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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

  • The Shining

    3

  • Pride and Prejudice

    4

  • No Country for Old Men

    5

  • The Bourne Identity

    6

  • Watchmen

    7

  • Jurassic Park

    8

  • American Psycho

    9

  • Inherent Vice

    10

  • Gone Girl

    11

  • Ran

    12

  • Annihilation

    13

  • Fight Club

    14

  • A Clockwork Orange

    15

  • Emma

    16

  • Dune

    17

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    18

  • The Furies

    19

  • Minority Report

    20

  • Beauty and the Beast

    21

  • Slaughterhouse-Five

    22

  • Throne of Blood

    23

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    24

  • Total Recall

    25

  • The Green Knight

    26

  • The Trial

    27

  • A Scanner Darkly

    28

  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    29

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    30

  • Dune

    31

  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    32

  • Alice in Wonderland

    33

  • The Bride of Frankenstein

    34

  • Frankenstein

    35

  • Sense and Sensibility

    36

  • Emma.

    37

  • The Martian

    38

  • Sense and Sensibility

    39

  • Romeo + Juliet

    40

  • The Great Gatsby

    41

  • Nineteen Eighty-Four

    42

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    43

  • Pride & Prejudice

    44

  • The Rules of Attraction

    45

  • Beauty and the Beast

    46

  • Johnny Hamlet

    47

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    48

  • Hamlet

    49

  • Hamlet

    50

  • Charlotte's Web

    51

  • The Hobbit

    52

  • Les Misérables

    53

  • Cloud Atlas

    54

  • Holes

    55

  • The Great Gatsby

    56

  • The Maze Runner

    57

  • Ender's Game

    58

  • Oliver Twist

    59

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

    60

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    61

  • A Tale of Two Cities

    62

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    63

  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    64

  • Beowulf

    65

  • Timeline

    66

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    67

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    68

  • Total Recall

    69

  • The Giver

    70

  • The Dark Tower

    71