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Top 200 Movies Based on Books

It's always a blessing and a curse to see a great book turned into a movie. Most film adaptations never compare to their book predecessors, yet there's still the thrill of seeing the same story play out in two wildly different versions. And, of course, it's nice to know a story before you see a movie. This year, plenty of movies based on books have hit the big and small screen. Here are the year's best—just read the books before you watch them. Nicole Holofcener directs this adaptation of Ted Thompson's novel, which stars Ben Mendelsohn as a suburban Connecticut who is desperate for a life change—which leads him to quit his job, leave his wife, and spark an unlikely friendship with a teenage drug addict.

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A very highly anticipated movie… not because of the marketing campaign which has been average at best , but because of the rabid and loyal following that the book series has. With that in mind, I thought it would be an appropriate time to put together a top movies list of movies that were based on books. But I say thank goodness gifted screenwriters adapt novels into movies! Now let me emphasize this next point very explicitly. Also, while I did not include Graphic Novels or Comic Books in this list, I do include short stories or novellas since they are usually a part of a single issue collection. Like all movie lists, this one is subjective and in no way authoritative. The main purpose of which is to spark discussion and maybe interest in seeing some of these fantastic films again, or for the first time.

Hollywood often turns to novels and non-fiction books for movie ideas, but sometimes the films are so popular that they overshadow their source material. Here are 20 famous movies you might not know were based on books. Both stories feature NYPD detectives in the middle of a terrorist siege inside of a skyscraper on Christmas Eve in Los Angeles, but a notable difference is that Die Hard features a young version of the main character and a different ending. The novel was first published in and was turned into various film and TV adaptations from nine countries, including the United States, Germany, India, Japan, and Iran. Author David Morrell sold the film rights to his novel First Blood in , shortly after it was published. But the property went through an extensive development period; there were various iterations of the screenplay because of its subject matter and themes surrounding the Vietnam War. The main difference between the book and the movie is its ending.

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