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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  • The Shining

    1

  • Blade Runner

    2

  • Paprika

    3

  • Pride and Prejudice

    4

  • Fight Club

    5

  • Jurassic Park

    6

  • A Clockwork Orange

    7

  • Emma

    8

  • Gone Girl

    9

  • The Bourne Identity

    10

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    11

  • The Trial

    12

  • American Psycho

    13

  • The Furies

    14

  • Total Recall

    15

  • Minority Report

    16

  • Slaughterhouse-Five

    17

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    18

  • A Scanner Darkly

    19

  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    20

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    21

  • Dune

    22

  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    23

  • Alice in Wonderland

    24

  • The Bride of Frankenstein

    25

  • Frankenstein

    26

  • Les Misérables

    27

  • Cloud Atlas

    28

  • Sense and Sensibility

    29

  • The Martian

    30

  • Sense and Sensibility

    31

  • Nineteen Eighty-Four

    32

  • The Great Gatsby

    33

  • The Rules of Attraction

    34

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    35

  • Romeo + Juliet

    36

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    37

  • Pride & Prejudice

    38

  • Hamlet

    39

  • Hamlet

    40

  • Charlotte's Web

    41

  • Oliver Twist

    42

  • The Hobbit

    43

  • Holes

    44

  • The Great Gatsby

    45

  • The Maze Runner

    46

  • Ender's Game

    47

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

    48

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    49

  • A Tale of Two Cities

    50

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    51

  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    52

  • Beowulf

    53

  • Timeline

    54

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    55

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    56

  • Total Recall

    57

  • The Giver

    58