14 Times We Liked the Movie Better

My friends banded together to talk about the times we liked the movies better than the books! A controversial conversation? Maybe…


“The book was waaay better,” he said, pushing his glasses up his nose with his index finger.

We have all been that person. Many, many times. So it may be our unpopular opinion to share with you these handful of times that the contributors of BiblioSmiles truly preferred the film iteration of some seriously classic novels. Credit goes to Editor Danielle Villano, Ed Collins, Andrew Marinaccio, Samantha Yellin, and Kim Whitehead. Bonus points for guessing who wrote what.

pnpPride and Prejudice (2005) vs. Pride and Prejudice (1813)

This declaration will probably get a lot of hate because “Jane Austen is literary canon,” but if given the choice between reading the book again or watching the movie, gravitating towards the 2005 adaptation by Joe Wright is much more appealing. This atmospheric movie starring Keira Knightley as the headstrong Elizabeth Bennet and Matthew Macfadyen as the vain Mr. Darcy has all of…

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