Monday, April 12, 2010

Listful Mondays: Book Movies

Book Movies I Own or Want to Own

Welcome to Listful Mondays again! Today's list was not difficult, but did require much roaming the house to find all the movie stashes. (And I'm in now way certain I found them all.) What I found interesting is there are many movies I have which I don't automatically think of as "book movies," but which very much are. Another interesting thing - I would guess book movies make up roughly a third of all the movies we own! (I did not include Disney's fairy tale adaptations.)

Book Movies I Own:
  1. Much Ado About Nothing
  2. Pride and Prejudice (1995 - the 6 hour one and my favorite)
  3. Pride and Prejudice (2005)
  4. Pride and Prejucide (2003 - the Mormon version)
  5. Jacob Have I Loved
  6. The Hunt for the Red October
  7. The Spiderwick Chronicles
  8. Sense and Sensibility (1995)
  9. Sense and Sensibility (2008)
  10. Persuasion (2007)
  11. Northanger Abbey (2007)
  12. Jane Eyre (2006 - my favorite)
  13. Jane Eyre (1997 - my second favorite)
  14. Jane Eyre (1983)
  15. Jane Eyre (1996)
  16. Rebecca (1997 - haven't actually finished watching this...)
  17. Eragon
  18. Harry Potter 1 - 7
  19. Jurassic Park
  20. Because of Winn-Dixie
  21. Love Comes Softly
  22. Love's Long Journey
  23. Love's Enduring Promise
  24. Stardust
  25. Clueless (Emma adaptation)
  26. Emma (1996)
  27. Emma (2009)
  28. Nancy Drew
  29. The Princess Bride
  30. Shrek
  31. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  32.  Holes
  33. Matilda
  34. The Polar Express (Ghastly)
  35. The Princess Diaries 1 & 2
  36. The Many Adventures of Winne the Pooh
  37. Narnia
  38. Prince Caspian
  39. The Bourne Identity
  40. The Bourne Supremecy
  41. The Bourne Ultimatum
  42. Anne of Green Gables
  43. Anne of Avonlea
  44. The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
  45. The Secret of Nimh
  46. Watership Down
  47. Peter Pan (2003)
  48. Jumanji
  49. The Jungle Book (1997)
  50. Horton Hears a Who
  51. The Three Musketeers (1993)
  52. The Incredible Journey
  53. A Series of Unfortunate Events
  54. Ella Enchanted
 Book Movies I'm Aching to Acquire:
  1. North and South (2004)
  2. The City of Ember
  3. The Lightning Thief
  4. Speak
Book Movies I Haven't Seen Yet Because I Have a Demanding Baby:
  1. The Time Traveler's Wife
  2. My Sister's Keeper
  3. Where the Wild Things Are
  4. Wuthering Heights
  5. the new Alice in Wonderland (Don't know it's official name)
What are your book movie collections, or wish list? What great book movies am I missing? I would love to see your lists!

{Next week: Book places I want to see/visit.}


  1. I can't wait for the new Wuthering Heights they are working on.

    Where the Wild Things I have at home :)

    Time Traveler's Wife I hated (but then again I hated the book too).

    The acting was awesome in My Sister's Keeper.

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  3. I bought the book North and South after watching the movie. Haven't had a chance to read it yet though!

    I also love your list because I'm going to read Jane Eyre and watch the movie for a challenge I'm doing. Now I know to rent the 2006 version!

    My book wish list:
    The Pacific (companion book to the HBO series) - Hugh Ambrose
    The Swan Thieves - Elizabeth Kostova
    The Girl Who Played with Fire - Stieg Larsson
    Beatrice and Virgil - Yann Martel

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower! I love your blog and became a follower as well! Love the list idea!

  4. I will intensify your aching by mentioning that North and South is a must see, especially if you love Pride and Prejudice and its adaptations. Not that the story is similar per se. It's just that I think lovers of one or the other will need to see it.

  5. I liked North and South better than the BBC Pride and Prejudice (but I'm probably the only one that feels that way). John Thornton is way more attractive than Mr. Darcy! He actually made me swoon and that NEVER happens to me while watching movies!

    Oh, and I went out and bought The Pacific today after listing it as being on my wishlist. I couldn't help myself!

  6. I made a little list which you can see here.

  7. I loved the North and South movie. There is something about Thornton...mmmmm...It is a must see. When you see it you should tell me what you think :)

  8. i just watched my sisters keeper last week for the first time. all i can say is "oh my gosh!" i will come watch your demanding baby so that you can watch it!