Books That Should Be Made Into Movies
This is a list of books that are NOT movies now, but should be in the future! If you would like a book that has already been made into a movie to be remade, there is another list where you can add it. Please do NOT post them here. Also, please do not post boxed sets or samples; many of them have books that are already on the list or books that have already been made into movies, and samples of books are incomplete excerpts of books that are about to be released.
701 The Sea of Tranquility
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702 Hard Eight (Stephanie Plum,...
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703 Mr. Psychic
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704 Personal Demons (Personal D...
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704 White Cat (Curse Workers, #1)
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706 Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels...
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707 River God (Ancient Egypt, #1)
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708 A Voice in the Wind (Mark o...
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709 Red Storm Rising
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709 Hot Six (Stephanie Plum, #6)
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711 Magician (The Riftwar Saga,...
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712 Survivor
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713 Insomnia
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714 The Mighty Storm (The Storm...
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715 Blue Noon (Midnighters, #3)
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716 Awoken
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716 Every Day (Every Day #1)
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718 Wallbanger (Cocktail, #1)
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719 We Have Always Lived in the...
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719 Eleven on Top (Stephanie Pl...
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721 Prey
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722 May Day (American Sulla, #1)
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723 Defending Jacob
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723 The Boy Who Sneaks in My Be...
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725 Perdido Street Station (Bas...
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726 Among the Betrayed (Shadow ...
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727 Zen and Sex
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728 The Dead-Tossed Waves (The ...
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729 Key trilogy collection (Key...
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730 The Grim Grotto (A Series o...
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731 It's Not Summer Without You...
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731 Out of My Mind
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733 The Good, the Bad, and the ...
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734 Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
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735 Skinned (Cold Awakening, #1)
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736 Ethereal (Celestra, #1)
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737 If You Could See Me Now
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738 The Nightlife: New York (Th...
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739 The Stranger She Married (R...
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739 The Magicians (The Magician...
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741 Leaving Paradise (Leaving P...
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742 Every Which Way But Dead (T...
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743 The Novice (The Black Magic...
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744 Archangel's Kiss (Guild Hun...
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745 Misguided Angel (Blue Blood...
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746 Beautiful Bastard (Beautifu...
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747 Cat's Cradle
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748 The Devouring (The Devourin...
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749 Birthmarked (Birthmarked, #1)
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750 Mister Monday (The Keys to ...
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751 Entwined with You (Crossfir...
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752 Dark Places
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753 Swan Song
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754 Change of Heart
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755 Magic America
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756 The Beach House
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756 In the Woods (Dublin Murder...
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758 The False Prince (The Ascen...
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759 Burned (Burned, #1)
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760 Still Missing
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760 The Jupiter Chronicles: The...
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762 Embrace (The Violet Eden Ch...
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763 Kafka on the Shore
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764 Peaches (Peaches, #1)
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765 A is for Alibi (Kinsey Mill...
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766 Natural Born Charmer (Chica...
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767 Splintered (Splintered, #1)
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768 To the Nines (Stephanie Plu...
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768 Nine Princes in Amber (Ambe...
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768 The Adoration of Jenna Fox ...
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771 Batman: The Dark Knight Ret...
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772 Kitty and the Midnight Hour...
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773 These Is My Words (Sarah Ag...
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773 Sharp Objects
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775 Against The Tide
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776 The Fallen Star (Fallen Sta...
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777 The Sight (Sight, #1)
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777 Maybe Someday (Maybe, #1)
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779 Everneath (Everneath, #1)
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780 Hunting Ground (Alpha & Ome...
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781 Crashing Back Down (Crashin...
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782 The Thief of Always
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782 Curse of The Salute
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784 Ripple
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785 Bad Girls Don't Die (Bad Gi...
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786 Going Too Far
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787 The Transylvania Flying Squ...
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788 Needful Things
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788 The Children of Húrin
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790 The Exiled Queen (Seven Rea...
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791 Arielle: Immortal Awakening...
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792 Geek Love
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792 The Foundation Trilogy (Fou...
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794 The Magician (The Secrets o...
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795 The Ocean at the End of the...
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795 The Vincent Boys (The Vince...
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797 A Disturbed Girl Implodes
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798 Jewels of the Sun (Gallaghe...
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799 Fever 1793
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800 The Last Prophet
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18,588 books · 49,594 voters · list created November 7th, 2008 by Michael (votes) .
Tags: book, film, films, movie, movies
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Comments (showing 1-50 of 726) (726 new)


message 1: by Robin (new)

