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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. 158
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    1987 More
    28
    added by: wiabux
  2. 157
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    added by: willyboymcoy
  3. 156
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    1972 More
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    added by: WalterDavis
    Followed the book almost line by line. Great book and movie. 
  4. 155
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    2006 More
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    added by: AndrewGreen
  5. 154
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    2014 More
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  6. 153
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  7. 152
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    1956 More
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    added by: LarryMellen
  8. 151
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    2008 More
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    added by: wiabux
  9. 150
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Twilight Saga

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  10. 149
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    I Am Number Four

    2011 More
    32
  11. 148
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    2014 More
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  12. 147
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    2013 More
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  13. 146
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    2013 More
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  14. 145
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    Ghost World

    2001 More
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  15. 144
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    1968 More
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  16. 143
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    2004 More
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  17. 142
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    2003 More
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  18. 141
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    1974 More
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  19. 140
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    My Sisters Keeper

    33
  20. 139
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    2008 More
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  21. 138
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    2009 More
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  22. 137
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    2010 More
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  23. 136
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    Warm Bodies

    33
  24. 135
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    2014 More
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  25. 134
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    2003 More
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  26. 133
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    1968 More
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  27. 132
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    2010 More
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  28. 131
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    The Adjustment Bureau

    2011 More
    34
  29. 130
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    2000 More
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  30. 129
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    How To Kill A Mockingbird

    34
  31. 128
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    1983 More
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  32. 127
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    2011 More
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  33. 126
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    Out of Sight

    1998 More
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  34. 125
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    2013 More
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  35. 124
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    1996 More
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  36. 123
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    Harry Potter

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  37. 122
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    2008 More
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  38. 121
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    2010 More
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  39. 120
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    2005 More
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  40. 119
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    The Chronicles of Narnia

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  41. 118
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    2007 More
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  42. 117
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    1982 More
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  43. 116
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    2010 More
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    added by: perfectturkish
  44. 115
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  45. 114
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    Shutter Island

    2010 More
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  46. 113
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    2005 More
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  47. 112
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    1979 More
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  48. 111
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    2009 More
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  49. 110
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    1997 More
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  50. 109
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    1974 More
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