TV Shows and Movies, That Dare We Say, Are Better Than The Book

Most of us have probably been binging a series or movie at some point, just to inevitably hear someone proclaim: ‘it’s not as good as the book’ and we get it because 99% of the time, that’s totally us. But on a very rare occasion, we’ve found the series or movie so much better, and while it hurts us to admit, we compiled a list of shows and movies that you could skip reading and just stream instead.

Little Fires Everywhere

Okay, don’t get us wrong, this book is pretty good, but it takes some commitment. If you can make it over halfway through the book, the rest is smooth sailing and turns into quite the page-turner, but the show? Chef’s kiss. This series is cast perfectly and there’s something about this story coming to life that just gives it so much more depth.

Forrest Gump

Okay, just trust us on this one if you’ve read the book already. The book and the movie are vastly different in the best possible way; Tom Hanks will make you fall in love with Forrest, and the emotion is portrayed so much more real and raw on the big screen.

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The Handmaid’s Tale

Okay, just trust us on this one if you’ve read the book already. The book and the movie are vastly different in the best possible way; Tom Hanks will make you fall in love with Forrest, and the emotion is portrayed so much more real and raw on the big screen.

The Silence of the Lambs

Again, don’t get us wrong, this is quite the page-turner, but the movie? Chilling. And sure, Anthony Hopkins gets a lot of recognition for his character, as he should, but Jodie Foster received an Oscar for her performance in this film, so yeah, it was a pretty big deal all around. A great movie to watch if you want to be seriously disturbed.

Crazy Rich Asians

Talk about a film that’s aesthetically pleasing from the very start. The book is an easy read and a fun story to get into, but the movie is simply stunning. We’re book lovers through and through, but sometimes, certain storylines are best left to the magic of movies.

Sharp Objects

Okay, we may be exaggerating a little bit if we say the show is BETTER than the book, but it does bring this oh-so-dramatic story to life and give you that impending feeling of doom and despair right along with the main character Camille Pracker, played by Amy Adams. Let the record show, we do highly recommend the book as well. 

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