UK Votes On Best Book-To-Film Adaptations

A good debate topic for cinephiles is the question of film adaptations, specifically the cinematic adaptations of a famous novel. The widely accepted rule is that the book is almost always better than the film, though there are some notable exceptions.

A new survey conducted of 2,000 movie going U.K. residents by The Guardian asked them what they consider the very best book-to-film adaptations to have been made to date. With series of films allowed to be suggested as a whole, there was one obvious clear winner with 32% of the vote – “Harry Potter”. Check out the Top 20 below:

1. The Harry Potter series (JK Rowling)
2. A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)
3. The Shawshank Redemption (Stephen King)
4. The Lord of the Rings saga (JRR Tolkien)
5. James Bond series (Ian Fleming)
6. The Bourne series (Robert Ludlum)
7. The Green Mile (Stephen King)
8. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl)
9. The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien)
10. Forrest Gump (Winston Groom)
11. Bridget Jones’s Diary series (Helen Fielding)
12. Jurassic Park (Michael Crichton)
13. The Chronicles of Narnia series (CS Lewis)
14. The Jungle Book (Rudyard Kipling)
15. The Godfather (Maria Puzo)
16. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Ken Kesey)
17. The Hunger Games trilogy (Suzanne Collins)
18. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
19. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
20. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Steig Larsson)