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. 169
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    added by looksharp Nicolas Cage, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane Rumble Fish by S.E. Hinton

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  2. 168
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    added by LarryMellen Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon

    ) open
  3. 167
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    - 11

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

    ) open
  4. 166
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    added by AndrewGreen Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Redford

    ) open
  5. 165
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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Chevy Chase, Geena Davis

    ) open
  6. 164
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    - 14

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

    ) open
  7. 163
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    added by looksharp Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård The Railway Man by Eric Lomax

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  8. 162
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    added by looksharp Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Bruce Lee The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn

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  9. 161
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    - 12

    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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  10. 160
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    Meryl Streep, Jim Carrey, Jude Law

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  11. 159
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    Emmy Rossum, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons

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  12. 158
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    - 3

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

    ) open
  13. 157
    + 16
    - 24

    Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon

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  14. 156
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    added by Alimunro28 Michael Caine, Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins

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  15. 155
    + 15
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    Lena Headey, Lily Collins, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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  16. 154
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    - 11

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

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  17. 153
    + 10
    - 15

    Laurence Olivier, Michael York, Olivia Hussey

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  18. 152
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    - 4

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

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  19. 151
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    added by but chickens double d John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie

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  20. 150
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    added by but chickens double d Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Will Wright

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  21. 149
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    Kate Winslet, Ashley Judd, Maggie Q

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  22. 148
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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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  23. 147
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    added by looksharp Brad Pitt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jonah Hill Moneyball by Michael Lewis

    ) open
  24. 146
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    added by looksharp Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf, Bridget Moynahan I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

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  25. 145
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    - 22

    Warm Bodies

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  26. 144
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    often listed Dianna Agron, Teresa Palmer, Alex Pettyfer

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  27. 143
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    - 20

    ranked low on reranks Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, Joanna Lumley

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  28. 142
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan

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  29. 141
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  30. 140
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    - 22

    Jim Carrey, Ashley Judd, Oliver Platt

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  31. 139
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    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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  32. 138
    + 22
    - 53

    Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Samuel L. Jackson

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  33. 137
    + 16
    - 5

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

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  34. 136
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    added by looksharp Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman The Runaway Jury by John Grisham

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  35. 135
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    added by willyboymcoy

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  36. 134
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    - 4

    ranked low on reranks & added by looksharp Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden

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  37. 133
    + 11
    - 22

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Nick Nolte, Seth Rogen, Mary-Louise Parker

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  38. 132
    + 25
    - 5

    ranked low on reranks & added by looksharp Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Jeffrey Jones The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy

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  39. 131
    + 29
    - 51

    Kristen Stewart, Rachel Bilson, Diane Lane

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  40. 130
    + 9
    - 11

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

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  41. 129
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    added by looksharp Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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  42. 128
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    Nicolas Cage, Mariska Hargitay, Elisabeth Shue

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  43. 127
    + 16
    - 34

    Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Jon Stewart

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  44. 126
    + 39
    - 62

    Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Anthony Hopkins

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  45. 125
    + 11
    - 16

    added by looksharp Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Hugh Jackman The Prestige by Christopher Priest

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  46. 124
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi, David Cross

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  47. 123
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    added by looksharp Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci Casino by Nicholas Pileggi

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  48. 122
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    Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Judy Garland

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  49. 121
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    Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Heike Makatsch

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  50. 120
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    Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka

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