7 Greatest Movies Adapted From Famous Novels

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The Godfather (1972)

Paramount acquired the rights to Mario Puzo's novel of the same name pre-publication, and Puzo joined director Francis Ford Coppola in the endeavour to produce a screenplay for what would become the definitive crime saga of cinema.

Schindler's List (1993)

Thomas Keneally's book Schindler's Ark served as the source material for the screenplay Steven Zaillian wrote for this Steven Spielberg film.

The English Patient (1995)

Michael Ondaatje's book served as the source material for this Anthony Minghella love story.

Zodiac (2007)

James Vanderbilt adapted the screenplay of this David Fincher film from Robert Graysmith's non-fiction account of the events the film depicts.

No Country for Old Men (2007)

The Coen brothers adapted their Oscar-winning film from a novel of the same name by the great American writer Cormac McCarthy.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan adapted the screenplay from John le Carré's novel of the same name for this Tomas Alfredson film.

Oppenheimer (2023)

The Oscar-winning biopic by Christopher Nolan was adapted from the Pulitzer-winning biography American Prometheus by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.

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