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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 68
    1962 More
    97
  2. 107
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    Down 45
    1997 More
    38
  3. 3
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    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Godfather

    1972 More
    99
  4. 12
    Up 157
    Down 44
    1960 More
    80
  5. 86
    Up 28
    Down 16
    1963 More
    42
  6. 29
    Up 52
    Down 22
    1958 More
    65
  7. 112
    Up 16
    Down 24
    1979 More
    37
  8. 72
    Up 34
    Down 42
    1996 More
    47
  9. 25
    Up 145
    Down 64
    1990 More
    69
  10. 49
    Up 131
    Down 187

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Princess Bride

    1987 More
    56
  11. 83
    Up 44
    Down 27
    2010 More
    43
  12. 143
    Up 9
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    27
    added by: willyboymcoy
  13. 27
    Up 115
    Down 41
    2003 More
    66
  14. 39
    Up 98
    Down 43
    2002 More
    61
  15. 34
    Up 98
    Down 37
    2001 More
    64
  16. 96
    Up 11
    Down 7
    1986 More
    40
  17. 9
    Up 219
    Down 52
    1993 More
    85
  18. 64
    Up 68
    Down 44
    2001 More
    50
  19. 123
    Up 27
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    2000 More
    33
  20. 55
    Up 39
    Down 28
    2006 More
    54
  21. 118
    Up 4
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    2007 More
    35
  22. 18
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    ranked low on reranks
    Stand by Me

    1986 More
    73
  23. 84
    Up 26
    Down 15
    2012 More
    43
  24. 103
    Up 26
    Down 37
    1982 More
    38
  25. 59
    Up 45
    Down 34
    1965 More
    52
  26. 133
    Up 8
    Down 6
    2009 More
    31
  27. 82
    Up 16
    Down 4
    2013 More
    44
  28. 37
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    Down 58

    ranked low on reranks
    Blade Runner

    1982 More
    61
  29. 31
    Up 99
    Down 58
    2011 More
    65
  30. 47
    Up 72
    Down 53
    2000 More
    57
  31. 89
    Up 43
    Down 35
    2008 More
    41
  32. 56
    Up 29
    Down 22
    2000 More
    54
  33. 14
    Up 196
    Down 131
    1975 More
    77
  34. 67
    Up 39
    Down 31
    1982 More
    50
  35. 99
    Up 11
    Down 4
    2008 More
    39
    added by: wiabux
  36. 8
    Up 163
    Down 70

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Gone with the Wind

    1939 More
    85
  37. 80
    Up 21
    Down 20
    1955 More
    44
  38. 62
    Up 39
    Down 12
    1974 More
    51
  39. 10
    Up 247
    Down 66

    ranked low on reranks
    The Green Mile

    1999 More
    85
  40. 28
    Up 102
    Down 73
    1992 More
    66
  41. 57
    Up 43
    Down 23
    1992 More
    53
    added by: JimJenkins
  42. 53
    Up 39
    Down 12
    1967 More
    54
  43. 73
    Up 24
    Down 38

    often listed
    Hugo

    2011 More
    47
  44. 130
    Up 9
    Down 6
    1983 More
    31
  45. 101
    Up 15
    Down 13
    2000 More
    38
    added by: InspectorJavert
  46. 33
    Up 99
    Down 88
    2002 More
    64
  47. 41
    Up 59
    Down 38
    1932 More
    61
  48. 113
    Up 18
    Down 23
    1974 More
    37
  49. 40
    Up 115
    Down 179

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Goodfellas

    1990 More
    61
  50. 65
    Up 44
    Down 35
    1980 More
    50
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