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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. 146
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    1972 More
    28
    added by: WalterDavis
    Followed the book almost line by line. Great book and movie. 
  2. 145
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    1987 More
    28
    added by: wiabux
  3. 144
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    1956 More
    29
    added by: LarryMellen
  4. 143
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    added by: willyboymcoy
  5. 142
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    2006 More
    29
    added by: AndrewGreen
  6. 141
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    2008 More
    31
    added by: wiabux
  7. 140
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    2014 More
    31
  8. 139
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    2003 More
    31
  9. 138
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Twilight Saga

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  10. 137
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    1974 More
    32
  11. 136
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    2004 More
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  12. 135
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    Ghost World

    2001 More
    32
  13. 134
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    2013 More
    32
  14. 133
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    2011 More
    33
  15. 132
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    2013 More
    33
  16. 131
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    2008 More
    33
  17. 130
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    1968 More
    33
  18. 129
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    2009 More
    33
  19. 128
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    2010 More
    33
  20. 127
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    Warm Bodies

    33
  21. 126
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    1983 More
    34
  22. 125
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    2010 More
    34
  23. 124
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    2003 More
    34
  24. 123
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Book Thief

    2014 More
    34
  25. 122
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    My Sisters Keeper

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  26. 121
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Drive

    2011 More
    34
  27. 120
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    2011 More
    34
  28. 119
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Out of Sight

    1998 More
    34
  29. 118
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    How To Kill A Mockingbird

    35
  30. 117
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    2000 More
    35
  31. 116
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    1996 More
    35
  32. 115
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    2013 More
    36
  33. 114
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    Jumper

    2008 More
    36
  34. 113
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    2010 More
    36
  35. 112
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    2005 More
    36
  36. 111
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    The Chronicles of Narnia

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  37. 110
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    1982 More
    37
  38. 109
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    2007 More
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  39. 108
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    1979 More
    38
  40. 107
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    Shutter Island

    2010 More
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  41. 106
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    2005 More
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  42. 105
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    2010 More
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  43. 104
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    2009 More
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  44. 103
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    1997 More
    39
  45. 102
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    2013 More
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    added by: perfectturkish
  46. 101
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    1974 More
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  47. 100
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    1995 More
    39
  48. 99
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    1997 More
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  49. 98
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    2003 More
    40
  50. 97
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    1964 More
    40
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