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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. 9
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    1993 More
    85
  2. 84
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    2012 More
    43
  3. 70
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    2000 More
    49
  4. 42
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    Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    1988 More
    60
  5. 140
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    2013 More
    30
  6. 46
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    2011 More
    57
  7. 11
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    1980 More
    84
  8. 114
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    1979 More
    36
  9. 141
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    29
  10. 34
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    2011 More
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  11. 107
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    37
  12. 16
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    1988 More
    73
  13. 13
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    1999 More
    79
  14. 111
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    37
    added by: perfectturkish
  15. 85
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    1967 More
    42
  16. 109
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    1974 More
    37
  17. 39
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    2002 More
    61
  18. 55
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    1997 More
    54
  19. 43
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  20. 99
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    1968 More
    38
  21. 47
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  22. 136
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  23. 125
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  24. 101
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    1997 More
    38
  25. 26
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    1971 More
    68
  26. 53
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    There Will Be Blood

    2007 More
    54
  27. 4
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    1962 More
    96
  28. 32
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    2001 More
    64
  29. 27
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  30. 28
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    1992 More
    65
  31. 88
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    1963 More
    41
  32. 104
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    1982 More
    38
  33. 115
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    2005 More
    36
  34. 62
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    51
  35. 3
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    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Godfather

    1972 More
    99
  36. 81
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    1955 More
    44
  37. 76
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    1987 More
    45
  38. 51
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    2005 More
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  39. 77
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    1994 More
    45
  40. 138
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    2004 More
    30
  41. 102
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    2000 More
    38
    added by: InspectorJavert
  42. 80
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    2001 More
    44
  43. 1
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    1994 More
    100
  44. 19
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    2012 More
    73
  45. 10
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    The Green Mile

    1999 More
    85
  46. 24
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    Atonement

    2007 More
    69
  47. 73
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    often listed
    Hugo

    2011 More
    46
  48. 63
    Up 45
    Down 35
    1980 More
    50
  49. 120
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    2010 More
    34
  50. 5
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    Forrest Gump

    1994 More
    94
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