My Favorite Movie & TV Adaptations of Books

My Favorite Movie & TV Adaptations of Books

Happy Tuesday friends! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is “Page to Screen Freebie,” and I’m super excited to talk about some of my favorite adaptations.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme run by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.

Blossoms and Bullet Journals

Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
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Even though it always annoyed me when scenes from the books had to be left out of the movies, I still love the Harry Potter movies to death and have watched them too many times to count. I think the third one might be my favorite, but it’s tough to say for sure.

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give
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This book was incredibly powerful, but it was also super powerful to see Starr’s story brought to life on-screen.

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games
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Just like the books, these are great movies! Again, it was frustrating when parts of the books were left out, but I understand that sometimes that’s necessary to keep movies at the right length.

Wonder

Wonder
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I really loved this movie, just like I really loved the book!

The Wizard of Oz

The Wi
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I have never read the book that this classic movie is based on, but I really enjoy the movie. I actually dressed up as Dorothy for Halloween when I was five!

Anne with an “E”

Anne with an "E"
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Anne of Green Gables was a childhood favorite of mine, so it was really fun and nostalgic to revisit the story. I like that the show stays true to much of the book, but also deviates somewhat and explores some darker themes.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
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This movie was an interesting experience, because while I don’t normally do this, I actually saw the movie before reading the book. I think that this course of action probably helped me to appreciate the movie more, because I wasn’t constantly being distracted by things that were changed from the books. Anyway, I really liked the movie, and the book as well, which I read afterwards.

Sherlock

Sherlock
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I have not yet read an actual Sherlock Holmes book, nor have I finished this show, but I hope to do both of those things in the future.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

To All the Boys I've Loved Before
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Okay, so sure, this movie was a bit overly cheesy at times, but all in all, it’s a really sweet story that just makes me happy.

Love, Simon

Love, Simon
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I really enjoyed Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and while the movie wasn’t perfect (the ending; Leah), it was really heartwarming and I generally really liked it.

I want to keep this list to ten titles, but a few others I would put in this category include The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Romeo + Juliet (the Baz Luhrmann version), and A Series of Unfortunate Events (the Netflix series).

More Adaptations on My Radar

There are plenty of other book-to-screen adaptations that I haven’t yet watched but would like to, including:

  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • The Fault in Our Stars (I can’t believe I haven’t watched it yet either, haha.)
  • The Grishaverse series
  • It
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
Let's Chat

I’m sure I missed some, but I hope you enjoyed this look at a few of my favorite adaptations. Let me know in the comments: what are some of your favorite adaptations? Do we have any in common? Do you always read the book before watching the movie?

♥ Annie

My Favorite Movie & TV Adaptations of Books

8 thoughts on “My Favorite Movie & TV Adaptations of Books

  1. If you enjoyed Sherlock, I would recommend checking out Elementary. I honestly thought it was better than Sherlock haha I heard about the Wonder movie but didn’t know it was based on a book. So I held off watching the movie to read the book!

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