The Best Movies Based On Books Films
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The Best Movies Based On Books

List Criteria: Only movies that were adapted from books.

List of the best movies based off books, voted on by cine-bibliophiles everywhere. Many movies are based off of books but whenever a new movie based on a book comes out there is an endless amount of whining about how Hollywood isn't original and why can't they write their own stories? That's simple, it's because these amazing stories are already written and Hollywood has the means to bring them to life, and some times they do it better than even your imagination thought possible. This list looks at the films based on the books - novels, literature, or nonfiction - that made you want to reread the book, started endless "which was better the movie or the book" debates, made you squeal with delight that you pictured it that way in your head, and just blew your frickin' mind.

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  1. 1
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    1994 More
    100
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    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Godfather

    1972 More
    99
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    To Kill a Mockingbird

    1962 More
    98
  5. 5
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    Forrest Gump

    1994 More
    94
  6. 6
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    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991 More
    92
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    The Wizard of Oz

    1939 More
    87
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    Gone with the Wind

    1939 More
    86
  9. 9
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    1993 More
    85
  10. 10
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    The Green Mile

    1999 More
    85
  11. 11
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    1980 More
    84
  12. 12
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    1960 More
    80
  13. 13
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    1999 More
    80
  14. 14
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    1975 More
    77
  15. 15
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    The Maltese Falcon

    1941 More
    77
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    1988 More
    75
  17. 17
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    1986 More
    74
  18. 18
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    2012 More
    74
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    1971 More
    74
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    1973 More
    74
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    Jurassic Park

    1993 More
    73
  22. 22
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    Harry Potter Series

    73
  23. 23
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    2005 More
    72
  24. 24
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    Atonement

    2007 More
    72
  25. 25
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    1990 More
    70
  26. 26
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    1971 More
    69
  27. 27
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    2003 More
    67
  28. 28
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    1992 More
    66
  29. 29
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    1985 More
    66
  30. 30
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    1958 More
    66
  31. 31
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    2011 More
    65
  32. 32
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    2002 More
    65
  33. 33
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    2001 More
    65
  34. 34
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    2012 More
    65
  35. 35
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    1998 More
    64
  36. 36
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    No Country for Old Men

    2007 More
    64
  37. 37
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    2002 More
    62
  38. 38
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    Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    1988 More
    62
  39. 39
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    Harry Potter The Complete Collection

    62
  40. 40
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    1982 More
    62
  41. 41
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    1932 More
    61
  42. 42
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Goodfellas

    1990 More
    61
  43. 43
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    2000 More
    60
  44. 44
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    1976 More
    60
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    58
  46. 46
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    2004 More
    58
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    2001 More
    58
  48. 48
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    2006 More
    58
  49. 49
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    1968 More
    57
  50. 50
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Princess Bride

    1987 More
    56
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