Top 10 Best Movies Based On Books

The Top Ten

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

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."

Love IT everyone should see these movies

Agree this is number one

2 The Godfather The Godfather Product Image

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.

The movie is the best best

3 The Shawshank Redemption The Shawshank Redemption Product Image

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 is by far my favorite move when it was about to end I couldn't help but want it to keep going that is how good this movie is

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

4 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Product Image

All of the LOTR series movie's were really great (except for Hobbit series) as far accuracy is concerned

5 Gone with the Wind Gone with the Wind Product Image

This one's a classic.

6 The Shining The Shining Product Image


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.

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

7 The Hunger Games The Hunger Games Product Image

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.

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

Hunger game are my favorite book series and I have read them twice

8 Jaws Jaws Product Image

There's a book? I did not realize.

9 Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Product Image
10 Psycho Psycho Product Image

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

I didn't even know this was a book.

The Contenders

11 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Product Image

This movie was AMAZING! I used to not care about it and thought it was overrated but now I see why people like it! The first movie and the sequel was good but as the actors matured over time it started to get boring like an average British movie.

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

The hunger games beats potter? what?!

12 Die Hard Die Hard Product Image

The best book I've ever read

13 The Godfather Part II The Godfather Part II Product Image
14 Jurassic Park Jurassic Park Product Image

My personal third favorite movie of all time.

People, please! How is this not on the list!

15 Fight Club Fight Club Product Image
16 The Outsiders The Outsiders Product Image

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

Yes! this is the best movie and book but mt sister does call me Ponyboy and it is annoying. she also says I act like him. but still its got my vote

17 The Wizard of Oz The Wizard of Oz Product Image

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.

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

18 Forrest Gump Forrest Gump Product Image

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

There actually was a book, but the movie was a lot different

19 The Fox and the Hound The Fox and the Hound Product Image
20 Goodfellas Goodfellas Product Image
21 Charlotte's Web Charlotte's Web Product Image

I like both the book and the movie.

But what about the 1970's one?

22 The Dark Knight The Dark Knight Product Image
23 Apocalypse Now Apocalypse Now Product Image
24 The Lion King The Lion King Product Image
25 Bambi Bambi Product Image
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