Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Best Book to Movie Adaptations

Today was a freebie over on The Broke & The Bookish, so I decided to do my Top 10 Book to Movie Adaptations, since I'd never done that one. I limited this to ones where I have both read the book AND seen the movie, but I'm sure I missed some. :)

1. Harry Potter...saw that one coming, didn't you? I'm still working on convincing my sister to read the books with me this summer. The movies are some of her favorites, but she's still missing so much!!

2. Anne of Green Gables (LM Montgomery) I actually did a comparison of this one already, so be sure to check it out. I'm about to start book 4, but I'm not sure where the 2nd movie stops (I know it's more than just the 2nd book) so I haven't watched it yet.

3. Stardust (Neil Gaiman) I adore this movie...the princes, Tristan, Captain Shakespeare, Mr Weasley as the Goat Man, the boy as the girl, it's all just wonderful.

4. The Help (Kathryn Stockett) I thought they did a wonderful job translating the book onto the big screen. It was very true to the story.

5. Princess Bride (William Goldman) this is one where I think the movie is way better than the book. It just translates so much better as a "story within a story". Plus: Fred Savage. :)

6. To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee) It's been a long, long time since I watched this movie but I know it is as good as the book. I actually just checked it out at the library this weekend and am planning on doing a Book vs Movie for it!

7. Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins) have you seen the new trailer for Catching Fire? Of course you have, who am I kidding lol. I can't wait. I've only watched HG once, in the theater, need to watch the DVD soon.

8. Fried Green Tomatoes (Fannie Flagg) one of my favorite movies. My mom made me read this and several others by Flagg as a young teen and I loved them all.

9. In Her Shoes (Jennifer Weiner) I read this book so long ago, I hardly remembered it. My sister loves the movie though (and the book) and we watched it the other day; I was trying to read but got sucked into it lol.

10.The Grinch (Dr Seuss) I love the live Jim Carey version, the baby Grinch makes me squee lol. And Taylor Momsen as Cindy Lou Who? Adorbs.


  1. I love this list... except The Grinch. I really didn't like Jim Carrey's take on him. But other than that, I agree with most everything else.

    Ashling @ Reading, Writing, & Anything but Arithmetic

    1. Lol...I know a lot of people didn't like The Grinch, so that's okay! :) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Funny enough, I TOTALLY agree with some of your picks and TOTALLY disagree with a couple others. I loved the HP adaptations (although the books, of course, are better), The Help, Anne of Green Gables and Princess Bride. I really didn't like the Stardust movie (although I loved the book) or the Jim Carey version of Grinch. Well, each to his own, right?

    Happy TTT!

    1. It has been a very long time since I read Stardust, but I remember it being quite different? Thanks for stopping by! :)

  3. I love your list!!

    I think that the HP movies are wonderful, but it bugs me that so many little plot points are left out!!! The books are, of course, much much better. ;)

    So... I think it may just be my time to watch Princess Bride. I've been putting it off for YEARS even though my husband loves it, but now that it's on your list I think it's a sign! I'd also like to give In Her Shoes a shot considering I'm a Jennifer Weiner fan but have yet to read that one.

    (Also - SUPER thrilled for Catching Fire!! It's going to be awesome!!)

    1. Oh yes, definitely give Princess Bride & In Her Shoes a chance! And of course I agree, the HP books are better. :) Thanks for stopping by!