2010 Movies based on books – Part 2

Yesterday, I posted a guide to 2010 movie releases based on books for adults or young adults. Today’s list covers 2010 films based on children’s books.

Whether you love reading with your kids — or simply indulge in great children’s lit every now and then — these movies will prolong the fun. Many are already available on DVD, so you can watch them with family in the warmth of your own living room.

“Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll
Film:
“Alice in Wonderland”
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Matt Lucas, Johnny Depp, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, Anne Hathaway, Christopher Lee, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover, Alan Rickman
Director: Tim Burton

“Beezus and Ramona” by Beverly Cleary
Film:
“Ramona and Beezus”
Cast: Joey King, Selena Gomez, John Corbett, Bridget Moynahan, Ginnifer Goodwin, Hutch Dano
Director: Elizabeth Allen

“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” by C. S. Lewis
Film:
“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”
Cast: Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Will Poulter, Gary Sweet, Tilda Swinton
Director: Michael Apted

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” by Jeff Kinney
Film
: “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”
Cast: Zachary Gordon, Steve Zahn, Rachel Harris
Director: Thor Freudenthal

“Guardians of Ga’Hoole” series by Kathryn Lasky (Books 1-3)
Film: “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole”
Cast: Emily Barclay, Ryan Kwanten, Jay Laga’aia, Miriam Margolyes, Emilie de Ravin, Helen Mirren
Director: Zach Snyder

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” by J.K. Rowling
Film:
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Bill Nighy, Richard Griffiths
Director: David Yates

“How to Train Your Dragon” by Cressida Cowell
Film: “How to Train Your Dragon”
Cast: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

“Nurse Matilda” series by Christianna Brand
Film:
“Nanny McPhee Returns”
Cast: Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rhys Ifans, Maggie Smith, Asa Butterfield, Lil Woods, Oscar Steer, Rosie Taylor-Ritson, Eros Vlahos
Director: Susanna White

“The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One” by Rick Riordan
Film:
“Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief”
Cast: Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Uma Thurman, Pierce Brosnan
Director: Chris Columbus

“Rapunzel” by the Brothers Grimm
Film:
“Tangled”
Cast: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy
Director: Byron Howard and Nathan Greno

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