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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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    My Sisters Keeper

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    1987 More
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    added by: wiabux
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    1972 More
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    added by: WalterDavis
    Followed the book almost line by line. Great book and movie. 
  17. 142
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    Warm Bodies

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  19. 140
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    1956 More
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    added by: LarryMellen
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    The Adjustment Bureau

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    Ghost World

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    Harry Potter

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    Drive

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    Alice in Wonderland

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    The Chronicles of Narnia

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    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

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