Required Reading Cheat Sheet: Books On The Big Screen

Adapting classic literature for the big screen is a tale as old as Hollywood. It doesn’t get much bigger than Leonardo DiCaprio starring in a 3D movie version of the ultimate piece of classic American literature, The Great Gatsby. Some movies take a more interpretive approach, like moving Shakespeare from the stage to a high school in the 90s.

Some movies are better than the book, and some probably should have stayed on the pages, but check out a list of classic required reading that has been adapted for the big screen in recent years.

Have you seen any of these movies? What did you think? Better than the book?