Most of us grew reading classics like Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, or Pride and Prejudice during our school days. While it wasn’t a very pleasant experience reading such lengthy novels for a few marks, watching movies is a different game altogether. That’s why we bring to you a list of classic books made into movies. Enjoy!
1. Pride and Prejudice (2005)
This Jane Austen classic is one of the more classic books made into movies. The movie is a must watch for all those who loved the novel. It stars Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen and was even nominated for an Oscar.
2. Gone With The Wind (1939)
One of the best movies based on books, Gone With The End is also one of most commercially successful movies of all time when adjusted for inflation. This historic romance is adapted from the Margaret Mitchell novel of the same name.
3. Emma (2020)
This movie is based on the romantic novel of the same name by Jane Austen. However, this adaptation of the movie gives a comedic twist to an old tale that will leave you pleasantly surprised.
4. Persuasion (1995)
Persuasion is based on the sixth and the last novel by Jane Austen of the same name. It stars Amanda Roots and Ciaran Hinds in the lead. It is the story of an Englishwoman whose family is moving out of their home to cut down their expenses.
5. Romeo and Juliet (2013)
One of the best books adapted into movies, Romeo and Juliet is the story of two young lovers belonging to rival families who fall in love ultimately changing the fates of their families. It stars Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth.
6. Madame Bovary (2014)
The story of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who starts looking for love outside the bounds of matrimony, Madame Bovary is one of those movies based on classic novels, you just can’t afford to miss. It stars Mia Wasikowska and Ezra Miller.
7. Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Based on the Jane Austen novel of the same name, this is the story of three sisters who find themselves in poverty after the death of their father. The principal cast includes Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, and Hugh Grant.
8. Little Women (2019)
In one of the best book adaptations to movies, this movie stars Timothée Chalamet, Emma Watson, and Saoirse Ronan. This romantic drama is based on the tale of Jo March who reflects back on her life with her four sisters.
9. Hamlet (1996)
This is one of the finest movies based on classic books by William Shakespeare which was also nominated for an Academy Award. It is the tragic story Prince Hamlet and stars Kate Winslet and Kenneth Branagh.