9 Movies That You Didn't Know were Based on Books

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Slumdog Millionaire(2008)-The Oscar winning film was inspired by Indian author Vikas Swarup’s Q & A, which was first published in 2005. The novel followed a young orphan who becomes a  successful game show winner, and is accused of cheating. (IMDb-8/10) Slumdog Millionaire(2008)-The Oscar winning film was inspired by Indian author Vikas Swarup’s Q & A, which was first published in 2005. The novel followed a young orphan who becomes a  successful game show winner, and is accused of cheating. (IMDb-8/10)

Slumdog Millionaire(2008)-The Oscar winning film was inspired by Indian author Vikas Swarup’s Q & A, which was first published in 2005. The novel followed a young orphan who becomes a successful game show winner, and is accused of cheating. (IMDb-8/10)

Mean Girls (2004)-  Tina Fey called Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michael to produce a film version of Rosalind Wiseman’s book Queen Bees and Wannabes, and Michael got in touch with Paramount Pictures to acquire the film rights. (IMDb-7/10) Mean Girls (2004)-  Tina Fey called Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michael to produce a film version of Rosalind Wiseman’s book Queen Bees and Wannabes, and Michael got in touch with Paramount Pictures to acquire the film rights. (IMDb-7/10)

Mean Girls (2004)- Tina Fey called Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michael to produce a film version of Rosalind Wiseman’s book Queen Bees and Wannabes, and Michael got in touch with Paramount Pictures to acquire the film rights. (IMDb-7/10)

Die Hard (1988)- This film is inspired from the book "Nothing Lasts Forever" authored by Rodderick Thorpe, however a notable difference is that the book has a sad ending but the movie doesn't. (IMDb-8.2/10) Die Hard (1988)- This film is inspired from the book "Nothing Lasts Forever" authored by Rodderick Thorpe, however a notable difference is that the book has a sad ending but the movie doesn't. (IMDb-8.2/10)

Die Hard (1988)- This film is inspired from the book "Nothing Lasts Forever" authored by Rodderick Thorpe, however a notable difference is that the book has a sad ending but the movie doesn't. (IMDb-8.2/10)

The Parent Trap (1998)- The Disney film was actually based on a German Novel "Lottie and Lisa" from author Erich Kastner. The novel was published in 1949 and then was turned into various  film and TV adaptations. (IMDb-6.4/10) The Parent Trap (1998)- The Disney film was actually based on a German Novel "Lottie and Lisa" from author Erich Kastner. The novel was published in 1949 and then was turned into various  film and TV adaptations. (IMDb-6.4/10)

The Parent Trap (1998)- The Disney film was actually based on a German Novel "Lottie and Lisa" from author Erich Kastner. The novel was published in 1949 and then was turned into various film and TV adaptations. (IMDb-6.4/10)

Clueless (1995)- This film is hailed as a modern adaptation of Jane Austen's 1815 classic novel Emma. It launched the careers of its young cast including Alicia Silverstone, Britney Murphy, Donald Faison, and Paul Rudd. (IMDb-6.8/10) Clueless (1995)- This film is hailed as a modern adaptation of Jane Austen's 1815 classic novel Emma. It launched the careers of its young cast including Alicia Silverstone, Britney Murphy, Donald Faison, and Paul Rudd. (IMDb-6.8/10)

Clueless (1995)- This film is hailed as a modern adaptation of Jane Austen's 1815 classic novel Emma. It launched the careers of its young cast including Alicia Silverstone, Britney Murphy, Donald Faison, and Paul Rudd. (IMDb-6.8/10)

Pitch Perfect (2012)- Screenwriter Kay Cannon adapted the comedy Pitch Perfect after being inspired by Mickey Rapkin's novel Pitch Perfect: A Quest for Collegiate Acapella Glory. (IMDb-7.2/10) Pitch Perfect (2012)- Screenwriter Kay Cannon adapted the comedy Pitch Perfect after being inspired by Mickey Rapkin's novel Pitch Perfect: A Quest for Collegiate Acapella Glory. (IMDb-7.2/10)

Pitch Perfect (2012)- Screenwriter Kay Cannon adapted the comedy Pitch Perfect after being inspired by Mickey Rapkin's novel Pitch Perfect: A Quest for Collegiate Acapella Glory. (IMDb-7.2/10)

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)-The Weinstein Company optioned author Matthew Quick’s debut novel The Silver Linings Playbook for a big screen adaptation before the book was released in September 2008. (IMDb-7.8/10) Silver Linings Playbook (2012)-The Weinstein Company optioned author Matthew Quick’s debut novel The Silver Linings Playbook for a big screen adaptation before the book was released in September 2008. (IMDb-7.8/10)

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)-The Weinstein Company optioned author Matthew Quick’s debut novel The Silver Linings Playbook for a big screen adaptation before the book was released in September 2008. (IMDb-7.8/10)

Drive (2011)- The film was inspired by James Sallis's novel "Drive" and the producers wanted Hugh Jackman to play the lead role. However he dropped out and Ryan Gosling took over the project. (IMDb-7.8/10) Drive (2011)- The film was inspired by James Sallis's novel "Drive" and the producers wanted Hugh Jackman to play the lead role. However he dropped out and Ryan Gosling took over the project. (IMDb-7.8/10)

Drive (2011)- The film was inspired by James Sallis's novel "Drive" and the producers wanted Hugh Jackman to play the lead role. However he dropped out and Ryan Gosling took over the project. (IMDb-7.8/10)

Psycho(1960)- Alfred Hitchcock acquired the film rights to Robert Bloch’s horror genre novel Psycho for $9,500 in 1959. He also bought every available copy in the country to keep the story’s surprise from the general public.(IMDb-8.5/10) Psycho(1960)- Alfred Hitchcock acquired the film rights to Robert Bloch’s horror genre novel Psycho for $9,500 in 1959. He also bought every available copy in the country to keep the story’s surprise from the general public.(IMDb-8.5/10)

Psycho(1960)- Alfred Hitchcock acquired the film rights to Robert Bloch’s horror genre novel Psycho for $9,500 in 1959. He also bought every available copy in the country to keep the story’s surprise from the general public.(IMDb-8.5/10)

Books are an inspiration for everyone and Hollywood does not shy away from taking inspiration from some of the best novels out there.
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