Top 10 Least Faithful Book to Film Adaptations

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The Shining:  In the film, Jack Nicholson's Jack Torrence starts out as the irritable patriarch of his family and simply descends into madness from being isolated.

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory: When Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory was released in 1971, it barely made a profit but has since become a cult classic by many people.

The Hobbit Trilogy: While some book to film adaptations have to cut out a good chunk of content to allow a decent run time.

The Princess and the Frog: What people might not know about this Disney classic is that it's loosely based on The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997): It's still considered a classic even to this day. So when Michael Crichton released The Lost World.

The Grinch: For many years, Theodor 'Dr. Seuss' Geisel's book and animated special "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" has been read and watched.

The Cat In the Hat: Many would argue The Love Guru is what ended Mike Meyer's acting career, but his performance in this train wreck was even worse.

Forrest Gump: A charming tale about how it's not how you start but how you finish, Forrest Gump remains a charming tale about how a dim-witted child from Alabama become very successful in life.


World War Z: Gerry, a former United Nations employee, unexpectedly finds himself in a race against time as he investigates a threatening virus that turns humans into zombies.


Dark Tower: Eleven-year-old Jake meets the last Gunslinger in Mid-World as he pursues the Man in Black, seeking revenge for his father's murder and to stop him from destroying the Dark Tower.