We are in the era of popular books that are made into movies. These film adaptations shine light back to some of the most famous novels that may have been forgotten.
Here are the top 10 books turned into films from 2000 to today
A novel written by Isaac Marion, and was published in 2010. It is the story of a zombie named 'R' who falls in love and starts to change.The book was made into a film in 2013, and was directed by Jonathan Levine.
A novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and was published in 1925. It tells the story of millionaire Jay Gatsby, and his mysterious life and love for Daisy Buchanan. This novel received many film adaptations over the years, but the 2013 film, directed by Baz Luhrmann.
Written by Stephenie Meyer, was published in 2005-2008. The series consists of four books, Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. It follows the story of Bella Swan's love for a vampire named Edward Cullen, and her strong friendship with a werewolf named Jacob Black. The film series, like others with multiple chapters, involved multiple directors like Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight), Chris Weitz (New Moon), David Slade (Eclipse), and Bill Condon (Breaking Dawn Pt. 1 & 2).
The series are science fiction novels written by Suzanne Collins and were published in 2008-10. They tell the story of Katniss, living in a politically controlled nation that hosts a game involving a battle to the death, which eventually leads to rebellion. The film adaptation for The Hunger Games was released in 2012 and was directed by Gary Ross. The second film adaptation, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was directed by Francis Lawrence.
A novel written by Jordan Ross Belfort and was published in 2007. It is a memoir of the American stockbroker and criminal Jordan Belfrot. The book was made into a movie 2013, directed by directed by Martin Scorsese.
Written by Kathryn Stockett and published in 2009. The book documents the lives of three African-American maids in the 1960s. The film adaptation was released in 2011 and directed by Tate Taylor. It received great accolades, getting 102 nominations and winning 41 of those awards.
Written by Louis Sachar and published in 1998. This young adult fiction novel tells the story of a young boy wrongfully accused of a crime, and has to spend his punishment at a juvenile detention correctional facility digging holes. The novel won the 1999 U.S. National Book Award for Young People's Literature and the 1999 Newbery Medal. Walt Disney Pictures released a film adaptation in 2003, directed by Andrew Davis.
Written by J. R. R. Tolkien and was published in 1954-55. The story centers around a ring forged by a dark lord, which corrupts the minds of those who wear it. The film adaptations were released in 2001-03, and directed by Peter Jackson. The film is truly magical, and will be remembered for a long time.
Written by J. K. Rowling, and published in 1997-2007. It tells the story of Harry Potter, a wizard who must use his magic to defeat the dark wizard Lord Voldemort. The Harry Potter film franchise is one of the highest grossing films of all time, making a total of over $7 billion worldwide. Six of the eight films were nominated for 10 Oscars.
Written by Seth Grahame-Smith and published in 2010. A book with historical tie-ins with a vampire twist. The film was released in 2012 and directed by Timur Bekmambetov.