5 Amazon Instant Video Movies Based On Books

Amazon announced today that the company has more than 100,000 movies and TV shows available for instant streaming. This is significant, because it makes Amazon a more direct competitor with Netflix — since they now offer more titles to stream. In light of Amazon’s growth, we’ve put together a list of 5 movies based on books from Amazon’s Top 100 Rated Movies that are available through the company’s streaming service.

1. The Maltese Falcon: Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor star in this John Huston adaptation of the Dashiell Hammett novel by the same name. Here is more about the film: “Cinematic masterpiece stars screen-legend Humphrey Bogart as private detective Sam Spade, a no-nonsense loner whose partner is killed while pursuing a case.”

2. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: “Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor and Burl Ives make this adaptation of Tennessee Williams’s story about a plantation owner succumbing to cancer one of the most acclaimed movies in history.”

3. Papillon: Based on the memoir of convicted felon and fugitive Henri Charrière, who escaped from Devil’s Island, this film stars Steve Mcqueen and Dustin Hoffman.

4. Romeo and Juliet: This Franco Zeffirelli adaptation of the classic Shakespeare tragedy stars Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting

5. All about Eve: Based on the short story The Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr, this film Joseph L. Mankiewicz film stars Bette Davis and Anne Baxter in a tale about the lengths people will go to for fame.