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    21 More Movies That People Say Are Just Plain Better Than The Books They Were Based On

    Listen — it's rare, but it happens.

    A little while back, we took a look at a viral Reddit thread that asked, "What MOVIE was better than the BOOK?" and people's controversial responses sparked even MORE interesting answers from our BuzzFeed Community. So here are just a few more films people believe outdid the books they were based on:

    1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

    2. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

    3. Practical Magic (1998)

    4. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

    5. The Book Thief (2013)

    6. Atonement (2007)

    7. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

    8. Carrie (1976)

    9. The Martian (2015)

    10. The House with a Clock in its Walls (2018)

    11. L.A. Confidential (1997)

    12. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

    13. The Firm (1993)

    14. Divergent (2014)

    15. Shutter Island (2010)

    16. Gone Girl (2014)

    17. The Maze Runner (2014)

    18. V for Vendetta (2005)

    19. Bird Box (2018)

    20. The Virgin Suicides (1999)

    21. And finally, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

    Now it's your turn! What's one movie that — in your opinion — is far better than the book it's based on? Share your pick and reasoning in the comments below!

    Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.