The quintessential Dahl movie, Willy Wonka conveys the author's affinity for dark humor and morbid creepiness.
Unlike Dahl's other fantasies, the protagonist here brings misfortune upon himself, though he still manages a happy ending.
Macabre director Henry Selick takes Dahl's strange tale of an orphan living in a peach and adds a level of sweetness to it.
Dahl continues to empower children in this relatively normal tale of a girl battling her dim-witted parents and principals with magic.
Another Fleming book that Dahl adapted, this tale of a magical car better fit Dahl's taste for weirdness, wonder and family.
Tim Burton's reimagining misses out on Gene Wilder's creepiness, but captures the heart of the story with Charlie's loving family.
Dahl's recurring theme of empowering children is on display here when kids turned to mice still thwart a group of evil witches.
Dahl did away with the plot of this 007 novel by Ian Fleming, keeping only the character names and adding a carnivorous spaceship.