The 25 Best Young Adult Movie Adaptations

22. Rumble Fish (1983)

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane and Dennis Hopper

From the same duo who brought you The Outsiders—director Francis Ford Coppola and author S.E. Hinton—Rumble Fish tells the story of a young thug who's just trying to be just as down as his cooler, former gang leader older bro.

Due to the film's misunderstood avante-garde style, many audience members walked out of the film's premiere and even booed the screen. However, those who could appreciate Coppola's opulent directing technique loved his fresh take on the classic novel. In the trusted words of the late Roger Ebert, "Rumble Fish was offbeat, daring, and utterly original."

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