The list author says: "I also recommend "The Last Unicorn" movie and novel by Peter S. Beagle, and "Howl's Moving Castle" movie and novel by Diana Wynne Jones. The Dark Crystal. I also recommend the TV shows on my companion Listmania list: http://www.amazon.com/lm/R22SCNVQUEGDK2/ref=cm_lm_pthnk_view?ie=UTF8&lm_bb= The Winds of Winter, A Dream of Spring."
"Two brothers, Karl and David, wash ashore a strange Utopia, and struggle to find their place within it. There's also a 13 episode TV series that continues Karl and David's story after the miniseries, though all the actors have been entirely recast."
"On the harsh desert world of Arrakis, Paul will overcome physical and political odds to become Muad'Dib- a prophesied savior. There are several more novels, but the ones listed here are by the original author, and all take place during Paul's lifetime."
"A young man dissatisfied with his life, stumbles upon magic. During his training, he shows off and unleashes a dark evil he cannot control or destroy. Meanwhile, across the sea a young priestess has to deal with betrayal within her own temple. Based on the first two books "A Wizard of Earthsea" and "The Tombs of Atuan". There's also an animated sequel "Tales from Earthsea"."
"The Princess and the Queen is a short story about an ancient Targaryen civil war called Dance of the Dragons. This story reads more like a history, such as the stories found in Tolkien's "The Silmarillion", rather than the fully fleshed novel it should've been."
"When scientists discover a way to bring dinosaurs back, they find controlling the ancient beasts is more difficult than creating them was. There are two sequels entitled The Lost World and Jurassic Park III."
"Scenes from the original book can be found in all three movies. Many characters were portrayed differently, or combined in the movies, and the ending is much darker. There is a sequel novel entitled "The Lost World". Other excellent Crichton reads are "Sphere" and "Timeline"."
"Bilbo Baggins unwillingly leaves home to embark on a great adventure. Years later, his actions will have grave consequences and lead to the final battles of Middle Earth. The book "The Tolkien Reader" includes the poems about Tom Bombadil's adventures."
"The three Baudelaire orphans must outwit Count Olaf, who is after their fortune. Deliciously spooky. Based on the first three books. Also check out audiobook soundtrack The Tragic Treasury. Wonderfully comic songs by Lemony Snicket himself."
"Join the storyteller as he relates sad, strange, and fantastical folk/fairy tales. Later, a new storyteller is trapped within the labyrinth, but still manages to tell the myths of ancient Greece. Both seasons, and all 13 episodes."
"1-Mutants, humans with powers that manifest at adolescence, must go into hiding from a mistrustful world. 2-The X-Men must join forces with their foes to stop a madman that seeks to eradicate all mutants. 3-When a cure for the mutants is discovered, battle lines are drawn between those that want a normal life, and those who glory in their uniqueness."