12 Best Movie Adaptation of Great Books

Directors and producers have been inspired by other media ever since the production of movies began. In fact, movies using books as their source material were some of the first movies that were ever filmed.

Lately, there has been a whole raft of terrible movies made from books (remember the tragic The Golden Compass movie that came out in 2007?), but there have also been some amazing movies based on even more wonderful books. Here are a few of the best movies of all time that were based on great books.

1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower

This movie, based on a coming-of-age story written by Stephen Chbosky, was made into a movie in 2012, roughly 12 years after it was first published. The movie starred Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller, and Emma Watson, who generated a huge amount of buzz for the movie. Watson was fresh off starring in the final Harry Potter film, and was a household name, especially among teens.

This movie was produced by Mr. Mudd Productions, headed by John Malkovich, and was the final film that they made on the subject of struggling teenagers — their other two were Ghost World and Juno.