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I think most people (or readers, I suppose) would agree, usually, the book is better than the movie. But if I've read the book, I want to see the movie. Even if it'll probably be really bad or completely ridiculous. I can't help it. So, without further ado, here are a few based-on-a-book movies I still need to watch.
The BFG, based on the Roald Dahl book: I remember reading this book back in elementary school (though I don't remember much of the actual story...), and I'm always up for a bit of nostalgia.
The Choice, based on the Nicholas Sparks book: I love a good romance, and while plenty of people would argue whether books by Nicholas Sparks really qualify as "good romance," I try not to skip any of his books or movies. Though, clearly, I'm a bit behind...
The 5th Wave, based on the Rick Yancey book: I don't read many books about alien invasions, so this one fascinated me. And I'm so intrigued to see how the action plays out on a screen.
The Light Between Oceans, based on the M.L. Stedman book: I liked this book well enough, but I think a stronger motivation for me wanting to see this movie is the main actors. I've really liked them in other movies I've seen, so I'm eager to see what they bring to this book's characters and emotional, dramatic story.
The Longest Ride, based on the Nicholas Sparks book: Of course, another Nicholas Sparks romance. This is one of my favorites by him, so I really should have watched it by now...
Me Before You, based on the Jojo Moyes book: This book made me laugh and cry and think, and I loved it. I just have to see how the story works as a movie. Plus, Sam Claflin.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, based on the Ransom Riggs book: Okay, so I haven't actually read this book yet. But I've heard sooo many good things about it, and I'm hoping to read it really soon (before seeing the movie, of course).
Room, based on the Emma Donoghue book: I heard so much hype about this darkly imaginative book-and-movie combination that I finally read the book earlier this year. I really liked it, so now, I obviously need to watch the movie.
A Series of Unfortunate Events, based on the Lemony Snicket series: So, this is technically a series (releasing on Netflix in January 2017!), but still, I can't wait to watch it. I'm reading through the series right now, and I just love the opinionated narrator and the poor, poor Baudelaire orphans...
Now, a bonus. A couple based-on-a-book movies I actually watch recently...
The Mistletoe Promise, because of The Mistletoe Inn: I haven't read The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans, but it's referenced in The Mistletoe Inn, which I did read, so I still had to watch it. My first official Hallmark Channel movie of the season, it's a cute and entertaining contractual romance.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, because of Pride and Prejudice: Well, I love Pride and Prejudice, so I couldn't resist finally watching this ridiculous but entertaining twist on the classic tale—and just in time for Halloween, too. I did have my doubts starting it, but it ended up being a lot of dark fun. Plus, I really loved how Matt Smith played Mr. Collins. (I don't think I'll ever actually read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies though.)
What movies have you watched because of a book?