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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. 45
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      1968 More
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    2. 69
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      2001 More
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    3. 27
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      1971 More
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      2003 More
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    5. 139
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      2003 More
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    6. 97
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      1951 More
      47
    7. 122
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      Alice in Wonderland

      2010 More
      39
    8. 47
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      1976 More
      61
    9. 50
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      2000 More
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    10. 14
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      Atonement

      2007 More
      80
    11. 146
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      2013 More
      36
    12. 79
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      Being There

      1979 More
      52
    13. 33
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      1982 More
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    14. 73
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      2001 More
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    15. 31
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      1992 More
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    16. 135
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      1968 More
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    17. 49
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      2006 More
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    18. 98
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      1970 More
      47
    19. 120
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      2005 More
      40
    20. 149
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      2006 More
      36
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    21. 70
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      Children of Men

      2006 More
      54
    22. 147
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      1974 More
      36
    23. 65
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      2000 More
      55
    24. 62
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      1967 More
      55
    25. 126
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      1995 More
      39
    26. 143
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      1972 More
      37
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      Followed the book almost line by line. Great book and movie. 
    27. 136
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      2010 More
      37
    28. 17
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      Die Hard

      1988 More
      75
    29. 144
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      2014 More
      37
    30. 63
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      1965 More
      55
    31. 68
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      1997 More
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    32. 111
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      1964 More
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    33. 123
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      Drive

      2011 More
      39
    34. 91
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      1955 More
      48
    35. 134
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      2010 More
      38
    36. 152
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      1987 More
      36
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    37. 112
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      1950 More
      41
    38. 39
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      1998 More
      64
    39. 101
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      Field of Dreams

      1989 More
      45
    40. 156
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      2014 More
      35
    41. 13
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      1999 More
      80
    42. 95
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      1982 More
      47
    43. 140
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      1956 More
      37
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    44. 5
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      Forrest Gump

      1994 More
      94
    45. 81
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      1991 More
      51
    46. 108
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      Full Metal Jacket

      1987 More
      43
    47. 37
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      2002 More
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    48. 130
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      Ghost World

      2001 More
      38
    49. 8
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      Gone with the Wind

      1939 More
      86
    50. 46
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      Goodfellas

      1990 More
      61
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