15 Greatest Film Adaptations

World Book Day: Fifteen Greatest Film Adaptations

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Today is a day for celebrating incredible literature and its legacy but let’s face it, we’re a video production company and our passion lies in the moving image, as opposed to the written word. However, a baffling amount of film has based itself or taken influence from novels and literary works throughout the centuries. Therefore, in our own Jack-All way, we are celebrating World Book Day by giving you our list of the top film adaptations of literary masterpieces (in no particular order) … Enjoy!


Silence of the Lambs

Film directed by: Jonathan Demme (1991)

Author: Thomas Harris (1981)


Film directed by: Danny Boyle (1996)

Author: Irvine Welsh (1993)


The Shining

Film Directed by: Stanley Kubrick (1980)

Author: Stephen King

Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Films directed by: Peter Jackson

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien (1954-55)

The Hobbit Trilogy

Films Directed by: Peter Jackson

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien (1937)

Harry Potter Series

Films Directed by: Various

Author: J.K. Rowling

American Psycho

Film Directed by: Mary Harron (2000)

Author: Bret Easton Ellis (1991)

Requiem for a dream

Film Directed By: Darren Aronofsky (2001)

Author: Hubert Selby Jr. (1978)


The Shawshank Redemption

Film Directed By: Frank Darabont (1994)

Rita Haywoth and Shawshank Redemption: Author: Stephen King (1982)

A Clockwork Orange

Film Directed by: Stanley Kubrick (1972)

Author: Anthony Burgess (1962)


One flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Film Directed By: Milos Forman (1975)

Author: Ken Kesey (1962)

Fight Club

Film Directed By:  David Fincher (1999)

Author: Chuck Palahniuk (1996)

Schindler’s List

Film Directed By: Steven Spielberg (1993)

Schindler’s Ark, Author: Thomas Keneally (1982)


Film Directed By: Danny DeVito (1996)

Author: Roald Dahl (1988)

Apocalypse Now

Film Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola (1979)

Heart of Darkness, Author: Joseph Conrad (1899)