#BookBloggerHop | Favorite Movie Adapted from a Book

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.

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.

What is your favorite movie adapted from a book?

32 Replies to “#BookBloggerHop | Favorite Movie Adapted from a Book”

  1. Tough question! I have to agree with LOTR, and maybe add two oldies: Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz. I haven’t watched them in recent years and they’d probably feel very outdated now, and the “special effects” quite horrid, but they were already rather old when I was young and I loved them anyway, very fond memories.

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      1. I first read The Wizard of Oz a few years ago, after listening to Finding Dorothy 😄
        PS Wishing you a wonderful July too 😘

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    1. Gone with the Wind – that’s one where I saw the movie then read the book – that’s how much I enjoyed it!

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  2. There are very few instances where I have both read the book AND watched the film. The original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is probably my favourite book adaptation, with the old Alice in Wonderland animation a close second.

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  3. I loved the movie adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird, and Gone with the Wind. And the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. LOTR was a very well done movie!

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  4. I loved the Lord of the Rings movies, but haven’t read the books, so I’m not sure how well they were adapted. I liked the adaptation of the first 3 Harry Potter Books, but hands down it has to be The Princess Bride.

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  5. As a Harry Potter fan there were a few films in the series that created the book perfectly. The third book was a brilliant representation, but five – The Half Blood Prince not so much. My other is not so much a film but a series. I read ”Call the Midwife” before I watched the series, and both didn’t disappoint me.

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    1. I love that you looked at individual HP books and films. It never occurred to me to do that but, you’re right, some are definitely better than others.

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  6. What a hard question as I seem to think of each one separate, but I agree with Wendy Pride and Prejudice I really enjoyed, and gave me a crush on Colin Firth 😂

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  7. I do this funny thing where I don’t end up watching the adaptation if I’ve read the book and I don’t read the book if I’ve watched the adaptation. It’s not intentional, it’s just the way it’s worked out for me 😂 I love the LOTR movies but haven’t read the books, only The Hobbit and I (sadly) wasn’t a fan! 🙈 I did enjoy The Princess Diaries book(s) and movie(s) when I was in HS though. And well, Pride and Prejudice (2005) will always be one of my favourites!

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    1. I often do the same – only experience one or the other. I often see movie trailers that have been inspired by a book, read the book and not watch the movie. 😂

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  8. Totally agree about LOTR and Harry Potter. I disagree about The Hobbit because the movieS are soooo far from the book, which I really liked. I guess the movies give it more life and create new story lines but The Hobbit movie seemed to be inspired by the book not based on it or adapted from it.

    There’s also Eragon, I liked the book a lot more than movie. Though Jeremy Irons as Brom was amazing. (That said, I read the third book and stopped there even though I have the 4th because the writing was getting on my nerves).

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