12 Notable Books That Inspired Memorable Adaptations

Sometimes the adaptation is just as exceptional as the book.

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Buy Wonder Boys at Amazon

Wonder Boys

By Michael Chabon

Buy Cheaper by the Dozen at Amazon

Cheaper by the Dozen

By Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

Buy Anna and the King of Siam at Amazon

Anna and the King of Siam

By Margaret Landon

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  • Still from The Color Purple (1985), via Warner Bros.

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Buy The Color Purple at Amazon

The Color Purple

By Alice Walker

Buy Kramer vs. Kramer at Amazon

Kramer vs. Kramer

By Avery Corman

Buy The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford at Amazon

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

By Ron Hansen

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  • Still from Sophie's Choice (1982), via Universal Pictures

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Buy Sophie's Choice at Amazon

Sophie's Choice

By William Styron

Buy Twelve Years a Slave at Amazon

Twelve Years a Slave

By Solomon Northup

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Casino Royale

By Ian Fleming

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Gone Girl

By Gillian Flynn

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No Country for Old Men

By Cormac McCarthy

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The Shining

By Stephen King