Book to movie adaptations are becoming mainstream in the industry today. Films based off a book and or a book series have brought another audience into movie theaters around the globe. This time we are going to investigate some of the best book to movie adaptations out there. Note this DEFINITELY isn’t all of them so feel free to put in the comments which ones I forgot or which ones you agree/disagree with me.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Thomas Harris’ novel The Silence of the Lambs is a chilling novel written in 1988 and the film definitely did not forget to include that. It takes a certain person to write a story like this. Did this film stay completely true to the novel – probably not but it still gave the “chilling factor”. Also can we just point out how perfect Anthony Hopkins is as the infamous Hannibal Lector.
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003)
Do I even need to say much about this? If you haven’t seen these films – even just one of them – invest some time into it. There are quite a few differences between the books and movies, but honestly not many people pay attention to them. Just try and avoid The Hobbit films…
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
After the success of the first film, it should surprise many that they decided to go bigger and better. If anyone had to say anything, this film follows the seriousness of the second book closely. And even gets these outrageous details correct (not to give to much away but the arena is just like how they describe it in the book).
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
I mean come on if you seen the films, read the book, and or watched Honest Trailers, you know that this is the true the book Harry Potter film of the series. Sure it does have its flaws, but hey most films do. I shouldn’t have to say more about this…moving on
Yes I know this film is torture to most people (including myself), but honestly if I had to say anything it is accurate to the film. Yes I regret reading the book as well. But yeah accurate to the book – even down to the actors. *shots fired*
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Just check out my review for this. But yeah it is accurate to the book because John Green was working on the film as well.
The Little Prince (2015?)
The Little Prince – Le Petit Prince – is soon to be a film that follows the famous book. It does take a different approach to it, but does appear to follow the original source material. Personally, I can’t wait to see this film when it comes to the States. (18 March 2016 for anyone is curious in the U.S.) I kinda want to watch the French Version more (Fun Fact: I speak some French, but not enough to hold a conversation – but enough to understand a film more or less) Here is a trailer of the film for you to enjoy.