Worst Movies Based On Good Books

The Top Ten

1 Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief Product Image

Making a live-action Percy Jackson series was just a horrendous idea in the first place. Let's see:
1.Logan Lerman and Alexandra Daddario were already about 17, give or take a year or two
2. Rick Riordan was still making The Heroes of Olympus
3. The plotline was totally botched and compressed into two stupid movies
4. The cast would be playing their respective roles well into their 40s if they decided to continue the series
5. Nothing can piss Percy Jackson fans off more than a crappy live-action "series"
Really, there's no competition for crap slot #1 when there's this nightmare.

Even if you don't enjoy reading the books the movie is just way too stereotypical.
Stereotype 1: Percy Jackson woahs at literally everything. Even walking down the street is apparently something new to this guy.
Stereotype 2: Annabeth and Percy, even though they had no chemistry, become boyfriend and girlfriend.
Stereotype 3: The black guy is a crazy ladies man who is hilarious.
Stereotype 4: Hades is the devil. NEWS FLASH: Hades is probably the nicest god of the big three.
There are so many more but these cover the three main characters and one of the bad guys. I'll post a companion comment with the books in mind.

No one hates the Percy Jackson movies more than Percy Jackson fans.
Its an abomination.
Firstly, they took away Annabeth and Grover's personalities. Annabeth literally won no fights and her kick butt nature was taken away, along with her past and her Yankees cap. Grover was turned into some buff ladies man which is the complete opposite of his personality.

Not to mention the story line was completely changed ( they were not looking for pearls), Luke seemed like he was acting for himself, Kronos was not mentioned and so many other characters were taken away. Annabeth wasn't even shocked buy his betrayal.

And they never battled a hydra in the first book.

Annabeth's hair is supposed to be blonde and curly and she is supposed to have grey eyes.

And all the characters were to old. This basically runes everything. And annabeth and Percy were not supposed to make love eyes at each other.

Ugh! They like took the name of the book and some of the names, that's it. They should remake it with characters the same age, same description, and AT LEAST GET THE STINKIN PLOT RIGHT! If you remember correctly, Poseiden was blamed for stealing Zeus's bolt. not Percy. They didn't even bring some of the BEST characters like Clarisse and Mr. D or what about Ares who played a significant role? Annabeth was brunette instead of blond, Poseidon looked nothingg like Percy, in fact Percy was the only one who matched the description, THE ACTING WAS TERRIBLE. Did you hear about the petition for making a new movie and actually making it good? I agree.

2 The Cat In the Hat The Cat In the Hat Product Image

Only at #4? As someone who saw this and Percy Jackson movie, let me say that at least the Lightning Thief was good in its own right, even if it was almost nothing like the books.

This ABOMINATION, on the other hand, fails on almost every level (creepy looking and OOC characters, cheap production, terrible script, racist and sexist stereotypes, sexual innuendos galore, etc.). If I'm perfectly honest, I blame the director, Bo Welch, for this. A lot of this jargon was actually going to appear in the Grinch but Ron Howard had the decency to put his foot down and set a limit on how much of this bull crap (especially the innuendos) would make the cut, meaning the rest got carried over to The Cat In The Hat and Bo Welch delightfully gave that jargon the rubber stamp of approval. DreamWorks being involved this time around, unlike The Grinch, probably didn't help matters. There's a reason they almost went bankrupt - people got turned off by too many pop culture references in their ...more

UGH! I HATE this movie! It's sickeningly colorful, the characters personalities are abysmal, and the Cat and the fish are both extremely ugly (I wouldn't be surprised if the cat was a pedophile)! So many pop culture references! When I first watched it on Cartoon Network, I wanted to turn it off SO BADLY, but there was nothing else to watch! Don't watch this movie! Burn it with fire! 0/10!

After reading this list, I agree with the person who said that The Lightning Theif was good in its own right. It may not have been quite as good as the book, but it's still good nonetheless. Also, why are several great movies (Bridge to Terabithia, Narnia) on this list?
This film deserves to be number one. Poor visuals and animation, and the humor is really disturbing and inappropriate. The book was fun and enjoyable. The film is none of these.

The book, was creative, goofy, had a ton of effort put into it. Do you have any idea how much trouble Dr. Suess went through to publish this? He couldn't find anyone who would publish it, so he became a publisher who published it himself. The movie on the other hand, is the worst. Most kids today have read the book and don't even know that there IS a movie.

3 Bridge to Terabithia Bridge to Terabithia Product Image

This movie was really good. The book was amazing. If kids are too young to face "harsh reality," when should they have to?

I thought this movie and the book it was based on were just depressing. the idea of the girl drowning in the lake almost made wanna cry. this is a movie that I will not ever watch again because it describes the harsh reality of losing someone young at this age.

Movie was way better than book.

This book was horrid...

4 Eragon Eragon Product Image

Love the movie.
The actor Ed Speleers is gorgeous lol.
If you think it was rubbish then you think Barry Trotter should have a movie. Barry Trotter and the Shameless Parody, Barry Trotter and the Unnecessary Sequel, and Barry Trotter and the Dead Horse.

I can rant about this movie on and on and I'm pretty tolerable about changes from the source material but this movie wasn't even good on it's own.

Rant on the movie you Caillou.
Talk like it was a great book but how famous is it? It's a meh book.

This was absolutely terrible if I wAtch it again...

