Books That Should Be Made Into Movies

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Which book or book series do you think should have a movie made from it?

The Top Ten

1 Stargirl - Jerry Spinelli

One of my favorite books of all time, this is a realistic fiction set in Arizona, so it should be relativity easy to pull off, but what will make it good is the clever plot line that will make you laugh so hard you get stitches, and will move you to tears. The character that the novel is named after, Stargirl, will be the most vivid character will ever read in your life time.

A very odd girl comes to school. At first she's popular, but she later stops.

This book was awesome! Had to red it in class, which I don't often like, but I enjoyed this one.

Yes! I think that the setting for the movie would be AMAZING!

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2 The Silmarillion - J.R.R. Tolkien

This epic book predates all of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit books, and sets up a history and ancestry for them.
So many great stories, and so many great characters, could be made into a long-running franchise of at least 10 movies.

Best book ever deserves the best movie ever

Oh please, Peter Jackson? - LarkwingFlight

The Silmarillion is actually the center point for which JRR Tolkien created high fantasy. Best movie (or 4 or 5 of them) ever.

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3 Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer

Harry Potter was made movie... but Artemis would be better!!!!

A great book which could be made into an awesome movie. Also'Percy Jackson' but its being made into a movie.

It is a great series that would be a great movie as well

4 Percy Jackson & the Olympians - Rick Riordan

this series is the best you must make all of the books into a movie!

Wish they can make a real good movie with real scenes and great characters. These two movies makes me wanna throw up. The book is fantastic so I wonder why the movie is terrible. There's just too many changes.

This book will probably be made into a film as they have already made the first two books into films

I mean a REAL movie, not Logan Lerman's attempt.

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5 Bone - Jeff Smith
6 Pendragon - D.J. MacHale

I read that series so many times and I'm still not tired of it but if they do make it I'm afraid they might mess it up because sometimes when they make a good series in to a movie it can turn out terrible but since dj machale produces T.V. shows and stuff and he knows what he's doing that would be good so if it does make it to the bigscreens then dj should help out

Holy crap would this ever make a great film. And D. J. MacHale also worked on shows like 'Are You Afraid of the Dark' and 'Flight 29 Down'. Pendragon would definitely be 5 star. - Oreanta

When I was reading this series it seemed to be the only thing I could ever think about, all I could do was read, read, read, and read. It was wonderful. If you have not read these books already, you haven't lived life. So please go and enjoy this wonderful suspense-filled sries. And I promise, you will devour it. Just as I have.

This book is my favorite book it is so amazing I have read it 3 times. - Lord_Allen

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7 The Truth About Forever - Sarah Dessen

I would love a movie on this book. The entire book conveys real emotion! Love that about it!

Have been waiting for years gor this book to be made into a movie, will it happen soon?

This is the only YA novel I love and it should be adapted into a movie! - Fazrin

Awesome book, amazing author.

8 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez

I loved it but it just can't be made into a movie

This book is just "unmovieable". - snet15

This book is just "umovieable". - snet15

9 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth - Jeff Kinney

I heard it is - Sausagelover99

10 Looking for Alaska - John Green

They are making a movie aren't they? Well, agreed but I'd love an abundance of katherines to be made into movie more

The Contenders

11 Warriors Series - Erin Hunter

Hard to imagine how they'd get the cats to fight, but hey, this series desperately needs more attention. seriously, if they can find a way to combine like maybe 3 books into 1 movie and still make it good, they could cover the whole first six books in 2 movies! I'd totally watch them - ThatStrangeKid42

It would have to be done in animation similar to avatar the last airbender or some other really well made cartoon there is no way this could be done with actual cats - maverick88

This is a great, popular series! The movie (if made right) would be completely EPIC! - Splashstorm

I love this book it would be the best thing in the world if it was a movie

There is a lot of controversy on this and my opinion is that they SHOULDN’T make a movie. There is no way they could find the time to turn 60 books into a movie. And along with that, they’d have to take out a lot of characters. The producers wouldn’t have time for minor characters, even the ones we love - WarriorCass

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12 The Contender - Robert Lipsyte
13 The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1) - Kazu Kibuishi
14 I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You - Ally Carter

Cammie attends an all-girls boarding school for spies. When she bumps into a hot but normal boy during a training exercise, she has to use all her skills to stop the school from finding out about her crush and stop the boy from learning who she really is.

15 Green Eggs and Ham - Dr. Seuss

There is no way they can stretch the story so much it would last 2 hours. It may be a little entertaining, but the book itself is no more than 40 or 50 pages (I think). Besides, the story itself wasn't all that good, unlike the Lorax and Horton Hears a Who!, which both got turned into movies. Maybe a different Dr. Seuss book could be made in a movie, just not Green Eggs and Ham.

The other Dr. Seuss movies are awesome and this book is AWESOME! I think they should make The Cat In The Hat Comes Back. I also think if they made The Island of the Blue Dolphins, Miranda Cosgrove would be the perfect actress because she looks a lot like the character in the book.

Agreed! And you can get both Johnny Depp & Jim Carrey to star!

Please Illumination
MAKE THIS - JPK

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16 Seconds Away - Harlan Coben
17 Forest Born - Shannon Hale

Forest girl Rin always had the trees for company. But one day, they turn away from her and grow silent. Not feeling she belongs anymore, she goes to the city. But an unknown person is threatening the royal family, and Rin and her friends are in for a nasty surprise. This is the sequel to River Secrets.

