Top 10 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

Honestly, I love the books and when I first saw this movie I thought it would be fun to watch.I was so wrong.First of all the two leads have basically no chemistry together.Second of all if they just changed the entire plot instead of changing a lot of it it would be fine.Just look at how to train your dragon.Third,Grover . All I need to say. Fourth, what the heck did they make hades into? Fifth, they just removed so much stuff. Sixth, literally the writer of percy jackson said that the movies were trash. Seventh, they twisted basically every event that happen. Eighth, they erased the best part, the fight with ares and put in some trash fight with percy and luke in.While he was using the flying shoes, which if my memory is right were cursed by luke. Wow. It was literally a two hour waste of my time, to sum it all up.

Absolutely atrocious. The Lightning Thief isn't the face for bad adaptations for nothing. They completely changed the story and the locations they visit are only loosely connected to the book. Even on its own right, it's trash because it's just a stereotypical teens film with the most unlikeable progatonists ever.

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.

The book is good, but the movie, not so much. Also, Percy in this looks nothing but a fully grown man. I remember seeing a little bit of this after we read the book in English class and it looks like I didn't even like it.

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

This was honestly a horror movie.Like, what the heck was that monstrosity posing as a cat? It was the scariest movie iv'e watched so far.Even scarier than actual horror movies because the cat was scarier than any monster.

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

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.

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!

3 Bridge to Terabithia Bridge to Terabithia Product Image
4 Eragon Eragon Product Image

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.

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

I enjoyed it better than Lightning Thief but that's not saying much. It feels slightly less convulted and the plot moves more naturally, but the climax is the stupidest crap I've had to endure from an ADAPTATION of all movies!

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

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

Amazing books, mediocre movies..

7 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Diary of a Wimpy Kid Product Image

Honestly, the first 3 films aren't bad at all, for me (and most other people) they were entertaining, I'm surprised it's even on the list. The Long Haul was a terribly mistake, and I think think THAT movie along deserves to be here, the other ones aren't that bad.

These 2 movies are 2 of the worst movies I've ever seen, the funny thing is there are more books after the 2nd one and they were gonna make the other ones into movies too, but these movies bombed big time at the box office so the producers killed all the other movies they were gonna make, and thank heavinly Jesus because these movies were HORRENDOUS

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!

8 Carrie (2013) Carrie (2013) Product Image

We don't need anymore remakes!

9 Twilight Twilight Product Image

How the hell nobody voted for this?

10 New Moon New Moon Product Image
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.

You are number four? Well I am number one!

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

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

16 Divergent Divergent Product Image

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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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