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Top 4 Movies Based on Books and Games

Posted on August 20th, 2020

Books and Games are an Inspiration for Filmmakers



Books to movie adaptations are widespread and have been happening for decades. With the introduction of video games, the filmmakers also started to make films based on the games or its main characters. Many of us love to see these iconic characters and the popular stories spring to life on the big screen. The dependence of the movie industry on games is so much that the movie directors and scriptwriters started to make films and write stories based on casinos, gambling, slot machines, etc. There is nothing to be surprised of if you come across a movie on Book of Ra у србији or any other slot titles or themes. Such is the influence of the gambling categories, themes, and games on the filmmakers, and this is what the audience also wants to see.

In this post, the focus is on the legendary movies that you should watch again to see how the movie directors have adapted the popular books and games into hit films.


  1. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

This is the best movie that brings out Indy’s adventures to life. This classic film had brilliant script and cinematography and was inspired by the video game. Award-winning director Steven Spielberg directed it. 

The story is by George Luca and Philip Kaufman. Harrison Ford donned the role of Indiana Jones. It is an epic tale about how a fearless archaeologist takes upon himself to stop the Nazi’s band from getting access to the religious artefact that can give them the power to control the world.


  1. The Notebook (2004)

You might have read the popular romantic novel Notebook by the American novelist Nicholas Sparks. This novel came out in 1996 and was a huge range in the literature market. Nick Cassavetes released an adaptation of this novel as a movie with the same name. It came out in 2004. The storyline featured an older man reading out a story to an older woman in a hospital. The story is about two lovers Noah Calhoun and Allie Hamilton meeting at a carnival. They get separated, as the girl’s family does not like the low-income family status of the boy. Allie moves to another location, and after a few several years of waiting for Noah’s letters, she gets engaged to Lon, a young soldier. She one-day visits the 200-year-old home that Noah restored for her and both of them meet her. So, who does Allie prefer to be her life partner, and what she decided forms the remainder of the story?


  1. Super Mario Bros. (1993)

The 90s kids would easily relate to the name of this movie. Super Mario was and still is one of the most loved and in-demand video game characters of all time. So, there is no doubt that someone would adopt this game and make it into a movie. The Super Mario Bros movie was released in 1993 and was based on the popular game by the same name on Nintendo. Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel directed this movie with Bob Hoskins playing the role of Mario and John Leguizamo reprising the role of Luigi Mario. This is an adventure comedy movie that talks about the story of the Mario brothers’ quest of rescuing Princess Daisy from the brutal President Koopa.


  1. Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001)

The first and the most popular instalment of the Bridget Jones romantic comedy series is the Bridget Jones’ Diary. It is loosely based on the 1996 Helen Fielding novel by the same name. The movie was released in 2001 and Renée Zellweger played the central character. Bridget is an average struggling woman who has many imperfections. She decides to have full control of her life as a New Year’s resolution and starts keeping a diary where she only writes true stuff. Things start to change in her life when her boss starts to show interest in her. She finds herself in a big fix with her eccentric friends on one side and a disagreeable colleague on the other. You need to watch the movie to know what life had in store for her.

Well, there are many other movies available in various OTT platforms, satellite movie channels, etc., which are adaptations of popular games, and best-selling novels.

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