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The Best Movies Based on John Grisham Books

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List RulesOnly movies based on novels by John Grisham.

No one writes a legal thriller for the masses quite like John Grisham. There are several John Grisham books made into movies and one film (The Gingerbread Man) based on one of his unpublished manuscripts. It’s time to reach a verdict and vote up which are the best John Grisham movies. What John Grisham adaptation will make it to the top of the list? Will it be The Firm or one of his more recent adaptations?

The former lawyer hit paydirt with his second legal thriller The Firm when it became the bestselling novel of 1991. It was a no-brainer for that John Grisham book to be turned into a movie. The movie became a massive box office success, solidified Tom Cruise as one of the biggest movie stars in the world, and caught the attention of Hollywood producers looking to capitalize on taut thrillers with a built-in audience. The films below are listed with the years they were released so you can either watch them in chronological order or in order of popularity.

John Grisham movies have always attracted A-List talent. Denzel Washington, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, and Susan Sarandon are just a few of the actors who have starred in his movie adaptations. Additionally, legendary directors like Francis Ford Coppola and Robert Altman have helmed John Grisham movies.

Check out all the films on this John Grisham movie list. Then vote up your favorites and always be on the look out for new John Grisham movies.

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