Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Top Ten Book to Movie Adaptations

I found a great book blog this week- The Broke and the Bookish. They do top ten memes every Tuesday with different topics, a list of which can be found here. This week's meme is to list your favorite book to movie adaptations. Without further ado, here is my list.

To Kill A Mockingbird- This is definitely the top of my list. I love this movie just as much as I love the book.

Pride and Prejudice (BBC version)- For a 5 hour movie, this better follow the book well, right? My favorite part of this movie is when Colin Firth is coming out of the water. Swoon. Don't tell me you don't enjoy it.

Bridget Jones's Diary- What can I say? Colin Firth is in this one too and his character is named Mr. Darcy. Seriously, though, this story is so much fun.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe- I read the book for the first time right before seeing the movie. I think they did a really good job following the book, and also with casting and cinematography.

The Notebook- Better than the book.

Harry Potter- I know some people think they don't follow the book, but I think they've done okay, especially with the later ones. And I think they did an AMAZING job with casting.

Precious- This movie is based on a book called Push by Sapphire. Not many people have read it. I only have because it was required for a class I took. I wouldn't recommend it because of the graphic issues it deals with, but the movie adaptation really follows the book so I included it on my list.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo- I think all three of the movies were amazing. Hollywood is doing its own version, but I doubt it will be better than the Swedish movies.

Into the Wild- I think I like the movie better than the book with this one too. The main character is so interesting (and maddening at the same time). Plus, just thinking about the movie makes me want to go to Alaska someday.

Fantastic Mr. Fox- This movie was so fun. I think it's funny how George Clooney was his voice, because it made me see the movie almost as an animated Ocean's 11.


  1. Great list! We have a few in common! :) I really have to see The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (and others) because I loved the books so much and I want to see the Swedish versions before I even think about the Hollywood ones.