There have been a number of widely successful films that were based on beloved books. Not only do they have a built-in fan base, but they allow filmmakers to bring out elements in the story that don’t shine as vibrantly on paper. This can take the form of bringing unique world building elements to life or exploring side characters that didn’t have the room to get fully fleshed out in the book.
There are some stories that are better consumed in novel form. Here are 20 book-to-movie adaptations that should’ve stayed on paper.