39 Movies That Are, In Fact, Better Than The Book…Part 4

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31.The Devil Wears Prada (2006)


Directed by: David Frankel
Written by: Aline Brosh McKenna
Based on: The Devil Wears Prada (2003) by Lauren Weisberger
Why it’s better: Two words: Meryl Streep. Her instantly iconic performance as Miranda Priestly is a large part of what makes the film great. But Aline Brosh McKenna’s screenplay also adds some much-needed depth and complexity to the characters, which is what audiences latched onto past Streep’s delicious villainy.

32.No Country for Old Men (2007)

MV5BMjA5Njk3MjM4OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTc5MTE1MQ@@._V1_UY268_CR0,0,182,268_AL_.jpgDirected by: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Written by: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Based on:No Country for Old Men (2005) by Cormac McCarthy

Why it’s better: Cormac McCarthy has a very distinctive style —sparse, deliberate, and frustratingly punctuation-free. In adapting his novel, the Coen brothers infused their own particular brand into the proceedings. The result is a movie that is more darkly comedic and, frankly, engaging than…

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