Which Movie And TV Adaptations Are Better Than The Books?

So we've all seen a movie/TV show adaptation that we hoped would do the book justice but just ended up making us feel a little meh :/.

  Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

But have you ever seen a really, really good adaptation that just blew your mind in the best way possible?


Like, maybe you read Little Fires Everywhere and didn't love it, but after watching Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington scream at each other onscreen, you completely changed your mind.

Kerry Washington in a black V-neck top and jeans, and Reese Witherspoon in a white polo shirt and blue high-waisted jeans, standing outdoors
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Or maybe you felt so-so about The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes book, but found that watching the Games play out onscreen was WAY more exciting and captivating.

A woman stands in the middle of an abandoned, crumbling building with other people spread throughout the space, facing away from the camera
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Maybe you've only seen the trailer for A Good Girl's Guide To Murder and have already decided this is the best TV adaptation you've ever seen.

A person faces a bulletin board covered with photos, notes, diagrams, and a "MISSING" poster for Alison Pilley. Text and images detail an investigation

Or perhaps you turned the TV adaptation of Normal People into your entire personality and have zero regrets about it!

Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal stand close, face-to-face, wearing school uniforms in an outdoor setting
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Whatever it is, we wanna know! Tell us which movie/TV adaptations are better than the books they're based on — and WHY you think that. The best responses will be included in a BuzzFeed Community post!