Top Ten Movie Franchises Based on Books

68 days ago | Cinelinx

For as long as there have been movies, there have been movies based on books. This is a look at the best movie franchises that are either based on a book or several books.

It’s one thing to have a movie that is based on a book. It happens all the time. It’s more rare to have an entire franchise of films based on a book or set of books. Over the last two decades, it seems like we have been seeing more and more franchises emerge that are based on books. This seems to be happening for a few reasons. First, Hollywood is more than ever looking for established properties on which to base films. Book, have been and always will be one of the best established properties for a movie to be based upon. Second, if the books have a big following, chances are that the


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Movies & TV

Red Dragon (2002)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Hannibal Rising (2007)
Die Hard (1988)
Nothing Lasts Forever (1984)
Jurassic Park (1993)
The Lost World (1925)
Breaking Dawn (2011)
The Hunger Games (2012)
Catching Fire (2013)
The Bourne Identity (2002)
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Planet of the Apes (2001)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Two Towers (2002)
The Return of the King (2003)
Casino Royale (2006)
Live and Let Die (1973)
Moonraker (1979)
Diamonds are Forever (1971)
From Russia With Love (1963)
Dr. No (1962)
Goldfinger (1964)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Thunderball (1965)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
You Only Live Twice (1967)
The Man With the Golden Gun (1974)
Octopussy (1983)

People

Thomas Harris
Sir Anthony Hopkins
Roderick Thorp
Michael Crichton
Stephenie Meyer
Suzanne Collins
Robert Ludlum
Pierre Boulle
Tim Burton
Rupert Wyatt
Matt Reeve
J.K. Rowling
Tolkien
Peter Jackson
Bond
Secret Service
Ian Fleming