For most, movies are a great way to entertain and immerse yourself into another world. A large number of movies, however, are either completely or partly based off a book or novel that came first. For book lovers, they tend to err on the side of the book is better than it’s accompanying the movie. For movie lovers, it’s quite often the opposite. Either way, it’s hard to argue that a great book can inspire other great works of art that contribute to our culture and add to our robust history.
When you love a book, few things are more exciting (or more nerve-racking) than seeing it turned into a movie. While not every movie based on a book manages to live up to fans’ imaginations, the ones on this list are almost as good on the screen as they were on the page. Books made into movies also can be a great way to inspire kids who aren’t big readers to crack open a book they might otherwise have ignored. For more page-to-screen adaptations, be sure to check out our list of TV Shows Based on Books.