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12 Novels That Have Almost the Exact Same Plot as Popular Movies

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I bet I know what you’re thinking: “Man, I wish I had more time to watch movies.” Doesn’t it feel like we used to have more time in the day? Seriously. I feel like I used to watch movies on Netflix constantly, and now I’m lucky if I finish ONE before I start another one that looks more interesting, thereby forgetting about the first one forever.

Here’s the good news: if you’ve read a book or two in your time, then you’ve pretty much already seen the following movies… because when you break them down to the barest of bones, the plots are almost exactly the same.

Topics: Books
Tags: twilight, high school musical, eragon, books we love, star wars, lord of the flies, the great gatsby, pride and prejudice, mean girls, jane eyre, the odyssey, shrek, lord of the rings, classic literature, the iliad, moby dick, movies we love, thor, les miserables, monsters inc., finding nemo, jurassic park, plots, popular movies, 27 dresses, les mis = basically high school musical

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