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Films and Television Programs Based on Books

Ever find out your favourite movie was actually a book before it hit the silver screen!? Ever wanted more context on a movie but didn't know it was on written paper before hand? Then this list is for you! From The Bone Collector to The Day After Tomorrow, check out these movies and books that are not commonly known to have been based after each other! Don't forget the popcorn with layered butter!

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Stiven King. -- |


Bad Robot, Carpenter B., Warner Bros. Television. |

The shining

Warner Brothers ; produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick ; screenplay by Stanley Kubrick & Diane Johnson. |

The shining

Stephen King. -- |

One flew over the cuckoo's nest

Fantasy Films presents ; screenplay by Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman ; produced by Saul Zaentz and Michael Douglas ; directed by Milos Forman. -- |

Along came a spider

by James Patterson. |

Along came a spider

Kate SeRine. |


by R J Palacio |


Iranian Film Society ; NEJ International Pictures ; directed by Hassan Hedayat ; screenplay, Hassan Hedayat ; producer, Hossein Zandbaf. |


Stephenie Meyer. |

The longest ride

Nicholas Sparks. -- |

The longest ride

Temple Hill ; produced by Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Nicholas Sparks, Theresa Park ; screenplay by Craig Bolotin ; directed by George Tillman, Jr. |

The killing joke

Alan Moore, writer ; Brian Bolland, art and colors ; Richard Starkings, letterer ; introduction by Tim Sale ; afterword by Brian Bolland. |

The sum of all fears

Paramount Pictures ; produced by Mace Neufeld ; directed by Phil Alden Robinson ; screenplay by Paul Attanaso and Daniel Pyne. |

Patriot games

Tom Clancy. |

Patriot games

Paramount Pictures ; produced by Mace Neufeld and Robert Rehme ; directed by Phillip Noyce ; screenplay by W. Peter Iliff and Donald Stewart. -- |

The hunt for Red October

Paramount Pictures ; produced by Mace Neufeld ; directed by John McTiernan ; screenplay by Larry Ferguson and Donald Stewart. -- |

American assassin

Vince Flynn. |

American assassin

Vince Flynn. -- |

Cold Mountain

an Alliance Films release, Miramax Films presents a Mirage Enterprises/Bone Fide Productions and Anthony Minghella film ; produced by Sydney Pollack, William Horberg, Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa ; screenplay by Anthony Minghella ; directed by Anthony Minghel |

Captain America

Marvel Studios ; produced by Kevin Feige ; directed by Anthony and Joe Russo ; written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. |

Civil War

by Mark Millar |


Warner Bros. Animation presents ; produced by Lauren Montgomery ; directors, Lauren Montgomery, Sam Liu ; written by Tab Murphy. -- |


Frank Miller, writer ; David Mazzucchelli, artist ; Richmond Lewis, colorist ; Todd Klein, lettering ; adapted from the works of Bob Kane, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson. |

The gangs of New York

by Herbert Asbury ; [foreword by Jorge Luis Borges]. |

Gangs of New York

Miramax Films ; produced by Alberto Grimaldi, Harvey Weinstein ; directed by Martin Scorsese ; screenplay by Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan. |

The shipping news

Miramax Films ; produced by Irwin Winkler, Linda Goldstein Knowlton, Leslie Holleran ; directed by Lasse Hallstrèom ; screenplay by Robert Nelson Jacobs. -- |

The shipping news

Annie Proulx. -- |

The sweet hereafter

Alliance Communications ; Ego Film Arts ; produced by Camelia Frieberg and Atom Egoyan ; directed and written by Atom Egoyan. |

Based on the Sweet Hereafter by Russell Banks

DCI Banks.

a Left Bank Pictures Production for ITV Program ; produced by Emma Kingsman-Lloyd ; directed by Bill Eagles, Ed Bazalgette, Stephen Woolfenden ; written by Robert Murphy, Catherine Tregenna. |

Bad boy

Peter Robinson. |

Inspiration for Season 3 of DCI Banks-Bad Boy

Skipping Christmas

John Grisham. |

Inspiration for the film Christmas with the Kranks.

King and Maxwell

David Baldacci. -- |

Wish you well

Copper Beech Productions, Baldacci Entertainment and Life Out Loud Films present ; produced by Sara Elizabeth Timmins, David Baldacci and Karen S. Spiegel ; written by David Baldacci ; directed by Darnell Martin. |

Wish you well

David Baldacci. |

The devil's teardrop

Jeffery Deaver. |

Shutter Island

Paramount Pictures presents a Phoenix Pictures production in association with Sikelia Productions and Appian Way ; produced by Mike Medavoy ... [et al.] ; screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis ; directed by Martin Scorsese. -- |

Based on Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

Shutter Island

Dennis Lehane. |

What the duck

writer, Chip Zdarsky ; penciler, Joe Quinones ; inkers, Joe Quinones & Joe Rivera, with Paolo Rivera ; color artists, Rico Renzi, with Rachelle Rosenberg ; back-up story artists, Rob Guillory [and three others] ; letterer, VC's Travis Lanham. |

Howard the duck

produced by Gloria Katz ; directed by Willard Huyck ; written by Willard Huyck & Gloria Katz. -- |


Universal Pictures presents, in association with Relativity Media ; produced by Moritz Borman & Eric Kopeloff ; screenplay by Shane Salerno & Don Winslow & Oliver Stone ; directed by Oliver Stone. -- |


Universal Pictures presents, in association with Relativity Media ; produced by Moritz Borman & Eric Kopeloff ; screenplay by Shane Salerno & Don Winslow & Oliver Stone ; directed by Oliver Stone. -- |


Don Winslow. |

The homesman

Glendon Swarthout ; [with a new afterword by Miles Swarthout]. -- |

The homesman

Saban Films and Europacorp in association with Peter Brant and the Javelina Film Company and Ithaca Films ; a Michael Fitzgerald and Tommy Lee Jones production ; produced by Peter Brant, Brian Kennedy, Luc Besson ; directed by Tommy Lee Jones ; screenplay |


Shamley Productions ; produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock ; screenplay by Joseph Stefano. -- |