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What are your favorite movies based on books?

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.

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 19:54:09 GMT

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

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.

Sat, 26 May 2018 21:43:22 GMT

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

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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!