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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. 43
    Up 32
    Down 18
    1976 More
    60
  2. 70
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Children of Men

    2006 More
    50
  3. 46
    Up 75
    Down 44
    2004 More
    58
  4. 12
    Up 147
    Down 43
    1960 More
    80
  5. 89
    Up 27
    Down 15
    1963 More
    44
  6. 32
    Up 47
    Down 21
    1958 More
    65
  7. 23
    Up 195
    Down 116
    2005 More
    72
  8. 101
    Up 22
    Down 28
    2007 More
    40
  9. 143
    Up 4
    Down 3
    2004 More
    32
  10. 135
    Up 7
    Down 3
    2014 More
    33
  11. 150
    Up 25
    Down 69

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Twilight Saga

    31
  12. 64
    Up 54
    Down 40
    2002 More
    52
  13. 45
    Up 75
    Down 40
    2001 More
    58
  14. 116
    Up 10
    Down 15
    2010 More
    38
    added by: perfectturkish
  15. 44
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    Down 45
    2000 More
    60
  16. 80
    Up 50
    Down 41
    1997 More
    47
  17. 149
    Up 12
    Down 31

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    I Am Number Four

    2011 More
    32
  18. 100
    Up 40
    Down 34
    2008 More
    40
  19. 86
    Up 32
    Down 41

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Trainspotting

    1996 More
    44
  20. 13
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    Down 130
    1999 More
    80
  21. 76
    Up 53
    Down 44
    2010 More
    49
  22. 53
    Up 59
    Down 48
    2011 More
    55
  23. 69
    Up 34
    Down 21
    2006 More
    51
  24. 56
    Up 43
    Down 32
    1965 More
    54
  25. 95
    Up 25
    Down 14
    2012 More
    42
  26. 61
    Up 51
    Down 33
    2010 More
    53
  27. 67
    Up 45
    Down 32
    2009 More
    51
  28. 62
    Up 48
    Down 33
    2007 More
    53
  29. 65
    Up 38
    Down 23
    2011 More
    52
  30. 122
    Up 22
    Down 36
    2008 More
    36
  31. 84
    Up 20
    Down 19
    1955 More
    46
  32. 28
    Up 97
    Down 72
    1992 More
    66
  33. 3
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    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Godfather

    1972 More
    99
  34. 73
    Up 37
    Down 12
    1974 More
    50
  35. 128
    Up 9
    Down 3
    1983 More
    34
  36. 106
    Up 23
    Down 24
    2007 More
    39
  37. 125
    Up 9
    Down 4
    2013 More
    35
  38. 144
    Up 5
    Down 4
    1968 More
    32
  39. 10
    Up 238
    Down 65

    ranked low on reranks
    The Green Mile

    1999 More
    85
  40. 1
    Up 479
    Down 219
    1994 More
    100
  41. 152
    Up 5
    Down 1
    1956 More
    30
    added by: LarryMellen
  42. 88
    Up 33
    Down 23
    1973 More
    44
  43. 55
    Up 55
    Down 56
    2005 More
    54
  44. 34
    Up 118
    Down 76
    2012 More
    65
  45. 52
    Up 41
    Down 20
    1992 More
    55
    added by: JimJenkins
  46. 155
    Up 2
    Down 0
    2006 More
    29
    added by: AndrewGreen
  47. 7
    Up 194
    Down 36

    ranked low on reranks
    The Wizard of Oz

    1939 More
    87
  48. 8
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    Down 66

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Gone with the Wind

    1939 More
    86
  49. 131
    Up 8
    Down 18

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Adjustment Bureau

    2011 More
    34
  50. 112
    Up 15
    Down 22
    1979 More
    38
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