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Books that became movies

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9 questions
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Which book inspired the 1990 movie "Total Recall"?

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Hyperion

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"?

Clueless

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

Paycheck

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.
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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.
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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

Invictus

Moneyball

The Blind Side

36% got this right

Field of Dreams was nominated for three Academy Awards.
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Which book by Shakespeare inspired "10 Things I Hate About You"?

The Taming of the Shrew

Hamlet

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.
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Which book became the movie "The Goodfellas"?

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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

Gremlins

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.