10 Popular Movies You Didn't Know Were Based on Books

Your favorite books and movies are a lot more connected than you think. Several of Hollywood’s greatest hits have been inspired by popular novels. You already know about popular book-series-turned-movies like Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, and The Hunger Games, but they aren’t the only ones.

10. Forrest Gump

Winston Groom’s 1986 novel inspired one of the most beloved movies of all time. While not every event from the novel made it into the movie, it still stayed fairly true to the original plot.

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