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February 10, 2017

8 Best Book-To-Movie Adaptions That Justify The Original Work

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Book-To-Movie Adaption has always been director’s favorite. The script is ready to be directed. There are three types of individual personality when a book releases.

  1. An individual who has already read the book and is ready to critic the movie.
  2. An individual who buys the book and reads it before the release
  3. An individual who does not read books. S/he happy to watch movie.

Even though movies are best way to read a book without reading it, there are times the movies don’t justify the original work. These 8 movies completely justify the author and his/her work.

#8 The Green Mile (1999)

Book by- Stephen King

Movie by- Frank Darabont

The Green Mile is a fantasy crime movie based on a book written by Stephen King. Nominated for The Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 2000, Tom Hanks movie is a must watch. The story revolves around a tiny prison cell, also known as the Green Mile, which houses many prisoners who have been sentenced to death. Among the prisoners is a mysterious black man who has been convicted of murder and rape. To know what happens next, you have to watch the movie.

#7 The Forrest Gump (1994)

Book by – Winston Groom

Movie by -Robert Zemeckis

Another Tom Hanks movie, The Forrest Gump is about a young man and his struggles with the world. With 6 Oscars in its kitty, the movie and book is about a man who accidentally finds himself at every historic moment but the love of his life still escapes him.

#6 The Colour Purple (1985)

Book by – Alice Walker

Movie by – Steven Spielberg

Alice Walker’s book not only won Pulitzer prize but also 11 Academy Awards. The movie takes us on a journey of Whoopi Goldberg, portraying an African American,  who lives in South and her struggle to resist both racism and sexism. With an amazing cast and director this movie is not one that you should avoid.

#5 The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Book by – Jordan Belfort

Movie by – Martin Scorsese

The movie was nominated for 5 Academy Award and everyone expected Leo to win his Best Actor award. DiCaprio plays a convicted millionaire Jordan Belfort. An autobiography/memoir by Jordan, he captures his struggles and how to make money he got himself in stock market manipulation and penny stock scam.

#4 Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Book by – Jane Austen

Movie by – Ang Lee

Directed by Ang Lee, the movie has exceptional cast – Kate winslet, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman. The Dashwood sisters are plunged into poverty when their half-brother decides to keep the wealth to himself The movie got seven Academy Award nominations. If you can’t read the book because of its thickness then watch the movie.

#3 The Graduate (1967)

Book by – Charles Webb

Movie by- Mike Nichols

Mrs. Robinson – An older woman having an affair with a young man. We bet you must have heard of this term used instead of an cougar. This is the movie that gave birth to this term. This movie is old but worth a watch.

#2 Schindler’s List (1993)

Book by – Thomas Keneally

Movie by – Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg’s movie won 7 Academy Awards, listed as greatest film ever made and ranks 8th on Top 100 American Films list. The movie follows the Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist, who saved 1200 Jews from Holocaust by employing them as workers.

#1 The Godfather (1972)

Book by – Mario Puzo

Movie by – Francis Ford Coppola

This is one of the greatest and classic movie ever made. The movie follows Al Pacino as Michael Corleone as he climbs up the mafia ladder and reluctantly gets into a family business. Not having watched this movie is genuinely a crime.

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