Movies are the ultimate source of entertainment; carrying multiple emotions at a time making a story that reveals a thousand words at a time, communicating through characters, ideas, feelings, and music. There are many genres, patterns, storylines that a movie can follow. And books are the oldest, the most knowledgeable yet entertaining source for people of every age in every era. This article is going to cover information on the top 10 movies based on novels and books and where to watch them.
The Harry Potter book is the most popular fantasy novel series by J.K Rowling. It has seven parts. And based on these seven parts of the novel; the movie Harry Potter was created by multiple directors as Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuaron, Mike Newell, David Yates. The novel revolves around the life of young wizard Harry Potter and his friends Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, and many more. The story in the book and the movie starts where all of them meet on a train journey while going to their wizard school of Hogwarts. All of these movies are fantastically gathered together and earned recognition because of the cast, production, and authenticity that the book holds.
There are a total of 8 movies based on the book. This movie series started in the year 2001 and ended in the year 2011. It is one of the breathtaking movies based on novels. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh and final part of the novel and was adapted into two feature-length parts part 1 and part 2. The 8 parts of the movie Harry Potter are as follows with their IMDB ratings. All of these parts are available on Amazon Prime to watch with friends and family.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)- 7.6
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)- 7.4
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)- 7.9
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)- 7.7
Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix (2007)- 7.5
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)- 7.6
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010)- 7.7
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011)- 8.1
Little Woman is a coming-of-age novel, brilliantly written by American novelist Louisa May Alcott. The story in the book follows the lives of four sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy from their childhood to womanhood. This story is semi-autobiographical. There are 2 movies based on this same book. The first one with the title ‘The Little Woman’ was released in the year 1994. It is available on Netflix and has an IMDB rating of 7.4/10. Whereas the second movie with the same title was released in the year 2019. It is available on Youtube and Google play movies and has an IMDB rating of 7.8/10. These movies are brilliant pieces of perfection; one of the spectacular movies based on novels. Both the movies are heartfelt, romantic, sentimental. They show the struggle of all four girls during the war of the 19th century in America. It shows all the ups and downs they all face while growing up; how beautifully they all turned out into women and start spreading the fragrance of love they behold within.
The Kite Runner
The Kite Runner is the first novel by Afgan-American author Khaled Hosseini, published in the year 2003. The book tells the story of a young boy Amir from Kabul. This story has many spotlights; as in young age, Amir with his best-friend Hassan, where both enjoy running the kite in the wide-open sky and win many competitions. The book is a bestseller and popular among youngsters, The movie made with the same title was released in the year 2007 and was directed by Marc Forster. It is one of the incredible movies based on novels. The story in the movie is as same as in the book. The cast and brilliant direction made the movie a hit. The end of this movie as well as the book was touching; where Amir tries to rescue his friend Hassan’s son from the Talibani group of people. This story has many ups and downs. But they all are beautifully crafted in a way that makes the novel and the movie a hit. This is a worth watching the movie and worth reading book.
The Dan Brown Series
The Dan Brown series is a series of many books which was written by Dan Brown. But the movie series consists of three different books and films that have been arranged in chronological order. The story revolves around the work of the fictional character Robert Langdon. This movie series starts with Da Vinci Code (2006), Angels and Demons (2009), and Inferno (2016). All directed by Ron Howard. The genre of the movies is Mystery-thriller, Action, and adventure. The plot and the cast of these movies make it a grand success. The story of these movies revolves around solving the crime led by the cryptographer criminals who use to leave cryptic signs and symbols that creates a mystery among people. Truly the series is one of the best movies based on novels.
The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings is an epic fantasy novel by English author and scholar J.R.R Tolkien. This book is the sequel of the children’s book ‘The Hobbit’. The Lord of the Rings is one of the best-selling books ever written. The story in the book and in the movie refers to the Dark Lord Sauron. In the early ages, he created a ring to rule the other rings of power. The power was given to Elves, Dwarves, and Men to conquer the middle-earth. The Lord of the rings is a series of three epic fantasy movies directed by Peter Jackson. The series was released during the year from 2001 to 2003. The first movie among the series is The fellowship of the ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002), and The Return of the king (2003). These movies are worth watching for those who have a separate interest in thriller and adventure movies. Indeed one of the stunning movies based on novels.
Gone Girl is a crime thriller; novel written by Gillian Flynn. He is also known as the master of psychological thrillers. Gone Girl was published in the year 2012. The novel became popular and made the New York Times bestseller list. The movie was directed by David Fincher and was released in the year 2014. The suspense in the book and the movie starts when Amy Dunne suddenly disappears in suspicious circumstances. And her husband Nick becomes the prime suspect soon after this starts facing media scrutiny. This story is intriguing and unsettling at some points. The IMDB rating of this movie is 8.1 out of 10 and is available on Netflix to watch.
The Fault in our stars
The book Fault in our stars was written by American novelist and content creator John Green. It was published in the year 2012. The movie with the same name was released in the year 2014. The story in the book and the movie revolves around two cancer survivor teenagers named Hazel and Augustus. They both meet in a cancer support group. Initially, they seem to enjoy each other’s company as friends. And they both embark on a journey to meet their favorite author Peter Van Houten. They eventually fall in love. This story is like a rollercoaster ride that is full of emotions and romance. The writer was able to brilliantly convey the heartfelt story of cancer survivors to the world. IMDB rates this movie with 7.7 stars out of 10 and is available to watch on Disney + Hotstar. It is one of the interesting movies based on novels.
Pride and Prejudice
“Pride and Prejudice” is among one of the oldest novels; written by Jane Austen and was published in the year 1813. This book is considered to be a classic romantic book of all time. The movie based on this book with the same title was released in the year 2005. It was directed by Joe Wright and is available on Netflix to watch. IMDB has rated this movie with 7.8 stars out of 10. The story in the novel and in the movie revolves around Elizebeth Bennet. She is the dynamic protagonist of the book, who learns about the repercussions of judgment. She learns to identify the actual goodness behind the prejudice and superficial quality of a person. This book is a must-read and this movie based on the book is a must-watch.
The American Psycho is a book written by Bret Easton Ellis and published in the year 1991. The movie based on this book was released in the year 2000. The movie is available on Prime and Netflix both. IMDB has rated this movie with 7.6 stars out of 10. This book and the movie are not for those who have a weak stomach. Reason being the criminal, insensitive part of the book reveals dark secrets about human psychology. Nobody would be able to understand why Patrick Bateman, the main character in the story was so insensitive and killed a lot of people around him. Even though he is a handsome, young investment banker and works professionally with his working skills. This story has a twisting plot yet it is loved by a lot of young crowds.
The Notebook novel is a romantic novel that is still appreciated by a lot of young crowds. The book is written by American novelist Nicholas Sparks. The movie based on this book was released with the same title in 2004; directed by Nick Cassavetes. It is available on Netflix to watch. IMDB has rated this movie with 7.8 out of 10 stars. The story of the novel and the movie revolves around a young country boy and girl from a city; who happens to fall in love during summer vacation. It results in a lot of romance between the two. The movie seems predictable at some points which makes it steady. But it still enlists itself in the most popular romance movie of all time. This is a romantic as well as an emotional movie, which is greatly led by a beautiful cast and direction.
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