27 Movies That Were Better Than the Book

2. Field of Dreams

The 1989 baseball film Field of Dreams was based on the novel Shoeless Joe, which was written by W. P. Kinsella and released in 1982.

While the film doesn’t deviate as far as other adaptations we’ve listed, the film’s cast – including Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, and Burt Lanchaster – emotionally elevate the film to a level that the the original novel is unable to achieve.

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