Can you spot which of these popular movies are based on novels?

Avid reader or avid film-lover, show off your trivia smarts!


One of the greatest aspects of the advancement of film technology is the ability to bring our favorite stories to life, straight from the page.


True, audiences don't always love how Hollywood adapts their favorite novels, but the fact that it's possible to bring mystical creatures and high-action sequences to the silver screen is an accomplishment and, just as often, a delightful experience. 

We've pulled a list of popular films that may or may not have been given the same opportunity to spring to life from the pages of a book.

We're curious to know — can you spot which of these popular movies are based on novels?

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  1. Is the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest based on a novel?
  2. Is the movie Citizen Kane based on a novel?
  3. Is the movie Lawrence of Arabia based on a novel?
  4. Is the movie Heathers based on a novel?
  5. Is the movie Die Hard based on a novel?
  6. Is the movie Mrs. Doubtfire based on a novel?
  7. Is the movie Girl, Interrupted based on a novel?
  8. Is the movie The Last of the Mohicans based on a novel?
  9. Is the movie Sixteen Candles based on a novel?
  10. Is the movie Dances with Wolves based on a novel?
  11. Is the movie Silence of the Lambs based on a novel?

Can you spot which of these popular movies are based on novels?

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BruceBeckwith 27 months ago
Question #7 says "Girl Interrupted"is based on a "memoir", not a novel. Therefore the answer is actually NO.
Evan 48 months ago
8/11. Only knew about half. Guesses on the rest
bmoore4026 54 months ago
7 out of 11. Hey, that rhymed
nerakr 57 months ago
8/11. I may be a bookworm, but I haven't read any of those.
TomTerrrific nerakr 57 months ago
You ought to read "Dances With Wolves". It's really good.
TomTerrrific 57 months ago
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Amalthea TomTerrrific 57 months ago
I've read "Silence of the Lambs".
pumkinheadfan Amalthea 56 months ago
Same...Actually I've read all of Tom Harris' Hannibal Lector books except the Hannibal Rising one...Took a break. The movies except Hannibal were very faithful(mostly to Ted Tally Oscar winning adapting!)
harlow1313 57 months ago
…one flew east, one flew west,
One flew over the cuckoo’s nest.

—Children’s folk rhyme and epigraph from the novel
cperrynaples 57 months ago
9/11! [appro score for today...LOL!!] Missed 6 and 10! Fun Fact: Nothing Lasts Forever was originally developed for Frank Sinatra! Can you picture Old Blue Eyes saying, "Yippie Ki A"...well, you fill in the rest! Another Fun Fact: Bruce Willis made his film debut in The First Deadly Sin, which was Frank's last starring role! And yes, THAT film came from a novel!!
cperrynaples cperrynaples 57 months ago
PS Technically 7 should be NO, because by definition a memoir is non-fiction, therefore NOT a novel!
cperrynaples 57 months ago
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