Top Ten Favorite Book-To-Film Adaptations

As always, Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: “Movie Freebie — top ten all time favorite movies, top ten foreign films, top ten rom-coms, top ten 90’s movies, top ten action flicks, top ten tear-jerkers, top ten movies your favorite actor/actress is in, top ten movies with PoC leads, etc. etc.)”

So of course, I’m doing my all-time favorite book-to-film adaptations. Post Scriptum. Book is better in most cases ;) Pictures kindly borrowed.

1 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Mr. Tumnus, the Faun: And what about you? You must be some kind of beardless dwarf? Lucy Pevensie: I’m not a dwarf! I’m a girl. And actually, I’m tallest in my class.

2. Harry Potter

Hagrid: You’re a wizard, Harry! Harry: I’m a what?

3. The Lord of the Rings

Aragorn: Gentlemen, we do not stop ’til nightfall. Pippin: What about breakfast? Aragorn: You’ve already had it. Pippin: We’ve had one, yes. What about second breakfast? [Aragorn turns and walks away] Merry: I don’t think he knows about second breakfast, Pip. Pippin: What about elevenses? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Dinner? Supper? He knows about them, doesn’t he? Merry: I wouldn’t count on it.

4. The Princess Bride

...Anyone want a peanut?
…Anyone want a peanut?

5. Jurassic Park

John Hammond: All major theme parks have delays. When they opened Disneyland in 1956, nothing worked! Dr. Ian Malcolm: Yeah, but, John, if The Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don’t eat the tourists.

6. V for Vendetta

Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof.

7. Howl’s Moving Castle

Old Sophie: All right Calcifer, let’s get cooking. Calcifer: I don’t cook! I’m a scary and powerful fire demon!

8. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

 

Of course you can! Everything in this room is eatable, even *I’m* eatable! But that is called “cannibalism,” my dear children, and is in fact frowned upon in most societies.

9. The Godfather

You talk about vengeance. Is vengeance going to bring your son back to you? Or my boy to me?

10. How to Train Your Dragon

This is Berk. It’s twelve days north of Hopeless and a few degrees south of Freezing to Death. It’s located solidly on the Meridian of Misery. My village. In a word? Sturdy. It’s been here for seven generations, but every single building is new. We have fishing, hunting, and a charming view of the sunsets. The only problems are the pests. You see, most places have mice or mosquitoes… We have…

I could do more…but let’s keep it in ten. What are your favorite book-to-movie adaptations?