MyLeaky Login

Join the largest Harry Potter Social Network on the Web! | FAQ

In the News

"Lord of the Rings" Tops "Harry Potter" in New Book to Film Poll

Movies
Posted by: sue
December 05, 2007, 04:12 PM

There was yet another poll released in the UK asking people to vote for their favorite film adaptation of a beloved book series. The winner of the poll was Peter Jackson's adaptation of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien, with the "Harry Potter" series by J.K. Rowling coming in second place. This poll was sponsored by Lovefilm.com who asked 1,000 members to vote, with the website noting "It's hard to recreate the magic of the page on the big screen but every title listed here has managed to do just that.Whether it's escapism, adventure or romance - all the children's book adaptations in this poll have a timeless appeal for kids and big kids." The top ten films were:

  • 1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001 onwards) by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • 2. Harry Potter series (2001 onwards) by J.K. Rowling
  • 3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1971/2005) by Roald Dahl
  • 4. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005) by C.S.Lewis
  • 5. The Wizard of Oz (1939) by L. Frank Baum
  • 6. Mary Poppins (1964) by P.L. Travers
  • 7. The Railway Children (1970) by Edith Nesbit
  • 7. The Snowman (1982) by Raymond Briggs
  • 9. Matilda (1996) by Roald Dahl
  • 10. Alice in Wonderland (1951) by Lewis Carroll
  • Thanks Karen!

    Previous Article | Next Article Browse all Recent Movies News

    64 Comments

    Alexa
    Posted by Alexa on December 06, 2007, 01:41 AM report to moderator
    YouDon'tKnowWho
    Posted by YouDon'tKnowWho on December 06, 2007, 02:25 AM report to moderator
    tinagin
    Posted by tinagin on December 06, 2007, 03:28 AM report to moderator
    JohnB
    Posted by JohnB on December 06, 2007, 04:05 AM report to moderator
    Lome
    Posted by Lome on December 06, 2007, 05:05 AM report to moderator
    Susan S.
    Posted by Susan S. on December 06, 2007, 07:24 AM report to moderator
    karen (the one without the avatar!)
    Posted by karen (the one without the avatar!) on December 06, 2007, 08:00 AM report to moderator
    Alleycat
    Posted by Alleycat on December 06, 2007, 08:29 AM report to moderator
    zoetree
    Posted by zoetree on December 06, 2007, 01:51 PM report to moderator
    hermy
    Posted by hermy on December 06, 2007, 02:23 PM report to moderator
    Leif Longbottom
    Posted by Leif Longbottom on December 06, 2007, 04:54 PM report to moderator
    anne
    Posted by anne on December 06, 2007, 06:30 PM report to moderator
    Krystal B.
    Posted by Krystal B. on December 06, 2007, 08:01 PM report to moderator
    Karen
    Posted by Karen on December 06, 2007, 08:03 PM report to moderator
    Brandon
    Posted by Brandon on December 07, 2007, 12:35 AM report to moderator
    You must be logged in to MyLeaky to comment. Please click here to log in.

    Finding Hogwarts
    PotterCast Interviews Jo Rowling! Click here to Listen! The Books Everything...Half-Blood Prince...and the rest of the HP Films Leaky Apps
    Learn to knit your own 'Weasley Sweater'. Learn to brew your own 'Butterbeer'. Find out how at Leaky Crafts!

    Guess That Book

    "But what were dementoids [i]doing[/i] in Little Whinging?" said Uncle Vernon in tones of outrage.[br]"Couldn't tell you," said Harry wearily. "No idea."

    Scribbulus Essay Project

    Issue 28 - Jul. 2014

    Scribbulus is THE place for Leaky Cauldron readers to submit their essays and opinion pieces!
    See more over at Scribbulus!