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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. 41
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    1932 More
    61
  2. 8
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Gone with the Wind

    1939 More
    86
  3. 7
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Wizard of Oz

    1939 More
    87
  4. 15
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    Down 42

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    The Maltese Falcon

    1941 More
    77
  5. 104
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    1950 More
    40
  6. 93
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Alice in Wonderland

    1951 More
    42
  7. 84
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    1955 More
    46
  8. 152
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    1956 More
    30
    added by: LarryMellen
  9. 30
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    1958 More
    66
  10. 12
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    1960 More
    80
  11. 4
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    ranked low on reranks
    To Kill a Mockingbird

    1962 More
    98
  12. 89
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    1963 More
    44
  13. 102
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    1964 More
    40
  14. 56
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    1965 More
    54
  15. 60
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    Down 11
    1967 More
    53
  16. 97
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    1967 More
    41
  17. 49
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    1968 More
    57
  18. 133
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    1968 More
    33
  19. 144
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    1968 More
    32
  20. 57
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    1968 More
    54
  21. 98
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    1970 More
    41
  22. 26
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    1971 More
    69
  23. 81
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    1971 More
    47
  24. 19
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    1971 More
    74
  25. 156
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    1972 More
    29
    added by: WalterDavis
    Followed the book almost line by line. Great book and movie. 
  26. 3
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    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Godfather

    1972 More
    99
  27. 88
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    1973 More
    44
  28. 20
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    1973 More
    74
  29. 141
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    1974 More
    33
  30. 73
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    1974 More
    50
  31. 109
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    1974 More
    39
  32. 14
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    1975 More
    77
  33. 44
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    1976 More
    60
  34. 112
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    1979 More
    38
  35. 96
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    1979 More
    42
  36. 75
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    1980 More
    49
  37. 11
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    1980 More
    84
  38. 40
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    1982 More
    62
  39. 117
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    1982 More
    37
  40. 68
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    1982 More
    51
  41. 128
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    1983 More
    34
  42. 29
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    1985 More
    66
  43. 17
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    1986 More
    74
  44. 99
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    1986 More
    41
  45. 158
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    1987 More
    28
    added by: wiabux
  46. 87
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    1987 More
    44
  47. 50
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Princess Bride

    1987 More
    56
  48. 16
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    1988 More
    75
  49. 38
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    ranked low on reranks
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    1988 More
    62
  50. 92
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    1989 More
    43
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