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Best Book and Movie Combos

Description: Recommend books you enjoyed reading that were made into 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
63,372 members, 1,240 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (1): Both movie and book are absolute classics.

2
18,407 members, 398 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: sturlington, ahef1963, nrmay, hipdeep

Score: 4

Explanations:

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

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

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sturlington (3): Both classics, but the movie differs from the book quite a bit, so it's fun to read/watch them back to back, especially with children.

4
49,882 members, 3,225 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (4): The movie version gets outside of Katniss's pov, which freshens the story.

5
31,668 members, 599 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: sturlington, ahef1963, hipdeep

Score: 3

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
20,033 members, 465 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: hipdeep, sturlington, ahef1963

Score: 3

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.

7
18,904 members, 886 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: nrmay, sturlington, ahef1963

Score: 3

8
11,709 members, 166 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (8): Movie directed by Rob Reiner.

9
10,282 members, 126 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)
10
8,314 members, 79 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: hipdeep, sturlington, ahef1963

Score: 3

Explanations:

sturlington (10): Try the Joss Whedon version.

11
7,360 members, 113 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: hipdeep, ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 3

Explanations:

sturlington (11): Two excellent movies based on novellas from this collection: The Shawshank Redemption, and Stand By Me.

13
64,467 members, 1,153 reviews
4.41 stars (4.41 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 2

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sturlington (13): The Colin Firth version.

14
32,182 members, 588 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 2

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sturlington (14): I mean Young Frankenstein, of course.

15
30,234 members, 414 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 2

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sturlington (15): Clueless is the adaptation to watch.

16
24,990 members, 1,116 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee, sturlington

Score: 2

17
18,757 members, 381 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 2

Explanations:

sturlington (17): Movie directed by Mel Stuart, starring Gene Wilder. Both are slightly unsettling and creepy, if you like that sort of thing (and I do).

18
17,914 members, 375 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 2

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sturlington (18): Movie directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson. King didn't like this adaptation, but it is a horror masterpiece.

19
16,221 members, 259 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 2

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sturlington (19): The movie is loads of fun; the book has a wee bit more science.

20
16,059 members, 438 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 2

Explanations:

sturlington (20): The movie is very stylistically similar to the graphic novel; an interesting exercise is transferring graphic novels to screen.

21
15,811 members, 286 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 2

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sturlington (21): Movie is visually stunning.

22
14,669 members, 310 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 2

23
14,265 members, 220 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: sturlington, ahef1963

Score: 2

24
11,584 members, 962 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee, sturlington

Score: 2

25
11,301 members, 236 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 2

Explanations:

sturlington (24): Movie directed by Brain de Palma.

26
11,186 members, 204 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 2

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sturlington (25): Movie directed by Stephen Daldry.

27
10,073 members, 112 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee, sturlington

Score: 2

Explanations:

sturlington (27): Don't bother with the sequel, Hannibal (either book or movie version).

28
8,576 members, 162 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 2

Explanations:

sturlington (28): Like a film painting.

29
8,183 members, 80 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee, sturlington

Score: 2

Explanations:

sturlington (29): Movie starring Anthony Hopkins and Edward Norton. (Not the earlier adaptation, Manhunter.)

30
4,797 members, 147 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 2

31
3,499 members, 100 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee, sturlington

Score: 2

Explanations:

sturlington (31): I think the creeping horror of the book works better if you haven't seen the movie first, but the movie is iconic.

32
1,579 members, 48 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee, sturlington

Score: 2

33
25,211 members, 1,403 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee, ahef1963

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1

34
1,269 members, 12 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: sturlington

Score: 1

35
39,807 members, 623 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

36
31,261 members, 567 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

37
1,922 members, 27 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

38
1,298 members, 40 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

39
785 members, 21 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

40
546 members, 11 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

41
535 members, 24 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

42
359 members, 9 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: nrmay

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

43
41 members, 2 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: hipdeep

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

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)

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Started by: sturlington (June 2014)

Type: Unnumbered

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