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12 Flawless Book-Movie Adaptations

There's nothing more satisfying than when a book and movie are equally great.

Someone in a popular online forum asked, “What are examples where both the movie and book were excellent?” Here are the top 12 responses.

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

A lot of people loved the casting of Gregory Peck as Atticus, but overall, the adaptation was just very well done. 

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

A lot of fans praised how similar the movie is to the book, and fans love the faithfulness of the source material.

No Country for Old Men (2007)

One person said that No Country for Old Men is a near-literal translation from the book to the movie. A lot of people praise the movie as a very faithful adaptation of the 2005 version of the story.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001 – 2003)

When the movies came out, people were happy to see their beloved trilogy on the screen with a faithful adaptation.

LA Confidential (1997)

While there are some changes from the book, at least a lot of the same themes and the biggest plot points are still in the movie script.

The Martian (2015)

One fan said at first they were disappointed in the film, but by the end, they really did like how the movie turned out. Another fan said the book and movie really complement each other.

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