89% of People Can't Guess the Title of a Film Adaptation From One Image! Can You?

By: Valerie

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Some of the best films were originally books. "Lord of the Rings"? A book. James Bond? A book series. But 89% of people can't guess the book based on an image from the film. Can you? Prove it!

The production team of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" shot the movie in the Oregon State Hospital, so not everyone you see in this movie is a Hollywood superstar, including Dr. Dean Brooks as Dr. John Spivey. Many of the hospital’s patients also worked as extras and crew members.

"To Kill a Mockingbird," both a touching story about childhood and a hard-hitting drama, became an enormous success in the racially charged atmosphere of the early '60s. In 2015, Harper Lee published its sequel, "Go Set a Watchman," but later revealed that "Go Set a Watchman" was actually the original novel's first draft.

It's intriguing that a film about replication exists in multiple versions - there is not one "Blade Runner," but actually seven versions of the same movie. Each version is different and span almost two decades, so it's hard to decide which one is better - although "The Final Cut" (2002) remains to be the most popular version among moviegoers.

"The Godfather" is Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece adaptation of Mario Puzo’s gangster novel. While the director did a great job and created one of the best movies of all time, he was not the director Paramount Pictures had in mind for The Godfather. A lot of famous directors turned the project down, and Francis Ford Coppola was almost fired during the production.

This book features a butler, named Stevens, who has wasted his life by serving others instead of taking care of himself. Written by Japanese-born British writer Kazuo Ishiguro, who is well-known for his melancholic narration and memorable characters, this book sometimes resembles the famous "In Search of Lost Time" by Marcel Proust, also known as "Remembrance of Things Past."

"Kes" is one of the most exciting, engaging films about education and childhood. It's a story of a 15-year-old boy who suffered abuse both at home and at school, but whose life was completely changed when he found his unusual pet named Kes.

"Apocalypse Now" was a troubled movie from the very beginning. First of all, the famous director Francis Ford Coppola spent millions of his own money while filming it; moreover, the six-week shoot was extended and at the end, it took more than a year to produce this movie.

Based on a bestselling book written by Stephen King, "The Shawshank Redemption" is the story of the convicted former banker Andy, who was given two life sentences for the murder of his wife and her lover. It's a movie about friendship, hope, and second chances we all deserve.

The movie "L.A. Confidential" was based on a novel by James Ellroy, the third book of his "L.A. Quartet" series. Even though nobody had especially high expectations before its release, the movie was such a big success that it was nominated for nine Academy Awards and got two of them.

"Brokeback Mountain" is a 2005 American romantic drama, but it's different from all typical Hollywood rom-coms you've seen before. This story of a forbidden love between two cowboys who met while working as shepherds on Brokeback Mountain is so genuine, moving and touching, it will make you swoon.

The title of this movie means "a robotic man," which is what Alex - the main character - has figuratively become by the end of the film. Both movie and book are ultra-violent, bright and overindulgent predictions of the nearest future.

Based on a novel written by Russian author Boris Pasternak, "Doctor Zhivago" is a film that breathes with life and suffers with passion. It's a touching story of young married Russian doctor and poet, a political activist's wife he falls in love with, and their life during the First World War and then the October Revolution.

"The Maltese Falcon" is based on a detective novel written by Dashiell Hammett that was published in 1929. Both book and movie are well-known for the development of the hard-boiled private detective genre that we enjoy nowadays.

Fight Club is a classic American movie that stars a lot of A-list Hollywood actors, including Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, and Helena Bonham Carter. A white-collar man who is bored with a series of dead-end jobs decides to start a fight club with his soap-maker friend. They are soon joined by other men who also want to break out of everyday boredom.

"The English Patient" is a must-see for everyone who is tired of typical Hollywood rom-coms. This romantic love affair between a young, beautiful nurse and plane crash victim during WWII is unlike anything you've seen before.

