Worst Movies Based On Good Books


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21 Ender's Game
22 Endless Love

The novel was pretty good. The movie sucked. - RoseRedFlower

23 Children of the Corn
24 Vampire Academy

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

25 The Scarlet Letter
26 The Golden Compass
27 Swindle

The movie doesn't follow the plot or character descriptions at all

Swindle! I didn't know that there was a movie of swindle!

I expected this to be bad. - Garythesnail

28 The Duff

They changed one of the best books I've ever read into another cliche movie. First, they changed the main characters personality. She had more things to worry about then being a duff her life was complicated and sad. In the movie she was so heart broken by being a duff and changed herself to please others. Then it is her relationship with Wesley. After that is fact they just needed to add a mean girl and groups of people ( like there's no other movie like that. ) They also changed Wesley from rich to a jock. I honestly think the author allowed these changes for fame and was heart broken they changed it so much. - PandoraPanda

Had nothing to do with the book. First, they decided to add bella Thorne to be a mean girl (no mean girl in the book) then they needed to change a girl who had a horrible sad life to one who's only problem is that she's a duff and makes a big deal about it. They changed Wesley to a jock and added groups everyone had to be in ( so original. ) The author wanted fame so she let them change everything about the original amazing book. :(

29 The Hunger Games

Started the series on a good note but the movies got progressively worse and worse as it went on. There's a reason why Mockingjay is widely considered the worst book and the two Mockingjay movies the worst movies.

This Is A Great Movie, And The Book Is Great So This Shouldn't Be On The List - VideoGamefan5

I think the books are great and the mobiel too

30 I, Robot
31 Inkheart
32 Maximum Ride

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.

33 The Lovely Bones
34 The Lost World: Jurassic Park

This wasnt based on a book

35 Fifty Shades of Grey

Both This And The Book Are Trash - VideoGamefan5

Isn't this a porno? - Absolite

36 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

A disgrace. Lol I ranted the whole time at its premier - moonwolf

37 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

More like, a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad FILM! This pathetic film is basically "The Cat in the Hat 2.0". A horrific bastardization of the classic, amazing book it's supposedly based on, it barely follows the story, contains unfunny slapstick, stupid pop-culture references, and why is there a "penis" joke in a DISNEY film, along with male strippers? Basically, like with that other film I mentioned, it is inappropriate for children and families and off-putting. Hopefully Judith Viorst disowned this crap.

Watch the animated Golden Book Video one instead, it's much more faithful to the spirit of the excellent book. - SailorSedna

38 Bonfire of the Vanities
39 The Polar Express

Completly agree with you on this one, MoldySock. - beatles

40 Fantastic Mr. Fox
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