Best to Worst Film Adaptations of 2017

Pennywise the Dancing Clown shuffled his way into theaters this year, along with dozens of other characters from popular books. 2017 was a year for film adaptations as cinemas became jam-packed with audiences waiting to see much-awaited adaptations from It to Murder on the Orient Express to Fifty Shades Darker.   Of course adaptations aren’t guaranteed to be as successful as their source material and this year was filled with more than one disappointment. Using aggregated critic scores from Rotten Tomatoes, I’ve sorted this year’s adaptations from best to worst. This list uses theatrical releases only, so you won’t be seeing titles …

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Pennywise the Dancing Clown shuffled his way into theaters this year, along with dozens of other characters from popular books. 2017 was a year for film adaptations as cinemas became jam-packed with audiences waiting to see much-awaited adaptations from It to Murder on the Orient Express to Fifty Shades Darker.

 

Of course adaptations aren’t guaranteed to be as successful as their source material and this year was filled with more than one disappointment. Using aggregated critic scores from Rotten Tomatoes, I’ve sorted this year’s adaptations from best to worst. This list uses theatrical releases only, so you won’t be seeing titles released on streaming services like Netflix (sorry Gerald’s Game fans!).

 

Check out this year’s best (and worst) adaptations!

 

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1. Call Me By Your Name, 98% Rotten Tomatoes (Based on the book of the same name written by André Aciman)

 

2. Hidden Figures, 92% Rotten Tomatoes (Based on the book of the same name written by Margot Lee Sheerly)

 

3. The Breadwinner, 92% Rotten Tomatoes (Based on the book of the same name written by Nora Twomey)

 

4. A Monster Calls, 87% Rotten Tomatoes (Based on the book of the same name written by Patrick Ness)

 

5. The Lost City of Z, 87% Rotten Tomatoes (Based on the book of the same name written by David Grann)

 

6. Wonder, 86% Rotten Tomatoes (Based on the book of the same name written by R.J. Palacio)

 

7. It, 85% Rotten Tomatoes (Based on the book of the same name written by Stephen King)

 

8. My Cousin Rachel, 76% Rotten Tomatoes (Based on the book of the same name written by Daphne Du Maurier)

 

9. Thank You For Your Service, 76% Rotten Tomatoes (Based on the book of the same name written by David Finkel)

 

10. The Sense of an Ending, 75% Rotten Tomatoes (Based on the book of the same name written by Julian Barnes)

 

11. Victoria & Abdul, 64% Rotten Tomatoes (Based on the book of the same name written by Shrabani Basu)

 

12. Before I Fall, 63% Rotten Tomatoes (Based on the book of the same name written by Lauren Oliver)

 

13. The Zookeeper’s Wife, 61% Rotten Tomatoes (Based on the book of the same name written by Diane Ackerman)

 

14. The Foreigner, 61% Rotten Tomatoes (Based on The Chinaman written by Stephen Leather)

 

15. Murder on the Orient Express, 58% Rotten Tomatoes (Based on the book of the same name written by Agatha Christie)

 

16. The Glass Castle, 49% Rotten Tomatoes (Based on the book of the same name written by Jeannette Walls)

 

17. The Dinner, 47% Rotten Tomatoes (Based on the book of the same name written by Herman Koch)

 

18. Everything, Everything, 46% Rotten Tomatoes (Based on the book of the same name written by Nicola Yoon)

 

19. The Mountain Between Us, 41% Rotten Tomatoes (Based on the book of the same name written by Charles Martin)

 

20. Live By Night, 35% Rotten Tomatoes (Based on the book of the same name written by Dennis Lehane)

 

21. American Assassin, 34% Rotten Tomatoes (Based on the book of the same name written by Vince Flynn)

 

22. A Dog’s Purpose, 33% Rotten Tomatoes (Based on the book of the same name written by W. Bruce Cameron)

 

23. Same Kind of Different as Me, 29% Rotten Tomatoes (Based on the book of the same name written by Ron Hall and Denver Moore)

 

24. The Dark Tower, 16% Rotten Tomatoes (Based on the book of the same name written by Stephen King)

 

25. The Circle, 16% Rotten Tomatoes (Based on the book of the same name written by Dave Eggers)

 

26. Tulip Fever, 10% Rotten Tomatoes (Based on the book of the same name written by Deborah Moggach)

 

27. Fifty Shades Darker, 10% Rotten Tomatoes (Based on the book of the same name written by E.L. James)

 

28. The Snowman, 8% Rotten Tomatoes (Based on the book of the same name written by Jo Nesbø)

 

Were you surprised by the ratings of these films? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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