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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. 95
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      1982 More
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    3. 157
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      2011 More
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      2013 More
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    5. 28
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      2001 More
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    6. 20
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      2003 More
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    7. 60
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      2005 More
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    8. 84
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      2013 More
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    9. 138
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      2008 More
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    10. 140
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      1956 More
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    11. 30
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      2012 More
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    12. 18
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      2012 More
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    13. 92
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      2010 More
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    14. 45
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      1968 More
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    15. 125
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      1996 More
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    16. 148
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      2006 More
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    17. 97
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      1951 More
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    18. 13
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      1999 More
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    19. 34
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      1988 More
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    20. 39
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      1998 More
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    21. 111
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      1964 More
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    22. 155
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      2004 More
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    23. 120
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    24. 25
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    25. 43
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      2004 More
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    26. 137
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      2010 More
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    27. 149
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      2000 More
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    28. 21
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      1971 More
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    29. 122
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      Alice in Wonderland

      2010 More
      39
    30. 135
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      1968 More
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    31. 100
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      1979 More
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      Drive

      2011 More
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      Die Hard

      1988 More
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    34. 85
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      1973 More
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    35. 62
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      1967 More
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      The Godfather

      1972 More
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      1994 More
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    38. 93
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      1996 More
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      To Kill a Mockingbird

      1962 More
      98
    40. 10
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      The Green Mile

      1999 More
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      The Maltese Falcon

      1941 More
      78
    42. 75
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      1997 More
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    43. 146
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      1974 More
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    44. 27
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      1971 More
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    45. 105
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      Jackie Brown

      1997 More
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    46. 6
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      The Silence of the Lambs

      1991 More
      92
    47. 46
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      Goodfellas

      1990 More
      61
    48. 37
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      2002 More
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    49. 67
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      1971 More
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    50. 115
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      2005 More
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