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Adaptation

Best films adapted from books or stories

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In honor of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Nobel Prize in Literature this week, we want your most beloved film adaptations of novels or short stories. List the fictional stories that translated to the screen most brilliantly, whether they remained completely faithful or were artfully reimagined. Never let us go: tell us in your notes what made the adaptation so successful.

Most mentioned

  • Fight Club
  • The Shining
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Gone Girl
  • The Godfather
  • Blade Runner
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • No Country for Old Men
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Jurassic Park
  • Jaws
  • Arrival
  • American Psycho
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • The Princess Bride
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

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