Best Movie Versions of Books, Part 2

May 12, 2021 · CLASSMATES FUN

We previously mentioned how it can be nerve-racking to hear your favorite book is going to be made into a film, because you never know if it’ll be as good. We found many examples of movie adaptations that really do the novels justice, and here are even more!

Forrest Gump (1994)

Book: Winston Groom

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Screenwriter: Eric Roth

Starring: Tom Hanks

Nomadland (2004)

Book: Jessica Bruder

Director: Chloe Zhao

Screenwriter: Chloe Zhao

The Exorcist (1973)

Book: William Peter Blatty

Director: William Friedkin

Screenwriter: William Peter Blatty

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Book: Thomas Harris

Director: Jonathan Demme

Screenwriter: Ted Tally

Psycho (1960)

Book: Robert Bloch

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Screenwriter: Joseph Stefano

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

Book: Truman Capote

Director: Blake Edwards

Screenwriter: George Axelrod

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

Book: Hunter S. Thompson

Director: Terry Gilliam

Screenwriters: Terry Gilliam, Tony Grisoni, Tod Davies, Alex Cox

Hustlers (2019)

Magazine Article: Jessica Pressler – “The Hustlers at Scores”

Director: Lorene Scafaria

Screenwriter: Lorene Scafaria

Starring: Jennifer Lopez

American Psycho (2000)

Book: Bret Easton Ellis

Director: Mary Harron

Screenwriters: Marry Harron, Guinevere Turner

The Social Network (2010)

Book: Ben Mezrich – “The Accidental Billionaires”

Director: David Fincher

Screenwriter: Aaron Sorkin

Room (2015)

Book: Emma Donoghue

Director: Lenny Abrahamson

Screenwriter: Emma Donoghue

Blade Runner (1982)

Book: Philip K. Dick – “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”

Director: Ridley Scott

Screenwriters: Hampton Fancher, David Peoples

Starring: Harrison Ford

One Night in Miami (2020)

Screenplay: Kemp Powers

Director: Regina King

Screenwriter: Kemp Powers

Lolita (1962)

Book: Vladimir Nabokov

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Screenwriter: Vladimir Nabokov

Doctor Zhivago (1965)

Book: Boris Pasternak

Director: David Lean

Screenwriter: Robert Bolt

The Princess Bride (1987)

Book: William Goldman

Director: Rob Reiner

Screenwriter: William Goldman

Starring: Robin Wright

The Road (2009)

Book: Cormac McCarthy

Director: John Hillcoat

Screenwriter: Joe Penhall

Jurassic Park (1993)

Book: Michael Crichton

Director: Steven Spielberg

Screenwriters: David Koepp, Michael Crichton