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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. 103
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    Down 37
    1982 More
    38
  2. 113
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    Down 23
    1974 More
    37
  3. 137
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    Down 32
    2011 More
    31
  4. 90
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    2013 More
    41
  5. 34
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    2001 More
    64
  6. 27
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    2003 More
    66
  7. 58
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    2005 More
    53
  8. 82
    Up 16
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    2013 More
    44
  9. 136
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    2008 More
    31
  10. 142
    Up 6
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    1956 More
    27
    added by: LarryMellen
  11. 30
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    2012 More
    65
  12. 17
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    Down 57
    2012 More
    73
  13. 115
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    2010 More
    36
    added by: perfectturkish
  14. 48
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    1968 More
    56
  15. 122
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    1996 More
    33
  16. 144
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    2006 More
    27
    added by: AndrewGreen
  17. 88
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    Down 56

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Alice in Wonderland

    1951 More
    41
  18. 13
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    Down 131
    1999 More
    79
  19. 42
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    ranked low on reranks
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    1988 More
    60
  20. 35
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    1998 More
    63
  21. 104
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    1964 More
    38
  22. 140
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    2004 More
    30
  23. 116
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    2005 More
    36
  24. 23
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    2005 More
    71
  25. 129
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    ranked low on reranks
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid

    2010 More
    32
  26. 123
    Up 27
    Down 42
    2000 More
    33
  27. 21
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    Down 61
    1971 More
    73
  28. 121
    Up 5
    Down 10
    2010 More
    34
  29. 100
    Up 20
    Down 16
    1968 More
    39
  30. 91
    Up 15
    Down 19
    1979 More
    41
  31. 127
    Up 10
    Down 22

    often listed
    Drive

    2011 More
    32
  32. 16
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    Down 61

    ranked low on reranks
    Die Hard

    1988 More
    73
  33. 87
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    Down 25
    1973 More
    42
  34. 53
    Up 39
    Down 12
    1967 More
    54
  35. 3
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    Down 189

    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Godfather

    1972 More
    99
  36. 1
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    Down 223
    1994 More
    100
  37. 72
    Up 34
    Down 42
    1996 More
    47
  38. 4
    Up 229
    Down 68
    1962 More
    97
  39. 10
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    Down 66

    ranked low on reranks
    The Green Mile

    1999 More
    85
  40. 15
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    Down 44
    1941 More
    76
  41. 75
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    Down 42
    1997 More
    46
  42. 108
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    1974 More
    37
  43. 26
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    Down 81
    1971 More
    68
  44. 111
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    1997 More
    37
  45. 6
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991 More
    92
  46. 40
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    Down 179

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Goodfellas

    1990 More
    61
  47. 33
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    2002 More
    64
  48. 71
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    Down 23

    ranked low on reranks
    The French Connection

    1971 More
    48
  49. 109
    Up 23
    Down 30
    2005 More
    37
  50. 44
    Up 35
    Down 20
    1976 More
    59
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