Adding further drama to their plight, they are targeted by the ghost of former resident.
Votes: 56,588 | Gross: $25.47M
42. Misery (1990)
R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.
Votes: 162,027 | Gross: $61.28M
43. Batman Begins (2005)
PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption.
Votes: 1,177,328 | Gross: $206.85M
44. The Stepford Wives (1975)
PG | 115 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents.
Votes: 14,482 | Gross: $8.72M
45. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
R | 133 min | Drama
A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.
Votes: 819,644 | Gross: $112.00M
46. The Mermaid Chair (2006 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 89 min | Drama, Romance
A married woman (Basinger) falls in love with a Benedictine monk.
47. Dreamcatcher (2003)
R | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Friends on a camping trip discover that the town they're vacationing in is being plagued in an unusual fashion by parasitic aliens from outer space.
Votes: 84,137 | Gross: $33.72M
48. The Hunt for Red October (1990)
PG | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller