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Best Book and Movie Combos

Description: Recommend books you enjoyed reading that were made into equally good movies. Ideally, you could read the book and then watch the movie, and the two would enhance each other.

Members: 6 participating members (show all)

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1
59,617 members, 1,185 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, hipdeep, nrmay, KimarieBee

Score: 4

2
16,815 members, 373 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, nrmay, hipdeep

Score: 3

Explanations:

hipdeep (7): The book is simply outstanding, and there are many good movies.

3
38 members, 0 reviews
3 stars (3 stars)

Lists: aulsmith, ahef1963, hipdeep

Score: 3

4
46,730 members, 3,156 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, KimarieBee

Score: 2

5
29,839 members, 551 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, hipdeep

Score: 2

Explanations:

hipdeep (6): I know a lot of people didn't like the Hollywood movie, though I thought it was faithful to Adams' tone and pacing. If you're among them, then I mean the BBC TV production, which was also wonderful in a different way.… (more)

6
23,779 members, 1,383 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee, ahef1963

Score: 2

7
18,667 members, 443 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: hipdeep, ahef1963

Score: 2

Explanations:

hipdeep (1): The movie is a classic fable; the book is completely true to it but also a fascinating postmodern look at the author's relationship to stories.

8
17,899 members, 863 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: nrmay, ahef1963

Score: 2

9
10,853 members, 156 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, KimarieBee

Score: 2

10
9,778 members, 122 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee, ahef1963

Score: 2

11
7,720 members, 70 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: hipdeep, ahef1963

Score: 2

12
6,952 members, 101 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: hipdeep, ahef1963

Score: 2

14
60,800 members, 1,092 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

15
37,340 members, 580 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

16
29,514 members, 533 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

17
29,476 members, 538 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

18
28,496 members, 392 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

19
24,102 members, 1,093 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

Score: 1

20
17,255 members, 358 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

21
16,604 members, 348 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

22
15,186 members, 236 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

23
15,166 members, 417 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

24
14,896 members, 266 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

25
13,434 members, 299 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

26
12,789 members, 197 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

27
10,768 members, 194 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

28
10,513 members, 226 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

29
9,899 members, 857 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

Score: 1

30
9,513 members, 103 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

Score: 1

31
8,746 members, 166 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

32
7,681 members, 78 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

Score: 1

33
4,412 members, 133 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

34
3,186 members, 84 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

Score: 1

35
1,831 members, 27 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

Score: 1

36
1,513 members, 43 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

Score: 1

37
1,128 members, 35 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

Score: 1

38
749 members, 20 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

Score: 1

39
518 members, 10 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

Score: 1

40
486 members, 24 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

Score: 1

41
337 members, 8 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: nrmay

Score: 1

42
39 members, 2 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: hipdeep

Score: 1

Explanations:

hipdeep (2): The movie is a magnificent rock-and-roll musical for teenagers; the book is a meditation on aging for the middle-aged. Fortunately, I met both pieces at the right times in my life.… (more)

43
26,478 members, 366 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Score: 0

44
22,256 members, 569 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Score: 0

45
20,244 members, 308 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Score: 0

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About this list

Started by: sturlington (June 2014)

Type: Unnumbered

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