7 Movies That Were Better Than The Book

Forrest Gump 1 of 8

Most of the time people will say that the book was better than the movie, but in a few instances a movie has actually managed to outshine the book it was based on. Here are some of the movies that turned out better than the book. Do you agree?

You might not even be aware that Forrest Gump was based on a book written by Winston Groom that came out 8 years before the blockbuster movie starring Tom Hanks. That's probably because the movie totally outshined the book. Even the author, Groom, admitted that the movie "took some of the rough edges" off of his novel, making the movie an improvment. The result was that Forrest was a much more believable character than in the book.