Here is Sara’s List of Great Film Adaptations:


The Silence of the Lambs

These movies are not a list of her top 10 favorites, but 10 movies she felt were great reflections of the books they were based on. For instance, they might have translated the feel of the novel or stayed very close to the authors vision.

Feel free to share your favorites.

(in no particular order)

1. Silence of the Lambs (almost verbatim)

2. Stand By Me

3. Lord of the Rings (all three)

4. The Color Purple

5. Rebecca

6. The Shawshank Redemption

7. The Outsiders

8. To Kill a Mockingbird

9. Misery

10. Carrie

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A dreamer, a writer, a critic, an avid reader and the endless seeker of enlightenment through education. Basically, that translates to a girl who loves to read and discusses what she is reading and writing with anyone who will listen so that she doesn’t have to think about her obscenely large student loan debt. She holds a BA in pre-law, a Masters from Northeastern University in Communication Management with a focus in Social Media Marketing and Personal Branding and is currently working on an MFA in creative writing, but believes she has learned the most from writing…lots and lots of writing. She is also the owner of the literary and lifestyle business marketing an management firm, Voir Media Group.
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  • iratiriver

    Good list. Funny that almost half are Stephen King stories. I’d probably include Pet Sematary too. Fight Club, as well, even though they did change the ending.

    • 2 Gliterary Girls

      When I compiled this list there were so many great movies adapted from novels (Fight Club is one of my favorites, but sadly I didn’t read the book) but I only wanted to list ones that I had read and that were really outstanding adaptations. I think I might make a second list, because there are many that I left off. My writing partner Danae is also going to post her list soon. (Maybe I will theme my next one)

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