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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. 117
    Up 25
    Down 36
    1982 More
    37
  2. 109
    Up 18
    Down 21
    1974 More
    39
  3. 149
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    Down 31

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    I Am Number Four

    2011 More
    32
  4. 125
    Up 9
    Down 4
    2013 More
    35
  5. 31
    Up 94
    Down 36
    2001 More
    65
  6. 27
    Up 111
    Down 41
    2003 More
    67
  7. 55
    Up 55
    Down 56
    2005 More
    54
  8. 94
    Up 14
    Down 4
    2013 More
    42
  9. 139
    Up 6
    Down 3
    2008 More
    33
  10. 152
    Up 5
    Down 1
    1956 More
    30
    added by: LarryMellen
  11. 34
    Up 120
    Down 76
    2012 More
    65
  12. 18
    Up 107
    Down 54
    2012 More
    74
  13. 116
    Up 10
    Down 15
    2010 More
    38
    added by: perfectturkish
  14. 49
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    Down 75
    1968 More
    57
  15. 124
    Up 10
    Down 2
    1996 More
    35
  16. 155
    Up 2
    Down 0
    2006 More
    29
    added by: AndrewGreen
  17. 93
    Up 37
    Down 55

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Alice in Wonderland

    1951 More
    42
  18. 13
    Up 248
    Down 130
    1999 More
    80
  19. 40
    Up 106
    Down 43

    ranked low on reranks
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    1988 More
    61
  20. 36
    Up 81
    Down 87
    1998 More
    64
  21. 102
    Up 20
    Down 17
    1964 More
    40
  22. 143
    Up 4
    Down 3
    2004 More
    32
  23. 113
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    Down 5
    2005 More
    38
  24. 23
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    Down 118
    2005 More
    72
  25. 47
    Up 75
    Down 46
    2004 More
    58
  26. 132
    Up 7
    Down 2
    2010 More
    34
  27. 130
    Up 25
    Down 41
    2000 More
    34
  28. 19
    Up 151
    Down 58
    1971 More
    74
  29. 121
    Up 4
    Down 7
    2010 More
    36
  30. 133
    Up 18
    Down 15
    1968 More
    33
  31. 96
    Up 13
    Down 17
    1979 More
    42
  32. 127
    Up 10
    Down 19
    2011 More
    35
  33. 16
    Up 156
    Down 60
    1988 More
    75
  34. 88
    Up 33
    Down 23
    1973 More
    44
  35. 60
    Up 36
    Down 11
    1967 More
    53
  36. 3
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    Down 188

    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Godfather

    1972 More
    99
  37. 1
    Up 481
    Down 219
    1994 More
    100
  38. 86
    Up 32
    Down 41

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Trainspotting

    1996 More
    44
  39. 4
    Up 224
    Down 65
    1962 More
    97
  40. 9
    Up 240
    Down 65
    1999 More
    85
  41. 15
    Up 88
    Down 43

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Maltese Falcon

    1941 More
    77
  42. 80
    Up 50
    Down 41
    1997 More
    47
  43. 141
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    1974 More
    33
  44. 26
    Up 119
    Down 77
    1971 More
    70
  45. 110
    Up 22
    Down 41
    1997 More
    38
  46. 6
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991 More
    92
  47. 42
    Up 111
    Down 179

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Goodfellas

    1990 More
    61
  48. 33
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    Down 87
    2002 More
    65
  49. 81
    Up 40
    Down 23
    1971 More
    47
  50. 120
    Up 21
    Down 29
    2005 More
    36
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