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Which Movie Adaptation Was Better Than The Book It Was Based On?

Which novel was just made for the big screen?

Everybody knows that there are some pretty terrible book-to-movie adaptations which inspire rage on a regular basis.

Paramount Pictures

However, sometimes there are exceptions where the movie adaptation of a book is actually better than the original.

New Line Cinema

It could be the way the movie streamlines the novel, cutting away extra plotpoints and characters, like The Silence of the Lambs.

Orion Pictures

It could be a book where the plot lends itself perfectly to the screen, like Lord of the Rings.

New Line Cinema

Or it could be a movie so iconic that it's easy to forget it originated from a book, like The Devil Wears Prada.

20th Century Fox

Whatever it may be, tell us the movie adaptation that you think is better than the book, and the reason why, using the Dropbox below. The best responses will feature in a BuzzFeed Community post.