Movies Based On Books With the Least Similarity to the Book

The Top TenXW

1Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

There were only two aspects of this movie that are also n the book the fact that food falls from the sky, and the fact that they escape the island when the falling food becomes too bad. Absolutely nothing else is similar

This should be number one. At least with HTTYD, the characters have the same names. With this, not even THAT is right. - LarkwingFlight

V2 Comments
2How to Train Your Dragon

I am fan of dragons and why I give my vote to this great and powerful animated film

Love this movie but I haven't read the books

V1 Comment
3Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

It's different but not even close to the profanity that is httyd movie.

4Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
5World War Z

The book and the movie both have zombies, but that's the end of the similarity.

6Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

Greg and Rodrick never got along in the book. The movie, meanwhile, also takes it's plot from the THIRD book, rather than the second. - LarkwingFlight

V1 Comment

I liked the movie and the names of the characters

8The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
9Ella Enchanted
10The Hunger Games

The Contenders

11The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

It's nothing like the book at all. Or the radio series. - PositronWildhawk

Agreed what happened to those joke and the ending was not at all like the book - Toucan

12I Am Legend
13The Lorax
14Bridge to Terabithia
15Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1
16The Day of the Triffids

I hope someone does a high quality version of this as a movie some day, because at the moment, the book's the only way to get the original story. - PositronWildhawk

17The Exorcist
18Hamlet 2
19Mary PoppinsV1 Comment
20Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
BAdd New Item

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Top Movies Based On Books Top Ten Movies Not Based On Books Best Disney Movies Based on Books Top Ten Most Overrated Movies Based On Books Best Greek-Myth Based Books and Movies

List StatsUpdated 6 Dec 2016

20 listings
1 year, 359 days old

Top Remixes

1. World War Z
2. I Am Legend
3. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
1. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
2. How to Train Your Dragon
3. World War Z



Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.