The UK site This is London offers the 50 Greatest Film Adaptations. Here are the genre-related entries (10 of them):

  • Different Seasons (one story anyway: “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption”) by Stephen King
  • Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? (filmed as Blade Runner) by Philip K Dick
  • The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  • Day Of The Triffids by John Wyndham
  • Watership Down by Richard Adams
  • Charlie And The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  • Sin City by Frank Miller

There’s no mention of which adaptation of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory qualified. As the accompanying article 50 best book-inspired films says, a notable absentee from the list is J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books.

[via Cynical-C whose comments also cite The Wizard of Oz and Lord of the Rings as notable omissions.]

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