25 best movies about books

With the London Book Fair in full swing, we’ve compiled a compendium of cinema’s best celebrations of the original physical media

The Neverending Story (1984)

The worst case of false advertising ever to grace a child’s Christmas list, but a brilliant fantasy film based on the German novel by Michael Ende. The Neverending Story is about a boy pulled into a book to save The Childlike Empress and her dying world of Fantasia. With flying dragons, a land built on imaginative creativity and a heart-wrenching dose of death this isn’t just a film for children – it’s also a nod to the imaginative advantage the written word has over celluloid.