Is it better to read a book first or to watch a movie and not to read a book at all? Or to do both? In this cases you will need to do both! This is the list of adapted books that will not include The Harry Potter movies. Not at all. If not for these films maybe the books would not have become known to a wider audience or vice versa. Take a look.
THE GODFATHER is a 1972 American epic crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the 1969 novel by Mario Puzo. The Godfather received Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay, and has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA
ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA 1984. was directed by Sergio Leone. Leone adapted the story from the novel The Hoods, written by Harry Grey. The film has many awards like Golden Globes (Best Director, Best Original Score), British Academy award for Best Costume Design, Best Score, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Los Angeles Film Award for Best music ...
THE COLOR PURPLE
THE COLOR PURPLE is a American period drama film directed by Steven Spielberg 1985., based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Alice Walker.
MISERY is a 1990 American thriller film based on Stephen King's 1987 novel of the same name and directed by Rob Reiner. Kathy Bates won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Annie Wilkes in Misery.
THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS directed by Jonathan Demme 1991.,based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Harris. The film won the top five Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.
IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER
IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER directed by Jim Sheridan 1993. The screenplay was adapted by Terry George and Jim Sheridan from the autobiography Proved Innocent: The Story of Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four by Gerry Conlon.In the Name of the Father won the Golden Bear at the 44th Berlin International Film Festivaland and also was nominated for seven Academy Awards.
FORREST GUMP directed by Robert Zemeckis 1994. Film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom . The film garnered multiple awards and nominations, including Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, People's Choice Awards and Young Artist Awards, among others.
THE GREEN MILE
THE GREEN MILE by Stephen King 1999. The film was directed by Frank Darabont and was nominated for four Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor, Best Picture, Best Sound, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
GIRL, INTERRUPTED is an adaption of author Susanna Kaysen's memoir, directed by James Mangold 1999. With Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie in the lead role, Jolie won an Academy Award for her performance.
A BEAUTIFUL MIND
A BEAUTIFUL MIND is a 2001 American drama film based on the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics. The film was directed by Ron Howard and written by Akiva Goldsman. It was inspired by a bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-nominated 1998. book of the same name by Sylvia Nasar. In 2002, the film was awarded four Academy Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role. It also received four other nominations for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Film Editing, Best Makeup, and Best Original Score. The 2002 BAFTAs awarded the film Best Actor and Best Actress to Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly.
MYSTIC RIVER drama film directed, co-produced and scored by Clint Eastwood 2003. The film was written by Brian Helgeland, based on Dennis Lehane's novel of the same name. It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor. Sean Penn won Best Actor and Tim Robbins won Best Supporting Actor, making Mystic River the first film to win both awards since Ben-Hur in 1959.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS
THE LORD OF THE RINGS is the second best-selling novel ever written, with over 150 million copies sold. It is a high fantasy epic written by philologist and University of Oxford professor J. R. R. Tolkien. The three films, "The Fellowship of the Ring" (2001), "The Two Towers" (2002) and "The Return of the King" (2003), together were nominated for a total of 30 Academy Awards, of which they won 17, a record for any movie trilogy. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King swept all 11 categories in which it was nominated. It matched the record 11 wins of Titanic and Ben-Hur and beat the previous record of Gigi and The Last Emperor for the largest sweep of every nominated category, both of which had achieved nine-for-nine.
MILLION DOLLAR BABY
MILLION DOLLAR BABY is a 2004 American sports drama film directed, co-produced, and scored by Clint Eastwood and starring Eastwood, Hilary Swank, and Morgan Freeman. The screenplay was written by Paul Haggis, based on short stories by F.X. Toole, the pen name of fight manager and "cutman" Jerry Boyd. Originally published under the title Rope Burns, the stories have since been republished under the film's title. Million Dollar Baby received the award for Best Picture of 2004 at the 77th Academy Awards. Eastwood was awarded his second Directing Oscar for the film and also received a Best Actor nomination. Swank and Freeman received Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor Oscars, respectively. The film was also nominated for and won a number of Golden Globes, SAG Awards, and the Directors Guild Award.
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN is a 2007 American crime thriller directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen. The film was adapted from the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name. The film was honored with numerous awards, garnering three British Academy of Film awards, two Golden Globes, and four Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor .