10 Popular Movies Adapted From Classic Literature

Do you know that your favorite films may actually based on classic literature? Like The Lion King is based on Hamlet, My Fair Lady, Hepburn acted as the leading role, is based on Pygmalion. And recent years, many classic novels were remade, like Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, The Great Gatsby...These good movies save us much time to learn about the masterpiece. Learn culture and literature through films and television programs is the trend of our time. So, Chilimovie choose 10 popular movies based on literature. 

Release Date
2011-03-11
  • Rate : 6.90
  • Production Companies : BBC Films, Ruby Films,
  • Director : Cary Fukunaga,
  • Stars : Mia Wasikowska,Jamie Bell,Michael Fassbender,
  • After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close in friendship and she soon finds herself falling in love with him. Happiness seems to have found Jane at last, but could Mr. Rochester's terrible secret be about to destroy it forever?
Release Date
2013-05-10
  • Rate : 7.20
  • Production Companies : Village Roadshow Pictures, Bazmark Films, Warner Bros.,
  • Director : Baz Luhrmann,
  • Stars : Leonardo DiCaprio,Tobey Maguire,Carey Mulligan,
  • An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.
Release Date
1997-04-04
  • Rate : 5.90
  • Production Companies : Icon Entertainment International, Warner Bros., Studio Trite,
  • Director : Bernard Rose,
  • Stars : Sophie Marceau,Sean Bean,Alfred Molina,
  • Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.
Release Date
2008-01-01
  • Rate : 7.80
  • Production Companies : BBC Worldwide, WGBH Boston,
  • Director : John Alexander,
  • Stars : Hattie Morahan,Charity Wakefield,David Morrissey,
  • This is the acclaimed 2008 BBC adaptation of the famous Jane Austen novel. While it originally aired as a 3-part miniseries, this home video release includes a single uninterrupted version of the entire film.
Release Date
2007-12-18
  • Rate : 5.60
  • Production Companies : BBC,
  • Director : Coky Giedroyc,
  • Stars : Timothy Spall,William Miller,Tom Hardy,
  • Oliver is born into poverty and misfortune - the son of an unmarried mother, who dies shortly after his birth. He is soon delivered to the workhouse, where the cruel Mr. Bumble oversees children tormented by starvation and suffering. When Oliver dares to ask for more gruel, he finds himself cast out and forced to make his own way in the world...
Release Date
2012-11-30
  • Rate : 5.90
  • Production Companies :
  • Director : Mike Newell,
  • Stars : Ralph Fiennes,Helena Bonham Carter,Jason Flemyng,
  • Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's "Uncle Pumblechook" (who is actually Joe's uncle) to find a boy to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip begins to visit Miss Havisham and Estella, with whom he falls in love,then Pip a humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.
Release Date
1939-12-15
  • Rate : 7.10
  • Production Companies : Selznick International Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM),
  • Director : Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood,
  • Stars : Vivien Leigh,Clark Gable,Olivia de Havilland,
  • An American classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Release Date
1964-10-21
  • Rate : 7.10
  • Production Companies : Warner Bros.,
  • Director : George Cukor,
  • Stars : Audrey Hepburn,Rex Harrison,Stanley Holloway,
  • A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.
Release Date
1994-06-23
  • Rate : 7.60
  • Production Companies : Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Feature Animation,
  • Director : Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff, Jennifer Yuan,
  • Stars : Jonathan Taylor Thomas,Matthew Broderick,James Earl Jones,
  • A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.
Release Date
2005-09-16
  • Rate : 7.5
  • Production Companies : Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Scion Films,
  • Director : Joe Wright, Sue Hills,
  • Stars : Keira Knightley,Matthew Macfadyen,Rosamund Pike,
  • Pride and Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr Bennet is an english gentleman living in Hartfordshire with his overbearing wife and 5 daughters. If Mr Bennet dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met, so the family's future happiness and security is dependant on the daughters making good marriages.