Best Adaptations of Beloved (to Me) Source Materials

Books are the best. They just are. Hollywood knows this and so it tries to capitalize on that by adapting the page to screen, but it so often fails. And fails miserably. On occasion though, it manages to succeed. Here are my favorite successes.

The Golden Compass

His Dark Materials

Good Omens

Good Omens





The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings, the Fellowship of the Ring

Fruits Basket

Fruits basket

The Cuckoo's Calling

C. B. Strike

Pride and Prejudice