Thursday, March 9, 2017

A List of Middle School/High School Literature Films

I am compiling a list of movies based on literature for middle school and high school students. This is a great way to review great books after reading them or get in some more literature for a slower reader.
  1. To Kill a Mockingbird
  2. The Great Gilly Hopkins
  3. The Book Thief
  4. The Giver
  5. Watership Down
  6. Anne of Green Gables
  7. Where the Red Fern Grows
  8. Sounder
  9. The Diary of Anne Frank
  10. The Time Machine
  11. A Christmas Carol
  12. Romeo and Juliet
  13. Animal Farm
  14. A Raisin in the Sun
  15. The Chocolate War
  16. Jane Eyre
  17. Les Miserables
  18. The Great Gatsby
  19. Wuthering Heights
  20. Of Mice and Men
  21. Pride and Predjudice
  22. Moby Dick
  23. War and Peace
  24. Grapes of Wrath
  25. The Invisible Man
  26. David Copperfield
  27. Great Expectaions
  28. 1984
  29. The Outsiders
  30. Gone With the Wind
  31. Dead Poets Society
  32. Holes
  33. The Lottery
  34. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (the book is much better)
  35. I Remember Mama ~ Based on Mama's Bank Account
  36. Roots
  37. The Glass Menagerie (1973)
  38. Because of Winn-Dixie
  39. The Black Stallion
  40. The City of Ember (the book is much better)
  41. The Hunger Games
  42. 12 Years a Slave
  43. The Old Man and the Sea
  44. The Color Purple
  45. Little Women
  46. Emma
  47. Oliver
  48. A Passage to India
  49. A Man for All Seasons
  50. For Whom the Bell Tolls
  51. The Princess Bride (my husband says I need to give this movie a chance ~ he says it is the best!)
  52. Johnny Tremain

I found the websites below useful.

<>  This website has some great lesson plans and lists of movies.

<> This site is a super way of checking the content of movies before viewing.

I am sure I will add more over time, but this is the beginning of my list.

Blessings, Dawn


  1. What a great list! I didn't know The Princess Bride was a book! Love the movie!

  2. Funny, Quentin is going to be in a production of The Princess Bride this summer!

  3. Funny, Quentin is going to be in a production of The Princess Bride this summer!

  4. What a useful list, I'm bookmarking this!

  5. So many great ones on here; we almost checked The Book Thief out of the library today! Pinned.