Adaptations seem to be the way to go when filming a movie these days. There have been adaptations of comic books, video games, books and even television shows. One type of adaptation that is becoming increasingly popular is the children’s book adaptation. Adapting children’s books is actually a pretty good idea. For the most part these movies, like the books, are aimed towards children that aren’t going to complain if a movie isn’t exactly like the book. Which adaptations of children’s books have been the best though?
Top 10 Children’s Book Movie Adaptations: The Never Ending Story
The quality of The Never Ending Story is not so great, especially if it is watched now for the first time. For those of us that where children when The Never Ending Story was first released this film is a classic.
Top 10 Children’s Book Movie Adaptations: Horton Hears a Who
Finally someone brightened up and realized that the live action Dr. Seuss movies were a mistake. All future Dr. Seuss movies should be in CGI form only.
Top 10 Children’s Book Movie Adaptations: Holes
Before becoming the star of the Transformers and Indiana Jones franchises, Shia Lebeouf’s first big break out role was in Holes starring opposite Sigourney Weaver.
Top 10 Children’s Book Movie Adaptations: Night at the Museum
I wasn’t even aware that Night at the Museum was a children’s book until doing research for this article. The Night at the Museum movie actually made me enjoy Ben Stiller. That is greatest feat than any film on this list achieved.
Top 10 Children’s Book Movie Adaptations: Bridge to Teribithia
The Bridge to Teribithia is the best of three children’s book movie adaptations starring AnnaSophia Robb. Robb also starred in Because of Winn-Dixie and had a part in the Charlie in the Chocolate Factory remake.
Top 10 Children’s Book Movie Adaptations: James and the Giant Peach
James and the Giant Peach is rarely mentioned when talking about the great animated movies of all-time or even Tim Burton’s best films. James and the Giant Peach should be included in both conversations as well as the best children’s book movie adaptations.
Top 10 Children’s Book Movie Adaptations: Where the Wild Things Are
Where the Wild Things Are got a lot of mixed reviews from the critics but most of the fans of the book I know all enjoyed it. That is more important than what any critics think.
Top 10 Children’s Book Movie Adaptations: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
The Charlie and the Chocolate Factory remake was fine but the original is in the argument for the best children’s book movie adaptation of all-time.
Top 10 Children’s Book Movie Adaptations: Fantastic Mr. Fox
James and the Giant Peach is a very good movie but when it comes to stop-motion animated films based on Roald Dahl books Fantastic Mr. Fox is king.
Top 10 Children’s Book Movie Adaptations: Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Lion, The Wtich and the Wardrobe was a personal favorite children’s book of mine. I personally rank the film high because I was quite pleased with the movie adaptation.
Top 10 Children’s Book Movie Adaptations: Harry Potter
Harry Potter, you’ve probably heard of him. Dude with glasses. Goes to wizard school. An adventure ensues. Good stuff.
Which Children’s Book Movie Adaptations are your favorite?
A list of Children’s Book Movie Adaptations and movie gross information can be found at Box Office Mojo.