April 12, 2024

5 Top Rated Movies Adapted from Books

best movies adaptation from books

One of the biggest delights for an avid reader is to watch a movie based on his favourite book. The movies adapted from books are undoubtedly a class apart from others. In most cases, filmmakers succeed in bringing the characters of a book alive on screen. On the other hand, some attempts do not satisfy a novel fanatic. This list is beneficial for all book readers who enjoy watching movies adapted from books. Accordingly, you can purchase a book and watch the respective film later and vice versa!


Provided that you are a fan of fiction and fantasy, The Lord of the Rings is a perfect masterpiece. One can agree that this trilogy is one of the best book adaptations of all time. The journey from book to film is carried out very smoothly. The Lord of the Rings movies are based on the fictional world written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Importantly, the films justify the work put up by Tolkien. 

In addition to its commercial success, the movies have also been critically acclaimed worldwide. The 3 movies were released in 3 consecutive years. The first movie subtitled as ‘The fellowship of the ring’ was released in 2001. Following the first movie was ‘The two towers’ and ‘The Return of the King’ in 2002 and 2003 respectively. 

You can expect stellar performances from the cast. Furthermore, the director and screenwriters have brought life to the beautiful novels. It is highly recommended that you read the books before watching the movies. It will simply blow your mind!

Movie director: Peter Jackson.

Book: The Lord of the Rings 

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien


The movie Schindler’s List released in the year 1993. Movie lovers should definitely watch this brilliant movie irrespective of its era. Furthermore, Liam Neeson has portrayed the character of the German Industrialist, Oskar Schindler. In addition to the terrific acting skills of Liam Neeson and other cast members, the original novel is indeed marvellous.

Schindler’s list is based on the book Schindler’s Ark written by the talented author Thomas Keneally. The story takes place in the era of Nazi Germany. Despite belonging to the Nazi party, Oskar tries to save the lives of his Jewish employees. The photography, acting performances and pace of this movie will definitely place it in your all-time favourite list.

Movie director: Steven Spielberg.


Book: Schindler’s Ark.

Author: Thomas Keneally


This thriller movie is based on the book by the same name. Fight Club is written by Chuck Palahniuk. The movie is clearly funny, crazy and filled with thrilling excitement. Amongst the various movies adapted from books, Fight Club takes the transition to the next level. The original novel or book was challenging to portray into a cinema.

Despite the challenge, Fight Club has been directed tremendously. Importantly, even the author of the book was highly impressed by the movie crew. Fight club is a thriller which follows the life of an insomniac portrayed by Edward Norton. He joins a support group to cope up with his problems. Eventually, he meets the beloved character of Tyler Durden portrayed by Brad Pitt. I feel the rest of the story is a crazy yet deep philosophical ride which can challenge your outlook towards life. 

Fight club was one of the most challenging book adaptations due to its stunning connection with the human brain and modern society. Despite the challenge, almost every actor has given outstanding performances. It is indeed a great combination of book to film transition. 

Movie director: David Fincher.

Movies Adapted from Books

Book: Fight Club

Author: Chuck Palahniuk   


This is one of the latest movies adapted from books. This movie released in 2014. It is a romantic tragedy film which directly reaches your heart. John Green is the author of the book. Basically, it is a novel of the journey between life and death. Firstly, it is a heart-wrenching book. You will definitely get immersed in the story. John Green has written a touching journey of two cancer patients which connect to the reader instantly.

The movie is one of the best book adaptations of modern era. The actors Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort have given one of the best performances in their respective acting careers. Along with romance, humour and emotions, you will clearly feel a different experience after watching the movie. Despite being a book adaptation, certain things are different in the movie. Hence, it is rather interesting to observe the similarities and differences of the novel and movie. Furthermore, there are some catchy songs in the movie. All in all, Fault in our Stars provides the viewer and of course the reader an ample emotional package.

Movie director: Josh Boone.

Adapted from Books

Book: Fault in our Stars

Author: John Green


Any book adaptations list will be incomplete without the inclusion of ‘The Godfather’. The 70s and subsequent years were ruled by this movie series. In human literature and arts, The Godfather is a top-rated novel. Mario Puzo, the author of this masterpiece assisted in the movie-making process too. Therefore, you can clearly notice the emphasis on quality and realistic adaptation of The Godfather.

The leading star of this movie is Marlon Brando. Furthermore, Al Pacino is another prominent actor in this movie. The story revolves around the lives of the Italian mafia. So, if you still haven’t watched this movie, do watch it as soon as possible. There are certain differences in the original novel and movie scenes. Despite the differences, the trilogy justifies novels of the same. 

Movie director: Francis Ford Coppola.

Movies Adapted from Books

Book: The Godfather.

Author: Mario Puzo   


The journey of a piece of literature from book to film is indeed noteworthy. For an author, it is an additional satisfaction to see a movie which displays the content of a book or novel. For movie lovers, book adaptations give a feeling of watching exceptional quality content. So, do watch these movies to experience the legacy of authors as well as the film crew.