Banned Books to Movies

In August, we posted a list of books that are becoming movies this year. The Book to Movie trend isn’t a new one. In fact, many banned books have been made into extremely popular movies.

How many have you seen? If you haven’t read the book version, come in and we’ll help you get it!

Banned or Controversial BookRelated MovieRating
1984 by George Orwell1984R
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony BurgessA Clockwork OrangeR
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest HemingwayA Farewell to ArmsNR (1957)
A Separate Peace by John KnowlesA Separate PeaceR
All the King’s Men by Robert Penn WarrenAll the King’s Men (2006)PG
American Psycho by Bret Easton EllisAmerican PsychoR
Animal Farm by George OrwellAnimal FarmNR (1954)
Beloved by Toni MorrisonBelovedR
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine PatersonBridge to TerabithiaPG
Call of the Wild by Jack LondonCall of the WildPG
Carrie by Stephen KingCarrieR
Catch-22 by Joseph HellerCatch-22R
Cujo by Stephen KingCujoR
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest HemingwayFor Whom the Bell TollsNR (1940)
From Here to Eternity by James JonesFrom Here to EternityNR (1972)
Gone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellGone with the WindNR (1939)
Gulliver’s Travels by Joanthan SwiftGulliver's TravelsNR (1939)
Harry Potter series by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter SeriesPG & PG13
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas RockwellHow to Eat Fried WormsPG
In Cold Blood by Truman CapoteIn Cold BloodR
James and the Giant Peach by Roald DahlJames and the Giant PeachPG
Lolita by Vladimir NabokovLolitaNR (1962)
Lord of the Flies by Sir William GoldingLord of the FliesR
Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. TolkienLord of the RingsPG13
Matilda by Roald DahlMatildaPG
Maurice by E.M. ForsterMauriceR
Naked Lunch by William S. BurroughsNaked LunchR
Of Mice and Men by John SteinbeckOf Mice and MenPG13
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken KeseyOne Flew over the Cuckoo's NestR
Ordinary People by Judith GuestOrdinary PeopleR
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt VannegutSlaughterhouse FiveR
Sons and Lovers by D.H. LawernceSons and LoversNR (1960)
Sophie’s Choice by William StyronSophie’s ChoiceR
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark TwainHuckleberry FinnG
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark TwainTom SawyerG
The Awakening by Kate ChopinThe AwakeningR
The Call of the Wild by Jack LondonThe Call of the WildPG
The Chocolate War by Robert CormierThe Chocolate WarR
The Color Purple by Alice WalkerThe Color PurplePG
The Da Vinci Code by Dan BrownThe Da Vinci CodePG13
The Grapes of Wrath by John StienbeckThe Grapes of WrathNR (1940)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Great GatsbyPG13 (2013)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsThe Hunger GamesPG-13
The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniThe Kite RunnerPG13
The Outsiders by S.E. HintonThe OutsidersPG
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel HawthorneEasy APG-13
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest HemmingwayThe Sun Also RisesNR (1957)
The Witches by Roald DahlThe WitchesPG
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale HurstonTheir Eyes Were Watching GodNR
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper LeeTo Kill A MockingbirdG
Ulysses by James JoyceUlyssesNR
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher StoweUncle Tom’s CabinNR (1927)
Women in Love by D. H. LawrenceWomen in LoveR


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