19 Movies I Had Absolutely No Idea Were Based On Books We All Read In High School
So...you're telling me watching Groundhog Day is basically the same as reading Nietzsche, right?
My Fair Lady is based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion.
And Pretty Woman.
Oliver & Company is based on Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.
The Dark Knight Rises is based on Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities.
The Nutty Professor is based on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.
From Prada to Nada is based on Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility.
The SpongeBob SquarePants movie seems to be based on Homer's Odyssey.
Warm Bodies is loosely based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
Groundhog Day is loosely based on Friedrich Nietzsche's The Gay Science.
Cruel Intentions is based on the classic French novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos.
Moulin Rouge is based on both Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème and the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.
Barnyard is loosely based on George Orwell's Animal Farm.
Clueless is based on Emma by Jane Austen.
She's the Man is based on Twelfth Night by Shakespeare.
Bridget Jones's Diary is based on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
And finally, Apocalypse Now is based on Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.
What movies were you super surprised to discover were based on classic literature? Let us know in the comments!
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