Films That Were Better Than The Book

15 Films That Were Better Than, Or As Good As, The Book

In this post, we share a selection of films that the author of the post believed were better than the book.

This list was compiled with a vague sense of unease. I generally don’t believe any film is better than the book. However, sometimes there are books that aren’t that good to start with. At other times, magic happens and the film is as good as, or even better than, the original.

15 Films That Were Better Than, Or As Good As, The Book

These are 15 films that I believe were actually better than, or as good as, the book.

  1. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  2. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  3. Fight Club by Chuck Palhniuk
  4. Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
  5. Jaws by Peter Benchley
  6. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  7. No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
  8. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  9. The Cider House Rules by John Irving
  10. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
  11. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
  12. The Green Mile by Stephen King
  13. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  14. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  15. Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

Please share films that you enjoyed more than, or as much as, the book below.

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 15th October 2012