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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. 76
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  2. 74
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  3. 51
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  4. 104
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    Alice in Wonderland

    1951 More
    42
  6. 69
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  7. 152
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    1956 More
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  8. 99
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    1986 More
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  9. 101
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  10. 23
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    72
  11. 41
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    1932 More
    61
  12. 137
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  13. 68
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    1982 More
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  14. 34
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  15. 18
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    1986 More
    74
  16. 98
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    1970 More
    41
  17. 97
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    1967 More
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  18. 14
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    1975 More
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  19. 24
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    Atonement

    2007 More
    72
  20. 44
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  21. 116
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    added by: perfectturkish
  22. 80
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    1997 More
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  23. 82
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  24. 145
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    Ghost World

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    32
  25. 139
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  26. 78
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    added by: perfectturkish
  27. 21
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    Jurassic Park

    1993 More
    73
  28. 71
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  29. 95
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  30. 122
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  31. 96
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    1979 More
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  32. 11
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  33. 60
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  34. 55
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  35. 107
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    Forrest Gump

    1994 More
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  37. 89
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    1963 More
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    The Godfather

    1972 More
    99
  39. 73
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    1974 More
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  40. 10
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    The Green Mile

    1999 More
    85
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    1994 More
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    The Adjustment Bureau

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  43. 17
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  44. 48
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  45. 87
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    1987 More
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  46. 40
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    1982 More
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  47. 133
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  48. 52
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    1992 More
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  49. 4
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    1962 More
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  50. 127
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