Movies Adapted from Novels That Ended up Being Better Than the Book

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Thomas Harris 1988 novel is exceptionally suspenseful, but it just can’t compare when held up against the 1991 film adaptation, which is a staple of the psychological thriller genre. The Silence of the Lambs’ success largely hinges on the casting: Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins have unparalleled chemistry on screen, making the game of cat and mouse between Clarice Starling and Dr. Hannibal Lecter more high-stakes than ever.


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