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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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    new! & added by AndrewGreen 2006

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    added by LarryMellen 1956

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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    Warm Bodies

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    ranked low on reranks 1983

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2001

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    The Chronicles of Narnia

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    added by WalterDavis 1972 Followed the book almost line by line. Great book and movie. 

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    1997

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    2003

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    added by InspectorJavert 2000

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    1968

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    My Sisters Keeper

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    1986

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