Books Adapted Into Movies: Success or Failure? Vote Now.

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We're lucky enough to say that some of our favorite books throughout the years have been adapted into hit movies. What's better than finishing up your novel only to find out you'll get to watch it too? It sounds great in theory, but not all movie adaptations of books are successful! Too often we find ourselves walking away from a movie disappointed, realizing the book takes the cake.

However, sometimes the film adaptation is exactly what we needed. Can you think of any books that were successfully adapted into movies? What about any failures?

We've put together a list of 10 famous books that were adapted into movies. Go ahead and sort through the list, ranking those that made the cut and those that are far from it!


Eclipse via Summit Entertainment

It didn't take long for Stephanie Meyer's Twilight four-novel series to be recreated into hit movies. Twilight tells the vicious story of a teenage girl who falls in love with a vampire.

The Godfather

The Godfather via Paramount Pictures

Eventually made into a famous film, The Godfather tells the story of a fictional Mafia family based in New York City.

Gone Girl

20th Century Fox

The movie, Gone Girl was adapted from a novel about a glamorous couple who seem to be happily married. Things take a sharp turn when the wife, Amy, goes missing and all eyes are on her husband, Nick.

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games via Lionsgate Films

This beloved movie series was originally adopted from the book trilogy by Suzanne Collins. The story follows young characters Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark as they find themselves contestants in the annual Hunger Games.

The Shining

The Shining via Warner Bros.

Based on the Stephen King novel, The Shining tells the horrifying story of Jack Torrance, a winter caretaker of a hotel who brings his family along for the season. The family uncovers the dark secrets of the hotel as Jack evolves into a homicidal maniac.

The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner via 20th Century Fox

Originally a book series, The Maze Runner has been adapted into a popular movie series. It follows a group of young people who know nothing but to escape from the maze they were mysteriously brought to.

A Walk To Remember

A Walk To Remember via Warner Bros. Pictures

This heartfelt Nicholas Sparks novel soon became a movie in which two unlikely young lovers embark on an inspirational romance.

The Devil Wears Prada

via Century Fox

Originally a best-selling novel, The Devil Wears Prada is also a movie about a young college grad who winds up working for a magazine as the assistant to an unpleasant editor.

The Outsiders

Warner Bros. Pictures

In 1983 The Outsiders novel was recreated into a film. The story follows an Oklahoma teen gang rivalry that ends up getting a member killed, forcing them into hiding.

P.S. I Love You

P.S. I Love You via Summit Entertainment

Based on the novel, P.S. I Love You is a romantic tale about a man who passes away, leaving his heartbroken wife to receive a series of letters written by him to ease her sorrow.