A simple but elegant murder thriller, "Brighton Rock" is based on Graham Greene's 1938 novel of the same name. It's a story of a troubled teenager named Pinkie and his unusual wish, a murder, and a waitress who blackmails the killer. The film was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to mixed response.

The first novel by Scottish writer Irvine Welsh, published in 1993, made him a famous writer overnight. "Trainspotting" is an unusual mix of short stories, written in different dialects, where all the stories are focused on people who live in different parts of England and either use heroin or are close to heroin users.

"Rebecca" is a best-selling novel by English author Dame Daphne du Maurier. It's a classic mystery story, with a lot of unexpected plot twists and secrets that will be gradually revealed closer to the end of the novel.

"Oliver Twist" is an adaptation of the classic Dickens tale about an orphan who is trying to survive by himself on the streets of London. Soon he realizes that can't do it on his own and joins a group of homeless boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Steven Spielberg’s movie "Schindler’s List" brought to the screen an unusual story that was untold since the tragic events of the Holocaust. It's a story of Oskar Schindler, a Nazi party member and a spy who saved thousands of Jewish people by offering them work in his factory in Poland.

"The Railway Children" is a classic American story for people of all ages. At the center of this touching story are three children who are trying to figure out the reason for their father's disappearance. They have a lot of exciting adventures along the way.

"Breakfast at Tiffany's" is a beloved classic of a few generations. Starring Audrey Hepburn, this 1961 Truman Capote adaptation is an exciting story about love, wealth and hard choices in life. In some way, Holly Golightly is a modern Cinderella and her story is the tale of a girl who wants to escape her old life and transforms herself through aspiration. However, the modern Cinderella may or may not meet her prince and live happily ever after.

"Dangerous Liaisons" is a beautiful and brutally honest story of two people who lack the courage to admit they love each other. Instead, they spend a lot of time and energy deliberately destroying the loves of others.

"Orlando" is a 1992 film based on Virginia Woolf's novel of the same name. In 1600, nobleman Orlando (Tilda Swinton) inherits his parents' house and money, but all his problems begin when he wakes up as a woman and returns home, struggling as a female to retain her property.

Steven Spielberg's "Empire of the Sun" is based on J. G. Ballard's semi-autobiographical novel of the same name. It's a story about a spoiled young British boy, Jamie, who lives with his wealthy family in pre-World War II Shanghai and comes back to England after the war.

"Goodfellas" is a drama film about a young poor man who works very hard to advance himself through the ranks. You might be surprised, but the F-word is dropped 296 times during this film, on average twice per minute!

"The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" is perhaps the best known of Muriel Spark's novels. An inspiring story of a free-spirited teacher, Miss Jean Brodie also made a great movie, released in 1969, in which beautiful Maggie Smith played the main character.

"The Talented Mr. Ripley" is based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith. It's the first book in a series of crime novels. In the 1999 psychological thriller, director Anthony Minghella first introduced the character of Tom Ripley, a young underachiever sent to Italy, on a big screen.

"The Spy Who Came In from the Cold" was inspired by the acclaimed best-selling novel by John le Carré. It's a story of an exceptional Cold War spy, sent on a dangerous mission to East Germany, who risks everything when he falls in love with the beautiful librarian Nan.

The title "Lord of the Flies" serves as a symbol of the evil and savagery of the main characters. It's a ruthless story about a group of British boys on an uninhabited island and their attempt to govern themselves, with awful results.

"Pride & Prejudice" is a classic love story based on a book first published in 1813. Free-spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich and proud Mr. Darcy, who really likes her but doesn't want to fall in love with a woman beneath his class. Can both of them overcome their own pride and prejudice in order to be together?

"Sin City" is a collection of neo-noir tales based a series of comics by Frank Miller. Released in 2005, this movie is about Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens, who will do everything to reach their goals.

"The Vanishing" is a crime and mystery film released in 1988. When Rex and his girlfriend Saskia are enjoying holiday in France together, Saskia suddenly disappears. For a long time, her boyfriend searches everywhere, but she just vanished and nobody can help him find her.

