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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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    added by LarryMellen Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon

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    new! & added by AndrewGreen Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Redford

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    Alfre Woodard, Gregory Smith, Chris Potter

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    Nick Nolte, Seth Rogen, Mary-Louise Parker

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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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    Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon

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    Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka

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    often listed Dianna Agron, Teresa Palmer, Alex Pettyfer

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    Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane

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    Warm Bodies

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    Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Heike Makatsch

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    Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, Joanna Lumley

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    Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan

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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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    Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Jon Stewart

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    Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi, David Cross

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    Kristen Stewart, Rachel Bilson, Diane Lane

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    Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Judy Garland

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    The Chronicles of Narnia

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    Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter

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    added by WalterDavis Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty Followed the book almost line by line. Great book and movie. 

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    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, AnnaSophia Robb

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    O. J. Simpson, Paul Newman, Faye Dunaway

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    added by perfectturkish Uma Thurman, Pierce Brosnan, Rosario Dawson

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    Shirley MacLaine, Peter Sellers, Jack Warden

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    Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

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    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino

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    Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Roman Polanski

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    added by perfectturkish Alexandra Daddario, Logan Lerman, Jake Abel

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Andy García, Paula Garcés

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    James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott

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    Elizabeth Taylor, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett

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    Denise Richards, Neil Patrick Harris, Amy Smart

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    Sylvester Stallone, David Caruso, Brian Dennehy

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    Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen, Suzanne Somers

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    Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson

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    added by wiabux Vera Farmiga, Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis

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    Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Joseph Morgan

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    added by InspectorJavert John Malkovich, Gérard Depardieu, Charlotte Gainsbourg

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    George Clooney, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman

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    My Sisters Keeper

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    Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Ron Perlman

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    Orson Welles, Martin Sheen, Jon Voight

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    Brad Pitt, Zooey Deschanel, Jeremy Renner

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    Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan

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