Books to Movie Adaptation can be a super-sensitive topic and choosing between a movie and a book has always been controversial and a huge reason to debate. Movies lovers and book lovers have always been on the opposite ends. Authors write their thought and wisdom and whatnot, and with just a few formalities that book is turned into a movie (taking no side here!).
Regardless of what you are: a bookworm or a hopeless movie person, there are still a few books that were adapted into movies and are brilliant. Not every book adaptation is Bridget Jones’s Diary.
Some books to movie adaptations have certainly managed to keep the essence of the book and the idea of the author, alive.
We are, obviously, very grateful to all those movie makers who remained faithful to the author’s original words. Some of the greatest movie adaptions were from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s.
If you loved these classic reads; we assure you that you will equally love these books to movie adaptation.
The Best Book to Movie Adaptations
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
To Kill A Mockingbird is hands down the most read classic book. This book was written in 1960 and just after two years of its publication, the book was adapted into a movie. The 1962 movie based on a book was directed by Robert Mulligan. The adaptation of the book is so apt and on the point. The movie truly depicts the emotions of the book and does total justice to it.
You can watch the movie on Netflix and Disney +
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
The Silence of the Lambs was first published in 1988 and made into a movie in 1991. The movie was directed by Jonathan Demme. This movie did not just win the hearts of the book lovers but also won Five Prizes at the Oscars: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Writing. The movie is just as horrific as the book.
You can watch The Silence of the Lambs on Netflix
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Little Women is a series of events and unfortunate things that follow the girls. The book beautifully illustrates the journey of the girls into great women. The book was published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. The book was adapted into a movie in 2019. The movie was directed by Gerta Gerwig. The book is a woman-oriented story and a woman director has managed to keep every little essence of the book. This is one of the best books to movie adaptation.
You can watch Little Women on Netflix
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
The book was written in 2005 by Cormac McCarthy. The book was originally written as a screenplay. The story is set in the 1980 world. Just after 2 years of publishing, the book was adapted into a movie in 2007. The movie was directed by The Coen Brothers. The movie was very successful and truly appreciated by the writers as well.
You can watch No Country for Men on Netflix
The Body by Stephen King
If somebody could ever measure up to the standards of Edgar Allen Poe, that has to be Stephen King. Stephen King’s books are nowadays a source of Hollywood’s horror industry. The book was originally published in 1982. The book was adapted into a movie “Stand by Me” in 1986. The director of the movie was Rob Reiner. Even though some changes were made in the movie, but personally it did not really bother me much. The same collection was later adapted as The Shawshank Redemption and Apt Pupil.
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You can watch the movie on Disney +
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
This book or movie needs no hype. The book was originally published in 1969 by G. P. Putnam’s Sons. The book was made into a movie in 1972. The movie, just like the book, is considered a classic in the genre of crime fiction. This movie would be one of those movies that I feel were even better than the book. It would not be untrue to say that the director outdid the author.
You can watch The Godfather on Amazon Prime
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness written by Joseph Conrad was published in 1899. The book is set in the dark center of the Congo, Africa. Heart of Darkness talks about the colonialization of African and their condition during those times. The book shows many heart-wrenching events that totter you in unseemly ways. The movie adaptation of the book was made in 1979. The movie was directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The movie is named Apocalypse Now. The movie makes sure to keep the real theme of the book alive.
You can watch Apocalypse Now on Amazon Prime
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