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The Best Movies Based On Books

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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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List Criteria: Only movies that were adapted from books.

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    1. 9
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      1993 More
      86
    2. 96
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      Silver Linings Playbook

      2012 More
      47
    3. 77
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      2000 More
      53
    4. 34
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      1988 More
      66
    5. 146
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      2013 More
      36
    6. 44
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      2011 More
      61
    7. 11
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      The Shining

      1980 More
      84
    8. 79
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      Being There

      1979 More
      52
    9. 142
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      2003 More
      37
    10. 35
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      2011 More
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    11. 109
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      Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

      2003 More
      43
    12. 17
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      Die Hard

      1988 More
      75
    13. 13
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      1999 More
      80
    14. 88
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      2013 More
      48
      added by: perfectturkish
    15. 118
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      1967 More
      40
    16. 43
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      2004 More
      61
    17. 147
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      1974 More
      36
    18. 29
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      2002 More
      68
    19. 145
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      1968 More
      36
    20. 68
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      1997 More
      55
    21. 48
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      2000 More
      60
    22. 135
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      1968 More
      38
    23. 50
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      59
    24. 139
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      2003 More
      37
    25. 138
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      The Adjustment Bureau

      2011 More
      37
    26. 116
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      1997 More
      41
    27. 27
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      1971 More
      70
    28. 72
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      2007 More
      54
    29. 4
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      To Kill a Mockingbird

      1962 More
      98
    30. 28
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      2001 More
      70
    31. 20
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      2003 More
      74
    32. 31
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      1992 More
      67
    33. 107
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      The Birds

      1963 More
      43
    34. 95
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      1982 More
      47
    35. 120
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      2005 More
      40
    36. 80
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      The Godfather Part II

      1974 More
      51
    37. 3
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      The Godfather

      1972 More
      99
    38. 91
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      1955 More
      48
    39. 108
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      Full Metal Jacket

      1987 More
      43
    40. 54
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      2005 More
      57
    41. 89
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      1994 More
      48
    42. 155
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      2004 More
      35
    43. 94
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      2000 More
      47
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    44. 106
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      Planet of the Apes

      2001 More
      44
    45. 1
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      1994 More
      100
    46. 18
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      2012 More
      74
    47. 10
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      The Green Mile

      1999 More
      85
    48. 14
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      Atonement

      2007 More
      80
    49. 90
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      2011 More
      48
    50. 71
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      1980 More
      54
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