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250 Movies Adapted from Books

Can you name these movies that were adapted from books? These are films that were not made from short stories, graphic novels, folktales, or comics. So, for instance, Road to Perdition and Stand By Me would not be included because one is based on a graphic novel and the other a short story. Sources: IMDB, Goodreads.
Movies made from plays not included unless there was a book at some point.
For brevity's sake, sequels are not included, only the first film in the franchise.
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Actor
Year
Author
Answer
Viggo Mortensen
2009
Cormac McCarthy
The Road
Geoffrey Rush
2013
Markus Zusak
The Book Thief
Kate Winselt
2008
Bernhard Schlink
The Reader
Emily Blunt
2016
Paula Hawkins
The Girl on the Train
Khalid Abdalla
2007
Khaled Hosseini
The Kite Runner
Asa Butterfield
2011
Brian Selznick
Hugo
Viola Davis
2011
Kathryn Stockett
The Help
Michael Caine
1999
John Irving
The Cider House Rules
Dev Patel
2019
Charles Dickens
The Personal History of David Copperfield
Gene Wilder
1971
Roald Dahl
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Jack Nicholson
1975
Ken Kesey
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Nicolas Cage
2002
Susan Orlean
Adaptation
Harrison Ford
1982
Phillip K. Dick
Blade Runner
Sam Neill
1993
Michael Chricton
Jurassic Park
Regina Hall
2018
Angie Thomas
The Hate U Give
Kyle MacLachlan
1984
Frank Herbert
Dune
Jack Nicholson
1980
Stephen King
The Shining
John Cusack
2000
Nick Hornby
High Fidelity
Ian McKellen
2001
J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Tilda Swinton
2005
C.S. Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Kiki Layne
2018
James Baldwin
If Beale Street Could Talk
Marlon Brando
1972
Mario Puzo
The Godfather
Brie Larson
2017
Jeannette Walls
The Glass Castle
Gregory Peck
1962
Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird
John Malkovich
1992
John Steinbeck
Of Mice and Men
Cary Elwes
1987
William Goldman
The Princess Bride
Reese Witherspoon
2014
Cheryl Strayed
Wild
Keira Knightley
2007
Ian McEwan
Atonement
Suraj Sharma
2012
Yann Martel
Life of Pi
Mo'Nique
2009
Sapphire
Precious
Chiwetel Ejiofor
2012
Solomon Northup
12 Years a Slave
Colin Firth
1995
Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice
Brad Pitt
1999
Chuck Palahniuk
Fight Club
Constance Wu
2018
Kevin Kwan
Crazy Rich Asians
Armie Hammer
2017
Andre Aciman
Call Me by Your Name
Angela Lansbury
1945
Oscar Wilde
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Keira Knightley
2012
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina
Whoopi Goldberg
1985
Alice Walker
The Color Purple
Mark Rylance
2016
Roald Dahl
The BFG
Leonardo DiCaprio
2013
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby
Nicole Kidman
2002
Michael Cunningham
The Hours
Kate Winslet
2008
Richard Yates
Revolutionary Road
Mike Carey
2016
Glenn Close
The Girl With All the Gifts
Johnny Depp
2010
Lewis Carroll
Alice in Wonderland
Saorise Ronan
2019
Louisa M. Alcott
Little Women
Judy Garland
1939
L. Frank Baum
The Wizard of Oz
Anthony Hopkins
1993
Kazuo Isigaro
The Remains of the Day
Emma Thompson
1995
Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility
Tom Hanks
1994
Winston Groom
Forrest Gump
Omar Sharif
1965
Boris Pasternak
Dr. Zhivago
Taraji P. Henson
2016
Margot Lee Shetterley
Hidden Figures
Liam Neeson
1993
Thomas Keneally
Schindler's List
Daniel Radcliffe
2001
J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Gwyneth Paltrow
