More Movies Based on Books
Looking for a good movie? Check out one of these past LitFlicks movies and the books they are based on.
Rebecca - Winter finds her married life dominated by the sinister, almost spectral influence of Maxim's late wife, Rebecca, who still rules from beyond the grave. Based on the book Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.
Moneyball - The story of Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players. Based on the book Moneyball by Michael Lewis.
Argo - On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants storm the American embassy in Tehran and capture dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal. There's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escape and a mid-level CIA agent named Antonio Mendez devises an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them. Based on the book Argo: how the CIA and Hollywood pulled off the most audacious rescue in history by Antonio J. Mendez.
No Country for Old Men - When a Vietnam veteran discovers two million dollars while wandering through the aftermath of a Texas drug deal gone horribly awry, his decision to abscond with the cash sets off a violent chain reaction in this crime drama. Based on the book No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy.
Lone Survivor - The story of four Navy SEALs sent on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative. Based on the book Lone Survivor: the Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwig and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 a true story by Marcus Luttrell.
To Have and Have Not - During World War II, a charter boat operator in the Caribbean breaks his policy of neutrality and takes a job transporting a resistance member to Martinique. Based on the novelk To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway.
The Man Who Came to Dinner - A famed author slips on the ice and is confined to the home of a bourgeois couple were he proceeds to plunge the household into chaos, ruling the place like a czar and meddling in everyone's love life. Based on the play The Man Who Came to Dinner by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart.
The Hunt for Red October - new technologically superior Soviet nuclear sub, the Red October, is heading for the United States coast under the command of Captain Ramius. The American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack. A lone CIA analyst has a different idea: he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it. At the same time, the entire Russian naval and air commands are trying to find Ramius too. Based on the novel The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy
The Big Short - details the lead up to the U. S. mortgage housing crisis. Starring Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Marisa Tomei. Based on the book The Big Short by Michael Lewis.
David Copperfield - is a classic Dickens' story about an orphaned boy who, with the help of a kindly aunt, escapes his stepfather's cruelty and grows up to become a successful author. Starring Lionel Barrymore, Basil Rathbone, and W.C. Fields and directed by George Cukor. Based on The Personal History of David Copperfield by Charles Dickens.
The Shawshank Redemption - Two convicts, one white and one black, never give up the dream of freedom, and together they turn hope and friendship into an uplifting bond no prison can ever take away. Starring Tim Robbins & Morgan Freeman and directed by Frank Darabont. Based on the story Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King.
Me Before You - Louisa “Lou” Clark moves from one job to help her family make ends meet. She becomes the caregiver of Will Traynor, a wealthy banker who became paralyzed a few years earlier. Will is cynical, but his outlook on life begins to change the longer he’s around Lou. Starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin. Based on the book of the same title by Jojo Moyes.
After the movie find out what happens next in Jojo Moyes' sequel After You.
Fahrenheit 451 - Help us celebrate Banned Books week with a screening of Fahrenheit 45, a visionary parable of a society gone awry, in which firemen burn books and the state suppresses learning. Meanwhile, the citizenry sits by in a drug-induced and media-saturated indifference. Starring Julie Christie and Oskar Werner. Based on the novel Fahreinheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
Fences- Troy Maxsen is a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. He once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was too old by the time the majors began admitting black players. When Troy’s son is offered the chance to meet a college football recruiter, Troy’s bitterness grows. Starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, and Stephen Henderson. Fences is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by August Wilson.
The Maltese Falcon - After the death of his partner, San Francisco private eye Sam Spade is dragged into a quest for a priceless statuette. Starring Humphrey Bogart & Mary Astor and directed by John Husten. The Maltese Falcon is based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett.
- It is 1943 and most of America’s young men are off to war. A wealthy candy manufacturer decides to start an all-female baseball league in order to keep the sport alive, as well as to make some extra money. Starring Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell, and Jon Lovitz. A League of Their Own is based on the book of the same title by Sarah Gilbert.
- In May 1940, German forces quickly advanced in to France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. In desperation, Britain sends civilian ships and boats to help military ships transport over 330,000 Allied troops to England in a little over a week as the Germans continue to close in. Starring Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, and Tom Hardy. Dunkirk is based on the book The Miracle of Dunkirk by Walter Lord.