Robin Reading this book you can almost "see" the scenes it would make a great movie.


message 2: by Michael (new)

Michael Kucharski Likely none of the books listed, the average movie script is 100 pages, which means the best movies are made from short stories, novellas or (by today's standards) short novels. I, for one, am tired of butched movie adaptions of novels, which are usually made not because the movie will be better than book or to further book sales but simply to make money and because studios are scared of doinf something original.


message 3: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl Most screenplays I've seen are 100-120 pages; the screenplay for Whale Song fits in that range and a respected film director is already interested. In fact, he called me after he read the script. Thankfully, he sees the vision of this film as much ad I do.

Cheryl Kaye Tardif
Bestselling author of Whale Song
Http://www.cherylktardif.com


message 4: by Carol (new)

Carol With the exception of Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon I haven't read any of the others yet.
Carol


message 5: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Donaghy Did someone change the name of this list? If so, what was the original title? Something to do with books that would make good movies? Let me know and I'll change it back.




message 6: by travelmel (new)

travelmel This was already done!


message 7: by Emma (new)

Emma 3 people voted for Angela's Ashes? Umm...there was a very famous movie made out of that a few years ago!

I suppose movies based on the Dark Tower series would be interesting, although it wouldn't work nearly as well as the books. Why bother?

Life of Pi would have definite movie potential.


message 8: by Mia (new)

Mia Marlowe I was just about to point that out, Emma. The movie Angela's Ashes was quite poignant and made me read the book.


message 9: by C. (new)

C. McKenzie I voted with the hope that if the books I enjoyed would be movies I could enjoy as well.


message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

I think that Clay by David Almond should be made into a movie... I can actually see the movie when I read the book. Too bad I'm not a producer, I wouldn't be able to make a movie or flash animation to save my life... :D


message 11: by ♥BookGeek♥ (new)

♥BookGeek♥ Hmmmmmm..... There are a lot of books that I can see as movies. The Luxe, Looking Glass Wars and Uglies are my top 3 though


message 12: by Rob (last edited May 17, 2009 05:39AM) (new)

Rob "Should" be pretty subjective, I'd like to think of my votes as "a few books/stories I'd love to see made into movies". (Also: what's up with the comments on my particular votes not "sticking"...?)


message 13: by Mike (last edited May 26, 2009 12:06PM) (new)

Mike I would argue that Ender's Game should be a movie. Yes, it's great, it's amazing really, but it's amazing because it's a well written book. I think it would lose a lot in translation to screenplay and would lose a lot depending on the actors. I chose not to put it in my list because of this. It's the thought of another book being ruined by a bad movie version. At least if we're going to ruin books, let's ruin the bad ones and not the good ones.
Not that I'm saying that the books I chose are bad books, just that if we're going to ruin a book by making it into a movie, just making it trite and predictable and easily accessible to all audiences, let's choose bad book that's poorly written. Then we'll look up from our good books that we're all snobby about and say "Oh, well, I wouldn't have read THAT." I think my new goal in life is to be as snobby as possible while not deserving to be.


message 14: by Mandy Sue (new)

Mandy Sue I don't know what I did. I thought I was making my own list. Sorry if I messed up your list. =(


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message 18: by Heather (new)

Heather Into Thin Air A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster was made into a movie by an independent company. My dad has the DVD.


message 19: by Mal (new)

Mal The Time Traveler's Wife has already been made and will be released in theaters August. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger


message 20: by Siobhan (new)

Siobhan i love th emorganville vampires books!!! they are my favorite series out of all the books ive read!..and ive read alot of books....


message 21: by Hadley (new)

Hadley I think the mysterious benedict society would be a great movie. (I pretty sure that the book would still be better)


message 22: by Serena (new)

Serena I think Airborn by Kenneth Oppel should be on there. It was soo good!


message 23: by Janet (new)

Janet there are a lot of books on here taht are already films...but i like the list...i am finding new books to read!


message 24: by Heather (new)

Heather Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and all but the last Harry Potter book have been made into movies.


message 25: by Heather (new)

Heather So has Twilight and New Moon is in post production.


message 26: by Ronyell (new)

Ronyell I think "The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship" should be on that list, but that's a kid's book! Although, this list seems pretty good.


message 27: by Amaal (new)

Amaal Ibrahim i think " Sundays at Tiffany's" should be added here


message 28: by Conor (new)

