List of short fiction made into feature films

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This is a list of short stories and novellas that have been made into feature films. The title of the work is followed by the work's author, the title of the film, and the year of the film. If a film has an alternate title based on geographical distribution, the title listed will be that of the widest distribution area.

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Short fiction Film adaptation(s)
"12:01 PM" (1973), Richard A. Lupoff 12:01 PM (1990) (short film)
12:01 PM (1993) (TV)
"1408" (1999), Stephen King 1408 (2007)
5135 Kensington (1941–1942) (short vignette series), Sally Benson Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

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Short fiction Film adaptation(s)
"Eisenheim the Illusionist" (1990), Steven Millhauser The Illusionist (2006)
El Fantasma (The Ghost) (1942), Wenceslao Fernández Flórez El destino se disculpa (1945)
"The Fall of the House of Usher" (1839), Edgar Allan Poe La chute de la maison Usher (1928)
The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)
The Fall of the House of Usher (1949)
House of Usher (1960)
Mystery and Imagination: The Fall of the House of Usher (1966) (TV)
Satanás de todos los horrores (1974)
The Fall of the House of Usher (1979)
Histoires extraordinaires: La chute de la maison Usher (1981) (TV)
The Fall of the House of Usher (a. k. a. Revenge in the House of Usher) (1982) (TV)
Zánik domu Usheru (1982)
The House of Usher (1989)
Usher (2004)
The House of Usher (2006)
House of Usher (2008)
A Far-Off Place (1974), Laurens van der Post A Far Off Place (1993)
"Farewell to the Master" (1940), Harry Bates The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
"The Fashion Plate" (1932) Harry Collins and Warren B. Duff Fashions of 1934 (1934)
"The Five Fragments" (1932), George Bell Dyer Fog Over Frisco (1934)
"Floating Water (浮遊する水; Fuyū Suru Mizu)" (1996), Koji Suzuki Dark Water (2002)
Dark Water (2005)
"Flowers for Algernon" (1958) (written) (1959) (published), Daniel Keyes The Two Worlds of Charlie Gordon (1960) (TV)
Charly (1968)
Molly (1999)
Flowers for Algernon (2000) (TV)
Algernon ni Hanataba wo (2002) (TV)
Des fleurs pour Algernon (2006) (TV)
"The Fly" (1957), George Langelaan The Fly (1958)
* Return of the Fly (1959)
** Curse of the Fly (1965)
The Fly (1986)
* The Fly II (1989)
"The Fog Horn" (1952), Ray Bradbury The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
"The Forbidden" (1985), Clive Barker Candyman (1992–1999) (series)
Candyman (1992)
* Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)
** Candyman 3: Day of the Dead (1999) (V)
The Forged Coupon (1902–1904) (written), (1912) (written), Leo Tolstoy L'Argent (1983)
"For Your Eyes Only" (1960), Ian Fleming
* "Risico" (1960), Ian Fleming
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
The Fox (1923), D. H. Lawrence The Fox (1967)
"From Beyond" (1934), H. P. Lovecraft From Beyond (1986)
"From a View to a Kill" (1960), Ian Fleming A View to a Kill (1985)
"A Gentle Creature" (a. k. a. "Кроткая", "Krotkaya" lit. "The Meek One") (1876), Fyodor Dostoyevsky Krotkaya (1962)
Une femme douce (1969)
Łagodna (1995)
Nazar (1989)
The Shade (1963)
"The Golden Man" (1953), Philip K. Dick Next (2007)
"Ghost Walker" (2004), Ian MacKenzie Jeffers The Grey (2012)
"The Gift of Cochise" (1952), Louis L'Amour Hondo (1953)
Goodbye, Columbus (1959), Philip Roth Goodbye, Columbus (1969)
"Graveyard Shift" (1970), Stephen King Graveyard Shift (1990)
"The Greatest Gift" (1939) (written), (1943) (published), Philip Van Doren Stern It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
It Happened One Christmas (1977) (TV)
Clarence (1990) (TV)
"Gun Crazy" (1940), MacKinlay Kantor Gun Crazy (1950)
"Happy Dan, the Whistling Dog" (1943), Ward Greene Walt Disney's Lady and the Tramp (1955–2000) (series)
Lady and the Tramp (1955)
* Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (2000)
"The Hairless Mexican" (1928), W. Somerset Maugham Secret Agent (1936)
