Book-to-Movie Adaptations: My Favorites.

Book-to-Movie Adaptations: My Favorites.




These days fifty percent of the movies which come out are based on books. Books are a great source of material. Some of these adaptations honestly don’t live up to the expectations or digress from the books so much that it becomes somewhat annoying. There are some books which are so amazing and popular which I loved seeing adapted for the big screen.


1) Harry Potter Series.
I know most people who read the books didn’t like the movies much because they left out scenes. I saw the movies first because I was 4 or 5 years old when the books released and then read all the books back to back after I saw all the movies. I love the books and the movies; there is a lot in the books which didn’t make it to the movies but still, I feel they tried to incorporate what was most important to the overall plot.

2) The Last Song.
The first book I read written by Nicholas Sparks was the Last Song and I really liked it. The movie adaptation does the book justice at least I think so and the main situations in the novel are maintained in the movie as well. Though they have made slight changes to some things in the movie it doesn’t seem out of place or drifts too much from the book.

3) To Kill a Mockingbird.
This book is a classic and deservingly so; it is an amazing book. I saw the movie years after reading the novel and I really liked it. The movie stays true to the book which will always win bonus points from me, and it generates the same emotions which the book did. The actors are simply perfect for the characters.

4) The Fault in Our Stars.
John Green’s book The Fault in Our Stars is one of my favorite books of all time; no matter how many times I read it I weep like I did the first time. The movie too had the same exact effect on me as the book. I loved seeing the characters of Hazel and Gus coming to life on the screen and it was exactly how I imagined it while reading their story. Yes, it is a sad movie and a sad book but it’s worth the sadness.

5) The Great Gatsby.
In the case of this movie, I did like the books more than the movie because it left an impact on me that the movie didn’t. It’s a really good movie and I enjoyed it very much. Maybe it was slightly different than what I had visualized it to be but overall I have seen this movie more than once so I guess it doesn’t matter if I liked the book better or not.


These five movies are the ones who are adapted from really good books and do justice to the story of these books. I am sure there are many more adaptations which are just as good or maybe even more but these are my favorite ones so far.


Author: Aarti Athavle

Daydreamer - Writer - Bibliophile

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