Love is in the air and on the page when great books are adapted into chick flicks. The best movies based on chick books feature feminism, romance, and life lessons all rolled into one fantastic story. Many movies based on chick fiction have spawned several sequels. Some of the best chick flicks based off books have even been nominated for Academy Awards.
What movies adapted from chick books will you find on this list. The Devil Wears Prada has to be at the top. Based on Lauren Weisberger's novel of the same name, the engaging film finds a recent college graduate navigating the competitive world of fashion and writing. Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, and Emily Blunt are all featured in the all-star cast. Bridget Jones's Diary is another good romantic film based off a book.
Whitney Houston and Angela Basset star in Waiting to Exhale which is adapted from Terry McMillan's novel. Other good chick flicks based on books include The Notebook, Eat Pray Love, and In Her Shoes.
How will we ever determine which chick flick deserves the top spot on this list? Help us decide by giving your favorites a thumbs up and please add any good movies we may have missed.
Directed by: David FrankelThe Devil Wears Prada is a 2006 comedy-drama film based on Lauren Weisberger's 2003 novel of the same name. This screen adaptation stars Anne Hathaway as Andrea Sachs, a college graduate who goes to... more
Directed by: Ken KwapisThe Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a 2005 American drama film, based on the novel The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares released by Warner Bros. Pictures. It was directed by... more
Directed by: Lasse HallströmSafe Haven is a 2013 American romance film starring Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel and Cobie Smulders. It was released theatrically in North America on February 14, 2013. The film was directed by Lasse... more
Directed by: Julie Anne RobinsonThe Last Song is a 2010 American coming of age teen romantic drama film developed alongside Nicholas Sparks's novel by the same name. The film was directed by Julie Anne Robinson in her feature film... more
Directed by: Mark WatersJust Like Heaven is an American romantic comedy fantasy film released on September 16, 2005, in the United States and Canada. Set in San Francisco, it was directed by Mark Waters, starring Reese... more
Directed by: Bill CondonThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is a 2012 American romantic fantasy and adventure film directed by Bill Condon and based on the novel Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. The second part of a... more
Directed by: Robert Pulcini, Shari Springer BermanThe Nanny Diaries is a 2007 American comedy-drama film, based on the novel of the same name by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus. Written and directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, it... more
Directed by: Robert LuketicLegally Blonde is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Robert Luketic, based on the novel by Amanda Brown. Sorority girl Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) decides to enroll in Harvard Law School to... more
Directed by: P. J. HoganConfessions of a Shopaholic is a 2009 American romantic comedy film based on the Shopaholic series of novels by Sophie Kinsella. Directed by P. J. Hogan, the film stars Isla Fisher as the shopaholic... more
Directed by: Sanaa HamriThe Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 is a 2008 sequel to the 2005 film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. The original cast return to star in the movie, which was directed by Sanaa Hamri. The... more
Directed by: Chris WeitzNew Moon is the sequel to 2008's Twilight, based on a novel of the same name written by Stephanie Meyer.... more
Directed by: Bill CondonThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn is the 2011 film based off the fourth and final novel in the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. This currently optioned property is expected to start production in... more
Directed by: George C. WolfeNights in Rodanthe is a 2008 American/Australian romantic drama film. It is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Richard Gere and Diane Lane in their... more
Directed by: Scott HicksThe Lucky One is a 2012 romantic drama film directed by Scott Hicks and released April 2012. It is an adaptation of the 2008 novel of the same name, by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Zac Efron as... more
Directed by: Audrey WellsUnder the Tuscan Sun is a 2003 American romantic comedy drama film written, produced, and directed by Audrey Wells and starring Diane Lane. Based on Frances Mayes' 1996 memoir Under the Tuscan Sun,... more
Directed by: Catherine HardwickeTwilight is a 2008 American vampire romance film based on Stephenie Meyer's popular novel of the same name. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, the film stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. It is... more
Directed by: Jenny GageAfter is a 2019 new adult romance film directed by Jenny Gage, based on the novel by Anna Todd. A dedicated student, Tessa Young (Josephine Langford), enters her first semester in college where she... more
Directed by: Forest WhitakerWaiting to Exhale is a 1995 American romantic drama film directed by Forest Whitaker, based on Terry McMillan's novel of the same name. The film centers around four unique women and how they deal... more
Directed by: Curtis HansonIn Her Shoes is a 2005 American comedy-drama film based on the novel of the same name by Jennifer Weiner. It is directed by Curtis Hanson with an adapted screenplay by Susannah Grant and stars... more
Directed by: Ryan MurphyEat Pray Love is a 2010 American romantic comedy-drama film starring Julia Roberts as Elizabeth Gilbert, based on Gilbert's best-selling memoir of the same name. Ryan Murphy co-wrote and directed the... more
Directed by: Kevin Rodney SullivanHow Stella Got Her Groove Back is a 1998 romantic comedy film directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan, adapted from Terry McMillan's bestselling novel of the same title. The film stars Angela Bassett, Taye... more
Directed by: Nick CassavetesThe Notebook is a 2004 American romantic drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes and based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a young... more
Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby FarrellyFever Pitch is a 2005 Farrelly brothers romantic comedy film starring Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon. It is a remake of a 1997 British film of the same name. Both films are loosely based on the Nick... more
Directed by: Lasse HallströmDear John is a 2010 American romantic drama film starring Amanda Seyfried and Channing Tatum. It was made by Screen Gems, a Sony company. It was released theatrically in North America on February 5,... more
Directed by: Michael HoffmanThe Best of Me is a 2014 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Hoffman and written by Will Fetters and J. Mills Goodloe, based on Nicholas Sparks' 2011 novel of the same name. The film... more