MEME: Top 48 Science Fiction Adaptations

Just discovered that Rob tagged me. Holy shit, I'm going to suck at this one...

Here it goes:

From Box Office Mojo's list of Top 48 Sci-Fi Films Based on a Book (or Story) (1980- present). Some of the titles on this list look suspicious. (Was Cocoon really based on a piece of written fiction? There's a difference between an adaptation and a novelization.)

Here are the rules.

- Copy the list below.
- Mark in bold the movie titles for which you read the book.
- Italicize the movie titles for which you started the book but didn't finish it.
- Tag 5 people to perpetuate the meme. (You may of course play along anyway.)

And now, the list...


1. Jurassic Park
2. War of the Worlds
3. The Lost World: Jurassic Park
4. I, Robot
5. Contact
6. Congo
7. Cocoon
8. The Stepford Wives
9. The Time Machine
10. Starship Troopers
11. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
12. K-PAX
13. 2010
14. The Running Man
15. Sphere
16. The Mothman Prophecies
17. Dreamcatcher
18. Blade Runner(Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?)
19. Dune
20. The Island of Dr. Moreau
21. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
22. The Iron Giant(The Iron Man)
23. Battlefield Earth
24. The Incredible Shrinking Woman
25. Fire in the Sky
26. Altered States
27. Timeline
28. The Postman
29. Freejack(Immortality, Inc.)
30. Solaris
31. Memoirs of an Invisible Man
32. The Thing(Who Goes There?)
33. The Thirteenth Floor
34. Lifeforce(Space Vampires)
35. Deadly Friend
36. The Puppet Masters
37. 1984
38. A Scanner Darkly
39. Creator
40. Monkey Shines
41. Solo(Weapon)
42. The Handmaid's Tale
43. Communion
44. Carnosaur
45. From Beyond
46. Nightflyers
47. Watchers
48. Body Snatchers

Sorry, but I'm not tagging anyone. You do it if you feel like it!

10 commentaires:

Rich said...

Pat,
you should definitely read Battlefield Earth and The Postman. They are much, much better than the horrible movies they spawned.

Anonymous said...

You mean you haven't read everything by Clarke yet? Shame on you, shame.

n.fonseca said...

Lifeforce came from a book? Didn't know that...just checked imdb. Colin Wilson? Damn. That movie haunted me for years. Beautiful vampire alien girl, beautiful sets, apocaliptic story arc...everything a teenager likes. Bought on a bad DVD version at amazon...oh well, for the time the FX was impressive. Thanx for pointing this out.

greg said...

I'm a sucker for scifi books/movie memes, so I did it. I italicized the titles that I've seen the movie of, whether I've read the book or not, since I don't generally stop reading books part of the way through.

Greyweather said...

I don't see The Prestige, Children of Men, Minority Report, or Total Recall anywhere on that list.

Heck, since they are sorting by money Minority Report should be number one on the list and Total Recall would be third.

Adam Whitehead said...

Hang on, didn't you read Dreamsongs? Nightflyers is in there.

Doing my own list on my blog :-)

Lookf4r said...

Pat! How have you not read 1984!

Matt Schwartz said...

I love a lot of these books, but some are not from post 1980. INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, for instance, was 1978.

And some of these are pure horror, no real SF element, like MONKEY SHINES. And once you bring horror into it, there's a ton of films that aren't on here (Rosemary's Baby, The Exorcist, etc).

ShadowofGod said...

I got 19 read and 3 unfinished. Not bad eh?

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