Book Lovers Beware:

10 Movies That Will Make You Rethink the Source Material

It's no secret that books are better than movies representing them. However, that is only sometimes the case. What is an example of a movie you preferred over the book?  

After someone asked which films existed, these were the top-voted responses. 


One user shared, “Jaws. Hooper had an affair with Brody's wife, and the mayor had mafia ties. Why Peter Benchley?” “It was a garbage romance novel with a shark in it. The film is a masterpiece,” another agreed. 

Fight Club

“I was a huge Palahniuk fan in high school,” a user admitted, “And even then, I maintained that the movie was better than the book. I think Fight Club, the novel, would be outside Palanhniuk's top five, but it's a great film.” 

The Boys TV Show

Another replied, “I was hoping someone would say this because this is one of the few times I try to refrain from using a successful live-action endeavor to gateway folks into reading comic books.” 

The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption,” one user said, “It's a good enough short story, but it's one of the top 20 movies ever made.” Others agreed but added Stand By Me and The Green Mile to Stephen King movies that are better than the books.  

Children of Men

Children of Men,” someone shared, “The book is very different from the movie, and the film is better for it. A good chunk of the book is where Theo screws off and goes on a sightseeing trip across Europe.” 

The Princess Bride

In “The Princess Bride,” one user noted, “Buttercup is an imbecile in the book. IMHO it is also not well written. The relationships between characters like Inigo and Fezzik aren't developed. But it's a spectacular movie.” 

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