Top Movies Based On Books


The Top Ten

1 The 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."

Agree this is number one

The greatest trilogy basen on noe of the greatest achivments in the history of litteraturen. This movie(s) is basen on the MASTERPEACE Lord of the Rings by JRR TOLKIEN READ THE BOOK I WACTH THE MOVIES

2 The 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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3 The 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

Greatest movie ever - jack2244

4 Fight Club
5 The 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 read the sequel and watched the films also in 1 month.

6 The 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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7 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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

The hunger games beats potter? what?!

Yeah Boi!

8 Gone with the Wind
9 Forrest Gump

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

10 Psycho

I didn't even know this was a book.

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

The Newcomers

? Misery

Definitely! The best psychological thriller ever written! I do prefer the film to the book, though. - Britgirl

The Contenders

11 The Godfather Part II
12 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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

13 Die Hard V 1 Comment
14 Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
15 The 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.

16 The Outsiders

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

17 Jaws
18 Goodfellas
19 The Green Mile

Below divergent and twilight? Not even close

How the hell is Twilight above this? - jack2244

Another favourite of mine. - Britgirl

20 The Notebook

I really loved it based on what my friends said.

Worst movie ever - jack2244

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