We often say, “this would make a great movie” when reviewing books. What is the best book to fill adaptation in your opinion? What films were you most disappointed by? This was hard to list off the top of our heads so we asked friends that are up on “pop culture” to weigh in. This list is a collective effort. Tell us your opinion in the comments section.
Good adaptations (in no particular order):
The Color Purple
The Help (Janie Lambeth disagrees)
I Know This Much is True (Mini Series on HBO)
The Prince of Tides (up for debate- some people couldn’t stand Babs)
The Cider House Rules
The Silence of the Lambs
Bridget Jones Diary (Helen and Holly’s personal favorite!)
Terms of Endearment
Anna Karenina (The Jude Law one)
One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest
Crazy Rich Asians
Where’d you go Bernadette?
Where the Crawdads Sing
To Kill a Mockingbird
Little Women (The one with Winona Ryder and Christian Bale)
Jane Eyre (the newest one)
Sense and Sensibility
The English Patient (Holly’s favorite)
Most Stephen King adaptations with exception of Misery and The Shining
All Michael Crichton adaptations
Little Fires Everywhere (mini series on Hulu)
The Great Gatsby (The Leonardo DiCaprio one)
The Lovely Bones (Helen kind of liked it)
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
2 thoughts on “October 2022 Tidbit”
I thought Little Fires Everywhere was ok.
I actually liked Secret Life of Bees better as a movie than as a book!