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The Best Movies Based On Books

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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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List Criteria: Only movies that were adapted from books.

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  1. 157
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  2. 156
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    I Am Number Four

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  4. 154
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    2000 More
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  5. 153
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    1974 More
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  6. 152
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    My Sisters Keeper

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  7. 151
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    1972 More
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    added by: WalterDavis
    Followed the book almost line by line. Great book and movie. 
  8. 150
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    2009 More
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    added by: willyboymcoy
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  11. 147
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  12. 146
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    1987 More
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  13. 145
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  14. 144
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  15. 143
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    1968 More
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  16. 142
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  18. 140
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  19. 139
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    1956 More
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    added by: LarryMellen
  20. 138
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    Warm Bodies

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  21. 137
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Alice in Wonderland

    2010 More
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  22. 136
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  24. 134
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    The Adjustment Bureau

    2011 More
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  30. 128
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    1996 More
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  31. 127
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    Drive

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  32. 126
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    1995 More
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  33. 125
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    The Chronicles of Narnia

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  34. 124
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    Ghost World

    2001 More
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  37. 121
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    1983 More
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    Harry Potter

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  39. 119
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    1967 More
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  40. 118
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    2007 More
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    1964 More
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    1950 More
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    Full Metal Jacket

    1987 More
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