People love to argue about whether the motion picture adaptation of a book is better or worse than the original literary source material, but in the end this subjective argument is a matter of perspective.
If you can't manage to read an entire book or "don't have the time" then the movie adaptation will always be better to you, and most people who read the book before they see the movie prefer the book version out of principle.
But even more subjective is the argument over which movie adaptations are the best of all time, and while you may not agree with all the selections on CineFix's list of the Top 5 Adaptations Of All Time this video will give you lots of material for discussion!
Here's the list:
Novel- Apocalypse Now, adaptation of Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness
Non-Fiction- Adaptation, adaptation of Susan Orleans' The Orchid Thief
Play- Throne Of Blood, adaptation of Shakespeare's MacBeth
Graphic Novel- Oldboy, adaptation of Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi's manga Old Boy
Misc.- O Brother Where Art Thou, adaptation of Homer's The Odyssey
-Via Geeks Are Sexy