A shitty little buzzfeed article brings up a good topic: when is the movie better than the book? Quite a few times, it turns out. Personally, having read the book and seen the film. I agree with many of these. Blade Runner, The Shining, 2001, Jaws, Fight Club. But can you think of more? The boys were just telling me that the Harry Potter movies fit into this category as well. I couldn’t get through the whole series (I did like book 3), because they were so bloated and poorly done towards the end, but I don’t doubt it.