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Movie Endings That Are Better Than The Books They Were Based On

24 Mar 2020 4.2k votes 1.5k voters 74.0k views12 items

List RulesVote up the movie endings that are even better than the books.

Filmmakers adapting books onto the screen face an incredible challenge that they often don't meet. It's rare to find a movie that not only does a book justice, but ends up being better. Beyond the challenge of truncating a lengthy novel into a two-hour film, movies based on books tread a fine line of staying true to the source content and standing out in their own right. These films took a gamble by changing the ending of the story - sometimes drastically, sometimes minimally - and it paid off. The filmmakers took the opportunity to rewrite the narrative and actually improved it. Read on for the movie endings that are better than the books.