FRIHOSTFORUMSSEARCHFAQTOSBLOGSCOMPETITIONS
You are invited to Log in or Register a free Frihost Account!


Top 11 Movies That Are Better Than the Book





sierramultimedia
Found this video on Thatguywiththeglasses.com "Best of" Blog. Link below:

http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/blog/8905

What's your Top Movies That Are Better Than the Book?
Insanity
I can tell you that Harry Potter movies are way worse than the books.
Radar
...I'm not sure any are. In fact, I think in the case of every movie based on a book, the book is far better. Narnia, Lord of the Rings...can't comment on Harry Potter because I'm not a Harry Potter fan...Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by the far, 2001: A Space Odyssey insanely so.

The people who seem to think that the movie would be better tend to be the people who haven't actually read the book in question.
natilovesmike
I watched the video about the top 11 movies that are better than the book and I have to say it was nice and clever. I actually always say that I like books better than the movies but I never thought of the reverse and I can't think right now of a movie that I thought it was better than the movie. But I will definitely be paying attention that from now on!
ato784
In my optinion no movie is better than the book, since books go into much greater depths of character development that movies can not do, since it would cause movies to be boring and they have a time limit.
natilovesmike
Ok, I have been talking with my husband and I think I have at least one ...

In his opinion the james bond movies are way better than the books. I bought him the james bond collection for Christmas and after he watched them all he thought it might be interesting to read the books. So, even thought the books are way over priced I bought him the first three....he didn't even read the third, he thought the books did not describe the character as well, or that the james bond character was not as interesting as the movies depict him. He particularly liked the last two movies (Casino royal and live and let die). He extrapolated and thought that the rest were also going to be bad.

Then we thought that the movie Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy makes a very competitive case. The books are great...but the movie did a great job too...even though we don't think it quite surpasses the books...its close.
juezy
Probably black hawk down but i cant wait for the HALO movie to come out. Its going to be the most expensive movie ever made but its definatly going to be better than the books. HALO 3 RULES!!!
brokenadvice
juezy wrote:
Probably black hawk down but i cant wait for the HALO movie to come out. Its going to be the most expensive movie ever made but its definatly going to be better than the books. HALO 3 RULES!!!
Yeah, sorry that was scrapped a while ago. LOTR was amazing, I loved the books, but I thought the movies were just a little bit better.
hamza1122
uhh yeh i guess most of the action movies are better than the books like LOTR and James Bond but Harry Potter movies are always worse than the books. It ahs to be because the books always have a lot of action and imagination which you either can't practically put in a movie because it's too difficult or there's not enough time to put it in the movie.

The Harry Potter movies are still good though. Some of them.
hamza1122
uhh yeh i guess most of the action movies are better than the books like LOTR and James Bond but Harry Potter movies are always worse than the books. It ahs to be because the books always have a lot of action and imagination which you either can't practically put in a movie because it's too difficult or there's not enough time to put it in the movie.

The Harry Potter movies are still good though. Some of them.
bibol
I think many kids thinks that movies are better than books. But after you become older and can read a lot of things, it's really hard to find better movie than a book.
PleoMaster
I disagree the harry potter book was so much better than the actual movie.


In many of the movies they missed parts out which should of been put in and it would of led to better scenes, characters and better viewing.

Anyhow this is only my opinion.


I would say lenemy snickets series of unfortunate events movie was alot better than the book.
brokenadvice
hamza1122 wrote:


The Harry Potter movies are still good though. Some of them.


Yeah, they are pretty hit and miss. The latest "Half Blood Prince" was just ok in my opinion. It was good in some parts, but they destroyed others. There was about 5 minutes in the whole movie that dealt with the half blood prince. Plus (Spoiler alert I guess) when Dumbledore dies, it really makes Harry out to be a jerk by not helping him. It was just a little off I guess.
gohgoh
some of the harry potter movies are nothing like the book and half the stuff isnt in the movie and people who havent read them will know another story after the movie
but yeah, most of the action moves are better than the books Laughing
shiningwizard
The Lord of the Rings movies.

The Da Vinci Code.

Angels & Demons.
missdixy
Fight Club, definitely. The book was good but the movie was just awesome!
catscratches
The The Da Vinci Code movie was just horrid. The only movie I can think of are the Lord of the Rings-series. The books were crap, but the movies were ok.

The Harry Potter movies certainly aren't better than the books. Most of them are goddamn awful.

