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Books Turned into Movies

When you love a book, few things are more exciting (or more nerve-wracking) than seeing it turned into a movie. While not every movie based on a book manages to live up to fans' imagination, the ones on this list are almost as good on the screen as they were on the page.

Browse Books Turned into Movies

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Jaunty animation meets jazzy songs in Disney classic.
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On DVD
(2007)
Editors' pick
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5
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Enchanting take on a beloved children's classic.
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On DVD
(2007)
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7
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First Potter movie is a magical ride but also intense.
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On DVD
(2002)
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8
QUALITY
 
Bright, spirited, and edgy version of Willy Wonka.
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On DVD
(2005)
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8
QUALITY
 
Spectacular book adaptation is great for tweens and up.
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On DVD
(2012)
Editors' pick
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8
QUALITY
 
Witty, winsome fairy tale for the whole family.
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On DVD
(2001)
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8
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Great book, great adaptation.
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On DVD
(2000)
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9
QUALITY
 
Timeless classic faithfully rendered.
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On DVD
(2006)
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9
QUALITY
 
Cool but creepy animated fantasy too scary for young kids.
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On DVD
(2009)
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9
QUALITY
 
Adorable comedy about middle-school anxieties...and farts.
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On DVD
(2010)
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9
QUALITY
 
A rare family film that's not just for kids.
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On DVD
(2005)
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10
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Adaptation of Dickens' classic retains book's dark themes.
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On DVD
(2014)
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12
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Inspiring seize-the-day tale with some peril and flirting.
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On DVD
(2014)
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13
QUALITY
 
Strong female character leads in violent dystopia.
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In Theaters Now
(2014)
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13
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Intense adaptation is violent, thought-provoking for teens.
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On DVD
(2012)
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13
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A respectful -- though long -- dramatization.
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On DVD
(2004)
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14
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Fabulous immigrant-family saga to see with teens.
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On DVD
(2007)

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