The Best Movies Based on Books of All Time (part 1)

The Best Movies Based on Books of All Time (part 1)

Movies are inspired from many places such as songs, games, true stories, and more. But books remain the foremost frequently visited well for cinematic inspiration. Of the many movies based on books, here are the ten best.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Based on: Stephen King’s 1992 novel Rita Hayworth and therefore the Shawshank Redemption.

Back cover blurb: Andy Dufresne (by Tim Robbins) is convicted of the murder of his wife and her lover but he claims he is innocent. The movie follows Andy when he attempts to survive cruel Shawshank State Penitentiary. He’s helped by fellow prisoner, Red (by Morgan Freeman) in an Oscar-nominated performance.

Key difference: In the book, Red is a white Irish man but in the movie, Freeman’s character jokes that he’s Irish.

Harry Potter and therefore the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Based on: The third book in J.K. Rowling’s widely known Harry Potter series.

Back cover blurb: Harry Potter (by Daniel Radcliffe) spends his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry on tracking the mysterious story of Sirius Black (by Gary Oldman), a prisoner in Azkaban and an ally of He Who Must Not Be Named.

Key difference: The Marauders and therefore the ir map play an enormous role in both the book and the movie, but their backstory and therefore the ways in which the map is employed differ slightly on-screen.

Gone Girl (2014)

Based on: Gillian Flynn’s 2012 beach read classic.

Back cover blurb: Amy Dunne (by Rosamund Pike), who features a seemingly perfect suburban life and therefore the seemingly perfect childhood – as illustrated during a successful line of books written by her parents – suddenly disappears and every one eyes are on her shady husband Nick (by Ben Affleck).

Key difference: Though they still author the Amazing Amy books within the film, Amy’s parents play a way smaller role in David Fincher’s film. Nick’s dad, who also plays an enormous role within the book, is barely seen on-screen.