So many great books have been turned into movies. Some have succeeded and some have failed. These are my top five book to move adaptations. (No TV shows will be included, I am saving that for another post.)
Harry Potter Series by J. K. ROWLING
Everyone knows of the Harry Potter series written by J. K Rowling. It is one of the best selling series of this current generation and is loved by children, teenagers, and adults alike. The books were a thrilling series filled with magic and wonder, and there are so many characters that are loved. My favourite two characters being Severus Snape and Sirius Black. The movies were just as great and brought these amazing creations to life. Seeing the Harry Potter world on the screen was something magical and I love sitting down with my dad and my sister to watch them again and again.
The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. LEWIS
The Chronicles of Narnia collection was the first ever book series that I bought with my own money. It is now old and falling to pieces but it is my most treasured book. The series is also one of my all times favourites and I will never get sick of reading them. The movies weren’t as successful though. The first movie, The Chronicles of Narnia: the lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, was a great movie. Fans of the series enjoyed the first movie and it received good ratings. The two following movies, Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, weren’t so well received. Sadly I don’t think there will be any more of the series made into movies. It is sad because they have such great potential.
Pride and Prejudice by JANE AUSTEN
Pride and Prejudice is known as a classic and there have been multiple adaptations to this beloved book.There is a BBC TV series, the 2005 movie staring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen, there is a YouTube series called the ‘Lizzy Bennett Diaries’ and now there is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. There are so many different people’s takes on the amazing book. The 2005 movie is one of my favourites though. So many people dislike the movie saying that its a horrible adaptation. However, in my defence, for loving this movie, I watched the movie before I read the book. The movie was one I use to watch almost weekly. I loved Keria Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen and couldn’t imagine them any other way. The other adaptations are amazing as well.
The Shining by STEPHEN KING
If you have never read the Shining then go and read this amazing book. It is another one of Stephen Kings amazingly written novels that every should read and the movie is just as amazing. I have only seen the movie twice but would love to watch it again and again if I had the time. It is filled with an amazing thrill and can’t help but come addicted and who can forget the line “Here’s Johnny!”
Divergent Series by VERONICA ROTH
Another of one my favourite series, the Divergent trilogy is filled with an amazing world and characters to love. With the final book coming out in cinemas this year there is every possibility that the final movie will seal the deal and all three movies will be just as good as the books.
They are some of my favourites and if you haven’t read these books or watched the movies then please do so. They are simply fantastic.