Movies Based on Books for Teens

Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging. PG-13. 2008. DVD Comedy
Based on the books Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (1999) and On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God: Further Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (2001) by Louise Rennison.
Animal Farm. Not rated. 1999. DVD Drama
Based on the book Animal Farm by George Orwell. 1945.
Atonement. R. 2007. DVD Drama
Based on the book Atonement by Ian McEwan. 2001.
Beloved. R. 1998. DVD Drama
Based on the book Beloved by Toni Morrison. 1987.
Beowulf. PG-13. 2007. DVD Action/Adventure
Based on the epic poem Beowulf.
Blood & Chocolate. PG-13. 2007. DVD SF/Fantasy
Based on the book Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause. 1997.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. PG-13. 2008. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: A Fable by John Boyne. 2006.
Carrie. R. 1976. DVD Horror
Based on the book Carrie by Stephen King. 1974.
The Chosen. PG. 1981. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Chosen by Chaim Potok. 1967.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. PG. 2005. Youth DVD
Based on the book The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. 1950.
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant. PG-13. 2009. DVD SF/Fantasy
Based on the books Cirque du Freak (2001), The Vampire's Assistant (2001) and Tunnels of Blood (2002) by Darren Shan.
Clueless. PG-13. 1995. DVD Comedy
Based on the book Emma by Jane Austen. 1815.
Cold Mountain. R. 2003. DVD Drama
Based on the book Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier. 1997.
The Color Purple. PG-13. 1985. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Color Purple by Alice Walker. 1982.
Coraline. PG. 2009. DVD Animation
Based on the book Coraline by Neil Gaiman. 2002.
A Cry in the Wild. PG. 1990. Youth DVD and VHS Action/Adventure
Based on the book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. 1987.
Dead Poets Society. PG. 1989. DVD Drama
Based on the book Dead Poet’s Society by N.H. Kleinbaum. 1989.
The Diary of Anne Frank. Not rated. 1959. DVD Drama and VHS Drama
The Diary of Anne Frank. Not rated. 1986. VHS Drama
Based on the book The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. 1952.
Dracula. R. 1992. DVD Horror
Based on the book Dracula by Bram Stoker. 1897.
Drive Me Crazy. PG-13. 1999. DVD Comedy
Based on the book How I Created My Perfect Prom Date by Todd Strasser. 1996.
Ella Enchanted. PG. 2004. Youth DVD
Based on the book Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. 1997.
Election. R. 1999. DVD Comedy
Based on the book Election by Tom Perotta. 1998.
Emma. Not rated. 1972. DVD 791.4572 EMM TV
Emma
. PG. 1996. DVD Comedy (with Gwyneth Paltrow)
Emma
. Not rated. 1996. DVD 791.4572 EMM TV (with Kate Beckinsale)
Based on the book Emma by Jane Austen. 1816.
Eragon. PG. 2006. Youth DVD
Based on the book Eragon by Christopher Paolini. 2003.
Field of Dreams. PG. 1989. DVD Drama
Based on the book Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella. 1982.
The Firm. R. 1993. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Firm by John Grisham. 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.
Friday Night Lights. PG-13. 2004. DVD Drama
Based on the book Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream by H.G. Bissinger. 2003.
The Great Santini. PG. 1979. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Great Santini by Pat Conroy. 1976.
The Golden Compass. PG-13. 2007. DVD SF/Fantasy
Based on the book The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. 1996.
The Harry Potter series. PG and PG-13. 2001-2011. Youth DVD and DVD SF/Fantasy
Based on the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling. 1997-2007.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. PG. 2005. DVD SF/Fantasy
Based on the book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. 1979.
Holes. PG. 2003. Youth DVD
Based on the book Holes by Louis Sacher. 1998.
Hoot. PG. 2006. Youth DVD
Based on the book Hoot by Carl Hiaasen. 2002.
How to Deal. PG-13. 2003. DVD Comedy
Based on the books Someone Like You (1998) and That Summer (1996) by Sarah Dessen.
Howl's Moving Castle. PG. 2005. DVD Animation
Based on the book Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. 1986.
I Am Legend. PG-13. 2007. DVD SF/Fantasy
Based on the book I Am Legend by Richard Matheson. 1954.
I Am the Cheese. PG. 1983. DVD Drama
Based on the book I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier. 1977.
I Capture the Castle. R. 2003. DVD Drama
Based on the book I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. 1976.
I Know What You Did Last Summer. R. 1997. DVD Horror
Based on the book I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan. 1973.
I Love You, Beth Cooper. PG-13. 2009. DVD Comedy
Based on the book I Love You, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle. 2007.
Inkheart. PG. 2008. Youth DVD
Based on the book Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. 2003.
Into the Wild. R. 2007. DVD Drama
Based on the book Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. 1996.
