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The Best Movies Based On Books

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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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List Criteria: Only movies that were adapted from books.

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  1. 4
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    1962 More
    96
  2. 117
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    often listed
    Starship Troopers

    1997 More
    40
  3. 3
    Up 317
    Down 180

    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Godfather

    1972 More
    97
  4. 14
    Up 136
    Down 40
    1960 More
    80
  5. 107
    Up 25
    Down 13

    ranked low on reranks
    The Birds

    1963 More
    43
  6. 41
    Up 40
    Down 17
    1958 More
    63
  7. 78
    Up 15
    Down 19

    ranked high on reranks
    Being There

    1979 More
    52
  8. 89
    Up 32
    Down 38
    1996 More
    47
  9. 27
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    Down 58

    ranked low on reranks
    Misery

    1990 More
    70
  10. 59
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    Down 183

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Princess Bride

    1987 More
    55
  11. 113
    Up 40
    Down 25
    2010 More
    41
  12. 149
    Up 5
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    36
    added by: willyboymcoy
  13. 22
    Up 94
    Down 31
    2003 More
    73
  14. 30
    Up 81
    Down 34
    2002 More
    67
  15. 28
    Up 78
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    2001 More
    68
  16. 77
    Up 7
    Down 4

    ranked high on reranks
    The Name of the Rose

    1986 More
    52
  17. 7
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    Down 46

    ranked low on reranks
    Schindler's List

    1993 More
    86
  18. 73
    Up 62
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    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    A Beautiful Mind

    2001 More
    53
  19. 154
    Up 21
    Down 39
    2000 More
    35
  20. 62
    Up 33
    Down 23

    ranked low on reranks
    The Da Vinci Code

    2006 More
    55
  21. 118
    Up 2
    Down 1

    ranked high on reranks
    PS, I Love You

    2007 More
    40
  22. 20
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    Down 55

    ranked low on reranks
    Stand by Me

    1986 More
    74
  23. 96
    Up 20
    Down 11

    ranked low on reranks
    Silver Linings Playbook

    2012 More
    46
  24. 92
    Up 24
    Down 33
    1982 More
    47
  25. 68
    Up 38
    Down 31

    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Doctor Zhivago

    1965 More
    54
  26. 150
    Up 4
    Down 3
    2009 More
    36
  27. 83
    Up 11
    Down 2
    2013 More
    49
  28. 32
    Up 92
    Down 51
    1982 More
    66
  29. 37
    Up 79
    Down 49

    ranked low on reranks
    The Help

    2011 More
    64
  30. 46
    Up 65
    Down 44

    ranked low on reranks
    American Psycho

    2000 More
    61
  31. 122
    Up 40
    Down 31

    ranked low on reranks
    Slumdog Millionaire

    2008 More
    38
  32. 63
    Up 23
    Down 18

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Chocolat

    2000 More
    55
  33. 17
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    Down 125

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jaws

    1975 More
    75
  34. 65
    Up 34
    Down 29

    ranked high on reranks
    The Thing

    1982 More
    54
  35. 56
    Up 52
    Down 35
    2002 More
    57
  36. 40
    Up 67
    Down 31
    2001 More
    63
  37. 135
    Up 5
    Down 1
    2008 More
    37
    added by: wiabux
  38. 60
    Up 43
    Down 27
    2009 More
    55
  39. 57
    Up 48
    Down 29
    2010 More
    56
  40. 58
    Up 35
    Down 19
    2011 More
    56
  41. 88
    Up 38
    Down 26

    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    2005 More
    48
  42. 53
    Up 46
    Down 28
    2007 More
    57
  43. 9
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    Down 61

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Gone with the Wind

    1939 More
    84
  44. 90
    Up 19
    Down 18
    1955 More
    47
  45. 80
    Up 35
    Down 11

    ranked low on reranks
    The Godfather Part II

    1974 More
    51
  46. 8
    Up 219
    Down 60

    ranked low on reranks
    The Green Mile

    1999 More
    86
  47. 31
    Up 93
    Down 64
    1992 More
    67
  48. 54
    Up 35
    Down 17

    ranked low on reranks
    Of Mice and Men

    1992 More
    57
    added by: JimJenkins
  49. 64
    Up 32
    Down 9

    ranked low on reranks
    Cool Hand Luke

    1967 More
    54
  50. 91
    Up 19
    Down 34

    often listed
    Hugo

    2011 More
    47
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