Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Best/Worst Movie Adaptations

hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

Best Movie Adaptations: 

1. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien 
2. Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
3. The Princess Bride by William Golding 
4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Keira Knightley edition)
5. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee 

Worst Movie Adaptations:

6. Inkheart by Corneilia Funke
7. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
8. The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
9. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo 

The In Between: 

10. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
11. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

I saw both of these when they first came out, way before I read either of these books.  I really enjoyed the movies. Now that I've read both books, I can appreciate how people would think they are terrible adaptations.  I can agree with them on that, but I still enjoy watching these movies every once in a while.  


  1. Both 'in between' were on my bad list, I was super disappointed with both and I will absolutely never watch Eragon again. Terrible movie, too bad the cast was good.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I loved Matthew McFadyen as Mr. Darcy. That is one of my favorite movies. I haven't seen Perk of Being a Wallflower yet. Great list.

  3. For me a surprising "like" was the movie Inkheart! Though I really loved the book and I saw them almost as separate stories.
    The Series of Unfortunate Events...creepy just like the book, but it was not a well made movies. They were squishing the whole series into one movie, weren't they?
    Oh! And I must say, Pride and Prejudice with Keira--an absolute favorite~
    Of Ka'u Hawanawana

  4. I love The Princess Bride! It is one of my all time favorite movies!
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