There are several movies based on books and comics. When it comes to diaries and memoirs however, not many exist. Some might even say that the art of writing in a diary is dying, and may altogether disappear in the next few years. But movies on famous diarists keep the pleasures of diary keeping alive. Take Anne Frank, whose gut-wrenching story is famous all over the world on account of a small diary, which details the events that took place during the Holocaust. The diary was first made into a movie in 1959, titled The Diary of Anne Frank. In 2000, a mini-series called Anne Frank: The Whole Story was created, which starred Ben Kingsley and Lili Taylor. The diary style of writing has been quite popular, with several authors writing novels in a similar format. Do your favorite diary movies feature in our list?
Under the Tuscan Sun
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Starring Diane Lane, the movie was based on the real life of writer Frances Mayes, who moved to Tuscany on a whim after her divorce. The movie received critical reception and the actress was nominated for Best Actress at the Golden Globe Awards.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
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A series of books by Jeff Kinney sketch the life of middle-schooler Greg Heffley with many hand-written notes and illustrations of Greg’s daily adventures. Three films of the series have been released: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days.
Bridget Jones’s Diary
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Based on Helen Fielding‘s novel, the British rom-com starred Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth. A sequel, titled Bridget Jones’s Baby, is set to release in September 2016.
The Princess Diaries
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A series of young adult novels by Meg Cabot made into movies brought actress Anne Hathaway into the limelight. A sequel was also made starring Chris Pine.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
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This coming-of-age novel by Stephen Chbosky about an introverted teenager’s experiences was made into a movie directed by Chbosky himself. The film stars Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller.
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Bram Stoker’s famous horror drama was adapted into several movies and plays. The 1958 film was the first in a series of Hammer Horror films directed by Terence Fisher, starring Christopher Lee as Count Dracula.
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
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The young adult novel by Louise Rennison was made into a film titled Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging. The film follows teen Georgia Nicholson as she struggles with the pressures of puberty and finding a boyfriend.