23 Movies You Didn’t Know Were Based On Books

Posted on Apr 4 2017 - 3:13pm by Elana Tomlins

We can’t imagine a world without movies, they stick with us forever – and it’s not always because of the hunky main character either. In fact, most of the time, we connect with a character or a storyline so much, we wonder how they got everything right.

Well, did you ever consider that more films than you think were actually adapted from books? So there is no wonder that the story is incredible!

Take a look at some of the most famous films of our generation that were actually book-to-screen adaptions…

1. Goodfellas

This cult-classic directed by Martin Scorsese was based on the non-fiction novel Wiseguy: Life In A Mafia Family, by journalist Nicholas Pileggi who wrote the book about Henry Hill: an informant who was once a member of the Mafia.