We have enjoyed a lot of these movies without any idea that they were all book adaptations, we attempt a small compilation of some of the best-known works of derivation in Hollywood.

The list is not an attempt at a comprehensive listing, but just a topic of relaxation and to spur more discussions.

From Hollywood we will be looking at the best works of book adaptation in the Nollywood space.

  1. The Godfather (Mario Puzo)
  2. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
  3. David Copperfield (Charles Dickens)
  4. IT (Stephen King)
  5. The 39 Steps (John Buchan)
  6. Moby-Dick (Herman Melville)
  7. The Silence Of The Lambs (Thomas Harris)
  8. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
  9. Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk)
  10. Emma (Jane Austen)
  11. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Ken Kesey)
  12. Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
  13. No Country For Old Men (Cormac McCarthy)  
  14. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
  15. The Body or Stand By Me (Stephen King)
  16. Silver Linings Playbook (Matthew Quick)
  17. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Or Blade Runner (Philip K. Dick)
  18.  American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)
  19. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
  20. Sense & Sensibility (Jane Austen)
  21.  Heart Of Darkness or Apocalypse Now (Joseph Conrad)
  22. James Bond (Ian Fleming)
  23. WiseGuy or Goodfellas (Nicholas Pileggi)
  24. Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)
  25. L.A. Confidential (James Ellroy)
  26. Dune (Frank Herbert)
  27. Song of Ice and Fire or Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin)
  28. The Good Liar (Nicholas Searle)

FUN FACTS:

What is the most adapted story ever?

One book that has been adapted very frequently (in one form or another) is Charles Dickens’ 1843 Christmas story A Christmas Carol, which has around 20 film adaptations to date.

What film has the most adaptations?

Sherlock Holmes once held the Guinness World Record for the most adapted character from a book or novel, and, with over 44 different adaptations, re-imaginings, and modernizations.

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