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from all the books you've heard or read, what movies were just as good or better? list your top 10 below
10. harry potter series
9. lord of the rings series
8. kill the irishman
7. legend of the guardians
6. shutter island
5. the davinci code
4. the shining
3. a clockwork orange
2. fight club
1. watchmen (graphic novel but i dont care. best movie based on book ever)
"We Can Remember It For You Wholesale" and Total Recall. Both are great, if different.
I'm usually not crazy about movie adaptions of books I've actually read, because I find myself comparing the two more than just letting myself enjoy the movie on its own terms. I know that's my own fault, but it's just what I do.
I'm going against the what you've established here, because I'm gonna have to go outside of movies to give my favorite adaption, and that's the new "Game of Thrones" series on HBO. Ya, it's TV, and not a movie, but it's the closest I've ever seen an adapted work come to the tone of the book it's based on, while still feeling like its own thing, and even adding some extra elements that weren't even present in the novel.
Here are my top ten favourite films based on books:
1."Gods and Monsters" based on "Father of Frankenstein" by Cristopher Bram
-."True Grit" based on "True Grit" by Charles Portis
-."There Will Be Blood" based on "Oil!" by Upton Sinclair
-."The Green Mile" based on "The Green Mile" by Stephen King
-."127 Hours" based on "Between a Rock and a Hard Place" by Aron Ralston
-."The Silence of the Lambs" based on "The Silence of the Lambs" by Thomas Harris
-."Scent of a Woman" based on "Il buio e il miele"("Darkness and Honey") by Giovanni Arpino
8."The Shawshank Redemption" based on "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" by Stephen King
9."The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" based on "The Return of the King" by J. R. R. Tolkien
10."The Godfather" based on "The Godfather" by Mario Puzo
Note:As you can see, I won't put the first 7 movies on different places because I love them all so much. For me, they all deserve number 1.
Oh my God. That book was really cool. But, I haven't seen the film.
Thanks for the comment, sometimes I read the books first, other times I watched the movies and after that, because I liked the film, I also read the books.
JAWS and Psycho.
other than the one's already mentioned
Off the top of my head...
A Clockwork Orange
Blade Runner (loose as it is)
The Maltese Falcon
yeah, one of the most classic films of all time. fight club is like shakespeare
1. Dr. Strangelove
4. Wild At Heart
5. The Thing
6. Cemetery Man
7. A Clockwork Orange
8. Straw Dogs
9. The Big Sleep (1946)
10. Fight Club
Going by the books I've read
1.) Thank you for Smoking ( by Christopher Buckley)
2.) M*A*S*H (by Richard Hooker)
3.) The Commitments (by Roddy Doyle)
4.) Stand By Me (Based on the Novel "The Body" by Stephen King)
5.) The Prestige (by Christopher Priest, movie is better)
6.) The Thin Man (by Dashiel Hammett, again, movie is better)
7.) Apocalypse Now (Apatation of "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad)
8.)Fight Club (by Chuck Palaniuk)
9.) Farenheit 451 ( by Ray Bradbury,the most ironic adaptation of anything ever. In case you were wondering, I used the word Ironic correctly.)
10.) Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (by Hunter S. "Spider Jerusalem/Uncle Duke" Thompson)