Best Book Adaptations

Edited by jessica leon

By EW Staff

Every book adaptation has the potential to hit or miss. Here are a few of the best movies and series based on books.

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Little Women

Greta Gerwig's 2019 Little Women adaptation isn't the first, but it's the best. Gerwig's take on the classic tale tells the story in a new way. Plus, Florence Pugh, Timothée Chalamet, and Saoirse Ronan bring captivating, new energy to a story we all know.

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What's Love Got to Do With It

Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne's performances are must-sees. Between the movies and Tina Turner's book, I, Tina, fans get to see the rise of one of rock royalty's biggest stars. 

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Attonement, the book and the movie, brought out all the emotions. Is there anyone who can watch this without shedding a tear? Nothing will ever compare. 

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