By: Kenzie Ali

One of the biggest struggles of being a bookworm is the constant worrying when you hear your favorite book is being turned into a film. Will they stick to the proper storyline? How about the characters and their development? Lucky for us, some directors do it right. Here are some of the best book-to-movie adaptations in no particular order! 

1- The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King


Book written by J.R.R Tolkien.

Film directed by Peter Jackson, screenplay written by Peter Jackson, Frank Walsh and Philippa Boyens. Starring Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Blood, Ian McKellen and Cate Blanchett.

2- The Godfather


Book written by Mario Puzo.

Film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, screenplay written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola. Starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, and James Caan.

3- Fight Club


Book written by Chuck Palahniuk.

Film directed by David Fincher, screenplay written by Jim Uhls. Starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter and Jared Leto.

4- Empire of the Sun


Book written by J. G. Ballard.

Film directed by Steven Spielberg, screenplay written by Tom Stoppard and Menno Meyjes. Starring Christian Bale, John Malkovich and Ben Stiller.

5- No Country for Old Men


Book written by Cormac McCarthy.

Film directed by the Coen Brothers, screenplay written by the Coen Brothers. Starring Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones and Woody Harrelson.

6- The Shining


Book written by Stephen King.

Film directed byStanley Kubrick, screenplay written by Stanley Kubrick and Diana Johnson. Starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall.

7- Life of Pi


Book written by Yann Martel.

Film directed by Ang Lee, screenplay written by David Magee. Starring Suraj Sharma and Irrfan Khan.

8- Perks of Being a Wallflower


Book written by Stephen Chbosky.

Film directed by Stephen Chbosky, screenplay written by Stephen Chbosky. Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller.


9- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


Book written by J. K. Rowling.

Film directed by Alfonso Cuarón, screenplay written by Steve Kloves. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Alan Rickman and Gary Oldman.

10- The Finest Hours


Book written by Michael Tougias and Casey Sherman.

Film directed by Craig Gillespie, screenplay written by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy. Starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster and Eric Bana.

11- A Clockwork Orange


Book written by Anthony Burgess.

Film directed by Stanley Kubrick, screenplay written by Paul Tamasy. Starring Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee and Adrienne Corri.

We rarely get it all, but with these ones, we definitely do!