10 Greatest Movies Based On Books

10 Greatest Movies Based On Books

Not all books can make a great movie, but here are some exceptions.


Books and movies go way back in time and its always magical to see your favourite characters come to live on screen. While not every movie that is recreated from novels live up to the fan’s expectations, movie-based books are a great way to connect and bond with friends and family who are not bookworm’s like you. Here are the 10 greatest movies of all time that are based on award winning and highly recommended books.


  1. To Kill a Mockingbird.

A Classic, it is based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Price-winning novel sharing the same name, To Kill a Mockingbird. A book way ahead of its time, the story is about Scout Finch, whose father is a lawyer defending a black person against fabricated rape charges. The movie sheds light on the world of racism and stereotyping.

Released in the year 1962, it is still considered to be one of the most thought-provoking movies of all time.

Watch the trailer here!


  1. Fight Club

“The first rule of the fight club is you do not talk about fight club”

A movie worth the hype, the Fight Club is one of the best movies to bond over with your boyfriend, brother, or father. A philosophical drama released in the year 1999, it is based on the novel Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. This movie is about a depressed man who meets a stranger on a business trip. Hitting it off, they decide to form a fight club where men can fight each other without any discernment to bring excitement into their life. This movie has perfectly captured the essence of male bonding.

Stream it now on Amazon Prime.


  1. The Devil Wears Prada.

This movie is a masterpiece. It’s a movie that captures the true essence of the characters played by the best actors in Hollywood. Written by Lauren Weisberger, this book revolves around the cut-through fashion industry and an aspiring assistant who lands her dream job.

Watch it on Foxtel Now


  1. The Godfather

“I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse”

This move should be on the non-refusal list. Considered as the best mafia movie of all time, it is a much watch/read for all generations. This trilogy is having all the components of a binge-watching/reading marathon. Sex, lies, murder, love, and loyalty, the story is about Don Vito Corleone guiding his sons through the family business of organised crime. The movie is big on offering life lessons for those philosophical ones.

Begin your weekend binge now! Watch it on Netflix


  1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower

A favourite of young adults, Stephen Chbosky’s  iconic story of the struggles of youngsters with difficult themes like drug use and broken friendships.

Watch it on Netflix


  1. The Notebook

The Notebook was written by American novelist Nicholas Sparks in 1996 and is at the top for one of the most classic rom coms of all time. A love story of the 1940s, this movie is about the everlasting love between Noah and Allie. Be sure to grab your favourite tub of ice-cream and lots of tissues as it’s impossible not to cry while watching this movie!

Watch it now on Netflix.


  1. Forrest Gump

A 1994 American comedy-drama, the story portrays several decades Gump’s life, a witty, tender-hearted man from Alabama who witnesses and influences various events in the 20th Century American History.  A heart-touching story, despite his low IQ, his personality is mature, full of wisdom.

Watch it now on Stan


  1. Schindler’s List

A must-see, this movie is for the strong-headed people. This movie is based on the novel Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally, this movie is a powerful portrait about World War II filled with emotions about death, grief, and terror. Based on a true story, the attention to detail makes it even difficult to watch.

Watch it on Foxtel Now


  1. Harry Potter

This movie/book series needs no introduction. A series that nestles you back to childhood and a reminder that good triumphs evil. It’s time to gather all the ‘Potterhead’s’ and binge-watch the series.


  1. Lord of the Rings

A cinematic triumph, this series introduces the world and mythology. Lord of the Rings is set in the fictional world of middle earth, the story is based on hobbit Frodo Baggins and Fellowship has they embark on the journey to destroy the One Ring, to destruct its maker. It’s a story that will keep you at the edge of your seat!


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