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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. 7
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    Schindler's List

    1993 More
    86
  2. 96
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    Silver Linings Playbook

    2012 More
    46
  3. 75
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    High Fidelity

    2000 More
    53
  4. 35
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    Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    1988 More
    65
  5. 144
    Up 4
    Down 2
    2013 More
    36
  6. 44
    Up 54
    Down 41
    2011 More
    61
  7. 11
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Shining

    1980 More
    83
  8. 78
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    Being There

    1979 More
    52
  9. 136
    Up 3
    Down 0
    2003 More
    37
  10. 37
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    The Help

    2011 More
    64
  11. 111
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

    2003 More
    41
  12. 15
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    Die Hard

    1988 More
    76
  13. 12
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Fight Club

    1999 More
    82
  14. 98
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    about to drop off &ranked high on reranks
    Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

    2013 More
    46
    added by: perfectturkish
  15. 119
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    The Graduate

    1967 More
    39
  16. 43
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    Down 35
    2004 More
    61
  17. 153
    Up 3
    Down 3
    1974 More
    35
  18. 30
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    Down 34
    2002 More
    67
  19. 143
    Up 4
    Down 2
    1968 More
    36
  20. 67
    Up 34
    Down 25
    1997 More
    54
  21. 45
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    often listed
    Memento

    2000 More
    61
  22. 134
    Up 17
    Down 13
    1968 More
    37
  23. 46
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    American Psycho

    2000 More
    61
  24. 140
    Up 2
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    2003 More
    37
  25. 133
    Up 7
    Down 17

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Adjustment Bureau

    2011 More
    37
  26. 117
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    Down 42

    often listed
    Starship Troopers

    1997 More
    40
  27. 26
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    often listed
    A Clockwork Orange

    1971 More
    71
  28. 66
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    often listed
    There Will Be Blood

    2007 More
    54
  29. 4
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    Down 56
    1962 More
    96
  30. 28
    Up 78
    Down 29
    2001 More
    68
  31. 22
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    2003 More
    73
  32. 31
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    1992 More
    67
  33. 107
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    The Birds

    1963 More
    43
  34. 92
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    1982 More
    47
  35. 123
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    2005 More
    38
  36. 80
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    The Godfather Part II

    1974 More
    51
  37. 3
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    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Godfather

    1972 More
    97
  38. 90
    Up 19
    Down 18
    1955 More
    47
  39. 108
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    Down 11

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    Full Metal Jacket

    1987 More
    42
  40. 49
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    ranked low on reranks
    V for Vendetta

    2005 More
    59
  41. 85
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    Down 3

    ranked high on reranks
    Pulp Fiction

    1994 More
    48
  42. 148
    Up 3
    Down 2
    2004 More
    36
  43. 97
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    Down 9

    ranked high on reranks &ranked low on reranks
    Les Misérables

    2000 More
    46
    added by: InspectorJavert
  44. 106
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    Down 29

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Planet of the Apes

    2001 More
    43
  45. 1
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    The Shawshank Redemption

    1994 More
    100
  46. 18
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    Down 44
    2012 More
    74
  47. 8
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    The Green Mile

    1999 More
    86
  48. 13
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    ranked low on reranks
    Atonement

    2007 More
    80
  49. 91
    Up 19
    Down 34

    often listed
    Hugo

    2011 More
    47
  50. 76
    Up 38
    Down 33

    niche appeal
    Raging Bull

    1980 More
    52
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