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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. 51
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    1976 More
    58
  2. 69
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Children of Men

    2006 More
    54
  3. 43
    Up 67
    Down 35
    2004 More
    61
  4. 14
    Up 137
    Down 40
    1960 More
    80
  5. 107
    Up 25
    Down 13

    ranked low on reranks
    The Birds

    1963 More
    43
  6. 41
    Up 40
    Down 17
    1958 More
    63
  7. 24
    Up 180
    Down 107
    2005 More
    72
  8. 114
    Up 21
    Down 26
    2007 More
    41
  9. 148
    Up 3
    Down 2
    2004 More
    36
  10. 132
    Up 4
    Down 0
    2014 More
    37
  11. 102
    Up 24
    Down 64

    ranked high on reranks &controversial
    The Twilight Saga

    44
  12. 56
    Up 52
    Down 35
    2002 More
    57
  13. 40
    Up 67
    Down 31
    2001 More
    63
  14. 93
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    Down 12
    2010 More
    46
    added by: perfectturkish
  15. 45
    Up 50
    Down 37
    2000 More
    61
  16. 74
    Up 49
    Down 39

    niche appeal
    L.A. Confidential

    1997 More
    53
  17. 156
    Up 9
    Down 28

    often listed &about to drop off
    I Am Number Four

    2011 More
    33
  18. 122
    Up 40
    Down 31
    2008 More
    38
  19. 89
    Up 32
    Down 38
    1996 More
    47
  20. 12
    Up 232
    Down 121
    1999 More
    82
  21. 71
    Up 52
    Down 40

    niche appeal
    The Social Network

    2010 More
    54
  22. 44
    Up 54
    Down 41
    2011 More
    61
  23. 79
    Up 32
    Down 18
    2006 More
    51
  24. 68
    Up 38
    Down 31
    1965 More
    54
  25. 96
    Up 20
    Down 11

    ranked low on reranks
    Silver Linings Playbook

    2012 More
    46
  26. 57
    Up 48
    Down 29
    2010 More
    56
  27. 61
    Up 43
    Down 27
    2009 More
    55
  28. 53
    Up 46
    Down 28
    2007 More
    57
  29. 58
    Up 35
    Down 19
    2011 More
    56
  30. 103
    Up 21
    Down 33
    2008 More
    44
  31. 90
    Up 19
    Down 18
    1955 More
    47
  32. 31
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    Down 64
    1992 More
    67
  33. 3
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    Down 180

    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Godfather

    1972 More
    97
  34. 80
    Up 35
    Down 11

    ranked low on reranks
    The Godfather Part II

    1974 More
    51
  35. 121
    Up 7
    Down 0
    1983 More
    39
  36. 116
    Up 20
    Down 22
    2007 More
    40
  37. 129
    Up 7
    Down 2
    2013 More
    38
  38. 143
    Up 4
    Down 2
    1968 More
    36
  39. 8
    Up 220
    Down 60
    1999 More
    86
  40. 1
    Up 445
    Down 209
    1994 More
    100
  41. 139
    Up 2
    Down 0
    1956 More
    37
    added by: LarryMellen
  42. 84
    Up 31
    Down 21
    1973 More
    49
  43. 60
    Up 50
    Down 54
    2005 More
    55
  44. 33
    Up 98
    Down 70
    2012 More
    65
  45. 54
    Up 35
    Down 17
    1992 More
    57
    added by: JimJenkins
  46. 10
    Up 170
    Down 32

    ranked low on reranks
    The Wizard of Oz

    1939 More
    84
  47. 9
    Up 142
    Down 61

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Gone with the Wind

    1939 More
    84
  48. 131
    Up 7
    Down 17

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Adjustment Bureau

    2011 More
    37
  49. 78
    Up 15
    Down 19

    ranked high on reranks
    Being There

    1979 More
    52
  50. 94
    Up 33
    Down 53

    niche appeal
    Alice in Wonderland

    1951 More
    46
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