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10 films adapted from best-selling novels, better than the original?

In your opinion, what is the best film adapted from a novel? Jaka has several films that Jaka thinks are worthy for you to watch!

Inspiration for a film comes from various media. Some are from comics, some are purely made by script writers, some are adapted from novels best seller.

Well, let's look at it, there are actually a lot of films based on novels, gang! Some of them are even better than the original novel version.

Therefore, this time Jaka wants to talk about The 10 best films based on novels best seller for you to watch while relaxing!

Movies Adapted from Novels

The films from the novels on this list are quite varied. Some are serialized and all of them are filmed, some are just taking the characters with their own developed stories.

To be sure, these films will always be compared to the novel version. Some are better, but some are considered quite disappointing.

So, what films will Jaka give you?

1. Divergent

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The first movie on this list is Divergent who raised the concept dystopian Sci-Fi and post-apocalyptic where humans are divided into classes according to their personality.

The main character of this novel, Beatrice Prior, is a Divergent with some personality that made him unable to get into any class.

Divergent is based on a novel of the same name by Veronica Roth which was released in 2011.

This film itself has 2 follow-up films with the same title from the novel, namely Insurgent and Allegiant.

2. Harry Potter

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If this one you must have heard because it is very popular. Especially if not Harry Potter work J.K. Rowling which is phenomenal.

Get ready to enter a wizarding world where a boy named Harry Potter is destined to fight against a noseless mighty foe, Voldemort.

The book, which has a total of 7 volumes of novels, was adapted into 8 film titles starring our idols such as Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, but not Rupert Grint. Hehehe...

Some people argue that the novel version is much better than the adapted version. What do you think, gang?

3. Maze Runner

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There are quite a lot of Sci-Fi themed novels that have been adapted to the big screen, especially the genre ones action. Maze Runner is one of them.

Maze Runner is adapted from a novel of the same name by James Dashner which was released in 2009.

Novels that are also genre thriller It tells the story of a man named Thomas, he wakes up to find himself in a rusty elevator that will lead him to a complicated maze.

Maze Runner has two sequel films, namely Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Maze Runner: The Death Cure.

The novel itself initially also consisted of 3 titles, before appearing two prequel novels which it is not yet known whether a film version will be made.

Other Movies . . .

4. Sherlock Holmes

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If asked who the most famous fictional detective is, the majority of us would certainly mention names Sherlock Holmes.

Detective essay Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The book is very popular, even his novels which consist of 4 novels and 5 collections of short stories are selling well until now.

This novel has been adapted into a film several times. The most famous is of course the version of Sherlock, played by Tony Stark, uh I mean Jaka Robert Downey Jr.

The film itself consists of two films, namely Sherlock Holmes which was released in 2009 and its sequel A Game of Shadows in 2011.

Robert's version of Sherlock is always compared to the version of Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch. Which one do you prefer?

5. The Da Vinci Code

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Lots of novels And brown which was adapted into a novel. One of the most famous and phenomenal is The Da Vinci Code.

Played by a number of well-known actors such as Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, and Ian McKellen, the film itself managed to attract the attention of a number of mystery film fans.

This film itself is the first series of characters Robert Langdon, a professor from Harvard University, played by Hanks.

There are a number of controversies caused by this film, one of which is because it inserts many conspiracy theories such as the Illuminati.

6. The Fault in Our Stars

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Not only Sci-Fi genre novels, romantic novels are also often made into a film, one of which is The Fault in Our Stars.

This film is based on a novel best seller same title written by John Green. The story that is owned will definitely make you feel touched, gang!

So, there is someone named Hazel Grace Lancaster diagnosed with cancer. Once, he was forced by his parents to attend some kind of gathering of fellow sufferers.

There, he met Augustus Waters, another cancer patient who managed to make him fall in love.

This film will take you to their very touching love story, gang. Anyway, you have to watch it!

7. The Hunger Games

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Next there is The Hunger Games, a film tetralogy adapted from a trilogy of novels, written by Suzanne Collins in 2008.

After The Hunger Games, a sequel was released with the title Catching Fire and Mockingjay which is divided into two parts.

The background of this film is the future in the country of Panem, where each district must send several teenagers as a kind of tribute to compete in The Hunger Games.

Don't imagine the competition that takes place like a sports competition, because the battles that take place here make the participants between life and death.

In fact, it can be likened to a real battle royale with real humans, gangs. How cruel!

8. The Lord of the Rings

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Based on the legendary novel series by J. R. R. Tolkien, trilogy The Lord of the Rings considered one of the best films of all time.

We can see this from the awards they have received. They won 17 out of 30 nominations Academy Awards!

Therefore, it is not wrong if some people think that the film version is better than the novel version.

We will be transported to a fictional world called Middle-earth which is actually located in New Zealand, so that the country gets massive tourist destination promotion.

The main characters such as Frodo, Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, Sam, and many more have one mission, destroying the One Ring to destroy Sauron.

9. The Notebook

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The Notebook is a drama film released in 2004, where the film was adapted from the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks.

This film tells the story of a pair of lovers played by Ryan Gosling and Rachel MacAdams with a setting in the 1940s.

One of the highlights of this film is the story that an old man tells his fellow nursing home residents.

10. Twilight

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The last movie on this list is a series Twilight adapted from the novel best seller work Stephenie Meyer.

This film is a combination of films romance and fantasy, as we shall see Bella Swan played by Kristen Stewart fall in love with a vampire.

You must know, right, who became a vampire? Yups, he is Edward Cullen played by Robert Pattinson.

The novel itself consists of 4 titles, namely: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Down which is split into two parts in the film version.

Many think the novel version is much better than the adapted version.

That's the list film adapted from novel which according to Jaka is the best, both in terms of quality and income that has been successfully obtained.

For those who don't read the novels, maybe the films will look fine with satisfactory quality.

But for the readers of the novel, there will always be comparisons between the scenes in the film and those in their imaginations.

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