The 10 Best Movies Adapted from Memoirs

A Mighty Heart (based on A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband, Danny Pearl, Mariane Pearl)

Mariane Pearl’s heartbreaking memoir tells the full story of Danny Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan in 2002. The film tells the story powerfully, but the best thing about it is Angelina Jolie, whose performance, one of the best of her career, is an homage to the real-life strength and perseverance of Mariane Pearl.