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. 162
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    added by AndrewGreen Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Redford

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  2. 161
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    added by LarryMellen Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon

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    new! & added by looksharp Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Jeffrey Jones

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  4. 159
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    added by looksharp Mickey Rourke, Claire Danes, Matt Damon

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  5. 158
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    Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst

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  6. 157
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    added by looksharp Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Gary Busey

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  7. 156
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    Nicolas Cage, Mariska Hargitay, Elisabeth Shue

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  8. 155
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    Alfre Woodard, Gregory Smith, Chris Potter

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    new! & added by looksharp Brad Pitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Robert Redford

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  10. 153
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    new! & added by looksharp Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton

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  11. 152
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    David Bowie, Natja Brunckhorst, Jens Kuphal

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  12. 151
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    Isabella Rossellini, Filippo Timi, Alba Rohrwacher

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    added by looksharp Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana, Taylor Kitsch

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  14. 149
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    new! Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, John C. Reilly

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  15. 148
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    Hugh Grant, Stockard Channing, Emmanuelle Seigner

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  16. 147
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    added by looksharp Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård

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  17. 146
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    Eva Green, Michael Pitt, Jean-Pierre Léaud

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  18. 145
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    Chloë Grace Moretz, Zachary Gordon, Rachael Harris

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    Lena Headey, Lily Collins, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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    new! & added by looksharp Brad Pitt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jonah Hill

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  21. 142
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    Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Aurélien Recoing ...

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  22. 141
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    Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon

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  23. 140
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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  24. 139
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    added by miriam Kristin Kreuk, Alex Lifeson, Colin Mochrie

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  25. 138
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    Christina Ricci, Michelle Williams, Jessica Lange

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  26. 137
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    Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka

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    Warm Bodies

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  28. 135
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    Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane

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  29. 134
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    often listed Dianna Agron, Teresa Palmer, Alex Pettyfer

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  30. 133
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    Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, Joanna Lumley

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  31. 132
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    Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan

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  32. 131
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    Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Anthony Hopkins

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    Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Samuel L. Jackson

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  34. 129
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    Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi, David Cross

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    Nick Nolte, Seth Rogen, Mary-Louise Parker

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    new! & added by looksharp Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Hugh Jackman

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  37. 126
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    new! & added by looksharp Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman

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  38. 125
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    Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Judy Garland

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  39. 124
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    Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Jon Stewart

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    Kristen Stewart, Rachel Bilson, Diane Lane

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    added by looksharp Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan

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  42. 121
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    Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter

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    added by perfectturkish Alexandra Daddario, Logan Lerman, Jake Abel

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  44. 119
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    added by perfectturkish Uma Thurman, Pierce Brosnan, Rosario Dawson

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  45. 118
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    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, AnnaSophia Robb

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  46. 117
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    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino

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  48. 115
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    Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Roman Polanski

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    Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Heike Makatsch

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    Elizabeth Taylor, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett

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