Favorite Books Made Into Movies is part of a campaign with Grace Hill Media to promote A Wrinkle in Time. All opinions are my own.
Pretty much everyone in my family enjoys a good book. While we enjoy the act of reading and bringing the story to life in our imagination, there are some stories that we have loved to see made into a movie.
With a new version of A Wrinkle in Time coming to theaters compliments of Disney, I thought it was the perfect time to share some of our favorite books that have been made into movies.
Books Made Into Movies That We Enjoy
While I firmly believe that reading the book is always better than the movie, there are some that come really close to giving you a great experience on the big screen.
Lord of The Rings Series
When the movie series came out, we were seriously impressed at how true to the book the production was. Seeing Middle Earth on the screen was inspiring and has led to my boys all wanting to read the books on their own. (My youngest just got a Playaway with The Fellowship of the Ring on it so he can listen while looking at the print copy we own.)
As much as we liked this particular series, the boys felt that the Hobbit movie series wasn’t quite as good. Although, they still liked the romp through the pages.
The Chronicles of Narnia
While they did not make all of the books into movies in the recent past, my family has enjoyed the films. Most people watching the films may not grasp how the stories were written by C. S. Lewis to impart key components of the Christian faith.
Harry Potter Series
The books are so much fun to read or listen to the audiobooks. With the exception of book #4 (Goblet of Fire), we have really enjoyed the movies.
Seeing Harry and his friends adventures come to life on the screen is a joy. Even if the way you imagine Hogwarts or other locations is a bit different than the screen version, the movies tend to paint the world wonderfully.
We watched the film before doing the audiobook. The boys agree that we enjoyed both the book and movie.
Titles from Ronald Dahl
The BFG, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are four of this author’s books that have movie versions we enjoy. When it comes to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, our family prefers the Gene Wilder movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
While all of my boys have watched the film, they have not all read the book yet.
A Wrinkle in Time
This was a favorite title in my youth and my older boys have read the book as well. We are all looking forward to the arrival of the new movie in theaters this weekend.
Synopsis of the Story: From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic that takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light, good versus evil and, ultimately, the triumph of love. The film stars Reese Witherspoon, Oprah, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, and Storm Reid as “Meg Murry.” A Wrinkle In Time is in theaters March 9, 2018.
Watch the Trailer for A Wrinkle in Time
Which books made into movies have you enjoyed?
Do you plan to see the new A Wrinkle in Time from Disney?