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20 Movie And TV Adaptations That Left Out Beloved Details Of The Books


David Mudd

Don’t you hate it when TV shows or movie change some important stuff from the books they’re adapting? Many of these moments give you important character development and world-building. Their absence makes the story flow a little worse, or have less of an emotional impact.

This is especially frustrating when you know how good a certain part of the story is. You sit down and watch the movie or TV show adaptation, waiting for it to come up, but it never does.

In other instances, not only do filmmakers and showrunners cut out great parts from the book, but they replace them with something worse. Sometimes, you read about something thinking it would look incredible on the big screen, but nope. It’s not there at all.


This could be anything, from an epic location to a fun action sequence, even an important character. But too bad, it’s not in the adaptation.

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Well, Buzzfeed has compiled many such instances where the adaptations changed stuff from the books, for the worse. Here’s a glimpse at 20 of them.

Movie and TV Adaptations

The Hunger Games – Katniss Gets The Pin From Madge 

The Hunger Games – The Avox’s Role

Love, Simon – Simon And Bram’s First Kiss

Game Of Thrones – Catelyn Stark And Lady Stoneheart

Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince – Tom Riddle’s Backstory

Harry Potter – Peeves The Poltergeist

To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You – John Ambrose Was Stormy’s Grandson

Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire – Harry Gives His Winnings To The Weasley Twins

Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire – Rita Skeeter’s Backstory

Death Note – Light Lived In Tokyo

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Remus And Tonks’ Son

Paper Towns – The Reason The Characters Go After Margo

The Princess Diaries – Mia And Michael’s Relationship

The Princess Diaries – Mia’s Dad Is Alive

The Maze Runner – Thomas And Theresa’s Telepathic Communication

Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief – Thrill Ride O’ Love At Waterland


Percy Jackson And The Sea Of Monsters – Circe Turning Percy Into A Guinea Pig

Perks Of Being A Wallflower – Charlie Accompanying Candace To An Abortion Clinic

The 100 – Clarke And Bellamy’s Existing Relationship

The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy – Tom Bombadil