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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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    added by shaebeer27 Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter, Michael Moriarty

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    added by looksharp Edward Norton, Richard Gere, Laura Linney Primal Fear by William Diehl

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    new! & added by but chickens double d Paul Giamatti, Doug Jones, Clancy Brown

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    new! & added by but chickens double d Lon Chaney, Ernest Torrence, Raymond Hatton

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    new! & added by but chickens double d Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive

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    new! & added by looksharp Nicolas Cage, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane Rumble Fish by S.E. Hinton

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    added by looksharp Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange The Executioners by John D. MacDonald

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    new! & added by but chickens double d Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Will Wright

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    new! & added by but chickens double d John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie

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    new! & added by but chickens double d Maureen O'Hara, Charles Laughton, Edmond O'Brien

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  11. 164
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    added by looksharp Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Fred MacMurray Double Indemnity by James M. Cain

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    added by LarryMellen Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon

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  13. 162
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    added by looksharp Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Gary Busey The Firm by John Grisham

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    added by looksharp Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Bruce Lee The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn

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    added by AndrewGreen Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Redford

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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Chevy Chase, Geena Davis

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  17. 158
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    added by looksharp Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Judi Dench Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

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  18. 157
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    added by looksharp Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf, Bridget Moynahan I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

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    added by looksharp Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gabrielle Anwar Il buio e il miele (Darkness and Honey) by Giovanni Arpino

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    added by miriam Kristin Kreuk, Alex Lifeson, Colin Mochrie

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  21. 154
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    added by looksharp Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård The Railway Man by Eric Lomax

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  22. 153
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    Christina Ricci, Michelle Williams, Jessica Lange

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  23. 152
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    added by looksharp Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    added by looksharp Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

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  25. 150
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    added by looksharp Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner The Untouchables by Oscar Fraley

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  26. 149
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    added by looksharp Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner Catch Me if You Can by Frank Abagnale

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    Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Aurélien Recoing ...

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    added by looksharp Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden

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    Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon

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    Meryl Streep, Jim Carrey, Jude Law

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    added by looksharp Brad Pitt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jonah Hill Moneyball by Michael Lewis

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    added by looksharp Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Jeffrey Jones The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy

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    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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    ranked low on reranks Lena Headey, Lily Collins, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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    often listed Dianna Agron, Teresa Palmer, Alex Pettyfer

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    Warm Bodies

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    Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan

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    Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, Joanna Lumley

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    Nick Nolte, Seth Rogen, Mary-Louise Parker

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    added by looksharp Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman The Runaway Jury by John Grisham

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    Kristen Stewart, Rachel Bilson, Diane Lane

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    added by looksharp Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor, Marion Cotillard Big Fish by Daniel Wallace

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    Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Jon Stewart

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    added by looksharp Brad Pitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Robert Redford A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean

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    added by looksharp Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino

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    Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Judy Garland

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