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What is your favorite movie adapted from a book?
(submitted by Cheryl @ I Heart Fictional People)
Whenever I’m asked this question, I immediately think of The Lord of the Rings. It was just so incredibly done that I felt like the book had come to life as I watched the movie. But how unoriginal of an answer LOTR is, so I went looking for ones I might not be thinking about.
What I found is that it’s very rare that I both read a book and watch a movie that is inspired by that book. There is Harry Potter, of course, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Hunger Games which I have both read the books and watched the movies. They were all okay. But then there are even more that I have watched but didn’t even realize that they are based on a book, like Pitch Perfect, How to Train Your Dragon, The Princess Bride, Mrs. Doubtfire, Freaky Friday, and Jumanji to name a few.
Then there are those that I loved the book and was not at all impressed with the movie adaptations, like One for the Money (Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum first book in the series) and Dune.
So, given all that, I think the answer has to be LOTR with the Hobbit coming in second place.