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Movies That Are Actually Book Adaptations (25 pics)

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Mrs. Doubtfire
Based on: Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine
Year published: 1987

101 Dalmatians

Based on: The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith

Year published: 1956

Father of the Bride

Based on: Father of the Bride by Edward Streeter

Year published: 1949

Terms of Endearment
Based on: Terms of Endearment by Larry McMurtry
Year published: 1975


Based on: Shrek! by William Steig

Year published: 1990

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Based on: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon by Wang Dulu

Year published: Between 1938–1942


Based on: Election by Tom Perrotta

Year published: 1998

Forrest Gump

Based on: Forrest Gump by Winston Groom

Year published: 1986

Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Based on: Fast Times at Ridgemont High: A True Story by Cameron Crowe
Year published: 1981

The Graduate

Based on: The Graduate by Charles Webb

Year published: 1963

Apollo 13

Based on: Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger

Year published: 1994

Based on: Drive by James Sallis
Year published: 2005
Based on: Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family by Nicholas Pileggi
Year published: 1986
Rambo: First Blood
Based on: First Blood by David Morrell
Year published: 1972
Die Hard
Based on: Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp
Year published: 1979
The Birds
Based on: “The Birds,” part of The Apple Tree collection by Daphne du Maurier
Year published: 1952
The French Connection
Based on:The French Connection: A True Account of Cops, Narcotics, and International Conspiracy by Robin Moore
Year published: 1969
Planet of the Apes
Based on: La Planète des Singes, known in English as Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle
Year published: 1963
Blade Runner
Based on: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
Year published: 1968
Field of Dreams
Based on: Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella.
Year published: 1982
Ordinary People
Based on: Ordinary People by Judith Guest
Year published: 1976
Based on: The Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith
Year published: 1983
The Brave Little Toaster
Based on: The Brave Little Toaster: A Bedtime Story for Small Appliances by Thomas M. Disch
Year published: 1980
FernGully: The Last Rainforest
Based on: FernGully by Diana Young
Year published: N/A, but the book was republished in 1992 to tie in with the film’s release.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Based on: Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary K. Wolf
Year published: 1981

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Comments (2):

TziQ 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Nice. Ty Izi !
Fenrisulven 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
I think some of the best movies are those who is based on stories from books or graphic novels.
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