This week over at the Broke and Bookish the question is:
What are your top ten books to movie adaptations?
Some of my favorite movies are from books that I haven't read. I decided to only include movies on my list for books that I have actually read that means that I am leaving off some of my all-time favorites like Mary Poppins, Wizard of Oz, and Shawshank Redemption. But here is a list of some favorite movies that I have read the books:
1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen--I like the Keira Knightly version but my favorite is the 1995 version with Colin Firth (swoon!) and Jennifer Ehle. It is very true to the Austen classic.
2. Holes by Louis Sachar-- The book is perfect and so is the movie...it matches the book perfectly. (2003)
3. Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis--
The 2005 Andrew Adamson version is so true to the book and the acting and effects are well-done.
4. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen-- The 1995 Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, and Hugh Grant version is my favorite. The 2008 version was essentially a copy of it.
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling--I actually like all of the movies but I think that this one is my favorite. (2005)
6. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell--I saw the movie before I read the book but I loved both. I watched the movie again years later and couldn't believe how long it was. It and the book are so memorable.
7. Dr Zhivago by Boris Pasternak--I can't remember if I ever finished the book but I do remember making a go of it because I loved the 1965 movie so much.
8. Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally--the book should be required reading as the 1993 Spielberg movie should be viewed at least once by everyone.
9. Stardust by Neil Gaiman--this is the only movie on my list that I actually like better than the book, though both are good. (2007)
10. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis-- I love the 2008 adaptation of the book. Caspian is much cuter than in my imagination. Ha!
Fried Green Tomatoes by Fannie Flagg--this 1991 movie remains a favorite and it's a very readable, fun book.
What are your favorite movies that started out as books? I bet I forgot some real good ones.