Top Movies Based On Books


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1The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King

What's this doing at number 3? This should be number 1! It is colossal! It also has great themes about love, friendship, and life which are executed perfectly.

The best one of the books, and the movies. I cried after finishing the book when Frodo sits in his chair and says,"Well. I'm back."

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2The Godfather

Well, durr this one gets my vote. It's well filmed, well acted, dramatic, and violent. What more could you want?

This movies is an offer we can't refuse. It should be higher on this list.

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3The Shining


Because it has snow in it I told a director at a play audition it was my favorite Christmas movie...

He hasn't called me back. - MoldySock

This is my all time favorite movie basically it is hugely different than the book but there both fantastic.

It's actually a lot more different than the book. Kubrick made a lot of changes to it.

The author of the original book might not like it, but we certainly do

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4The Shawshank Redemption

Why isn't this number 1 if you haven't seen this movie you can't claim to know movies. If you have and don't think it's number 1 you just have bad taste.

This should be number 1 the acting is fabulous and story line is as near to going to jail in the old days yourself

5Fight Club
6The Hunger Games

The hunger games is my favorite book and I got the movie on Blu ray - Ajkloth

Shouldn't even be in the top 30. Better than Psycho, Forrest Gump, and Gone with the Wind? Unbelievable

This was a great book series that was turned into an even better movie series. - Songsta41


I didn't even know this was a book.

Based on a book that was based on a true story.

8Gone with the Wind
9Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

That was the best one out of the series, and they look so adorable as children!

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10Forrest Gump

I didn't even know this was a book, but it was an Amazing movie

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11The Outsiders

This should be in the top ten! One of my favorite movies and books!

12The Wizard of Oz

I'll never understand peoples' preferences for things. WHY IS THE WIZARD OF OZ BELOW TWILIGHT? WHY, PEOPLE? -

I've actually read the book in my class. it's a lot more different than the movie. you people should go read the original book this movie was based on. it's a very good book.

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15Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
16The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
17Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom
18The Fox and the Hound
19Charlotte's Web
20The Godfather Part II
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1. The Shawshank Redemption
2. The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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2. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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