Adaptations

Only including entries for which I've seen the movie and read the book/play/etc.

Notes indicate whether I read the book first or watched the movie first.

Ranked based on how much I liked the movie in isolation rather than how "good" of an adaptation it is. For me, movies are "good adaptations" when they are good movies, not when they're faithful to their source material; otherwise almost the entire top 10 would be all the way at the bottom (The Shining and Blade Runner are particularly unfaithful adaptations).

What am I missing out on? I'm open to recommendations of either books or film, although it takes me about a month to get through a book these days.

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  • Paprika

    1

  • Blade Runner

    2

  • Pride and Prejudice

    3

  • The Shining

    4

  • Gone Girl

    5

  • The Bourne Identity

    6

  • No Country for Old Men

    7

  • Watchmen

    8

  • Ran

    9

  • Jurassic Park

    10

  • Fight Club

    11

  • A Clockwork Orange

    12

  • American Psycho

    13

  • Emma

    14

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    15

  • The Furies

    16

  • Minority Report

    17

  • Beauty and the Beast

    18

  • Slaughterhouse-Five

    19

  • Throne of Blood

    20

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    21

  • Total Recall

    22

  • The Trial

    23

  • A Scanner Darkly

    24

  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    25

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    26

  • Dune

    27

  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    28

  • Alice in Wonderland

    29

  • The Bride of Frankenstein

    30

  • Frankenstein

    31

  • Sense and Sensibility

    32

  • Emma.

    33

  • The Martian

    34

  • Sense and Sensibility

    35

  • Romeo + Juliet

    36

  • The Great Gatsby

    37

  • Nineteen Eighty-Four

    38

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    39

  • Pride & Prejudice

    40

  • The Rules of Attraction

    41

  • Beauty and the Beast

    42

  • Johnny Hamlet

    43

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    44

  • Hamlet

    45

  • Hamlet

    46

  • Charlotte's Web

    47

  • The Hobbit

    48

  • Les Misérables

    49

  • Cloud Atlas

    50

  • Holes

    51

  • The Great Gatsby

    52

  • The Maze Runner

    53

  • Ender's Game

    54

  • Oliver Twist

    55

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    56

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    57

  • A Tale of Two Cities

    58

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    59

  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    60

  • Beowulf

    61

  • Timeline

    62

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    63

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    64

  • Total Recall

    65

  • The Giver

    66

  • The Dark Tower

    67