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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
67,193 members, 1,310 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

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

2
20,021 members, 420 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: sturlington, ahef1963, nrmay, hipdeep

Score: 4

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

3
27 members, 0 reviews

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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
53,160 members, 3,322 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

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

5
33,863 members, 646 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: sturlington, ahef1963, hipdeep

Score: 3

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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
21,404 members, 486 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: hipdeep, sturlington, ahef1963

Score: 3

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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
19,796 members, 909 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: nrmay, sturlington, ahef1963

Score: 3

8
12,544 members, 172 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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sturlington (8): Movie directed by Rob Reiner.

9
10,871 members, 135 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)
10
8,981 members, 80 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: hipdeep, sturlington, ahef1963

Score: 3

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sturlington (10): Try the Joss Whedon version.

11
7,732 members, 114 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: hipdeep, ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 3

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

13
64,674 members, 1,148 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 2

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sturlington (13): The Colin Firth version.

14
34,727 members, 621 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
32,108 members, 438 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
26,056 members, 1,138 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee, sturlington

Score: 2

17
20,245 members, 403 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 2

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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
19,266 members, 401 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
17,475 members, 275 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 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
16,973 members, 463 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 2

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

21
16,811 members, 305 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 2

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sturlington (21): Movie is visually stunning.

22
15,897 members, 330 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 2

23
15,786 members, 232 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: sturlington, ahef1963

Score: 2

24
13,558 members, 1,071 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee, sturlington

Score: 2

25
12,149 members, 254 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 2

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

26
11,589 members, 207 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 2

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sturlington (25): Movie directed by Stephen Daldry.

27
10,413 members, 115 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee, sturlington

Score: 2

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

28
9,756 members, 191 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 2

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sturlington (28): Like a film painting.

29
8,654 members, 87 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee, sturlington

Score: 2

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

30
5,212 members, 163 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 2

31
3,767 members, 105 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee, sturlington

Score: 2

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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
1,683 members, 49 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee, sturlington

Score: 2

33
26,347 members, 1,433 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee, ahef1963

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Score: 1

34
1,318 members, 12 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: sturlington

Score: 1

35
42,429 members, 669 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

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Score: 0

36
33,321 members, 586 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

37
2,028 members, 29 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

38
1,481 members, 48 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

39
834 members, 22 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

40
586 members, 25 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

41
569 members, 11 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

42
384 members, 10 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: nrmay

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

43
46 members, 2 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: hipdeep

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

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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)

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