Top Ten Movies Not Based On Books

A look at the best movies not based on another literary form.

The Top Ten

1 Back to the Future

This proves that not all great stories have to be based off of literature.

Nice to see this as #1. I knew you all could do it! - dureckl


2 Pulp Fiction
3 Rocky

I literally clicked on this list just to see if there was such a thing as a movie NOT based on a book.

It's hard to make a list like this because 90% of all movies ever made were somehow someway based on a book.
Rocky, however, is part of the 10% and one of the best

4 The Breakfast Club

Yes! Get it to number 1!

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5 Up

Up was one of the greatest animated movies of all time

6 Witness
7 Ferris Bueller's Day Off

This movie pleases me.

...oh. - MoldySock

8 Toy Story
9 Lawrence of Arabia
10 Andrei Rublev

The Newcomers

? The Karate Kid
? E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

The Contenders

11 Citizen Kane

Why is this only 14? - 445956

12 Star Wars
13 Monty Python and the Holy Grail
14 Home Alone
15 Ikiru
16 Monsters, Inc.
17 Seven Samurai
18 Finding Nemo
19 The Conjuring

Not based on a book, but based on a true story.

20 Monty Python's Life of Brian
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1. Star Wars
2. Home Alone
3. Toy Story
1. Andrei Rublev
2. Ikiru
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