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.
501 Prince of Wolves (The Grey ...
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502 Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)
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503 Sand
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504 Lifetime of Moratoriums
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505 Cross Country
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506 Immortal Embrace (Embrace, #1)
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507 On Dublin Street (On Dublin...
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508 The House of Hades (The Her...
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509 Remember Me?
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510 Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson...
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511 House of Leaves
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512 Terra Feliz: Vanity
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512 At Grave's End (Night Huntr...
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514 Consequences (Consequences,...
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515 On the Jellicoe Road
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515 Key
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517 Circle of Five (Pha Yul, #1)
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518 Will Grayson, Will Grayson
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519 Flawless (Pretty Little Lia...
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520 Elantris (Elantris, #1)
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521 Once Upon a Marigold (Upon ...
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522 The Name of This Book Is Se...
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523 Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)
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524 Perfect (Pretty Little Liar...
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525 Airborn (Matt Cruse, #1)
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526 Dreamfever (Fever, #4)
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527 Point of Retreat (Slammed, #2)
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528 Radiant Shadows (Wicked Lov...
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529 Double Identity
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530 City of Thieves
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531 Bitterblue (Graceling Realm...
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532 The Man in the High Castle
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533 A Hunger Like No Other (Imm...
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534 Witch & Wizard (Witch & Wiz...
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535 Destined for an Early Grave...
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536 Eden Forest
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537 The Darkest Night (Lords of...
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538 Book of Shadows (Sweep, #1)
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539 Bound By Blood: Volume 1 (B...
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539 Fangirl
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541 The Light Between Oceans
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542 Dominoes (Dominoes, #1-4)
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543 The Coldest Winter Ever
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544 Lirael (Abhorsen, #2)
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545 The Tea Rose (The Tea Rose,...
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546 Academy 7
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547 Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy, #1)
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548 Old Magic
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549 Stargazer (Evernight, #2)
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550 East
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551 Storm Glass (Glass, #1)
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552 Trickster's Choice (Daughte...
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552 The Rise of Nine (Lorien Le...
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554 Something Blue
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554 Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam T...
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556 I've Got Your Number
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557 Poison Princess (The Arcana...
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558 Blue is for Nightmares (Blu...
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559 Eve (Eve, #1)
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560 The Journal of Curious Lett...
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561 The Sugar Queen
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561 North of Beautiful
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563 In the Hand of the Goddess ...
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564 Shantaram
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565 Hawksong (The Kiesha'ra, #1)
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566 Starters (Starters, #1)
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567 The Sword of Shannara (The ...
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568 Size 12 Is Not Fat (Heather...
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569 Alice in Zombieland (The Wh...
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570 Wildwood Dancing (Wildwood,...
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570 Reckless (Thoughtless, #3)
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572 Dragons of Autumn Twilight ...
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573 The Left Hand of Darkness (...
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574 Dancing with a Dead Horse
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575 House Rules
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576 Half Magic (Tales of Magic,...
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577 The Prophecy of the Stones
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578 Unraveling (Unraveling, #1)
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579 Peace Like a River
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580 City of Masks (Stravaganza,...
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581 Rendezvous with Rama (Rama,...
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582 Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson...
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583 Explosion in Paris
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584 Wolf Brother (Chronicles of...
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585 Eyes Like Stars (Théâtre Il...
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585 Partials (The Partials Sequ...
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587 The Wedding
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588 First Drop of Crimson (Nigh...
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589 I Am Wolf (The Children of ...
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589 Trust: A New Beginning (Tru...
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591 Forbidden
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592 My Name Is Memory
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593 Walking Disaster (Beautiful...
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594 Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
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595 Lola and the Boy Next Door ...
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596 Hotel on the Corner of Bitt...
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597 Where She Went (If I Stay, #2)
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598 Crown Duel (Crown & Court #...
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599 Phenomena: The Lost and For...
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600 Spells (Wings, #2)
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18,090 books · 48,543 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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