Oh, and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was an ok movie, but you can't even begin to compare it to the books.
Starrfoxx
I can't think of any movies that are better than the books. The only thing that comes to mind is maybe "Dune". It took me almost 3 months to read it, because it was hard to stay concentrated on it. But I will say that once I saw it, I had a better appreciation for the original movie that had Sting in it. The Dune mini-series wasn't too bad either. I think I enjoyed the original movie better, though. But that was only AFTER I had read the book. The first time I saw it was before I read the book, and I didn't like it as much.

Most other movies are horrible. I really do like the Harry Potter movies, but the books are much better. I liked Da Vinci Code, but haven't seen the movie. I really enjoyed the Percy Jackson series (although I'm not liking the 5th book as much), so I worry if the new movie coming out will be any good or not. Eragon was great as a book, but the movie ruined all the great things about the book.

Lord of the Rings was definitely excellent. I saw it before reading the books. The stuff missing from the books wasn't really essential to the movie, and the movie changed a few things to make it more interesting to watch while staying true to the spirit.

So, I would vote for Lord of the Rings. I couldn't come up with a list of 10 or 11 movies that are better than the book, though.
Vladalf
shiningwizard wrote:
The Lord of the Rings movies.

Are you kidding me? Better then the book? You should go see a doctor or better, try reading them.
~Vlad
Rajiev
As someone said, Most movies are worst than books. 2001 is the typical example.

Yet again, most people like to say that the movie is bad than the book for sake of saying.

aw, I not very much qualified to talk about this since i'm not much of a book reader :p
crimson_aria
same as Starrfoxx, I saw the Lord of the Rings movies before I read the book and it was so captivating that I fell in love with Tolkien. how he created such a story. and Peter Jackson for making such wonderful movies. I would not say that the Lord of the Rings movies are better than the book, but I can understand how some people might say that the films are better than the book. the movies are totally awesome and will probably remain as my favorite movie of all time. I guess some find the movies better because the movies were wonderfully done.

as for the list of movies better than the book, I can't think of any.
Rajiev
I havent read the King Kong Book.

But I dont think a film cant be better than this.

Anyone who has read the book and watched the film? could you pls comment on this?
jwellsy
Steven Kings Cujo, I hated the book because of all the inappropriate cuss words. The movie eliminated almost all of the swearing and was pretty scary. I liked the movie.
jjhawaii2009
i never watched a movie that was better than the book
welshsteve
I'll add my bit. The Shawshank Redmeption. I know it was only a short story by Stephen King, and it's good, but the film is awesome
paul_indo
I was about to say that I've never heard of a movie that was better than the book but as I just said my favourite movie is The Shawshank Redemption on the favourite movie post I will agree with welshsteve as the book couldn't possibly be better than the movie is, especially if it was only a short story.
Rajiev
how about a film that is the same as the book.

"The man from earth"

that film was like a story telling or reading the book alowed. I think the bidget was so low, that 90% of it is made out of the actor fees :p

Cheep movie, great story!
Tuvitor
Fight Club.

*shrug*

Can't think of anything else at the moment. I don't agree with the Lord of the Rings people, Tolkien's writing has always been a favorite staple of my literary habits and a large inspiration, however.
soljarag
the only book that i have "really" read was 1984 .. i forget how the movie went though.....
todabeat
404 page cannot be found
bloodrider
every book based films are worse than the books... not a single one is better.
Rajiev
bloodrider wrote:
every book based films are worse than the books... not a single one is better.


I think That is a huge generalization Smile
proyectosGT
Well, I would say that I dont think any movie better than book... But while I was reading previous posts, I could think only in LOTR saga and Hitchhiker Guide to Galaxy as candidates. Absolutely not agree with Harry Potter saga, James Bond saga and Dan Brown books like Angels and Demons and Da Vinci Code. Thats was so unreal movies and didnt follow the book.
gandalfthegrey
The link is dead. Sad How can we see this list of movies that is allegedly better than the original book?
Related topics
What is your favourite movie?
Harry Potter Prisioner of Azkaban
Robert Jordan
Harry Potter
The Final Theory - We humans know nothing?
should we have a game/competition of somthing in this forum
Pokémon
Directory top 11
Book vs. Movie
Post your top 10 movies of all time
Golden Compass
Directory Top 11 Websites?
Where do I post this: Directory Top 11 issue
TOP 2013 Movies
Reply to topic    Frihost Forum Index -> Sports and Entertainment -> Movies and Television

FRIHOST HOME | FAQ | TOS | ABOUT US | CONTACT US | SITE MAP
© 2005-2011 Frihost, forums powered by phpBB.