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Some Films Are Better Than The Original Books Vue’s Research Finds

It’s not a popular opinion to voice that some films are just so much better than the books Harry Potter.

If you think this, you are not alone. A poll of 2000 adults from Vue, found that some much loved books were brought to life more successfully by movies than the original author.

If you are one of those sourpusses that think this is a literary crime, then rest assured that some 60 per cent of those who saw the film first then went on to read the original story.

The twenty film adaptations which people found better than the original book were found to be:

The Wizard of Oz
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory (1971 film)
Mary Poppins
Jurassic Park
Forrest Gump
Bridget Jones’ Diary
Silence of the Lambs
The Godfather
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
The Hobbit
Devil Wears Prada
The Polar Express
The Great Gatsby



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