The comparison between bentonite-alginate beads and bentonite-alginate films in Cd(II) removal from aqueous solution was investigated. The experimental Cd(II) adsorption data were fitted to adsorption isotherm and kinetic models. Results showed that both bentonite-alginate film and beads were fitted better to the Langmuir isotherm model, the calculated saturation adsorption capacity for bentonite-alginate film was 59.9 mg/g as compared to 17.9 mg/g for the beads. The kinetic studies indicated that both samples followed the pseudo-second-order kinetic. The bentonite- alginate film showed higher adsorption capacity, rate constant as well as initial adsorption rate. This investigation showed that the adsorption behavior of both samples, in terms of adsorption isotherm and kinetic models, did not deviate significantly. The bentonite-alginate film has better performance in Cd(II) removal, attributed to the larger surface area which is exposed to the Cd(II) solution.