Many of our favourite books have made the cut into the film industry. Books such as The Hunger Games, the Harry Potter series and the Lord Of The Rings series have created a buzz for being outstanding in both their literary form and on screen. Let's take a look at some of the classics and currently popular movies that have been adapted from books.
1. The Maze Runner
This movie was adapted from a book by young-adult writer, James Dashner. It follows the journey of Thomas, who is the protagonist. The book proves to be an entertaining read while the movie lives up to the expectations, with stunning visuals and good acting. It surely remains in one’s mind with its unexpected twists and surprising ending. As far as the movie goes, this is one for people of all ages to enjoy!
2. The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games is, without a doubt, one of the most popular books and movie series. Written by Suzanne Collins, it is the story of one girl named Katniss Everdeen, and her survival as a ‘tribute’, requiring to fight to the death in an arena during the Annual Hunger Games, in which there is only one victor. Jennifer Lawrence, who portrays the lead role on screen, delivers a stunning performance. The Hunger Games, though set against a background of poverty, is rich in story and performance.
3. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel, Gone Girl is the story about a missing wife and a husband suspected of violence. The book indulges in a different twist at every page keeping the readers hooked, while the movie, directed by David Fincher, is no less exhilarating. The on screen adaptation is largely faithful to the book, and stars Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne. Gone Girl is a must watch - a dark and intelligent thriller that takes you through a world of suspense in the most masterful and detailed manner.
4. The Harry Potter series
One of the most famous books-to-movies adaptations without a doubt is the thoroughly loved Harry Potter series. Queues of excited children and adults both swarmed the area whenever a new book or movie was released. The book showcases the story of a little orphaned boy who learns at the age of eleven that not only is he a wizard, but also the Chosen One who now has to defeat Lord Voldemort, the darkest wizard of all times.
5. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a children's book originally written Roald Dahl and adapted to a movie which stars Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka. It is the story of a poor boy who wins a Golden Ticket into the world’s most amazing chocolate factory. Tim Burton has, with his imagination, brought to life a fantastic book and created a movie that will forever be loved by children and adults alike.
6. Marley and Me
Marley and Me, a truly delightful family film, was adopted from the autobiography by John Grogan. The movie stars Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson, who are gifted comic actors and do a great job of making the movie even more lovable. It is the story of a couple who adopt an adorable puppy, who turns out to be the 'Worlds Worst Dog'. However, this dog grows old with them, sees them through their ups and downs, and soon becomes the most important part of their family. Both the movie and the book is packed with emotional scenes. It is a must-watch for all dog lovers and will definitely make anyone want to adopt a pet!
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