"Harrison Bergeron" (1961), Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Between Time and Timbuktu (1972)
Harrison Bergeron (1995) (TV)
Harrison Bergeron (2006) (short film)
2081 (2009) (short film)
Heart of Darkness (1899) (serial), (1903) (novel), Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness (1958) (TV)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)
Heart of Darkness (1993) (TV)
"Heartbreak" (1940), Leslie Bush-Fekete Appointment for Love (1941)
"Heavenly Shades of Night are Falling" (1999), Stephen King Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
The Hellbound Heart (1986), Clive Barker Hellraiser (1987–present) (series)
Hellraiser (1987)
* Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
** Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)
*** Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)
**** Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)
***** Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002)
****** Hellraiser: Deader (2005)
******* Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005)
******** Hellraiser: Revelations (2011)
"Le Horla" ("The Horla") (1887), Guy de Maupassant Diary of a Madman (1963)
"A Horse for Mrs. Custer" (1955), Glendon Swarthout 7th Cavalry (1956)
"Impostor" (1953), Philip K. Dick Impostor (2002)
"In Conference" (1933), Vera Caspary Private Scandal (1934)
"The Interruption" (1925), W.W. Jacobs Footsteps in the Fog (1955)
Inventing the Abbotts (1987), Sue Miller Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
The Invisible Man (1897) (serial/novella), H. G. Wells The Invisible Man (1933–1951) (series)
The Invisible Man (1933)
* The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
** The Invisible Woman (1940)
*** Invisible Agent (1942)
**** The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944)
***** Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)
Tomei Ningen (1954)
The New Invisible Man (1957)
The Amazing Transparent Man (1960)
Mad Monster Party (1967)
The Invisible Woman (1983) (TV)
Человек-невидимка (Chelovek-nevidimka, The Invisible Man) (1984)
Son of the Invisible Man (Segment of the film Amazon Woman on the Moon) (1987)
Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
Hollow Man (2000)
* Hollow Man 2 (2006)
The Invisible Man (2013)
"It Had to Be Murder" (1942), Cornell Woolrich Rear Window (1954)
Rear Window (1998) (TV)
"Jan of the Jungle" (1931), Otis Adelbert Kline The Call of the Savage (1935)
"Johnny Mnemonic" (1981), William Gibson Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Junior Miss (1941), Sally Benson Junior Miss (1945)
"The Killers" (1927), Ernest Hemingway The Killers (1946)
The Killers (1956)
The Killers (1964)
"Killing a Mouse on Sunday" (1961), Emeric Pressburger Behold a Pale Horse (1964)
"The King of the Elves" (1953), Philip K. Dick King of the Elves (2014)
"Ladies in Lavender" (1908) William Locke Ladies in Lavender (2004) Charles Dance
"The Lady with the Dog" (Russian: "Дама с собачкой", "Dama s sobachkoy") (1899), Anton Chekhov The Lady with the Dog (1960)
Dark Eyes (1987)
The Langoliers (1990), Stephen King The Langoliers (1995) (TV) (mini)
"The Last Illusion" (1985), Clive Barker Lord of Illusions (1995)
"The Lawnmower Man" (1975), Stephen King Dollar Baby - The Lawnmower Man: A Suburban Nightmare (1987)
The Lawnmower Man (1992)
* Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996)
"The Ledge" (1976), Stephen King Cat's Eye (1985)
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1820), Washington Irving (as Geoffrey Crayon) The Headless Horseman (1922)
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1980)
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1988) (TV)
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1999) (TV)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
The Night of the Headless Horseman (1999)
The Haunted Pumpkin of Sleepy Hollow (2003)
The Hollow (2004)
"Leiningen Versus the Ants" (1938), Carl Stephenson The Naked Jungle (1954)
"The Letter" (1926), W. Somerset Maugham The Letter (1929)
The Letter (1940)
The Letter (1969)
The Letter (1982) (TV)
