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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. 92
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    1982 More
    47
  2. 115
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    1974 More
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  3. 156
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    often listed &about to drop off
    I Am Number Four

    2011 More
    33
  4. 129
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    2013 More
    38
  5. 28
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    2001 More
    68
  6. 22
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    2003 More
    73
  7. 60
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    2005 More
    55
  8. 83
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    2013 More
    49
  9. 142
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    2008 More
    36
  10. 139
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    1956 More
    37
    added by: LarryMellen
  11. 33
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    2012 More
    65
  12. 18
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    2012 More
    74
  13. 93
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    2010 More
    46
    added by: perfectturkish
  14. 47
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    1968 More
    61
  15. 128
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    1996 More
    38
  16. 94
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    1951 More
    46
  17. 12
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    1999 More
    82
  18. 35
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    ranked low on reranks
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    1988 More
    65
  19. 34
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    1998 More
    65
  20. 112
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    1964 More
    41
  21. 148
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    2004 More
    36
  22. 124
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    2005 More
    38
  23. 24
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    2005 More
    72
  24. 43
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    2004 More
    61
  25. 141
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    2010 More
    36
  26. 154
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    2000 More
    35
  27. 23
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    1971 More
    73
  28. 137
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    Down 6

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Alice in Wonderland

    2010 More
    37
  29. 134
    Up 17
    Down 13
    1968 More
    37
  30. 100
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    Down 14
    1979 More
    45
  31. 127
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Drive

    2011 More
    38
  32. 15
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    1988 More
    76
  33. 84
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    Down 21
    1973 More
    49
  34. 65
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    ranked low on reranks
    Cool Hand Luke

    1967 More
    54
  35. 3
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    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Godfather

    1972 More
    97
  36. 1
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    1994 More
    100
  37. 89
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    1996 More
    47
  38. 4
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    1962 More
    96
  39. 8
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    1999 More
    86
  40. 16
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    1941 More
    75
  41. 74
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    1997 More
    53
  42. 153
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    Down 3
    1974 More
    35
  43. 26
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    1971 More
    71
  44. 104
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    Down 39

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jackie Brown

    1997 More
    44
  45. 6
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991 More
    89
  46. 50
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Goodfellas

    1990 More
    59
  47. 29
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    often listed
    Gangs of New York

    2002 More
    67
  48. 70
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    Down 22
    1971 More
    54
  49. 110
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    Down 26
    2005 More
    41
  50. 51
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    1976 More
    58
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