Top Ten Tuesday Rewind

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish.  This week we can choose any top ten Tuesday topic from the past.  I thought it would be fun to list my Top Ten Book to Movie Adaptations.    These aren’t in any particular order.

1.  Stardust
I actually liked this movie more than the book.

2.  Pride and Prejudice
The BBC Mini-Series.  This is actually a TV series, but I figure it still counts.  Notice Colin Firth!!!

3.  Pride and Prejudice
The Keira Knightley version.  Although I don’t like this as much as the BBC version, I really like it.

4.  The Harry Potter Series
I think, overall, this was a great adaptation.

5.  Holes
I thought the movie adaptation of this book (by Louis Sachar) was fantastic!  And the young Shia LeBeouf was adorable.

6.  Seabiscuit
I love this story.  I am not at all into horse-racing, but this book and movie are fantastic.

7.  Matilda
I think this movie is a really good adaptation of the book by Roald Dahl (if you haven’t read this book, what are you waiting for?).  Plus, there is a musical in the U.K. of this book, and it won all sorts of awards.  I believe it is being brought to Broadway.  Yay!

8.  The Princess Bride
Umm . . . duh!

9.  Bridget Jones’s Diary
Colin Firth as a Mr. Darcy again!  The book is hilarious if you haven’t read it, BTW

10.  Anne of Green Gables
I watched this all the time when I was a kid.

What movie adaptations of books do you love?  What ones do you dislike?

About Quinn

I'm a twenty-something children's librarian at a public library in Central New York. I've long left my teen years behind me, but I love to read YA and children's books. I have two adorable dogs. Ginger is a mix between a poodle and havanese, and Daphne is Bichon Frise. Other things I love: Favorite Movie: Singing in the Rain Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Favorite TV Show: Monk
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22 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday Rewind

  1. I’d love to see the Matilda musical, it was a really big deal earlier this year so hopefully I will get chance at some point! I think the Harry Potter adaptations were well done, particularly given the length of the later books and the impossibility of putting absolutely everything into the films.

    • Quinn says:

      I want to see Matilda the musical so badly, too! Matilda is probably my favorite Roald Dahl book, but I haven’t read everything by him.

      I agree with you about the HP films. I think they were pretty well done given the length in all the books. Of course I love the books more, but the movies are good.

  2. Oh man, some childhood memories coming back to me here! Matilda? Anne of Green Gables? MY CHILDHOOD! I loved those things. Also, Harry Potter FTW!

    My TTT

  3. I totally agree there with you on Stardust! That movie is just awesome! And so was Pride and Prejudice the Keira Knightly version 😉 Great list! 😀

    Drop by my Top 10?

  4. I feel like I might have seen Stardust? Anyway, i’ve seen & read about half of these. Fun list!
    Here is my Top Ten!

  5. Anne says:

    Great picks. I will watch just about any movie with Colin Firth in it and I watched Anne of Green Gables all of the time when I was a kid too!

  6. I didn’t always love the HP movies; but that’s just me. Matilda was a superb adaptation for sure. I haven’t read Pride&Prejudice (more about that in my Top Ten Freebie ) but thought the movie was great. I didn’t actually enjoy Stardust the Movie…
    Great list 🙂

  7. Robin Moran says:

    I’ve so been meaning to get my hands on Bridget Jones’ Diary. I’m with you on Stardust. I read the book recently after seeing the film quite a few times and I found it really disappointing. The rare occasion where the film was better than the book!

    And of course The Princess Bride is a favourite! I grew up on that film. 🙂

    • Quinn says:

      Birdget Jones’s Diary is so funny, even if you have already seen the movies. The sequel is great too. Bridget’s interview with Colin Firth is hilarious!

      I read Stardust right before I saw the movie, but I enjoyed the movie so much more. Thanks for stopping by.

  8. OMG I love Bridget Jones Diary! They’re so funny 🙂 Great answers this week 🙂

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  9. I really liked The Harry Potter movie adaptations as well.

  10. Loved Matilda! Fantastic movie.

  11. Vyki says:

    Great list! I gotta say I liked the movie better than the book for Stardust as well! Here’s my TTT rewind : http://whatsontheshelf.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/top-ten-tuesday-15/

  12. Startdust, Matilda, Harry Potter & The brincess bride are definitely great movie adaptions! 😀

    http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.nl/2012/06/top-10-tuesday-13.html

  13. I totally love your list! I also liked the Stardust movie better than the book. I thought parts of Seabiscuit might have been a bit confusing if I had not read the book though as I had to give my father some background for him to understand something. Totally love Matilda too! And all three of the Pride and Prejudice adaptations 🙂 My sister and I did fictional crushes and I included an adaptation of it myself: http://mysistersbookshelf.com/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-fictional-crushes/

  14. Alison says:

    Totally agree with The Princess Bride. I think it’s one of the rare cases where the movie is better than the book!

  15. Booksmartie says:

    Actually, I think Harry Potter turned out great, too! I mean, the whole atmosphere is pretty much transported from the books to the movies and that’s something I don’t notice with movie adaptions often…

  16. Yare says:

    Matilda, Holes, and Harry Potter were brilliant adaptations. ^.^
    My TTT; http://booknookgirl.blogspot.com/2012/06/top-ten-tuesday-any-topic.html

  17. I definitely agree with you on all of these! I actually didn’t know that Stardust was a book, so I guess I’ll need to read that now, huh?

    Top Ten Tuesday

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