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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    Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

    Bridget Jones' Diary is a whimsy interpretation of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice. Jones (Renée Zellweger) is the film’s female heroine as a contemporary Elizabeth Bennet in search of love. Her love interest, Colin Firth, was cast to play the real Mr. Darcy as he played the character in the BBC adaptation of Austen's tale.

    Courtesy Miramax Films
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