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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. 49
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    1968 More
    56
  2. 74
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    2001 More
    49
  3. 26
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    1971 More
    69
  4. 142
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    2003 More
    32
  5. 134
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    2003 More
    33
  6. 93
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Alice in Wonderland

    1951 More
    42
  7. 121
    Up 4
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    2010 More
    36
  8. 43
    Up 32
    Down 18
    1976 More
    60
  9. 48
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    2000 More
    58
  10. 24
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    ranked low on reranks
    Atonement

    2007 More
    72
  11. 146
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    2013 More
    32
  12. 112
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    1979 More
    38
  13. 40
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    1982 More
    61
  14. 71
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    2001 More
    50
  15. 28
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    1992 More
    66
  16. 133
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    1968 More
    33
  17. 47
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    2006 More
    58
  18. 98
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    1970 More
    41
  19. 114
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    2005 More
    38
  20. 155
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    2006 More
    29
    added by: AndrewGreen
  21. 70
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Children of Men

    2006 More
    50
  22. 141
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    1974 More
    33
  23. 54
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    2000 More
    54
  24. 60
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    1967 More
    53
  25. 108
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    1995 More
    39
  26. 156
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    1972 More
    29
    added by: WalterDavis
    Followed the book almost line by line. Great book and movie. 
  27. 132
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    2010 More
    34
  28. 16
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    1988 More
    75
  29. 148
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    2014 More
    32
  30. 56
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    1965 More
    54
  31. 66
    Up 36
    Down 27
    1997 More
    52
  32. 102
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    1964 More
    40
  33. 127
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    2011 More
    35
  34. 84
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    1955 More
    46
  35. 137
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    2010 More
    33
  36. 158
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    1987 More
    28
    added by: wiabux
  37. 104
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    1950 More
    40
  38. 36
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    1998 More
    64
  39. 92
    Up 39
    Down 24
    1989 More
    43
  40. 153
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    2014 More
    30
  41. 13
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    1999 More
    80
  42. 117
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    1982 More
    37
  43. 152
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    Down 1
    1956 More
    30
    added by: LarryMellen
  44. 5
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    ranked low on reranks
    Forrest Gump

    1994 More
    94
  45. 79
    Up 44
    Down 35
    1991 More
    48
  46. 87
    Up 31
    Down 12
    1987 More
    44
  47. 33
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    2002 More
    65
  48. 145
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ghost World

    2001 More
    32
  49. 8
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Gone with the Wind

    1939 More
    86
  50. 42
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Goodfellas

    1990 More
    61
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