My Favorite Book to Movie Adaptions

Hello everybody! Welcome (or welcome back) to my blog, Books and Hooks! I hope you are having a good Monday!

Today, I’ll be listing and talking about my favorite book-to-movie adaptions! Now, there are a lot of book-to-movie adaptions that are just horrible, or at least not that good. If you ask anyone I know, they’ll tell you that I’m that annoying person who points out everything in the movie that isn’t supposed to be there, or that’s different in the books. 😅 Even so, there are a few movies that have really stood out to me, and that’s what I’ll be covering in this post!

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The Book Thief

There were a few things that were cut out of the movies, and some things they did differently, but I understand that you cannot include everything in the movie. I think that they portrayed the book really well, and I really recommend reading or watching this historical fiction.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

I loved the books, and I think that they made the movies very good as well! I don’t know if I’d say I like the films more than the books, but I think I like them just as much! There are a lot of good changes they made to the movie. For example, I think I like Peter better in the movies because I feel like he’s less dramatic and he is more caring.

The Hunger Games

Nothing can compare to the books, however, I think that they did a good job with the movies. They didn’t differ from the books a whole lot, and there are a few added parts in the movies that make them really good and worth watching.

The Lord of the Rings

Okay, if you’ve followed for a while you probably know that I’ve been trying to get through the Lord of the Rings book series for a while. It’s not that I don’t like the series. I think that it’s great and Tolkien was an amazing writer. But I just have a hard time getting through the books for some reason. I do plan to finish the series. I’m on the last book. I think that the movies are well made, and they really portray the books well, I think.

The Giver

When I was younger, my sister really liked this movie, and she’d watch it a lot. However, I just thought it was boring. A few years ago, though, I started getting more into it and understanding more about the themes and messages of the movie. Last year, I read the books, which were really good. I’d definitely recommend reading them. The movie was made really well, I think. It’s kind of weird having watched the movie first, then read the book, though. Also, I think that some of the other books in the series would make good movies.

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That’s it! Thanks to Lydia who gave me this idea! Definitely go check out her blog, which she recently started! She shares some amazing content!

Do you like watching the movie adaptions of books? What’s your favorite on this list? Are there any more you’d add? Are there any adaptions that have really disappointed you? I’d love to chat in the comments!

Also, can anyone recommend a good Pride and Prejudice movie? I know that they made a few, but I don’t know which one is the best. Please recommend one to me in the comments!

Thank you so much for reading! I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments! ❤️ Okay, well, have a good day and week! See y’all on Thursday! Bye!!

~ Rebekah


17 thoughts on “My Favorite Book to Movie Adaptions

  1. Ooh I like the Hunger Games, Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies! (And Harry Potter movies.) I was disappointed when I watched The Book Thief though… I generally like watching book to movie adaptations, but if they made ones of books close to my heart I would be nervous. I have had some bad experiences with them… Like I love the book There You’ll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones. They recently made a movie of it (called Finding You) and it was a HORRIBLE version. (I mean, the movie would have been okay in itself, but compared to the book? Uh-uh.) And the casting!! Who though Jedidiah Goodacre would make a good Beckett?! *sighs* And the Divergent books… They were okay, but the movie adaptations were… Well, whoever made the movies did a terrible job adapting. Anyway, enough ranting lol

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    1. Yeah, The Hunger Games and Lord of the Rings were made really well! I actually haven’t watched the Hobbit movies, because I want to read the book first, but I’m sure it’ll be good, too!
      I actually just looked up that book, There You’ll Find Me, to see what it was about, and I thought it sounded familiar…turns out I’ve actually watched the movie. I didn’t know it was a book! I think that the movie was pretty good, but I’m sure if I read the book first, it’d be a different story! 😄 Is the book a lot better than the movie?
      Yes, the Divergent movies were not my favorite, especially the third one. It was totally different from the book!
      Thanks for reading!!

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  2. Ooh, yeah, I liked the Hunger Games and the LOTR movie adaptations. (Can’t say that I’ve ever read the Lord of the Rings books though hehe. 🙊😂 Maybe someday.) I watched the Book Thief movie adaptation…I didn’t really love it. I mean, it was okay, but it kind of fell short of the book.

    I do like watching book-to-movie adaptations, though sometimes they end up falling wayyy short of the books…and other times they’re just kind of ehh. Sometimes it’s as though a movie that could have been (at least fairly) enjoyable had you not read the book is ruined when you know how much awesomer (prolly not a word 😂) the book was. Ya know? Oh, the struggles of being a reader XD.

    As for a good Pride and Prejudice movie adaptation…I’ve seen the 2005 version (the one starring Kiera Knightley) and I thought it was pretty good. It’s been a while since I’ve watched it though.

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    1. The Book Thief wasn’t my favorite movie on this list, but I still enjoyed it quite a bit. The book was still better, though!
      Yes, it is a real struggle! There are a few movies I’ve watched before knowing they were books, and then I read the book, and the movie just seems pretty bad compared to it. 😂 Also, I think that awesomer should be a word, if it’s not already. 😄
      I’ve heard that that Pride and Prejudice movie is pretty good! I’ll have to look it up to see if I can watch it somewhere! Thanks!

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