10.Sleepy Hollow (Washington Irving 1820)
Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of three people, with the culprit being the legendary apparition, The Headless Horseman. This film is superbly made with creepy atmosphere with cool special effect and a story that will gripped you from start to finish. It is well casted in this spook fest with an all – star cast and they are so convincing.
9.The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larsson 2005)
Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker. This is well made with a hint of whodunnit type of film that will keep you guessing till the end, in this engrossing and poignancy and it can be hard to watch but it still a beautiful, majestic film.
8.The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins 2012)
After young Katniss Everdeen agrees to be the symbol of rebellion, the Mockingjay, she tries to return Peeta to his normal state, tries to get to the Capitol and tries to deal with the battles coming her way. Excellent storytelling with this superbly made film and that what made this watchable with sheer entertainment and with a load of well-known faces in this film.
7.Murder On The Orient Express (Agatha Christie 1934)
When a murder occurs on the train on which he’s travelling, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case. I was pleasantly surprised by this film as the cinematography is outstanding and with well known cast that bring this so realistically come to alive in this lavish period piece with a superb twist.
6.Goosebumps (R.L Stine 1989)
A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R.L Stine after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware. It has a brilliant story that bring you with laughter and the wowed factor due to SFX and the special effect, which is absolutely amazing, superb one liner and with comic timing as well especially from all the cast that involved in this film that blended all the action with mild scary moment and it also trying to be funny at the same time.
5.Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (Judi Barrett 1978)
After the disastrous food storm in the first film, Flint and his friends are forced to leave the town. Flint accepts the invitation from his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, which has been tasked to clean the island, and where the best inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind. A wacky but heartfelt animation film that it is really funny and if you a foody fan this is your type of film, the voice cast is top notch and with funny one liner in this different and heart-warming film.
4.Narnia: The Trilogy (C.S Lewis 1970)
Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion, they go on a trek throughout Narnia. Majestic cinematography and the visual effect and SFX made this gorgeous looking film that is suitable for a family film, a timeless story that bring you an all – star cast that they are so convincing in this family fest type of film.
3.Motherless Brooklyn (Jonathan Lethem 1999)
In 1950s New York, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette’s Syndrome ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend. An old fashion type of film that is definitely for people who love a brilliant whodunnit murder mystery film which this has a beautiful poignancy ending to this film, it is well paced and keeping that tension, suspense and unpredictable with no overcomplicated plot that is so easy to follow and it is a very clever film.
2.Hugo (Brian Selznick 2007)
In 1931 Paris, an orphan living in the walls of a train station gets wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. Too be honest with you I’m not normally a massive fan of Martin Scorsese but this film really does work well and you actually care about with these characters and the main lead is likeable, the cinematography is certainly out of this world with a thought provoking and light-hearted that made you feel good about yourself.
1.The Breadwinner (Deborah Ellis 2000)
In 2001, Afghanistan is under the control of the Taliban. When her father is captured, a determined young girl disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family. Moving, powerful, poignancy film that is so majestic in its story telling and it is so heartfelt at the same time, it is one of those film that you connect to and all the characters are likeable that certainly bring you a fascinating watch from start to finish in a fresh, new and something different that might not be suited to smaller kids but it is gorgeous to watch and certainly wowed you at the same time.
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I hadn’t realised that the Breadwinner was based on a book. I have read Motherless Brooklyn but never seen the film. Here’s some more suggestions for you:
The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings – easier to watch the films than read through all the books!
The Godfather – another trilogy easier to watch than read.
Some other classic books that have been turned into great films are:
To Kill A Mocking Bird
Lord of the Flies
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Silence of the Lambs
If you only watch one of these, knowing your preferences for films, I would recommend To Kill a Mocking Bird