10 Movies that were better than the books they adapted

Frederica Mathewes-Green on Film Adaptations on National Review Online

Comments on those I’ve read:

I enjoyed the Harry Potter books more than the movies in general, but she definitely could have used a better editor later in the series. Many of those books went on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on. And on.

The Lord of the Rings movies were better than the books, but I think that’s largely because battles scenes in movies are so cool.

Neither the movie or the book Wizard of Oz did much for me.

The novel The Princess Bride is really not that good. The movie is sooooo much better. The same lines that were hilarious in the movie didn’t cause a reaction when I read them in the book.