Every now and then, Hollywood likes to take extremely popular literary work and turn them into cinema masterpieces. Those films then become so popular that people tend to forget where they originated. Sometimes, the books are better than the actual movies. We already know that popular films such as ‘The Notebook’, ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Twilight’ were based on popular, best selling novels. Let’s take a look at some other popular box office hits that you probably didn’t know were based on books.

Mrs. Doubtfire

The funny family film, ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’, which starred the late Robin Williams was based on a book entitled ‘Madame Doubtfire’. Anne Fine penned the novel back in 1987.

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

The 1993 Disney film, ‘Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey’ was a remake of the 1963 film, ‘The Incredible Journey’. Both films are based on the 1961 novel of the same name written by Shelia Burnford.


Before becoming a popular sitcom on UPN, ‘Clueless’ was a popular film in the early 90’s. The film’s main character Cher, was loosely based on Emma Woodhouse from Jane Austen’s 1815 novel, ‘Emma’.


Everyone loved watching the board game come to live in ‘Jumanji’. The 1995 film was an adaption of Chris Van Allsburg’s 1981 book of the same name.

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