The Hunger Games

Picking up the torch from Twilight, the Young Adult fiction-to-film phenomenon continued with this 2012 dystopian sci-fi adventure based on Suzanne Collins’s 2008 novel of the same name. In this first installment of what would go on to be one of the highest-grossing film franchises of all time, Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen a rebellious teenager in a post-apocalyptic future, where a boy and a girl from each of the nation's 12 Districts are chosen annually as "tributes" and forced to compete in an elaborate televised fight to the death. Also starring Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, and Donald Sutherland.