It has become a recent trend that almost all new and best selling book releases are being converted into movies. There was a time when some random but well known book would be turned into a movie but lately it seems to be the new Hollywood trend. As soon as a book is out and is an established bestseller, the author starts getting movie offers. Well all this deliberation aside, we are big fans of movies adapted from books. Therefore, seeing as there are some great releases lined up for this month, we thought we would bring you a list of our favorite famous books adapted for movies. You must all appreciate the fact that the list from which we had to pick and choose was indeed very long and we had to literally curtail it to the few we thought deserved a definite mention. As you move down the list, be sure to pin point the movies that would be on your personal list, in the comments below.
10. Dan Brown – The Da Vinci Code : Most Famous Books
The first entry on our list of famous books adapted for movies is none other than Dan Brown. Dan Brown is known to have written a lot of high profile thrilling novels like The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, Inferno, The Lost Symbol to mention just a few. He is a talented writer and his work actually makes you think and this is true about almost all his novels. Therefore, it comes as little surprise that we would want his international bestseller The Da Vinci Code to come out as a movie and voila- wish granted! We are now waiting impatiently for the theatrical release of The Lost Symbol which we are sure is going to be another amazing hit.
9. Steig Larson – Girl with a Dragon Tattoo
Next up on the list of our favorite famous books adapted for movies is the famous book by Steig Larson called “The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo”. This is one of those books that have a strong female character in the lead and it really makes you wonder! The writing was obviously magnificent and dazzling which is why this book series became an international hit. Now while the first part “The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo” has been converted into a movie starring Roonie Mara, we are impatient for movie adaptations of the remaining books as well because they will be just as thrilling. Keep in mind though that Russian versions of two books are out as movies not starring Roonie Mara though but an equally talented actress!
8. Veronica Roth – Divergent
We next have the famous Divergent. We were battling between Divergent and Twilight when we were making this list up for you guys and evidently, we settled for the more recent release. Veronica Roth is a gifted writer and her books take you into a whole other world. A world the came to life when the movie was released! It was a brilliant read and a brilliant watch although so many people made comparisons between this movie and The Hunger Games series! We are indifferent though.
7. JRR Tolkien – Lord of the Rings
Next up on the list of our favorite famous books adapted for movies is none other than Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. What a masterful story teller and what an amazing skill. Although Tolkiens writing was a little bit intense, verbose and overly eloquent for some folks, the books were a class apart nonetheless. The three books got turned into three brilliant movies that are rumored to have gone into production simultaneously. It was a saga for sore eyes, if you will.
6. James Dashner – The Maze Runner
Next up we come to one of the latest offerings, a movie adaptation that just got released a month ago. Although the book was pretty intriguing, the only thing is that we believe that the concept is a bit old now. If you guys have seen Cube, the movie, you will realize it is sort of the same concept. An initial offering along these lines was the SAW series where people are placed in an unknown place not per their will. All in the all, it was good entertainment though.