The Best Movies Based On Books Films
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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. 65
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    Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones, Rooney Mara

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  2. 62
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    Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Ron Howard

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  3. 53
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    Tom Hanks, Ian McKellen, Audrey Tautou

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  4. 113
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    Elizabeth Taylor, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett

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  5. 90
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    Ed Wynn, Sterling Holloway, Heather Angel

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  6. 56
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    Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Gisele Bündchen

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  7. 161
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    added by LarryMellen Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon

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  8. 94
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    Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Ron Perlman

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  9. 95
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    Brad Pitt, Zooey Deschanel, Jeremy Renner

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  10. 22
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    Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy

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  11. 41
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    Jean Harlow, Boris Karloff, Paul Muni

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  12. 122
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    added by looksharp Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan

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  13. 140
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    added by miriam Kristin Kreuk, Alex Lifeson, Colin Mochrie

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  14. 135
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    ranked low on reranks Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka

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  15. 67
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    Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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  16. 26
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    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz

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  17. 126
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    new! & added by looksharp Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman

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  18. 15
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    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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  19. 100
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    Orson Welles, Martin Sheen, Jon Voight

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  20. 82
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    Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss

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  21. 18
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    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw

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  22. 25
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    ranked low on reranks Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Saoirse Ronan

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  23. 40
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    Carrie-Anne Moss, Guy Pearce, Jorja Fox

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  24. 119
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    added by perfectturkish Uma Thurman, Pierce Brosnan, Rosario Dawson

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  25. 73
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    Kim Basinger, Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey

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  26. 70
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    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Black

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  27. 149
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    new! Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, John C. Reilly

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  28. 129
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    Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi, David Cross

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  29. 128
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    Nick Nolte, Seth Rogen, Mary-Louise Parker

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  30. 77
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    added by perfectturkish Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Lena Olin

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  31. 20
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    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern

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  32. 60
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    Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Emma Roberts

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  33. 88
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    Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro

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  34. 157
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    added by looksharp Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Gary Busey

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  35. 123
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    Kristen Stewart, Rachel Bilson, Diane Lane

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  36. 92
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    Mercedes Ruehl, James Remar, Robert Townsend

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  37. 11
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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  38. 160
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    new! & added by looksharp Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Jeffrey Jones

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  39. 47
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    Paul Newman, Dennis Hopper, George Kennedy

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  40. 64
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    Zooey Deschanel, Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman

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  41. 114
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    Denise Richards, Neil Patrick Harris, Amy Smart

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  42. 5
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    ranked low on reranks Tom Hanks, Haley Joel Osment, Kurt Russell

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  43. 153
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    new! & added by looksharp Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton

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  44. 87
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    Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy

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  45. 3
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    most listed & ranked high on reranks Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

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  46. 59
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    Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

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  47. 159
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    added by looksharp Mickey Rourke, Claire Danes, Matt Damon

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  48. 9
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    Tom Hanks, Sam Rockwell, Michael Clarke Duncan

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  49. 1
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    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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  50. 139
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    Christina Ricci, Michelle Williams, Jessica Lange

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