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A work in progress. This list will (eventually) be comprised of every film that has been adapted from books.

A few guidelines for this list:

-It must be a full length novel/book (no comics, short stories, etc.)
-Children's books and play adaptations will be included
-TV movies will not be included
-There are many books that have multiple film adaptations, but only 1 will be used for each book

If you know of any films that are not on this list yet, you can post them at www.listal.com/topic/definitive-list-films-adapted-books

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Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Feb 5 11:14
Thanks thenoah!

I've added them all, with the exception of Nosferatu as I already have one of the 'Dracula' adaptations, plus that film was under a lot of legal implications for being an "unauthorized adaptation" (as silly as that is). Thanks again though!
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Feb 6 9:04
Off the top of my head...

About a Boy
High Fidelity
Fever Pitch (twice)
The Snapper
Naked Lunch
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Pride & Prejudice (dir. Joe Wright)
1984
127 Hours
Naked Lunch
Disgrace
Wonder Boys
Ethan Frome
The House of Mirth
The Cider House Rules
Butterfield 8
A Farewell to Arms (twice)
All Quiet on the Western Front (twice)
As I Lay Dying
Fahrenheit 451
Something Wicked This Way Comes
The Power of One
Being There
Catch 22
The Namesake
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Slaughterhouse-Five
Breakfast of Champions

and a bunch of body snatchers stuff based on Finney's novel.

Something tells me you have your work cut out for you. Best of luck!
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Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Feb 6 9:13
-Children's books and play adaptations will be included

Ah, I didn't see that you're including plays.

Whole bunch of Shakespeare, obviously. Lots of Tennessee Williams too.

Long Day's Journey into the Night
Death of a Salesman
Chicago
A Doll's House
Canterbury Tales
Dial M for Murder
Wait Until Dark
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Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Feb 6 9:31
Great list, so many movies here, so many good books to read...
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Feb 6 20:21
The Road
Salo
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Sweeny Todd
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Feb 7 4:42
Thanks Xanadon't! I've added them all, including all the Shakespeare and Williams ones too (I think I got them all haha)
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Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Feb 23 2:02
I have others I can come up with:

A Room with a View
The Remains of the Day
The Bonfire of the Vanities
Shining Through
The House of the Spirits
Sliver
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
The Postman (1997)
Year of the Dragon
Slapstick of Another Kind
Watchers (Dean Koontz)
Hideaway (Koontz)
Phantoms (Koontz)
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at May 28 20:18
Off the top of my head...

Norwegian Wood (Murakami)
Wings of the Dove, What Maisie Knew, The Portrait of a Lady, Daisy Miller, The Innocents, The Golden Bowl, Bostonians, etc. (James)
War and Peace (Tolstoy)
Glass Key, Thin Man, Maltese Falcon (Hammett)
Goodbye Columbus, Human Stain, Portnoy's Complaint(Roth)
Closely Watched Trains (Hrabal)
Mildred Pierce, Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity (Cain)
The Trial (Kafka)
Lady Chatterley's Lover, Women in Love, The Rainbow, Sons and Lovers (Lawrence)
Hotel New Hampshire, World According to Garp (Irving)
Breakfast at Tiffany's, In Cold Blood (Capote)
The Big Clock (Fearing)
Never Let Me Go (Ishiguro)
Love in the Time of Cholera (Garcia Marquez)
The Leopard (Tomasi di Lampedusa)
Death in Venice (Mann)
A Scanner Darkly (Dick)
On the Road (Kerouac)
To Have and Have Not (Hemingway)
East of Eden (Steinbeck)
Kiss of the Spider Woman (Puig)
What's eating Gilbert Grape (Hedges)
The Graduate (Webb)
Doctor Zhivago (Pasternak)
Cosmopolis (DeLillo)
Evelyn Waugh, Thomas Hardy, Graham Greene, E.M. Forster, John Le Carre novels

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