1998
Charles Dickens
Great Expectations
Anne Hathaway
2006
Lauren Weisberger
The Devil Wears Prada
Tim Robbins
1994
Stephen King
The Shawshank Redemption
Javier Bardem
2007
Cormac McCarthy
No Country for Old Men
Joe Pesci
1990
Nicholas Pillegi
Goodfellas
Donald Sutherland
1970
Richard Hooker
M*A*S*H
Alec Guinness
1957
Pierre Boulle
The Bridge On the River Kwai
Jesse Eisenberg
2010
Ben Mezrich
The Social Network
Linda blair
1973
William Peter Blattly
The Exorcist
Michael Douglas
2000
Michael Chabon
The Wonder Boys
Brie Larson
2015
Emma Donoghue
Room
Russell Crowe
1997
James Ellroy
L.A. Confidential
Anthony Perkins
1960
Robert Bloch
Psycho
Red Dragon
2002
Jonathan Demme
Red Dragon
Brigitte Helm
1927
Thea von Harbou
Metropolis
Audrey Hepburn
1961
Truman Capote
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Christian Bale
2000
Bret Easton Ellis
American Psycho
Emma Watson
2012
Stephen Chbosky
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Daniel Radcliffe
2013
Joe Hill
Horns
Pam Grier
1997
Elmore Leonard
Jackie Brown
Ewan McGregor
1996
Irvine Welsh
Trainspotting
Alan Arkin
1970
Joseph Heller
Catch-22
Bruce Willis
1980
Tom Wolfe
The Bonfire of the Vanities
Noomi Rapace
2009
Steig Larsson
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Kristen Stewart
2008
Stephenie Meyer
Twilight
Jennifer Lawrence
2013
Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games
Ziyi Zhang
2005
Arthur Golden
Memoirs of a Geisha
Tom Hanks
2006
Dan Brown
The DaVinci Code
Ryan Gosling
2004
Nicholas Sparks
The Notebook
Shailene Woodley
2014
John Green
The Fault in Our Stars
Rosamund Pike
2014
Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl
Daniel Day-Lewis
1992
James Fenimore Cooper
The Last of the Mohicans
Bruce Willis
1988
Roderick Thorp
Die Hard
Chieko Baisho
2004
Diana Wynne Jones
Howl's Moving Castle
Eddie Murphy
2001
William Steig
Shrek
Reese Witherspoon
2001
Amanda Brown
Legally Blonde
Robin Williams
1993
Anne Fine
Mrs. Doubtfire
Lindsay Lohan
1998
Erich Kastner
The Parent Trap
Bob Hoskins
1988
Gary K. Wolf
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Tom Hanks
2004
Chris Van Allsburg
The Polar Express
Bette Davies
1962
Henry Farrell
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Alicia Silverstone
1995
Jane Austern
Clueless
Charlie Cox
2007
Neil Gaiman
Stardust
Jay Baruchel
2010
Cressida Cowell
How to Train Your Dragon
James Stewart
1946
Philip Van Doren Stern
It's a Wonderful Life
Russell Crowe
2001
Sylvia Nasar
A Beautiful Mind
Benedict Cumberbatch
2014
Andrew Hodges
The Imitation Game
Clive Owen
2006
P.D. James
Children of Men
Clark Gable
1939
Margaret Mitchell
Gone With the Wind
Anne Hathaway
2001
Meg Cabot
The Princess Diaries
Kevin Costner
1990
Michael Blake
Dances With Wolves
Sean Connery
1987
Eliot Ness and Oscar Fraley
The Untouchables
Joe Mantegna
1993
Fred Waitzkin
Searching for Bobby Fischer
Tim Robbins
1993
Michael Tolkin
The Player
James Earl Jones
1989
W.P. Kinsella
Field of Dreams
Kevin Costner
1997
David Brin
The Postman
Denzel Washington
1989
Peter D. Burchard
Glory
Roy Scheider
1975
Peter Benchley
Jaws
Matthew Broderick
1999
Tom Perrotta
Election
Dustin Hoffman
1967
Charles Webb
The Graduate
Tom Cruise
1993
John Grisham
The Firm
Sean Young
1987
Kenneth Fearing
No Way Out
Jake Gyllenhaal
1999
Homer Hickam
October Sky
Tom Hanks
1995
Jim Lovell
Apollo 13
Keir Dullea
1968
Arthur C. Clarke
2001: A Space Odyssey
Kevin Dillon
1992
William Wharton
A Midnight Clear
Robert Redford
1992
Norman MacLean
