19 Super-Popular Movies I Had No Idea Were Actually Based On Books
How have I not heard of the original Shrek book??
Fight Club is based on the 1996 book of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk.
The Parent Trap is based on the 1949 German book Lisa and Lottie by Erich Kästner.
Shrek is based on the 1990 picture book Shrek by William Steig.
Psycho is based on the 1959 novel of the same name by Robert Bloch.
Bird Box is based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Josh Malerman.
Blade Runner and, in turn, Blade Runner 2049 are based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.
Mean Girls is based on a 2002 parenting book called Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman.
Freaky Friday is based on the 1972 novel of the same name by Mary Rodgers.
Meet the Robinsons is based on the 1990 picture book A Day With Wilbur Robinson by William Joyce.
The Boss Baby is based on Marla Frazee's 2010 picture book of the same name.
Monte Carlo is based on the 2001 book Headhunters by Jules Bass.
The Zenon films are based on the 1997 picture book Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century by Marilyn Sadler.
The Iron Giant is based on the 1968 book The Iron Man by Ted Hughes.
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen is based on a 1999 book of the same name by Dyan Sheldon.
Catch Me if You Can is based on a 1980 book of the same name by Frank W. Abagnale Jr.
Lincoln was based on the 2005 book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Silver Linings Playbook was based on Matthew Quick’s 2008 novel The Silver Linings Playbook.
Jojo Rabbit was based on the 2004 book Caging Skies by Christine Leunens.
And finally, The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under are based on the 1959 book The Rescuers and its sequels by Margery Sharp.
What movies were you shocked to realize were books first? Let us know in the comments!
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