Some films are turned into films. However, they wrench your heart as much when you first read the book. Below are some films which are adapted from books and make you emotional as equal as the book did.
1. Sophie’s Choice (1982)
Director- Alan J. Pakula
Adapted From- ‘Sophie’s Choice‘ by William Styron
In 1947, Stingo, a young writer, relocates to Brooklyn to begin writing his debut novel. He learns Sophie is a Holocaust survivor as he becomes friends with her and her boyfriend Nathan. From pre-war prosperity to Auschwitz, flashbacks reveal her horrific story. In the present, as Stingo becomes closer to Sophie and Nathan’s fragile mental state becomes more obvious, Sophie and Nathan’s relationship is becoming increasingly strained.
2. The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009)
Director- Robert Schwentke
Adapted From- ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife‘ by Audrey Niffenegger
Henry DeTamble, a special collections librarian in Chicago, has a genetic defect that permits him to travel across time. However, he is unable to control the moment or the outcome of his journeys. Clare Abshire, a complete stranger, approaches him in the library and invites him to dinner at his favorite restaurant, Beau Thai. There, she confesses that she has loved him since she was six years old. Henry claims that he has visited her several times in her parents’ real estate. Also that he has fallen in love with her. They marry soon after, but Clare’s life is disrupted by her adored husband’s frequent unexpected excursions.
3. Marley & Me (2008)
Director- David Frankel
Adapted From- Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog by John Grogan
Newspaper writers John and Jennifer Grogan relocate to Florida after their wedding. John offers Jennifer a dog in an attempt to slow down her “biological clock.” While Marley develops from a puppy to a 100-pound dog, he retains all of his puppy vigor and rambunctiousness. Marley, on the other hand, shows no signs of self-control. Marley’s shenanigans provide plenty of fodder for John’s newspaper column. Marley continues to test everyone’s tolerance by acting like the world’s most impulsive dog as the Grogans grow older and have children of their own.
4. Les Miserables (2012)
Director- Tom Hooper
Adapted From- ‘Les Miserables’ by Victor Hugo
Les Misérables tells the story of Jean Valjean, a prisoner who violates his parole, and the police inspector Javert who attempts to apprehend him. Valjean seeks to aid Fantine, a poor factory worker, by rescuing her child, Cosette, from innkeepers who are enslaving her. Marius, a post-French Revolution combat soldier, falls in love with Cosette, but their lives are irrevocably changed as the war turns out to be crueler than planned.
5. The Boy In The Striped Pajamas (2008)
Director- Mark Herman
Adapted From- The Boy In The Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
Bruno, an eight-year-old child raised in a loving household in early-1940s Berlin, has his world turn upside down when his high-ranking Nazi official father is promoted and accepts a key position as a commander on a strange-looking farm. Their new house is now surrounded by a high, impenetrable wall; armed soldiers guard the perimeter; a deadly electric wire keeps outsiders at bay; and, for some reason, all farmers wear the same striped costume. On the other side of the fence, Shmuel—a shaven-headed Jewish youngster of approximately the same age—has so many stories to tell, and he, too, is certain that the boringly similar uniforms everyone is wearing are, in fact, pajamas, just like Bruno.
6. The Notebook (2004)
Director- Nick Cassavetes
Adapted From- ‘The Notebook’ by Nicholas Sparks
Duke, a friendly octogenarian resident of a tranquil nursing home, recounts a gripping story from the worn-out pages of his leather-bound notebook to a fellow Alzheimer’s-stricken woman on a regular basis with almost religious devotion. To keep her company, Duke tells the story of Noah, an impoverished but lyrical country kid, and Allie, an affluent city girl, as they unravel a lumber-scented Southern summer romance beneath the trees of late-1930s North Carolina, little by little. As if the quiet manuscript has the unfathomable capacity to penetrate the impenetrable clouds that cloak her sorrowful soul, the silver-haired patient finds herself absorbed in the strangely enticing fairy tale of the young impassioned lovers’ highs and lows more and more.