Our Favorite Book-To-Movie Adaptations

By Emily Evans-Miller With Contributions by Jordan Latham
It’s not every day that you hear “the movie was better than the book.” As lovers of books, we asked around the office to see what favorite movies did their book counterparts justice, at least according to the Mascot Books staff. Check out the full list below:


Jess Cohn

Pride and Prejudice (2005) by Jane Austen  

Kate McDaniel

The 13th Warrior (1999) based on “Eaters of the Dead” by Michael Crichton

Scott Parker

The Godfather (1972) by Mario Puzo

Ben Simpson

The Shining (1980) by Stephen King


Kiley Garrett

Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas (1998) by Hunter S. Thompson  

Kristin Perry

The Arrival (2016) based on Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang

Susan Roberts

Lord Of the Rings (2001-2003) by J.R.R. Tolkien  

Nina Spahn

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) based on “The String of Pearls” short stories and the Broadway production


Rachel Sutton

It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010) by Ned Vizzini  

Daniel Wheatley

Blade Runner (1982) based on “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by Philip K. Dick  


Morgan Alessi

The Lorax (2012) by Dr. Seuss

Matt Gonsalves

Fight Club (1999) by Chuck Palahniuk

Ricky Frame

Holes (2003) by Louis Sachar

Jasmine White

Interview with a Vampire (1994) by Anne Rice


Chris Baker

The Exorcist (1973) by William Peter Blatty

Kevin Boston

The Princess Bride (1987) by William Goldman

Emily Evans-Miller

The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) by Alexandre Dumas

Jordan Latham

Ella Enchanted (2004) by Gail Carson Levine  

Will Oney

The Mist (2007) by Stephen King

Michelle Webber

The Girl on the Train (2016) by Paula Hawkins


Melissa Chenoweth

Gone with the Wind (1939) by Margaret Mitchell

JQ Gillen

The Help (2011) by Kathryn Stockett  

Abby Simpson

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory (1971) based on “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl
What’s your favorite adaptation? We’d love to hear from you. Make sure you tweet @MascotBooks or comment on the Mascot Books Facebook and let us know!

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