100 Movies That Were Based on Books

A list created by: Lee Sonogan

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Do you sometimes wonder where some movies get their ideas from? There is a lot of answers to that question while books are one important part of it. some of the best movies have come from books. New adaptations of existing concepts and ideas. While some people like to say the books are better this list of movies have the right in being impressive in its own media. There is things in movies that you can not do in books. The following list is of great movies worthy of the time and effort to translate and create the adaptation.

Below the movies and year will be first and on the right will be the book and the year:
  1. The Revenant (2015) – The Revenant (2002)
  2. Edge of Tomorrow (2014) – All you Need Is Kill (2004)
  3. The Imatiation Game (2014) – Alan Turning: The Enigma (1983 )
  4. Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) – The Secret Service – Kingsman (2012)
  5. The Martian (2015) – The Martian (2011)
  6. Black Mass (2015) – (Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, The FBI and a Devil’s Deal (2000)
  7. Psycho (1960) – Psycho (1959)
  8. The Town (2010) – Prince of Theieves (2004) )
  9. Slumdog Millionaire (2009) – Q&A (2005)
  10. Full Metal Jacket (1987) – The short-Timers (1979)
  11. The Hobbit Trilogy (202 – 2014) – The Hobbit (1937)
  12. Fight Club (1999) –  Gight Club (1996)
  13. A Beautiful Mind (2001) – A Beautiful Mind (1998)
  14. Mememto (2000) – Mememto Mori (1959)
  15. Misery (1990) – Misery (1987)
  16. Minority Report (2002) – The Minority Report (1956)
  17. Babe (1995) – The Sheep-Pig (1983)
  18. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) – The Fellowship of the Ring (1954)
  19. 3:10 to Yuma (1957) (2007) – Three-Ten to Yuma (1950)
  20. Planet of The Apes (1968) – La Planète des Singes (1963)
  21. Psyco (1960) – Psycho (1959)
  22. Mystic River (2003) – Mystic River (2001)
  23. Thank You for Smoking (2005) – Thank You for Smoking (1994)
  24. L.A. Confidential (1997) – L.A Confidential (1990)
  25. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) – The Silence of the Lambs (1981)
  26. Sleepy Hollow (1999) – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1820)
  27. Die Hard Nothing (1988) – Lasts Forever (1979)
  28. Rambo: First Blood (1982) – First Blood (1972)
  29. Forrest Gump (1994) – Forrest Gump (1986)
  30. Blade Runner (1982) – Blade Runner(1968)
  31. The Bourne Idenity (2002) – The bourne Identity (1980)
  32. Jurassic Park (1993) – Jurassic Park (1990)
  33. Shrek (2001) – Shrek! (1990)
  34. Jaws (1975) – Jaws (1974)
  35. Cape Fear (1962) (1991) –  The Executioners (1957)
  36. Total Recall (1990) – Total Recall (1966)
  37. The Godfather (1972) – The Godfather (1969)
  38. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) – Interview with the Wampire (1976)
  39. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962)
  40. Dreamcatcher (2003) – Dreamcatcher (2001 )
  41. V for Vendetta (2005) – V for Vendetta (1982-1989)
  42. The Devil’s Advocate (1997) – The Devil’s Advocate (1959)
  43. Secret Window (2004) – Secret Windown, Secret Garden (1990)
  44. The Wicker Man (2006) – The Wicker Man (1978)
  45. Gone Girl (2014) – Gone Girl (2012)
  46. Alice in Wonderland (1951) – Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland(1865)
  47. The Shawshank Redemption (1994) – Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (1982)
  48. Stardust (2007) – Stardust (1999)
  49. Carrie (1976) – Carrie (1974)
  50. The Green Mile (1999) – The Green Mile (1996)
  51. Casino Royale (2006) –  Casino Royale (1953)
  52. The Shining (1980) – The Shining (1977)
  53. Children of Men (2006) – The Children of Men (1992)
  54. World War Z (2013) – World war Z (2006)
  55. Jumanji (1995) – Jumanji (1981)
  56. A Clockwork Orange (1971) – A Clockwork Orange (1962)
  57. No Country for Old Men (2007) – No Country for Old Men (2005)
  58. Red Dragon (2002) – Red Dragon (1981 )
  59. Das Boot (1981) – The Boat (1973)
  60. Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to top Worring ans Love the Bomb (1964) –
  61. The Fly (1958) (1986) – The Fly (1957)
  62. Jack Reacher (2012) – Second Son (2011)
  63. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) – Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (1968)
  64. Atonement (2007) – Atonement (2001)
  65. Million Dollar Baby (2004) –  Rope Burns: Stories from the Corner (2000)
  66. Life of Pi (2012) – Life of Pi (2001)
  67. The Thing (1982) – The Thing (1981)
  68. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1997)
  69. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) – (1981)
  70. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) – Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1971)
  71. Trainspotting (1996) – Trainspotting (1993)
  72. The Birds ( 1963) – The Birds (1952)
  73. Casino Royale (20) – Casino Royale (1973)
  74. Raging Bull (1980) – Raging Bull: My story (1979)
  75. Cool Hand Luke (1967) – Cool Hand Luke (1965)
  76. Donnie Brasco 1997) – Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia (1988)
  77. Schindler’s List (1993) – Schindler’s Ark (1982)
  78. The Exorcist (1973) – The Exorcist (1971)
  79. Catch Me If You Can (2002) –  Catch Me If You Can (1980)
  80. Patriot Games (1992) – Patroit Games (1987)
  81. Blow (2001) – Blow: How a small Town Boy Made $100 Million with the Medellin Cocaine Cartel and Lost it All (1993)
  82. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950)
  83. Scarface (1983) – (1929)
  84. American Psycho (2000) – American Psycho (1991)
  85. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) – To Kill a Mockingbird (1960)
  86. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – The Sentinel (1948)
  87. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) – The Far ide of the World (1984)
  88. Fargo (1996) – Fargo (1994)
  89. The Help (2011) – The Help (2009)
  90. Gangs of New York (2002) – Gangs of New York (1927)
  91. Open Upon a Time in America (1984) – The Hoods (1952)
  92. The Social Network (2010) – The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal (2009)
  93. The Da Vinci Code (2006) – The Da Vinci Code(2003)
  94. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) – (1964)
  95. Stand by Me (1986) – The Body (1982)
  96. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy ( 2005) –  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (1979)
  97. Shutter Island (2010) – Shutter Island (2003)
  98. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) – Man som hatar kvinnor (2005)
  99. I Am Legend (2007) – I Am Legend (1954)
  100. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) – What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1991)

Many book writers have gotten more famous by allowing their stories and ideas to be turned into a feature film.

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