Movies Based on 20th and 21st Century Fiction Books
Movie Recommendations

About Schmidt. R. 2002. DVD Drama
Based on the book About Schmidt by Louis Begley. 1996.
Affliction. R. 1997. DVD Drama
Based on the book Affliction by Russell Banks. 1989.
All the Pretty Horses. PG-13. 2000. DVD Drama
Based on the book All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy. 1992.
The American. R. 2010. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama
Based on the book A Very Private Gentleman by Martin Booth. 1990.
Atonement. R. 2007. DVD Drama
Based on the book Atonement by Ian McEwan. 2001.
Away from Her. PG-13. 2006. DVD Drama
Based on the story "The Bear Came Over the Mountain" by Alice Munro. 1999.
Bastard Out of Carolina. R. 1996. DVD Drama
Based on the book Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison. 1992.
Big Fish. PG-13. 2003. DVD Drama
Based on the book Big Fish by Daniel Wallace. 1998.
The Bridges of Madison County. PG-13. 1995. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller. 1992.
Brokeback Mountain. R. 2005. DVD Drama
Based on the novella Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx. 1997.
Call the Midwife (television series). Not rated. 2012-.
DVD 791.4572 CAL TV
and Blu-ray 791.4572 CAL TV
Based on the book The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth. 2002.
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. R. 2001. DVD Drama
Based on the book Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis De Bernieres. 1994.
Charlie St. Cloud. PG-13. 2010. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama
Based on the book The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood. 2004.
Charlotte Gray. PG-13. 2001. DVD Drama
Based on the book Charlotte Gray by Sebastian Faulks. 1998.
Chéri. R. 2009. DVD Drama
Based on the books Chéri and The Last of Chéri by Colette. 1920 and 1926.
Chocolat. PG-13. 2000. DVD Drama
Based on the book Chocolat by Joanne Harris. 1999.
A Clockwork Orange. R. 1971. DVD SF/Fantasy
Based on the book A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess. 1967.
Cold Mountain. R. 2003. DVD Drama
Based on the book Cold Mountain by Ian Frazier. 1997.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. PG-13. 2008. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama
Based on the book The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald. 1922.
The Crimson Petal and the White. Not rated . 2011. DVD 791.4572 CRI TV
Based on the book The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber. 2002.
 
The Da Vinci Code. PG-13. 2006. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. 2003.
The Deep End of the Ocean. PG-13. 1999. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard. 1996.
The Descendants. R. 2011. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama
Based on the book The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings. 2007.
The Devil Wears Prada. PG-13. 2006. DVD Comedy
Based on the book The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger. 2003.
Divine Secrets of the Ya -Ya Sisterhood. PG-13. 2002. DVD Drama
Based on the books Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (1996) and Little Altars Everywhere (1992) by Rebecca Wells.
The Door in the Floor. R. 2004. DVD Drama
Based on the book A Widow for One Year by John Irving. 1998.
Enchanted April. PG. 1992. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim. 1932.
The End of the Affair. R. 1999. DVD Drama
Based on the book The End of the Affair by Graham Greene. 1951.
The English Patient. R. 1996. DVD Drama
Based on the book The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje. 1992.
Everything is Illuminated. PG-13. 2005. DVD Drama
Based on the book Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer. 2002.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. PG-13. 2011. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama
Based on the book Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran. 2005.
Fight Club. R. 1999. DVD Drama
Based on the book Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. 1996.
For Love of the Game. PG-13. 1999. DVD Drama
Based on the book For Love of the Game by Michael Shaara. 1991.
Freedom Writers. PG-13. 2007. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them by The Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell. 1999.
Freedomland. R. 2006. DVD Drama
Based on the book Freedomland by Richard Price. 1998.
Gods and Monsters. R. 1998. DVD Drama
Based on the book Father of Frankenstein by Christopher Bram. 1995.
The Good German. R. 2006. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Good German by Joseph Kanon. 2001.
The Hedgehog. Not rated. 2009. DVD World (French) and Blu-ray World (French)
Based on the book The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. 2007.
The Help. PG-13. 2011. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama
Based on the book The Help by Kathryn Stockett. 2009.
The Horse Whisperer. PG-13. 1998. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans. 1995.
The Hours. PG-13. 2002. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Hours by Michael Cunningham. 1998.
House of Sand and Fog. R. 2003. DVD Drama
Based on the book House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus. 1999.
The House of the Spirits. R. 1993. DVD Drama
Based on the book The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende. 1985.
How Stella Got Her Groove Back. R. 1998. DVD Comedy
Based on the book How Stella Got Her Groove Back by Terry McMillan.  1996.
The Human Stain. R. 2003. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Human Stain by Philip Roth. 2000.
I Am Legend. PG-13. 2007. DVD SF/Fantasy
Based on the book I Am Legend by Richard Matheson. 1954.
I Capture the Castle. R. 2003. DVD Drama
Based on the book I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith.  1976.
The Illusionist. PG-13. 2006. DVD Drama
Based on the story Eisenheim the Illusionist” by Steven Millhauser. 1990.
In Her Shoes. PG-13. 2005. DVD Drama
Based on the book In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner. 2002.
In the Bedroom. R. 2001. DVD Drama
Based on the story Killings by Andre Dubus. 1980.
The Jane Austen Book Club. PG-13. 2007. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler. 2004.
The Joy Luck Club. R. 1993. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. 1989.
The Kite Runner. PG-13. 2007. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. 2003.
The Last Station. R. 2009. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama
Based on the book The Last Station: A Novel of Tolstoy's Last Year by Jay Parini. 1990.
Like Water for Chocolate. R. 1992. DVD World (Spanish)
Based on the book Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel. 1992.
