Never judge a book by its movie.
For a book lover one of the most annoying things is when the movie adaptation of the book ruins the feel. But there are some enthralling books to movie adaptations that have won many hearts.
Read on to find some of our favorites. So the next time you make a plan of a movie marathon with friends, don’t forget to include these lovely and highly recommended books to movie adaptations.
- The Fault in Our Stars
A tear jerker, a heart touching love story, a masterpiece, you cannot miss TFIOS. Based on the book by John Green, the movie captures the essence and soul of the book.
Hazel Graze and Augustus Waters are redefining relationship goals. You need to watch the movie to see how! Keep tissues handy when watching this brilliant movie.
- The Silence of the Lambs
If this doesn’t send chills down your spine don’t know what will. The Silence of the Lambs is an eerie and ghoulish psychological thriller that’s based on the book by Thomas Harris.
Sir Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter is beyond words. You have to read the book to understand the intensity, and then watch the movie to see how a book comes to life. Certainly one of the most sought after book to movie adaptation.
- P.S I Love You
If you’re in the mood of a mushy romantic tale, then this is what you should be watching. Based on the book by Cecelia Ahern, it is one of the favorite love stories of many.
Emotional, heartwarming and liberating, P.S I Love you shows love and life in a new light. Watch it with your special someone or on a girls sleepover and you’ll enjoy it to bits.
Intense, hard hitting, and amazing, that’s how Room – both the book and the movie can be described. Written by Emma Donoghue, it’s a story of a young girl and her son held captive in a room.
You’ll need tissues handy for this one. But it’ll be all worth it. Brie Larson, the small boy steals the show and has given a marvelous performance.
- Gone Girl
Next in the list is Gone Girl. Read the book by Gillian Flyyn and then watch the movie for a superlative experience.
It is creepy and chilling. A thriller that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat! A great adaptation of the book, and amazing performances make Gone Girl a must watch.
- Message in a Bottle
Old world romance never dies. The movie is based on the novel by the same name by Nicholas Sparks. If you love romantic heart-touching stories, then you’ll surely love Message in a Bottle.
When Theresa finds a message in a bottle at the beach addressed from Garret to Catherine, she is intrigued and sets out to find Garret. What follows is a soul stirring journey that you shouldn’t miss. It is emotional and has the old world vintage charm.
- 7 Years in Tibet
One of Brad Pitt’s most intriguing and heart wrenching performances, 7 Years in Tibet is beyond brilliant.
It is an autobiographical drama based on the book by Heinrich Harrer. In the book Heinrich shares his experiences of being in Tibet for 7 years. He becomes the tutor of H.H 14th Dalai Lama, who is shown as a boy. The movie shows their beautiful friendship.
7 Years in Tibet is one of those movies that make you think about life a little deeper. A must watch.
- The Reader
The list will be incomplete if The Reader isn’t included. A beautiful story and power packed performance by the immaculate Kate Winslet are the highlights of the movie.
It is such a flawless adaptation of the book, so as book lovers you’d thoroughly enjoy this intense and thought provoking masterpiece.
- The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseni is known to weave magic through his words. The movie is based on the novel by Khaled Hosseni. It is emotional and exponentially beautiful.
Set in war torn Afghanistan, the movie touched all the right chords of the heart. Majority of the film’s dialogues are in Dari, and some scenes are in English and Urdu. But for an epic movie like this language can never be a barrier.
Watch it to know what emotions are all about and how there is a world which we don’t want to even think about. For this you’ll need a lot of tissues!
- The Perks of being a Wallflower
Last on the list of our favorite book to movie adaptations is The Perks of being a Wallflower. It is a comedy drama film based on the book by Stephen Chbosky.
Mental health and struggling teenagers are the essence of the book. It is the story of Charlie who suffers from depression and is trying to get back to life.
Emma Watson, Erza Miller, and Logan Lerman have given brilliant performances. Every detail of the book is captured so well in the movie that it sets you on a journey of appreciation and introspection.
So these were some of our favourite book to movie adaptations. If you have some recommendations, do leave them in the comments section below.