Famous Novels On The Big Screen

Wiseguy, 1986. Film, Goodfellas,  released in 1990. (Credit: AP)
Goodfellas Wiseguy, 1986. Film, Goodfellas, released in 1990. (Credit: AP)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 1999. Film released in 2002. (Credit: AP)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 1999. Film released in 2002. (Credit: AP)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 2007. Film part 1 released in 2010. (Credit: AP)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 2007. Film part 1 released in 2010. (Credit: AP)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 2007. Film part 2 released in 2011. (Credit: AP)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 2007. Film part 2 released in 2011. (Credit: AP)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 2000. Film released in 2005. (Credit: AP)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 2000. Film released in 2005. (Credit: AP)
The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, 1949. . Film, The Sound of Music, released in 1959. (Credit: AP)
The Sound of Music The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, 1949. . Film, The Sound of Music, released in 1959. (Credit: AP)
Time Traveler's Wife, 2003. Film released in 2009. (Credit: AP)
Time Traveler's Wife Time Traveler's Wife, 2003. Film released in 2009. (Credit: AP)
To Kill A Mockingbird, 1960. Film released in 1962.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
To Kill A Mockingbird To Kill A Mockingbird, 1960. Film released in 1962. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
the shining 1977 1980
the shining 1977 1980
OBIT BANCROFT
OBIT BANCROFT
In this publicity still, actors Anne Bancroft, left, and Dustin Hoffman appear in a scene from the 1967 film "The Graduate." Bancroft, who won the 1962 best actress Oscar as the teacher of a young Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker" but achieved greater fame as the seductive Mrs. Robinson in "The Graduate," died Tuesday June 7, 2005. She was 73. (AP Photo)
My Dog Skip, 1995. Film released in 2000. (Credit: Getty Images)
My Dog Skip My Dog Skip, 1995. Film released in 2000. (Credit: Getty Images)
The Nanny Diaries, 2002. Film released in 2007. (Credit: AP)
The Nanny Diaries The Nanny Diaries, 2002. Film released in 2007. (Credit: AP)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon, 2006. Film released in 2009. (Credit: AP)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon The Twilight Saga: New Moon, 2006. Film released in 2009. (Credit: AP)
Nights in Rodanthe, 2002. Film released in 2008. (Credit: AP)
Nights in Rodanthe Nights in Rodanthe, 2002. Film released in 2008. (Credit: AP)
No Country For Old Men, 2005, Film released in 2007. (Credit: AP)
No Country For Old Men No Country For Old Men, 2005, Film released in 2007. (Credit: AP)
Q & A, 2005. Film, Slumdog Millionaire, released in 2008. (Credit: AP)
Slumdog Millionaire Q & A, 2005. Film, Slumdog Millionaire, released in 2008. (Credit: AP)
Stuart Little, 1945. Film released in 1999. (Credit: AP)
Stuart Little Stuart Little, 1945. Film released in 1999. (Credit: AP)
the godfather 1969 1972
the godfather 1969 1972
P.S. I Love You, 2004. Film released in 2007. (Credit: AP)
P.S. I Love You P.S. I Love You, 2004. Film released in 2007. (Credit: AP)
Little Red Riding Hood. First film released in 1922. Recent film, Red Riding Hood,  released in 2011. (Credit: AP)
Red Riding Hood Little Red Riding Hood. First film released in 1922. Recent film, Red Riding Hood, released in 2011. (Credit: AP)
Shrek!, 1990. Film released in 2001. (Credit: AP)
Shrek Shrek!, 1990. Film released in 2001. (Credit: AP)
Shutter Island, 2003. Film released in 2010. (Credit: AP)
Shutter Island Shutter Island, 2003. Film released in 2010. (Credit: AP)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 1999. Film released in 2004. (Credit: AP)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban1999 2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 1999. Film released in 2004. (Credit: AP)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, 1997. Film released in 2001. (Credit: AP)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, 1997. Film released in 2001. (Credit: AP)
Marley & Me, 2005. Film released in 2008. (Credit: AP)
Marley & Me Marley & Me, 2005. Film released in 2008. (Credit: AP)
Mary Poppins, 1934. Film released in 1964. (Credit: AP)
Mary Poppins Mary Poppins, 1934. Film released in 1964. (Credit: AP)
Memoirs of a Geisha, 1997. Film released in 2005. (Credit: Getty Images)
Memoirs of a Geisha Memoirs of a Geisha, 1997. Film released in 2005. (Credit: Getty Images)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2005. Film released in 2009. (Credit: AP)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The cover of the highly anticipated Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling's sixth Harry Potter book published in the U.S. by Scholastic, under the Arthur A. Levine Books imprint, due in stores on July 16, 2005. Once again the cover art is created by Mary GrandPrŽ, the illustrator of all five previous U.S. editions of the Harry Potter books. (PRNewsFoto) NOTE TO EDITORS: We ask that you please use this image in its entirety.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2005. Film released in 2009. (Credit: AP)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, First film released in 1966. Recent film released in 2000(Credit: AP)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, First film released in 1966. Recent film released in 2000(Credit: AP)
I Am Legend, 1954. Film released in 2007. (Credit: AP)
I Am Legend I Am Legend, 1954. Film released in 2007. (Credit: AP)
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 1954. Film released in 2001. (Credit: AP)
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 1954. Film released in 2001. (Credit: AP)
