What is the best movie that you saw, that was based on a book? For me it is The Notebook. I believe it is true that most books are always better than the movie. I found The Notebook to be a great book and movie. I have read the book once and watch the movie two or three times. I haven't been able to get my wife to watch it with me yet. She knows how it ends, and I don’t think she is interested because of that.