Can you spot which of these popular movies are based on novels?

Avid reader or avid film-lover, show off your trivia smarts!

One of the greatest aspects of the advancement of film technology is the ability to bring our favorite stories to life, straight from the page.

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True, audiences don't always love how Hollywood adapts their favorite novels, but the fact that it's possible to bring mystical creatures and high-action sequences to the silver screen is an accomplishment and, just as often, a delightful experience. 

We've pulled a list of popular films that may or may not have been given the same opportunity to spring to life from the pages of a book.

We're curious to know — can you spot which of these popular movies are based on novels?

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  1. Is the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest based on a novel?
  2. Is the movie Citizen Kane based on a novel?
  3. Is the movie Lawrence of Arabia based on a novel?
  4. Is the movie Heathers based on a novel?
  5. Is the movie Die Hard based on a novel?
  6. Is the movie Mrs. Doubtfire based on a novel?
  7. Is the movie Girl, Interrupted based on a novel?
  8. Is the movie The Last of the Mohicans based on a novel?
  9. Is the movie Sixteen Candles based on a novel?
  10. Is the movie Dances with Wolves based on a novel?
  11. Is the movie Silence of the Lambs based on a novel?

Can you spot which of these popular movies are based on novels?

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nerakr 2 months ago
8/11. I may be a bookworm, but I haven't read any of those.
TomTerrrific nerakr 2 months ago
You ought to read "Dances With Wolves". It's really good.
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Amalthea TomTerrrific 2 months ago
I've read "Silence of the Lambs".
pumkinheadfan Amalthea 2 months ago
Same...Actually I've read all of Tom Harris' Hannibal Lector books except the Hannibal Rising one...Took a break. The movies except Hannibal were very faithful(mostly to Ted Tally Oscar winning adapting!)
harlow1313 2 months ago
…one flew east, one flew west,
One flew over the cuckoo’s nest.

—Children’s folk rhyme and epigraph from the novel
cperrynaples 2 months ago
9/11! [appro score for today...LOL!!] Missed 6 and 10! Fun Fact: Nothing Lasts Forever was originally developed for Frank Sinatra! Can you picture Old Blue Eyes saying, "Yippie Ki A"...well, you fill in the rest! Another Fun Fact: Bruce Willis made his film debut in The First Deadly Sin, which was Frank's last starring role! And yes, THAT film came from a novel!!
cperrynaples cperrynaples 2 months ago
PS Technically 7 should be NO, because by definition a memoir is non-fiction, therefore NOT a novel!
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jeopardyhead 2 months ago
I got 8 out of 11. Some were easier than others.
Runeshaper 2 months ago
You got 8 out of 11
You're a real bookworm AND movie-buff! Well done!
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