"Lisbon" (1950), Martin Rackin Lisbon (1956)
"Little Bear Bongo" (1936), Sinclair Lewis Fun and Fancy Free (1947)
"The Living Daylights" (1965), Ian Fleming The Living Daylights (1987)
"The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner" (1959), Alan Sillitoe The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
"Lot No. 249" (1892), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990) (as Lot 249)
"Low Men in Yellow Coats" (1999), Stephen King Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
"The Luck of Roaring Camp" (1868), Bret Harte The Luck of Roaring Camp (1909)
The Luck of Roaring Camp (1911)
Four of the Apocalypse (1975)
"The Lurking Fear" (1922) (written), (1923) (published), H. P. Lovecraft Dark Heritage (1989)
The Lurking Fear (1994)
Bleeders (1997)

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Short fiction Film adaptation(s)
"Madame la Gimp" (1929), Damon Runyon Lady for a Day (1933)
Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
Miracles (1989)
"Madman's Holiday" (1943), Fredric Brown Crack-Up (1946)
"The Man Who Would Be King" (1888), Rudyard Kipling The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
"The Man Who Could Work Miracles" (1898), H.G. Wells The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936)
"A Man Without a Country" (1939), Noel Monkman The Power and the Glory (1941)
"The Mangler" (1972), Stephen King The Mangler (1995)
* The Mangler 2 (2001)
** The Mangler Reborn (2005)
"Memento Mori" (1996), Jonathan Nolan Memento (2000)
"The Midnight Meat Train" (1984), Clive Barker The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
"Mimsy Were the Borogoves" (1943), Lewis Padgett The Last Mimzy (2007)
"The Minority Report" (1956), Philip K. Dick Minority Report (2002)
"Miss Thompson" (a. k. a. "Rain") (1951), W. Somerset Maugham Sadie Thompson (1928)
Rain (1932)
Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A.(1946)
Miss Sadie Thompson (1953)
The Mist (1980), Stephen King The Mist (2007)
"Morpho Eugenia" (1992), A. S. Byatt Angels & Insects (1996)
"The Most Dangerous Game" (1924), Richard Connell The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
A Game of Death (1945)
The Dangerous Game (1953)
Run for the Sun (1956)
Bloodlust! (1961)
The Naked Prey (1966)
The Woman Hunt (1973)
Mottomo kiken na yuugi (1978)
Turkey Shoot (1982)
Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity (1987)
Deadly Prey (1988)
Lethal Woman (1988)
Death Ring (1992)
Hard Target (1993)
Surviving the Game (1994)
The Pest (1997)
The Tournament (2009)
Naked Fear (2007)
Taxidermy (2011)
"Night Bus" (1933), Samuel Hopkins Adams It Happened One Night (1934)
You Can't Run Away from It (1956)
"The Night Flier" (1988), Stephen King The Night Flier (1997)
"Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" (1962) (written), (1984) (published), Richard Matheson Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) (as Segment #3)
"The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" (1816), E. T. A. Hoffmann Fantasia (1940) (as Segment #2)
The Enchanted Nutcracker (1961)
The Nutcracker (1965) (TV)
Schelkunchik (Russia: The Nutcracker) (1973)
Nutcracker Fantasy (1979)
Nutcracker: The Motion Picture (1986)
Care Bears Nutcracker Suite (1988) (TV)
The Nutcracker Prince (1990)
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker (1993)
The Nutcracker (1993)
The Nuttiest Nutcracker (1999)
Barbie in the Nutcracker (2001)
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (2004)
Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale (2007)
The Secret of the Nutcracker (2007)
The Nutcracker in 3D (2010)
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (2012)
"Octopussy" (1966), Ian Fleming
* "The Property of a Lady" (1966), Ian Fleming
Octopussy (1983)
"Odd Thursday" (1932), Vera Caspary Such Women Are Dangerous (1934)
"On Jerusalem Street (a postscript)" (1985), Clive Barker Book of Blood (2008)
"Opera Hat" (1935), Clarence Budington Kelland Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
Mr. Deeds (2002)
"Out of the Blue" (1947), Vera Caspary Out of the Blue (1947)
