The whole world knows that finding inspiration for movies from books has prevailed since the longest time. While Nicholas Sparks’ movies, The Fault in Our Stars and the Twilight saga, are recent examples of that, there are some movies that followed the trend quite some time ago. Though the story of the film was not written for the movie per se, some book-to-movie adaptations were a great success. Here are some of your favorite movies, the stories of which were adapted from books you probably did not even know existed.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 days

The movie was adapted from a "saving guide" for women, which stressed upon the don’ts of dating men, in order to not scare them away. The movie was a hit.

He’s Just Not That Into You

The 2009 rom-com that was a huge hit was based on a book written by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo for self-help in 2004. The book was of the same name as the movie.

Slumdog Millionaire

The Oscar-winning movie that was an international hit was actually based on the book Q & A written by the Indian author Vikas Swarup.

Die Hard

This movie was so popular that it overshadowed its original source – the book. The 1988 movie was based on the book Nothing Lasts Forvever, which was written by Roderick Thorp in 1979.


The film, which was based on an interesting board game, had released in 1995, and was based on a book by the same name. It was published in the 80s by Chris Van Allsburg.

10 Things I Hate About You

The movie from the 90s, which starred Heath Ledger, was based on a comedy written by William Shakespeare in the late 1500s, Taming Of The Shrew.