Thursday, February 19, 2009

Books are better than the movie- or are they?

--Our Lists--

Books better than the movie:
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Ghost World
All the Pretty Horses
War of the Worlds
Cold Mountain
The English Patient
Cider House Rules
Revolutionary Road
The Virgin Suicides
Slaughterhouse Five
Memoirs of a Geisha
The Golden Compass
The Reader
Thank You for Smoking
About a Boy
Breakfast of Champions
From Hell
The Punisher: Welcome Back Frank

Debatables (They were both equally good):
Fight Club
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Naked Lunch
Do Android's Dream of Electric Sheep?
Kite Runner
Grapes of Wrath
The Ring
Sin City
Harry Potter books

Movies better then the book:
No Country for Old Men (sorry Cormac!)
The Godfather books
Requiem for a Dream
Minority Report (short story)

Books that will be made into movies soon:
The Road
Time Traveller's Wife
The Watchmen
The Hobbit (live action)
The Lovely Bones
Where the Wild Things Are
My Sister's Keeper
Invisible Monsters
Blood Meridian
Cities of the Plain

I am always interested in hearing what others think - and their picks!


  1. Here's an interesting one: a book and movie that are both "must-read/must-see" and very different. Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer. My recommendation is definitely: see the movie first, which is wonderful. Read the book afterwards, equally wonderful, but completely unreproducible as a movie.

  2. I would totally agree with Kay!