15 Books That Made Great Movies: Page to Screen Success!

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You know, taking a beloved novel and making it a movie is a truly thankless task.

Fans of the written word have the author's world ingrained in their head and that is one tough thing to compete against. Divergent fans will soon discover whether Neil Burger achieved success!

Yet, when it works... it works! 

Watch The Hunger Games onlinewatch The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King online or even watch The Notebook online and those are just three of 15 examples we found of page to screen efforts that excel. 

And check out these The Help quotes and tell Movie Fanatic that that flick doesn't nail it too! 

Click through and see what 15 books made great movies! And Hollywood, use these as a blueprint for all future efforts!

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Of all the Harry Potter books to hit the big screen, it is Alfonso Cuaron who mastered the art of the page to screen effort. He, more than any other helmer, truly captured what J.K. Rowling put on the page.

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Where is Blade Runner????

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The list is missing one of the best Book to Movie adaptations ever.... The African Queen. A Classic! And, I disagree with P&P - it changed too much.