What are your favorite movies? Chances are, at least some of them were based on books, short stories, or comics! Here are a few recent movies based on books: Twilight, Kick-Ass, Shutter Island, Coraline, Precious, The Lodger, Watchmen, Iron Man, Slumdog Millionaire, The Golden Compass, Casino Royale, The Da Vinci Code, The Devil Wears Prada, Hoot... the list goes on and on! Watching the movie AND reading the book it was based on can give you a really interesting picture of how the same story can be interpreted different ways. After reading the book, would you have changed anything about the movie?
Based on the Book
This is a list of over 1000 books, novels, short stories, and plays that have been made into movies. You can sort the list by the movie title, the book title, the year the movie came out, or the book's author.
Books Into Movies
BookReporter.com maintains a list of recent and upcoming movies based on books.
Films Based on Books
Wikipedia's page on this topic breaks the list down into subcategories including films based on the books of particular authors, films based on children's books, films based on comics, films based on novels, films based on non-fiction books, and more.
From Novels to Movies
This blog puts up a new post almost every month with a list of upcoming movies based on books.
Movies Based on Books
This site has short lists of movies based on books going all the way back to the 1930s.