Top 10 Film Adaptations According To SourceFed
Based on a poll taken around the office today, here’s the top 10 favorite film adaptations in no particular order:
1. The Shawshank Redemption

The plot of the film centers around Andy Dufresne, a man framed and jailed for the cold-blooded murder of his wife and her lover. The film’s gorgeous score, beautiful cinematography, and limitless rewatchability is what lands it on this list. Brooks was here…..So was Red.
2. The Hunger Games

Based on the novels by Suzanne Collins, Hunger Games takes place in a dystopian future where the world is separated into districts. These districts offer up a tribute of a boy and girl to fight to the death in what is known as The Hunger Games, in recompense for attempting to overthrow the government.
Amazing costuming, skilled acting, and fantastic locations easily makes this a favorite.
3. Fight Club

I’d tell you about it, but it’s against the rules.
4. Jurassic Park

Although the adaptation is way less depressing than the original novel, Jurassic Park holds a special place in our hearts by being the first movie to ever make us truly terrified of a T-Rex actually coming to eat us.
5. Hook

The classic tale of Peter Pan retold with Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman as the principle characters delighted us as kids, and still does today.
6. Harry Potter

All of the films are included because the war between the Hunger Games crew and the Harry Potter crew began shortly after this list was created. The Twilight crew has stayed hidden, presumably because they knew they would have gotten picked off first.
Alliances aside, both the novels and the films were inspirational and important to millions of readers/viewers.
7. Blade Runner

While not the most faithful adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel, Blade Runner still stands as a behemoth of film that still has stories from the set passed around even today.
8. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Johnny Depp’s faithful recreation of Hunter S. Thompson combined with the trippy visuals dripping from this movie give us an insight into the author’s mind, and a world often unseen.
9. To Kill A Mockingbird

The controversial novel by Harper Lee opened the minds of millions to their own racism and the blatant racism they let happen around them. The book was banned in several states, and the film’s star Gregory Peck had to fight tooth and nail to get the movie made. Well done, sir, well done.
10. The Dark Knight

Heath Ledgers last full film left behind a true villain and the line “Why so serious?,” stuck in our heads. Ledger’s performance aside, the film is beautifully shot and the story masterfully done, landing it a solid spot on our list.
Honorable Mentions
The Great Gatsby, X-Men, 300, 1984, The Outsiders, The Prestige, Adaptation, The Shadow, The Phantom, Stand By Me, The Neverending Story, and Life of Pi
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What is your favorite film adaptation and why? Let us know in the comments down below!

Top 10 Film Adaptations According To SourceFed

Based on a poll taken around the office today, here’s the top 10 favorite film adaptations in no particular order:

1. The Shawshank Redemption

the_shawshank_redemption_catch_in_the_prison_yard

The plot of the film centers around Andy Dufresne, a man framed and jailed for the cold-blooded murder of his wife and her lover. The film’s gorgeous score, beautiful cinematography, and limitless rewatchability is what lands it on this list. Brooks was here…..So was Red.

2. The Hunger Games

the-hunger-games-movie

Based on the novels by Suzanne Collins, Hunger Games takes place in a dystopian future where the world is separated into districts. These districts offer up a tribute of a boy and girl to fight to the death in what is known as The Hunger Games, in recompense for attempting to overthrow the government.

Amazing costuming, skilled acting, and fantastic locations easily makes this a favorite.

3. Fight Club

Fight Club screen2

I’d tell you about it, but it’s against the rules.

4. Jurassic Park

jurassic-park-large-picture

Although the adaptation is way less depressing than the original novel, Jurassic Park holds a special place in our hearts by being the first movie to ever make us truly terrified of a T-Rex actually coming to eat us.

5. Hook

Hook

The classic tale of Peter Pan retold with Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman as the principle characters delighted us as kids, and still does today.

6. Harry Potter

Harry Potter Sorcerers Stone 1

All of the films are included because the war between the Hunger Games crew and the Harry Potter crew began shortly after this list was created. The Twilight crew has stayed hidden, presumably because they knew they would have gotten picked off first.

Alliances aside, both the novels and the films were inspirational and important to millions of readers/viewers.

7. Blade Runner

Blade-Runner

While not the most faithful adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel, Blade Runner still stands as a behemoth of film that still has stories from the set passed around even today.

8. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear-and-Loathing-in-Las-Vegas

Johnny Depp’s faithful recreation of Hunter S. Thompson combined with the trippy visuals dripping from this movie give us an insight into the author’s mind, and a world often unseen.

9. To Kill A Mockingbird

kill-mockingbird

The controversial novel by Harper Lee opened the minds of millions to their own racism and the blatant racism they let happen around them. The book was banned in several states, and the film’s star Gregory Peck had to fight tooth and nail to get the movie made. Well done, sir, well done.

10. The Dark Knight

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Heath Ledgers last full film left behind a true villain and the line “Why so serious?,” stuck in our heads. Ledger’s performance aside, the film is beautifully shot and the story masterfully done, landing it a solid spot on our list.

Honorable Mentions

The Great GatsbyX-Men3001984The OutsidersThe PrestigeAdaptationThe ShadowThe PhantomStand By MeThe Neverending Story, and Life of Pi

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What is your favorite film adaptation and why? Let us know in the comments down below!

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