Movies Based on Classic Books
Movie Recommendations

The African Queen. Not rated. 1951.
DVD Action/Adventure
and VHS Action/Adventure
Based on the book The African Queen by C.S. Forester. 1935.
The Age of Innocence. PG. 1993. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. 1920.
All the King’s Men. PG-13. 2006. DVD Drama
Based on the book All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren. 1946.
All Quiet on the Western Front. Not rated. 1930. DVD Action/Adventure
Based on the book All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque. 1929.
The Count of Monte Cristo. PG-13. 2002. DVD Action/Adventure
Based on the book The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. 1844.
Cranford. Not rated. 2007. DVD 791.4572 CRA TV
Based on the book Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell. 1851.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. PG-13. 2008. DVD Drama and Blu-Ray Drama
Based on the short story/book The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald. 1922.
Doctor Zhivago. PG-13. 1965. DVD Drama
Based on the book Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak. 1957.
A Farewell to Arms. Not rated. 1957. DVD Drama
Based on the book A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway. 1929.
The Fotunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders. Not rated. 1996. DVD 791.4572 FOR TV
Based on the book Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe. 1722.
Frankenstein. Not rated. 1818. DVD Horror
Based on the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. 1918.
The Golden Bowl.  R. 2000. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Golden Bowl by Henry James. 1904.
Gone With the Wind. G. 1939. DVD Drama and VHS Drama
Based on the book Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. 1936.
The Good Earth.  Not rated. 1937. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Good Earth by Pearl Buck. 1931.
The Grapes of Wrath. Not rated. 1940. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. 1939.
The Great Gatsby. PG. 1974. DVD Drama and VHS Drama
Based on the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. 1925.
The House of Mirth. PG. 2000. DVD Drama
Based on the book The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton. 1905.
Howard's End. PG. 1992. DVD Drama
Based on the book Howard's End by E.M. Forster. 1910.
The Importance of Being Earnest. PG. 2002. DVD Comedy
Based on the play The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. 1895.
Jane Eyre. PG-13. 1996. DVD Drama
Based on the book Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. 1847.
Lolita. Not rated. 1962. DVD Drama
Based on the book Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. 1955.
The Luzhin Defence. PG-13. 2000. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Defense by Vladimir Nabokov. 1930.
The Maltese Falcon. Not rated. 1941. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. 1930.
The Man in the Iron Mask. PG-13. 1998. DVD Action/Adventure
Based on the book The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas. 1850.
The Mill on the Floss. Not rated. 1978. DVD 791.4572 MIL TV
Based on the book The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot. 1860.
Les Misérables. PG-13. 1998. DVD Drama
Based on the book Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. 1862.
Native Son. PG. 1986. VHS 791.4572 N TV
Based on the book Native Son by Richard Wright. 1940.
Nicholas Nickleby. Not rated. 2000. DVD 791.4572 NIC TV
Based on the book The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens. 1838-9.
1984. R. 1984. DVD Drama
Based on the book 1984 by George Orwell. 1949.
The Odyssey. PG-13. 1997. DVD 791.4572 ODY TV
Based on the poem The Odyssey by Homer.
The Old Man and the Sea. Not rated. 1958. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. 1952.
O Brother, Where Art Thou? PG-13. 2000. DVD Comedy
Based on the poem The Odyssey by Homer.
Of Mice and Men. Not rated. 1939. DVD Drama
Based on the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. 1937.
Oliver Twist. Not rated. 1948. DVD Drama
Based on the book Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. 1838.
Orlando. PG-13. 1992. DVD Drama
Based on the book Orlando by Virginia Woolf. 1928.
The Painted Veil.  PG-13. 2006. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham. 1925.
A Passage to India. PG. 1984. DVD Drama
Based on the book A Passage to India by E.M. Forster. 1924.
Persuasion. PG. 1995. DVD Drama and VHS Drama
Based on the book Persuasion by Jane Austen. 1817.
The Picture of Dorian Gray. Not rated. 1973. DVD 791.4572 PIC TV
Based on the book The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. 1891.
The Portrait of a Lady. Not rated. 1968. DVD 791.4572 POR TV
Based on the book The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James. 1881.
Pride and Prejudice. Not rated. 1940. DVD Drama and VHS Drama
Based on the book Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. 1813.
The Quiet American. R. 2002. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Quiet American by Graham Greene. 1955.
A Room with a View. Not rated. 1985. DVD Drama
Based on the book A Room with a View by E.M. Forster. 1908.
The Scarlet Letter. R. 1995. DVD Drama
Based on the book The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. 1850.
Sense and Sensibility. PG. 1995. DVD Drama
Based on the book Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. 1811.
Tess of the d'Urbervilles. Not rated. 1998. DVD 791.4572 TES TV
Based on the book Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. 1891.
There Will Be Blood. R. 2007. DVD Drama
Based on the book Oil by Upton Sinclair. 1927.
The Time Machine. PG-13. 2002. DVD SF/Fantasy
Based on the book The Time Machine by H. G. Wells. 1895.
To Kill a Mockingbird. Not rated. 1962. DVD Drama and VHS Drama
Based on the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. 1960.
Treasure Island. Not rated. 1934. DVD Action/Adventure
Based on the book Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. 1883.
Up At the Villa. PG-13. 2000. DVD Drama
Based on the book Up at the Villa by W. Somerset Maugham. 1941.
Vanity Fair. PG-13. 2004. DVD Drama
Based on the book Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. 1847-48.
War of the Worlds. PG-13. 2005. DVD SF/Fantasy
Based on the book The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells. 1895.
Washington Square. PG. 1997. DVD Drama
Based on the book Washington Square by Henry James. 1880.
Where Angels Fear to Tread. PG. 1992. DVD Drama
Based on the book Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster. 1905.
Wuthering Heights. Not rated. 1939. VHS Drama
Based on the book Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. 1847.