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

  • Emma

    13

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    14

  • The Furies

    15

  • Minority Report

    16

  • American Psycho

    17

  • Slaughterhouse-Five

    18

  • Throne of Blood

    19

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    20

  • Total Recall

    21

  • The Trial

    22

  • A Scanner Darkly

    23

  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    24

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    25

  • Dune

    26

  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    27

  • Alice in Wonderland

    28

  • The Bride of Frankenstein

    29

  • Frankenstein

    30

  • Les Misérables

    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

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    42

  • Hamlet

    43

  • Hamlet

    44

  • Charlotte's Web

    45

  • The Hobbit

    46

  • Cloud Atlas

    47

  • Oliver Twist

    48

  • Holes

    49

  • The Great Gatsby

    50

  • The Maze Runner

    51

  • Ender's Game

    52

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

    53

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    54

  • A Tale of Two Cities

    55

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    56

  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    57

  • Beowulf

    58

  • Timeline

    59

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    60

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    61

  • Total Recall

    62

  • The Giver

    63

  • The Dark Tower

    64