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.
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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.
1. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Helen Fielding). Because a lot of Bridget’s specialness comes over better in a visual medium.
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.
3. Fried Green Tomatoes (Fannie Flagg). Because some break-downs are more fun to see than read about, also this is awesomely acted.
4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (J.K. Rowling). Magic. The End.
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.
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.
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.
8. Pride & Prejudice (Jane Austen). Sometimes you need to be able to visually appreciate your hero. Why hello, Mr. Darcy!
9. The Princess Bride (William Goldman). As you wish! Fezzik and Indigo are just amazing together, and so fun to watch.
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.