10 Films That Were Better than the Books on Which They Were Based


When you’ve read a good book, and then Hollywood takes a crack at making it into a film, you’re often left feeling a bit cheated. Too often, a movie just cannot capture everything that was in the original story. There is, after all, only so much you can pack into 121 minutes of screen time.


But every so often, a film with an adapted screenplay comes along that totally blows the book on which it was based out of the water. Over the years, there have been several such movies. See if you agree with the list below.

1. The Graduate (1967).

2. Jaws (1975).

3. The Shining (1980).

4. Stand By Me (1986).

5. The Princess Bride (1987).


6. Misery (1990).

7. The Silence of the Lambs (1991).

8. Jurassic Park (1993).

9. Fight Club (1999).

10. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011).


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