8 films that are better than the book they re based on

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) - Based on the novella "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" by Stephen King.

The Godfather (1972) - Adapted from the novel of the same name by Mario Puzo.

Fight Club (1999) - Based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003) - Directed by Peter Jackson, adapted from the classic fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Forrest Gump (1994) - Adapted from the novel by Winston Groom.

Jurassic Park (1993) - Based on the novel by Michael Crichton.

 The Silence of the Lambs (1991) - Adapted from the novel by Thomas Harris.

The Princess Bride (1987) - Directed by Rob Reiner, based on the novel by William Goldman.