Top 5 Romantic Movies Adapted From Books

With the recent fuss over Charlie Hunnam quitting the move adaption of 50 Shades of Grey, I’ve been thinking about movie adaptions of books.

Today, I thought I’d share my top five romantic movies based on books.

the princess bride poster1. The Princess Bride: A classic fairy tale with swordplay, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, giants and a pirate. This is a lovely fantasy adventure romantic comedy suitable for the whole family.

2. Out of Sight: This is a romantic crime drama about a career bank robber who breaks out of jail and falls in love with the US Marshall he kidnaps. Well, this movie has George Clooney in it. Need I say more? Jennifer Lopez isn’t half bad either.

3. Romancing The Stone: This action adventure romance is about a romance writer who goes to Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, only to get in a little over her head. Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner are great in this as is the brilliant Danny DeVito.

Nine and half weeks poster4. Nine 1/2 Weeks: An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated. We get to see a lovely Kim Basinger and an even handsome Mickey Rourke before the disaster of plastic surgery.

5. The English Patient: At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.

So what are your favourite movies that were adapted from books? Leave me a comment. I love to read them. Have a great week. Kiru xx

4 thoughts on “Top 5 Romantic Movies Adapted From Books

  1. The only one of above I have seen is The English Patient and I really didn’t like it. I haven’t read any of the books you mentioned though :/

    My favourite all time book is The Green Mile by Stephen King, and the movie totally did it justice. The movie and the book will both make you cry!

    • Dee, I remember when the Green Mile books first came out. They were serialised as short novels/novellas. I remember having to wait to read the next instalments. That was before eBooks. Love the books. Loved the movie too.

  2. I love the Princess Bride! Because we live in LA, my sons got to see a screening of it recently where Rob Reiner (director & producer) spoke and told wonderful stories of making that movie! They met Cary Elwes too. So jealous!
    I’m also fond of Romancing the Stone, and 91/2 weeks, though they are quite opposite aren’t they? The English Patient too.
    I haven’t seen Out of Sight –will add to my ‘to watch’ list. Thanks!

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