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Okay so usually people have seen the film but not read the book, for a variety of reasons. Lord of the Rings is the most prominent example I can think of.

But this is a bit rarer I think, where people have read the book but not seen the movie adaptation. I'll chuck in a few to start off

-Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
-Angels and Demons
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The Great Gatsby
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Godfather

that's all I can think of at the top of my head at 3am
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The best examples are the movies which most people don't know there was an original book version for. E.g. (like above) The Godfather.
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The Lorax
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Life of Pi
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Cry the Beloved Country.

1984.

The Hobbit (seen first film, not second).
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Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Lady with the Little Dog
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Series of unfortunate events

I know it's a crap film no one knows


but we had to read about 5 of em in year 5
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The Great Gatsby
Life of Pi
Cloud Atlas
The Reader (at least, I think it was made into a film)
The House of the Spirits
In Cold Blood
Smilla's Sense of Snow
Memoirs of a Geisha
A Clockwork Orange
The Da Vinci Code
It
Enduring Love
Like Water for Chocolate
Less Than Zero
Lord of the Flies
Of Mice and Men
The Collector
The Kite Runner
The Black Dahlia
Nineteen Eighty-Four
Jane Eyre
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Rebecca
The Thirty-Nine Steps
The Name of the Rose
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Island of Dr Moreau
The Handmaid's Tale
Choke
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
The Lovely Bones
The Stand


Yes, I did have to consult a list to remember those (and realise half of them had even been made into films).
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Only one:

Battlefield Earth

And it was AWESOME. The film, apparently, not so much.
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The Bible
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(Original post by Ronove)
The Great Gatsby
Life of Pi
Cloud Atlas
The Reader (at least, I think it was made into a film)
The House of the Spirits
In Cold Blood
Smilla's Sense of Snow
Memoirs of a Geisha
A Clockwork Orange
The Da Vinci Code
It
Enduring Love
Like Water for Chocolate
Less Than Zero
Lord of the Flies
Of Mice and Men
The Collector
The Kite Runner
The Black Dahlia
Nineteen Eighty-Four
Jane Eyre
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Rebecca
The Thirty-Nine Steps
The Name of the Rose
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Island of Dr Moreau
The Handmaid's Tale
Choke
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
The Lovely Bones
The Stand


Yes, I did have to consult a list to remember those (and realise half of them had even been made into films).
Seriously can't understand how people enjoy reading books

just hurts me
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Cry the Beloved Country.

1984.

The Hobbit (seen first film, not second).
Damn you beat me to it .

I'd also say Animal Farm, Of Mice & Men and anything by the Brontë sisters.
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The book thief

Perks of being a wallflower

Although there's not many of the films that I haven't seen from books I've read, I make sure I read the book before watching the film- ruins the book otherwise.


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Audition
Animal Farm
The Devotion of Suspect X
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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (Blade Runner) - if that counts
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
1984
Animal Farm

Probably loads of others.

(Original post by Swanbow)
Cry the Beloved Country.

1984.

The Hobbit (seen first film, not second).
There are other Hobbit films too, such as a 1970s animated version and an interesting 1980s Soviet adaption.
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Trainspotting
Man and Boy
Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Eragon (thank god)
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Percy Jackson... Movie ruined a franchise
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Animal Farm. I also read 1984, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and Memoirs of a Geshia before I saw the films.

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(Original post by Tom_green_day)
Trainspotting
Man and Boy
Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Eragon (thank god)
Yup Eragon was an absolutely terrible film, shame because the series was excellent.

Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy is great- there's more romance in the film than in the book, but the sense of humour is all the same, with the frequent interludes from the guide
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