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.
“Trifles make the sum of life."
Support local theaters and the antique book business from the comfort of your own home.
Check out Anne Hathaway and Willem Dafoe in the explosive trailer.
Read an excerpt from Jack London's classic adventure novel.
Sometimes, the movie can be as good as the book.
Sometimes the adaptation is just as exceptional as the book.
Nancy may have upgraded to a cellphone and a skateboard, but she’s still the plucky heroine of your childhood.
Watch the trailer for the adaptation of Maria Semple’s delightful novel about a missing mother and the daughter who vows to find her.
The iconic author's fourth (and favorite) novel is getting a limited series adaptation.
The beloved author is ready for her work to go from page to screen.
He's bewitched us, body and soul—on the page and on the screen.
Acclaimed screenwriter Andrew Davies, who also wrote the 1995 Pride and Prejudice miniseries, will be adapting the novel for the small screen.
The adaptation of the bestselling novel will be released on August 10th.