Your 10 Favorite Movies Based on Books

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Tis the season of big book-to-movie adaptations, so in our latest reader poll, we asked about your favorite adaptations. 715 Riot readers answered the call and listed 421 movies. For purposes of clarity, all mentions of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings were grouped together, as many readers did not specify whether they were referring to the whole series or a specific film within it. Check out the top 10 below, and see the full response count here.

Did your favorites make it? Any surprises?

1. The Harry Potter series (134 votes)

2. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (111)

3. To Kill a Mockingbird (98)

4. The Princess Bride (87)

5. Gone With the Wind (58)

6. The Shawshank Redemption (54)

7. The Hunger Games (43)

8. Pride and Prejudice (respondents did not specify which version) (39)*

9. The Godfather (38)

10. Fight Club (36)

*There were 21 votes specifically for the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice and 7 votes for the 1995 version.


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