"The Outcasts of Poker Flat" (1869), Bret Harte The Outcasts of Poker Flats (1937)
The Outcasts of Poker Flats (1957)
Four of the Apocalypse (1975)
"The Outsider" (1926), H. P. Lovecraft Castle Freak (1995)
"The Palace Thief" (1994), Ethan Canin The Emperor's Club (2002)
"Paycheck" (1953), Philip K. Dick Paycheck (2003)
"Pete's Dragon" (1956), Seton I. Miller Pete's Dragon (1977)
Rabindranath Tagore short stories
"The Postmaster" (a. k. a. "The Post Office") (1914)
* "Monihara (The Lost Jewels)" (1891)
** "Samapti (The Conclusion)" (1892)
Teen Kanya (Two Daughters) (1961)
"The Princess of Montpensier" (1662), Madame de La Fayette The Princess of Montpensier (2011)
"Quitters, Inc." (1978), Stephen King Cat's Eye (1985)
No Smoking (2007)
"The Racer" (1956), Ib Melchior Death Race 2000 (1975)
* Deathsport (1978)
Death Race (2008)
* Death Race 2 (2011) (prequel to above)
** Death Race 3: Inferno (2012)
"The Raft" (1982), Stephen King Creepshow 2 (1987)
"Random Quest" (1961), John Wyndham Quest for Love (1971)
Random Quest (2006)
"Rawhead Rex" (1984), Clive Barker Rawhead Rex (1986)
"The Reign of the Superman" (1933), Jerry Siegel (as Herbert S. Fine) Superman franchise (1938–present)
"The Return" (1897) (written) (1898) (published), Joseph Conrad Gabrielle (2005)
Riding the Bullet (2000), Stephen King Riding the Bullet (2004)
"Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" (1982), Stephen King The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
"Roller Ball Murder" (1973), William Harrison Rollerball (1975)
Rollerball (2002)
Rope Burns: Stories from the Corner (2000) (collection), F.X. Toole Million Dollar Baby (2004)
"Ruidoso" (1974), John McPhee Casey's Shadow (1978)

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Short fiction Film adaptation(s)
"Sardonicus" (1961), Ray Russell Mr. Sardonicus (1961)
"Second Variety" (1953), Philip K. Dick Screamers (1995)
* Screamers: The Hunting (2009)
"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (1939), James Thurber The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (TBA 2012)
Secret Window, Secret Garden (1990), Stephen King Secret Window (2004)
The Seed and the Sower (1963), Laurens van der Post Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983)
"The Sentinel" (a. k. a. "Sentinel of Eternity") (1951), Arthur C. Clarke 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
"The Shadow Over Innsmouth" (1936), H. P. Lovecraft Lemora (1973)
Dagon (2001)
Cthulu (2007)
"Shopgirl" (2000), Steve Martin Shopgirl (2005)
"The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" (1936), Ernest Hemingway The Macomber Affair (1947)
"A Situation of Gravity" (1957), Samuel W. Taylor The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)
* Son of Flubber (1963)
The Absent-Minded Professor (1988) (TV)
* The Absent-Minded Professor: Trading Places (1989) (TV)
Flubber (1997)
"The Snows of Kilimanjaro" (1936), Ernest Hemingway The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)
"The Sobbin' Women" (1938), Stephen Vincent Benét Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
"Sometimes They Come Back" (1974), Stephen King Sometimes They Come Back (1991) (TV)
* Sometimes They Come Back... Again (1996) (TV)
** Sometimes They Come Back... for More (1998) (TV)
"Spurs" (1923), Tod Robbins Freaks (1932)
"St. Dragon and the George" (1957), Gordon R. Dickson The Flight of Dragons (1982) (TV)
"The Statement of Randolph Carter" (1920), H. P. Lovecraft The Unnamable II: The Statement of Randolph Carter (1993)
13:de mars, 1941 (2004)
Kammaren (2007)
The Testimony of Randolph Carter (2009)
"Steel" (1956), Richard Matheson Real Steel (2011)
"A Story Like the Wind" (1972), Laurens van der Post A Far Off Place (1993)
"Suburbs" (1930), Vera Caspary The Night of June 13 (1932)
Scandal Street (1938)
"Super-Toys Last All Summer Long" (1969), Brian Aldiss A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
"Tales of the South Pacific" (1947), James A. Michener South Pacific (1958)
South Pacific (2001)
"There Shall Be No Darkness" (1950), James Blish The Beast Must Die (1974)
