2. Peter Pan
Before you go criticizing my resonings for this being on my top ten...I know that J.M. Barrie wrote the book before the Disney movie came out; however, the Disney movie was so prominent in my young life (it's still my favorite Disney movie) and I just can't imagine me having wanted to read the book as a child without having seen the movie. Don't get me wrong, I like the book - I remember it made me cry the first time I read it, which is always a good sign if I'm that "into" it to care - it's just a bit more "grown up" than I think the [Disney] movie is. And as my Peter Pan shirt states, I'll never grow up.
I'm not going to use a bunch of space rambling about the books, I've already reviewed them here, but I do think I preferred seeing the adventure rather than just listening to it. Plus, Freddie Highmore is just so cute (in a little kid way...)!
7. Tuck Everlasting
I don't want to spoil the book or the movie if you haven't seen or read it (I recommend both reading and watching it), so all I can really say is that I think the ending in the movie meant so much more to a hopeless romantic (such as myself) than the ending in the book... (plus I really like Alexis Bledel) Thoughts? Opinions?
8. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
I really enjoyed C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia series as books, so I was a little wary going to see the movie (then again I even liked the BBC versions of the first four books, so maybe it's just a really hard series to mess up?). Something about the combination of Disney magic, battle scenes, and epic music, though, won me over for the movie as well (and can I just say how disappointed I am in Disney for dropping the series because it wasn't making them enough money).
9. The Princess Diaries
I don't have much to say about this one - again, it's not like the book was bad. I guess there was just something special about that charming Anne Hathaway/Julie Andrews duo (and Disney!).
10. A Walk to Remember
Congratulations. You've made it through my top ten picks. Let's see if you still understand my order...A Walk to Remember was a hard choice because the book was great in and of itself. Then again, it's always a whole 'nother "level" of-sorts to be able to watch the story come to life (especially if you don't have a very vivid imagination while reading). Plus with this story, the whole thing is so great, so sad, and it's almost like the book and the movie tell two [almost] completely different (yet awesome either way) stories.
So, what's your top ten?