Movies Based On Books With the Least Similarity to the Book

The Top Ten

1 How to Train Your Dragon

I am fan of dragons and why I give my vote to this great and powerful animated film

The movie is amazing, but still not like the books at all. That isn't a particularly bad thing, as long as it's great! - Emberflight_of_StormClan

Love this movie but I haven't read the books

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2 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

There were only two aspects of this movie that are also n the book the fact that food falls from the sky, and the fact that they escape the island when the falling food becomes too bad. Absolutely nothing else is similar

This should be number one. At least with HTTYD, the characters have the same names. With this, not even THAT is right. - LarkwingFlight

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3 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Nothing like movie

It's different but not even close to the profanity that is httyd movie.

4 World War Z

The book and the movie both have zombies, but that's the end of the similarity.

5 Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
6 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

Greg and Rodrick never got along in the book. The movie, meanwhile, also takes it's plot from the THIRD book, rather than the second. - LarkwingFlight

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7 Eragon

I liked the movie and the names of the characters

8 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
9 Ella Enchanted
10 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

It's nothing like the book at all. Or the radio series. - PositronWildhawk

Agreed what happened to those joke and the ending was not at all like the book - Toucan

The Newcomers

? Garfield's Funfest


? Garfield Gets Real

The Contenders

11 The Hunger Games
12 I Am Legend
13 The Lorax
14 The Cat in the Hat

Thing 1 and Thing 2 are so creepy

It is nothing like the book AT ALL!
Firstly, there is no portal to The Cat's world.
There is also a ton of adult jokes that was meant for The Grinch but Ron Howard cut it out. Read the book then watch the movie and you will see. No wonder it has only got 10% on Rotten Tomatoes!

15 Bridge to Terabithia
16 Mary Poppins

Well, it's still a great movie! Go see PhantomStrider's list of "Top 10 Best Disney Movies" for proof since this actually shows us innovation!

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17 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1
18 The Day of the Triffids

I hope someone does a high quality version of this as a movie some day, because at the moment, the book's the only way to get the original story. - PositronWildhawk

19 The Exorcist
20 Hamlet 2
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Top Remixes

1. World War Z
2. I Am Legend
3. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
1. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
2. How to Train Your Dragon
3. World War Z



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