Top Ten Tuesday
Books Made Into Movies
Most of the time the book is always better than the movie. It's just a fact of life. The book gives so many more details usually and there is only so much you can do with a movie in an hour and a half. But these movies I am going to list while maybe not as good as the book, can be entertaining to watch. I'm shooting for 10 Christian fiction movies here. We will see how well I do.
1. Love Comes Softly Series
I really do like these movies. The first one varied a little from the books by making Missy older and I actually understand that. I really liked the first couple that they made but the last few weren't my favorites because they strayed so much from the books. Still this series is great to watch if you are looking for wholesome entertainment. But hey, give the books a shot too. You won't be sorry.
2. A Time to Dance
I LOVED this movie! To be fair I haven't read the book, but they did a fantastic job making this movie. It literally moved me to tears. I really should read this book!
3. The Last Sin Eater
Again I haven't read this book but I have several very reliable sources who say it is wonderful. It is on my TBR pile. I have however seen some of this movie and I was completely confused. I'm going to say read the book first if you are attempting to watch this one.
4. The Christmas Box/ Timepiece
I love these movies. They are some of my favorite movies to watch at Christmas. They are very well done and worth the watch. I haven't read the books (this is a book blog right? Ha!) but I know the movies are great.
5. Saving Sarah CainI loved this book! I wanted to like the movie just as much but I didn't like it much at all. It was one of those where they left out things that I felt were important and just really let me down. Read the book it's excellent!
6. The Chronicles of Narnia
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
So I loved this movie when I saw it. I loved how the Bible came to life thorough this movie. I haven't read the books but I know others who have and they enjoyed the movie also.
7. Like Dandelion Dust
I read this book. This was not my favorite Karen Kingsbury book anyway, but surprisingly the movie was still worse than the book. Having a recognizable cast didn't help this one for me.
8. The Bridge
I really liked this movie. But I waited until both parts came out before I watched it. Talk about an angry bunch when they split this one up a few Christmas's ago. Excellent movie and the book is on my TBR for Christmas this year.
9. The Shunning
I have been told that this is Beverly Lewis' best series, but I haven't read it yet. These movies were decent. I would love to read these books too. I actually have them in my TBR Pile as soon as I can get the third book. I do not like reading a series until I have them all.
10. The Passion of the Christ
Ok, so I was grasping at straws but this is about the Bible. The Bible is a book non-fiction, but still it. I loved this movie! Mel Gibson did an excellent job of portraying scripture in this movie while still keeping it very close to scripture. It's one of my all time favorite Bible based movies.
Whew! I made it. That was actually kind of tough. What did I miss? Do you agree with my thoughts on these movies? Do you have some to recommend that I didn't mention? Let me know in the comments.