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.
801 Natural Born Charmer (Chica...
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802 The Fallen Star (Fallen Sta...
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803 Going Bovine
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804 Against The Tide
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805 Nine Princes in Amber (Ambe...
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806 The Legend of the Firewalke...
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807 Sharp Objects
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807 The Forever War (The Foreve...
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809 Kissing Coffins (Vampire Ki...
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809 Incarnate (Newsoul, #1)
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811 The Dark and Hollow Places ...
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812 Embrace (The Violet Eden Ch...
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813 The Novice (The Black Magic...
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814 The Unicorn Tree
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815 Wallbanger (Cocktail, #1)
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816 Among the Brave (Shadow Chi...
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816 A Voice in the Wind (Mark o...
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818 Everneath (Everneath, #1)
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819 I Know This Much Is True
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819 This Changes Everything (Th...
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821 Among the Barons (Shadow Ch...
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822 Intuition (The Premonition,...
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823 Going Too Far
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824 Fall of Giants (The Century...
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825 Birthright (The Dark Gifts,...
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826 The Skinwalker's Apprentice
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827 Bad Girls Don't Die (Bad Gi...
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828 Lockdown (Escape From Furna...
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828 Yours Truly, Taddy (The Und...
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830 The Drake House
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831 Rainbow Six (John Clark, #2)
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831 Destined (House of Night, #9)
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833 The Heretic Queen
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833 Ice Station (Shane Schofiel...
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833 The Orb of Truth (The Horn ...
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833 The Ocean at the End of the...
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837 Something About You (FBI/US...
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837 The Beekeeper's Apprentice ...
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839 The Foundation Trilogy (Fou...
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840 Savvy (Savvy, #1)
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841 Heir Apparent (Rasmussem Co...
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842 Rot and Ruin (Benny Imura, #1)
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843 Circle of Five (Pha Yul, #1)
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844 Fever 1793
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845 Warbreaker (Warbreaker, #1)
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846 The Eight (The Eight #1)
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847 Teen Idol
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848 The Declaration (The Declar...
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849 The Master and Margarita
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850 The Mystic Princesses and t...
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850 Hunting Ground (Alpha & Ome...
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852 Heartsick (Gretchen Lowell,...
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852 The Forbidden Trilogy
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854 A Fistful of Charms (The Ho...
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855 A Human Element
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856 Among the Enemy (Shadow Chi...
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857 Replay
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858 Ringworld (Ringworld, #1)
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859 Point Blank (Alex Rider, #2)
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860 Bound By Blood: Volume 2 (B...
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861 The Golem's Eye (Bartimaeus...
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861 Charmed Life (Chrestomanci,...
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861 My Life Next Door (My Life ...
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864 Heavy Duty People (Brethren...
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865 Night Pleasures (Dark-Hunte...
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866 Saphirblau (Edelstein Trilo...
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867 Everyone Burns (Time, Blood...
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867 Out of My Mind
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869 The Warded Man (Demon Cycle...
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870 The Blade Itself (The First...
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871 Goddess of the Night (Daugh...
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872 My Love Lies Bleeding (Drak...
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873 In the Heart of the Sea: Th...
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873 Holding On and Letting Go (...
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873 All My Life (First Things, #1)
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876 Life... Love... Kumbh...
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876 Immortal City (Immortal Cit...
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878 The Knowledge of Good & Evil
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879 King of the Mekong
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880 The Trail
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881 Rooftops of Tehran
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882 The Exiled Queen (Seven Rea...
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883 Hollowland (The Hollows, #1)
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884 Steelheart (Reckoners, #1)
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885 The Rootless
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886 Chasing Memories (Memory Bo...
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886 Dissolution (Matthew Shardl...
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888 Brightly Woven
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888 Reckless Magic (Star-Crosse...
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890 Touching Darkness (Midnight...
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891 Visions (The Secret Watcher...
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892 Once Dead, Twice Shy (Madis...
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893 Soul Protector (Soul Protec...
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893 Theft of Swords (The Riyria...
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895 Blue Coyote Motel
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896 Peeps (Peeps, #1)
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897 So B. It
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898 Ptolemy's Gate (Bartimaeus,...
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899 The Fire Within (The Last D...
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900 True Believer (Jeremy Marsh...
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17,505 books · 47,475 voters · list created November 7th, 2008 by Michael (votes) .
Tags: films, movies
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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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