This came as a spin-off of the Best Film thread... I mentioned that a film I love is About A Boy, which was originally a Nick Hornby book. Although the book was IMO O.K. I much preferred the film. I also loved the High Fidelity film greatly, but not as much as the book, however Fever Pitch the film was a load of crap. The most argued upon as far as I can tell are The Shining and Lord Of The Rings... So, what films do you think are better than their respective books (books written before the film only) ?