Widely known as the first summer blockbuster ever, "Jaws" had all the chances to fail: the shoot ran too long and over budget, the script was changing all the time, and the big mechanical shark made for the movie sank in the very beginning. Despite all of this, this horror movie became a huge success in 1975, starting the tradition of summer blockbusters worldwide.

The movie "Watership Down" was inspired by a classic adventure novel, written by English author Richard Adams. Set in southern England, it's a story about rabbits that have their own culture, language, beliefs, poetry, literature, etc.

"Nineteen Eighty-Four" is based on a dystopian novel by English author George Orwell that tells about a totalitarian future society. A brave man tries to rebel by making bold choices and falling in love.

The movie "The French Lieutenant's Woman" was inspired by a nineteenth-century romantic novel, written by John Fowles. It's his third but most popular novel. This complicated love story, set in 19th century England, involves a biologist, his fiancee and a melancholic outcast named Sarah.

The movie "Catch-22" is based on a novel by American author Joseph Heller. This book, which is essentially a satire on war and bureaucracy, is frequently called one of the greatest literary works of the 20th century.

This movie is based on one of the most controversial novels of its time. Russian author Vladimir Nabokov wrote Lolita in English, and only a few years later the book was translated for the Russian audience by Nabokov himself. It's a story of a middle-aged professor who married his landlady to take advantage of her 13-year-old daughter he fall in love with.

"Tess" is a brilliant adaptation of Thomas Hardy's 1891 book. It's a story of a poor British girl who is seduced and abandoned by a handsome man. In order to forget her past, she then marries a modest farmer and hopes to find happiness. However, her past catches up with her, with tragic results.

"The Hunger Games" franchise is based on popular YA adventure books written by Suzanne Collins. The first movie introduced Katniss Everdeen, a teenager who voluntarily takes her small sister's place in the Hunger Games, a competition in which teens are fighting to the death, trying to survive no matter what.

"The Jungle Book" is an animated film produced by Walt Disney Studio and released in 1967. In 2016, they've also released a movie of the same name. This colorful mix of Disney's animated adaptation, new technologies and Kipling's original works is suitable for people of all ages.

"Alice" is an American TV series based on the 1974 film, "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore." After her husband was killed in a trucking accident, the main character Alice decides to start a new life - she takes her son Tommy to Hollywood where she dreams of starting her singing career.

The main character of this movie is young, white, beautiful and smart - indistinguishable from his Wall Street colleagues. At the same time, shielded by privilege and money, Bateman is also the ultimate serial killer and a real American psycho.

Inspired by the beloved Roald Dahl tale for kids, this fantastical film shows Charlie and his grandfather as they are exploring the magical chocolate factory, owned by an eccentric candy maker, Willy Wonka.

The 1995 movie "Devil in a Blue Dress," directed by Carl Franklin, is based on a novel of the same name. This film shows the world of a young African-American veteran in the late '40s, living in Southern California.

"Goldfinger" is the third movie in the series based on James Bond books. Here, Bond gets his Aston Martin, spends time with two gorgeous British beauties and fights against a memorable villain, Auric Goldfinger.

A short TV Mini-Series, "The Day of the Triffids," inspired by a post-apocalyptic novel of the same name, begins with an unusual meteor shower that leaves most people blind. At the same time, this cataclysm allows for the rise of the big, aggressive plants that haunt and eat those who survive.

The third of the crime novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Hound of the Baskervilles" is one of the best-known stories about the great detective Sherlock Holmes and his loyal friend, Doctor Watson. This story also introduced Holmes's greatest opponent - the criminal mastermind and genius, Professor James Moriarty.

"The Outsiders" is an exciting story of rivalry between two gangs - the poor greasers and the rich Socs - that heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other. This movie was inspired by a coming-of-age novel by S. E. Hinton.

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