Top Ten Film Adaptations that are Better Than the Book

The Top Ten

1 The Godfather The Godfather Product Image
2 The Silence of the Lambs The Silence of the Lambs Product Image
3 A Clockwork Orange A Clockwork Orange Product Image
4 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Product Image
5 Jaws Jaws Product Image
6 Stand By Me Stand By Me Product Image
7 Brokeback Mountain Brokeback Mountain Product Image
8 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Product Image
9 No Country for Old Men No Country for Old Men Product Image
10 Children of Men Children of Men Product Image

The Contenders

11 Forrest Gump Forrest Gump Product Image
12 The Shining The Shining Product Image
13 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Product Image
14 Twilight Twilight Product Image
15 Maze Runner: The Death Cure

This one is easily the best of the Maze Runner trilogy because it learns from past mistakes they made in the previous two. Compared to the book, it is easily better. It changes a lot of aspects from the book but that's what made the movie so unpredictable.

16 The Shawshank Redemption The Shawshank Redemption Product Image

A few notes
-A clockwork orange, one flew over the cuckoos nest, and the shining. All great books made into great movies (regardless of how faithful they are) but are in no way "superior" the the novels.
-No country for old men is so faithful you can't possibly compare them.
-The Godfather took a decent-good book and made what what consider to be the greatest movie of all time.
-Stand by me and shawshank redemption added more to the novellas and to great effect.
-Forest Gump I can probably get behind
-Whoever put Charlie and the chocolate factory put the remake rather than the original and the original is probably better than the book. - PewPewAssassin

17 Eragon Eragon Product Image
18 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Product Image
19 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Product Image
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