It should come as no surprise that so many great films are based on books. From romantic masterpieces like The Notebook to historical classics like Gone with the Wind, so many great literature adaptations are just waiting to be watched!
Sometimes, the film is even better than the book, while other times they struggle to capture the true essence of our favorite reads. But in our humble opinion, enjoying both the source material and the adaptation is worth the time, as they usually add to each other rather than subtract. And there’s no better example than our list of Academy Award-winning films that come straight off the pages! Or our collection of the books behind great war movies that are certified Hollywood classics.
There's sure to be a film adaptation out there you’ll enjoy, and one coming soon to a theater near you! Whether you’re looking for the best or worst adaptations, this is the place for you. You’ll find endless movie recommendations, books to add to your TBR list, and more in the lists below.
We love to hate these Jane Austen jerks.
By Cailey Hall
Dive into intriguing historical storytelling from a National Book Award-winner.
The musical remake sees Fantasia Barrino reprising her Broadway role.
Make room on your bookshelf for Britain's literary king.
By Orrin Grey
Give your e-reader the night off.
These thought-provoking reads reflect on the human impact of war.
By Kimmy Kelly
Read the best from the author of The Man Who Fell to Earth and The Queen’s Gambit.
The biography is the basis for a new Netflix documentary, streaming April 27.
We found your next favorite binge-watches.