These cult films were all inspired by books
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Cult films you didn’t know were based on books

From Clueless to Planet of the Apes, you might be surprised to hear that these movies were all based on, or inspired by, books.

Books, unsurprisingly, make excellent source material for films. There’s already a plot with a beginning, middle and end and fully-formed characters waiting to leap off the page and onto the screen.

In fact, some of the most-loved films out there are adaptations. The GodfatherTo Kill a Mockingbird and Little Women (insert your preferred version here), to name a few. 

But those are the ones everyone knows about so here, instead, is a selection of films based on books that you might be surprised by.

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