Every Roald Dahl Movie Adaptation Ranked Worst To Best

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Roald Dahl

He’s often hailed as one of the greatest storytellers of all time, so it’s no surprise that Roald Dahl’s books are fertile fodder for the film industry, especially his much loved children’s books. Likewise, Dahl dabbled with the big screen himself co-writing the screenplays for two Ian Fleming book adaptations, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and James Bond flick You Only Live Twice, but if the mixed reviews received by the most recent big screen take on Dahl – Steven Spielberg’s The BFG – are anything to go by, it can be a tricky task transferring his books to film.

It’s a well-known fact that Dahl wasn’t too fond of some of the films adapted from his books before his death in 1990 – Nicholas Roeg’s The Witches and Mel Stuart’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory being his least favourite – and they can be a hit-and-miss affair with film fans too.

So, to make it easier to judge which movies based on his beloved works are most worth watching, we’ve compiled the definitive ranking of all ten adaptations of Dahl’s children’s books.

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