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

The best movie of all time in my opinion. - Ihateschool

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 Up

Up was one of the greatest animated movies of all time

4 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

5 The Breakfast Club

Yes! Get it to number 1!

Best 80s movie ever

6 Witness
7 Ferris Bueller's Day Off

This movie pleases me.

...oh. - MoldySock

8 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
9 Star Wars
10 Toy Story

The Contenders

11 Lawrence of Arabia
12 Andrei Rublev
13 Citizen Kane

Why is this only 14? - 445956

14 Monty Python and the Holy Grail
15 Ikiru
16 The Conjuring

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

17 Seven Samurai
18 Raiders of the Lost Ark
19 Monty Python's Life of Brian
20 Ghostbusters
21 Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
22 Tokyo Story
23 The Mirror
24 Toy Story 3
25 The Land Before Time
26 Monsters, Inc.
27 Come and See
28 Finding Nemo
29 Frozen
30 Love Exposure (2008)
31 Modern Times
32 Casablanca
33 Once Upon a Time In the West
34 Blazing Saddles
35 Pan's Labyrinth
36 Home Alone
37 The Karate Kid
38 Men in Black 3
39 Gravity
40 Her
41 The Lost Boys
42 L'avventura
43 Mulholland Drive
44 Lilo & Stitch

One of the very, very, VERY few Disney movies not based on a story of any kind; unlike Frozen, which was based on some fairy tale of some kind.

45 Ice Age
46 Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods
47 Ghost
48 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
49 The Terminator
50 Robocop
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
2. Back to the Future
3. Star Wars
1. Andrei Rublev
2. Ikiru
3. Lawrence of Arabia
1. Pulp Fiction
2. Back to the Future
3. Witness

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