The book is so much better than the movie. We've all said it, we've all heard it. And we all think it's always true, that the book is better than the movie.
But, maybe not.
Here are 15 films that trounce their source material like a brawny boy bullying his meek younger brother. We tried to avoid the easy picks ("Jaws," "The Godfather"), and maybe even present some movies that you might not have known had their origin in a book, which just proves how great the adaptations are.
So the next time your literary snob friend rambles on about literature's superiority to film, pull one of these babies out of your back pocket.
Did we miss any? Think the book is indeed better than the movie? Let us know!