Books that Inspired Winners of an Oscar for Best Picture


1929 All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

1935 - Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall

1939 Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

1940 Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

1941 How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn

1948 Hamlet by William Shakespeare

1949 All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren

1953 From Here to Eternity by James Jones

1956 Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

1957 The Bridge Over the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle

1959 Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace

1961 West Side Story (novelization of the play) by Irving Shulman

1962 Lawrence of Arabia: screenplay based on the novel Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph by T.E. Lawrence

1964 - My Fair Lady: screenplay adapted from Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw

1966 A Man for all Seasons by Robert Bolt

1967 In the Heat of the Night by John Ball

1969 Midnight Cowboy by James Leo Herlihy

1972 The Godfather by Mario Puzo

1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

1980 Ordinary People by Judith Guest

 1984 Amadeus by Peter Shaffer

1985 Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen

1989 Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry (play)

1990 Dances with Wolves by Michael Blake

1991 The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

1993 Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally

1996 The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

1997 A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar

2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

 2007 No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

2008 Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup

2010 The King's Speech by Mark Logue