My 5 Favourite Book-to-Movie Adaptations #Connect 5 Friday

Hi guys, welcome! I am here with a new Connect 5 Friday post. For this Connect Five Friday post I have decided to talk about my favourite book-to-movie adaptations.

Connect Five Friday is a feature/link up hosted by Book Date. For this feature you will have to make a list of five books or things connected to books. There is no set topic, so you can make a list of any bookish things.

So let’s begin.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

This movie is based on a short story of the same name written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This movie is just remarkable. It is sometimes funny, sometimes heartwarming, but mostly heart breaking. This is one of the best movies I have ever seen.

Shutter Island

Next on my list is this thriller Shutter Island which is based on Dennis Lehane’s novel of the same. This movie kept me at the edge of my seat throughout with numerous twist and turns. But the best part of this movie was that twist near the end, my god! the best twist I have seen in any movie till date.

Beauty & The Beast

I love both the Beauty & The Beast movies, the animated one of 1991 and the recent one with Emma Watson. Both of them are awesome and I highly recommend them both.


Next on my list is a Bollywood book-to-movie adaptation which is based on Harinder Sikka’s 2008 novel Calling Sehmat. In this movie Sehmat is an Indian girl who marries into a Pakistani family of military officials to work as an Indian spy. It is such a awesome movie, it is full of suspense from start to end and there is also a bit of romance. All the actors, both side and main did a really great job in this movie. It has been over a year since I watched this movie, but I still remember it like I watched it yesterday, it had such an impact on me. Highly recommend it.

Harry Potter Series

I am one of those people who believe that Harry Potter books are better than the movies, but still these movies hold a very special place in my heart. I am not a re-reader so I have never re-read Harry Potter books, though I really want to someday, but I just feel guilty about rereading a book, when there are so many unread books on my shelf. Anyway this is a discussion for some other post. So coming back, as I am not a re-reader so the only way I can experience the magical world of Harry Potter and it’s great characters again and again is through the movies only. That is why till date I have watched the Harry Potter movies at least 10 times if not more and I will keep on watching them till I die.

What are your favourite book-to-movie adaptations?


13 thoughts on “My 5 Favourite Book-to-Movie Adaptations #Connect 5 Friday

    1. Me too, I also didn’t know that Benjamin Button was a book before watching the movie. I got to know about the book a long time afterwards through some movie adaptations recommendation list. I have heard the book ends quite differently from the movie.
      I also really loved The Martian. It is not one of my top 5 but definitely will be in my top 10.

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    1. Definitely adding Hunger Games to my Need to Watch List. Thank you for the recommendation, I am always looking for new adaptions to watch. But mostly I am just to scared because I feel that they might ruin the story.

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    1. I haven’t seen those but definitely adding them to my Need to watch list. Actually I have been wanting to watch Pride & Prejudice for a long time now, but I really loved the book when I read it last year so I am really scared what if they ruin it.


  1. Should read and watch the movies you mentioned !for me the most movie adaptations from the book is disappointed! The recent one is the lost husband by Katherine Center . I love the book ! They ruined it in a movie 😞

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    1. I haven’t watched that one, but I totally agree with you, sometimes the movie adaptations totally ruins the books. They change the story and sometimes they even change the characters and also leave out some very important characters. It is so very irritating. Movie adaptations are hit or miss for me, but even for the movies I absolutely love, I will always prefer the books.

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