Movies Based on Books: Fall 2010


(1. Never Let Me Go 2. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole 3. Howl 4. Social Network 5. Let Me In 6. It’s Kind of a Funny Story 7. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest 8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 9. Tangled 10. Miral 11. Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader 12. Gulliver’s Travels)

September 15

Never Let Me Go
Based on the book by Kazuo Ishiguro
Starring Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, and Andrew Garfield

September 24

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
Based on the books by Kathryn Lasky

Howl
Based on the life of poet Allen Ginsberg, including an animated re-imagining of the poem “Howl”
Starring James Franco as Ginsberg

October 1

The Social Network
Based on The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding Of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich

Let Me In
Based on Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Freakonomics
Documentary based on the nonfiction book by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

October 8

Secretariat
Based on Secretariat: The Making of a Champion by William Nack

It’s Kind of a Funny Story
Based on the YA novel by Ned Vizzini
Starring Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis, and Emma Roberts

October 15

Red
Based on the comic book series of the same name created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner

October 27

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
Based on the third book in the Millenium series by Stieg Larsson

November 5

Fair Game
Based on the memoir Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House by Valerie Plame
Starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn

November 19

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Based on the book by JK Rowling

November 24

Tangled
Based on the fairytale Rapunzel by the Grimm Brothers
Animated film produced by Disney with the voices of Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi

Love and Other Drugs
Based on the non-fiction title Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman by Jamie Reidy (being rereleased as Love and Other Drugs to coincide with the film release)

December 3

Miral
Based on the novel by Rula Jebreal

I Love You Phillip Morris
Based on the book by Steve McVicker
Starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor

December 10

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Based on the book by C.S. Lewis

December 22

Gulliver’s Travels
Based on the book by Jonathan Swift
Starring Jack Black

December 25

True Grit
Based on the novel by Charles Portis
Directed by the Coen Brothers

2 thoughts on “Movies Based on Books: Fall 2010”

  1. I knew that was based on a true story, but didn’t realize there was a book too! Thanks for letting me know.

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