Best book to movie adaptations
Read and watch these wonderful stories!
Emma and Clueless
Although the book was written decades before Clueless came out, there are a lot of similarities between the Emma and Clueless. First, the characters share many personality traits and sometimes, even names! Mr. Elton for example, is also Elton in Clueless.
This clever remake offers a modern view on a classic Jane Austen novel.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
While the book and the movie are very similar, their endings aren't!
Nonetheless, Tim Burton does a wonderful job at adapting Roald Dahl's story.
American Psycho and American Psycho
In the movie, Christian Bale's interpretation of Patrick Bateman is unforgettable. The book, however, goes more in depth inside the main character's mental illness. In the book, Patrick Bateman kills around 50 people compared to 23 in the movie.
Alias Madame Doubtfire and Mrs. Doubtfire
While books are usually better than the movie adaptation, Mrs. Doubtfire doesn't fall into such category. After all, what's Mrs. Doubtfire without actor Robin Williams?
Fight Club and Fight Club
Fight Club, both as a book and a movie, is undeniably a masterpiece. While the book doesn't have the iconic scene of the narrator watching the city collapse hand in hand with Marla, the ending is just as powerful.
The Godfather and The Godfather
Mario Puzo, writer of The Godfather book once said 'If you pick the 20 best movies of all time, you would have to include that movie. I don’t think you could say the same thing about [the book]. It’s a different thing, different evaluation' which perfectly represents the relationship between the book and the movie.
Lolita and Lolita
Unfortunately, the movie completely misrepresents Lolita's character. After reading Nabokov's novel, the reader clearly understands that Humbert is responsible for ruining Lolita's life. In the movie, however, Lolita is represented as a sensual character who lures Humbert.
To All the Boys I've Loved Before and To All the Boys I've Loved Before
In this case, reading the book is like reading the movie script. So if you've already watched 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before', I personally wouldn't recommend the movie.
If the movie scared you, the book will terrify you!
By Perle Masri