I’m surprised by the number of book related movies I’ve watched and reviewed on Chrisbookarama over the years. Not only do I like to talk about books, but the films made from them as well.
Here’s a list of the top movies reviewed on my blog.
Rebecca (1940). Alfred Hitchcock’s film based on Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel. Such a great movie. It’s worth watching for creepy Mrs Danvers alone.
Jane Eyre (2006). BBC’s slightly sexy mini-series. Toby Stephens and Ruth Wilson, Mr Rochester and Jane, have perfect chemistry. This is my all time favorite version of any film interpretation of the story, and there have been many.
Bleak House (2005). BBC makes the best mini-series. Dickens honking big book of a honking big court case gets turned in a TV series (as he always meant, I’m sure). Gillian Anderson does an excellent job as Lady Dedlock.
House of Mirth (2000). Gillian Anderson plays the ever unlucky Lily Bart in this adaptation of Edith Wharton’s tragic novel. Pre-Downton Abbey Elizabeth McGovern also stars in the movie.
Wuthering Heights (2009). Sexytimes on the moors with Cathy and Heathcliff. Heathcliff is the most awful person in the world but Tom Hardy makes a girl think, “I could change him.”
Little Dorrit (2008). I enjoyed the movie version of this other Dickens door stopper more than the book. Amy (Little Dorrit) tries to get her broke family out of jail, but some people just can’t be helped.
Jane Eyre (2011). An Oh-so-plain Mia Waskowska (yeah, right) plays Jane to Michael Fassbender’s Rochester. He’s pretty hot but I wasn’t quite buying their bad romance. Still, it’s a beautiful looking movie.
Have you watched any of these movies? What did you think? Any favorites?