Best Books to Movie Adaptation

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Best Books to Movie Adaptation
Shivangi Gupta
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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 what not, 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.

Best Books made into Movies

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 the 2000’s.

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
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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 +

Also, read Best Books Adapted into TV Shows 2021 [Must Watch]

The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

The Silence of the Lambs
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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
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Little Women is the 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

No Country for Old Men

The book was written on 2005 by Cormac McCarthy. The book was originally written as a screenplay. The story is set in the 1980 world. Just after 2 year 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

Stand by Me

If somebody could ever measure up to the standards of Edgar Allen Poe, that has to be Stephen King. Stephen King’s books are now a days 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.


You can watch the movie on Disney +

The Godfather by Mario Puzo

The Godfather
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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 as 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

Apocalypse Now

Heat of Darkness written by Joseph Conrad was published in 1899. The book is set 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 may heart wrenching events that totters you in unseeming ways. The movie adaptation of the book was made in 1979. The movie was directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The movie is named as the 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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