5 Films you didn’t know were books

Did you know these pretty awesome movies were originally based on books? If not, you are in the right place. Check out my list below.



This 1993 smash hit movie was based on the book Alias Madame Doubtfire. British author Anne Fine’s young adult novel was used as a foundation for this movie. The late Robin Williams plays a divorced man who is unable to visit his children, so dresses up as an old nanny to try and spend more time with them. source



Based on author Vikas Swarup’s book Q & A the Academy Award winning film stars Dev Patel who plays an orphan. He wins the game show ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’  and is accused of cheating.

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Jurassic park by Michael Crichton originated as a screenplay, however, was re-written to include new themes . This movie was a huge hit in the 90’s.




This movie was based on a short story, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King from his 1982 collection “Different seasons’. Adapted into a screen play in 1994 this film was nominated for seven Academy Awards.

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 Tom Hanks did a fantastic job as Forrest Gump, bringing the character to life. With iconic lines like “Life is like a box of chocolate” this movie is one of Hanks best roles. Even though the film was very different to the book, it worked out well.



Let me know if you have read any of these books? Did you prefer the book or the movie?



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