Ranking Roald Dahl Books That Are Movies

Roald Dahl's books ignited a love for language & a whimsical escape from adulthood, inspiring many adaptations, all playfully ranked in our list.

1: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Charlie & four others win a tour of Willy Wonka's magical chocolate factory, where they encounter wonders and whimsy.

2: The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (2023)

Henry Sugar, driven by wealth, embarks on a daring quest to acquire an extraordinary skill for cheating at gambling.

3: Roald Dahl’s The Witches (2020)

An orphan and his grandmother go on the run to escape a group of witches trying to eliminate children worldwide.

4: The BFG (2016)

Young Sophie befriends a kind-hearted outcast giant, but their world turns perilous when other giants threaten them.

5: Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot (2015)

Mr. Hoppy, in love with his neighbor Mrs. Silver, devises a bold plan involving her pet tortoise to capture her affection.

6: James and the Giant Peach (1996)

An orphaned boy's magical crocodile tongues grow into a never-ending peach tree, where he forms a family with six helpful insects.

7: Matilda (1996)

Matilda, unappreciated by her family & mistreated by her principal, uses her telekinetic powers to seek justice.

8: Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Mr. Fox, a family man with thieving instincts, faces a dire threat when three farmers plan to eliminate him for his return to stealing.

9: Breaking Point (1989) 

Germans kidnap an American major to extract invasion information by convincing him that World War II is already over.

10: Four Rooms (1995)

While working at a Hollywood hotel, Ted gets involved in various odd situations, including helping witches & managing a gangster's child.

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