MOVIES BETTER THAN THE BOOK
Usually the book is better than the movie. But occasionally the film adapted from a novel clicks on a level far above its source material. I like a couple of the novels listed below (and a couple are major stinkers) but the movies are solid. A couple are even classics.
The Dirty Dozen
Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger (if it hadn't been for these three no one would remember James Bond)
The Last of the Mohicans (the Daniel Day-Lewis one)
Planet of the Apes (the Chuck Heston version)
Pyscho (Hitchcock's version)
The Shawshank Redemption