July 9, 2013 • Cee • Lists

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we list our top tens! This week’s topic is “top ten best book-to-movie adaptations.” This was kind of hard for me at first because I have a poor memory in trying to remember which films were adapted from a book. But voila. I did it. These are my favorites!


Childhood favorite! Matilda was a girl I aspired to be. 


One of my favorite films of all times! Kathryn Merteuil was so fabulous. I was fascinated by her relationship with Sebastian Valmont. Also, I’m sooo into the whole “boo-hoo-fucked-up-rich-kids” trope. 


I’m not a big fan of the actual adaptations of the book since I find the story extremely boring, but Bridget Jones’s Diary was all I could ever want. Colin Firth and Hugh Grant? Talk about dreamy dudes! 


Tears, people. This book/film always leave me in tears. I love this film. It’s well acted, visually gorgeous, and heartbreaking.


 “As you wish.” Oh, farm boy Westley. He make my heart flutter.


Favorite Austen book ever. I love second chance romances. And I find Anne relatable. It broke my heart every time their glances lingered on each other. 


You can blame Lee Pace for making me love this film (and the book). I loved this book/film because 1. it had Lee Pace, 2. it’s set in my favorite time period, and 3. the portrayal of Miss Pettigrew and Delysia’s relationship.


Four words. Anne and Gilbert Blythe. *sigh*


Eek! What can I say? I swoon every time I watch this. I’m thankful that this mini-series exists because we get Richard Armitage’s wonderful baritone voice, muttering “Look back. Look back at me.” (I always get the shivers.)


A classic. Hannibal Lecter. Clarice Starling. Buffalo Bill. It may be creepy, but I loved it. 

What books/films are on your list? Link me up! 


10 Responses to “TOP TEN TUESDAY | Best Book-To-Movie Adaptations”

  1. Ahh how did I forget Atonement! Great book, and I loved the film too. I have Matilda and Bridget Jones’ Diary on my list, too! I really liked the film of Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, but I haven’t read the book – I actually picked it up in the library a couple of weeks ago, but ended up choosing something else instead.

  2. I have only read/watched Matilda and enjoyed it a lot. Will have to reread it since it’s been ages from the first read.

    My TTT

  3. Rory says:

    I LOVE the adaptations of Persuasion, North and South, and Atonement. I had completely forgotten about Cruel Intentions, even though I included Clueless on my list.

    I still have to see Anne of Green Gables, but I did like Silence of the Lambs (I haven’t read the book though).

  4. I just re-watched Silence of the Lambs the other day. I’ve seen it a dozen times, but it had been a while. So creepy. Bridget Jones is a great adaptation–of both P&P and the book Bridget Jones. I haven’t read The Princess Bride, but I adore that movie. Great list!

  5. Oh, I know most of these! Matilda is by far my favorite though <3 And I still haven't read or watched The Princess Bride! I have to remedy that soon.

  6. We had some of the same titles! I also had Matilda and The Princess Bride on my list! Want to see Bridget Jones, Anne of Green Gables and Persuasion. Here’s my TTT please check it out!

  7. Nikki says:

    I haven’t read many of these, with the exceptions of Matilda and Princess Bride, which I totally love.

    And I just realized – you can look at the 20th Anniversary edition of Princess Bride right-side-up or upside-down, and the words read perfectly either way. O_O Mind = blown. lol

  8. Merin says:

    Oh, man, I love Cruel Intentions! That was one of my favorite films as a teen and it’s been far too long since I’ve watched it. I should rectify that!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

    ~Merin @ Read and Reviewed~

  9. I need to watch Cruel Intentions as well as The Silence of the Lambs. Ugh, I suck at this. I’d just rather read more LOL.

  10. “Boo hoo fucked-up rick kids.” LOL – I’m a sucker for these books and films, too.

    I haven’t read The Silence of the Lambs, but the film was SO amazing. I wonder if the book is as good.

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