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. 4
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    To Kill a Mockingbird

    1962 More
    98
  2. 107
    Up 38
    Down 44
    1997 More
    39
  3. 3
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    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Godfather

    1972 More
    99
  4. 12
    Up 147
    Down 43
    1960 More
    80
  5. 89
    Up 27
    Down 15
    1963 More
    44
  6. 31
    Up 47
    Down 21
    1958 More
    65
  7. 112
    Up 15
    Down 22
    1979 More
    38
  8. 86
    Up 32
    Down 41

    often listed
    Trainspotting

    1996 More
    44
  9. 25
    Up 141
    Down 64
    1990 More
    70
  10. 50
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    Down 187

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Princess Bride

    1987 More
    56
  11. 113
    Up 42
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    Shutter Island

    2010 More
    38
  12. 157
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    28
    added by: willyboymcoy
  13. 27
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    Down 40
    2003 More
    67
  14. 37
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    2002 More
    62
  15. 33
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    2001 More
    65
  16. 99
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    1986 More
    41
  17. 9
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    1993 More
    85
  18. 74
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    2001 More
    49
  19. 130
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    2000 More
    34
  20. 51
    Up 37
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    2006 More
    55
  21. 118
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    2007 More
    36
  22. 17
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    1986 More
    74
  23. 95
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    Down 14
    2012 More
    42
  24. 117
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    1982 More
    37
  25. 56
    Up 43
    Down 32
    1965 More
    54
  26. 138
    Up 7
    Down 4
    2009 More
    33
  27. 94
    Up 14
    Down 4
    2013 More
    42
  28. 40
    Up 97
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    1982 More
    61
  29. 30
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    Down 54
    2011 More
    65
  30. 48
    Up 69
    Down 52
    2000 More
    58
  31. 100
    Up 40
    Down 34
    2008 More
    40
  32. 54
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    2000 More
    54
  33. 14
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    1975 More
    77
  34. 68
    Up 37
    Down 30
    1982 More
    51
  35. 64
    Up 54
    Down 40
    2002 More
    52
  36. 46
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    2001 More
    58
  37. 151
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    2008 More
    31
    added by: wiabux
  38. 67
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    2009 More
    51
  39. 61
    Up 51
    Down 33
    2010 More
    53
  40. 65
    Up 38
    Down 23
    2011 More
    52
  41. 85
    Up 40
    Down 29
    2005 More
    45
  42. 62
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    Down 33
    2007 More
    52
  43. 8
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Gone with the Wind

    1939 More
    86
  44. 84
    Up 20
    Down 19
    1955 More
    46
  45. 73
    Up 37
    Down 12
    1974 More
    50
  46. 10
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Green Mile

    1999 More
    85
  47. 28
    Up 97
    Down 72
    1992 More
    66
  48. 52
    Up 41
    Down 20
    1992 More
    55
    added by: JimJenkins
  49. 60
    Up 36
    Down 11
    1967 More
    53
  50. 77
    Up 22
    Down 37

    often listed
    Hugo

    2011 More
    48
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