We love to Netflix and chill, but sometimes it’s nice like to curl up on the couch and watch a classic Black movie that’s not on the streaming service. 

Some of our favorite films were actually books before they hit the big screen, but we’re so happy that directors and producers like Spike Lee and Oprah Winfrey brought these stories to life on film. 

Keep reading for 15 iconic movies you probably didn’t know were based on books.

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