5 Best Movies adapted from Books

I’ve grown up reading books, loads of them (literally) so much so that I have a mini library  of my own at home, if you’re an avid reader too, you’d know for a fact that each book you read has a voice if its own, each piece of  literature stays with you for days even after you’ve finished reading. And that I think is the beauty of it.  

It is a Book lover’s dream comes true when their favorite piece of literature gets adapted into a movie, what can be better than your favorite ideas getting vision. Having said that, not all movies are able to do justice to the books their based on but we’re not here to talk about that.  Some Book-Based movies are sculpted out beautifully and leave a mark on you forever, let’s have a look at my favorite pieces of literature adapted into Movies 

#1 Pride and Prejudice  

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 This tale of love and values unfolds in the class-conscious England of the late 18th century. The five Bennet sisters – including strong-willed Elizabeth and young Lydia – have been raised by their mother with one purpose in life: finding a husband. When a wealthy bachelor takes up residence in a nearby mansion, the Bennets are abuzz. Amongst the man’s sophisticated circle of friends, surely there will be no shortage of suitors for the Bennet sisters. But when Elizabeth meets up with the handsome and – it would seem snobbish Mr. Darcy, the battle of the sexes is joined  

My favorite lines from the movie:  

“You have bewitched me, body and soul.. And I love… I love… I love you… I never wish to be parted from you this day on…” 

#2 Water for Elephants  

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Based on the acclaimed bestseller, Water for Elephants presents an unexpected romance in a uniquely compelling setting. Veterinary school student Jacob meets and falls in love with Marlena, a star performer in a circus of a bygone era. They discover beauty amidst the world of the Big Top, and come together through their compassion for a special elephant. Against all odds, including the wrath of Marlena’s charismatic but dangerous husband, August Jacob and Marlena find lifelong love.  

My favorite line from the movie:  

“I want her to melt into me, like butter on toast. I want to absorb her and walk around for the rest of my days with her encased in my skin. I want.”

#3 Silver linings Play book

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Life doesn’t always go according to plan. Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything — his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro) after spending eight months is a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat’s parents want is for him to get back on his feet-and to share their family’s obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. When Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he’ll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives.  

My favorite line from the movie:  

“The world will break your heart ten ways to Sunday. That’s guaranteed. I can’t begin to explain that. Or the craziness inside myself and everyone else. But guess what? Sunday’s my favorite day again. I think of what everyone did for me, and I feel like a very lucky guy.”

#4 The Devil Wears Prada

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Andrea is a small-town girl in her first job out of college, who tries to navigate the waters of the high-powered fashion magazine world, while surviving her impossibly demanding new boss, Miranda Priestly.  

My favorite lines from the movie:  

“Fashion is not about utility. An accessory is merely a piece of iconography used to express individual identity.”

#5 The Shawshank Redemption

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In 1946, a banker named Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is convicted of a double murder, even though he stubbornly proclaims his innocence. He’s sentenced to a life term at the Shawshank State Prison in Maine, where another lifer, Ellis “Red” Redding (Morgan Freeman), picks him as the new recruit most likely to crack under the pressure. The ugly realities of prison life are quickly introduced to Andy: a corrupt warden (Bob Gunton), sadistic guards led by Capt. Byron Hadley (Clancy Brown), and inmates who are little better than animals, willing to use rape or beatings to insure their dominance. But Andy does not crack: he has the hope of the truly innocent, which (together with his smarts) allow him to prevail behind bars. He uses his banking skills to win favor with the warden and the guards, doing the books for Norton’s illegal business schemes and keeping an eye on the investments of most of the prison staff. In exchange, he is able to improve the prison library and bring some dignity and respect back to many of the inmates, including Red.  

My favorite lines from the movie:  

“Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”   

 

The list is never ending so I mentioned my top 5. We at Lubuzine would love to know what is your favorite piece of literature that was made into a movie. Do share

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