Movies based on classic novels often get criticized for not being as good as the books, but there are plenty of movies that are just as good as classic books. If you don't have the time or desire to read old English, but are dying to know what all the hullabaloo is about a certain story, you shouldn’t feel guilty watching movies based on classic novels. But not all movies are created equal. Some films stay true to classic plots and are performed better than other films. Here are a few of my favorite films based on some of my favorite books!
1. Pride & Prejudice
Jane Austen’s novels helped define Victorian literature. Perhaps her most well-known novel is Pride and Prejudice, featuring the immortalized characters Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. In my opinion, the best rendition of Pride and Prejudice to hit the big screen yet has been the version directed by Joe Wright, starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen. Austen fans will always debate which cast did the best job with Pride and Predjudice, but as far as movies based on classic novels go, this has to be one of the best!