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Top 20 Book Adaptations

Updated: Mar 4, 2021

It's World Book Day this week - we count down our 20 Favourite Book Adaptations...

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1. Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

12. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

adapted from Marvel Comics - Spider-Man created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko

Both Spider-Man films are a whole load of fun and great adaptations of the superhero comic.

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2. Batman Begins (2005)

3. The Dark Knight (2008)

4. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

5. Batman Returns (1992)

adapted from DC Comics - Batman created by Bob Kane

Christopher Nolan made a gritty, brooding trilogy with his fantastic Batman films. Whilst Tim Burton's Batman Returns has a bit more fun with the comic book cartoon style.

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6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) - adapted from Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Adaptation of the comedy diary of a teenage boy just coping with high school life.


7. Red Riding Hood (2011) - adapted from Little Red Riding Hood by Brothers Grimm

The classic story is updated for modern audiences from the director of Twilight.


8. The Witches (2020) - adapted from The Witches by Roald Dahl

The latest adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic creepy children's story.


9. Empire of the Sun (1987) - adapted from Empire of the Sun by J.G. Ballard

A visually fantastic film from Steven Spielberg based on the semi-autobiographical story from J.G. Ballard as his time as an English boy in China during WWII.


10. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

11. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011)

13. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

14. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

15. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010)

16. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

18. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)

adapted from Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Excellent adaptations of the series, a great mix of cinema and staying true to the source as well. There's no surprise that all adaptations appear in our Top 20.

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17. Men in Black (1997)

adapted from The Men in Black - Marvel by Lowell Cunningham

Fun sci-fi comedy adapting the comic books of the early '90s.

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19. Jurassic Park (1993)

adapted from Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Steven Spielberg's action packed thrill ride of a movie!

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20. Deadpool 2 (2018) (Age 15) adapted from Marvel Comics - Deadpool by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefield.

A rude, crude and very funny action packed comic book adaptation. Not for little one's!!!


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