If you’re an avid book reader like I am, then you probably look for the movies that are just as good as the book you read. Some movie makers do a fabulous job at recreating the book in a whole new way or even follow the plot word for word. Although we all love when the movie follows the book, sometimes the movies that are just as good as the book take on a different view of the book or focus more on a specific part while leaving out other parts. Either way, in the movies I'm including, the movie makers did a wonderful job of capturing the most important aspects of the books and the resulting movies were overall just as interesting and creative as the book, itself.
1. The Hobbit
The Hobbit, a fantasy novel by J. R. R. Tolkien, is a classic adventure tale that follows the lovable and rather strange looking Bilbo Baggins who is indeed “The Hobbit.” Tolkien wrote with a creative yet humorous touch on every page which was mirrored in the awe-striking movie, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, directed by Peter Jackson, released in 2012. I remember as I sat in the movie theater late at night how much of the movie I remembered reading in the book and how similar the director’s interpretation was compared to my own. I especially loved how Jackson included the sleepy song the dwarves sing before they leave for their journey. Overall, this is definitely one of the best movies that are just as good as the book!