Following my top 10 kid movies from last time, here is my top 10 movies adapted from books.
I’m not saying these are the best adaptations in the sense that they are faithful to the book, but i just loved them, some even more than the books! I know blasphemy… Let me reassure you there is only one in that case.
And to be completely honest, there is one book i haven’t even read yet, i’m only judging the movie.
How many movies can you recognize in today’s illustration?
Fried Green Tomatoes / Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood / Cruel Intentions / The Perks of being a Wallflower / The Help / The Hours / The Lovely Bones / Never Let Me Go / The Secret Life of Bees / Peau d’Âne
I think this one is my favourite movie ever, not just in this categorie. It’s about women status, women empowerment, black people condition in America,…
Thank you mom for making me discover this movie!
« I don’t know what’s worse, church or jail. »
Here is the movie i prefered to the book, and i loved the book. But the movie takes on a particular dimension carried by all those wonderful actors. Maggie Smith played an old crazy alcoholic lady, need i say more?
« I can’t tell if that’s a scar or a wrinkle.
Yeah, that’s a wrinkle pal. There’s some scars behind your ears though.
Shut up, Caro. »
« She made me laugh. »
Here’s the only one i still haven’t read the book of. But it’s on my list.
« I dare you to kiss the prettiest girl in the room on the lips. And notice I charitably said girl and not person because let’s face it, I’d smoke all you bitches. »
This is about how white people didn’t want black people to put their butts on their toilets, more or less! Just kidding it’s amazing and so much more than that.
« You is kind. You is smart. You is important. »
If i had to pick one movie that totally distressed me, it would be this one (and maybe The Tree of Life). It turned me upside down. You know the kind of movie that leaves you with no words for long minutes after the end. Prepare the tissues.
« Would you be angry if I died? »
Reading the book, i couldn’t understand how it could ever be a movie because it’s unlike anything i’ve read and i just couldn’t picture it but then… Peter Jackson.♥
It’s about a family coping with their daughter’s murder (#notaspoiler) and the representation of a little girl’s after life. Saoirse Ronan is fan-tas-tic (as always).
« I wasn’t lost, or frozen, or gone… I was alive; I was alive in my own perfect world. »
This is absolutely not what i was expecting it to be, i hadn’t watch the trailer beforehand and i’m so glad i didn’t! I’d recommend you do the same if you want to be surprised.
« You have to know who you are, and what you are. It’s the only way to lead decent lives. »
This one is about a little girl who killed her mother when she was four (again #notaspoiler, opening scene) and lives in hell with her violent and resentful father.
« Miss August told me about you being here helping out. She didn’t mention anything about you being white.
Maybe she didn’t notice. »
I’m not sure if this movie is famous outside of France but it’s a must see in my opinion. It might look weird the first time, when you haven’t grown up watching it.
Here is a part of the song i sing every day to my son at nap time:
« Préparez votre
préparez votre pâte
dans une jatte
dans une jatte plate
et sans plus de discours
allumez votre four ! »
You can watch Catherine Deneuve sing it here.
I consciously omitted every Harry Potter and Hunger Games movies because let’s be honest they can’t compete with the originals.
What should i read next of which you loved the movie adaptation?