Movies based on books are commonplace--they are also a common source of complaints: "The movie ruined the book!" The movie left out so much! The movie changed everything!"
It is impossible for every book-inspired movie to satisfy every book-lover, but some book-inspired movies do a better job than others at respecting their origins. Many of the books in this slideshow have multiple movie versions, ranging from faithful renderings to "Why did they bother?" mishmashes. The slideshow captions list the more faithful renderings.