18 Golden Boy - Tara Sullivan

In Tanzania, Habo is born with white skin, yellow hair and pale blue eyes - an albino. He already feels left out at home, but when his family moves house, he realizes that there are people who kill albinos to use their body parts as talismans. Habo has to flee for his life, hunted by a ruthless killer.

19 Frantic - Katherine Howell

Very interesting and intriguing story. It could have been a great Thriller/Mystery. The main female character is a very cool and desperate personality. I like her - Irina2932

Frantic would make a great movie, thoroughly enjoyed it to read, love to see it on the screen.

Awesome crime novel that just unfolds in front of you exactly like a movie! I can't believe it hasn't been made into one already. Her other books are just as good too.

Fantastic author and all her books are deserving

20 Fox in Socks - Dr. Seuss
21 Dragonriders of Pern Series - Anne McCaffrey

Would make for an awesome series of movies that I think would be better than Lord of the Rings. -

They are actually making this into a movie,

22 Marked - Kristin Cast and P. C. Cast
23 A Song of Ice and Fire Series - George R. R. Martin

At least it's a show which is so amazing on HBO

By George R. R. Martin. Would be fantastic films.

24 Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver
25 Curse of the Spider King - Christopher Hopper and Wayne Thomas Batson
26 Dork Diaries 1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life - Rachel Renee Russell

No

No no no no no no, please I HATE this series! It's so fake, high school is nothing like that and it's literally every teen drama cliche in like ten books. I really hate these, in no way should this be a movie. - SassyEquine

27 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever - Jeff Kinney
28 The Dark Tower Series - Stephen King

I so agree with previous comments. Very cool and interesting books. Stephen King is The King. I hope they make the movie but I guess they are afraid of comparisons with the books - Irina2932

deserves higher
amazing series, though slightly disappointing ending
would love to see the movie - philosnav

My favorite books though it would be hard to make a movie from it. - slbrown

This is actually a movie - SassyEquine

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29 Dante's Inferno - Dante Alighieri

There was already a movie made in 1935 but it sucked and is due for a remake... great part of the Divine Comedy series.

If it turns out anything like the video game, we're in for quite a ride!

All hope abandon ye who enter in!

30 The 7th Victim - Alan Jakobson

Very interesting, intriguing and even shocking book. The ending blew me away. I didn't expect it - Irina2932

31 The 39 Clues - Rick Riordan
32 Crank - Ellen Hopkins

Any by Ellen Hopkins honestly! But I personally like Tricks and Identical better than crank.

33 Let's Pretend This Never Happened (Dear Dumb Diary, No. 1) - Jim Benton
34 The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon - Steven King

It is Stephen - Sausagelover99

35 Wolf Totem - Jiang Rong

Chen Zhen, a student from Beijing, goes to live with the Mongols on the grassland and discovers how much they respect and learn from wolves.

36 Envy - Sandra Brown
37 Smile - Raina Telgemeier

I think this could maybe be a good movie, I thought the book was relatively enjoyable. - SassyEquine

38 The Demonata Series - Darren Shan

When I was a kid I wanted to grow up and become a movie producer so that I can make this series - pouria_mt

Lol it's me again and I'm still waiting for the movie - pouria_mt

Any of Darren Shans books would make a good movie

39 Skulduggery Pleasant - Derek Landy

Great book Derek Landy deserves a chance at movies and it is such a good book makes a definite good movie

It would make a good movie because there's so much action and it's so funny!

I agree its brilliant can't put it down but this should be no1 it rules go Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain and Tanith and Ghastly and China and Sanguine and Fletcher and everyone

Landry should be the screenwriter too

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40 The Goose Girl - Shannon Hale
41 The Night Itself - Zoe Marriott

After Mio steals her grandfather's magical katana, she sets a bloodsucking monster loose on the streets of London. With the help of her friend Jack and the boy Shinobu, who was trapped in the katana, and the shapeshifting Kitsune, she must defeat the monster and prove herself worthy of the sword.

42 True Colors - Kristin Hannah
43 I Am America (And So Can You!) - Stephen Colbert

Best Book Ever and it would make the best movie ever! - crazyeyes56

A documentary about Colbert? best movie ever - ThisSiteSucks

44 One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish - Dr. Seuss

Illumination Would Probably Make This And I Want Them Too - JPK

45 The Ice People - Barjavel

This classic sci-fi novel (1968) screams to be made into a movie. La nuit des temps. A terrefic read.

46 Nineteen Minutes - Jodi Picoult

Peter Houghton was bullied since he was 5.

He had no friend.

He has been stripped naked infront of everyone.

And people kept on calling him homo and freak.

One day, he went to school and killed 10 people and injured 19 others.

People call him a monster.

I believe he's a victim.

P.S. this novel should be made into a movie so that bullies out there will know how their action can destroy someone's life! - Fazrin

I read this book and cried so much because just wow. If this was made into a movie, it could be so so so good!

47 The Catcher In the Rye - J.D.Salinger
48 Candy: A Novel of Love and Addiction - Luke Davies

The image literally says "now a major motion picture". - BeatlesFan1964

49 Travel Team - Mike Lupica
50 Island of the Blue Dolphins - Scott O'Dell

Already made into a movie many years ago, but deserves an updated version.

this deserves a break, it's so heartwarming - sivencoin

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Top Remixes (6)

1. Bone - Jeff Smith
2. The Contender - Robert Lipsyte
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth - Jeff Kinney
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1. Seconds Away - Harlan Coben
2. Marked - Kristin Cast and P. C. Cast
3. Dork Diaries 1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life - Rachel Renee Russell
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1. The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1) - Kazu Kibuishi
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever - Jeff Kinney
3. The 39 Clues - Rick Riordan
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