6 Films Based on Classic Literature

You may not realize it, but some of your favorite films dovetail from classic literature of century's past. From Clueless to Cruel Intentions, here are 6 films that echo the syllabus from your high school lit class.

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April 2, 2014 5:00 PM
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Clueless (1995)

What could a 19th century aristocrat and Valley Girl have in common? Clueless (1995) addresses this conundrum as it was loosely based on Jane Austen's Emma. For those who've read the classic, you'll soon recognize that Cher is the spoiled yet altruistic Emma. She's always playing matchmaker and eventually finds her own charming suitor, Josh, who's a modern day Mr. Knightley.