When is the movie better than the book?
Rarely. Bad books aren’t usually made into movies!
#2 Didn’t like the book version of the Princess Bride as much as the movie, but #1 liked the book version more.
I guess there are several versions of Brewster’s Millions that are better than the original source material. There’s a lot of Gutenberg material out there that has extremely cringey racial/ethnic stereotypes which don’t make it into the movie versions (or at least not into the movie remakes).
Peter Pan is a much better movie– terrifying book. Similarly Pinocchio. Fox and the Hound. That era of Disney picked some pretty awful source material. Even Mary Poppins is dramatically different (though one can argue which version is better).
We’ve heard that 50 Shades of Grey was a better movie than book, but we’ve got no desire to watch either one(!)
Grumpy Nation, help Leah out, have you seen movies that were better than their books?