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15 Movies You Didn’t Know Were Based on Books

 

We know a lot of books get turned into movie adaptations, or even TV shows! Some books may be so obscure that the movie is often more popular. It’s a celebratory occasion when we find out that some classic movies are based on books because of course they are! Books are so amazing that of course they had to be turned into a film. 

 

In this list are 15 movies you might be familiar with and 15 books you might not have known they were based on. 

 

1) Shrek

 

Based on: Shrek! by William Steig 

 

2) The Parent Trap

 

Based on: Lottie and Lisa by Erich Kästner

 

3) Mean Girls

 

Based on: Queen Bees and Wannabees by Rosalind Wiseman 

 

4) Clueless

 

Based on: Emma by Jane Austen

 

5) Mrs. Doubtfire 

 

Based on: Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine 

 

6) Babe

 

Based on: The Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith 

 

7) Fern Gully

 

Based on: Fern Gully by Diana Young 

 

8) Jurassic Park

 

Based on: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton 

 

9) The Polar Express

 

Based on: The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg 

 

10) Goodfellas 

 

Based on: Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi 

 

11) Planet of the Apes

 

Based on: Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle

 

12) How to Train Your Dragon 

 

Based on: How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell 

 

13) Freaky Friday 

 

Based on: Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers 

 

14) The Brave Little Toaster

 

Based on: The Brave Little Toaster by Thomas M. Disch 

 

15) Jaws

 

Based on: Jaws by Peter Benchley 

 

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