Top Family Films or Their Book Equivalent

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Radio Times came up with a list of top family films-but should you read them, or their book equivalent? Well, quite a lot don't have a book equivalent-the top one E.T. for example but here is the list of the ones I can do.

2: The Wizard of Oz/The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Book: 4.5/5 (33 reviews)

Film: 4.5/5 (93 reviews)

Result: The book and the film seem to be as good as each other-though more people have of course seen the film.

3: Mary Poppins

Book 4.5/5 (3 reviews)

Film: 4.5/5 (56 reviews)

Result: The book doesn't seem all that popular at all. Maybe the film is better in this case...

4: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Book: 3.5/5 (14 reviews)

Film: 4.5/5 (46 reviews)

Result: Watch the film.

6: Shrek

Book: 4/5 (4 reviews)

Film: 4.5/5 (138 reviews)

There's some bias here as the book is not so well known, but I think this counts as a dead heat.

7:Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory/Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Book: 4.5/5 (48 reviews)

Film: 4.5/5 (45 reviews)

For the record the new film had 117 reviews and was 3.5/10. For once I think the book wins in both cases.

9: The Jungle Book

Book 4.5/5 (10 reviews)

Film: 4.5/5 (99 reviews)

The later film was 3.5/5 and had 4 reviews. Another dead heat.

10: The Sound of Music/The Trapp Family Singers.

Book: 4.5/5 (8 reviews)

Film: 4.5/5 (62 reviews)

Another tricky one-no one knows about the book. Possible dead heat?

Hopefully, I'll do the rest of the list later on.

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