10 Awesome Book to Movie Adaptions Where They Got It Right

Recently someone admitted, “I finished reading  The Girl on the Train in three days. I loved it. Now I'm watching the movie and think it's terrible! I was so excited to try the film after enjoying the book so much. What are your favorite books that they turned into good movies?”

The internet responded by delivering this collection of excellent films. 

Shawshank Redemption (1994)

“I think the movie is even better. I love the story, am a huge Stephen King fan, and hate so many adaptations of his work, but this was brilliant,” a commenter said.

Gone Girl (2014)

“Agreed. Gone Girl worked well as a book and a film,” one person stated. “YES! Gone Girl is an amazing book-to-movie adaption,” agreed another. 

No Country for Old Men (2007)

No Country for Old Men. Though it was initially written as a screenplay but didn't sell. So it was released as a novel. The Coen brothers read it, loved it, and wanted to make a movie. I'm sure McCarthy was shaking his head,” one user shared.

Matilda (1996)

Another Redditor mentioned, “Matilda. It's been a long time since I've read the book, but I remembered that I liked it, and I love the 1996 movie version.”

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

“Oh, man. Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban. Yes. My favorite! It kind of helps that Cuarón was the director. The tone shift from the first two movies is palpable and so appreciated,” one Harry Potter fan said. Others agreed with this assessment. 

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