Famous movie posters with original book titles: Mean Girls, Clueless, Slumdog Millionaire, & more

May 1, 2013

An awesome gallery over at, shares a bunch of well-known movie posters, edited to have the titles of the book the film is based on. Did you know that these movies were based on books? Some of the most surprising for me when I found out, were that Mean Girls was based on the self-help book Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman, and that Clueless was loosely based on Jane Austen’s 1815 novel Emma. I had no idea that Slumdog Millionaire was based on a book as well: Q&A by Vikas Swarup! Thanks to Ciara M. for the tip. Check out the gallery below, and let us know which ones surprised you the most!

Kimmy is a 21 year old nerdfighter who is the founder and editor-in-chief of Page to Premiere. When she's not writing about books and movies here or on her Hunger Games site called, she loves Tumblr-ing, eating sushi, drinking Thai iced tea, and being lazy with her cat Rue! She hopes to be a published author one day. You can follow her on Twitter at @kimmymary.