11 Books Behind Great War Movies

From non-fiction accounts to novels, books have inspired some of the greatest war films ever made.

books that inspired war films
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Enemy at the Gates

Enemy at the Gates

By William Craig

books that inspired war movies
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  • Joseph Fiennes and Jude Law in Enemy at the Gates

    Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures
From Here to Eternity

From Here to Eternity

By James Jones

books adapted to war movies
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  • Deborah Kerr and Burt Lancaster in From Here to Eternity

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Casualties of War

Casualties of War

By Daniel Lang

We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young

We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young

By Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway

books that were adapted to war movies
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  • Barry Pepper and Mel Gibson in We Were Soldiers

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Guadalcanal Diary

Guadalcanal Diary

By Richard Tregaskis

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

By Joseph Conrad

books adapted into war movies

American Sniper

By Chris Kyle

books adapted into war movies
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  • Jake McDorman and Bradley Cooper in American Sniper

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books that were adapted into war movies

All Quiet on the Western Front

By Erich Maria Remarque

Sophie's Choice

Sophie's Choice

By William Styron

Voyage of the Damned

Voyage of the Damned

By Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts

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The Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line

By James Jones