Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, and feature lists related to all things bookish–characters, authors, titles, and favorites. They’re an excellent way to find new interesting books on a variety of topics, and to find bloggers that love the books you do.

Check out their blog for their top ten and lists of other bloggers who participate!

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July 15: Let’s talk about other types of stories! Top Ten Favorite Movies or TV Shows! (can break it down to top ten favorite romance movies or comedy shows etc.)

Since this is The Broke and the Bookish, I’m going for favorite book-based movies.

bridget jones

1. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Helen Fielding). Because a lot of Bridget’s specialness comes over better in a visual medium.

ella enchanted

2. Ella Enchanted (Gail Carson Levine). It might be bad that one of my favorite parts of this movie is the song at the end–but it’s not my only favorite part.

fried green tomatoes movie

3. Fried Green Tomatoes (Fannie Flagg). Because some break-downs are more fun to see than read about, also this is awesomely acted.

harry potter movie

4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (J.K. Rowling). Magic. The End.

h2g2 movie

5. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams). Because Marvin the Paranoid Android is so fun to see on screen… and so happy to be there.

holes movie

6. Holes (Louis Sachar). It’s raining shoes… I like the two actors who did the secondary story in the past best, but the rest of the movie is good, too.

howl's castle movie

7. Howl’s Moving Castle (Diana Wynne Jones). Some stories have so many visual elements, they demand to be a movie. Howl, in all his glory… the castle, in it’s patched-together strangeness… Sophie’s curse… all done in a lovely fashion.

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8. Pride & Prejudice (Jane Austen). Sometimes you need to be able to visually appreciate your hero. Why hello, Mr. Darcy!

princess bride

9. The Princess Bride (William Goldman). As you wish! Fezzik and Indigo are just amazing together, and so fun to watch.

And hopefully…

fault in our stars movie

10. The Fault in Our Stars (John Green). I somehow haven’t seen this one yet, but if it’s bad, I’ll cry. If it’s good, I’ll cry too, for different reasons. Okay? Okay.

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About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

17 responses »

  1. lilajune says:

    Ooohhh Harry Potter!!! I can’t believe I didn’t add that one, especially since I was watching it all weekend! And Hitchhikers Guide was such a great movie (Awesome book series too!!!).
    What a fantastic list!

  2. lilajune says:

    Hahahahaha Can I just respond with 42 and leave it at that?

    • caitlinstern says:

      Yep. I would have also taken ‘so long, and thanks for all the fish,’ ‘we apologize for the inconvenience,’ ‘mostly harmless,’ or ‘I wonder if it will be friends with me?’ 😀

  3. lynnsbooks says:

    Great list – I’ve not seen No.2 and 10 though. No doubt one day…
    Lynn 😀

  4. I watch Holes every single time it comes on TV, which is A LOT. 🙂

  5. I absolutely kills me that I’ve never seen The Princess Bride! People love that movie and I just seem to never have gotten around to seeing it…

  6. deliabattie says:

    I did book-based movies for my TTT too http://deliabattie.wordpress.com/2014/07/15/top-ten-tuesday-favourite-movies-based-on-books/ We don’t have any crossovers but I strongly considered Pride and Prejudice and The Princess Bride.

  7. thetometravellers says:

    Fried Green Tomatoes is AMAZING! I love love love that movie. I should really read the book. and I loved TFIOS movie, watch it immediately!
    – Annette

  8. Some of my favorites are on your list: Fried Green Tomatoes, Princess Bride, Holes and Howl’s Moving Castle. Wish they would make a movie out of the second book Castle in the Air.

  9. I always get confused between The Princess Bride and The Princess Diaries (also an excellent movie!) Both books are supposed to be pretty good right?

    • caitlinstern says:

      The Princess Bride book is a bit confusing, actually, with a bunch of random asides and a cliffhanger ending.

      The Princess Diaries are 10 fairly short books, and very little like the movies. But hilarious.

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