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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. 44
    Up 35
    Down 21
    1976 More
    58
  2. 68
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Children of Men

    2006 More
    49
  3. 12
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    Down 44
    1960 More
    80
  4. 88
    Up 28
    Down 17
    1963 More
    41
  5. 33
    Up 52
    Down 23
    1958 More
    64
  6. 23
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    Down 121
    2005 More
    71
  7. 93
    Up 23
    Down 31
    2007 More
    40
  8. 138
    Up 5
    Down 5
    2004 More
    30
  9. 130
    Up 8
    Down 5
    2014 More
    31
  10. 139
    Up 26
    Down 73

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Twilight Saga

    30
  11. 113
    Up 12
    Down 17
    2010 More
    36
    added by: perfectturkish
  12. 43
    Up 58
    Down 47
    2000 More
    59
  13. 75
    Up 53
    Down 42
    1997 More
    46
  14. 134
    Up 14
    Down 33

    often listed
    I Am Number Four

    2011 More
    31
  15. 89
    Up 44
    Down 35
    2008 More
    41
  16. 72
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    Down 43

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Trainspotting

    1996 More
    47
  17. 13
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    Down 131
    1999 More
    79
  18. 65
    Up 56
    Down 45
    2010 More
    50
  19. 46
    Up 63
    Down 51
    2011 More
    57
  20. 69
    Up 36
    Down 23
    2006 More
    49
  21. 60
    Up 45
    Down 35
    1965 More
    52
  22. 84
    Up 27
    Down 15
    2012 More
    43
  23. 121
    Up 23
    Down 39
    2008 More
    34
  24. 81
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    1955 More
    44
  25. 28
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    Down 74
    1992 More
    65
  26. 3
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    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Godfather

    1972 More
    99
  27. 62
    Up 39
    Down 13
    1974 More
    51
  28. 128
    Up 10
    Down 6

    ranked low on reranks
    The Outsiders

    1983 More
    32
  29. 103
    Up 25
    Down 26
    2007 More
    38
  30. 90
    Up 13
    Down 4
    2013 More
    41
  31. 10
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    Down 66

    ranked low on reranks
    The Green Mile

    1999 More
    85
  32. 1
    Up 498
    Down 223
    1994 More
    100
  33. 142
    Up 6
    Down 5
    1956 More
    27
    added by: LarryMellen
  34. 87
    Up 33
    Down 26
    1973 More
    41
  35. 58
    Up 57
    Down 59
    2005 More
    53
  36. 29
    Up 129
    Down 78
    2012 More
    65
  37. 56
    Up 44
    Down 24
    1992 More
    53
    added by: JimJenkins
  38. 144
    Up 3
    Down 3
    2006 More
    26
    added by: AndrewGreen
  39. 7
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    Down 37

    ranked low on reranks
    The Wizard of Oz

    1939 More
    86
  40. 8
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    Down 71

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Gone with the Wind

    1939 More
    85
  41. 125
    Up 10
    Down 20
    2011 More
    33
  42. 114
    Up 16
    Down 25
    1979 More
    36
  43. 86
    Up 39
    Down 56

    ranked high on reranks
    Alice in Wonderland

    1951 More
    42
  44. 135
    Up 6
    Down 6
    2013 More
    31
  45. 122
    Up 12
    Down 4
    1996 More
    33
  46. 40
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    Down 38
    1932 More
    61
  47. 51
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    Down 64
    2005 More
    55
  48. 97
    Up 29
    Down 47
    2009 More
    39
  49. 96
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    Down 8
    1986 More
    39
  50. 24
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    ranked low on reranks
    Atonement

    2007 More
    69
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