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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: 7 participating members (show all)

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1
71,137 members, 1,370 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

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

2
21,426 members, 451 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
56,862 members, 3,375 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

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

5
46,706 members, 448 reviews
4.53 stars (4.53 stars)

Lists: nrmay, ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 3

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sturlington (12): Very faithful adaptations.

6
35,625 members, 679 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)

7
22,758 members, 502 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.

8
21,015 members, 923 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: nrmay, sturlington, ahef1963

Score: 3

9
13,454 members, 184 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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sturlington (8): Movie directed by Rob Reiner.

10
11,320 members, 142 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)
11
9,601 members, 90 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: hipdeep, sturlington, ahef1963

Score: 3

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sturlington (10): Try the Joss Whedon version.

12
8,136 members, 117 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
72,485 members, 1,270 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 2

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sturlington (13): The Colin Firth version.

14
37,400 members, 655 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
34,132 members, 473 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
27,324 members, 1,151 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee, sturlington

Score: 2

17
24,918 members, 400 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: sturlington, ahef1963

Score: 2

18
21,870 members, 414 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 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).

19
20,594 members, 421 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.

20
18,754 members, 297 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 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.

21
17,800 members, 319 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 2

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sturlington (21): Movie is visually stunning.

22
17,756 members, 474 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.

23
17,321 members, 345 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 2

24
15,070 members, 1,142 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee, sturlington

Score: 2

25
13,005 members, 268 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
11,989 members, 216 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 2

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sturlington (25): Movie directed by Stephen Daldry.

27
11,335 members, 125 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
10,320 members, 206 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 2

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sturlington (28): Like a film painting.

29
9,147 members, 90 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 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
5,582 members, 182 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, sturlington

Score: 2

31
4,101 members, 121 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 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
1,742 members, 53 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee, sturlington

Score: 2

33
27,889 members, 1,457 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee, ahef1963

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Score: 1

34
11,096 members, 150 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: dara85

Score: 1

35
9,265 members, 504 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: dara85

Score: 1

36
1,513 members, 142 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: dara85

Score: 1

37
1,398 members, 14 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: sturlington

Score: 1

38
180 members, 8 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: dara85

Score: 1

39
44,932 members, 713 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

40
35,178 members, 614 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

41
2,124 members, 31 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

42
1,639 members, 52 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

43
894 members, 23 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

44
612 members, 26 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

45
599 members, 13 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

46
420 members, 11 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: nrmay

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

47
53 members, 2 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 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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