Best Movies Based On Novel And Biographies
Best five biographical movies that are highly regarded by critics and audiences:
Schindler’s List (1993):
This historical drama film tells the true story of Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who saved the lives of over 1,000 Jewish refugees during the Holocaust by employing them in his factories. The film won seven Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director for Steven Spielberg.
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006):
This biographical drama film tells the true story of Chris Gardner (played by Will Smith), a struggling salesman who becomes homeless with his young son and fights to turn his life around.
The Imitation Game (2014):
This biographical drama film tells the true story of Alan Turing (played by Benedict Cumberbatch), a brilliant mathematician who helped to crack the Nazi Enigma code during World War II and later faced persecution for being gay. The film won an Oscar for Best Actor for Cumberbatch.
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A Beautiful Mind (2001):
This biographical drama film tells the true story of John Nash (played by Russell Crowe), a mathematician who struggles with schizophrenia and eventually wins the Nobel Prize in Economics. The film won four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best actor for Crowe.
The Social Network (2010):
This biographical drama film tells the story of Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenberg), the co-founder of Facebook, and the legal and personal challenges he faced as the company grew in popularity. The film won three Oscars, including Best Adapted Screenplay.
There have been many movies that have been adapted from novels, and many of these adaptations have gone on to become classic films in their own right. Here are ten notable movies that are based on novels:
Best Five Based on Novel
The Godfather (1972):
This crime drama film was adapted from the novel of the same name by Mario Puzo and follows the story of the Corleone family, a powerful mafia clan in New York, and the rise of Michael Corleone (played by Al Pacino) to the head of the family. The film won three Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Pacino.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962):
This drama film was adapted from the novel of the same name by Harper Lee and follows the story of Atticus Finch (played by Gregory Peck), a lawyer who defends a black man falsely accused of rape in a small Southern town in the 1930s. The film won three Oscars, including Best actor for Peck.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994):
This drama film was adapted from the novella “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” by Stephen King and follows the story of Andy Dufresne (played by Tim Robbins), a wrongfully convicted man who forms a friendship with a fellow prisoner and helps him to find hope and purpose in life.
The Great Gatsby (2013):
This drama film was adapted from the novel of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald and follows the story of Jay Gatsby (played by Leonardo DiCaprio), a mysterious and wealthy man who throws lavish parties in the hopes of winning back his former love, Daisy Buchanan (played by Carey Mulligan).
The Harry Potter series (2001-2011):
This fantasy film series was adapted from the novels of the same name by J.K. Rowling and follows the story of Harry Potter (played by Daniel Radcliffe), a young wizard who learns about his true identity and battles against the dark wizard Lord Voldemort.