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Ranking Every On-Screen Adaptation Of Dune
5. Dune
If other adaptations of "Dune" have confused you, this mini-series on Sci-Fi Channel is the version for you. It's the most faithful version of Frank Herbert's books.
This is an adaptation that understands the characters, the importance of spice to the universe, and the cycle of Shai Hulud. It also spends a lot of time with the Fremen.
4. Dune: Part One
Denis Villeneuve's film is a grounded blockbuster emphasizing grand vistas over dazzling imagery. It focuses more on Paul's inner struggle with his future.
The crux of this film is the idea of inevitability and strings. It is the only version that Paul is aware of the Missionaria Protectiva and the manipulation of the Fremen.
3. Children of Dune
This Sci-Fi Channel mini-series is heavy on dialogue and political intrigue. It finishes the tragedy of House Atreides in an epic science-fiction soap opera.
Adapting two books, "Dune Messiah" and "Children of Dune," it struggles to accommodate so many characters but streamlines both stories as a cohesive whole.