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5 Book-To-Movie Adaptations That Are Surprisingly Accurate

The live-action portrayal of famous novels to the big screen has been a long-time running tradition of the entertainment industry. For most book-to-movie adaptations, writers usually make small changes or deviate entirely from the main plot. But for some, they prefer sticking to the original story to give justice to its material source.

Loyal fans of the books and movies will definitely pay attention to the littlest details. This is why directors and scriptwriters alike make sure to deliver an entertaining film without compromising its true nature. Without further ado, here are some of the most accurate movie adaptations:

The Lord Of The Rings

LOTR book-to-movie-adaptations

Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning film brought a whole new fantasy realm that changed the world of cinematography. From the stunning locations, beautiful costumes, and spectacular cast, The Lord of the Rings remains to be a classic tale that has been passed on from one generation to another.

The film perfectly incorporated the minute yet significant details of the Middle Earth to the big screen. Overall, this epic fantasy is always a delight to watch and come back to every now and then.

The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe

The Chronicles of Narnia

Based on C. S. Lewis’s children’s fantasy novel, The Chronicles of Narnia follows the journey of four Pevensie siblings as they discover and navigate the world of Narnia. It is a magical realm where they will find themselves thrown in on an adventure of a lifetime.

The movie received great reviews and the actors’ performances are phenomenal. It has the perfect combination of dark and light elements representing the power of good and evil. Like The Lord of the Rings, this fantasy film is a classic audience’s favorite.

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet books-to-movie-adaptations

The famous Shakespeare play has had several book-to-movie adaptations with each director’s own touch to it. Apparently, the one with Leonardo DiCaprio remains to be the most familiar to audiences both the older and the younger generation. But, there’s also the 2013 version with Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth which is surprisingly good.

The modern version of Romeo and Juliet captures the beauty of the Elizabethan drama, with its Shakespearean language preserved in the script. Both the actors’ performances were outstanding and memorable.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Bram Stoker's Dracula

The modern live-action films portraying the famed gothic monster Dracula can never beat the classic film by Francis Ford Coppola. Based on the novel by Bram Stoker, Dracula is known to be one of the most celebrated characters in the world of horror fiction.

The entire cast gave justice to their own characters. Despite it becoming a romantic love story, the elements of spook and terror are still omnipresent in the movie.

Shutter Island

Shutter Island

In this psychological suspense thriller, we follow the story of U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels as he navigates the fortress-like asylum situated on a remote island. A lot of terrible things happen within the walls of the hospital and it is up to him to face his own fears and discover the truth about himself.

While this is a work of fiction, the film definitely gave justice to the book and portrayed mental illness and how it is viewed by the public in the most accurate way possible.

Written by Ariane Cruz