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12 Novels That Have Almost the Exact Same Plot as Popular Movies

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I bet I know what you’re thinking: “Man, I wish I had more time to watch movies.” Doesn’t it feel like we used to have more time in the day? Seriously. I feel like I used to watch movies constantly, and now I’m lucky if I finish one before I start another one, thereby forgetting about the first one forever.

Here’s the good news: if you’ve read a book or two in your time, then you’ve pretty much already seen the following movies… because when you break them down to the barest of bones, the plots are almost exactly the same.