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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    Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

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  2. 114
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    Denise Richards, Neil Patrick Harris, Amy Smart

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  3. 3
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    most listed & ranked high on reranks Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

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  4. 12
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    Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh

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  5. 87
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    Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy

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  6. 29
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    James Stewart, Kim Novak, Alfred Hitchcock

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  7. 149
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    new! Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, John C. Reilly

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  8. 106
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    Shirley MacLaine, Peter Sellers, Jack Warden

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  9. 75
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    Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller

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  10. 24
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    Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan

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  11. 48
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Billy Crystal, Fred Savage, Robin Wright

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  12. 146
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    added by looksharp Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård

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  13. 156
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    Nicolas Cage, Mariska Hargitay, Elisabeth Shue

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  14. 76
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    ranked low on reranks Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo

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  15. 116
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    added by willyboymcoy

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  16. 28
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    Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen

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  17. 39
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    ranked low on reranks Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen

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  18. 30
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    ranked low on reranks Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen

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  19. 122
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    added by looksharp Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan

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  20. 94
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    Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Ron Perlman

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  21. 152
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    David Bowie, Natja Brunckhorst, Jens Kuphal

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  22. 145
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    new! & added by looksharp Brad Pitt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jonah Hill

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  23. 8
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    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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  24. 62
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    Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Ron Howard

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  25. 131
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    Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Anthony Hopkins

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  26. 53
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    Tom Hanks, Ian McKellen, Audrey Tautou

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  27. 125
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    Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Judy Garland

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  28. 15
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    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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  29. 88
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    Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro

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  30. 108
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    Sylvester Stallone, David Caruso, Brian Dennehy

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  31. 63
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    Omar Sharif, Alec Guinness, Julie Christie

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  32. 143
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    Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon

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  33. 84
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    Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom

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  34. 158
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    Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst

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  35. 38
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    Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young

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  36. 31
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    Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard

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  37. 55
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    Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Jared Leto

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  38. 83
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    Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan

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  39. 126
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    new! & added by looksharp Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman

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  40. 58
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    Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Carrie-Anne Moss

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  41. 18
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    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw

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  42. 67
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    Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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  43. 102
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    added by wiabux Vera Farmiga, Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis

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  44. 10
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    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland

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  45. 85
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    James Dean, Burl Ives, Albert Dekker

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  46. 127
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    new! & added by looksharp Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Hugh Jackman

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  47. 59
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    Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

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  48. 9
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    Tom Hanks, Sam Rockwell, Michael Clarke Duncan

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  49. 34
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    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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  50. 159
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    added by looksharp Mickey Rourke, Claire Danes, Matt Damon

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