Although many of the movies that are gracing our screens these days are adapted from comic books, there are still movies based on classic books.

By Mumbua Nzula Nzyoka.

Here are five of them.

  1. The Great Gatsby (2013)

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan

Book: The Great Gatsby

Author: Scott Fitzgerald

Movie Quote: “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter – tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther… And one fine morning – So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” – Nick Carraway.

  1. In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy.

Book: In the Heart of the Sea

Author: Nathaniel Phillbrick

Movie Quote: “It’s a privilege to know the moment of one’s death in advance – be able to prepare for it. Cursed to be so far from home – without a chance to say goodbye, without a chance to make peace; without a chance to settle scores. Then let us at least settle those between us, Captain.” – Owen Chase.

  1. Macbeth (2015)

Stars: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotlliard

Play: Macbeth

Author: William Shakespeare

Movie Quote: “Who could refrain that had a heart to love, and in that heart courage to make love known?” – Macbeth.

  1. Romeo and Juliet (1996)

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes

Play: Romeo and Juliet

Author: William Shakespeare

Movie Quote: “If I profane with my unworthiest hand this holy shrine, the gentle sin is this. My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand to smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.” – Romeo to Juliet.

  1. Lord of the Rings (2001 – 2003) / Hobbit (2012- 2014)

Stars: Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom

Book: The Lord of the Rings/ Hobbit

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Movie Quote: “It all began with the forging of the Great Rings. Three were given to the Elves; immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings. Seven, to the Dwarf Lords, great miners and craftsmen of the mountain halls. And nine, nine rings were gifted to the race of Men, who above all else desire power. For within these rings was bound the strength and the will to govern over each race. But they were all of them deceived, for another ring was made.” Galadriel.

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Nzula is an editor, creative writer and an aspiring author. She has worked as Communications Officer, Event Organizer and recently as the Sub-Editor for Couture Africa Magazine. She is also an avid fan/critic of movies, series and everything else that is scripted. Hence her presence here. :-) In her free time she visualizes a future in which she is a published author and runs her own company. When she dreams, she more or less flirts with delusions of ruling the world.