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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. 47
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      1976 More
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      Children of Men

      2006 More
      54
    3. 43
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      2004 More
      61
    4. 12
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      1960 More
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      The Birds

      1963 More
      43
    6. 36
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      1958 More
      66
    7. 25
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      2005 More
      72
    8. 114
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      2007 More
      41
    9. 155
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      2004 More
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    10. 132
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      2014 More
      38
    11. 104
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      The Twilight Saga

      44
    12. 56
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      2002 More
      57
    13. 41
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      2001 More
      63
    14. 92
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      2010 More
      48
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    15. 48
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      2000 More
      60
    16. 75
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      1997 More
      53
    17. 157
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      2011 More
      35
    18. 129
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      2008 More
      38
    19. 93
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      1996 More
      47
    20. 13
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      1999 More
      80
    21. 74
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      2010 More
      53
    22. 44
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      2011 More
      61
    23. 79
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      2006 More
      52
    24. 63
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      1965 More
      55
    25. 96
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      Silver Linings Playbook

      2012 More
      47
    26. 58
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      2010 More
      56
    27. 65
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      2009 More
      55
    28. 55
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      2007 More
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    29. 59
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      2011 More
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    30. 103
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      2008 More
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    31. 91
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      1955 More
      48
    32. 31
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      1992 More
      67
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      The Godfather

      1972 More
      99
    34. 80
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      The Godfather Part II

      1974 More
      51
    35. 126
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      1983 More
      39
    36. 117
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      2007 More
      41
    37. 128
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      2013 More
      38
    38. 144
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      1968 More
      37
    39. 10
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      The Green Mile

      1999 More
      85
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      1994 More
      100
    41. 140
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      1956 More
      37
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    42. 85
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      1973 More
      49
    43. 60
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      2005 More
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    44. 30
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      2012 More
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    45. 51
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      1992 More
      58
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    46. 148
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      2006 More
      36
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    47. 7
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      The Wizard of Oz

      1939 More
      87
    48. 8
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      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Gone with the Wind

      1939 More
      86
    49. 136
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      The Adjustment Bureau

      2011 More
      37
    50. 78
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      Being There

      1979 More
      52
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