Conor 45 books on this list that have been made into movies, are being made into movies, or books adapted for television.


message 29: by Nina (new)

Nina Therkildsen Uglies should definitely be made into a movie!


message 30: by Silver (new)

Silver It is funny, I found there were some books that I liked too much to want to see as movies, becasue the movies always end up ruining them in someway. But there are some books that would be kind of cool to see.


message 31: by Shannan (new)

Shannan Henry when you're reading a book, you can visualize it like a movie, but when they actually are made into movies they almost never live up to my expectations.
like many of the harry potters.
like the golden compass.
like twilight.


message 32: by Shannon (new)

Shannon how do u add a book


message 33: by Shannon (new)

Shannon thr3e is already a movie


message 34: by Glenda (new)

Glenda I think "She's Come Undone" by Wally Lamb should be made into a movie.


message 35: by Claire (last edited Sep 07, 2009 01:42PM) (new)

Claire I think "Kissed by an Amgel" by Elizabeth Chandler should. I read the book several times and it is soo good! Anyone else read it??


message 36: by Malcolm (new)

Malcolm Michael wrote: "Likely none of the books listed, the average movie script is 100 pages, which means the best movies are made from short stories, novellas or (by today's standards) short novels. I, for one, am tire..."




message 37: by Daryn (new)

Daryn Weil Definitely would like to see Home Repair as a movie-- along the lines of Something's Gotta Give or My Big Fat Greek Wedding. It would be one of those quirky movies with heart. The movies this year have been dismal except for Every Little Step!


message 38: by Sammy (new)

Sammy  P OMG if City of Bones was made into a movie I would FREAK OUT!!


message 39: by Miriam (new)

Miriam I am Legend and Dragons of Autumn Twilight are both movies already.


Charlotte (Buried in Books) The Pilot's Wife - TV movie in 2002. Had Christine Lahti in it.


message 41: by J (new)

J The Host by Stephenie Meyer is going to be made into a movie! Ahhhhhhh! It's on her website. www.stepheniemeyer.com
:D


message 42: by Lily (new)

Lily Samantha wrote: "OMG if City of Bones was made into a movie I would FREAK OUT!!"


I KNOW! AHHHHHHHH. I love Jace. (: (: (: (:
he's so sexy ! and the covers are brill
aaaaaand I love Alec too! Viggo Mortensen with white hair should defs play Valentine.
The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot should be there tooShadowlandCity of Bones


message 43: by Kristie (new)

Kristie Klickin
I agree about Life of Pi. It would be a challenge but worth trying. I also agree about Home Repair Give me a movie with heart every time. I get so tired of violent movies.


message 44: by Adam (new)

Adam the lightning thief is already going to be a movie!!!! it comes out on presidents day 2010. there are two trailers. it looks awesome. they are starting to make a hunger games movie and an uglies movie.


message 45: by Adam (new)

Adam Shannan wrote: "when you're reading a book, you can visualize it like a movie, but when they actually are made into movies they almost never live up to my expectations.
like many of the harry potters.
like the gol..."


true. i hope the lightning thief, the hunger games, and uglies movies are good.


message 46: by Nandar (new)

Nandar OMG THe Host is going to be made into a movie.. i didn't read the book yett cuzzz it doesn't make sense too me!!


message 47: by Piece Of MinD (new)

Piece Of MinD com'on guys , i agree yes that the host is really good novel but i about making it to a movie am a bit skeptical cos the inner dialoge you know , it would be really hard to direct i think


message 48: by Minh-Anh (last edited Oct 20, 2009 05:54PM) (new)

Minh-Anh Adam wrote: "the lightning thief is already going to be a movie!!!! it comes out on presidents day 2010. there are two trailers. it looks awesome. they are starting to make a hunger games movie and an uglies mo..."

I saw a picture of the cast of the Lightning Thief and the boy who's going to play Grover, well, I think that he doesn't look like Grover.




message 49: by Adam (new)

Adam Minh-Anh wrote: "Adam wrote: "the lightning thief is already going to be a movie!!!! it comes out on presidents day 2010. there are two trailers. it looks awesome. they are starting to make a hunger games movie and..."

same here!!!


message 50: by Rebekah Faith (new)

Rebekah Faith i was reluctant to vote for some of the books i did, but out of the ones i did vote for i am hoping that if they were, they wouldn't/won't be messed up entirely.


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