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Movies Based On Books You Should Have Read In 6th Grade  

Ranker Film
196 votes 17 voters 30 items

List Rules Vote up the best film adaptations of novels and literature on a typical sixth grade reading syllabus.

Here is a list of all the movies based on books that you might have or should have read while in the sixth grade. Some of these films are based on classic literature like The Secret Garden and The Diary of Anne Frank, while others, such as The Giver, are successful movies adapted from fairly new books. All of these films and stories deal with subjects and themes appropriate for tween audiences, and many feature young protagonists coming-of-age and dealing with puberty, whether in ordinary or extraordinary circumstances. Use this list to take a trip down memory lane to junior high or middle school or to look for movies you can use as a CliffsNotes substitute (we've all been there).

What are the best 6th grade books that were made into movies? Vote up for your favorite sixth grade book adaptations, and vote down the movies that didn't do justice to the source material. Don't see a memorable movie based on a book you were assigned in 6th grade? Feel free to add it to the list.

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Tuck Everlasting is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Movies Based On Books You Should Have Read In 6th Grade
Alexis Bledel, Elisabeth Shue, Ben Kingsley
Tuck Everlasting is a 2002 fantasy family romantic drama film based on the children's book of the same title by Natalie Babbitt published in 1975. The Walt Disney Pictures release was directed ...more
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The Golden Compass is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Movies Based On Books You Should Have Read In 6th Grade
Nicole Kidman, Eva Green, Ian McKellen
The Golden Compass is a 2007 American fantasy-adventure film directed by Chris Weitz. A young girl, Lyra Belacqua (Dakota Blue Richards), travels to the far North to save her friend and other ...more
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Eragon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Movies Based On Books You Should Have Read In 6th Grade
Rachel Weisz, John Malkovich, Jeremy Irons
Eragon is a 2006 British-American fantasy-adventure film based on the novel of the same name by author Christopher Paolini. The cast includes Edward Speleers in the title role, Jeremy Irons, ...more
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Johnny Tremain is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Movies Based On Books You Should Have Read In 6th Grade
Richard Beymer, Sebastian Cabot, Dabbs Greer
Johnny Tremain is a 1957 film made by Walt Disney Productions, based on the 1944 Newbery Medal-winning children's novel of the same name by Esther Forbes, retelling the story of the years in ...more
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The Cay is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Movies Based On Books You Should Have Read In 6th Grade
The Cay James Earl Jones, Alfred Lutter, Gretchen Corbett
The Cay is an American drama film based on the book titled The Cay. It was released on October 21, 1974.