Top Ten Tuesday: Movies We’d Like to See Adapted Into Books


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.

 Today’s Topic: Movies We’d Like to See Adapted Into Books

The book to movie route is common, but we are switching it up and writing about the movies we’d like to see adapted into books!


Let me start by saying I don’t like movies very much (insert gasp). My husband laughed when I told him I was writing this post. We compiled this list together, and took us a long time. I would much rather read a book than watch a movie, and the fewer movies I watch, the more I stray from them. Most nights, my husband watches a movie on the TV, and I sit next to him, curled up with a book.

1. Crazy Stupid Love

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This is my favorite movie. It was so enjoyable, and the weaving plot lines would make for a great book.

2. Downton Abbey (TV Series. I am cheating.)

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They are making a movie, right? This series would translate really well to literature!

3. Hotel Rwanda

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This movie gutted me. I showed it every year to my students, and it promoted a lot of discussion. I’d love it in book form.

4. The Thing Called Love

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I used to watch this movie hundreds of times when I was growing up. It would have to come with a CD, too, I suppose, because the music is important.

5. Any Movie with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore

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I love every comedy made by this duo (including Blended, not pictured). I am not sure if they’d translate well to books, but I’d read them!


Ricki, I so agree about Sandler/Barrymore movies! Here are some of my favorite movies that I would love to read as a book.

1. American History X

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What an epic movie, and I would love an extended version to learn more about the characters and get deeper into the story.

2. Memento


It would be so interesting to see how Memento would be executed as a book. The way clues are shared throughout the movie would be fascinating to read. (Memento is technically based on a short story, but I would love to see it as a book.)

3. Pulp Fiction

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I really love movies where a bunch of different story lines come together, and I love books that are the same, and Pulp Fiction is one of the best.

4. In Time

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I loved the premise of this dystopian movie, and I would love to have a series based around the world.

5. Any Pixar Movie

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I love all Pixar movies, and I would love to have novels about the movies. There are picture books about them, but I would love to see these expanded.

Which movies would you like to see adapted into books?

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1 thought on “Top Ten Tuesday: Movies We’d Like to See Adapted Into Books”

  1. Really good lists…and a really fascinating topic, since we usually go Books to Movies. Ricki, Hotel Rwanda is sort of based on a book (loosely): An Ordinary Man by Paul Rusesabagina. My son read it for his World Lit class and it’s on my shelf now, thoufgh I haven;t gotten to it yet (story of my life!). Its his autobiography, so the movie is based on it, though not strictly adapted.

    I was certain Pulp Fiction was based on an EWlmore Leonard novel, but oddly, only Get Shorty was a novel (they share some of the same characters) – interesting. I learned a lot reading your lists!

    I totally agree on Crazy Stupid Love and Momento. And I had never heard of In Time or The Thing Called Love, so I added them both to my movie TBW list!

    Great lists!


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