Best Movie Adaptions Of Young Adult Novels

Some of the best movies to have ever hit our screens were once amazing novels. Over the years many young adult novels have ended up becoming epic movie adaptions. Here is my list of the top 5 best movie adaptions of young adult novels.

I just want to say straight up that I am not a Harry Potter fan so the movies won’t be added to this list. This list it just personal preference but if there is a movie not on the list that you love then please feel free to drop me a comment. If you enjoy this post then feel free to like my Facebook page Busy Gal Blogs so you don’t miss any posts by me.

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The Hunger Games:

The Hunger Games ended up being a pretty awesome movie adaption. The Hunger Games franchise is based on the novel trilogy of the same name by Suzanne Collins. It’s about a yearly event, in the remains of what used to be North America. The Capitol of the nation forces each of its 12 districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games.

The NeverEnding Story:

This movie was a big part of my childhood and was the first movie I actually cried at. This amazing fantasy movie about a boy who comes across a book which sucks him into another world that is faced with destruction. The movie was based on the novel of the same name by Michael Ende.



When two children find and play a magical board game they release a man who has been trapped inside it for decades. They also stumble upon a mass of danger but if they want it to stop it they first need to finish the game. The movie was based on a children’s picture book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg

Mrs Doubtfire:

One of Robin Williams best movies was this comedy classic about a dad who wants to get more access to his children. He dresses as an old lady and convinces his ex-wife to hire him as the children’s nanny. The movie was based on a novel called Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine.

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events:

When three children are orphaned due to afire in their mansion they are sent to live with their distant relative Count Olaf. They soon find out that Count Olaf is an evil man who is only after their inheritance. The children escape his clutches and go to live with their Uncle and then their Aunt Josephine but Olaf is never far behind and is cooking up plans to get them back. The movie is based on a series of 13 children’s books of the same name by Daniel Handler.


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