Jane Eyre. PG-13. 1996. DVD Drama (with Charlotte Gainsbourg)
Jane Eyre. Not rated. 1997. DVD 791.4572 JAN TV (with Samantha Morton)
Based on the book Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. 1847.
The Joy Luck Club. R. 1993. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. 1989.
Jurassic Park. PG-13. 1993. DVD SF/Fantasy and VHS SF/Fantasy
Based on the book Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. 1990.
Legally Blonde. PG-13. 2001. DVD Comedy
Based on the book Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown. 2001.
Lilies of the Field. Not rated. 1963. DVD Drama and VHS Drama
Based on the book Lilies of the Field by William E. Barrett. 1962.
Little Women. Not rated. 1933. DVD Drama (with Katherine Hepburn)
Little Women
. Not rated. 1949. DVD Drama and Youth VHS (with June Allyson)
Little Women
. PG. 1994. DVD Drama (with Winona Ryder)
Based on the book Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. 1868-69.
Lord of the Flies. Not rated. 1963. DVD Drama
Lord of the Flies
. R. 1990. DVD Drama
Based on the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding. 1954.
The Lord of the Rings series. PG-13. 2001-2003. DVD SF/Fantasy
Based on the Lord of the Rings books by J.R.R. Tolkien. 1954-1955.
Malcolm X. PG. 1972. VHS B X15ma
Malcolm X
. PG-13. 1992. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X. 1965.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. R. 1994. DVD Horror
Based on the book Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. 1818.
Mrs. Doubtfire. PG-13. 1993. DVD Comedy
Based on the book Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine. 1988
The Namesake. PG-13. 2007. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. 2003.
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist. PG-13. 2008. DVD Comedy
Based on the book Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan. 2006.
"O". R. 2001. DVD Drama
Based on the play Othello by William Shakespeare. 1603.
October Sky. PG. 1999. DVD Drama
Based on the book Rocket Boys: a Memoir by Homer Hickman. 1998.
Of Mice and Men. PG-13. 1992. DVD Drama
Based on the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. 1937.
Ordinary People. R. 1980. DVD Drama and VHS Drama
Based on the book Ordinary People by Judith Guest. 1976.
The Outsiders. PG-13. 1983. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. 1967.
The Postman. R. 1997. DVD SF/Fantasy
Based on the book The Postman by David Brin. 1985.
Pride and Prejudice. PG. 2005. DVD Drama
Based on the book Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. 1813.
The Princess Bride. PG. 1987. DVD Comedy
Based on the book The Princess Bride by William Goldman. 1973.
The Princess Diaries. G. 2001. Youth DVD
Based on the book The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot. 2000.
Rebecca. Not rated. 1940. DVD Drama and VHS Drama
Rebecca. Not rated. 1997. DVD 791.4572 REB TV
Based on the book Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. 1938.
The Secret Life of Bees. PG-13. 2008. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. 2002.
Sense and Sensibility. Not rated. 1981. DVD 791.4572 SEN TV
Sense and Sensibility
. PG. 1995. DVD Drama and VHS Drama
Based on the book Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. 1811.
She's the Man. PG-13. 2006. DVD Comedy
Based on the play Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare. 1600-1601.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. PG. 2005. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares. 2001.
Smoke Signals. PG-13. 1998. DVD Comedy
Based on the book The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie. 1993.
Speak. PG-13. 2004. DVD 791.4572 SPE
Based on the book Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. 1999.
Stand By Me. R. 1986. DVD Drama
Based on the story The Body from Different Seasons by Stephen King. 1982.
10 Things I Hate About You. PG-13. 1999. DVD Comedy
Based on the play The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare. 1590-1594.
This Boy’s Life: a True Story. R. 1993. DVD Drama
Based on the book This Boy’s Life: a Memoir by Tobias Wolff. 1989.
To Kill a Mockingbird. Not rated. 1962. DVD Drama and VHS Drama
Based on the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. 1960.
Twilight. PG-13. 2008. DVD SF/Fantasy
Based on the book Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. 2005.
War of the Worlds. PG-13. 2005. DVD SF/Fantasy
Based on the book The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells. 1898.
Whale Rider. PG-13. 2002.  DVD Drama
Based on the book Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera. 1987.
What's Eating Gilbert Grape. PG-13. 1993.  DVD Drama
Based on the book What's Eating Gilbert Grape by Peter Hedges. 1991.
Whip It. PG-13. 2009.  DVD Comedy and Blu-ray Comedy
Based on the book Derby Girl by Shauna Cross. 2007.
White Fang. PG. 1991.  DVD Action/Adventure
Based on the book White Fang by Jack London. 1905.
The Yearling. G. 1946.  Youth DVD
Based on the book The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. 1938.