Little Children. R. 2006. DVD Drama
Based on the book Little Children by Tom Perotta. 2004.
Love in the Time of Cholera. R. 2007. DVD Drama
Based on the book Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez. 1985.
The Lovely Bones. PG-13. 2009. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama
Based on the book The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. 2002.
Marjorie Morningstar. Not rated. 1957. DVD Drama
Based on the book Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk. 1955.
Memoirs of a Geisha. PG-13. 2005. DVD Drama
Based on the book Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. 1997.
Message in a Bottle. PG-13. 1999. DVD Drama
Based on the book Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks. 1998.
Miracle at St. Anna. R. 2008. DVD Drama
Based on the book Miracle at St. Anna by James McBridge. 2002.
The Mosquito Coast. PG. 1986. DVD Action/Adventure
Based on the book The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux. 1981.
My Sister's Keeper. R. 2009. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama
Based on the book My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. 2004.
Mystic River. R. 2003. DVD Drama
Based on the book Mystic River by Dennis Lehane. 2001.
The Namesake. PG-13. 2009. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. 2003.
The Nanny Diaries. PG-13. 2007. DVD Comedy
Based on the book The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus. 2002.
Never Let Me Go. R. 2010. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama
Based on the book Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. 2005.
Nights in Rodanthe. PG-13. 2008. DVD Drama
Based on the book Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks. 2002.
No Country for Old Men. R. 2007. DVD Drama
Based on the book No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy. 2005.
The Notebook. PG-13. 2004. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. 1996.
Notes on a Scandal. R. 2006. DVD Drama
Based on the book What Was She Thinking?: Noted on a Scandal by Zoe Heller. 2003.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. R. 1975.  DVD Drama
Based on the book One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey. 1962.
One True Thing. R. 1998. DVD Drama
Based on the book One True Thing by Anna Quindlen. 1994.
Ordinary People. R. 1980. DVD Drama
Based on the book Ordinary People by Judith Guest. 1976.
Paris Trout. R. 1991. VHS Drama
Based on the book Paris Trout by Pete Dexter. 1988.
Pay It Forward. PG-13. 2000.  DVD Drama
Based on the book Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde. 1999.
The Postman Always Rings Twice. Not rated. 1946.  DVD Drama
Based on the book The Postman Always Rings Twice by John Cain. 1934.
The Power Of One. PG-13. 1992. DVD Action/Adventure
Based on the book The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay. 1989.
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire. R. 2009. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama
Based on the book Push by Sapphire. 1996.
The Prince of Tides. R. 1991. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy. 1986.
The Reader. R. 2008. DVD Drama and Blu-Ray Drama
Based on the book The Reader by Bernard Schlink. 1997.
The Remains of the Day. PG. 1993. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. 1989.
Revolutionary Road. R. 2008. DVD Drama and Blu-Ray Drama
Based on the book Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates. 1961.
Riding in Cars With Boys. PG-13. 2001. DVD Drama
Based on the book Riding in Cars With Boys by Beverly Donofrio. 1990.
A River Runs Through It. PG. 1992. DVD Drama
Based on the book A River Runs Through It, and Other Stories by Norman Maclean. 1976.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. PG-13. 2011. DVD Comedy and Blu-ray Comedy
Based on the book Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday. 2007.
Sarah's Key. PG-13. 2010. DVD Drama and Blu-Ray Drama
Based on the book Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. 2007 .
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. PG-13. 2010. DVD Comedy and Blu-ray Comedy
Based on the book Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley. 2004.
(Adult Graphic Novel 741.5971 OMA).
Shopgirl. R. 2005. DVD Drama
Based on the book Shopgirl by Steve Martin. 2000.
Simon Birch. PG. 1998. DVD Drama
Based on the book A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. 1989.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. PG. 2005. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares. 2001.
Slumdog Millionaire. R. 2008. DVD Drama
Based on the book Q and A by Vikas Swarup. 2005.
Snow Angels. R. 2007. DVD Drama
Based on the book Snow Angels by Stewart O’Nan. 1994.
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. PG-13. 2011. DVD Drama and Blu-Ray Drama
Based on the book Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. 2005 .
Then She Found Me. R. 2007. DVD Drama
Based on the book Then She Found Me by Elinor Lipman. 1990.
The Time Traveler's Wife. PG-13. 2009. DVD Drama and Blu-Ray Drama
Based on the book The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. 2003.
To Have and Have Not. Not rated. 1945. DVD Drama
Based on the book To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway. 1937.
Towelhead. R. 2007. DVD Drama
Based on the book Towelhead by Alicia Erian. 2005.
Trainspotting. R. 1996. DVD Drama
Based on the book Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh. 1993.
True Grit. PG-13. 2010. DVD Western and Blu-Ray Western
Based on the book True Grit by Charles Portis. 1968.
Twilight. PG-13. 2008. DVD Drama
Based on the book Twlight by Stephenie Meyer. 2005.
Up in the Air. R. 2009. DVD Drama and Blu-Ray Drama
Based on the book Up in the Air by Walter Kirn. 2001.
Water for Elephants. PG-13. 2011. DVD Drama and Blu-Ray Drama
Based on the book Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. 2006 .
What's Eating Gilbert Grape? PG-13. 1993. DVD Drama
Based on the book What's Eating Gilbert Grape? by Peter Hedges. 1991.
Where the Heart Is. PG-13. 2000. DVD Drama
Based on the book Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts. 1995.
Winter's Bone. R. 2010. DVD Drama and Blu-Ray Drama
Based on the book Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell. 2006.
Wonder Boys. R. 2000. DVD Comedy
Based on the book Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon. 1995.