Some of the best novels ever written have been banned for silly reasons, and they’ve been adapted into some of the best (and worst) movies ever created. Here are banned books turned into movies.
Banned Books You Can Watch as Movies
You can watch these movies based on banned books. Use this Book vs. Movie Review worksheet, too.
A Wrinkle in Time
After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him. | Stream on Disney+
- Great Movie
- Claudia McNeil, Janet MacLachlan, Robert Christian (Actors)
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry was a TV pilot film in the form of a three-part miniseries. Set in 1933 Mississippi, the story focuses on the Logans, a closely knit, fiercely independent African-American family.
- Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
- Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel (Actors)
The Handmaid’s Tale
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The Catcher in the Rye
People also ask:
What books are completely banned in the US?
- The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
- The Catcher in the Rye, by JD Salinger.
- The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck.
- To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.
- The Color Purple, by Alice Walker.
- Ulysses, by James Joyce.
- Beloved, by Toni Morrison.
- The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding.
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What is the number 1 most banned book?
For all time, the most frequently banned book is 1984 by George Orwell.
What books have been banned 2021?
- Slaughterhouse-Five Or the Children’s
- Alchemist. by Paulo Coelho
- Her Body and Other Parties: Stories. by Carmen Maria Machado
- Norwegian Wood. by Haruki Murakami and Jay Rubin
- The Catcher in the Rye
- Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (Book 1)
- The Handmaid’s Tale.
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Is it illegal to read a banned book?
The American Library Association reports hundreds of attempts each year by groups and individuals to remove books from schools and libraries. It is not unlawful to read a banned book, although it may be difficult to locate.
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