As a reader, there’s nothing that makes me happier than seeing a book I love get done right on the silver screen. But sometimes movies take ideas from books that aren’t very good or make a good story better, so instead we rounded up the best films that are NOT faithful to their source material – but turned out even better according to fans.
I tried to read this book after watching the movie and was extremely disappointed with how different it was to the film. While the basis was there for inspiration in the book the film team did a great job at breathing new life into the movie.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
The actual book title was “Who Censored Roger Rabbit” but they changed it for the movie adaptation. That wasn’t the only change, though; and the result was a movie that was a lot easier to understand and enjoy.
The Fox and the Hound
Slight spoilers, but at this point if you don’t know the endings to either the book or movie it’s on you. In the book version of The Fox and the Hound the fox is shot at the end – but thankfully Disney “Disneyfied” this one up for a much happier ending (and in my opinion better story).
The Spy Who Loved Me
This actually goes for pretty much every James Bond movie adaptation. The story concept is pulled from the book but the final film usually differs quite a bit from the source material. Since these are some of the best movies out there it’s hard to complain!
The Wizard of Oz
We’re so used to the musical version of this classic that we often forget it actually came from a book. The book was also way darker than the movie but most of us agree that this “nicer” version is what gives The Wizard of Oz its charm.
Children of Men
Usually up there on best movie lists, Children of Men is so well done you’d be forgiven for thinking the script was written as a movie first and foremost. That is kind of true, though – there were a lot of changes from the book to the movie.
Like many movie adaptations where the author is still around, though, he didn’t just approve of the script but actively liked the changes they made to his story.
Look up the original book of Shrek and you get something very interesting. It’s pretty clear where Mike Myers got that weird character and cranky personality from but everything else is totally unique.
Another one that really differed from the source material but with a different author opinion: Stephen King did not like the film adaptation of The Shining. But that’s also the reason a lot of people think it’s so much better than the book – it wasn’t the same.
Most people agree the book had way too much going on in it… But this iconic movie was absolutely perfect.
As a fan of Chuck Palahniuk I love knowing that he felt the Fight Club movie was even better than the book he wrote. That’s a pretty big compliment when an author says that about your film adaptation!
Like some of the other sci-fi movies on this list, Blade Runner seemed to take the concept and some ideas from the novel and then give us something completely unique movie-wise. Don’t believe me? The book that Blade Runner is based off of is Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?.
Both are good in their own ways, but the movie does something really special.
12 Movies That Are Just Plain Awful, But We Love Them Anyway
It’s OK to like bad movies. You don’t need to defend your choices or agree with what the critics say. Movies are subjective, after all! To make you feel better about your questionable favorites we gathered up some movies that are just plain awful, but we love anyway.
12 TV Shows That Are Often Called “The Best TV Show Ever”
This is such a subjective topic. While I’d love to share my thoughts on the best TV show ever, I thought it would be better to scour the internet to find out what, in your opinion, is the best show ever from a variety of fans.
These are the top 12 that came up most often or have the most upvotes. I’ve gotta say, I don’t find this list incredibly shocking – these are some really great TV shows!
The 13 Netflix Original Series That You Need to Watch Before You Die
Every time they raise their prices and we think about cancelling it seems that Netflix brings out another original series (or new season) that forces us to keep our subscriptions active. But, if you’re already subscribed looking for something new to watch on the platform, we rounded up some fan favorite Netflix original series to check out next.
The 12 Best Worst Movies That Fans Violently Defend (Even Though They’re Terrible)
Ever watch a movie and think to yourself: this is so bad it’s good? Hold onto that feeling because you’re not alone – these are some of the best worst movies that fans violently defend (even though they’re terrible).
If you’re in need of some downright awful movies to add to your “to watch” list look no further. From the ultra campy to the “who cares if it’s bad I enjoyed it”, you might just find yourself defending these “B” movies to everyone you meet too.
10 Netflix Movies That Are So Good, You’ll Be Binge-Watching All Night Long
Looking for some great movies on Netflix to stream? Look no further! We’ve curated a list of the best movies on Netflix that are currently trending in 2023, ensuring you’ll find something entertaining to watch.