On Roald Dahl's 101st Birth Anniversary, here is a list of movies based on his books

Published: 13th September 2017 03:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th September 2017 06:59 PM  

Roald Dahl was one of the greatest storytellers of all times. His books have reportedly sold more than 200 million copies across the world. Many of his works have been made into movies as well. Not many know that he has written screenplay for two movies 'You only live twice' and 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'. (Photo | AP)
The Big friendly giant is based on the 1982 novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. This 2016 release was directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg. The movie is about the friendship of an orphan girl and a benevolent giant who try to stop man-eating giant's invasion in the human world. (Photo | Youtube grab)
Charlie and the chocolate factory is possibly Roald Dahl's most famous book-to-movie adaptation. This 2005 musical movie is a remake of Gene Wilder's 'Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory'. The movie shows how Charlie Bucket who is living in poverty with his parents and four bed-ridden grandparents wins a Golden ticket which completely changes his life.
Fantastic Mr. Fox is a 2009 animated comedy film based on Roald Dahl's book of the same name. The movie is about a cunning fox who steals food from three farmers every night. The farmers try to kill Mr. Fox but somehow Mr. Fox along with his friends is able to outwit the farmers.
James and the Giant Peach is based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. James, an orphan, lives with his two aunts and interestingly strikes friendship with bugs who live inside a giant peach. Together they embark on a journey to New York.
Matilda is a 1996 film about a young genius called Matilda but her parents mistreat her. Matilda's teacher 'Jennifer' helps her a lot in tackling her parents and the worst possible principal 'Agatha Trunchbull'.
The Witches is a 1990 dark fantasy film based on Roald Dahl's novel of the same name. Similar to the novel, the movie shows how witches disguise as ordinary women and then kill children.
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