More often than naught, movies based on books that leave us terribly disappointed. However, there are are few gems that actually got it right. These are my picks. What are yours?
1. Shawshank Redemption:
“No good thing ever dies.” Enough said.
2. The Godfather:
A classic, without question.
3. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy:
These movies would never have done the books justice if they’d been made when the books came out. We really needed today’s technology.
4. Forrest Gump:
Movies are like a box of chocolates… you’ll never know what you’ll get, but this one was my favorite kind.
5. The Silence of the Lambs:
If the book didn’t manage to creep you out, this movie certainly will!
6. To Kill a Mockingbird:
Love the book. Love the movie.
7. Gone With the Wind:
Still the highest grossing movie of all time and has made around 3 billion dollars—if you take inflation into account.
8. The Green Mile:
Such a powerful movie.
9. The Wizard of Oz:
One of the first movies to ever be in color, it definitely lived up to the book.