5 Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters Product Image

The live-action version of The Sea of Monsters was a step in the right direction, although I am not saying by much. Once again, the Percy Jackson movie franchise totally botched the plotline and characters. But hey, at least they threw in Clarisse la Rue and Dionysus, right? Wrong. Those two characters had to call in for rain-checks in The Lightning Thief, but you don't just go "Oh, sorry we totally forgot about these very important characters the last time. Here they are." Just leave them out! You don't act completely stupid if you do. Also, you DO NOT compress four freakin' books into one. That's exactly what whoever the director was had done though. They seriously thought they could compress the Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian into one movie. What a failure.

This movie made no sense. Kronos rose in the fourth book, but he never rose as his true form, nor was he that easy to beat. Nobody looks like how they are described in the books, and the movies ruined the books. The books are much much Much (x 10,000) better than the movies.

Better than the first movie but still should be up there at the top because it had none of the charismatic cherictors form the book. Along with none of the plot and the central cherictors to back it up. This movie is a mess

They kind of ended the whole series in two movies instead of 6, and the ending makes absolutely no sense, way worse than the first one.

6 The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe Product Image

I thought the movie was actually all right. Mr Lewis didn't have much humour in the book(by the way I love comedy, who doesn't? ) and I'm glad they add some in the movie.

What in hell is this movie doing on this list?!

I loved these movies. They were amazing.

Amazing books, mediocre movies..

7 Carrie (2013) Carrie (2013) Product Image

This remake was amazing! I really don't get why people hate this remake. Chloe Grace Moretz is a great choice for Carrie! It was faithful to the original film, it was really intense, and suprisingly, it can be emotional at times! Seeing Carrie getting bullied and getting abused by her religious fanatic mother made me feel bad for her!

We don't need anymore remakes!

Now u will know she sucks

8 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Diary of a Wimpy Kid Product Image

Holly Hills was a terrible character and the films were all generally quite depressing. Nowhere near as funny.

Patty Ferral was horrible! Scratch that. Calling her horrible is quite nice. She's a demon possessed child!

Rodrick is my fave because he bullies Greg and has a band.

The book was good but not the movie.

9 Twilight Twilight Product Image

Were the Twilight books any good? I haven't read them but from what I've heard, both novel and film were terrible.

I agree. Carrie was really good. And what is Lion Witch and Wardrobe doing on her

I actually really liked Carrie.


10 New Moon New Moon Product Image

The Book Was Trash, And This Was Also Trash

The Contenders

11 I Am Number Four I Am Number Four Product Image

Are a scenes that don't like just the book got and got so much errors for example
1- In the book, John got the scar in a boat, in the movie got the scar in a beach
2- in the book sam is redhead, in the movie is brunette
3- in the book Henri dies in the battle at the school, in the movie dies in the battle at the incoporation of the web site of aliens
4- in the book the house of the party is in flames, in the movie only John save Sarah and more later escape
5- in the book the principal of the school show John a article that show he is a alien, in the movie that don't show

Conclusion: the movie was produced to got money

The series is amazing I've read it all but the movie made the whole story just like every other bad forgettable action movie ever.

I read the series. Perhaps my favorite books series ever. But this movie does not do it justice. THANKS BAY,YOU RUINED I AM NUMBER FOUR LIKE TRANSFORMERS. THANKS YOU EXPLOSIVE JERK.

The movie will better if it directed the original writters, BUT NO, LET'S DIRECT A MOVIE BASED ON A BOOK WITH Michael BAY, IF WILL BEEN GREAT (sarcasm)

12 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Product Image
13 Ella Enchanted Ella Enchanted Product Image
14 Gulliver's Travels (2010) Gulliver's Travels (2010) Product Image

Hey! It's Jack Black! I love Jack Black!

15 How the Grinch Stole Christmas How the Grinch Stole Christmas Product Image

I love this movie! At least is better than "The Cat in the Hat"

It was slightly better than CITH, but it's on par with the Lorax movie.

Hey this was a decent movie

This Film Is A Guilty Pleasure For Me

16 Divergent Divergent Product Image

All the good parts (like someone getting stabbed in the eye) are out

Instead it was basically a remake of hunger games

Where's the scene Edward gets straddled in the eye 😬

I liked this move my only problem is that the scene for Edward getting stabbed is made and cutout, otherwise great adaptation

17 Ramona and Beezus Ramona and Beezus Product Image
18 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Product Image

Good animation, but apart from that, it was a bit of a mess.

19 It (1990) It (1990) Product Image

I actually like this a lot more than the recent versions. Tim Curry is a much better Pennywise (The new guy was hindered by too much CGI).

Everyone spoke about this at the time it first came out but now that time has gone by, people aren’t really going to remember this one that well. All because of the 2017 version. In my opinion, that version was better as it got a bit more right than the original mini-series

20 Outbreak Outbreak Product Image
21 Endless Love Endless Love Product Image

The novel was pretty good. The movie sucked.

22 Maximum Ride Maximum Ride Product Image

This movie was very disappointing compared to the book. It is nothing like the book and LOTS of the scenes are not how it happened in the book.

The only characters that seemed accurate were Angel and Gazzy. The rest of the cast looked nothing like how the characters were protrayed in the book. And they never said Fang’s name once in the movie.

23 Children of the Corn Children of the Corn Product Image
24 Vampire Academy Vampire Academy Product Image

Never read the book but this movie was so stupid. And I hated Rose in this movie. So whiny and arrogant.

25 Ender's Game Ender's Game Product Image

Actually I like the film better than the book. When I read the book, I expected more out of it, but I was mildly disappointed and I fail to understand its praise.

This movie was bad, but Orson Scott Card said way before this was made that Hollywood could never due his book as written.

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