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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. 66
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    Down 45
    2001 More
    50
  3. 26
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    Down 81
    1971 More
    68
  4. 141
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    Down 6
    2003 More
    29
  5. 136
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    2003 More
    31
  6. 86
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    ranked high on reranks
    Alice in Wonderland

    1951 More
    42
  7. 120
    Up 6
    Down 10
    2010 More
    34
  8. 44
    Up 35
    Down 21
    1976 More
    58
  9. 47
    Up 73
    Down 53
    2000 More
    57
  10. 24
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    Atonement

    2007 More
    69
  11. 140
    Up 6
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    2013 More
    30
  12. 114
    Up 16
    Down 25
    1979 More
    36
  13. 41
    Up 103
    Down 59
    1982 More
    61
  14. 61
    Up 37
    Down 24
    2001 More
    52
  15. 28
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    Down 74
    1992 More
    65
  16. 99
    Up 20
    Down 17
    1968 More
    38
  17. 45
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    Down 151
    2006 More
    58
  18. 95
    Up 22
    Down 21
    1970 More
    40
  19. 115
    Up 9
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    2005 More
    36
  20. 144
    Up 3
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    2006 More
    26
    added by: AndrewGreen
  21. 68
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Children of Men

    2006 More
    49
  22. 109
    Up 8
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    1974 More
    37
  23. 57
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    Down 23
    2000 More
    53
  24. 52
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    1967 More
    54
  25. 108
    Up 27
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    1995 More
    37
  26. 117
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    1972 More
    36
    added by: WalterDavis
    Followed the book almost line by line. Great book and movie. 
  27. 131
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    2010 More
    31
  28. 16
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    Down 61
    1988 More
    73
  29. 60
    Up 45
    Down 35
    1965 More
    52
  30. 55
    Up 38
    Down 28
    1997 More
    54
  31. 105
    Up 21
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    1964 More
    38
  32. 126
    Up 11
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    2011 More
    33
  33. 81
    Up 21
    Down 21
    1955 More
    44
  34. 132
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    2010 More
    31
  35. 106
    Up 26
    Down 22
    1950 More
    37
  36. 35
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    1998 More
    64
  37. 92
    Up 40
    Down 26
    1989 More
    40
  38. 13
    Up 255
    Down 131
    1999 More
    79
  39. 104
    Up 26
    Down 38
    1982 More
    38
  40. 142
    Up 6
    Down 5
    1956 More
    27
    added by: LarryMellen
  41. 5
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    ranked low on reranks
    Forrest Gump

    1994 More
    94
  42. 74
    Up 46
    Down 36
    1991 More
    46
  43. 76
    Up 34
    Down 13
    1987 More
    45
  44. 30
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Gangs of New York

    2002 More
    65
  45. 127
    Up 10
    Down 36

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ghost World

    2001 More
    32
  46. 8
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    Down 71

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Gone with the Wind

    1939 More
    85
  47. 38
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Goodfellas

    1990 More
    61
  48. 21
    Up 128
    Down 49

    Harry Potter Series

    73
  49. 37
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    Harry Potter The Complete Collection

    61
  50. 70
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    2000 More
    49
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