Controversy! Movies that are better than their books
You don't have to lie and say you'll read it
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Do you read the book or watch the movie first? In most cases, the fact is that the book reigns supreme, since it takes place in your own mind, and it makes the film seem like a cash grab, relying on preexisting fans to drive up ticket sales. But then there are those films that make you forget there was ever a book to begin with.
Check out this gallery to see which movies turned out better than their paper counterparts.
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