John Bow is a screenwriter studying the art of adapting books to film and has shared this Popular Books Adapted To Film with our authors who would like to get their books adapted to film.
With the evolution of visual media, more and more books are being adapted to film and television series every year. What a lot of people really want to see is bestselling books that are adapted to film.
Here's a quick look at some bestselling books that have been adapted to the silver screen.
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird is a pretty contentious book that is banned in some places and required reading in others. It explores racism and injustice in Alabama. The book was adapted in 1962 but it still remains a great movie.
The Godfather is both a stunning film and an amazing book. For those that haven’t seen it, they need to watch the story of Don Vito Corelone, an Italian-American crime boss. Both the book and the movie show you what it is like to be part of a family in the Italian Mafia.
Little Women is a coming of age story that has become a must-read and watch. It follows the story of four sisters as they grow into women and learn what that means. The story is loosely based on the author’s real-life experiences with her three sisters.
Hidden Figures tells the story of the powerful African-American women who played major roles in getting John Glenn into space. This adaptation of a historical event was very well received.
Released in 1987, the film Princess Bride is an adaptation of the book and tells a thrilling fantasy romance tale. Two lovers must battle their way through an evil and mythical land to be reunited.
It wouldn’t be right to create a list of bestselling book adaptations that didn’t include Forrest Gump. Follow along on Forrest Gump’s journey through life as kind but slow-witted man who encounters several major historical events. The movie is more light-hearted than the book but both are well renowned.
The Call of The Wild
In The Call of The Wild You are immersed in the tale of Buck, a dog who is stolen from his owner and forced to be a sled dog. Buck is completely changed by the experience and learns to embrace his wild side. The story may not be the best for dog lovers. Multiple versions of The Call of The Wild have appeared on the screen with the earliest being in 1935 and the most recent being in 2020.
We wanted to include several more movies on the list for you, so have a look at this brief list:
● The Queen’s Gambit
● The Midnight Sky
● The Girl on the Train
● The Handmaid’s Tale
● Red Sparrow
● No Country for Old Men
● Fight Club
● The Exorcist
● One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
If you want to be able to see some of the best books in the world come to life on the screen, take a look at these titles. Keep in mind that these are only some of the best titles we picked out.
There are many more out there.
Novelists adapting books to screenplays have exciting choices to make to get their script and screenplay completed to enter it into a screenplay contest, such as the Page Turner Awards Screenplay Award!