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What Are Some Great Books That Have Not Been Turned Into Movies

Books turned into movies?

most movies made from books are terrible. there are a few i've liked though- I enjoyed "Passage to Zarahemla" quite a bit, and I didn't hate the first two harry potter films( i stopped watching around movie four because they were deviating way too much for my liking). And I loved the Lord of the ring movies.

Howl's moving castle was a bit hard on me, because on the one hand, i loved the book- it might be my favorite fantasy novel- but the movie was also really good- just way different. in the end, i decided they were two separate stories, they just had the same names and two concepts were similar.

Can you name me some great books that has been turned into Movies?

here are my favorite books and they all has been turned into movies:

House of Sand and Fog by andre Dubus III
Empire of the Sun by J. G. Ballard
Grave of the Fireflies by Akiyuki Nosaka
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Howl's Moving Castle by Dianne wynne Jones
Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Dances with Wolves by Michael Blake
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally
Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Out of Africa by Isac Dinesen (Karen Blixen)
The Bridge on the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle
Forrest Gump by Winston Groom
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King
The Davinci code by Dan Brown
Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
The Green Mile by Stephen King

Also here's a list of books has been turned into movies:

InterstellarInceptionAvatarDawn Of the planet of the apesCast awayMomentoThe Karate KidBefore SunrisePulp Fiction


The Andromeda Strain (1971)
Angel Heart (1987) (book title: "Falling Angel")
The Caine Mutiny
A Christmas Carol
The Day of the Jackal
The Godfather
Gone With the Wind
The Haunting (1963) (book: "The Haunting of Hill House")
Interview with the Vampire
Jeremiah Johnson (from two books: "Mountan Man" and "Crow Killer")
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
North Dallas Forty
The Odessa File
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Planet of the Apes (1968) (book: "Monkey Planet")
The Princess Bride
Schindler's List
The Shawshank Redemption (from the Stephen King novella, "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption")
The Silence of the Lambs
Stand By Me (from the Stephen King novella, "The Body")
To Kill a Mockingbird
V for Vendetta (graphic novel)
The Wizard of Oz
Where Eagles Dare

Yes Man was a book of the same title by Danny Wallace before it became a comedy movie.The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is based on a 1939 short story by James Thurber.3 Idiots is one of the 2 adaptations of Chetan Bhagat’s novel Five Point Someone.Etc.

Page turners made screen burnersWatchmen-Alan MooreThis one might have its detractors.This is my argument against all those.Mostly a movie dilutes the book,is incapable of transferring the awesomeness.But with one of the best opening credits ever made in the history of cinema,Bob Dylan in the background,it set the right mood in the first five minutes.I have gone to great lengths to find a good quality video.Watch itThe Times They Are A-Changin Watchmen Intro 2009Silence of the Lambs-Thomas Harris"I am having an old friend for dinner"-Hannibal LecterNo character has terrified the audience as much as Anthony Hopkins did in his 16 minutes potrayal of Hannibal Lecter in the movie,and he won an academy award for that... TAKE THAT..GodFather-Mario PuzoV for Vendetta:Alan MooreI know making a movie out of a comic is a relatively easier task than doing so from a novel.However,this is one well made movie.Casting Hugo Weaving as V made sure everybody was gonna remember the 5th of November To kill a mockingbird:Harper LeeBecause shoot all the bluejays  you want ,but remember ,it is a sin to omit this oneContact-Carl Sagan:"If we are alone in the Universe, it sure seems like an awful waste of space. "I read the book after watching the movie.. Enough said!Shawshank Redemption-Stephen King:Stephen King was one lucky bastard to have his books turned into beautiful movies.Green Mile-Stephen KingFight Club-I am not even supposed to be talking about this"This is your life and it is ending one minute at a time"Mystic River-Dennis Lehale"Powerful Book...powerful movie"There you go....thats my 0.02$....

What are some good books that have not been made into movies?

House of Night by PC Cast
Anita Blake series by Laurell Hamilton
Morganville Vampires by Rachel Cain
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
books by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (not sure what the series is called)
Vampire Diaries by LJ Smith
Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan
Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
Vampire Kisses
Tantalize by Cynthia Smith
Nighworld (sorry don't know the author)

Werewolf stories:
Blood and Chocolate.
Demonata by Darren Shan
Wereling by Stephen Cole

Spy stories (actually very good, although not fantasy. You should still check them out):
Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter and the Specialists by Shannon Greenland.

Fantasy stories:
Tithe: A modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black and City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
Wings by Aprilynn (sorry don't know last name but how many people do you know named Aprilynn? I'm sure you can find it!)

Also the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld is good, but its futuristic.

The Unseen series is really good.
The Mortal Instruments series
The Black Tattoo

Maximum Ride by James Patterson is about genetic engineering, but is also really good.

Witches (as in Wiccan)
Sweep series by Cate Tierman
Balefire series also by Cate Tierman

Wake by Lisa McMann
-Wake #1
-Fade #2
-Gone #3

Daniel X by James Patterson

Percy Jackson series by Rick Riodan

FlippedForest GumpThe perk of being a wall flowerEverything Everything(not so comedy but good romance movies)

Why are books made into movies?

Our society is being taught to have little or no patience when it comes to entertainment. Why bother spending a day or 2 reading a good book when you can invest 2 hours watching the film adaptation?

Sorry to say, we're getting intellectually lazy. Then again, readers have been proven to be more intellectual than the typical movie goer.

Long live the printed word!