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. 3
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    most listed & ranked high on reranks Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

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    Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

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    new! & added by looksharp Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Jeffrey Jones

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    Alessandra Ambrosio, Daniel Craig, Eva Green

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    added by perfectturkish Alexandra Daddario, Logan Lerman, Jake Abel

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    Alfre Woodard, Gregory Smith, Chris Potter

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy

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    Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Gisele Bündchen

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    Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

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    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Billy Crystal, Fred Savage, Robin Wright

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    new! & added by looksharp Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton

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    Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Jared Leto

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    new! & added by looksharp Brad Pitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Robert Redford

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    new! & added by looksharp Brad Pitt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jonah Hill

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    Brad Pitt, Zooey Deschanel, Jeremy Renner

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    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Robert Davi

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    added by WalterDavis Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty Followed the book almost line by line. Great book and movie. 

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Liam Neeson

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    Carrie-Anne Moss, Guy Pearce, Jorja Fox

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    Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom

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    ranked low on reranks Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen

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    ranked low on reranks Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen

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    Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen

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    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Black

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    Chloë Grace Moretz, Zachary Gordon, Rachael Harris

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    Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan

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    Christina Ricci, Michelle Williams, Jessica Lange

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  30. 10
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    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland

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    Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

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    Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Daniel Day-Lewis, Ciarán Hinds, Paul Dano

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    Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Pete Postlethwaite

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    David Bowie, Natja Brunckhorst, Jens Kuphal

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    Denise Richards, Neil Patrick Harris, Amy Smart

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    Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox, Donald Sinden

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    often listed Dianna Agron, Teresa Palmer, Alex Pettyfer

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    Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss

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    Ed Wynn, Sterling Holloway, Heather Angel

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    Elizabeth Taylor, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett

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    Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka

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    Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard

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    Eva Green, Michael Pitt, Jean-Pierre Léaud

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    Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom

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    Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller

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    Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan

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    ranked low on reranks Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

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    Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor

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    Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Heike Makatsch

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