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BCPL's Favorite Book to Movie Adaptations

The African Queen The African Queen (1951)
Based on
The African Queen by C.S. Forester
Blu-ray or DVD
All Quiet on the Western Front All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
Based on
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
DVD
Anne of Green Gables Anne of Green Gables (1985)
Based on Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery
DVD
Apocalypse Now Apocalypse Now (1979)
Based loosely on Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Blu-ray or DVD
Big Fish Big Fish (2003)
Based on Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions by Daniel Wallace
DVD
Bleak House Bleak House (2005)
Based on Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Blu-ray
The Bridge on the River Kwai The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Based on the novel The Bridge Over the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle
Blu-ray
Bridget Jones's Diary Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Based on Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
DVD
Charlotte's Web Charlotte's Web (1973)
Based on Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
DVD
A Christmas Story A Christmas Story (1983)
Based on stories from In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd
DVD
Clueless Clueless (1995)
Based on Emma by Jane Austen
DVD
Count of Monte Cristo The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
Based on The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
DVD
Doctor Zhivago Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Based on Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
Blu-ray or DVD
Eddie and the Cruisers Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)
Based on Eddie and the Cruisers by P.F. Kluge
DVD
Elegy Elegy (2008)
Based on The Dying Animal by Philip Roth
DVD
Emma Emma (1996)
Based on Emma by Jane Austen
DVD
Fight Club Fight Club (1999)
Based on Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Blu-ray
Forrest Gump Forrest Gump (1994)
Based on Forrest Gump by Winston Groom
Blu-ray or DVD
Fried Green Tomatoes Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Based on Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
DVD
The Godfather The Godfather (1972)
Based on The Godfather by Mario Puzo
Blu-ray or DVD
Gone with the Wind Gone With the Wind (1939)
Based on Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Blu-ray or DVD
The Green Mile The Green Mile (1999)
Based on The Green Mile by Stephen King
DVD
Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)   
Based on Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Blu-ray or DVD
The Help The Help (2011)
Based on The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Blu-ray or DVD
Holes Holes (2003)
Based on Holes by Louis Sachar
DVD
The Importance of Being Earnest The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
Based on the play The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
DVD
Interview With the Vampire Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Based on Interview with the Vampire by Ann Rice
DVD
Iron Giant The Iron Giant (1999)
Based on
The Iron Man aka The Iron Giant by Ted Hughes
DVD
Jaws Jaws (1975)
Based on Jaws by Peter Benchley
DVD
Like Water for Chocolate (1993)
Based on Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
DVD
Lord of the Rings Lord of the Rings series (2001–2003)
Based on the books by J.R.R. Tolkein
Blu-ray or DVD
Manchurian Candidate The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Based on The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon
DVD
Much Ado About Nothing Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Based on the play "Much Ado About Nothing" by William Shakespeare
DVD
Mystic River Mystic River (2003)
Based on Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
Blu-ray or DVD
The Neverending Story The NeverEnding Story (1984)
Based on The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
DVD
O Brother Where Art Thou O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Based on Homer's The Odyssey
DVD
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Based on One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
DVD
The Outsiders The Outsiders (1983)
Based on The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
DVD
Possession Possession (2002)
Based on Possession by A.S. Byatt
DVD
Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice (1995 miniseries)
Based on Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
DVD
The Princess Bride The Princess Bride (1987)
Based on The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Blu-ray
The Quiet American The Quiet American (2002)
Based on The Quiet American by Graham Greene
DVD
The Road The Road (2009)
Based on The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Blu-ray or DVD
Shawshank Redemption The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Based on the short story "Rita Hayworth and the  Shawshank Redemption" by Stephen King. Included in Different Seasons.
Blu-ray or DVD
The Shining The Shining (1980)
Based on The Shining by Stephen King
Blu-ray
Silence of the Lambs The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Based on The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
Blu-ray or DVD
Stardust Stardust (2007)
Based on Stardust by Neil Gaiman
DVD
Stand by Me Stand by Me (1986)
Based on the short story "The Body" by Stephen King. Included in Different Seasons.
Blu-ray
To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Based on To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
DVD
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
DVD
Winter's Bone Winter's Bone (2010)
Based on Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell
Blu-ray or DVD


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