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.
Jaunty animation meets jazzy songs in Disney classic.
Enchanting take on a beloved children's classic.
First Potter movie is a magical ride but also intense.
Bright, spirited, and edgy version of Willy Wonka.
Spectacular book adaptation is great for tweens and up.
Witty, winsome fairy tale for the whole family.
Timeless classic faithfully rendered.
Adorable comedy about middle-school anxieties...and farts.
Intense adaptation is violent, thought-provoking for teens.
Fabulous immigrant-family saga to see with teens.