This is a list of good, decent movies (all available on DVD) that I’ve found enjoyable. Not all of them are converted from books; still, these are most excellent films.
Singin’ in the Rain. Perhaps the best musical I’ve ever seen; singing, tap-dancing, humor.
Henry V, starring and produced by Laurence Olivier. I believe it to be the best Shakespeare film adaption.
Secondhand Lions. Just as good as the Arabian Nights.
The Princess Bride. A funny fairy-tale on film. Better than the book.
More to come!