The 21 Best Movies Based On Books

Check out the cinematic classics that started out as novels.

Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins, in the movie based on the book
Buy Midnight Cowboy at Amazon

Midnight Cowboy

By James Leo Herlihy

one flew over the cuckoo's nest, one of the best movies based on a book

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest


To Kill a Mockingbird

By Harper Lee

Buy Twelve Years a Slave at Amazon

Twelve Years a Slave

By Solomon Northup

Buy Anna and the King of Siam at Amazon

Anna and the King of Siam

By Margaret Landon


The Fellowship of the Ring

By J.R.R. Tolkein

Buy The Color Purple at Amazon

The Color Purple

By Alice Walker

Buy Sophie's Choice at Amazon

Sophie's Choice

By William Styron

Buy Kramer vs. Kramer at Amazon

Kramer vs. Kramer

By Avery Corman


Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

By Philip K. Dick

Buy Mary Poppins at Amazon

Mary Poppins

By P. L. Travers

Buy Little Women at Amazon

Little Women

By Louisa May Alcott

Buy The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at Amazon

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

By L. Frank Baum


The Princess Bride

By William Goldman

Buy The Quiet American at Amazon

The Quiet American

By Graham Greene

Buy Wonder Boys at Amazon

Wonder Boys

By Michael Chabon

The Godfather Mario Puzo

The Godfather

By Mario Puzo

jurassic park

Jurassic Park

By Michael Crichton