A weekly meme hosted @ The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's theme is Top 10 Book to Movie Adaptations.
Another theme that I simply can't pass up! To focus the scope a little further (and cut down the list considerably), I've only listed books that I've read & their adapted movies (which I've seen). Click the book title for my review (if available) and the movie title for more info on it. In no particular order:
1) Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery--adapted in 1985 starring Megan Follows as Anne, Jonathan Crombie as Gilbert, Colleen Dewhurst as Marilla, Richard Farnsworth as Matthew, and Schuyler Grant as Diana.
2) The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler--adapted in 1988 starring William Hurt as Macon, Geena Davis as Muriel, and Kathleen Turner as Sarah.
3) Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding--adapted in 2001 (and a sequel in 2004) starring Renee Zellweger as Bridget, Colin Firth as Mark, and Hugh Grant as Daniel.
4) My Autobiography by Charles Chaplin--adapted in 1992 as Chaplin starring Robert Downey Jr. as Charlie Chaplin, Geraldine Chaplin (Charlie's daughter) as Hannah Chaplin, Moira Kelly as Hetty Kelly & Oona O'Neill, Anthony Hopkins as George Hayden, and Dan Aykroyd as Mack Sennett.
5) The Color Purple by Alice Walker--adapted in 1985 starring Whoopi Goldberg as Celie, Danny Glover as Mr./Albert, Margaret Avery as Shug, and Oprah Winfrey as Sofia.
6) The Green Mile by Stephen King--adapted in 1999 starring Tom Hanks as Paul Edgecomb, Michael Clarke Duncan as John Coffey, David Morse as Brutal, James Cromwell as the Warden, and many more (a fantastic ensemble cast!)
7) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey--adapted in 1975 starring Jack Nicholson as Randle McMurphy, Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched, Brad Dourif as Billy, Danny DeVito as Martini, Christopher Lloyd as Taber, Scatman Crothers as Turkle, and Will Sampson as Chief Bromden.
8) "Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption," a short story from Different Seasons by Stephen King--adapted in 1994 as The Shawshank Redemption starring Tim Robbins as Andy Dufresne, Morgan Freeman as Red, Bob Gunton as Warden Norton, and James Whitmore as Brooks Hatlen.
9) The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris--adapted in 1991 starring Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling, Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter, Scott Glenn as Jack Crawford, and Ted Levine as Jame Gumb.
10) One True Thing by Anna Quindlen--adapted in 1998 starring Renee Zellweger as Ellen, Meryl Streep as Kate, and William Hurt as George.