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 1955. Film released in 2003. (Credit: AP)
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 1955. Film released in 2003. (Credit: AP)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 1922. Film released in 2008. (Credit: AP)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 1922 2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 1922. Film released in 2008. (Credit: AP)
The Da Vinci Code, 2003. Film released in 2006. (Credit: AP)
The Da Vinci Code The Da Vinci Code, 2003. Film released in 2006. (Credit: AP)
Eat, Pray, Love, 2006. Film released in 2010. (Credit: AP)
Eat, Pray, Love Eat, Pray, Love, 2006. Film released in 2010. (Credit: AP)
Eclipse, 2007. Film released in 2010. (Credit: AP)
Eclipse Eclipse, 2007. Film released in 2010. (Credit: AP)
Flags of Our Fathers, 2000. Film released in 2006. (Credit: AP)
Flags of Our Fathers Flags of Our Fathers, 2000. Film released in 2006. (Credit: AP)
Freaky Friday, 1972. First film released in 1976. Recent film released in 2003. (Credit: AP)
Freaky Friday Freaky Friday, 1972. First film released in 1976. Recent film released in 2003. (Credit: AP)
Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo, 1983. Film, Frida, released in 2002. (Credit: Getty Images)
Frida Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo, 1983. Film, Frida, released in 2002. (Credit: Getty Images)
Coraline, 2002. Film released in 2009. (Credit: AP)
Coraline Coraline, 2002. Film released in 2009. (Credit: AP)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, 1952.Film released in 2010. (Credit: AP)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, 1952.Film released in 2010. (Credit: AP)
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, 1978. Film released in 2009. (Credit: AP)
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, 1978. Film released in 2009. (Credit: AP)
Confessions of a Shopaholic, 2000. Film released in 2009. (Credit: AP)
Confessions of a Shopaholic Confessions of a Shopaholic, 2000. Film released in 2009. (Credit: AP)
Brokeback Mountain, 1997. Film released in 2005. (Credit: AP)
Brokeback Mountain Brokeback Mountain, 1997. Film released in 2005. (Credit: AP)
Charlotte's Web, 1952. First film released in 1973. Recent film released in 2006. (Credit: AP)
Charlotte's Web Charlotte's Web, 1952. First film released in 1973. Recent film released in 2006. (Credit: AP)
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, 1951. Film released in 2008. (Credit: AP)
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, 1951. Film released in 2008. (Credit: AP)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, 1950. Film released in 2005. (Credit: AP)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, 1950. Film released in 2005. (Credit: AP)
A Christmas Carol, 1843. First film released in 1938. Recent film released in 2009. (Credit: AP)
A Christmas Carol 1843 2009 A Christmas Carol, 1843. First film released in 1938. Recent film released in 2009. (Credit: AP)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1865. First film, Alice in Wonderland, released in 1903. Recent film released in 2010. (Credit: AP)
Alice in Wonderland
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1865. First film, Alice in Wonderland, released in 1903. Recent film released in 2010. (Credit: AP)
Angels and Demons, 2000. Film released in 2009. (Credit: AP)
Angels and Demons Angels and Demons, 2000. Film released in 2009. (Credit: AP)
Atonement, 2001. Film released in 2007. (Credit: AP)
Atonement Atonement, 2001. Film released in 2007. (Credit: AP)
Bambi, a Life in the Woods, 1923. Film, Bambi, released in 1942. (Credit: AP)
Bambi Bambi, a Life in the Woods, 1923. Film, Bambi, released in 1942. (Credit: AP)
Bridget Jones's Diary, 1996. Film released in 2001. (Credit: AP)
Bridget Jones's Diary Bridget Jones's Diary, 1996. Film released in 2001. (Credit: AP)
The Golden Compass, 1995. Film released in 2007. (Credit: AP)
The Golden Compass 1995 2007 The Golden Compass, 1995. Film released in 2007. (Credit: AP)
Gone With the Wind, 1936. Film released in 1939. (Credit: AP)
Gone With the Wind Gone With the Wind, 1936. Film released in 1939. (Credit: AP)
True Grit, 1968. First film released in 1969. Recent film released in 2010. (Credit: AP)
True Grit True Grit, 1968. First film released in 1969. Recent film released in 2010. (Credit: AP)
Twilight, 2005. Film released in 2008. (Credit: AP)
Twilight Twilight, 2005. Film released in 2008. (Credit: AP)
Where the Wild Things Are, 1963. Film released in 2009. (Credit: AP)
Where the Wild Things Are Where the Wild Things Are, 1963. Film released in 2009. (Credit: AP)

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One Comment

  1. Bill Spaniel says:

    This list is absurd. “The Sound of Music” is not based on a novel. It fictionalizes a true story. And “Little Red Riding Hood” a novel? Come on! “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is a poem, not a novel. Someone who is not a literature major must have put this list together.

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  2. Rudy Bernal says:

    I super agree with Bill.

  3. Lisa says:

    “Goodfellas” isn’t a novel, it’s a non-fiction book. Who put this thing together??

    1. Lisa says:

      ETA: “Goodfellas” is based on the non-fiction book “Wiseguy” by Nicholas Pileggi. Whoever made this list got the title of the book right but it isn’t a novel.

  4. Richard says:

    In addition to the above, it should be noted that children’s books and short stories are a long way from being novels.

    Another note: just because a novel is made into a movie does not make it “famous”. How many people knew that True Grit was a novel? I’m surprised that a couple of novels didn’t make your list such as Forrest Gump and the Color Purple.

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