Are there any instances (IYO) where a movie is JUST as good, or better than the book?

Joined Mar 13, 2004
I was so disappointed after I left seeing Angels and Demons last night....I read the book previously, and the movie was absolutely horrible.

The only movie/book combo that I have seen/read that met my expectations was Jurrasic Park....this is just me thinking quickly off the top of myhead...I'll see if I can think of anything else...

Joined May 1, 2006
The Godfather
The Shawshank Redemption
Blade Runner
The Shining
Jackie Brown
The Silence of the Lambs
A Clockwork Orange
To kill a Mockingbird
Joined Apr 24, 2003
Bridge to Terabithia is a good example. It followed the book pretty much all the way through.
Time to Kill is another good example. The only thing that bothered me was how they made Mississippi look like we can't afford air conditioners! LOL

For my own examples I choose:

The 5 People You Meet in Heaven
A Walk to Remember
The Green Mile
Joined Apr 7, 2008
never, because when you read, you create the ideal movie for yourself, which ur never gonna see on the screen
Joined Mar 15, 2006
Fight Club was a word for word transition from book to movie. give or take a few exceptions.
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