These days, parents are spoiled for choice when it comes to entertainment for their kids. Whether it's the newest superhero movie for the older kids, or Pixar's latest hit, there are more options than ever. But writers have been entertaining kids since long before movies ever existed, and there are hundreds, if not thousands, of amazing stories available at the click of a button.
Not only are these movies based on kids books fun, funny and exciting, they can be a wonderful gateway to the world of reading for younger kids. Child development specialists have been vocal about the benefits of reading for children of all ages, and there are numerous studies linking reading to increased brain health and better social skills.
If you're curious what book adaptation films can kids watch, you've come to the right place. All of these movies are rated G or PG, and are suitable for most children.
So if you're looking for good book adaptation movies for kids, you've come to the right place! Whether it's Dr. Seuss or JK Rowling, here are some great films that will entertain both you and your kids. Feel free to add items, and don't forget to vote up the very best movies for kids based on books!
Directed by: Tim BurtonCharlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 2005 musical adventure film directed by Tim Burton. It... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Spike JonzeWhere the Wild Things Are is a 2009 fantasy drama film directed by Spike Jonze. Written by... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Danny DeVitoMatilda is a 1996 American fantasy comedy children's film directed and narrated by Danny... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Andrew AdamsonThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a 2005 fantasy adventure... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Wolfgang ReithermanThe Jungle Book is a 1967 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions. Inspired... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Andrew DavisHoles is a 2003 American comedy-drama adventure film based on the 1998 novel of the same title... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Agnieszka HollandThe Secret Garden is a 1993 British drama fantasy film directed by Agnieszka Holland and... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Garry MarshallThe Princess Diaries is a 2001 American comedy film produced by singer and actress Whitney... more on Wikipedia
- 9The Shrek franchise from DreamWorks Animation, based on William Steig's picture book Shrek!,... more on Wikipedia2810
Directed by: Chris NoonanBabe is a 1995 comedy-drama film, co-written and directed by Chris Noonan. It is an adaptation... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Alfonso CuarónA Little Princess is a 1995 drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón, starring Liesel Matthews,... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Tim BurtonDumbo is a 2019 American fantasy adventure film directed by Tim Burton, based on the story by... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Thor FreudenthalDiary of a Wimpy Kid is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Thor Freudenthal and based on... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Henry SelickJames and the Giant Peach is a 1996 British-American musical fantasy film directed by Henry... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Peter HewittThe Borrowers is a 1997 British/American live-action comedy film based on the children's novel... more on Wikipedia
The Adventures of Huck FinnElijah Wood, Anne Heche
Directed by: Stephen SommersThe Adventures of Huck Finn is a 1993 American adventure film written and directed by Stephen... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Henry SelickCoraline is a 2009 American stop-motion animated 3D dark fantasy film based on Neil Gaiman's... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Michael AptedThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is a 2010 fantasy-adventure film... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Bronwen HughesHarriet the Spy is a 1996 film adaptation of the 1964 novel of the same name by Louise... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Wes AndersonFantastic Mr. Fox is a 2009 American stop-motion animated comedy film based on the Roald Dahl... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Mark OsborneThe Little Prince is an upcoming English-language French computer-animated stop-motion fantasy... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Frank OzThe Indian in the Cupboard is a 1995 American fantasy-adventure film directed by Frank Oz. It... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Elizabeth Allen RosenbaumRamona and Beezus is a 2010 Fox-Walden film adaptation of the Ramona series of novels by... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Hayao MiyazakiHowl's Moving Castle is a 2004 Japanese animated fantasy film scripted and directed by Hayao... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Phil Lord, Chris MillerCloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a 2009 American computer-animated science fiction comedy... more on Wikipedia