Top 10 Fantasy Books That Came Alive on the Big Screen!

"The book is better."

You have either said or heard this dialog each time you watched a movie adaptation of a book you read. In most cases, you'd be right. But we made a list of some fantasy books whose movie adaptations were as spectacular as the books themselves. If there are some on this list that you are yet to watch, make a date with yourself, your favorite movie partners, and some popcorn today.

Fantasy movies based on great books

Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings trilogy on the big screen started with The Fellowship Of The Ring in 2001. Frodo Baggins is chosen by his company of hobbits, elves, dwarves, and wizards to shoulder the responsibility of carrying an evil magic ring to the ends of the world and destroying it while his compatriots embark on parallel adventures to either keep the forces of evil distracted from the quest of Frodo or to fight their own battles to contain the spread of evil across Middle Earth.


Director Peter Jackson created a beautiful world in the movie, through his cinematography. One of the best movie adaptions of books in history, Lord of the Rings, is a sensational adventure that did not disappoint the lovers of the book! The films are estimated to have earned nearly three billion dollars in the box office, cumulatively; a blockbuster success and deservedly so.


The three films were released in three consecutive years, giving it a screen time of over 9 hours in its theatrical release and over 11 hours in the extended version. If you are up for a movie marathon, there's few better than this one.

One of the better adaptions of movies from a book Lord of the Rings gets a thumbs up from us, but like the nitpicky bastards that we are, we'd still recommend that you read JRR Tolkien's masterpiece to appreciate the full scope of this fantasy.

Ugly Score: 100%


Harry Potter Series

Inarguably the most beloved fantasy book of the modern era, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series has captivated kids and adults alike. While it was not necessarily loved by all its readers, but the Harry Potter movie franchise claimed massive box office notoriety.


A mishmash of several directors' vision, the movies still achieved great consistency. Of course, my niece believes that that is all thanks to JK Rowling and not so much the Hollywood studios. While the Harry Potter movies weren't flawless, their biggest achievement was impeccable casting. Perhaps even to the detriment of the actors, Robbie Coltrane is unlikely to be celebrated more as any other character than as Hagrid, and Daniel Radcliffe as Harry, and Emma Watson as Hermoine, and Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley. Now when a fan thinks of these characters, they immediately think back to these actors.