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What are your favorite movies based on books?

mleddy
Fri, 30 Mar 2018 02:15:50 GMT

I recently watched Jaws and found out it was a book first, even though they changed quite a bit for the movie version. But it made me curious to know some other writers' favorite movies based on books. Personally, even though it deviates from the text, I love the Kiera Knightley version of Pride & Prejudice -- so romantic! The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter will also always be some of my favorite movies.

kennyflem
Fri, 30 Mar 2018 19:54:09 GMT

I'm thinking Cold Mountain, Room, The Lovely Bones, and Slumdog Millionaire

Lauren
Fri, 30 Mar 2018 20:10:21 GMT

The Hunger Games and Marley and Me are what comes to mind right now. Love, Simon is also great, but I haven't read the book yet.

alonnawilliams
Sat, 26 May 2018 21:43:22 GMT

Peter Pan (2003), Alice in Wonderland (1951) and The Maze Runner

carolynwritespoems
Mon, 04 Jun 2018 18:38:18 GMT

I loved the 1982 movie adaptation of "The Chosen" by Chaim Potok! Same witty dialogue, but it cut down on the really dense parts of the book.

reading_jewell
Fri, 08 Jun 2018 05:54:27 GMT

Heck yes to The Maze Runner movies, those ones were pretty rad and followed the books pretty well.

macbowers
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 19:54:04 GMT

It's a classic, but I thought the adaptation of "To Kill a Mockingbird" was great. It just did such a good job of capturing that same emotion that the book did!

BFWhelehan
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:48:05 GMT

As a vet I'm partial to military books/movies and if anyone is in the same boat you've got to read Lone Survivor - Operation Redwing. Mark Wahlberg plays the SEAL who survived but the movie doesn't come close to doing it justice. The book is so good its bone-chilling

jen987558
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:39:34 GMT

Stardust is probably one of my favorites, as well as Holes and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

arieljane
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:57:14 GMT

The Princess Bride will always be my favorite movie based off a novel. It's also just one of my favorite movies ever.

macbowers
Fri, 27 Jul 2018 17:46:19 GMT

^ Can I take my answer back and second The Princess Bride? I can't believe I didn't think of that before!