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50 Movies Better Than the Books They Are Based On

This list features 50 movies that are better than the book that they are based in ranked in no particular order
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avg. score: 27 of 50 (53%)
required scores: 1, 17, 24, 30, 36 

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1
Forrest Gump (1994)
Forrest Gump (1994)
2
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
3
Fight Club (1999)
Fight Club (1999)
4
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
5
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
6
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
7
Blade Runner (1982)
Blade Runner (1982)
8
Jurassic Park (1993)
Jurassic Park (1993)
10
The Princess Bride (1987)
The Princess Bride (1987)
11
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
12
The Notebook (2004)
The Notebook (2004)
13
American Psycho (2000)
American Psycho (2000)
14
Stand by Me (1986)
Stand by Me (1986)
15
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
16
No Country for Old Men (2007)
No Country for Old Men (2007)
17
L.A. Confidential (1997)
L.A. Confidential (1997)
18
The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather (1972)
19
Election (1999)
Election (1999)
20
Psycho (1960)
Psycho (1960)
21
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
22
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
23
Jackie Brown (1997)
Jackie Brown (1997)
24
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Terms of Endearment (1983)
25
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
26
Children of Men (2006)
Children of Men (2006)
27
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
28
Annihilation (2018)
Annihilation (2018)
29
City of God (2002)
City of God (2002)
30
Mean Girls (2004)
Mean Girls (2004)
31
The Shining (1980)
The Shining (1980)
32
Out of Sight (1998)
Out of Sight (1998)
33
Donnie Brasco (1997)
Donnie Brasco (1997)
34
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
35
Cape Fear (1991)
Cape Fear (1991)
36
Misery (1990)
Misery (1990)
37
Drive (2011)
Drive (2011)
38
The Prestige (2006)
The Prestige (2006)
40
The Thing (1982)
The Thing (1982)
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