Movies vs. Books – is the book always better?

Movies/Books by the same name:

The Bridge Over the River Kwai
The Call of the Wild
The Color Purple
Crazy Rich Asians
The Fellowship of the Ring
Forrest Gump
The Godfather
The Great Gatsby
The Help
Hidden Figures
The Hunger Games
The Last of the Mohicans
Little Women
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Martian
Me Before You
The Notebook
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Princess Bride
Ready Player One
The Shape of Water
Sharp Objects
Silver Linings Playbook
To Kill a Mockingbird
Water for Elephants
The Wizard of Oz

Enjoy an original written work by a different title from it’s movie:

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, 1968 > Blade Runner, 1982
The Greatest Gift, 1943 > It’s A Wonderful Life, 1946
The Knife of Never Letting Go, 2008 > Chaos Walking, 2021
Nothing Lasts Forever, 1979 > Die Hard, 1988
A Princess of Mars, 1912 > John Carter, 2012
Q & A, 2005 > Slumdog Millionaire, 2008
Schindler’s Ark, 1982 > Schindler’s List, 1993
The Short-Timers, 1979 > Full Metal Jacket, 1987
Who Goes There?, 1938 > The Thing, 1951, 1982, 2011

Special respect for Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel that inspired the following movies:

I Am Legend > The Last Man on Earth, 1964 w/ Vincent Price
> Omega Man, 1971 w/ Charlton Heston
> I am Legend, 2007 w/ Will Smith

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