He brought us Oompa-Loompas and whizzpopping to snozzcumbers and Mrs Trunchbull. Roald Dahl’s fantastical stories cemented him as the inimitable king of nonsense, and whether we realise it or not, his tales have touched us all in some way or another.

The world continues to celebrate Roald Dahl once a year, almost thirty years after his passing. In 2019, Roald Dahl Day falls on Friday, 13th September, and to mark the occasion we’ve rounded up some of our favourite family film adaptations of the stories he gave us.

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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl (1916-1990)

From Matilda to The BFG, Roald Dahl’s sense of the silliness of childhood has been beautifully brought to life by some incredible actors and directors along the way, even if Dahl wasn’t happy about some of them himself!

You can read all about them in the gallery below …

9 Roald Dahl movie adaptations to fall in love with