Most Popular "Book Comes To Life" Titles
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1. Ruby Sparks (2012)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A novelist struggling with writer's block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence.
Votes: 89,310 | Gross: $2.54M
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Returned home to his long-estranged mother upon a request from her deathbed, a man raised by his parents in an orphanage has to confront the childhood memories that have long haunted him.
Votes: 3,120 | Gross: $0.23M
4. Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (1966)
80 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
"What if someone had an absurd dream and the visions ran out in the street?" a scientist asks Rose, a researcher who discovers a way to engender beneficial dreams (to produce contented, ... See full summary »
5. Rampo (1994)
R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery
Edogawa Rampo is a writer whose latest work is censored by the government, deemed too disturbing and injurious to the public to be allowed to be published. However, after burning his drafts... See full summary »
Votes: 520 | Gross: $0.31M
6. Have You Got Any Castles? (1938)
Approved | 7 min | Family, Musical, Animation
Another entry in the "books come alive" subgenre, with possibly more books coming alive than any other. We begin with some musical numbers, notably the various pages of Green Pastures all ... See full summary »
7. Sinbad: The Battle of the Dark Knights (1998)
Young Anthony and his grandfather read a magical book about their ancestor Sinbad and become participants in it. Sinbad and wizard Sage must stop evil wizard Bophisto and his minion Nimbus from obtaining the key to all knowledge.
9. I Like Mountain Music (I) (1933)
7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
The magazines and books in a drugstore come to life and sing the title song, among others. Some celebrities shown: Will Rogers, Sonja Henie, Kay Kyser; like most of this genre, there's an ... See full summary »
10. Sniffles and the Bookworm (1939)
Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Short
Literary characters come to life late at night in a bookshop, serenading Sniffles the mouse with swing music until the Frankenstein monster intrudes.
12. You're an Education (1938)
Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Musical
The brochures in a travel agency come to life. After a series of quick gags (flying fish in airplanes, a wave washing swimmers out to sea and back, etc). , there's a musical interlude ... See full summary »
13. The Bookworm Turns (1940)
9 min | Comedy, Animation, Short
Poe's Raven, not feeling well, goes in search of a doctor, and in a nearby book finds Dr. Jekyll. The doctor offers to transfer the bookworm's brain to the raven.
15. Good Little Monkeys (1935)
Approved | 8 min | Animation, Comedy, Short
The Devil comes out of Dante's Inferno, hoping to get the See No Evil, Speak No Evil and Hear No Evil monkeys to his side, but a bunch of literary characters come to the rescue of the monkeys.
16. Speaking of the Weather (1937)
Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
It's midnight at the bookstore and all the book and magazine characters are coming to life. When a bulldog from an adventure book uses a Boswell Sisters-like performance by girls in a ... See full summary »
19. Three's a Crowd (1932)
7 min | Animation, Family, Short
An old man is reading a book by the fire. The clock strikes 8, and he heads off to bed. From his book, Alice in Wonderland, out crawls Alice, who turns the radio to the title tune. This ... See full summary »
20. The Deadlines (2010)
90 min | Thriller
Travis Levon (Rickey Bird) is forced to finish a novel from famous author, Simon Woodburn (Robin Steffen) after he suddenly dies, in order to meet a deadline. Gavin Stone (James MacPherson)... See full summary »
21. A Coy Decoy (1941)
7 min | Family, Animation, Short
Characters on book covers come to life, including Porky and Daffy. The "Wolf of Wall Street" chases Daffy through "The Hurricane," "The Storm" and across "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" before expiring in "For Whom the Bell Tolls."