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

Voting 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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