Great Movies Based on Books

Turning a book into a movie is something that directors love to do. There have been countless great movie adaptations of books over the years but the following are some of my more recent favorites. What are your favorite movies based on books?

1. Twilight Saga (2008-2012)–These books are based on the series by Stephenie Meyer tell the story of an ordinary girl who falls in love with a boy that is a vampire. The movies vividly depict their budding relationship and are full of action that will keep viewers glued to the screen. The movies sparked a real-life romance between the stars, Robert Pattinson and Kristin Stewart.

2. Harry Potter (2001-2010)–These movies are based on the popular series by JK Rowling are about Harry Potter, an orphaned boy left on the doorstep of his aunt and uncle, who discovers that he is a wizard at the age of 11. He then gets to attend the prestigious Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and find out more about the world that he has been thrust into. Filled with drama, friendship, and even some romance, these movies are also filled with thrilling special effects. These movies are long but are compelling, certainly worth watching even if you haven’t read the books.

3. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)–This movie is  based upon the novel by Lauren Weisberger  about an intern who is faced with an awful boss at a fashion magazine. She must deal with her boss’s constant demands while trying to manage her personal life at the same time. The movie is filled with humor, romance, drama, and great fashion; so if you enjoy all of that, you will love this movie.

4. Water for Elephants (2011)–This movie is  based on the best-selling novel by Sara Gruen about a vet student who leaves school after his parents die in a car accident. He travels aboard a circus train and helps with the elephants. Upon the way, he falls for the wife of the owner of the circus who performs on the elephants and also does acrobatic tricks. This is a movie that is great for those who enjoy romance and drama and want to see how the two costars, Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon, interact.

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