8 Hollywood films inspired by novels

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Schindler's List (1993)

Based on Thomas Keneally's novel Schindler's Ark, Steven Spielberg's movie is about the true story of Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who saved several Jews during the Holocaust.

Pride & Prejudice (2005)

Joe Wright's romantic drama is based on Jane Austen's novel of the same name. The film stars Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet and Matthew Macfadyen as Mr. Darcy.

Little Women (2019)

Based on Louisa May Alcott's novel, this period drama film is directed by Greta Gerwig. Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Timothée Chalamet, and Meryl Streep star in the movie.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

This film is based on Stephen King's novella, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. Tim Robbins plays banker Andy, who is convicted of murder. 

The Godfather (1972)

Francis Ford Coppola's crime drama is based on the Mario Puzo novel. Al Pacino plays the son of a wealthy New York mafia family, and Marlon Brando plays his father.

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

This film is based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. It stars Gregory Peck as a principled lawyer who defends a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman in 1930s Alabama.

Forrest Gump (1994)

This movie is based on Winston Groom's novel of the same name. Tom Hanks plays a good-hearted man whose optimism influences several historical events in the United States during the 20th century.

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Based on Thomas Harris's novel, this horror thriller stars Jodie Foster as FBI trainee Clarice Starling, who, in order to nab a serial killer, seeks the help of cannibal serial killer Dr Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins).