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Books That Would Make Great Movies

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Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports
Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports
"Steroids and the scandal that rocked the baseball world.  Would make a great movie."
Kolak of the Werebeasts
Kolak of the Werebeasts
"A story with several man and woman to animal transformations, Kolak would make a great horror movie.  Has witches, shamans, and even the Devil."
Night
Night
"Elie Wiesel's classic about the Holocaust has never been filmed.  Would make a great movie."
Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire
Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire
"The story of the richest man in the world would make a great movie.  Who do you think should play Bill Gates?"
Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big
Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big
"This would make another great movie about steroid use in baseball."
Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq
Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq
"Would make a good movie about the Iraq war.  The inside story."
9-11
9-11
"The real story of what happened on 9/11 would make an action-packed thrilling movie."
Elizabeth Blackwell: First Woman Physician (Great Life Stories: Inventors and Scientists)
Elizabeth Blackwell: First Woman Physician (Great Life Stories: Inventors and Scientists)
"The story of the first woman doctor would be appealing to both men and women.  Would make a great movie."
Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)
Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)
"I don't think this classic was ever filmed before.  Would make great animated or live action feature."
Rumpelstiltskin (Rabbit Ears: A Classic Tale (Spotlight))
Rumpelstiltskin (Rabbit Ears: A Classic Tale (Spotlight))
"This would make a charming Disney cartoon.  Filmed once before in live action and was a disaster."
Endgame: A Play in One Act and Act Without Words
Endgame: A Play in One Act and Act Without Words
"Classic play by Samuel Beckett would make a good movie.  A story of decadence."
Bret Harte's Gold Rush
Bret Harte's Gold Rush
"I think Outcasts was filmed before, but not well.  One of these stories would make a great movie."
Molly Pitcher: Heroine of the War for Independence (Leaders of the American Revolution)
Molly Pitcher: Heroine of the War for Independence (Leaders of the American Revolution)
"The hero of the Battle of Monmouth.  Molly Pitcher would look great on the silver screen."
The Use and Need of the Life of Carrie A. Nation
The Use and Need of the Life of Carrie A. Nation
"I think it would be entertaining to see Carrie Nation busting up saloons with her hatchet.  Would make a great movie."
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets and Other Short Fiction
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets and Other Short Fiction
"Stephen Crane's sobering story of a girl forced into prostitution has never been filmed."
Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America
Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America
"The life of Mother Jones, the social reformer and activist, would make a great movie."
Black Boy (The Restored Text Established by The Library of America) (Perennial Classics)
Black Boy (The Restored Text Established by The Library of America) (Perennial Classics)
"How about this classic from Richard Wright?  Would make a thought-provoking film."
Sitting Bull and His World
Sitting Bull and His World
"A film called Sitting Bull has been filmed before, but I don't think ever from the Indian chief's point of view."
The Myth of José Martí: Conflicting Nationalisms in Early Twentieth-Century Cuba (Envisioning Cuba)
The Myth of José Martí: Conflicting Nationalisms in Early Twentieth-Century Cuba (Envisioning Cuba)
"How about the celebrated hero of Cuba?  Would make a great movie."
Tropic of Capricorn
Tropic of Capricorn
"Although Tropic of Cancer has been filmed, this classic by Henry Miller never was.  Would be a hard book to film, though."
Titus Andronicus (The Pelican Shakespeare)
Titus Andronicus (The Pelican Shakespeare)
"I believe this is Shakespeare's most violent play.  Could be an interesting film."
Narcissus and Goldmund
Narcissus and Goldmund
"This would be a tough one to film.  There are so many plot lines in the book.  But would be good if pared down."
Candide: Or Optimism (Penguin Classics)
Candide: Or Optimism (Penguin Classics)
"I don't think this great classic was ever filmed.  Would make a funny and poignant movie."
The Trumpet of the Swan
The Trumpet of the Swan
"This classic by E.B. White, the author of "Charlotte's Web," would make a delightful animated feature."
Mary Poppins: Three Enchanting Classics: Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Comes Back, and Mary Poppins Opens the Door
Mary Poppins: Three Enchanting Classics: Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Comes Back, and Mary Poppins Opens the Door
"The Mary Poppins sequels would make charming movies for children.  Would have to find a replacement for Julie Andrews."
Rumpelstiltskin
Rumpelstiltskin
"Would make a charming cartoon, no matter how you spelled it."
Twilight of the Gods
Twilight of the Gods
"The story of the first android president of the United States would make an excellent movie."
Gump & CO
Gump & CO
"More Forrest Gump would make a great movie.  The book by Winston Groom includes Iran-Contra, Desert Storm, Exxon-Valdez, and little Forrest"