A River Runs Through It
Al Pacino
1992
Giovanni Arpino
Scent of a Woman
Nicolas Cage
2001
Louis de Bernieres
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Gene Hackman
1971
Robin Moore
The French Connection
Tom Cruise
1981
Devery Freeman
Taps
Chevy Chase
1985
Gregory McDonald
Fletch
Robert De Niro
1997
Larry Beinhart
Wag the Dog
Ewan McGregor
2003
Daniel Wallace
Big Fish
John Travolta
1998
Anonymous
Primary Colors
Donald Sutherland
1980
Judith Guest
Ordinary People
Jack Nicholson
2002
Louis Begley
About Schmidt
Susan Sarandon
1995
Helen Prejean
Dead Man Walking
Julia Roberts
1993
John Grisham
The Pelican Brief
Paul Newman
1967
Donn Pearce
Cool Hand Luke
Robin Williams
1990
Oliver Sachs
Awakenings
Kevin Kline
1997
Rick Moody
The Ice Storm
Meryl Streep
1990
Carrie Fisher
Postcards from the Edge
Russell Crowe
2007
Elmore Leonard
3:10 to Yuma
Jodie Foster
1997
Carl Sagan
Contact
Sean Connery
1997
Tom Clancy
The Hunt for Red October
Leonardo DiCaprio
1993
Peter Hedges
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
John Travolta
1995
Elmore Leonard
Get Shorty
Cliff Robertson
1968
Daniel Keyes
Charly
Meryl Streep
1982
William Styron
Sophie's Choice
Sean Penn
1982
Cameron Crowe
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Tom Cruise
1989
Ron Kovic
Born on the Fourth of July
Peter Billingsley
1983
Jean Shepherd
A Christmas Story
Ethan Hawke
1993
Piers Paul Read
Alive
Robin Williams
1982
John Irving
The World According to Garp
Ralph Fiennes
1984
Richard N. Goodwin
Quiz Show
Brad Pitt
2008
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ryan Gosling
2011
James Sallis
Drive
Emile Hirsch
2011
Jon Krakauer
Into the Wild
Vincent D'Onofrio
1987
Gustav Hasford
Full Metal Jacket
Haley Joel Osment
2000
Catherine Ryan Hyde
Pay it Forward
Tobey Maguire
2003
Laura Hillenbrand
Seabiscuit
Jeremy Irons
1990
Alan Dershowitz
Reversal of Fortune
Jeff Bridges
2010
Charles Portis
True Grit
Dustin Hoffman
1976
William Goldman
Marathon Man
Kathleen Turner
1984
Diane Thomas
Romancing the Stone
Howard Stern
1997
Howard Stern
Private Parts
Steve McQueen
1963
Paul Brickhill
The Great Escape
Farley Granger
1951
Patricia Highsmith
Strangers on a Train
Robert Blake
1967
Truman Capote
In Cold Blood
Humphrey Bogart
1951
C.S. Forester
The African Queen
Carey Mulligan
2013
Dave Van Ronk
Inside Llewyn Davis
Jurgen Prochnow
1981
Lothar-Gunther Buchheim
Das Boot
Sam Shepard
1983
Tom Wolfe
The Right Stuff
Colin Clive
1931
Mary Shelley
Frankenstein
Donald Sutherland
1978
Jack Finney
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Robert Donat
1935
John Buchan
The 39 Steps
Paul Giamatti
2004
Rex Pickett
Sideways
Adrien Brody
2002
Wladyslaw Szpilman
The Pianist
Ryan O'Neal
1975
William Makepeace Thackeray
Barry Lyndon
Paul Newman
1961
Walter Tevis
The Hustler
Tom Cruise
2012
Lee Child
Jack Reacher
Robert De Niro
1980
Jake LaMotta
Raging Bull
George Clooney
2002
Stanislaw Lem
Solaris
Charlton Heston
1959
Lew Wallace
Ben-Hur
Lew Ayres
1930
Erich Maria Remarque
All Quiet on the Western Front
Tatsuya Nakadai
1962
Yasuhiko Takiguchi
Hara Kiri
Mathieu Amalric
2007
Jean Dominique-Bauby
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Chow Yun Fat
2000
Wang Dulu
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Jeff Bridges
1971
Larry McMurtry
The Last Picture Show
Frank Sinatra
1962
Richard Condon
The Manchurian Candidate
Asa Butterfield
2013
Orson Scott Card
Ender's Game
John Wayne
1956
Alan Le May
The Searchers
Robert De Niro
2019
Charles Brandt
The Irishman
Dickie Jones
1940
