Before discussing the top ten best book to film adaptations, we have to think more about why those books have adapted into a movie. Of course, there will be a reason behind it. There is a negative assumption that a book is adapting into a movie. The main reason is that it won’t do justice to the book. It is impossible to take every moment from the book into a film. There will be a story Behind every unsuccessful movie, and the directors have the enough capabilities to do such a brilliant work without making any mistakes. People like these directors just because of their job will bring the people into another world. There are many outstanding books to film adaptations and it is different from other books regarding story and style of presentation, this story will be more enjoyable when it brought into a film. Here is a list of top ten best Book to Film Adaptations.
10. The Shining (1980)
The Shining was a British-American Psychological horror film in 1980. The film is produced and directed by Stanely Kubrick and co-written with novelist Diane Johnson. The film is based on the book ‘The Shining’ by Stephen King. Jack Nicholson, Shelly Duvall, Scatman Crothers are the actors of this film. The main point is that Stephen King’s work always influences people all over the world. The Shining is a horror novel which was published in 1977. It will give you nightmares when you are thinking about yourself alone in a huge empty building. The novel gained more attention from the public through the film. Without any doubt, we can say that it is one of the greatest books to film adaptations.
9. Forrest Gump (1994)
Forrest Gump is an American epic romantic-comedy drama film was released in 1994. The film is based on the novel of the same name. The novel was written by Winston Groom in 1986. The film directed by Robert Zemeckis and acted starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise. The novel is a rare piece, and it gained attention from the public due to its innocence. The hero Tom Hanks has gained from the people through a melting character known as Forrest Gump. He is also known as “The Good Guy.” The film portrays issues of that time and covered everything through the movie. The movie also shows the human emotions.
8. No Country for Old Men (2007)
No Country for Old Men is an American Neo-Western thriller movie and was released in 2007. The film was written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin are the actors of this film. The film No Country for Old Men is based on a novel of the same name by Cormac Mccarthy. He created a monster named Chigurh in this novel which happens to give a choice between life and death to his victims by tossing a coin. Capitol Bolt Pistol is the tool he used for killing the victims and the scene is just like the monster was killing the people as if taking a morning walk with no hurry. We can enjoy lots of moments while watching this extraordinary movie.
7. Gone Girl (2014)
Gone Girl is an American psychological thriller film was released in 2014. The film directed by David Fincher and starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris. The film is based on a novel of the same title by Gillian Flynn in 2012. The starting of the film is a mystery and throughout the story, we can see that the mystery follows the rest of the events. The movie is different from another movie due to its features, in the world history of Hollywood, there has never been a movie which made a man scared of a woman. Rosamund Pike is known as one of the best actresses in the world. The movie is about a woman revenge.
6. World War Z (2013)
World War is an American apocalyptic action horror movie was released in 2013. The directed by Marc Forster and starring Brad Pitt, Mireille, James Badge Dale and the film is based on a novel of the same title by Max Brooks in 2006. The main hero named Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane is a investigator who used to travel the world to find a way to stop a Zombie Pandemic. World War Z is one of the most unforgettable books to film adaptations of all time. The film has a fantastic mixing of horror, suspense, and action all together with spectacular shots.
5. Shutters Island (2010)
Shutters Island is an American neo-noir psychological thriller film was released in 2010. The film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo Dicaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley. The film is based on the novel of the same title by Dennis Lehane in 2003. The novel has gained worldwide attention and one of the bestselling novels of that time. The film showing a best director-actor combination. The film will bring you another world which is difficult to understand.
4. Revolutionary Road (2008)
Revolutionary Road is a British-American drama movie based on 1961 novel of the same name by Richard Yates. The film directed by Sam Mendes and was released in 2008. Leonardo Dicaprio, Kate Winslet, Michael Shannon are the actors of this film. The movie will bring you down because it has many hearts touching events. The film is all about love. No other movie has been so bold that has questioned the role of a husband and a wife and the sanctity of marriage.
3. Into The Wild (2007)
Into The Wild is an American biographical drama survival film written and directed by Sean Penn. The film was released in 2007 and starring Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt. The film is based on the 1996 novel of the same title by Jon Krakauer. Jon Krakauer wrote a true story based on Christopher McCandless unfortunate adventure. The director also shows the spirit of the character of McCandless and his quest. The movie involves many elements.The movie including tragic, authentic, sincere things.
2. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2013)
The Perks of Being A Wallflower is an A American coming of age, comedy drama film. The film is based on a novel of the same title by Stephen Chbosky and which is based on the story of a shy teen named Charlie. The film was released on 2013 starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller. The film is going like river but involves many barriers. The film shows taboo topics such as homosexuality, drug abuse, and death. The film the holds second position among the list of outstanding book to film adaptations.
1. Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Shawshank Redemption is a American drama film was released in 1994. The film written and directed by Frank Darabont and starring Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton. The film is based on the novel of the same title by Stephen King. The movie became one of the best movies of that time. The cinematography was grand and expressive especially with the narration from the legendary voice of Morgan Freeman and the hauntingly beautiful background music of Thomas Newman. The movie is talking about injustice, patience and hope.