20 Popular Movies You Didnt Know Were Based On Books

Die Hard

We all loved watching Bruce Willis in the Die Hard films. They were adaptions of the 1979 best-selling book Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp.

The Duff

Before becoming a film about the designated ugly, fat friend, The Duff was a book. It was written by a then 17-year-old Kody Keplinger.

Harriet The Spy

Michelle Trachtenberg made her acting debut in the 1996 film Harriet The Spy based on the 1964 novel of the same name.


You probably grew up rooting for Matilda in the 1996 film. It was based on the 1988 novel by Roald Dahl.