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Books that became movies

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9 questions

Which book inspired the 1990 movie "Total Recall"?

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The Martian

The Three-Body Problem

Hard  22% got this right

The gore and violence had to be pared down to get an R rating instead of an NC-17 rating.
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Which movie was inspired by June Austen's book, "Emma"?


10 Things I Hate About You

Kiss the Girls

Little Women

Hard  26% got this right

Alicia Silverstone got to keep all of her outfits from the film, but she apparently gave most of them away.
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Which movie was based on Philip K. Dick's book, "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"

Blade Runner

Minority Report


The Adjustment Bureau

45% got this right

Alan E. Nourse wrote a novel in 1974 called The Bladerunner. The producer bought the rights just to use the name.

Which book inspired the movie "Hook"?

Peter Pan

Alice in Wonderland

The Secret Garden

The Wind in the Willows

74% got this right

Glenn Close, David Crosby, & Jimmy Buffett play small roles as pirates on Hook’s crew. George Lucas also has a cameo.

Which book inspired the movie, "It's a Wonderful Life"?

The Greatest Gift

For Whom the Bell Tolls

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

The Little Prince

52% got this right

Philip Van Doren Stern sent "The Greatest Gift" as a 21-page Christmas card and sent it to 200 friends.
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Which sports film was an adaptation of the book, "Shoeless Joe"?

Field of Dreams



The Blind Side

36% got this right

Field of Dreams was nominated for three Academy Awards.

Which book by Shakespeare inspired "10 Things I Hate About You"?

The Taming of the Shrew


King Lear

Much Ado About Nothing

Hard  19% got this right

Katie Holmes and James Van Der Beek were initially considered for the lead roles.

Which book became the movie "The Goodfellas"?


American Savages

The Godfather

The Untouchables

Hard  16% got this right

The real Henry Hill, who the story is based on, said that Robert De Niro would call him up to 10 times a day.
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Which controversial Christmas movie was adapted from the book "Nothing Lasts Forever"?

Die Hard

Batman Returns


Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

36% got this right

The book went out of print after the first film's release but was republished in 2013— Die Hard's 25th anniversary.