Harry Potter tops nation's favourite book-into-film adaptations

Harry Potter tops nation's favourite book-into-film adaptations

The Harry Potter series is the nation's most-loved book-into-film adaptation, according to a survey, with classics also ranking high in list.

Of a survey of 2,000 people, 32% said the film adaptations of J K Rowling’s Harry Potter series was in their top 10 book adaptations.

But Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol came in second place, with 30% of respondents citing it in their top 10. "Shawshank Redemption", meanwhile, came in third spot with 28% saying it was among their favourite book into film adaptations.

J R R Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings saga, starring Sir Ian McKellen and Elijah Wood on the big screen, came in fourth position, while Ian Fleming’s James Bond series ranked fifth of the nation’s favourite novel adaptations.

Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones Diary series came in 11th spot in the survey, despite a new edition – "Bridget Jones’s Baby" starring Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth - currently showing in cinemas.

Meanwhile classics such as C S Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia, Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland also feature in the list in 13th, 14th, 18th and 20th places respectively.

Notable book-into-film adaptations missing form the list include Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series, Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code and "Schindler’s List".

A full list is here:

1. The Harry Potter series (JK Rowling)
2. A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)
3. The Shawshank Redemption (Stephen King)
4. The Lord of the Rings saga (JRR Tolkien)
5. James Bond series (Ian Fleming)
6. The Bourne series (Robert Ludlum)
7. The Green Mile (Stephen King)
8. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl)
9. The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien)
10. Forrest Gump (Winston Groom)
11. Bridget Jones’s Diary series (Helen Fielding)
12. Jurassic Park (Michael Crichton)
13. The Chronicles of Narnia series (CS Lewis)
14. The Jungle Book (Rudyard Kipling)
15. The Godfather (Maria Puzo)
16. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Ken Kesey)
17. The Hunger Games trilogy (Suzanne Collins)
18. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
19. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
20. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Steig Larsson