14 Overly Successful Adaptations That Completely Overshadowed Their Books!


People always say 'the book is better', but when you see these screen adaptations, your opinion will change! Here are the most successful movies and tv series adaptations


1. American Gods

Based on Neil Gaiman's novel, American Gods.

A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself "Wednesday" and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow's life and past.

IMDb: 8.1

2. Burning

Based on Haruki Murakami's short story, Barn Burning.

Jong-su, a part-time worker, bumps into Hae-mi while delivering, who used to live in the same neighborhood. Hae-mi asks him to look after her cat while she's on a trip to Africa. When Hae-mi comes back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met in Africa, to Jong-su. One day, Ben visits Jong-su's with Hae-mi and confesses his own secret hobby.

IMDb: 7.7

3. Ready Player One

Based on Ernest Cline's novel, Ready Player One.

When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.

IMDb: 7.6

4. Belle & Sebastian

Based on Cécile Aubry's novel, Belle and Sébastien.

A six-year-old boy and his dog look to foil a Nazi effort to capture French Resistance fighters.

IMDb: 6.9

5. Gone Girl

Based on Gillian Flynn's novel, Gone Girl.

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

IMDb: 8.1

6. It

Based on Stephen King's novel, It.

In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shapeshifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town.

IMDb: 7.4

7. Mindhunter

Based on John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker's book, Mindhunter.

Set in the late 1970s, two FBI agents are tasked with interviewing serial killers to solve open cases.

IMDb: 8.6

8. The Light Between Oceans

Based on M.L. Stedman's novel,The Light Between Oceans.

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat.

IMDb: 7.2

9. Adrift

Based on Susea McGearhart and Tami Ashcraft's book, Red Sky in Mourning: The True Story of a Woman’s Courage and Survival at Sea.

A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.

IMDb: 6.6

10. A Street Cat Named Bob

Based on James Bowen's book, A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life.

Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.

IMDb: 7.4

11. Altered Carbon

Based on Richard Morgan's novel, Altered Carbon.

Set in a future where consciousness is digitized and stored, a prisoner returns to life in a new body and must solve a mind-bending murder to win his freedom.

IMDb: 8.2

12. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Based on J.K. Rowling's book, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

IMDb: 7.4

13. My Life as a Zucchini

Based on Gilled Paris' book, Ma vie de Courgette.

After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home with other orphans his age where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love.

IMDb: 7.8

14. Mr. Mercedes

Based on Stephen King's novel, Mr. Mercedes.

Tells the story of a psychopathic killer who drives a stolen Mercedes into a crowd and a recently retired detective who tries to bring him down.

IMDb: 8.0

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