My List of Book to Film Adaptations

Just because it’s a good book, doesn’t always mean it will make a good movie. Below is a list of ten films, that I enjoyed as much as (or even more than) the books.

10. The Twilight Saga
09. The Notebook
08. Marley & Me
07. The Secret Life of Bees
06. Water for Elephants
05. The Social Network
04. The Help
03. The House of Sand and Fog
02. The Time Travelers Wife
01. No Country for Old Men

Have you read and then seen any that made my list? Have one to suggest? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.


  1. Liz
    Twitter: yesnofilms

    I was mad that they changed the ending of The Notebook at first … made theirs more Hollywood-esque. But still a great movie.

    I am hoping to add Hunger Games to that list next week!

  2. I have quite a few movies that I prefer the book over the movie. I know that many times for time sake and because, you can’t go really in-depth in two hours the book to movie script have to be changed. I just don’t like when the movie is completely different from the book.

  3. Patricia says:

    I still enjoy the books over the movies, but Hollywood does ok with the movies most of the time. I also can’t wait for the Hunger Games!

  4. Becca Bernstein
    Twitter: beccabernstein

    I’d add Gone With The Wind to your list. Great book. Great movie. I’d also add The 25th hour. Once again, this great book came alive as a movie.