Top Ten List: My Favorite Movies Based Upon A Novel

We’ve all heard, “Good movie, but the book is better.” Sometimes a great book makes a terrible movie. But once in a while, a great book has been made into a good movie, even though the book is still better. These are my favorite movies based upon really good books.

10.             The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957, dir. by David Lean), based upon the novel by Pierre Boulle, The Bridge On The River Kwai

9.       Master & Commander (2003, dir. by Peter Weir), based upon the novel by Patrick O’Brien, Master & Commander

8.       Dr. Strangelove (1964, dir. by Stanley Kubrick), based upon the novel by Peter George, Red Alert

7.       Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971, dir. by Mel Stuart), based upon the novel by Roald Dahl, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

6.       The Natural (1984, dir. by Barry Levison), based upon the novel by Bernard Malamud, The Natural

5.       Love In The Time Of Cholera (2007, dir. by Mike Newell), based upon the novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love In The Time Of Cholera

4.       No Country For Old Men (2007, dir. by Joel & Ethan Coen), based upon the novel by Cormac McCarthy, No Country For Old Men

3.       Psycho (1960, dir. by Alfred Hitchcock), based upon the novel by Robert Bloch, Psycho

2.       The Godfather (1972, dir. by Francis Ford Coppola), based upon the novel by Mario Puzo, The Godfather

1.       Doctor Zhivago (1965, dir. by David Lean), based upon the novel by Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

So what would you put on your list? Did I leave something off? What is on my list that you would not have on your list? Tell me what you think in the Comment section below.

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