Movie adaptations of books often get a bad rap. And often, it's deserved. Seriously, don't even get us started on The Great Gatsby. (We still love you, Leo.) Or My Sister's Keeper? We did not just pay $12 to see them completely ruin the ending. Luckily, the following 16 films buck the trend of bad film adaptations. From The Notebook to Forrest Gump, read on for movies that are better than the books on which they're based.