You hear people say it all the time: "the book was better". Have you ever read the book, then seen the movie, and actually thought the *movie* was better?
This is gonna get hate, but the new Gatsby movie surpassed the book.
Dear john, the book was awful.
Lord of the Rings! Holy duck what a relief when they made those movies
Harry Potter book 5. The book was a snore, the movie was more interesting. But, that's the only example I have.
Into The Wild
Better? No. Most often the movies butcher the stories. I try not to watch movies based on books I've read.
But Memoirs of a Geisha was really well done. I think it did the book justice.
Forrest Gump was a good movie, but the book was pretty terrible.
The Notebook movie was way better than the book by far
The HBO mini-series "Band of Brothers" was better than the book. The book read more like a field report than a novel. Still a good read though.
Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon. The book is amazing but the movie is perfectly executed.
Silver Linings Playbook
I thought The Notebook movie was waaaay better than the book. I couldn't stand the book but love the movie!!!:)
Count of Monte Cristo. Book was good, but movie was much better
Red Riding Hood (the one with Amanda Seyfred or whatever her name is), but I think the movie was made before the book was written so..
Basically any original Disney princess books...
everyone is going to hate this but breaking dawn 2 from the twilight saga was great better then the book ending.
Shawshank Redemption. Loved the novella by Stephen King, but the movie is one of my all time favorites
Shrek (the first one)
World war z: the book borders on the absurd.
The hobbit. I liked both a lot, but I liked the scenes they added in the movie.
Fight club, lord or the rings, Scott pilgrim vs the world
Lord of the Rings. Couldn't get through the book. Loved the movies.
Just once. The Fantastic Mr. Fox. As a short kids book it didn't have a whole lot going on. The movie added cousin Kristofferson who I love and the dry humor that really makes the movie awesome.
The Bourn ultimatum
Sleeping with the enemy the movie was better then the book
The Godfather and Jaws were solid potboilers as books. The films are two of the greatest works of American art ever made.
GF I and II, yeah baby!!
Because it said EVER I voted yes, but generally no, the exception is Fight Club and Jurassic Park
The road to perdition.
Message in a Bottle. Thought the book was blah. Movie was way better.
The Shining (Kubrick version). Kubrick did an excellent job omitting content from the book, making the story even creepier and more mysterious
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, actually. It's a great book but I adored the movie.
The Time Traveler's Wife. Hated the book. I couldn't finish it. But the movie was $5 so I figured I would try it. Much better!
The World According to Garp
Sadly most will disagree but ...Harry Potter. Sorry guys.
Can I ask why?
The Great Gatsby (2013) was much better than the book
Wow?! You take one of the greatest novels in Americas history and said the movie was better? To each his own I guess.
I thought the ending of "The Firm" movie was better than the book.
The Five People you Meet in Heaven is a great book, but the movie captured the colors and excitement of the scenes in Heaven and the horoes of war on earth.
Fight club. Loved the movie but the book is only so-so
This is exactly what I was gonna say!
I liked the book. But the ending in the movie as better
Whattttttt? I think the book is much better although the movie adaption is one of the best adaptions I've seen. But the book is amazing.
Yes!!! The Shawshank Redemption was one of the best movies I ever saw, but the work of fiction it was based on wasn't half as good.
Oops, scratch that. I was thinking of a different movie. (Duh)
Thinking of a different one? Which one? Just curious. :)
I think the Bourne movies are better than the book. Usually I think the book is better though. The book Black Hawk Down is superb but the movie was ordinary and conveyed little of what made the book special.
Black Hawk Down was so much better as a book
My Sister's Keeper. They changed the ending to something more realistic while making the theme still relevant.
Yes, EVERY movie is better than the book.
Watch the movie first and then read the book. Ppl always read first, get the details and then wonder why the movie sucks? Hmm maybe cuz it's a spoiler alert kinda thing...
Counter-example: Harry Potter series
Yea...no. Harry Potter is a good counter example in and of itself, but we could probably make a mile long list of other good ones. Books are excellent and I really pity those who think movies make better substitutes, they are truly missing out.
Absolutely not. Frank McCourt was an excellent writer. Teacher Man is my favorite.
The Devil Wears Prada.
Thank You for Smoking
I read World War Z and saw the movie. I thought the movie was better, not just because of the amazing filming, but the story changes were excellent.
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship Of the Ring.
I mean, it took Frodo 70 fuckin pages to leave the Shire! COME ON!!