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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. 95
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    2012 More
    42
  3. 82
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    2000 More
    47
  4. 38
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    Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    1988 More
    62
  5. 146
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    2013 More
    32
  6. 53
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    2011 More
    55
  7. 11
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    1980 More
    84
  8. 112
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    1979 More
    38
  9. 142
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    2003 More
    32
  10. 31
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    2011 More
    65
  11. 103
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    40
  12. 16
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    1988 More
    75
  13. 13
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    1999 More
    80
  14. 115
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    38
    added by: perfectturkish
  15. 97
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    1967 More
    41
  16. 46
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    2004 More
    58
  17. 141
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    1974 More
    33
  18. 37
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    2002 More
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  19. 144
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    1968 More
    32
  20. 66
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    1997 More
    52
  21. 43
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  22. 133
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    1968 More
    33
  23. 45
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  24. 134
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    33
  25. 131
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Adjustment Bureau

    2011 More
    34
  26. 107
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    1997 More
    39
  27. 26
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    1971 More
    69
  28. 58
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    There Will Be Blood

    2007 More
    53
  29. 4
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    To Kill a Mockingbird

    1962 More
    98
  30. 33
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    2001 More
    65
  31. 27
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    2003 More
    67
  32. 28
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    1992 More
    66
  33. 89
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    1963 More
    44
  34. 117
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    1982 More
    37
  35. 113
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    2005 More
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  36. 73
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    1974 More
    50
  37. 3
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    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Godfather

    1972 More
    99
  38. 84
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    1955 More
    46
  39. 87
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    1987 More
    44
  40. 59
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    V for Vendetta

    2005 More
    53
  41. 90
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    1994 More
    43
  42. 143
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  43. 105
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    added by: InspectorJavert
  44. 91
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    2001 More
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  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. 24
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    ranked low on reranks
    Atonement

    2007 More
    72
  49. 77
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    often listed
    Hugo

    2011 More
    48
  50. 75
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    1980 More
    49
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