Top 10 Must-See Literature Based Movies

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6. Fight Club

Nowadays, it is almost impossible to find a person who did not see or heard of Fight Club. Directed by David Fincher and featuring Brad Pitt (as the devil-may-care soap maker) and Edward Norton (the unnamed insomniac protagonist), the movie is considered a manifesto that turns into a violent revolution toward the current system. Since the number one rule of Fight Club is that you don’t talk about Fight Club, I’ll let you discover more about the plot, ideas and the interesting dialogues by yourself.


7. Clockwork Orange

Shocking, gloomy and deranged, Clockwork Orange is a dystopian novel written by Anthony Burgess and later on turned into a magnificent portrayal of the modern Western Society by none other than Stanley Kubrick. Although the storyline evolves around the main protagonist, Alex DeLarge, it also emphasizes a culture of aggression and violence taken to the extreme. Moreover, it brings up very important topics, such as the malevolent side of humans and the free will to choose between good and evil, topics that were regarded as taboo at the time, probably due to the numerous failed and immoral psychological experiments carried in that period.


8. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

On the stage and screen for more than 100 years, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz had a harsh history. Based on the novel written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W. Denslow, the film had to wait 37 years since the first stage play in order to get the acclamations it deserves. The plot features a young girl (Dorothy) swept away by the storm into a magical land. On her quest to return home, she discovers three unusual friends with whom she shares numerous adventures. Similar to Harry Potter, the story of Dorothy is well known across the globe and listed as the most watched movie of all times, according to the Library of Congress.


9. Gone with the Wind

Ten times Academy Awards winner and occupying the 4th place in the top 100 productions according to the American Film Institute, Gone with the Wind is one of the best love stories in the history of cinema. The action takes place in Georgia during the Civil War and focuses on the love affair between a manipulative woman and a wicked man. As a side note, Gone with the Wind is the first black and white film to benefit from the Technicolor technology.


10. Schindler’s List

Based on Thomas Keneally’s novel Schindler’s Ark, the movie follows the true story of a German industrialist who manages to rescue hundreds of Jews from various concentration camps during the Second World War and the Nazi regime. Featuring Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler and directed by Steven Spielberg, the movie launched in 1993 was a tremendous success winning seven Academy Awards and seven BAFTAs.


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