The Best Movies Based On Books Films
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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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    1976

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  2. 68
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    2006

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  3. 13
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    1960

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  4. 89
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    1963

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  5. 33
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    1958

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  6. 23
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    2005

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  7. 93
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    2007

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  8. 139
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    2004

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  9. 131
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    2014

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  10. 135
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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  11. 114
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    added by perfectturkish 2010

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    2000

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  13. 75
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    1997

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  14. 130
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    often listed 2011

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  15. 92
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    2008

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  16. 73
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    1996

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  17. 12
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    1999

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  18. 66
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    2010

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  19. 46
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    2011

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    2006

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  21. 61
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    1965

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  22. 84
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    2012

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    2008

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    1955

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  25. 29
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    1992

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  26. 3
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    most listed & ranked high on reranks 1972

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  27. 62
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    ranked low on reranks 1974

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  28. 129
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    1983

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  29. 102
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    2007

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  30. 87
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    2013

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  31. 10
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    ranked low on reranks 1999

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  32. 1
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    1994

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    added by LarryMellen 1956

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  34. 88
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    1973

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  35. 57
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    2005

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  36. 28
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    2012

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  37. 56
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    added by JimJenkins 1992

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  38. 144
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    new! & added by AndrewGreen 2006

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  39. 7
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    1939

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    1939

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    2011

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    1979

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    ranked high on reranks 1951

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  44. 134
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    2013

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  45. 127
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    1996

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  46. 41
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    1932

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    ranked low on reranks 2005

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  48. 98
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    often listed 2009

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    1986

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    ranked low on reranks 2007

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