20 Movies Based on Your Favorite Southern Books

The next time you find yourself searching for a movie to watch, turn to your bookshelf for inspiration. Instead of endlessly scrolling, find one of the many great movies based on Southern books, and add it to your queue. We'd venture to say that there's an adaptation out there for every taste. From dramas to romantic comedies, Academy Award winners to feel-good flicks, kid-friendly stories to buzzy new releases, you're sure to find something great to watch on our list. There are, of course, some some long-loved favorites (including movies based on classics by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zora Neale Hurston, and Truman Capote), but you might also discover something new to add to your movie-night lineup as well as your bookshelf.