56 Film Adaptations That Are BETTER Than the Book (Yep, We're Going There)

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Think the book is always better than the movie adaptation? Think again! We asked the avid readers in our POPSUGAR Book Club Facebook Group if they could think of a movie adaptation that’s better than the book, and they had a lot of thoughts on the subject!

For some, a childhood favorite film couldn’t compete with the book read as an adult, like The Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins, or The Princess Bride. For others, the book might have been OK or even good, but the movie was just so phenomenal it overshadowed its source material, like The Shawshank Redemption or The Godfather. Or it could be as simple as a film’s outstanding casting choices, smart plot change-ups, or over-the-top cinematic visuals. Some of these picks may even be a little controversial – like Crazy Rich Asians, Gone Girl, and The Hunger Games – but everyone is welcome to their opinion here, and you may even discover you’re not the only one who prefers certain movies to the books that inspired them.

Dive into reader-approved book-to-movie adaptation recommendations from our book club members ahead, and get in on the fun by joining our book-loving community here!

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