"The Third Man" (1948), Graham Greene The Third Man (1949)
"The Thought Monster" (1930), Amelia Reynolds Long Fiend Without a Face (1958)
"トニー滝谷" ("Tonī Takitani") (1990), Haruki Murakami Tony Takitani (2004)
"Toomai of the Elephants" (1894), Rudyard Kipling Elephant Boy (1937)
"The Traitor" (1928), W. Somerset Maugham Secret Agent (1936)
"Traumnovelle" ("Dream Story") (1925–1926) (serial), (1926) (novel), Arthur Schnitzler Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
"Troll Bridge" (1991) (written), (1992) (published), Terry Pratchett Troll Bridge (TBA 2013)
"Trucks" (1973), Stephen King Maximum Overdrive (1986)
Trucks (1997) (TV)
The Turn of the Screw (1898), Henry James Matinee Theater: The Others (1957)
The Turn of the Screw (1959/I) (TV)
The Turn of the Screw (1959/II) (TV)
The Innocents (1961)
* The Nightcomers (1971) (prequel to above)
Die sündigen Engel (1962) (TV)
Le tour d'écrou (1974) (TV)
The Turn of the Screw (1974/I) (TV)
The Turn of the Screw (1982) (TV)
Otra vuelta de tuerca (1985)
Nightmare Classics: The Turn of the Screw (1989) (TV)
The Turn of the Screw - Die Drehung der Schraube (1990) (TV)
The Turn of the Screw (1992)
The Turn of the Screw (1994)
The Haunting of Helen Walker (a. k. a. The Turn of the Screw) (1995) (TV)
Presence of Mind (1999)
The Turn of the Screw (1999) (TV)
Le tour d'écrou (2001) (TV)
The others (2001)
The Turn of the Screw (2003)
In a Dark Place (2006)
The Turn of the Screw (2009) (TV)
The Turn of the Screw (2009/I) (TV)
The Turn of the Screw 3D (TBA 2013)
"Two Bad Hats" (1937), Monckton Hoffe The Lady Eve (1941)
The Birds and the Bees (1956)
"The Undefeated" (1996), Irvine Welsh Ecstasy (2009)
Up at the Villa (1941), W. Somerset Maugham Up at the Villa (2000)
"The Vessel of Wrath" (1931), W. Somerset Maugham Vessel of Wrath (1938)
The Beachcomber (1954)
The Vessel of Wrath (1970) (TV)
Wilson's Reward (1980) (TV)
The Virgin and the Gypsy (1926) (written), (1930) (published), D. H. Lawrence The Virgin and the Gypsy (1970)
"The Wax Works" (1930), Charles Spencer Belden Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
House of Wax (1953)
House of Wax (2005)
"We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" (1966), Philip K. Dick Total Recall (1990)
Total Recall (2012)
Andre Dubus short stories
"We Don't Live Here Anymore" (1975)
* "Adultery" (1977)
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Weeds (1976), Stephen King Creepshow (1982)
"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" (1966), Joyce Carol Oates Smooth Talk (1985)
"White Nights" (1848), Fyodor Dostoyevsky White Nights (1959)
Le notti bianche (1957)
Chhalia (1960)
Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971)
شب های روشن (The White Nights) (2002)
Iyarkai (2003)
Ahista Ahista (2006)
Saawariya (2007)
Two Lovers (2009)
"Who Am I This Time?" (1961), Kurt Vonnegut Who Am I This Time? (1982) (TV)
"Who Goes There?" (1938), John W. Campbell, Jr. The Thing from Another World (1951)
The Thing (1982)
* The Thing (2011) (prequel to above)
"The Wisdom of Eve" (1946), Mary Orr All About Eve (1950)
"Your Arkansas Traveler" (1955), Budd Schulberg A Face in the Crowd (1957)
"Youth Without Youth" ("Tinereţe fără tinereţe") (1976), Mircea Eliade Youth Without Youth (2007)
"Zorro" (1919–1959) (series), Johnston McCulley Zorro (1920–1925) (series)
The Mark of Zorro (1920)
* Don Q, Son of Zorro (1925)
The Bold Caballero (1936)
Zorro (1937–1949) (serials)
Zorro Rides Again (1937)
* Zorro's Fighting Legion (1939)
** Zorro's Black Whip (1944)
*** Son of Zorro (1947)
**** Ghost of Zorro (1949)
The Mark of Zorro (1940)
Disney's Zorro (1958–1959) (series)
The Sign of Zorro (1958)
* Zorro, the Avenger (1959)
Zorro (1961)
* The Shadow of Zorro (a. k. a. Zorro the Avenger) (1962)
The Mark of Zorro (1974) (TV)
La Gran Aventura Del Zorro (1974)
Zorro (1975)
Zorro, The Gay Blade (1981)
Zorro (1998–2005) (series)
The Mask of Zorro (1998)
* The Legend of Zorro (2005)
"Звезда" ("Zvezda"; or, "The Star") (1947), Emmanuil G. Kazakevich Zvezda (The Star) (2002)

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