Carlo Collodi
Pinocchio
Daniel Day-Lewis
2007
Upton Sinclair
There Will Be Blood
Henry Fonda
1940
John Steinbeck
The Grapes of Wrath
Humphrey Bogart
1941
Dashiell Hammet
The Maltese Falcon
James Dean
1955
John Steinbeck
East of Eden
Mia Farrow
1968
Ira Levin
Rosemary's Baby
Ben Affleck
1998
Dean Koontz
Phantoms
Daniel Day-Lewis
1989
Christy Brown
My Left Foot
Martin Sheen
1979
Joseph Conrad
Apocalypse Now
Fred MacMurray
1944
James M. Cain
Double Indemnity
Robert De Niro
1991
John D. McDonald
Cape Fear
Michael Clarke Duncan
1999
Stephen King
The Green Mile
Humphrey Bogart
1948
B. Traven
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Peter Sellers
1964
Peter George
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Malcolm McDowell
1971
Anthony Burgess
A Clockwork Orange
James Stewart
1958
Thomas Narcejac and Pierre Boileau
Vertigo
Oskar Werner
1966
Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451
Raquel Welch
1966
Isaac Asimov
Fantastic Voyage
The Deer Hunter
1978
E.M. Corder
The Deer Hunter
Matt Damon
2015
Andy Weir
The Martian
Arnold Schwarzenegger
1982
Robert E. Howard
Conan the Barbarian
Shailene Woodley
2014
Veronica Roth
Divergent
Bruce Campbell
2002
Joe R. Lansdale
Bubba Ho-Tep
Don Johnson
2014
Joe R. Lansdale
Cold in July
Anton Yelchin
2013
Dean Koontz
Odd Thomas
Laura Linney
1995
Michael Crichton
Congo
Demi Moore
1994
Michael Crichton
Disclosure
Paul Walker
2003
Michael Crichton
Timeline
Wesley Snipes
1993
Michael Crichton
Rising Sun
Michael Douglas
1978
Michael Crichton
Coma
Corey Haim
1988
Dean Koontz
Watchers
Sissy Spacek
1976
Stephen King
Carrie
Dee Wallace
1983
Stephen King
Cujo
Brad Pitt
1994
Anne Rice
Interview With the Vampire
Denise Crosby
1989
Stephen King
Pet Sematary
Thomas Jane
2007
Stephen King
The Mist
Bill Skarsgard
2017
Stephen King
It
Idris Elba
2017
Stephen King
The Dark Tower
Kathy Bates
1990
Stephen King
Misery
David Cronenberg
1990
Clive Barker
Nightbreed
Clare Higgins
1987
Clive Barker
Hellraiser
Lana Turner
1948
Alexandre Dumas
The Three Musketeers
Jim Caviezel
2002
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo
Darci Kistler
1993
Alexandre Dumas
The Nutcracker
Richard Dreyfuss
1997
Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist
Jim Carrey
2009
Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol
Sean Penn
2003
Dennis Lehane
Mystic River
Kevin Bacon
1996
Lorenzo Carcaterra
Sleepers
Casey Affleck
2007
Dennis Lehane
Gone Baby Gone
Mickey Rourke
2008
Elmore Leonard
Killshot
Tom Mix
1925
Zane Grey
Riders of the Purple Sage
Matt Damon
1999
Patricia Highsmith
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Tamlyn Tomita
1993
Amy Tan
The Joy Luck Club
Gwyneth Paltrow
1996
Jane Austen
Emma
Jeff Bridges
1986
Lawrence Block
A Walk Among the Tombstones
Michael Sacks
1972
Kurt Vonnegut
Slaughterhouse Five
Johnny Depp
1998
Hunter S. Thompson
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Peter Weller
1991
William S. Burroughs
Naked Lunch
Johnny Weissmuller
1932
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Tarzan the Ape Man
Humphrey Bogart
1954
Herman Wouk
The Caine Mutiny
Robert Mitchum
1978
Raymond Chandler
The Big Sleep
Casper Van Dien
1997
Robet Heinlein
Starship Troopers
Keanu Reeves
2006
Philip K. Dick
A Scanner Darkly
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Level 67
Feb 25, 2022
There is a mistake with Red Dragon, otherwise fantastic quiz!
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Level 51
Feb 25, 2022
That's been updated. Thanks for the feedback!