10 Popular Children’s Books Turned Films


ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY is just the latest film to be adapted from a popular children’s book. CineMovie counts down other kid-friendly adaptations.

When Disney’s ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Gardner opens October 10th, it joins the long line of popular adaptation of children’s books for the big screen. Check out our photo gallery of other successful adaptations including some that have been made more than once.

    1.    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005)
    2.    The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    3.    James and the Giant Peach (1996)
    4.    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972)
    5.    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
    6.    Charlotte’s Web (1973)
    7.    Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat (2003)
    8.    Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
    9.    A Little Princess (1995)
    10.  Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)


When Disney’s ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn't had one.

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