best movie and books to me is the
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
If you're looking for a light and easy read perfect for a day at the beach, pick up "Crazy Rich Asians." Follow Rachel Chu as she spends the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend and what she envisions as his humble family. Instead she's in for private planes, nosy relatives, and navigating both old and new money.
I think the miniseries version of Le Carre's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is one of the best adaptations of a book I've ever seen. It varied very little from the plot, and Alec Guinness was made for the role of George Smiley. It even had my heart-throb Patrick Stewart (when he was a relative unknown) in an non-speaking(!) role.
I'm currently reading Smiley's People and looking forward to seeing the adaptation of that one.
Now, the more recent movie version of Tinker Tailor with Gary Oldman was a complete abomination.
In looking through this thread I don't think I see Nabokov's Lolita mentioned. In which case, I will.
It is a powerful book, or not, depending on your tastes.
And opinions may, and do, differ about the fidelity to the book of the different movie adaptations which have been made.
Peter Seller's version is way wide, for example.
But I think Nabokov's novel is definitely worth reading, and any of the adaptations are worth seeing.
Each is unforgettable, and reading/seeing the whole bundle is a great total experience.
If Lolita is not to your taste, then I was definitely moved by Saving Private Ryan, from among the others mentioned here..
And, of course there is always GWTW.
Jeremy Irons was perfect as Humbert. Plus his version was far closer to the book.
IMO, Peter Sellers ruined the part of Quilty.
The best and most inclusive version of Jane Eyre was the Timothy Dalton’s. But the first version with Orson Welles is pretty good, and of course Welles is wonderful. The last version made was a travesty, left out huge swaths of storyline. Ugh.