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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  1. 107
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    Sylvester Stallone, David Caruso, Brian Dennehy

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  2. 110
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    O. J. Simpson, Paul Newman, Faye Dunaway

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  3. 160
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    new! & added by looksharp Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Jeffrey Jones

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  4. 134
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    often listed Dianna Agron, Teresa Palmer, Alex Pettyfer

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  5. 89
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    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz

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  6. 30
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    ranked low on reranks Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen

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  7. 28
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    Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen

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    Zooey Deschanel, Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman

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  9. 85
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    Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom

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  10. 128
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    Nick Nolte, Seth Rogen, Mary-Louise Parker

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  11. 161
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    added by LarryMellen Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon

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  12. 26
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    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz

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  13. 21
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    Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom

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  14. 119
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    added by perfectturkish Uma Thurman, Pierce Brosnan, Rosario Dawson

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  15. 44
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    Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

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  16. 133
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    Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, Joanna Lumley

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  17. 162
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    added by AndrewGreen Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Redford

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  18. 90
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    Ed Wynn, Sterling Holloway, Heather Angel

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  19. 13
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    Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Jared Leto

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  20. 37
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    ranked low on reranks Kathleen Turner, Mel Blanc, Christopher Lloyd

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  21. 35
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci

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  22. 109
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    James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott

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  23. 118
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    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, AnnaSophia Robb

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  24. 22
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    Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy

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  25. 141
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    Chloë Grace Moretz, Zachary Gordon, Rachael Harris

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  26. 131
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    Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Anthony Hopkins

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    Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor

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  28. 121
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    Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter

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  29. 104
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    Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen, Suzanne Somers

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  30. 92
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    Mercedes Ruehl, James Remar, Robert Townsend

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  31. 132
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan

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  32. 17
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    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Robert Davi

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  33. 91
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    Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox, Donald Sinden

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    Paul Newman, Dennis Hopper, George Kennedy

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    most listed & ranked high on reranks Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

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  36. 1
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    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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  37. 75
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    Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller

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  38. 159
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    added by looksharp Mickey Rourke, Claire Danes, Matt Damon

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  39. 4
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    ranked low on reranks Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

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  40. 9
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    Tom Hanks, Sam Rockwell, Michael Clarke Duncan

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  41. 19
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    Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Mary Astor

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  42. 73
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    Kim Basinger, Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey

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  43. 115
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    Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Roman Polanski

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  44. 27
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    Malcolm McDowell, Steven Berkoff, Warren Clarke

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  45. 117
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino

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  46. 6
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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  47. 42
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

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  48. 36
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Liam Neeson

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  49. 71
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    ranked low on reranks Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

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  50. 108
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    Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

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