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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    Down 63

    ranked low on reranks
    To Kill a Mockingbird

    1962 More
    98
  2. 116
    Up 38
    Down 43
    1997 More
    41
  3. 3
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    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Godfather

    1972 More
    99
  4. 12
    Up 145
    Down 42
    1960 More
    81
  5. 107
    Up 27
    Down 14

    ranked low on reranks
    The Birds

    1963 More
    43
  6. 36
    Up 46
    Down 20
    1958 More
    66
  7. 79
    Up 15
    Down 21

    ranked high on reranks
    Being There

    1979 More
    52
  8. 93
    Up 32
    Down 40
    1996 More
    47
  9. 26
    Up 140
    Down 63
    1990 More
    70
  10. 57
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    Down 185

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Princess Bride

    1987 More
    56
  11. 113
    Up 42
    Down 26
    2010 More
    41
  12. 151
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    36
    added by: willyboymcoy
  13. 20
    Up 110
    Down 38
    2003 More
    74
  14. 29
    Up 94
    Down 40
    2002 More
    68
  15. 28
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    Down 33
    2001 More
    70
  16. 76
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    Down 5
    1986 More
    53
  17. 9
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    1993 More
    86
  18. 69
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    Down 43
    2001 More
    54
  19. 150
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    2000 More
    36
  20. 61
    Up 36
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    2006 More
    56
  21. 119
    Up 3
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    2007 More
    40
  22. 19
    Up 152
    Down 60
    1986 More
    74
  23. 96
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    Down 13

    ranked low on reranks
    Silver Linings Playbook

    2012 More
    47
  24. 95
    Up 25
    Down 35
    1982 More
    47
  25. 63
    Up 42
    Down 31
    1965 More
    55
  26. 148
    Up 6
    Down 4
    2009 More
    36
  27. 84
    Up 14
    Down 3
    2013 More
    50
  28. 33
    Up 97
    Down 56
    1982 More
    66
  29. 35
    Up 91
    Down 53
    2011 More
    66
  30. 50
    Up 69
    Down 50
    2000 More
    59
  31. 129
    Up 40
    Down 33
    2008 More
    38
  32. 65
    Up 26
    Down 21
    2000 More
    55
  33. 16
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jaws

    1975 More
    77
  34. 66
    Up 37
    Down 30
    1982 More
    55
  35. 56
    Up 54
    Down 38
    2002 More
    57
  36. 41
    Up 73
    Down 38
    2001 More
    63
  37. 133
    Up 8
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    2008 More
    38
    added by: wiabux
  38. 64
    Up 45
    Down 30
    2009 More
    55
  39. 58
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    Down 32
    2010 More
    56
  40. 59
    Up 37
    Down 22
    2011 More
    56
  41. 87
    Up 40
    Down 28
    2005 More
    48
  42. 55
    Up 48
    Down 31
    2007 More
    57
  43. 8
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Gone with the Wind

    1939 More
    86
  44. 91
    Up 20
    Down 18
    1955 More
    48
  45. 80
    Up 37
    Down 11

    ranked low on reranks
    The Godfather Part II

    1974 More
    51
  46. 10
    Up 236
    Down 65

    ranked low on reranks
    The Green Mile

    1999 More
    85
  47. 31
    Up 97
    Down 70
    1992 More
    67
  48. 51
    Up 40
    Down 19
    1992 More
    58
    added by: JimJenkins
  49. 62
    Up 36
    Down 9
    1967 More
    55
  50. 90
    Up 22
    Down 36
    2011 More
    48
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