The private tutor sourcing Superprof site is out to woo geeks with some research. They’ve combined IMDB and Goodreads data to work out which sci-fi and fantasy books are popular, which have movie adaptations of which of those adaptations people actually liked!
Here are the charts!
Fantasy book-to-film adaptations
#1 Harry Potter (1 through to 7)
GoodReads: 9.46 | IMDB: 7.62
#2 The Lord of the Rings (1 through to 3)
GoodReads: 9.02 | IMDB: 8.86
#3 The Hunger Games
GoodReads: 8.64 | IMDB: 7.2
#4 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
GoodReads: 8.46 | IMDB: 7.2
#5 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (original)
GoodReads: 8.3 | IMDB: 7.8
Sci-fi book-to-film adaptations
#1 The Martian
GoodReads: 8.82 | IMDB: 8.0
#2 Dune (the original)
GoodReads: 8.5 | IMDB: 8.0
#3 2001: A Space Odyssey
GoodReads: 8.32 | IMDB: 8.3
#4 A Clockwork Orange
GoodReads: 8.0 | IMDB: 8.3
#5 Blade Runner
GoodReads: 8.18 | IMDB: 8.1
Superprof tutor Giles told the press;
We’ve seen some of the most successful books flop when it comes to film adaptations, so it’s really interesting to see which films held up to their original literature counterparts, while often trashy or disregarded books can be turned into great and enduring films”
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