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Real to reel: Great movies based on memoirs

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 21: Based on Jeannette Wall’s 2005 memoir by the same name, “The Glass Castle” stars Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson in the lead. The movie, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, focuses on the penury-ridden upbringing of Walls and her siblings in an utterly dysfunctional family.

The book, a global bestseller, has been translated into 22 languages, and spent 261 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list. Here’s a look at some of the movies that have been inspired by memoirs.

Based on Jeannette Walls’ 2005 book, “The Glass Castle” stars Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson in the lead. The movie focuses on the penury-ridden upbringing of Walls and her siblings in a dysfunctional family. The book, a global bestseller, has been translated into 22 languages, and spent 261 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers list.

Here’s a look at some other movies inspired by memoirs.

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